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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Thank you to JakPrints for sponsoring this episode.

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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Thank you to Jakprints for sponsoring this episode.

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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88: Becky Margraf

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Thanks to JakPrints for sponsoring this episode.

Right now, Jakprints is offering 4-day turnaround on their most popular apparel products. That’s 4-days, with no rush fees, no hassle and no BS. With apparel from popular brands like American Apparel, Next Level, Gildan, Alstyle and more starting as low as $3.99 each – now is the time to take advantage of this great offer. Visit JAK.INK/4DAYS to order your apparel today.

Today, I talk with Becky Margraf. Becky is the Platform Manager for DIY.org, an online learning community for kids. She's well-known for her 100-day projects involving felt faces and most recently her felt pockets series. We talk about how her career path led her from majoring in Graphic design to running DIY.org, wanting to work on things that make a difference, working on personal projects as a creative outlet and an emotional anchor during a stressful year, and more, all right after this.

You can find out more about Becky on Twitter @BeckyMargraf 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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87: Lunar Saloon

Thanks to JakPrints for sponsoring this episode. Right now, Jakprints is offering 4-day turnaround on their most popular apparel products. That’s 4-days, with no rush fees, no hassle and no BS. With apparel from popular brands like American Apparel, Next Level, Gildan, Alstyle and more starting as low as $3.99 each – now is the time to take advantage of this great offer. Visit JAK.INK/4DAYS to order your apparel today.

Thanks to JakPrints for sponsoring this episode.

Right now, Jakprints is offering 4-day turnaround on their most popular apparel products. That’s 4-days, with no rush fees, no hassle and no BS. With apparel from popular brands like American Apparel, Next Level, Gildan, Alstyle and more starting as low as $3.99 each – now is the time to take advantage of this great offer. Visit JAK.INK/4DAYS to order your apparel today.

Today, I talk with Alex and Meg Griendling of Lunar Saloon. We talk about how Lunar Saloon was born, the pros and cons of working together as a couple, the business of running a studio, balancing client work with designing products, and more.

You can find out more about Lunar Saloon on Twitter @LunarSaloon and be sure to check out the links in the show notes for more ways to keep up with Alex and Meg. 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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86: Dina Rodriguez

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Thanks to Jakprints for sponsoring this episode. 

Welcome to the Creative South Podcast! I’m your host, Jason Frostholm. Today, I talk with hand lettering artist and designer, Dina Rodriguez. We talk about her experience at Pratt during High School, moving to Portland with her boyfriend based on their shared love for the TV show Portlandia, streaming on Twitch, working on her year of education that stemmed from a lull in client work, and more, all right after this.

You can find out more about Dina on Twitter @Lettershoppe 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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85: Nikki Villagomez

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Thanks to JakPrints for sponsoring this episode.

Today, I talk with Designer Nikki Villagomez. We talk about her career path, working in-house and serving on AIGA’s In-house INitiative board, how culture affects typography, and more, all right after this.

You can find out more about Nikki on Twitter @Nikki_vz 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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