96: Mackey Saturday

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Today on the Creative South Podcast, I talk with Mackey Saturday. Mackey is the designer behind the logos of some of the biggest names in tech like Instagram and Oculus, as well as a principal at the world renowned Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv in New York City. I talk about him getting a BFA in Metal Working, starting his freelance business and growing it to where he was working with some of the best-known brands in the world, what his process is when designing for companies at scale, how his partnership with CGH came about, and more.

You can find out more about Mackey on Twitter @Saturday and be sure to check out the links in the show notes for more ways to keep up with him. You can keep up with the podcast on Twitter and Facebook @CreativeSoPod, and follow Creative South on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @CreativeSouthGA or over at CreativeSouth.com, and I’m @jfrostholm on Dribbble, Twitter, and Instagram.

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95: Bryce Komae

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Today on the Creative South Podcast, I talk with Bryce Komae. Bryce is the Design Lead for Fishermen Labs, a Los Angeles based mobile app development studio. We talk about him starting college as a gerontology major, before switching to studying business after chemistry kicked his butt, teaching himself design while working on a documentary that turned into a non-profit, Designing for Virtual and Augmented Realities and the exciting challenges that come with emerging tech, and more.

You can find out more about Bryce on Twitter @bkomae and be sure to check out the links in the show notes for more ways to keep up with her. You can keep up with the podcast on Twitter and Facebook @CreativeSoPod, and follow Creative South on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @CreativeSouthGA or over at CreativeSouth.com, and I’m @jfrostholm on Dribbble, Twitter, and Instagram.

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94: Meg Robichaud

Today on the Creative South Podcast, I talk with Meg Robichaud. Meg is illustration lead for Shopify, a customizable e-commerce platform. We talk about finding her way as a freelancer right after college and building that business, how a freelance contract and some gentle nudging led Meg to her role at Shopify, her travel adventures, what she learned from them, and more.

You can find out more about Meg on Twitter @MegDraws and be sure to check out the links in the show notes for more ways to keep up with her. You can keep up with the podcast on Twitter and Facebook @CreativeSoPod, and follow Creative South on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @CreativeSouthGA or over at CreativeSouth.com, and I’m @jfrostholm on Dribbble, Twitter, and Instagram.

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93: Adé Hogue

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Today on the Creative South Podcast, I talk with Adé Hogue. Adé is a free lance designer and Lettering Artist based in Chicago. We chat about starting college as a civil engineering major, until physics kicked his butt, coming up in the industry working for the founder of Cards Against Humanity and different agencies, how a 30-day lettering project helped Adé push himself creatively and eventually led to him going out on his own, and more, all right after this.

You can find out more about Adé on Twitter @adehogue and be sure to check out the links in the show notes for more ways to keep up with him. You can keep up with the podcast on Twitter and Facebook @CreativeSoPod, and follow Creative South on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @CreativeSouthGA or over at CreativeSouth.com, and I’m @jfrostholm on Dribbble, Twitter, and Instagram.

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92: Andy Vitale

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Today on the Creative South Podcast, I talk with Andy Vitale, a UX Design Principal for 3M’s Healthcare division. Andy and I start off talking about his winding career path, from a professional wrestler after dropping out of college, to his time working for the tabloids after 9/11 when his office building was exposed to anthrax, to his current role with 3M. Then we move into how building empathy leads to better design outcomes, bringing your own seat to the table, and more, all right after this.

You can find out more about Andy on Twitter @andyvitale and be sure to check out the links in the show notes for more ways to keep up with him. You can keep up with the podcast on Twitter and Facebook @CreativeSoPod, and follow Creative South on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @CreativeSouthGA or over at CreativeSouth.com, and I’m @jfrostholm on Dribbble, Twitter, and Instagram.

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91: Luke Flowers

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Today, I talk with Luke Flowers. Luke is an incredible illustrator based in Colorado Springs. We sit down and talk about how his early love for Scholastic books kickstarted his desire to be an illustrator, defining your own style, the process and challenges that come with writing and illustrating a children’s book, and more, all right after this.

You can find out more about Luke on Twitter @lafcreative and be sure to check out the links in the show notes for more ways to keep up with him. You can keep up with the podcast on Twitter and Facebook @CreativeSoPod, and follow Creative South on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @CreativeSouthGA or over at CreativeSouth.com, and I’m @jfrostholm on Dribbble, Twitter, and Instagram.

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90: Real Thread's Jordan Schiller

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Today, I talk with Jordan Schiller. Jordan is the Director of Growth at Real Thread. We do something a bit different here and talk about how you can better serve your clients by listening to them and building empathy for their needs. Jordan and I discuss the importance of goal setting, five steps to properly establishing goals, ways to move past and learn from failure, and more, all right after this.

You can find out more about Jordan on Twitter @JordanSchiller and be sure to check out the links in the show notes for more ways to learn about Real Thread. You can keep up with the podcast on Twitter and Facebook @CreativeSoPod, and follow Creative South on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @CreativeSouthGA or over at CreativeSouth.com, and I’m @jfrostholm on Dribbble, Twitter, and Instagram.

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89: Bob Ewing

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Today, I talk with Bob Ewing. Bob is a designer, illustrator and lettering artist from Indianapolis. He’s best known for his daily lettering project and Inch X Inch, the button company he started with his friend Drew Hill. We talk about his circuitous path to being a designer after dropping out of architecture school, why he started on his lettering adventure, why he and Drew started Inch X Inch, the challenges of running a business, and more, all right after this.

You can find out more about Bob on Twitter @BobEwing_ and be sure to check out the links in the show notes for more ways to keep up with him. You can keep up with the podcast on Twitter and Facebook @CreativeSoPod, and follow Creative South on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @CreativeSouthGA or over at CreativeSouth.com, and I’m @jfrostholm on Dribbble, Twitter, and Instagram.

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