Jake Van Ness is the owner of the independent design business, Graphic Precision. A self taught print designer with over 15 years of experience from working in a variety of print shops producing stationery to commercial marketing collateral to label and package products. Passionate about photography, the latest technologies and the ever growing internet. If he is not designing, blogging or podcasting you will find him enjoying the Adirondacks of Upstate New York by fishing, camping or hiking.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.