Welcome to Season 8 of The Reflex Blue Show! No idea what we have planned for this season, but we’ve started it anyway.
On this episode we invite Ashley McFeely and Joe Sparano to talk about what they’re doing now – going for that Master’s. Joe left the state – Ashley had to continue into a related field to stay in the city. What’s it like to continue on the education path, and why would you do it as a designer? We speak of these things and more. Enjoy.
Brent has been the Design Camp stage host / MC / one of the committee for the past four years, and he was great. Just listening to him, you can tell he’s a natural in front of an audience and a microphone. If I was in charge of a conference, I would put Brent right at the top of the list to MC – regardless of what kind of conference it was.
So, we speak Design Camp, branding a restaurant, YYES, and more.
Wow, that kind of also wraps up Season 7 of The Reflex Blue Show, we’ll be back in 2015 with Season 8…
We speak of his illustrations for Dexter, Lost, Breaking Bad, and more. And then we speak about Start Wars and Superman.
The second of four interviews (not including the recap) from AIGA Minnesota’s Design Camp is with a few of the people from Studio on Fire – Ben Levitz, Sam Michaels, and Steven Senger. we speak of specialty printing, designing and printing in the same building, and more. When Ben Lueders covered Design Camp for us in 2012, he also recorded a show with the studio, but with a slightly different cast.
Nate Voss is a designer, illustrator, talkshow host and design journalist. Working in Omaha since 2001, Nate served four years on the Board of Directors for AIGA Nebraska and currently teaches design for Metropolitan Community College in addition to his freelance work. Nate has interviewed design luminaries such as Kit Hinrichs, Debbie Millman, Joe Duffy, Marian Bantjes, Chip Kidd, Ann Willoughby, and many others. Currently, Nate's work can be seen here at 36Point.com, where he maintains the webcomic 1PT.Rule and hosts The Reflex Blue Show, as well as at his home site Vossome.com.
In 2009, Nate became the only person to guest host Design Matters with Debbie Millman, a leading industry talkshow focusing on design and contemporary culture. Nate has also illustrated two children's books, The Legend of Lil' Red and Tiny and His Big Adventures.
Donovan oversees all creative development at Eleven19 Communications, Inc., where he also serves as an owner. He received a bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication & Design from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
His background in visual communications, web design, and creative concepts were put to good use when he was the chief web designer at Union Pacific and the corporate identity and web designer at Nexterna. He’s lectured on web design at Creighton University, taught visual communications at Metropolitan Community College and proudly served seven years on the board of directors for AIGA Nebraska. In 2009, Donovan was appointed by Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey to a three-year term on the Omaha Public Art Commission.
Donovan’s work has appeared in Print, STEP Inside Design and Coupe magazines, the books Graphic: Inside the Sketchbooks of the World's Great Graphic Designers, Becoming a Graphic Designer: A Guide to Careers in Design, 100 Habits of Successful Freelance Designers, A Designer’s Research Manual: Succeed in Design by Knowing Your Clients and What They Really Need, and The Best of Business Card Design 9. His work has been recognized with numerous design awards and is included in the permanent collection of the Chicago Design Archive.