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.
Episode | July 23rd, 2015 | 39 mins 31 secs
Jake and Carl talk about Business Network International (BNI) and how it has effected both their businesses. Jake has been in the Pathfinders group of Upstate New York for a few years and Carl recently joined Suburban Success out of Massachusetts. They talk about some of the elements of BNI, such as the "60 Second" they give each week. Below are a few links related to the groups they belong to, as well as the main BNI site.
Episode | January 13th, 2015 | 13 mins 59 secs
Boo! Rookie Designer is back... again. After a year and a half break Jake from Graphic Precision is back to talk to you about goals. Short term, long term and on going goals. This one is a short podcast but Jake wanted to quickly reach out to everyone to let them know that Rookie Designer is back in 2015. He also wanted to mention that his business name has changed and that Carl is out there busting away with a new job and growing work for his freelance business Holy Carp Design. We'll get him back on soon!
Episode | June 12th, 2013 | 40 mins 14 secs
Adobe's announcement in May that they are moving to Creative Cloud only, rather than release Creative Suite 7. They talk about some of the misunderstandings floating around the net and voice their own opinions on the move by Adobe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Blog Entry | August 28th, 2011
adobe, adobe bridge, design software, graphic design
Working with Adobe Bridge to rotate photos and also rank your photos using 1 to 5 stars. Sharing the keyboard shortcuts for both.
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!
Blog Entry | August 7th, 2011
Vertically Distribute Text Frames: InDesign