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Learn to Fly and You Don’t Need New Shoes – I See Pixels Podcast – Episode 37 - I See Pixels Podcast

7/11/2018
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In the episode we discuss what our preferred methods are for starting new projects, jumping vs planning. We also discuss delayed satisfaction and how it contributes to personal growth and bank account growth. IG: @alienmuffin Twitter: @alienmuffin www.facebook.com/alienmuffin/ Our shop: www.alienmuffin.threadless.com/ The post Learn to Fly and You Don’t Need New Shoes – I See Pixels Podcast – Episode 37 appeared first on Alien Muffin.

Duration:00:41:10

Karen’s Potato Salad – I See Pixels Podcast Ep. 36 - I See Pixels Podcast

6/7/2018
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In this episode we discuss the use of mascots and characters in branding. Does a character help sell a product? Why are POC so often found as the mascot and can we sell anything besides food? Can Karen sell potato salad in Wakanda? We attempt to answer these and other questions on our latest episode. IG: @alienmuffin Twitter: @alienmuffin www.facebook.com/alienmuffin/ Our shop: www.alienmuffin.threadless.com/ The post Karen’s Potato Salad – I See Pixels Podcast Ep. 36 appeared first on...

Duration:00:59:29

What does GDPR mean for you – I See Pixels Podcast Episode 35 - I See Pixels Podcast

5/27/2018
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In this episode we discuss how GDPR will effect you and your business practices. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. It addresses the export of personal data outside the EU. IG: @alienmuffin Twitter: @alienmuffin www.facebook.com/alienmuffin/ Our shop: www.alienmuffin.threadless.com/ The post What does GDPR mean for you – I See Pixels Podcast Episode 35 appeared...

Duration:00:32:57

How Do You Design This – I See Pixels Episode 33 - I See Pixels Podcast

4/3/2018
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In this episode we take an actual design project we received and discuss how we would design based on the email. We cover the use of space, how to decide which text to highlight and what should be sacrificed. IG: @alienmuffin Twitter: @alienmuffin www.facebook.com/alienmuffin/ Our shop: www.alienmuffin.threadless.com/ The post How Do You Design This – I See Pixels Episode 33 appeared first on Alien Muffin.

Duration:00:48:12

Black Panther Design Aesthetics – I See Pixels Podcast Ep. 32 - I See Pixels Podcast

3/13/2018
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In the is episode we discuss Black Panther, our favorite parts, things we didn’t understand but mostly we talk about the design aesthetics of the movie. IG: @alienmuffin Twitter: @alienmuffin www.facebook.com/alienmuffin/ Our shop: www.alienmuffin.threadless.com/ blackpantherdesignmarveltchallanakiapodcastcostumedesign The post Black Panther Design Aesthetics – I See Pixels Podcast Ep. 32 appeared first on Alien Muffin.

Duration:00:39:56

The Rise of Automated Design – I See Pixels Podcast Ep. 31 - I See Pixels Podcast

2/12/2018
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In this episode we talk about automated design. We discuss what it means for designers and what it says about your business. IG: @alienmuffin Twitter: @alienmuffin www.facebook.com/alienmuffin/ Our shop: www.alienmuffin.threadless.com/ The post The Rise of Automated Design – I See Pixels Podcast Ep. 31 appeared first on Alien Muffin.

Duration:00:48:47

Design Blindness I See Pixels Podcast Ep. 29 - I See Pixels Podcast

1/9/2018
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Branding and marketing is on some levels inherently manipulative. Good branding, however, will hide this from the consumer with clever words and the right visual cues. What we are talking about this week is the effectiveness of these branding cues on a designer. Do we notice that we are being told to think a certain way? If we see it do we go along with it anyway? Alienmuffin Social: IG: @alienmuffin Twitter: @alienmuffin www.facebook.com/alienmuffin/ Our shop:...

Duration:00:40:27

Procrastiworking – I See Pixels Podcast Episode 28 - I See Pixels Podcast

12/18/2017
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In this episode we talk about the work we do when we are supposed to be doing other work. Alienmuffin Social: IG: @alienmuffin Twitter: @alienmuffin www.facebook.com/alienmuffin/ Our shop: alienmuffin.threadless.com/ Special thanks to @ChrisHardknocks for the intro music: @chrishardknocks The post Procrastiworking – I See Pixels Podcast Episode 28 appeared first on Alien Muffin.

Duration:00:36:53

Finding Inspiration for Design – I See Pixels Podcast Ep 26 - I See Pixels Podcast

11/5/2017
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We were a little late with this episode because…life but we are back. We spend sometime talking about what movies and TV we are watching right now. We make some watching recommendations like Lego Batman, The Zoo, Star Trek and The Orville. For our main topic this episode we talk about finding design inspiration. We also talk about finding practical design inspiration. “Will this work in real life?” We talk about finding ways to improve a design while working within strict brand guidelines....

Duration:00:55:06

How to charge more for design work - I See Pixels Ep 21 - I See Pixels Podcast

7/21/2017
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In this episode we talk about how to charge more for your design work. We also spend time at the beginning of the episode giving a quick update on our social media efforts since our previous episode “Twitterfingers” where we talked about how badly we were doing on our social media platforms. We discuss ways we have tried to have meaningful engagement as a company and brand without being boring or annoying. Many people connect with a company because a personal or emotional connection and we...

