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September 3, 2019
Jen Landis (VP and Executive Creative Director at KidGlov; and Founder of Pincurl Girls) met with me after her breakout session at the OnBrand Conference in Omaha – a collaboration of the local AAF, AIGA, AMA, IABC, and PRSA chapters. We speak[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Jen Landis: The Reflex Blue Show #204 appeared first on 36 Point.
August 13, 2019
Stefan Mumaw is always good with a story. He’s also an amazing presenter – so it’s no shock that he was brought in to do the luncheon keynote at the OnBrand Conference in Omaha – a collaboration of the local AAF, AIGA,[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Stefan Mumaw: The Reflex Blue Show #203 appeared first on 36 Point.
July 31, 2019
Daryl Anderson, Creative Director at Clark Creative Group, sits down to talk about working with local clients, Visit Omaha, and his own path into the design field. We end the show on some student advice. This is the first (of[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Daryl Anderson: The Reflex Blue Show #202 appeared first on 36 Point.
May 6, 2019
Illustrator Greg Paprocki joins The Reflex Blue Show to discuss how he got into illustration, working on Curious George, his ABC books (starting with V is for Vittles), and so many more books. We also talk about a an article Greg wrote for[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Greg Paprocki: The Reflex Blue Show #201 appeared first on 36 Point.
April 14, 2019
Mary Allen returns to The Reflex Blue Show to talk about mental health awareness, and her greeting cards for those who want a way to explain their mental health issue. We also speak about living walls, environmental design, and more. Big thanks[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Mary Allen: The Reflex Blue Show #200 appeared first on 36 Point.
March 25, 2019
Andrea Trew stops by The Reflex Blue Show to talk about her new company, Trew Creative. Andrea spent the past three years as the sole designer at Flywheel (36 Point has been hosted at Flywheel since 2017), and before that[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Andrea Trew: The Reflex Blue Show #199 appeared first on 36 Point.
March 7, 2019
Emily Cohen returns to the show to discuss her book Brutally Honest (she was last on the show a year ago, before the book shipped, and after an amazing Kickstarter promotion). The book has really taken off, and is now[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Emily Cohen: The Reflex Blue Show #198 appeared first on 36 Point.
February 25, 2019
Omaha-based designer Dani Donovan stopped by the Eleven19 office to discuss a design project that went huge – and fast. In mid-December (of 2018), just two short months before we recorded this podcast, she posted a flowchart/comic showing ADHD storytelling.[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Dani Donovan: The Reflex Blue Show #197 appeared first on 36 Point.
November 19, 2018
Grain & Mortar has been an award-winning branding and web development studio in Omaha, Nebraska since 2011, but 2018 brought them into the business of selling pants as well. Kristin DeKay, Eric Downs, and Jesse Harding stop by The Reflex[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Grain & Mortar: The Reflex Blue Show #196 appeared first on 36 Point.
October 10, 2018
John Sayles (of J. Sayles Design in Des Moines, Iowa) stopped by the Eleven19 studio to talk about being in the design industry for over three decades. But first things first – pork chops and vodka! For those who have[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post John Sayles: The Reflex Blue Show #195 appeared first on 36 Point.
September 28, 2018
Steve Gordon and Paul Meyer stop by The Reflex Blue Show to talk about the current things going on in the design world. We recorded this a day or two after Apple’s announcements of a new phone line – and a[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Steve Gordon & Paul Meyer: The Reflex Blue Show #194 appeared first on 36 Point.
September 17, 2018
Elizabeth Edwards (Volume PR and 11th Octave) joins The Reflex Blue Show to talk PR and psychology. Once again, recorded in the hallway (and still very obviously between sessions at the event) at the OnBrand Conference in Omaha – a collaboration[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Elizabeth Edwards: The Reflex Blue Show #193 appeared first on 36 Point.
August 27, 2018
Nicole Frantz (Senior Vice President, Creative Services at Capital Music Group) joins The Reflex Blue Show to talk about working in the music business. We talk about working in a super-creative (in this case, music) field, working with Annie Lennox,[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Nicole Frantz: The Reflex Blue Show #192 appeared first on 36 Point.
August 21, 2018
John Henry Müller (Design Director at Hudl) returns to the show after last having his work go to the dogs over five years ago. We meet up in the hallway (I love recording at conferences (the energy, the people, the[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post John Henry Müller: The Reflex Blue Show #191 appeared first on 36 Point.
July 23, 2018
Dan Rhatigan (Senior Manager of Adobe‘s type team) was at the HOW Design Live design conference in Boston to talk about what’s next in the type world. Software does have a lifespan, and with Open Type being over two decades old,[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Dan Rhatigan: The Reflex Blue Show #190 appeared first on 36 Point.
July 10, 2018
Grace Dawson and Tosh Hall of Jones Knowles Ritchie (JKR / JKR Global / some random law firm) were at the HOW Design Live design conference in Boston to give a presentation about how we haven’t changed – the world has. And[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Grace Dawson & Tosh Hall: The Reflex Blue Show #189 appeared first on 36 Point.
