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Hi-Res is a one-on-one podcast with creatives in the Philadelphia advertising community about the experiences that have helped shape their careers and influence their work. New episodes post on Tuesdays, every two weeks. Follow HiRes on Twitter @hirespod and catch up on past episodes at www.hirespod.com

Hi-Res is a one-on-one podcast with creatives in the Philadelphia advertising community about the experiences that have helped shape their careers and influence their work. New episodes post on Tuesdays, every two weeks. Follow HiRes on Twitter @hirespod and catch up on past episodes at www.hirespod.com
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Hi-Res is a one-on-one podcast with creatives in the Philadelphia advertising community about the experiences that have helped shape their careers and influence their work. New episodes post on Tuesdays, every two weeks. Follow HiRes on Twitter @hirespod and catch up on past episodes at www.hirespod.com

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@hirespod

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English


Episodes

120 - Brian LaRossa

7/23/2019
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…on the relationship between design and writing. Brian LaRossa is the art director of three imprints for Scholastic’s trade division. He also writes essays for Design Observer where he writes thought-provoking pieces on the practice of graphic design and being a designer. He’s on the board of the Type Director’s Club, teaches at CUNY City Tech and started his own type foundry, Type Brut. He’s won awards from the Type Director's Club, Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Print...

Duration:01:09:17

119 - Mark Likosky

7/9/2019
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…on finding what makes people approachable. Mark Likosky is a photographer whose dedicated himself to portraiture and he brings a sense of honesty to a wide array of subjects, including entrepreneurs, start-up professionals and Jiu Jitsu fighters. He has dedicated himself to Jiu Jitsu as well and also documents the sport through a visual diary on Instagram. Plus, he’s tapped into the strange phenomenon of Arctic Splash boxes littered around Fishtown with his Arctic Trash feed. Mark joins the...

Duration:01:19:37

118 - Marisol Ortega

6/25/2019
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…on being a "forever learner." Marisol Ortega is a first generation Mexican-American designer and illustrator who’s worked for clients including Starbucks, Hallmark and Amazon and collaborations with Lost Type Co-Op. She's heavily influenced by nature, working with her hands and the many colors of our planet. Her work reflects an exploration of nature, her cultures and a bright color palette with a modern take. She joins the show for a conversation about bouncing between design and...

Duration:00:56:34

117 - Michele Cooper

6/11/2019
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…on developing perspective as a designer. Michele Cooper is a graphic designer with a passionate belief in community involvement. She’s worked in both in-house and agency settings for some Philly institutions and in 2006 she founded Cooper Graphic Design with her husband Gavin. Their work together has been widely recognized for its distinctive style and strategic insight. Michele joins the show for a discussion about her recent AIGA Philadelphia Fellow Award and the We the Women poster...

Duration:01:23:19

116 - James Curran

5/28/2019
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…on the importance of personal work. James Curran is an animation director and designer living in Los Angeles California by way of Nottingham, England. Going by the moniker of SlimJim Studios, he’s created work in his distinctive illustration and animation style for clients including eBay, Samsung, T-Mobile, Disney XD and more. His work has been a Vimeo Staff Pick, a Vimeo Awards finalist and shortlisted for the South by Southwest Excellence in Title Design Awards. James joins the show for a...

Duration:00:48:20

115 - Brandon McArdle

5/21/2019
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…on the power of saying “yes.” Brandon is a brand consultant, art director and designer. He’s currently the creative director for City/Studio, Philadelphia magazine's in-house content and creative studio. Brandon joins the show for a conversation about creating results within a budget, being a foodie in Philadelphia and Devil in the White City.

Duration:01:03:07

114 - Natalie Hands

5/14/2019
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…on being a serial try-it-outer. Natalie Hands is a designer and founder of Natalie Hands Studio in Portland, Oregon. She has worked with over 200 brands worldwide, visually communicating their message the right way and getting tangible results. She joins the show for a conversation about being a self-taught designer, keeping transparency in the creative process and being one of the youngest people at an RV show.

Duration:00:44:01

113 - Erich Weiss

5/7/2019
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…on the facets of storytelling. Erich Weiss is an award-winning creative director and filmmaker whose has worked in advertising and editorial for more than 15 years for clients including Comcast, ESPN X-Games and Sony Entertainment. He’s also a founding partner of WeHolden, a brand think tank helping clients create and position products and services. He’s travelled the world as a documentarian and curated shows at the Independence Seaport Museum on the subjects of Hucksters and Crazy...

Duration:01:24:44

112 - Kelly Clawson

4/23/2019
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…on embracing risk in your process. Kelly Clawson is a designer and art director whose work combines unique styling, design and photography elements to create whimsical tableaus. She’s the recipient of Philly Ad Club’s Philly's Future Award and she’s a cofounder of the Philadelphia Chapter of Ladies Wine and Design. On the eve of a big move to San Francisco for a new job, Kelly joins the show for a chat about creating worlds, the importance of connecting with community and what she’ll miss...

