Robin Fitzgerald, CCO at BBDO Atlanta, was back in Nebraska to speak at AAF Omaha’s Meet the Pros. I stopped by a couple hours before her presentation, and we discussed both of us actually attending Meet the Pros while in school, her career path to date (starting out in Omaha as a copywriter at Bozell), and her path to Atlanta.
Big thanks to AAF Omaha for lining this up, and congrats to them for another amazing event (and something like the 57th year of Meet the Pros).
Amy Schwartz (Design Director at Cards Against Humanity) joins us to talk about, well, Cards Against Humanity. Recorded during AAF Omaha‘s Meet the Pros, we also chat about getting that first job in design and other advice for recent graduates. Cody Fenske once again joins in to co-host. Enjoy.
When I first heard that world-renown “Drawsigner” and long-time RBS friend, Von Glitschka was starting to charge 5 dollars for custom logos – I did a double-take. “How could this be?” Then I saw what he called this new design product: “5ive Minute Logo“. Brilliant. Donovan and I could instantly see what Von was doing: poking fun at some of the online “logo mills”, showing-off some of his amazing creative abilities, and having a heck of a lot of fun doing so.
After his keynote speech at Meet the Pros 2013, Donovan and I kidnapped Von and interviewed him in our secret design lair. Tune in to this week’s podcast to hear more about 5ive Minute Logos, logo mills, Meet the Pros and Von’s awesome design books.
– Ben Lueders
(NOTE: Both the RBS image and the Von Extravaganza image are 5ive Minute Logo originals! And yes, we realize that Von misspelled podcast in the graphic – but hey, that’s what we get for paying 5 bucks for a logo, right?)
Every year AAF Omaha hosts Meet the Pros – an awesome two-day conference that brings top-notch professionals from all around the region and country, to inspire the next generation of designers and advertisers. One of this year’s pros was Stefan Mumaw – prolific author and frequent guest on The Reflex Blue Show. We invited Stefan to a morning podcast at the colorful Eleven19 headquarters in Midtown Omaha – just blocks from the Scott Conference Center.
It’s always a pleasure chatting with Stefan – and this time he had a lot to chat about:
- His talk at Meet the Pros
- His new Book (Creative Bootcamp)
- His talk at the upcoming HOW Design Live Conference in San Francisco.
- Meeting Gary Busey
Please enjoy this lively conversation with this inspiring designer – and long-time friend.
In tough times, it can often be pretty rough to get up in a front of a crowd of and deliver a positive, uplifting message of hope, especially when that crowd will soon become hungry, hungry competitors for a dwindling pool of client resources. Nevertheless, Donovan and I will once again be speaking today at Meet the Pros, where we will attempt to do just that. We have labored intensely, fashioning a product to sufficiently numb their minds of the sheer dread of our industry at the moment, and we shall help guide them to the light that by the time they graduate, companies will probably be hiring again. In fact, right now is probably one of the best times to be a student in recent memory.
The fruits of this labor will be available for your viewing and listening pleasure Wednesday.