Rookie Designer is a podcast geared toward students and newbies to the design field, but has proven useful for those with years of experience as well. Listen or subscribe for tips, info and perspectives on designing, freelancing and a host of other topics.
Jake and Carl discuss Adobe’s decision to move to subscription only for their software going forward from CS6, with Creative Cloud.
In this latest podcast episode Carl and Jake discuss where to find good, quality freelance work online and offline. Also covering the issue of SPEC work.
I’ve been using various audio production and music creation programs since the late nineties and have dealt with a wide range of advantages and disadvantages. In general, I like my software streamlined, understandable, and intuitive. It doesn’t seem like a lot to ask, but for some reason a lot of your larger and more well [...]
I have had the pleasure of working with MAGIX software Photostory Easy the past week. It is just that very “EASY” and is a super alternative to your current slideshow editor. The interface is extremely user friendly specifically if you aren’t familiar with slideshow editing. I picked it up in about 5 minutes and was [...]
Rookie Designer Podcast is back after almost a year off. Jake brings in a new co-host, Carl of Holy Carp Design. As well as introductions, they talk about a collaboration software they use called Podio.
In Rookie Designer 137 Kitty & Jake discuss conferences, financial fridays accounting as an independent designer, app recommendation & shortcut of the week.
In Rookie Designer Podcast episode 136 Kitty and Jake discuss a question that came to them through Facebook about the different ways portfolios are presented. Covering mounted samples, using a PDF, the importance of an online portfolio and how it is important that your portfolio reflect a bit about your own personality. Stay tuned for the short cut of the week and their app recommendations.
In Rookie Designer Podcast episode 135 Jake talks about the importance of follow ups with potential clients and existing clients. He talks about how the phone call is not a cold call and following up before the holidays hit can be a real winner for both you and your client.
In Rookie Designer Podcast episode 134 Kitty and Jake talk about fear. They talk about some of their own fears as designers and how they choose to deal with these fears. They touch on a more general rookie fear and how someone can deal with that. Also this episode they talk about the shortcut of the week and their recommendations.
We did it! We fixed the Feed! After looking through everything on the blog, backend setup, FeedBurner setup… Everything we could think of. Jake even started to email back and forth with Apple and all they said was to check our feeds. So, today We did it! We’re back in business. Here’s what happened: Somehow, we had [...]
In Rookie Designer Podcast episode 132, Jake and Kitty talk about how they like to get back into the routine. Specifics of sleep patterns, going to the gym and making lists are brought up. They also tackle a very good Twitter question from a fan asking about how to deal with a client who wants [...]
Recently we have gotten messages through Facebook and Twitter about how Rookie Designer is not available on iTunes. Let us be specific… iTunes Germany and iTunes Australia. Sorry, we just think it’s cool we have people listening in those parts of the world. Still get amazed at the reach of a single podcast or post [...]
After a bit of a hiatus, Rookie Designer Podcast is back with episode number 131. During this episode we talk about the challenges of juggling a contract job and freelance clients. We also talk about a pretty cool site for inspiration called Pinterest and we announce the upcoming 24 Hour Photoshop by Mogo Media. We [...]
Continued from Job Hunting: The New Dating Game (Part 1) The garden of employment Welcome back to another exciting episode…..okay, maybe not…but, welcome anyway. In concluding this series, I’m going to go over a few things that tend to be overlooked by many educational institutions….although, there are instructors that may take some time off from [...]