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The Creative South Podcast focuses on the “people” behind the design. The best way for us to do that is to talk to people and listen to them share their stories. Not necessarily the stories you hear from the stage, but ones you get when you actually have a conversation with someone. We want to have conversations not only with the presenters and people hosting workshops, but the vendors and attendees. We also want to talk to other creative people, not just the designers, illustrators, and photographers, but the developers, writers, musicians, comedians, chefs and anyone else that uses their creative talent. It's not about being from the South, that's just where we live! If you have suggestions for guests or questions about the show, please reach out to us on Twitter @creativesopod or @jfrostholm, or shoot us an email at jason at creativesouth dot com. #Hugnecks

The Creative South Podcast focuses on the “people” behind the design. The best way for us to do that is to talk to people and listen to them share their stories. Not necessarily the stories you hear from the stage, but ones you get when you actually have a conversation with someone. We want to have conversations not only with the presenters and people hosting workshops, but the vendors and attendees. We also want to talk to other creative people, not just the designers, illustrators, and photographers, but the developers, writers, musicians, comedians, chefs and anyone else that uses their creative talent. It's not about being from the South, that's just where we live! If you have suggestions for guests or questions about the show, please reach out to us on Twitter @creativesopod or @jfrostholm, or shoot us an email at jason at creativesouth dot com. #Hugnecks
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The Creative South Podcast focuses on the “people” behind the design. The best way for us to do that is to talk to people and listen to them share their stories. Not necessarily the stories you hear from the stage, but ones you get when you actually have a conversation with someone. We want to have conversations not only with the presenters and people hosting workshops, but the vendors and attendees. We also want to talk to other creative people, not just the designers, illustrators, and photographers, but the developers, writers, musicians, comedians, chefs and anyone else that uses their creative talent. It's not about being from the South, that's just where we live! If you have suggestions for guests or questions about the show, please reach out to us on Twitter @creativesopod or @jfrostholm, or shoot us an email at jason at creativesouth dot com. #Hugnecks

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English


Episodes

157: Deli Fresh Threads

3/13/2019
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Today I’m talking with Anthony “Biggie” Bencomo of Deli Fresh Threads, a sandwich-centric apparel line based out of Orlando, FL. We chat about how he turned his obsession with sandwiches into a business, using his marketing know how to build a community and hold monthly Sandwich Eat Ups, the importance of building relationships, and what he looks for in the designers he works with, plus a whole lot more.

Duration:00:54:53

156: Mike Jones, Co-Founder of Creative South

2/27/2019
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To kick off the first episode of Feasting on Design, I’m bringing my podcast life full circle and talking with Creative South co-founder and head of design at Aflac, Mike Jones. We sit down and chat about what Creative South has in store for 2019, designing for food packaging, and there is a lot of talk about BBQ. So sit back and break some bread with us on this episode of Feasting On Design.

Duration:00:54:42

155: Ed Roberts

12/19/2018
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This week on the Creative South Podcast I’m talking with Ed Roberts. Ed is a designer and creative strategist. He’s written about InHouse design for How magazine, the HOW design blog, and The Creative Group, spoken at AIGA Lead Con, and served on the boards for InSource and IHAF. We chat about how as a member of an in-house team you can align the way you work with the values of your company without being an order taker, the importance of the in-house design team to be a strategic partner to...

Duration:01:17:34

Feasting On Design

12/12/2018
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Thank you to everyone who has supported the Creative South Podcast for the past 3 years! I'm talking about the future of the Creative South Podcast and announcing Feasting on Design in today's short episode.

Duration:00:05:23

154: Joonbug

12/6/2018
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This week on the Creative South Podcast, I’m talking with Artist, Illustrator, and Designer Lenworth McIntosh, better know as Joonbug. We chat about struggling to fit in as a kid after moving from Jamaica to the United States, how his clothing company Fresh Kaufee lead to him being able to work full time as an illustrator, developing his style through the themes of his work, and more.

Duration:01:34:07

153: Sharlene King

11/21/2018
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This week on the Creative South Podcast, I’m talking with Chicago-based UX Designer Sharlene King. We chat about her struggles after she came out as gay and not being supported by her family, the challenges she faced in school from learning disabilities and dropping out of high school, being on the autism spectrum and how it’s become and asset in her work, and more.

Duration:00:58:05

152: Dian Holton

11/9/2018
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This week on the Creative South Podcast, I’m talking with Deputy Art Director at AARP, Dian Holton. We chat about how moving around as a kid while her dad was in the military allowed her to be open minded and adaptable as an adult, getting into graphic design after planning on going to college for fashion design & becoming interested in news and publication design while in school, how AARP adjusts to an ever changing market and evolving psychographics, getting involved with AIGA an how it’s...

Duration:01:30:33

151: Wande Salako

10/24/2018
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This week on the Creative South Podcast, I’m talking with Boston University Athletics Creative Marketing Specialist, Wande Salako. We chat about how she got into design after a BS in Psychology, and masters of Science in College Student Personnel Administration and Sports Business, working as the lone designer for Boston University Athletics, how she deals with issues that arise from being a black woman in the sports design world, and more.

