Rookie Designer was founded by Adam Hay in 2005, about one year into the growth of the new medium referred to as podcasting. Tired of the typical jargon laden, elitist discussions about the design field of work, Adam set out to create a resource for all designers, young and old, experienced and non. Born was the Rookie Designer podcast, bringing tips, techniques and discussion delivered in an easy-to-understand format.
In late March 2011, Adam passed on the podcast to Jake Van Ness and Kitty Florido, and new life is born into the podcast…
Graphic Designer, Photographer, Foodie and Podcaster, who enjoys traveling between Guatemala and Upstate NY. Her Guatemalan business, Asterisco, specializes in Print and Web Design, as well as Photography. Her blog Design Backslash is well, everything design… and starting your own business as a Designer, Macs, Software, Music, Blogging and Networking, pretty much anything that comes around with being a designer and photographer in the world. She is also one of the two foodies from The Foodies’ Kitchen, a cooking blog that was founded in 2010.
Keep up with her on Twitter: @iKitty
Jake Van Ness
Jake Van Ness is the owner of the independent design business, Prepressology. A self taught print designer with over 14 years of experience from working in a variety of print shops producing stationery to commercial marketing collateral to label and package products. Passionate about photography, the latest technologies and the ever growing internet. If he is not designing, blogging or podcasting you will find him enjoying the Adirondacks of Upstate New York behind the lens of his Canon Rebel. You can find some of his photography on Flickr.
Keep up with Jake on Twitter: @Prepressology