Amanda Hoklin and Megan Timanus stop by to speak about design portfolios. Megan is an instructor at University of Nebraska Omaha, while Amanda has been teaching the portfolio class at Metropolitan Community College for the past seven years or so.
We discuss why we still like printed portfolios, whether to build or buy, what projects are still good, the importance of a resume, and more.
Bre Phelan is starting up a cat cafe in Omaha! In just a few months, Felius opens in downtown Omaha, and we talk about opening a cat cafe, starting up a non-profit, and of course her current day job of revolutionizing banner ads.
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).
Luke Bolin, Coban Rudish, and Dillion Wheelock of Edison Creative have been doing animation for a while – but nothing like The Axiom Chronicles. After years of telling stories for others (which they are still doing), they decided to also take on a massive story of their own – going from a production house to making their own animated show.
We talk about The Axiom Chronicles, its associated KickStarter, what they have learned, passion projects, and more.
Ben Lueders and Erin Pille of Fruitful Design stopped by to discuss something or another about design – but my attendance at an SEGD Omaha event ended with a free MTN Dew ICE – and thus plans had to change. We taste test the ICE; original DEW; as well as the white, green and black label varieties.
I have no idea why it took this many years since our last true taste testing, but it was a fun show.