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Tom Ross // Building Long-Term, Design Relationships

Episode 233. Airs on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 12:30pm ET / 9:30am PT / 5:30pm in the UK. You may know Tom Ross from his start-up, Design Cuts, a source for great deals on digital design products and bundles. Tom is a new friend I was introduced to through Dustin Lee but I feel like I have known him for about six months because I have been listening to the Honest Designers Show every week since it started. I am a huge fan of the show and Tom. Tom is the founder of Design Cuts and is a...

Duration: 01:20:09

Matt Vergotis // Versatile & Flexible PART TWO

Episode 232. Aired on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Matt and I will continue our conversation about branding and how he decides when to create hand drawn typographic marks vs computer-generated symbols and how he does that. Join us for the LIVE show and see what I mean about his versatility and how he has continued to grow over the years. We will also get to see some more of his amazing wave illustrations. Follow Matt at: Web: VERG.COM.AU Instagram: @MATTVERGOTIS FB: @MATTVERG Twitter:...

Duration: 01:30:22

Matt Vergotis // Versatile & Flexible

Episode 231. Aired on October 10, 2017 This week I am excited to have my friend, Matt Vergotis on the show. Matt is an incredible designer and a passionate lettering artist. He has clients from all over the globe. His branding clients show his versatility. He loves working by hand first and has a great eye for business, keeping grounded, and we will dig into what he does to keep his name and work on the forefront. There will most definitely be some surfing analogies. Follow Matt at: Web:...

Duration: 01:08:45

David O’Hara // Bob & Weave

Episode 230. Aired on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 This week I am excited to have my friend David O’Hara on the show. David has changed from a visual designer to a user experience designer. He has moved without a job, he has struggled but then excelled. David doesn’t give up, even when life has thrown him lemons. David’s attitude especially when he was looking for work is inspiring. He has a great philosophy for networking and we will hear about that. Follow David at: 50 States -...

Duration: 01:06:30

Erik Reagan // Scaling a Business

Episode 229. Aired on September 27, 2017 at 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT This week I am excited to have Erik Reagan on the show. Erik was on a panel at Creative South the first year I attended it and I was blown away by the panel and have followed him and FocusLab ever since. Maybe you are like me and want to scale your business or get in a place where scaling is an option, but really don’t know where to begin. I have known I wanted to scale my business but have not had the guts or knowledge...

Duration: 01:09:27

Winston Scully // A Passion for Type

Episode 228. Aired September 23, 2017 This week I am excited to have Winston Scully on the show. I have been following Winston since he graduated and maybe before. He is super passionate about learning and type, and about growth and challenging himself. He has pushed himself to go move to a new place, dive head first into intense learning, and start a type foundry with a friend (Scott Biersack). Winston works a full-time gig where his strengths in lettering and typography are used daily,...

Duration: 01:12:43

Rapid Recharge // How’s Your Customer Service?

Episode 227. Aired September, 13, 2017. This week I am going to talk to you about Customer Service and how you treat your clients. I am going to share an epiphany I had last week in regards how I treat my clients and what I can do better. It wasn't a positive. I have been leaving a ton of money and relationships in a place I am not proud of, but didn't realize it until... My analogy this week is about NAPKINS... that is right, Napkins. You are probably thinking I have completely lost it....

Duration: 00:34:23

Alex Lazaris // Mentoring Creatives

Episode 226. Aired on September 6, 2017 This week I am excited to have Alex Lazaris on the show. I started out being impressed by Alex’s designs and his creative eye, but the more I learned about him the more inspired I became. He is not only a talented designer, but he is also leading a creative team, and finds time to encourage and mentor other creatives. Alex and I will talk about how what other people told him he couldn’t do, actually fueled him to do the best work possible along with...

Duration: 01:02:57

Joseph Carter-Brown // Dealers of Empathy

Episode 225. Aired August 30, 2017. This week I am proud to have my friend and long-time Design Recharge family member back on the show to talk about fear and empathy. We will talk about not feeling like you belong, and understanding how as designers we are communicators. That means we are sales people, we are motivators, we are educators, and information transmitters. We have a purpose and it is inner-woven into all business, that purpose is to get in the shoes of our client’s customers....

Duration: 01:06:44

Beavers & the New Front Porch

Aired on August 23, 2017 Episode 224 This week is a Rapid Recharge and we are recapping WMC Fest 8. You will get to hear the talk I gave and understand why I think designers are beavers. I was blessed to have friends in the first two rows who whooped it up for me and laughed at all my jokes. The people at Weapons of Mass Creation (WMC Fest) were incredible. Cleveland was a terrific city and I got to hang out with new and old friends. Find more great episodes at

Duration: 01:10:43

T.J. Harley // Flexible & Focused

Episode 223 This week's guest is T.J. Harley. T.J. got his start working in a t-shirt shop while going to college at Clemson University. He worked whenever he didn’t have class and got a chance to learn and use Illustrator. After graduation T.J. got his start in the sports industry and began working for The Collegiate Licensing Company in Atlanta, now IMG College. He worked at IMG for almost 11 years and now runs Harley Creative focusing on the sports and entertainment industries. T.J. has...

