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Adventures In Design


America’s only daily morning talk show for creatives just like you. Exploring the reality of trying to live your creative dreams. Sometimes educational, sometimes off topic but always entertaining! New Episodes Monday-Friday!

America’s only daily morning talk show for creatives just like you. Exploring the reality of trying to live your creative dreams. Sometimes educational, sometimes off topic but always entertaining! New Episodes Monday-Friday!


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America’s only daily morning talk show for creatives just like you. Exploring the reality of trying to live your creative dreams. Sometimes educational, sometimes off topic but always entertaining! New Episodes Monday-Friday!






Creating The Bridge Between Creative Talent And Opportunity | TONY SIKES - CODAWORX

Tony Sikes realized in Paris what many of us have may have known for a long time. I would be a better friend to the creative arts if I were helping artists than trying to be one. She joins us today to talk about her organization CODAWORX and the personal satisfaction she receives from assisting talented people in making the world a better place visually from her connective tissue in bridging talent and opportunity.


Vacationing As A Freelancer | Shop Talk with OKpants

This episode of Adventures In Design covers vacationing as a freelancer, dealing with clients' expectations and offers advice on something you really should have in your contracts. Episode 1195 of Adventures In Design. Shop Talk is a weekly reoccurring show on the Mark Brickey and OKpants "talk shop" about the world of freelance, graphic design, and illustration. Both were brought up in the hardcore music scene and are lifelong blue-collar entrepreneurs giving the conversations...


Everything Normal Feels Insane | Shop Talk with OKpants

Remembering versus reality. You know when you think you want to make something in a callback style and then you Google it, and it looks nothing like you remembered? Today the research of design.


Roy Miles | Puppeteer The Ghetto Geppetto

The Ghetto Geppetto Roy Miles shares how his ambitious project of creating Hood Foot has forced him to take some unfamiliar roads to get to his dream destination of creating a world that doesn't exist. A story of realizing that hard work alone won't get you where you want to go, but instead working on hard on the plan.


Anderson Bluu | Sneaker Pop Artist | FOLLOW YOUR OWN PATH

Andersom Bluu visits us to share how he's followed his own path in the art world and created his own genre of artwork in the sneaker world.


DAROLD PINNOCK | Passion Behind The Art Show

Fellow podcaster Darold Pinnock joins us for a conversation about his unique road to creativity as a career and how creating his podcast helped inform many of the decisions that would lead to his success. Find his podcast, Passion Behind The Art Show, where you listen to podcasts.


Where Do We Go From Here?

Looking back on one of the saddest weekend's in recent American history. Where do we go from here, how do we know what to feel? How can Wrestling help us heal? For more information about today's episode visit:


Toby Oliver Cinematographer | Dead To Me and Get Out

Toby Oliver was the guy behind the camera for Dead To Me season two, Jordan Peele's acclaimed Get Out, and a long list of other great projects. He shares how he does his craft, sitting at the intersection of where storytelling meets technology. But even more, than the technical art, he shares how working on a movie is working with a team. Follow along for great advice on how to help others create amazing projects and how empathy goes a long way in creativity.


Shop Talk Looks How Businesses Are Changing with OKpants

Shop Talk looks back at Memorial Day 2020 that felt maybe like a stretch of weird Sundays versus the celebrated holiday weekend that kicks off the summer season. Pants talks about the childlike fun of creating vector art cityscapes, and the boys' debate is Elon Musk and Grimes marketing geniuses for naming their child or just assholes. Today in the Circle of Trust, we look at how businesses are evolving in the new landscape. Pornography empowers the performer, while Airbnb's independent...


Jason Edmiston | Pop Culture Painter

Pop Culture Painter Jason Edmiston joins us for another episode full of great insight on building an art career built to last. He shares with us how he has been able to pivot during the pandemic, as all of his live events are canceled. Jason goes deep into explaining how he created the light source for his Godzilla painting and give insight into his newest paintings to join the Eyes Without A Face Series. In Today's Circle Of Trust - We say goodbye to an illustration legend that shaped both...


Shop Talk Goes To Flavor Town with OKpants

On the edge of Memorial Day Weekend, we're all wondering, has OKpats been liberated? Or is Cleveland's superhero staying put in his fortress of solidude? Aaron's artwork recently went to Flavor Town, and we get to learn what it's like to see your work arrive at such an exotic location.


Oren Aks | The Fyre Festival Designer

Before you cast judgment, remind yourself that once your files go to the client, it's out of your hands what they do with the work. Oren Aks created one of the most successful marketing campaigns on the new millennium when his graphic design rollout made thousands of people excited to take a leap of faith on the dream luxury vacation designed for their generation. Oren created the branding for the original Fyre Festival. If you know how that went, then you can only imagine how having Fire...



Are you attending Fyred Festival this Friday? Here are some essential things to know before you go! For More Information: Fyred Festival is a one-day creative conference, free for anyone who has been fired or furloughed, and everyone is invited. We will have special guests from the creative community hanging out all day, and offering a hand in getting through this time. Best of all: every paid ticket will be converted into a grocery gift card for...


Shop Talk | The OKpants Tell All

Aaron inspires Brickey to pick back up the old Apple Pencil and start illustrating again to keep that anxiety spot of the brain quiet. Aaron shares more information about his new illustration style, and if it's a new perspective or a new set of tools that created this new look. The guys reminisce about the jobs they wish they would have said no to back in the day. This topic leads to the conversation of how do you learn to manage project expectations. Twelve years ago, Aaron and Brickey,...


Sean Mort | Hit Show | What Are People Printing Right Now? Social Polling For Printing.

During this weird economic time, what are people printing? And how is social polling determining what's making it's way to the presses? We talk with Sean Mort about the model of pre-order and how it can keep your crafter goods within budget and always making a profit. We explore the future of independent content creators after the corona goes away, explore the perfect universe of Better Call Saul/Breaking Bad. And talk a little YouTube strategy. Plus debate, can you really shit down...


Shop Talk | Pants Got His Groove Back

OKpants has taken the down time of his QuaranTime and reinvented the way he approaches portrait illustrations.


Sean Mort | Craft Show And Car Chases

Today marks 50 days in a row of episodes and a big announcement from Mark Brickey about the next 50 days and the content goals for the remaining of the coronavirus coverage. Sean Mort explains how he wanted to switch the branding of his Craft Fair. Is it worth the short term customer confusion for a more long term win? The guys abandon ship to watch a high-speed car chase as Mark shares this genuinely American experience with his European best friend. Watch the car chase @MarkBrickey on...


THE DKNG SHOW | The 30-Minute Design Challenge - Episode 29

Dan & Nathan return to Adventures In Design and, along with Mark, take the 30-minute design challenge. Can the boys talk about design and not slip into Covid-19 and current events? You know the answer! Learn all about package design when DKNG got hired by the forward-thinking Cliff Bars. Speaking of Cliff Bars, what makes a company a great design client and one that prioritizes the artwork for their brand? We also get some details on how beer packaging and how it's no different than creating...


OKpants Part II | Illustrator | Graphic Designer

The Dude Love Of Design For more information about today's episdoe visit:


OKpants | Illustrator | Graphic Designer

Long time friend Aaron Sechrist joins host Mark Brickey to talk about the new lifestyle of stuck at home and all things that good friends talk about when they hang out and try to cheer each other up in the worst of times!