Episode | May 14th, 2018 | 30 mins 50 secs
design, designer, graphic design
This week Carl and Jake talk about why they decided to start their own businesses and why they work with the clients they work with. It's important to figure out what "your why" is when it comes to running your own business. They share some of their own "why" reasons. They also tackle new business news related to AI deciding what ads will work and the new Best Buy logo. Lastly they share a few Rookie Recommendations for the week.
Episode | May 7th, 2018 | 36 mins 38 secs
business, design, freelance, graphic design
This week Jake and Carl talk about the importance of taking care of yourself, as much as taking care of your side gig, business, or school projects. It is easy to get into your creative flow and forget about what you are doing to make sure you don't approach burnout. They share some of the things they do to make sure it doesn't happen to them. Carl also shares his experiences at the HOW Design Live showroom floor. They also cover their Rookie Recommendations and a bit of Design News.
Episode | April 30th, 2018 | 46 mins 45 secs
conferences, design, designer, graphic design
This week Carl and Jake talk about the pros and cons of going to conferences. With Carl heading to the show floor at the HOW Conference, he was curious to here what makes someone spend the kind of money it takes to go to some of the bigger conferences. Jake is able to share, rather excitedly, some of the experiences he has had attending a few different conferences over the years. They also cover a couple of interesting design news items and both bring their Rookie Recommendations to the table.