Duration:00:52:12

Digital Barriers and Web Design – I See Pixels Episode 19 - I See Pixels Podcast

6/20/2017
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In this episode we discuss Digital Barriers and Web Design. We are joined by special guest Steven Norman IV to speak about the way he as a blind person interacts with the web and social media. We discuss 508 compliance and how it can affect your bottom line as a business. JAWS is a popular screen reader and Steven explains to us and listeners how it works and what it allows him to do. We tie this to the fact that many things that are good for SEO are good for screen readers. We discuss The...

Duration:01:12:51

Business Card Design Tips and More – Episode 18 – I See Pixels Podcast - I See Pixels Podcast

6/4/2017
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In this episode of the I See Pixels Podcast we talk about business cards. Do you still need one? What should be on it? Should I include a link to my foursquare profile and a QR code? We also talk about the whole SheaMoisture situation from last month and how it could have possibly been handled better. Is it possible to reach out to new groups of potential customers without upsetting those you already have? You can read more about it here. If you have graphic design or web design questions...

Duration:00:40:55

Hip Hop Album Cover Design – Episode 17 – I See Pixels Podcast - I See Pixels Podcast

5/17/2017
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*We apologies for the audio issues* In this episode we discuss album covers in hip hop. We cover the time period between now and the early 90’s. We discuss common trends like Bling, Baby’s, Squads, Artsy, Stylized, and Minimal. Some of of the covers we discuss are Juveniles 400 Degreez, Nas Illmatic, The Roots multiple squad covers and Kanye’s albums. We talk about the vast differences in the thought and care put into the Graduation cover vs. Life of Pablo. When talking on the different...

Duration:01:10:23

I See Pixels Podcast – Episode 16 - I See Pixels Podcast

4/19/2017
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In this episode we talk about some of the recent music we’ve been listening to. We talk briefly about Kendrick Lamars new album, Joey Bada$$ new project, Lupe Fiasco and the music we are looking forward to this year. We also talk about feeling fulfilled in the work you do. How to choose the right clients to work with and what some of our favorite projects have been and what we’d like to work on. Our shop: alienmuffin.threadless.com/ Special thanks to @ChrisHardknocks for the intro music:...

Duration:01:07:43

Graphic Designs Role in Social Justice – Ep12 I see Pixels Podcast

2/21/2017
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In this episode of the I See Pixels Podcast we discuss social justice and civil rights movements use graphic design to share their message. Not every social justice or civil rights movement has had great branding but its safe to say those that did have been more memorable. Characters like Rosie the riveter and Uncle Sam are hard to forget. We talk about some of what we think were the most memorable designs and the different methods designers used to get the message across. We also talked...

Duration:00:54:51

Diversity in Graphic Design Ep 11 – I See Pixels Podcast

2/8/2017
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While we try to make black history every day we will also take the month. In honor of Black History Month we discuss diversity in graphic design. We tackle this from 2 directions, using images of diverse people in the design work we do and we also discuss people of color in the graphic design field. We make as many Kanye references as possible and we discuss the long term effects of not seeing role models in your chosen field. We also talk about why many people a comfortable with the norm...

Duration:01:03:13

Episode 9 – I See Pixels Podcast

1/11/2017
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In this episode we loosen up a bit and cover a variety of topics from the new Star Wars movie, Rouge One to building a photography portfolio and dealing with returning customers. We discuss what it takes to stay consistent and the difference between comfort and stagnation. We also talk more about our resolutions and goals for the new year. Special thanks to @ChrisHardknocks for the intro music: @chrishardknocks Social: instagram.com/alienmuffin twitter.com/alienmuffin...

Duration:00:51:14

New Years Resolutions – I See Pixels Podcast Ep 8

12/27/2016
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In this episode we discuss our resolutions for the coming year and somethings we have learned during the past year of business. We discuss 3 main goals we have for our business/lives. But before we dig into all that we discuss why people make resolutions and why many fail to keep them. Organized – Create a plan to better organize plan work and time. Without a plan of action to achieve your goals you are dooming them before you even start. Start small, make them realistic and make sure the...

Duration:00:56:32

The Holiday Episode – I See Pixels Podcast 7

12/14/2016
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In this episode we talk about what works and doesn’t work with Holiday themed promotions and emails the companies send out this time of year. We cover the importance of supporting the creative people you know during the holidays and how it makes finding unique and interesting gifts easier. To close out the episode we talk about what we want for Christmas. Happy Holidays! Special thanks to @ChrisHardknocks for the intro music: @chrishardknocks Social: instagram.com/alienmuffin...

Duration:00:48:19

Time Management as a busy freelancer – Ep 6

11/30/2016
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In this episode we discuss time management and the way it plays into our work as graphic and web designers and relationships with our friends and family. We discuss how managing our time and managing creative energy can help make completing projects and dealing with clients easier. We also discuss how we have learned to deal with the distractions that come along with being a parent and how to work around surprises and interruptions throughout the day. The flipside of staying focused is...

Duration:00:47:12