Editing these podcasts from HOW Live almost makes me think we’re back in Boston. And that would be a good thing, as the event always goes by way too quickly.
This week, Ben Lueders and I talk to riCardo Crespo about his current work at 20th Century Fox and his previous work at Mattell. For those who are keeping track, that means today’s guest has worked on two of the things I love to talk about – toys, and The Simpsons (that’s my pug Homer in the picture above). And he works in the Die Hard building? You know we had fun recording this one.
HOW Live in Boston may have been over for the past month, but we’re just getting started here on The Reflex Blue Show, with the first of seven podcasts we recorded while there.
One of the great things about these conferences is the chance to meet some really talented and amazing individuals in person. I first met Melissa Morris Ivone back when she was handing out Operation Nice stickers to people at conferences, and figured it was about time we helped her spread the nice word. That and she was speaking this time. And her talk had the greatest tile of any given at the conference: “How to Survive Your Soul Crushing Day Job.” Maybe the greatest title out of any of the conferences I have been to.
Stefan Mumaw, no stranger to the show, also sits in to discuss traveling to conferences, the two talks he was giving, helping with a workshop that Von Glitschka was doing, and helping Ben and I give out some truly awful advice throughout this episode. Enjoy, and we will be back next show with riCardo Crespo, talking about his work at 20th Century Fox and Mattell.
Earlier this year we launched 36 Pints – an after work meet-up event for Omaha area designers (hope to see everyone tomorrow at Jake’s Cigars & Spirits). Right after we announced it, Ryan told us we needed a lunch event. Turns out, we kind of already had one.
Omaha designer Russ Messerley had stopped by The Reflex Blue Show recording studio and grabbed lunch with Ben Lueders and I last August. Ben and I decided we needed a reason to have lunch with local area creatives, and @11:19 was born.
What is @11:19? It goes like this:
- The creative team at Eleven19 (Donovan Beery and Ben Lueders) stops by your office OR you / your team stop by the Eleven19 office (your preference) at around 11:19am.
- A short studio tour / introduction / chat occurs
- Everyone grabs lunch together at a nearby venue
And that’s it. If you are in the area, and are a creative team [in-house / studio / whatever] or run a freelance design shop, we’d love an excuse to grab lunch. Email donovan [at] eleven19 [dot] com.
We’ll keep details of past lunches, and the above event description on the official @11:19 page. And thanks to those who’ve already participated, it’s been a great time!
When we heard that design blogger Dave Seliger (from Core 77) was planning to stop by Omaha as a part of his “Route 77” road trip, we knew that we needed to have him on the podcast. Sure enough, Dave agreed to an afternoon interview in between visiting other Omaha-based designers and giving a talk for the Nebraska AIGA chapter. The result was a crazy/impromptu podcast (is there another kind?!)- where we surprised Dave with the fact that people actually live in Omaha Nebraska.
Check out Dave’s personal blog here: www.cargocollective.com/daveseliger
Follow Dave’s Core 77 blog posts here: www.core77.com
Last year while at HOW Live in Chicago, we were fortunate enough to record a podcast with James Victore (The Reflex Blue Show #77). Victore was still on a sort of book tour (one with so much ink, it may just now be dry, but a gorgeous book it is), and also just announcing an event he was calling The Dinner Series.
A year later, we catch up with Victore via Skype, and discuss The Dinner Series (he is just about to host the third in the series), and his other big event, James Victore Presents: Take This Job & Love It. This one day symposium is sure to be a blast, just discussing the idea of it was a pure enjoyment for Ben and I. If any of our listeners make it to New York for the event on September 29, 2012, please report back to us – we would love to get thoughts from the audience. It’s limited to 200 and offers to “ignite your path to personal greatness and access a higher level of badass-dom.” I would expect no less from James Victore, Inc.
We’ll be back next week with the 1st of 7 interview shows we recorded while at HOW Live in Boston last month. First up? Melissa Morris Ivone and Stefan Mumaw. Ben dropped the entire guest list on his post for the Day 5 Recap for those paying attention (not in order though, so stay tuned). For those with good math skills, you may have just figured out that show #100 is already recorded. It’s weird to think, but I guess it is, and we’ll be ending Season 5 with that one in 7-10 weeks. Then onto Season 6 in 2013!