Duration:01:04:21

150: Oen Hammonds

10/18/2018
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This week on the Creative South Podcast, I’m talking with IBM Design Principle, Oen Hammonds. We chat about how IBM uses design thinking to create more empathy within products and divisions, working outside of the digital realm on side projects as a way to reset your brain, his role with in AIGA Austin and what he’s learned as chapter president, and more.

Duration:01:03:59

149: Carlos Estrada

10/10/2018
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This week on the Creative South Podcast, I’m talking with designer Carlos Estrada. We chat about his interesting path to becoming a designer, how he branched out on his own after years in the publishing world, his role with AIGA’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, and more.

Duration:01:50:00

148: Laura Bee, Alien of Extraordinary Ability

9/19/2018
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This week on the Creative South Podcast, I’m talking with illustrator Laura Bee, of Ghostly Ferns. We chat about going it on her own as a freelancer right out of the gate after university, how Ghostly Ferns got started and how they operate as independent contractors, how she battled depression and what she did to start taking care of herself, and more.

Duration:00:54:54

147: Joseph Salza

9/13/2018
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This week on the Creative South Podcast, I’m talking with Joseph Salza, host of the Grits & Grids Podcast and owner & Creative Director of Vigor Branding, an at Atlanta based firm specializing in restaurant and beverage branding. We chat about starting Vigor right after college and building the business into a 10 person agency—until the recession hit, and he had to go out and find a 9-5 job working for someone else, how his leadership style changes after rebuilding Vigor, how Grits & Grids...

Duration:00:46:29

146: Mekale Jackson

9/5/2018
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This week on the Creative South Podcast, I’m talking with Mekale Jackson, Creative Director for St. Johns University Athletics. We chat about how as an English Lit major he got into Graphic Design by making flyers for his Fraternity, creating a brand with the Red Storm that focuses on the grittiness and culture of New York City, how keeping a disciplined schedule helps him avoid overworking himself and burnout, what he’s learned through mentoring students and interns, and more.

Duration:01:00:14

145: Melinda Livsey

8/29/2018
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This week on the Creative South Podcast, I’m talking with Designer, Melinda Livsey. We chat about how an internship at Oakley turned into a full time job and what she learned in her time as an in-house designer, when she made the turn from viewing herself as a freelance designer and started considering herself a small business owner, how she got hooked up with Chris Do and The Futur and what she’s learned under his coaching, I end up getting some coaching from Melinda for Frostiki, the...

Duration:01:16:07

144: Chin Up, Chinchilla with Beth Stafford and Jeremy Slagle

8/22/2018
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This week on the Creative South Podcast, I’m talking with Author and Designer, Beth Stafford and Illustrator and Designer, Jeremy Slagle about their upcoming children’s book, “Chin up, Chinchilla.” We get a bit of Beth and Jeremy’s backgrounds, Talk about how Beth came up with the idea for the book, how Jeremy got involved with the illustrations, Creating emotion in the characters expressions, and discuss the Kickstarter campaign for "Chin Up, Chinchilla."

Duration:01:01:28

143: Chris Thomas - Leader by Design

8/15/2018
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This week on the Creative South Podcast, I’m talking with UX designer, Chris Thomas. We chat about how he went from dropping out of HVAC school to playing Harmonica in touring bands to his career in UX Design, How working as a designer at churches taught him how to think about UX design through the customers eyes, the importance of design leadership and being intentional in your designs, and more.

Duration:01:21:10

142: Douglas Davis, Creative Strategy and the Business of Design

8/8/2018
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This week on the Creative South Podcast, I’m talking with designer, educator, and author of “Creative Strategy and the Business of Design,” Douglas Davis. Douglas and I chat about how a kid with no plans to go to college ended up with two masters degrees and as chair of his department at New York City College of Technology, struggling with addiction for years and how having a front row seat to seeing the planes hit the World Trade Center on 9/11 helped cement his sobriety, learning from your...

Duration:01:13:17

141: David Brier

8/1/2018
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This week on the Creative South Podcast, I’m talking with designer and author of “Brand Intervention,” David Brier. David and I chat about studying under Ed Benguiat and working for Herb Lubalin and the level of crafter he learned from them, how he defines brand and how he simplifies the concept of brand, helping clients take ownership of and tell their stories, and more.

Duration:01:14:56

140: Amber Vitoria

7/25/2018
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This week on the Creative South Podcast, I’m talking illustrator Amber Vittoria. Amber and I chat about focusing her illustrations to celebrate the diversity of the female form, why she chooses to create art and illustrations that speak to issues women face, exploring new illustration styles, experimenting with painting, and more.

Duration:01:04:03

139: Mitch Goldstein

7/18/2018
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This week on the Creative South Podcast, I’m talking designer and educator Mitch Goldstein. We chat about being dialed into architecture early on in undergrad before being asked to take an extended break from college, how getting into RISD changed his life and lead him to where he is now, how teaching has helped him continue learning & expand his private practice, how the over use of design as problem solving is a self aggrandizing dialogue, and more.

Duration:01:00:55