We bring back Chris Kelly and Aaron Stubbe to discuss red flags – when looking for a design job, as well as when realizing you need to be looking for a design job.
We also speak about what we find as the new ‘cool projects’. Enjoy.
It’s our eight (eleventh (xi!) for those hanging around since the BADCast days) yearly check out some ads during the football game. This is always one of the most fun shows to record – I hope it comes off as such. Once again, Tom Nemitz leads a discussion with myself, Kassy Dorsey, Steve Gordon, Chris Kelly, and Ashley McFeely. Enjoy.
What better way to kick off Season 9 of The Reflex Blue Show than with James Victore? We recorded this just over a week ago when James was sitting in a pile of boxes preparing to move from his studio of a dozen years in Brooklyn (above is the ‘adios’ drawing he put on Instagram). As I type this, he’s in a truck to Texas for the next adventure.
We also speak briefly about HOW Live in Atlanta this May, and his upcoming talk, “The Things that Made You Weird as a Kid Make You Great Today.” Enjoy.
AIGA Minnesota’s Design Camp was solid from start to finish (hopefully we do it even partial justice during these podcasts) – and a lot of it was just how diverse the speaker selection was. Our final (of 5 interviews we recorded while there) is with a CSS animation expert they brought in – Val Head.
Well, we speak CSS animation, front-end coding, and why these should possibly be something you either know, or have a working knowledge of as a designer.
We will be back soon with the launch of season 9 of the Reflex Blue Show. Thanks for listening!
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.