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B-SIDE: Notes on hiatus, launching a new website, holding workshops, and what's to come from The Busy Creator this year.

6/1/2017
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Prescott sits down with David Power to discuss the hiatus after the 100th episode, plans for the new version of the website, workshop offerings, and a few other ramblings on creative productivity. This is a Bonus episode. The main show is still on hiatus, and will return later in Summer 2017 with new episodes in a seasonal format, examining the topic of How Teams Work. Get in touch via busycreator.com, social media (@busycreator) or by email (prescott@busycreator.com)

Duration: 00:32:46


Episode 100! A Live Meetup Event with guests Rashan Casseus & Gabby Wallace — The Busy Creator Podcast 100

1/17/2017
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That went quickly! Listen in to our live event where we commemorate 100 episodes of The Busy Creator Podcast and remark on the journey. This event was a crossover with the New York City Podcast Meetup, recorded at Small City Co-working space in Brooklyn. Joining Prescott on stage are musician Joaquin Cotler (@ShinyIslands), UX designer Rashan Casseus (@rcassues) & video publisher/entrepreneur Gabby Wallace (@GabbyAWallace). Together we discuss daily practice, creating projects and...

Duration: 01:17:44


Re-Issue: How Mignon Fogarty Launched a World-Famous Podcast Network and Became Grammar Girl - The Busy Creator Podcast 67

1/11/2017
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As we approach episode 100, I'm sharing some earlier episodes which I thought especially underrated or notable. Enjoy this encore presentation of episode 67 with Mignon Fogarty aka Grammar Girl. The original show notes are available at http://busycreator.com/67 Don't forget to attend the live meetup even for episode 100 in Brooklyn on Friday, 13 January, 2017. Details and RSVP information can be found at http://busycreator.com/100

Duration: 00:46:50


Re-Issue: The InDesign Episode, Examining Software, Teaching, Blogging, and More with David Blatner & Anne-Marie Concepción - The Busy Creator Podcast 38

1/9/2017
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As we approach episode 100, I'm sharing some earlier episodes which I thought especially underrated or notable. Enjoy this encore presentation of episode 38 with David Blatner (@dblatner) & Anne-Marie Concepción (@amarie). The original show notes are available at http://busycreator.com/38 Don't forget to attend the live meetup even for episode 100 in Brooklyn on Friday, 13 January, 2017. Details and RSVP information can be found at http://busycreator.com/100

Duration: 00:38:57


Re-Issue: Woodworker & Furniture Maker Matt Cremona Discusses Self-Teaching and Doing a Solo Video Show - The Busy Creator 61

1/7/2017
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As we approach episode 100, I'm sharing some earlier episodes which I thought especially underrated or notable. Enjoy this encore presentation of episode 61 with Matt Cremona (@MattCremona). The original show notes are available at http://busycreator.com/61. Don't forget to attend the live meetup even for episode 100 in Brooklyn on Friday, 13 January, 2017. Details and RSVP information can be found at http://busycreator.com/100

Duration: 00:52:50


There and Back Again, Craig Ward Discusses Joining A Large Agency After Years of Successful Solo Practice — The Busy Creator Podcast 99

12/29/2016
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Craig Ward (@MrCraigWard) is a designer, art director, typographic artist, and author currently living in Brooklyn, NY. A UK native, he came to New York in 2009 shortly after being selected as an ADC Young Gun. As a solo act, Craig created projects for Adobe, Squarespace, Calvin Klein, Google, Nike, and host of other large brands across entertainment, fashion, media, and consumer products. Lately, he’s rejoined the agency world. In this conversation, we discuss the culture clash between...

Duration: 00:47:09


Going Hollywood, How Brittany Cormack Thrives as a Costume Designer Amid the Madness of Show Biz — The Busy Creator Podcast 98

12/13/2016
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Brittany Cormack is a costume designer for film and television. Following her training in fashion and dance, Brittany arrived in Los Angeles without a clue how to work in the movie business, but has since found her groove. She works primarily on independent films, commercials, and music videos, but every day is an adventure. Work has taken her from frozen mountains to coastal swamps, and everywhere in between. In this conversation, we discover how movie sets work, what happens when...

Duration: 00:44:07


B-SIDE: Announcements from The Busy Creator as we approach 100 episodes

12/11/2016
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B-SIDE: Announcements from The Busy Creator as we approach 100 episodes

Duration: 00:05:51


Practical Typographic Advice and Building an Education Business Alongside a Design Firm with Michael Stinson — The Busy Creator Podcast 97

11/28/2016
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Michael Stinson (@MWStinson) is a veteran designer, educator, and business owner. In addition to his work as a professor of graphic design, he also runs Ramp Creative, a branding studio in Los Angeles, as well as Type Ed, a dedicated typographic education business which helps creative pros return to form in the fields of typesetting and layout. Together in this conversation we unravel some of today’s worst typographic habits, and how to overcome them, share a few tips that all creatives...

Duration: 00:52:43


Becoming a Multi-Faceted Creative, and The Movie-Making Process with Filmmaker & Podcaster David Power — The Busy Creator Podcast 96

11/14/2016
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David Power is a multi-purpose creative pro based in Brooklyn, NY. Since moving to New York, he’s worked in music recording & production, written several business books, penned screenplays, and helped write and perform in comedy films. His latest project is a podcast documentary of how a feature film is made. Our conversation covers creative practices and routines, as well as the often-nebulous world of film & video, including how to collaborate on a script and using crowdfunding to...