Duration:00:55:06

111 - Saul Rosenbaum

4/9/2019
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…on getting locked into the challenge. Saul Rosenbaum is a prolific “late-night doodler” whose intricate and whimsical illustrations are eccentric celebrations of life and color. While you may know Saul from his illustration work, he has a storied career as a production artist, graphic designer and UX designer and he joins Ryan for a conversation about the importance of criticism, letting his illustrations out of his pen and how his work ended up in art museum gift shops across America.

Duration:01:16:53

110 - Chris Reif

3/26/2019
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…on being the adult in the room. Chris Reif got his start as a freelance designer and developer and honed his skills at agencies around the city before becoming the creative partner at Armor in Philadelphia, where he brings his talent for building teams, establishing a creative culture and fostering great work. Chris joins the show for a conversation about the importance of camaraderie, why the size of your team matters and the “sit at the bar” challenge.

Duration:01:11:02

109 - Molly Egan

3/12/2019
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…on documenting the process. Molly Egan is a freelance illustrator who creates bright, fun characters and patterns for clients including Disney, Warby Parker, Samsung and Facebook. She also has created a prolific collection of sketchbooks filled with her vibrant, playful style, some of which are currently featured at an exhibit at the Philadelphia International Airport. Molly joins the show for a chat about realizing she could have her own style, board games and what she’s learned about...

Duration:01:03:03

108 - Keith Warren Greiman

2/26/2019
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…on working up to the edge of the page. Keith Warren Greiman’s work focuses on humans as conduits of the gritty, vibrant energy that propels our day-to-day living. His bright and animated images of real and supernatural beings depict life, captured in experience, being ascendant, melancholic and at all times wild. His work has been shown in various galleries and publications including the LA Times, Village Voice and Newsweek and his work has been recognized by American Illustration, The...

Duration:01:16:48

107 - Kevin Mercer

2/12/2019
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…on actively not knowing. Kevin Mercer is an illustrator, designer and educator who creates colorful, tactile, idea driven work for editorial, publishing and advertising clients. He went to school for fine art and cut his teeth on screen printing before becoming a designer, an art director, and finally an illustrator with a rewarding practice, all the while staying curious and pursuing the big ideas. He joins the show for a conversation about working with purpose, how he fell in love with...

Duration:00:50:06

106 - Soonduk Krebs

1/29/2019
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…on adding that little twist. Soonduk Krebs is the owner and founder of SK Designworks. She has made a career of creating dynamic design solutions for multinational corporations to small, local non profits. She brings a unique sense of humor to her work and strives to bring an aha moment to everything she creates. She joins the show for a conversation about Hillbilly Elegy, building a small business and committing to parenthood over her career. Please note: all puns in this episode are...

Duration:01:11:14

105 - Jessie Jay

1/15/2019
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…on creating something timeless. Jessie Jay is a partner and designer at True Hand Society, creating modern, dynamic branding that harkens back to a more traditional, bespoke style. He joins the show for a conversation about doing work for small businesses, design as a compulsion and how much a fully stacked iPod would be worth in a post-apocalyptic world.

Duration:01:29:40

104 - JP Flexner

1/1/2019
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…on finding rhythm in a life of design. JP Flexner is a designer and illustrator with a gift for bringing packaging to life, whether it’s through his brilliant collection of labels for Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company or his work with Rise Up Coffee. His talent for lettering and typography goes hand-in-hand with his distinct style. He joins the show for a conversation about creating fonts out of your lettering, drawing skulls at the Mutter Museum and air-drumming while running.

Duration:01:09:43

103 - Caleb Heisey

12/18/2018
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…on getting out into the world. Caleb Heisey is a designer, illustrator and educator who relies on provocative imagery, purposeful design and a strong narrative. He’s the owner and principal designer of Good Bones Studio as well as the creative force behind PA Patch Co., a project he created with the goal of creating embroidered patches commemorating all 121 PA state parks. Caleb joins the show for a conversation about his relationship with design, his internship with Pixar and being honest...

Duration:00:51:21

102 - Hawk Krall

12/4/2018
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…on feeding your passion. Hawk Krall is an illustrator and artist who has been working for various publications and small businesses for over 10 years. Well known for food illustration, he has also done a lot of humorous editorial illustrations as well as bold mural work around the city. Hawk joins the show for a conversation about hot dogs, building a career while cooking 50 hours a week and the lore of the Fish Cake Wrapped Philly Combo.

Duration:01:22:18

101 - Lauren Cat West

11/20/2018
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…on the adventure of figuring something out. Lauren Cat West is a designer and illustrator with a distinctive style and a mischievous sense of humor that fuels her creative work. She worked in agency settings before striking out on her own as a talented illustrator and muralist. She joins the show for a conversation about making something out of the inordinary, asking the right questions of a client and banana cars that fart.

Duration:01:08:46