Duration: 01:11:39

Mackenzie Hill // Tips from a Project Manager

Episode 222 This week's guest is Mackenzie Hill. She is a project leader and keeps multiple projects running smoothly. Mackenzie has some tips on client interaction and designer to developer communication. We will learn the tools she uses to make working so much easier. If you are trying to wear multiple hats this is the episode for you, because we will look into the industry from another (very organized) perspective. Want to get more organized? Want to know some tools you can use to help...

Duration: 01:05:47

Ryan Hamrick // Curves Ahead

Aired on July 19, 2017. Episode 220  This week's guest is a Design Recharge favorite, Ryan Hamrick. Ryan is a lettering artist, designer, and entrepreneur with a passion for teaching calligraphy and lettering. We will talk about his Curves Ahead Tour, traveling and working on the road, and teaching workshops. We will find out how much prep work when into planning and marketing for a trip like this and we will find out if you can still sign up for one of these killer workshops. Follow Ryan...

Duration: 01:11:14

Austin Saylor // Animating Lettering

Episode 219 Aired July 12, 2017. This week's guest is Austin Saylor a motion designer with a love for animating lettering. We will talk about telling compelling stories and the challenges of a 10 second animation. We will chat about how he is able to travel and work and how living on the road has changed his life and work. Find out more about Austin: Things we talked...

Duration: 01:13:17

Amarilys Henderson // Stepping Out at Surtex

For more awesome interviews subscribe here and to get a link to join in live each week go to Episode 218 Trying new things and stepping out into something new and uncomfortable is the theme for this week. Amarilys Henderson is an illustrator who works in watercolor mainly and was on the podcast back in April. She is back and we will dig into a little more of her marketing strategy as an illustrator and online teacher. Amarilys had her first solo booth at Surtex this...

Duration: 01:15:42

Rapid Recharge // Uncomfortable and Afraid, But Doing it Anyway

Uncomfortable and Afraid, But Doing it Anyway. Episode 217. Recorded live on June 28, 2017 This week I am launching a brand new part of the Recharging You brand. I am launching Recruiting Creatives. Tune in and hear about how tackling this scary thing has me diving off the edge of the starting block. What shape will my dive be? Will I fall flat and belly flop? It doesn’t matter what matters is if I get back up and try again. This has been one of the hardest lessons for me to learn and I...

Duration: 01:19:42

Pressing On // Digging into the Letterpress Phenomenon

Never miss an episode, sign up and be part of the LIVE show at Become a part of the Design Recharge Family and get access to the interviews each week. Episode 216 . I am excited to have my first official documentary film makers on the show this week. They have made a documentary film about letterpress printing and the people who didn’t let it die. I hope you will join me for this inside look into the phenomenon of letterpress printing and find out why so many...

Duration: 01:12:43

Von Glitschka // Growth and Diversification

Aired June 7, 2017. Episode 215 Never miss an episode, sign up and be part of the LIVE show at Become a part of the Design Recharge Family and get access to the interviews each week. I am so excited to welcome back the amazing illustrator and designer Von Glitschka. Von is creative director of Glitschka Studios a small boutique design firm located in the Pacific Northwest. His diverse range of illustrative design has been used by some of the most respected brands in...

Duration: 01:30:13

Blake Stevenson // Mining Cuteness

THE DESIGN RECHARGE SHOW: Blake Stevenson // Mining Cuteness Episode 214 Blake Stevenson is one of my heroes, because everything he makes has some sort of cuteness factor in it. I am always afraid of making something ugly and it is like he has a magic pen and with it everything he creates is cute, even his skulls rank high on the cuteness scale. So I say Blake is mining cuteness, he has struck gold and the ore he pulls from his creative mine (I am using a mining analogy) is filled with...

Duration: 01:02:11

Emily Carlton // Part 4 Sketch Noting Series: Sketch Noting Professionally

Episode 213. Aired May 3, 2017. This week on Design Recharge I am excited to have my friend, Emily Carlton on the show, wrapping up the sketch noting series. Emily has taken sketch noting from a hobby to a source of income. She will map out her journey, sharing when her confidence began to grow. Emily uses a limited palette and most of the work she is doing is sketch noting on a larger scale, called graphic recording. On this episode you will find out how she got her first gig and what she...

Duration: 01:02:41

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