Justin Ahrens of Rule29, one of my favorite guests, joins the Reflex Blue Show to discuss his Design Of podcast, Wheels 4 Water, Designing for Good, AIGA (Justin just joined the National Board), and the coming up way too soon and yet not soon enough HOW Design Live 2017 in Chicago (where he will once again be a speaker).
One of my favorite things about recording this show has been the ability to get to talk with some really great guests, and a lot of them. Somehow or another, Justin has been the only person, other than myself, to make at least one appearance on every season we’ve had, so I thank him for his availability, willingness, and ability to be able to talk about such a wide variety of design topics over the years.
And when it comes to things that seemed to have come along way too soon, I guess this is the beginning of our tenth(!) season of The Reflex Blue Show. Along with the two-plus seasons of The Be A Cast we did before this, November marked eleven years of podcasting – hard to fathom that when Nate Voss, Tom Nemitz, and I first launched that episode back in 2005 – but the calendar keeps moving.
And, a huge thanks to Cody Fenske for designing the podcast all new artwork for Season 10 (and as in the past, it may last a season or two more). He also designed some stickers (you know we love stickers around here) for the occasion, so if you see me throughout the year, be sure to ask for one.
Now? We catch up with Sean to discuss a bit of the past – as well as his current work in creating the Graphic Design Graduate Program at ArtCenter, his Lynda.com video courses, and his personal site – Burning Settlers Cabin.
Bill Gardner of Gardner Design specializes in logos. Well, that’s an understatement. Bill is the man behind the site with over 240,000 logos – LogoLounge.com, co-authored 14 LogoLounge books, has does yearly Logo Trends Reports since 2003, and records logo courses at Lynda.com.
I met with Bill at HOW Design Live in Atlanta, and we speak about, well, logos. And LogoLounge, the Lynda.com courses, the trends reports, and more. Also, a big shout out to Katie Jo Huckins who designed the Kremer Funeral Home logo while working with me at Eleven19 – it ended up in the 2016 Trends Report. Enjoy.
AIGA Medalist Kit Hinrichs was speaking at HOW Design Live in Atlanta, and I took the opportunity to sit down and chat with him about many of the things he’s been up to – Sappi’s The Standard, his flag collection (now known as the Stars & Stripes Foundation (you know it’s a real collection when you create a foundation for it)), Obsessions No. 1 and No. 2, the 365 Calendar, and more. Enjoy.
Photo above is my grandfathers’s flag that I mention in the show.
Terri Trespicio has appeared many times on Martha Stewart’s Show, gave an amazing TEDxKC talk on why you should stop searching for your passion, and was speaking at HOW Design Live in Atlanta – obviously it was only a matter of time before she became a guest on The Reflex Blue Show.
We speak about building your personal brand, how to communicate your brand, and more. Enjoy.
Photo above is Terri on the TEDxKC stage.