Carl Grivakis is the owner and founder Holy Carp Design. Having earned a B.F.A. in graphic design in 2004 from the New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University, Carl has climbed his way through the ranks from Production Artist to Senior Graphic Designer…and now he's upgraded to business owner! Carl is always learning new skills to stay relevant in a field he loves, and hopes to share knowledge with others. Carl is passionate about design, doing right for others, and having a collaborative design process with clients and peers. When not pushing pixels, Carl hides behind a game screen running a D&D game, or rolling dice at a local Warhammer 40k tournament.
Episode | August 31st, 2015 | 23 mins 44 secs
Jake and Carl talk about design college and the value of a graphic design college degree. They also talk about the unfortunate news about The Art Institute and what is surrounding that. While each took a different path to get to where they are, they do have many things they agree on. Let us know your thoughts about a college degree in graphic design or other art careers in the comments or over on our Facebook page. Also be sure to share this episode with your friends and help us grow our community.
Episode | August 10th, 2015 | 37 mins 21 secs
In this latest episode of Rookie Designer, Jake and Carl discuss a bit of a client conundrum that happened to Jake recently. They discuss what the situation was, how it was handled and what Jake could have done better. One of the things that is most important when it comes to being a freelance designer or a design business owner, is that you never stop learning from your mistakes. We all make them and it's important to find out what you could have done better. Jake definitely has some areas to improve and is happy to share them with the listeners.
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 | 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.