June 26, 2018
Josh Silverman was at the HOW Design Live design conference in Boston to give a presentation about working at the layer of people. So, we talk about The People Layer and why it’s so important. We also discuss things that constantly change (was the[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Josh Silverman: The Reflex Blue Show #188 appeared first on 36 Point.
June 11, 2018
Allan Espiritu and Kevin Kernan of GDLOFT were at the HOW Design Live design conference in Boston to celebrate winning the Print Magazine Regional Design Award, Grand Prize with their poster designs for AIGA Philadelphia’s 35th Anniversary. They were also signing[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Allan Espiritu & Kevin Kernan: The Reflex Blue Show #187 appeared first on 36 Point.
May 30, 2018
Emily Chohen was at the HOW Design Live design conference in Boston to speak about “The Power of Saying No.” I said yes to a podcast though, and we speak a lot about no. Well, the power of saying no. And[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Emily Cohen: The Reflex Blue Show #186 appeared first on 36 Point.
May 21, 2018
Bill Gardner was presenting the 2018 Logo Trend Report (not quite online yet, but it will be soon) at the HOW Design Live design conference in Boston. We ended up taking a bit of time to discuss logos, the difference between[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Bill Gardner: The Reflex Blue Show #185 appeared first on 36 Point.
May 17, 2018
Julie Goldsberry and Cami Travis-Groves discuss the third day of 2018’s HOW Design Live in Boston. Between this recap, and the Day 1 / Day 2 recaps, I was happy to get 5 of this year’s 10 HOW Ambassadors on the podcast. The[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post HOW Design Live 2018, Conference Recap 3 of 3 : Julie Goldsberry, Cami Travis-Groves appeared first on 36 Point.
May 15, 2018
Dallas Franklin, Jennifer Lemerand, Thanh Nguyen, and Alex Withers discuss the second day of 2018’s HOW Design Live in Boston. Listen to Day 1’s recap here. Wait around until tomorrow-ish to hear about day 3. Or, if you are viewing this page[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post HOW Design Live 2018, Conference Recap 2 of 3 : Dallas Franklin, Jennifer Lemerand, Thanh Nguyen, Alex Withers appeared first on 36 Point.
May 14, 2018
Justin Ahrens, Saana Hellsten, Karen Larson, Lillian Ling, Nicholas Nawroth, Calvin Ng, Jamie Saunders, and David Sherwin  discuss the first day of 2018’s HOW Design Live in Boston. Boston was great. I even spent a bit of time blogging for Neenah Paper while[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post HOW Design Live 2018, Conference Recap 1 of 3 : Justin Ahrens, Saana Hellsten, Karen Larson, Lillian Ling, Nicholas Nawroth, Calvin Ng, Jamie Saunders, David Sherwin appeared first on 36 Point.
April 16, 2018
Stefan G. Bucher of 344 stopped by the day after a fantastic presentation to AIGA Nebraska in support of his new book, Letterheads : An Eccentric Alphabet. A lot has happened since we last had Stefan on the show. Well,[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Stefan G. Bucher: The Reflex Blue Show #184 appeared first on 36 Point.
April 2, 2018
Amanda Hoklin and Megan Timanus stop by to speak about design portfolios. Megan is an instructor at University of Nebraska Omaha, while Amanda has been teaching the portfolio class at Metropolitan Community College for the past seven years or so.[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Amanda Hoklin & Megan Timanus: The Reflex Blue Show #183 appeared first on 36 Point.
March 9, 2018
Bre Phelan is starting up a cat cafe in Omaha! In just a few months, Felius opens in downtown Omaha, and we talk about opening a cat cafe, starting up a non-profit, and of course her current day job of[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Bre Phelan: The Reflex Blue Show #182 appeared first on 36 Point.
February 18, 2018
Robin Fitzgerald, CCO at BBDO Atlanta, was back in Nebraska to speak at AAF Omaha’s Meet the Pros. I stopped by a couple hours before her presentation, and we discussed both of us actually attending Meet the Pros while in school, her[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Robin Fitzgerald: The Reflex Blue Show #181 appeared first on 36 Point.
February 4, 2018
Luke Bolin, Coban Rudish, and Dillion Wheelock of Edison Creative have been doing animation for a while – but nothing like The Axiom Chronicles. After years of telling stories for others (which they are still doing), they decided to also take[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Luke Bolin & Coban Rudish & Dillon Wheelock: The Reflex Blue Show #180 appeared first on 36 Point.
January 21, 2018
Ben Lueders and Erin Pille of Fruitful Design stopped by to discuss something or another about design – but my attendance at an SEGD Omaha event ended with a free MTN Dew ICE – and thus plans had to change.[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Ben Lueders & Erin Pille: The Reflex Blue Show #179 appeared first on 36 Point.
