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 | 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!
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.
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!
Article | August 7th, 2011
Vertically Distribute Text Frames: InDesign
Article | July 31st, 2011
Tips on how the Measurement Units can be changed and how to hide and show your rulers in InDesign.
Article | July 17th, 2011
Snippets in InDesign
Article | July 11th, 2011
Displace Filter in Photoshop
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!
Article | June 29th, 2011
Typography Tip To Help With Kerning
Article | June 19th, 2011
Shape Tools - Illustrator
Article | June 12th, 2011
Add A New Layer to A Photoshop Document
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!