I’m a big time a multi-tasker. Very female of me I guess. I don’t just design a logo. I design logos while eating a sandwich, flipping through five blogs, and talking on the phone. But my favorite thing to do while “working” is listen to interesting podcasts. I pretty much listen to anything to be honest but I really enjoy podcasts where I feel like I’m learning about the creative field. Below are my current fave creative podcasts.
Debbie Milman from the Design Observer interviews some of the most succesful people in Graphic Design, Branding, and New Media. This is great if you love the design world. She always inserts her own interesting anecdotes and is really good about pulling the background story from people.
This is a much more casual podcast by illustrator Sam Weber. He teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York and interviews many fellow illustrators in the city. I like the casual tone of his interviews and the way he keeps it real about the struggles of having a creative career.
This an amazing creative business podcast from Design Sponge’s Grace Bonnie. She interviews many creatives in various fields and gives a lot of helpful tips and thoughts about starting your own creative business. It is good all around nuts and bolts information on the creative industry today.
Ok this is not a podcast but more like Ted Talks for the creative industry. Tina Roth Eisenberg of Swiss Miss created this series a few years back and it has since become a global entity. I often listen to them like podcasts while I’m sketching. Very inspiring.
This podcast is more for people who are interested in starting their own business. It’s not necessarily for creatives but Seth Godin has a unique outlook on going off on your own and gives sound advice to those who want to bypass the MBA education.
“Trying to make the best movie possible is making me live the best life possible.”
I’ve always struggled with keeping a diary because I’m not good with words. I’m a visual person. That’s why I love apps like instagram where you get snippets of people’s daily lives. BUT, I’ve always wanted to keep a journal so I can look back on my crazy nomadic life and remember the good times and learn from the bad. I have a friend who has managed to keep a journal for the last 10 years. One whole decade! She’s like my memory machine. I can go to her and ask what we were up to on October 12, 2009 and she can read out in detail our trip to Norway. It’s amazing.
Needless to say, I’m getting this app. I love making movies. I’m lazy at journaling. I have a bad memory. This is perfect. Check out this interview on the BBC to learn more about the project!
“I just want to get closer to you.” Awesome creepy love illustrations by Kaye Blegvad.
Amazing song and video by Kurt Vile. This video is proof that you don’t need fancy equipment to make a beautiful film. It was shot on a phone by photographer Todd Cole. So beautiful. The making of the film is below.
Loving these oil paintings by Kai Samuels Davis.
I’ve been having a grand time here in the UK. Admittedly most of my activities have been holiday and alcohol related but I’ve managed to fit in some design shop browsing in both Glasgow and London. I’m going to miss all these cute local boutiques but fortunately I found the most amazing website! Papa Stour is a contemporary craft and design web shop full of beautiful objects all made by makers in Scotland. I pretty much want to buy everything. Check it out!