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T.J. Harley // Flexible & Focused

8/10/2017
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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

8/3/2017
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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

7/20/2017
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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

7/13/2017
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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: www.austinsaylor.com www.letteringanimation.com www.twitter.com/itsaustinsaylor http://www.instagram.com/itsaustinsaylor Things we talked...

Duration: 01:13:17


Amarilys Henderson // Stepping Out at Surtex

7/4/2017
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For more awesome interviews subscribe here and to get a link to join in live each week go to www.rechargingyou.com 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

6/29/2017
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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

6/22/2017
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Never miss an episode, sign up and be part of the LIVE show at www.rechargingyou.com. 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

6/8/2017
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Aired June 7, 2017. Episode 215 Never miss an episode, sign up and be part of the LIVE show at www.rechargingyou.com. 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

6/1/2017
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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

5/4/2017
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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


Johnny Gwin // Part 3 Sketch Noting Series: The Evolution of a Sketch Noter

4/27/2017
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Episode 212, Airs April 26, 2017. This week on Design Recharge I am excited to have my good friend, Johnny Gwin back on the show. Johnny started sketch noting a few years ago and has seen growth in his sketch noting abilities and he has uncovered a few tips for anyone who is thinking of starting sketch noting. On this episode you will find out how he got started, what was the most influential and inspiring as he began, and at what point the light bulb went off. He will tell us honestly how...

Duration: 01:14:54


Amarilys Henderson // Part 2 Sketch Noting Series: The Secret to Drawing Faces

4/22/2017
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Episode 211. Aired Friday, April 21, 2017. Today I will be interviewing entrepreneur, watercolor artist, teacher, and illustrator Amarilys Henderson. She will tell us about how simplifying the face can make all the difference and give us some tips and common hangups when people are drawing faces. We will talk about drawing different expressions, faces from different angles, and how shapes and colors play a role in communicating the vibe and feel of the subject. She is an incredible...

Duration: 01:08:10


Noah Scalin // The Challenge of a Creative Sprint

4/20/2017
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Episode 210 Wednesday, April 19 @ 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT, Noah Scalin is coming back on the show to tell us about an activity that has revolutionized his professional work. Doing these creativity exercises on a regular basis has allowed him to push past the typical and come up with thought-provoking, original ideas. From these creative sprints new work has been produced and because he is doing them with a community of people at the same time it is building a community of creators who are...

Duration: 01:07:47


Alma Hoffmann // The Why Behind Sketch Noting

4/13/2017
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THE DESIGN RECHARGE SHOW: Alma Hoffmann // The Why Behind Sketchnoting Episode 209 Wednesday, April 12 @ 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT. Alma Hoffmann is coming back on the show to kick off a four part series on sketchnoting with four different experts in the field. With Alma we will talk about the why behind sketching and how its importance has changed in processing and communicating information. We will dig into how her perspective changed and her daily life has had an impact as a result of...

Duration: 01:03:57


Jason Craig // Being my Own Boss PART 2

3/18/2017
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Aired March 15, 2017. Episode 207 Part two This week on Design Recharge I invited Jason Craig back on the show to finish his interview about being his own boss. Jason is an illustrator and designer, an avid reader and learner, and now his own boss. Jason has stepped out on his own, been real with clients, and found ways to help new designers get experience. This episode talked about the books he has read and how essentially reading and side projects have given Jason the confidence and...

Duration: 01:01:15


Master of One :: Brothers With Vision And Purpose

3/14/2017
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Aired on Monday, March 13, 2017 Episode 206 This week on Design Recharge I am excited to introduce you to my friends and fellow podcasters: Patrick Hill, Luke Gaul, and Andrew Sale. These guys have built an amazing community and engage at conferences with these creatives as well as connect daily with them on the slack channel they have built. I know they are all married and doing freelance, so finding the time to do all that they do is amazing. We will dig into why they do what they do and...

Duration: 01:18:18


Jason Craig // Being my Own Boss

3/2/2017
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Aired March 1, 2017. Episode 204 This week on Design Recharge I am excited to have Jason Craig back on the show. Jason is an illustrator and designer, an avid reader and learner, and now his own boss. Jason has stepped out on his own, been real with clients, and found ways to help new designers get experience. This episode will explain the steps Jason took to go out on his own. We will talk about this journey and what it takes. He will talk about being his own boss and how limiting his...

Duration: 01:09:26


Victor Davila // Crafting Lovable, Illustrated Characters

2/2/2017
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Aired Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Episode 201 Victor Davila is an illustrator, a designer, and an educator. Victor lives in Orlando, Florida and has worked on character design projects, editorial illustrations, interactive games, and children’s books. Victor is flexible in his styles of illustration and is really humble. This episode will help creatives who want to learn how into explore different styles and push yourself with series projects. We will dig into Victor’s creative process...

Duration: 01:00:27


Joseph Carter-Brown // In Defense of Fear

1/26/2017
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Episode 200! Aired Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Seriously stoked to record episode 200 with someone whom I met through Design Recharge, a long-time viewer and participant, Joseph Carter-Brown. I actually got to meet him in-person at the AIGA Leadership Retreat in Raleigh this past May. Meeting him in person was such a treat, and getting to sit down and hear his story was amazing. So this week on Design Recharge I am interviewing Joe and getting him to open up about becoming an extrovert,...

Duration: 01:03:05


Dan Lee // Hand Lettering Engineer

1/22/2017
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Aired Saturday, January 21, 2017. Episode 199 This week on Design Recharge, I am interviewing the talented Dan Lee. Dan has a passion for design and lettering. He takes his mad skills and inspires the world with his inspirational messages. He is always pushing his skills and trying out new lettering styles as well as different hand lettering processes. He regularly uses ink and paper as well as pushes the iPencil around on the iPad. This episode will help creatives who are struggling...

Duration: 01:07:13

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