David Sherwin of frog joins us for the last of the seven shows we recorded from the 2011 HOW Conferences in Chicago. A big thanks goes out to the staff at HOW for helping us secure an interview room, and allowing us to walk around the closing evening events with a microphone recording our daily recaps. Great people at the organization.
As for David, he works for one of the big shops, and speaks some about their work, some about his sweet book – Creative Workshop: 80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design Skills, a bit about his ChangeOrder blog, and some about help in setting up the upcoming HOW Interactive Conference (November 2-4, 2011 in San Francisco).
For those of you that really pay attention to the show, obviously the interview we planned to follow up last week’s show with James Victore somehow did not happen. Not sure what happened – hey, that HOW Conference can be nuts – trying to keep a schedule straight with all that is going on, well, if one guest out of seven doesn’t show up, it’s not the worst thing.
Actually, we still ended up with seven interviews. I was sneaking into the back row of Mig Reyes‘ talk (once again you groups out there – you need to book Mig to talk, he is really getting good at this speaking thing), and I run into James Victore (just hours after we spoke with him), and he said something like “hey Donovan, you need Jessica on your show. Hey Jessica, you need to be on his show.” So, I sat down, we looked at schedules, and we recorded a podcast with Jessica Hische the next day.
Jessica speaks about her work in lettering, her daily drop cap site, her chart on if you should work for free, her i can haz art school site, putting more online about her self than she should, and more.
Next week we’ll launch the last of our Howlive interviews and go back to our regular bi-weekly(ish) schedule. In the meantime, enjoy the show, and be sure to check out the amazing work of Jessica Hische.
James Victore has one of the best looking books I have seen in the past few years out right now showcasing his work. Victore or, Who Died and Made You Boss?, designed by Paul Sahre, and printed with enough ink to kill a man is obviously the first thing we need to talk about.
After recording this, I told some friends they NEEDED to see this guy talk the next day at HOWlive. I am told he did not disappoint, and delivered a presentation much like his work: one that makes you want to do better work – and work that matters.