Mountain Dew. Greenlabelart.com. Steve’s book (a little). My book (more than is healthy). Art Backwash. The Olympics. London 2012. Death Race vs. North by Northwest. This show runs the gamut on just about every possible graphic design end-of-summer topic we could possibly come up with. Steve and Donovan ambush me on my own illustrative-children’s-novella, I do my best to answer questions without coming across as a total jerk. Hopefully I cannot has FAIL on that task. The last 120 seconds are a mind-blowing ratta-tat-tat of topic transitions and teases that must be heard to be believed. Also I think we’re going to do more movie reviews, too. Thanks for listening, as always
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…summer isn’t over, they will lie to you, they will tell you it’s true, but summer isn’t over…
Hello internets! We’d like to take a moment to welcome ourselves back to you! We welcome social-networking genius and web 2.0 savant David Kadavy back to the show to chat for a pleasant 34 minutes about social networking and entrepreneurial instinct of designers. We also spend a solid 5 to 10 minutes with the most pointless Mountain Dew Taste Test of all time (Not Halo Mt. Dew = FAIL).
If you’re in the Omaha area this weekend (August 15-17, 2008), this is your chance to go to the best free conference of the year – BarCamp Omaha.
Nate and I first heard of these BarCamps last month (I guess they are now being hosted all over the country), and it was a bit weird trying to wrap our heads around the concept, but we listened, and we liked it. So much so that we’ve been helping out on the one in Omaha.
The idea is simple – a bunch of creatives (mostly programmers and designers) get together and decide in the morning what each of them wants to talk about. The day is then broken into thirty-minute speeches given by the attendees. It’s like going to see over a dozen people talk about their passion and projects while you speak about yours.
Nate and I will be giving the presentation we gave last month to AIGA Iowa about “Blogging, Podcasting + Design” and encouraging designers who attend to bring their portfolios (or at least a project) to share.
Bring camping gear and stay for the weekend, or just stop by for the speeches on Saturday. Meet creatives that you can relate to, it should be a blast. Registration is now online. And it’s free.
For everyone wondering what happened to the show, never fear! We’ll be back next Wednesday, August 13, with our special guest and friend David Kadavy to talk about networking for graphic designers. Until then, kick up your feet and enjoy the summer vacation!
Just making sure you know we’re still here,
Nate and Donovan