Posts tagged Design
Ep. 136 - Nidia Dias

Art Director Nidia Dias joins us this week to discuss her origins from Portugal, her undying passion for doing personal projects, and the inspiration derived from working with other artists.

We also get into her fascination with album artwork and movie posters, how much of a workaholic she is, and try to figure out what's going on with all of the shoe porn in the motion graphics industry.

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Ep. 103 - Jon McKellan

BAFTA-winning game designer and UI artist for Alien: Isolation Jon McKellan joins us this week to discuss his process for treading the work/life balance, the fleeting nature of life, and his adventures as a teacher.

Jon also shares a ton of excellent insight to his contributions to Alien: Isolation, including the differences in building UI vs UX, challenges he faced along the way, and his persistence to overcome them.

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Ep. 97 - Adi Shankar

Adi Shankar, the mastermind producer of films such as DreddThe Grey, and Killing Them Softly joins us this week to talk about his early start in the industry, the complicated business of financing a film, handling peer pressure and the importance of being your authentic self.

Adi also shares a lot of wonderful details about his Bootleg Universe, which independently recently released a very R-rated POWER/RANGERS reboot, as well as a Punisher short starring Thomas Jane, and a Dredd cartoon series.

This episode is brought to you by Maxon, who will be hosting a great booth at this year's NAB Conference in Las Vegas from April 13 - 16. Check out all of the presentations, participate in a live chat, sign up for raffles, and more at

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Ep. 96 - Noah Bradley

Legendary artist Noah Bradley joins us this week to discuss how he maximizes his productivity, the folly of modern-day art school, and shares some alternatives to learning, including some of his wonderful workshops and courses.

Plenty of wonderful tangents in this episode including the importance of exercising and being physically active, spirituality and how it influences Noah’s work, and the importance of giving back to the community.

This episode is brought to you by Maxon, who will be hosting a great booth at this year's NAB Conference in Las Vegas from April 13 - 16. Check out all of the presentations, participate in a live chat, sign up for raffles, and more at

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Ep. 20 - Jake Sargeant

This episode is the much anticipated 'Round 2' of my conversations with Jake Sargeant, where we focus our talks around the freelance lifestyle.  In this follow-up, we provide a more in-depth discussion about how to break down some of the vital elements to keeping your work/life balance healthy, supporting our creative community, and quite a few other helpful suggestions that we didn't get a chance to discuss in the last chat.

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Ep. 14 - Scott Robertson

Scott Robertson has an amazing amount of career experience that spans more than two decades. He has taught at the prestigious Art Center for many years with a customized curriculum designed around his own creations and creative path. Scott also owns and manages Design Studio Press, which distributes a multitude of great books featuring the works and creative journey of talented artists. He thrives on trying new things and pushing his abilities to maximum levels, but regardless of how busy he gets, Scott still dedicates time to help his students and friends.

Scott Robertson is a prime example of how to successfully keep your life filled with passion and challenges. It's a great honor to have him on this podcast, and I extend a massive amount of gratitude to Scott for taking time to have this chat.

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Ep. 12 - Maciej Kuciara

Maciej Kuciara is one of the leading talents in the field of concept design.  He has worked on various feature film projects, including Jupiter Ascending and Seventh Son, as well as numerous major games projects, such as The Last of Us, Crysis, and Crysis 2. Coming from humble beginnings in Poland, Maciej has developed an incredible work ethic and dedication to his craft.  He shines on everything he sets his mind to and is an unstoppable force in our industry. Maciej and I have a great chat about his journey, his thoughts on today's film and concept process, and how he manages to keep himself motivated and inspired.

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Ep. 11 - Tim Tadder

Seasoned photographer Tim Tadder joins us to discuss his creative journey of how he found himself capturing photos of the world around him.  He has built an impressive career working with a multitude of high-profile clients, while also managing to devote quality time to family and personal time to keep his creative soul happy.

Tim shares his thoughts on keeping that work/life balance, being able to maintain a creative flow, and how to avoid getting caught in a destructive downward spiral.

Tim Tadder proudly leads by example, and welcomes the challenge of altering perceptions in our industry.

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