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.
Article | August 28th, 2011
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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!
Article | June 7th, 2011
Box With Rounded Corners - InDesign
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.
Episode | April 22nd, 2011 | 25 mins 1 sec
There's some big news to spill about the podcast and its future. Tune in to get the scoop!
Episode | June 14th, 2010 | 43 mins 45 secs
Being a Rookie is never an easy task, but it happens to the best of us, whether we're talking about designers or athletes. In this episode I'll attempt to lend an article written by an NFL football player for rookie football players, to the industry of design. Along the way we'll discuss tips for (hopefully) avoiding those mistakes that make us look even more like Rookies.
Episode | May 28th, 2010 | 49 mins 23 secs
Do you design with the future in mind? When building websites, it may benefit you to do so. Adaptability can go a long way in this day and age where new trends and technology are ever changing. We'll explore this topic as well as the subject of negotiating for your REAL dream job, meaning that you are also getting your dream pay and dream benefits along with it. Finally we wrap up with a nice list of tips for those who are venturing out on their own in the world of freelance design.