Duration: 00:44:04


Business Lessons for Creative Entrepreneurs & How to Launch an Online Community with Designer, Writer, and Podcaster Kathleen Shannon — The Busy Creator Podcast 95

10/31/2016
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Kathleen Shannon (@AndKathleen) is a graphic designer and brand strategist, and co-founder of Being Boss, a podcast and community for creative entrepreneurs. Kathleen began as a staff art director, but learned entrepreneurial habits working on her side projects and blogging. She's now seeking to become a media mogul and serve the creative community. In this conversation, we discuss the origins of Being Boss, how Kathleen learned systematic behaviour and stays organised, and the common...

Duration: 00:52:28


B-SIDE: Planning A Modern WordPress Website, with guest Avery Swartz (@AverySwartz)

10/23/2016
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Avery Swartz (@AverySwartz) joins Prescott to discuss the possibilities for the next version of BusyCreator.com. Together, the two discuss the capabilities of WordPress, best practices which Prescott is adopting (and should start), and the shortcomings of WordPress themes and plugins.

Duration: 01:08:09


Methods and Mindsets for Successful Web Design Projects with Agency Boss Ben Seigel — The Busy Creator Podcast 94

10/19/2016
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Ben Seigel (@versastudiollc) is a web designer and developer, and head of Versa Studio. In addition to managing projects and writing the necessary code for client sites, Ben has examined and written about the underlaying value of design, how small businesses and design agencies can work together toward successful ends. In this conversation, we dig into content management systems on websites, discuss managing remote teams, remark on transitioning from a pure developer to a business owner,...

Duration: 00:54:53


Exploring Business Issues Faced by Creative Pros with Author & Professor Douglas Davis — The Busy Creator Podcast 93

10/3/2016
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Douglas Davis (@DouglasQDavis) is a graphic designer, professor, consultant, and author of the new book Creative Strategy and the Business of Design. The book, which follows his recent talks and workshops, explores business issues that face creative professionals, especially those which may not even seem apparent. In this conversation, we explore the business culture exposed creatives, the shortcomings of our design education system, and how Brooklyn is becoming the home for creative...

Duration: 01:00:59


Balancing a Design Practice and Co-Working Space in New York City, with Jessi Arrington & Creighton Mershon — The Busy Creator Podcast 92

9/19/2016
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Jessi Arrington (@JessiArrington) and Creighton Mershon (@Cr8tonMershon) are the founders of Workshop, a Brooklyn-based creative agency, as well as the proprietors of Small City, a new co-working space and home to dozens of independent creative pros. Alongside their design practice, Jessi & Creighton have grown their co-working experience by taking on more responsibility across three different spaces in Brooklyn. In this conversation, we discuss the oddities and challenges of New York...

Duration: 00:59:20


Joining an Established Agency to Build Workflow & Culture, with Nick Spriggs — The Busy Creator Podcast 91

9/5/2016
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Nick Spriggs (@ncsfoo) is a partner at Vector Media Group in New York City. Though he wasn’t one of the original founders, Nick’s role at Vector has been to grow the design and branding offerings to complement the development and marketing capabilities previously in place. In this conversation, we discuss cultural differences among designers and developers, office rituals used at Vector, how to keep your remote colleagues in the daily mix, and best practices to keep an entire team...

Duration: 00:53:05


Building Community and Finding Personality Stengths as a Creative Introvert, with Designer Cat Rose — The Busy Creator Podcast 90

8/22/2016
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Cat Rose (@CreativeIntro) is an independent graphic designer and founder of The Creative Introvert, a website and community for creative professions who share introverted personality types. In this conversation, we discuss the oddities of life as a freelance designer, the observed behaviour of creative pros and where they fall on the introverted/extroverted continuum, and the challenges of building online communities and creating compelling content. SPONSOR This episode is sponsored...

Duration: 00:50:56


Wearing Many Hats As a Designer for a Software Startup with Andrew Berkowitz???The Busy Creator Podcast 89

8/8/2016
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Andrew Berkowitz (@TheWitzCarlton) is the Head of Product for Tradeversity, a buying-and-selling platform for university students. After gaining experience in a large corporate setting, Andrew has jumped in to startup life, enjoying the struggles along the way. In this conversation, Andrew shares some of the workflows required in a young, small, and nimble company, as well as his experiences testing personal productivity methods and morning routines. Catch up with Andrew on his own show,...

Duration: 00:45:29


Everyday Productivity and Striving for Excellence After Losing All Sense of Sight, with Author & Entrepreneur Tanner Gers — The Busy Creator Podcast 88

7/25/2016
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Tanner Gers (@TannerGers) is an author, entrepreneur, and paralympic athlete. Blinded in a car crash at age 21, Tanner has learned entirely new methods of communication and working. In this conversation, Tanner discusses some of the technology — both lo- and hi-tech — he uses to experience the world in the absesnce of sight. We also share all-purpose productivity tips and examine his morning routines. Show Notes & Links "I get the most fulfilment from serving other people." —Tanner...

Duration: 00:48:47


B-SIDE: How to Speak with Confidence On The Mic and In Person, with Christina Canters ? The Busy Creator Podcast Bonus Episode

7/18/2016
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Christina Canters (@CJCanters) is the founder of The C-Method and host of the Stand Out Get Noticedpodcast. Her work as a speaking and confidence coach has taken her around the world, including recent appearances in Chicago, Florida, and New York City. This talk, recorded live at the New York City Podcast Meetup on July 12, 2016, features Christina coaching our members — most of whom are podcasters themselves — on how to speak better, have more confidence, and express their most authentic...

Duration: 00:52:05

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