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 129 - Google+, Rookie Mailbag
Podcast Episode | July 11th, 2011 | 41 mins 50 secs
Kitty and I have been very busy over the last month. We realize our listeners have been wondering where the latest podcast may be. Well here is #129! In this latest episode we talk about a little thing known as Google+ and we also answer our first Mailbag question from Kasia. Enjoy the show and we look forward to your comments!
Typography Tip To Help With Kerning
Blog Entry | June 29th, 2011
Typography Tip To Help With Kerning
Rookie Designer 128 – #PePCon Adventures and What is “The Twitter?”
Podcast Episode | June 9th, 2011 | 39 mins
Jake and Kitty talk about their trip to Print & ePublishing Conference 2011 in DC presented by InDesignSecrets.com hosts Anne Marie Concepcion and David Blatner. They talk about the sessions they enjoyed and about why they think every Rookie should attend a conference like PePCon. Jake and Kitty also talk about what "The Twitter" is all about and how it can benefit designers. Covering hashtags, lists, picking a name, avatars and the importance of a well designed background. Lastly they add a quick tip each to help a Rookie Designer work smarter!
Rookie Designer 127 – It’s Nice To Meet You
Podcast Episode | May 18th, 2011 | 32 mins 27 secs
Rookie Designer Podcast is BACK!
We are very exited to post a brand new Rookie Design Podcast for your listening pleasure. In this episode Kitty Florido and Jake Van Ness take a few moments to introduce themselves to the Rookie listeners. Giving a little insight to where they are from, what their design background is and what other creative outlets they enjoy.
Kitty and Jake also cover a few news items and you can find the show note links below.
Rookie Designer 126 – Bad News, Good News
Podcast Episode | April 22nd, 2011 | 25 mins 1 sec
There's some big news to spill about the podcast and its future. Tune in to get the scoop!
Rookie Designer 125 – Moving Beyond ‘Rookie’
Podcast Episode | June 14th, 2010 | 43 mins 45 secs
Being a Rookie is never an easy task, but it happens to the best of us, whether we're talking about designers or athletes. In this episode I'll attempt to lend an article written by an NFL football player for rookie football players, to the industry of design. Along the way we'll discuss tips for (hopefully) avoiding those mistakes that make us look even more like Rookies.
Rookie Designer 124 – Freelance Tips, Design for Change and Negotiating for Your REAL Dream Job
Podcast Episode | May 28th, 2010 | 49 mins 23 secs
Do you design with the future in mind? When building websites, it may benefit you to do so. Adaptability can go a long way in this day and age where new trends and technology are ever changing. We'll explore this topic as well as the subject of negotiating for your REAL dream job, meaning that you are also getting your dream pay and dream benefits along with it. Finally we wrap up with a nice list of tips for those who are venturing out on their own in the world of freelance design.
Rookie Designer 123 – Preparing for Emergencies and Buying Equipment
Podcast Episode | April 9th, 2010 | 43 mins 53 secs
In this episode we'll take a look at how you can improve customer relations by planning ahead for emergency situations and I'll field a couple of topics posed by listeners about how, what, and when to buy equipment for your freelance design needs.
Rookie Designer 122 – Portfolios, When to Jump to Full Time Freelance and more
Podcast Episode | January 12th, 2010 | 39 mins 39 secs
We'll discuss a couple of questions sent in by our listeners dealing with the topics of what to put in your portfolio and what NOT to put in there, when is the right time to make the jump into freelance as a full-time position and some other red flags to watch out for in freelance.
Rookie Designer 121 – Content Strategy, Keeping your Portfolio Diverse & Dealing with Clients in Another Country
Podcast Episode | November 23rd, 2009 | 42 mins 40 secs
In this episode we're hitting the mailbag and covering some topics sent in by our listeners. Topics will include coming up with a strategy for delivering content that your target audience can consume and use, keeping your portfolio diverse and keeping your creativity at a high level, even when things get stagnant at your job, and also dealing with payments when you are in a different country than your freelance client.
Rookie Designer 120 – Senior vs Junior
Podcast Episode | November 6th, 2009 | 40 mins 7 secs
In this episode we'll cover a topic sent in by a listener who is having a problem at the workplace. What is the role of a junior designer as opposed to a senior designer? Who is supposed to know what, and is the senior supposed to be a sort of mentor for the junior? We'll discuss these questions and more.