Melbourne-based illustrator Andrew Archer joins us this week to discuss the evolution of his work over the years, the importance of travel on his personal and professional life, and the benefits of working through an agency. Also, basketball. Lots of basketball.Read More
The graphical grandmaster GMUNK returns to drop some more knowledge bombs, this time covering the tough topic of handling criticism and audience feedback, and we go super in-depth into the creative processes behind his music video for Tycho as well as the OFFF title sequence.Read More
Our guest this week is Alex Preston. Alex was born in Hawaii and grew up in Ventura County, acquiring his education at Otis College in southern California. After graduation, he worked at various production and design studios as a freelance creative. He now lives in Los Angeles, where he is hard at work crafting his own creations for your personal enjoyment.
Most recently, Alex's venture success on Kickstarter has allowed him to live out his dream of creating his own video game called "Hyper Light Drifter," which is a 2D Action RPG that combines all the best of the 8-16 bit classics, while utilizing the modernized technology and designs from today. In this podcast, we jump right into Alex's path and personal take on the things he loves, where his source of inspiration comes from, and his exciting accomplishment of being able to make his very own video game.Read More
Kevin Tong is an ambitious freelance illustrator who I've had the pleasure to know for quite some time. In the early stages of his career, he began working on packaging and art direction for toy companies, and now works on his own commission projects. Kevin also creates spectacular limited prints for high profile films, which have been distributed through Mondo.
In this episode, Kevin & I have an open chat about how to keep the things you love in life balanced, how to establish yourself as an artist, and how to keep your creative flow ongoing.Read More
In previous podcasts, I have had the opportunity to speak with industry professionals about their career journey, experiences and struggles, and how they were able to achieve their current position in life.
However, about a month ago, Mike Yakovlev, an avid listener and student from the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, reached out to me and enthusiastically proposed something a bit different. He asked if I could focus my next conversation around the curious mind of an art student and possibly offer guidance on how to navigate through our industry from a student's perspective. So that's exactly what I did!
In this exclusive one-time breakout episode, we exchange common ideas and issues with personal development, reaching goals, and how to find your creative purpose.
During his childhood, Jayse Hansen became a super fanatic for Sci-Fi and cartoons, and this insatiable curiosity forged a path that naturally led him to the world of art and design. Jayse now manages to work from his home office in Las Vegas, and has a powerful portfolio of work from some of the top blockbuster films, like Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Ender's Game, The Avengers, and Iron Man.
Jayse's ability to stay focused and create amazing visuals in our somewhat chaotic workdays of multiple deadlines & projects, and all while building and maintaining positive long-lasting networks, is truly commendable.Read More
Designer GMUNK joins us to discuss his early beginnings, commitment to art and design, psychedelics, inspiration, Chris Cunningham, Tron/Oblivion and "flavor".Read More