Rookie Designer Podcast
About the Show
The Rookie Designer Podcast was founded 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, Rookie Designer set out to create a resource for all designers, young and old, experienced and non. The Rookie Designer Podcast, brings tips, techniques and discussion delivered in an easy-to-understand format.
Episodes and Blog Entries
Rookie Designer 140 – Networking On and Offline
Podcast Episode | May 9th, 2013 | 27 mins 44 secs
In episode 140 of Rookie Designer Podcast, Jake and Carl discuss networking. They specifically talk about networking for business and networking to help you find a job. The discussion includes options for networking online, as well as offline.
Rookie Designer 139 – Finding Freelance Work
Podcast Episode | April 19th, 2013 | 29 mins 39 secs
In this latest episode of Rookie Designer Podcast Carl and Jake discuss where you can find freelance jobs online and offline. They also take the time to address some of the sites that run competitions and why they may not be the best for finding good quality freelance work.
Rookie Designer 138 – Rookie Designer is BACK!
Podcast Episode | April 3rd, 2013 | 27 mins
After almost a year off, it is with great pleasure that we are back and releasing our latest episode of Rookie Designer Podcast. In this episode you will meet Carl Grivakas, the new co-host and freelance designer. Jake also takes a few moments to share his background for those who are new to the podcast. Together they talk about one of the tools they use to collaborate on projects. Welcome back to Rookie Designer Podcast and don't forget to rate us on iTunes to help others find the show.
Rookie Designer 137 – Financial Fridays
Podcast Episode | April 7th, 2012 | 40 mins 10 secs
In Rookie Designer Podcast episode 137 Kitty and Jake discuss their trips to Guatemala City TEDx and Photoshop World DC. Then move on to the main topic for the week called Financial Fridays where they discuss things you should think about on the financial end of being an independent graphic designer. Stay tuned for the short cut of the week and their app recommendations.
Rookie Designer 136 – Presenting A Portfolio
Podcast Episode | March 21st, 2012 | 31 mins 3 secs
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.
Rookie Designer 135 – Follow Ups
Podcast Episode | March 7th, 2012 | 20 mins 29 secs
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.
Rookie Designer 134 – Fear
Podcast Episode | February 21st, 2012 | 30 mins 45 secs
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.
Rookie Designer 133 – Google+ Pages and Website Backbone
Podcast Episode | February 9th, 2012 | 41 mins 5 secs
In Rookie Designer Podcast episode 133, Jake and Kitty talk about Google+ Pages for business. They go into the differences between Facebook and Google+, as well as giving some useful tips on how to attract people to your Google+ Page so they add you to their circles. During their talk they discuss if it's ok to talk about and direct people to your Google+ on Facebook or vice versa. What do you think? For their second topic Kitty and Jake talk about what important planning steps make up the backbone of a good website... for your own design portfolio or for your clients business.
Rookie Designer 132 – Getting Back Into A Routine & A Twitter Question
Podcast Episode | January 25th, 2012 | 50 mins 38 secs
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 too much control. This episode brings back a fan favorite, the Mac and PC shortcuts. Kitty and Jake diving into some interesting app picks as well.
Rookie Designer 131 – Juggling The Clients, Pinterest and 24 Hour Photoshop
Podcast Episode | November 23rd, 2011 | 30 mins 32 secs
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 appreciate all of our listeners sticking with us during the hiatus and we welcome anyone new who has joined the Rookie Designer community. Please don't forget to stop by Facebook to give us a "Like" on our way to 200!
Rotating and Ranking Photos - Adobe Bridge
Blog Entry | August 28th, 2011
Working with Adobe Bridge to rotate photos and also rank your photos using 1 to 5 stars. Sharing the keyboard shortcuts for both.
Rookie Designer 130 – The Traveling Designer
Podcast Episode | August 10th, 2011 | 37 mins 1 sec
Hello and thank you for checking out Episode 130 - The Traveling Designer! It's been a busy last couple of weeks for both Jake and I. Jake moved to a new place and now that he got everything set back up and running, we are back to record Rookie Designer for you! In this episode, we decided to talk about traveling and how you as a designer you need to look at certain things to be sure to avoid headaches and save yourself time while on the road. We also talk about networking events and why you shouldn't fear them! Hope you enjoy!
Vertically Distribute Text Frames - InDesign
Blog Entry | August 7th, 2011
Vertically Distribute Text Frames: InDesign
Measurement Units and Rulers - InDesign
Blog Entry | July 31st, 2011
Tips on how the Measurement Units can be changed and how to hide and show your rulers in InDesign.