Rookie Designer Podcast

Everyone's a Rookie Before They're An All-Star!

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.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Rookie Designer 135 – Follow Ups

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Article  |  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.

  • Rookie Designer 130 – The Traveling Designer

    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

    Article  |  August 7th, 2011

    Vertically Distribute Text Frames: InDesign

  • Measurement Units and Rulers - InDesign

    Article  |  July 31st, 2011

    Tips on how the Measurement Units can be changed and how to hide and show your rulers in InDesign.

  • Snippets - InDesign

    Article  |  July 17th, 2011

    Snippets in InDesign

  • Displace Filter - Photoshop

    Article  |  July 11th, 2011

    Displace Filter in Photoshop

  • Rookie Designer 129 - Google+, Rookie Mailbag

    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

    Article  |  June 29th, 2011

    Typography Tip To Help With Kerning

  • Shape Tools - Illustrator

    Article  |  June 19th, 2011

    Shape Tools - Illustrator

  • Add A New Layer - Photoshop

    Article  |  June 12th, 2011

    Add A New Layer to A Photoshop Document

  • Rookie Designer 128 – #PePCon Adventures and What is “The Twitter?”

    Episode  |  June 9th, 2011  |  39 mins

    Jake and Kitty talk about their trip to Print & ePublishing Conference 2011 in DC presented by 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!