January 8, 2018
Mary Allen kicks off the start of season 11 on The Reflex Blue Show. We chat about going back to school for design, what may be new in 2018, and the sad news of PRINT and HOW no longer being printed[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Mary Allen: The Reflex Blue Show #178 appeared first on 36 Point.
October 25, 2017
Michael Bierut, David Carson, Keith Ellis, Carlos Estrada, Keith Gasch, Ben Levitz, and Joe Isaak discuss the final day of the 2017 AIGA Design Conference in Minneapolis with me. Enjoy. The Reflex Blue Show The post 2017 AIGA Design Conference, Recap 3 of 3 : Michael Bierut, David Carson, Keith Ellis, Carlos Estrada, Keith Gasch, Ben Levitz, Joe Isaak appeared first on 36 Point.
October 25, 2017
Julie Anixter (AIGA), Marian Bantjes, Bob Dixon (USPS), Adam Turman, and Betsy Vardell (Design Observer) discuss the second day of the 2017 AIGA Design Conference in Minneapolis with me. Enjoy. The Reflex Blue Show The post 2017 AIGA Design Conference, Recap 2 of 3 : Julie Anixter, Marian Bantjes, Bob Dixon, Adam Turman, Betsy Vardell appeared first on 36 Point.
October 24, 2017
Justin Ahrens (Rule29 and Wheels4Water), Aaron Draplin (The DDC), Dallas Franklin (Neenah), Bill Moran (Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum), Brian Singer (Someguy), and Christine Taylor (Hallmark and POPMinded) discuss the first day of the 2017 AIGA Design Conference in Minneapolis.[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post 2017 AIGA Design Conference, Recap 1 of 3 : Justin Ahrens, Aaron Draplin, Dallas Franklin, Bill Moran, Brian Singer, Christine Taylor appeared first on 36 Point.
August 14, 2017
Dana Arnett of VSA Partners met with me at the HOW Design Live Conference conference this year in Chicago. We speak 30+ years of VSA Partners, Harley Davidson, how I am not named after Donovan Leitch, our first design jobs, Dana being the incoming AIGA[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Dana Arnett: The Reflex Blue Show #177 appeared first on 36 Point.
July 17, 2017
Julie Anixter (AIGA Executive Director) and Andrew La Monica (Ande & Partners) met with me at the HOW Design Live Conference conference this year in Chicago. We speak AIGA, the AIGA National Conference, the AIGA Eye on Design Conference, the future roles[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Julie Anixter & Andrew La Monica: The Reflex Blue Show #176 appeared first on 36 Point.
July 9, 2017
Brian Wood was at the HOW Design Live Conference conference this year talking about (and doing demonstrations in the Adobe booth of) Adobe Stock and Adobe Experience Design (XD, now in beta). We speak Adobe Stock, Adobe XD, the many books he[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Brian Wood: The Reflex Blue Show #175 appeared first on 36 Point.
July 2, 2017
Jason Tselentis chats about all of the important topics with me – artificial intelligence (and how it may affect design), James Cameron, Papyrus, and student portfolios. Recorded at this year’s HOW Design Live Conference, we also briefly mention that Jason has written a[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Jason Tselentis: The Reflex Blue Show #174 appeared first on 36 Point.
June 8, 2017
LogoLounge and the LogoLounge books may have only been around since 2001, but they have left such a large mark on the industry, they feel like they’ve been with us forever. At this year’s HOW Design Live Conference, I once again got to speak with[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Bill Gardner: The Reflex Blue Show #173 appeared first on 36 Point.
May 24, 2017
Nikita Prokhorov was attending this year’s HOW Design Live Conference, and I knew immediately that I wanted to have him on the show. His ambigram work, as well as his book, Ambigrams Revealed: A Graphic Designer’s Guide To Creating Typographic Art Using Optical Illusions,[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Nikita Prokhorov: The Reflex Blue Show #172 appeared first on 36 Point.
May 17, 2017
Justin Dauer met with me just before the HOW Design Live Conference got kicked into full-gear in Chicago two weeks ago. In 2015, Justin wrote an article on “Resetting Agency Culture” for A List Apart. Like a lot of great creative[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Justin Dauer: The Reflex Blue Show #171 appeared first on 36 Point.
May 17, 2017
Amy Reyes, Cami Travis-Groves, and Emily Potts discuss the final full day of 2017’s HOW Design Live in Chicago. No week seems to go by quicker than the one spent at HOW Design Live. Seeing that many graphic designers / website designers[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post HOW Design Live 2017, Conference Recap 4 of 4 : Amy Reyes, Cami Travis-Groves, Emily Potts appeared first on 36 Point.
May 10, 2017
Justin Ahrens, David Carson, Aaron Draplin, and Doug Grever discuss the third day of 2017’s HOW Design Live in Chicago. This was the final day of the exhibit hall, and I made the most of it by spending a few minutes with Aaron Draplin[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post HOW Design Live 2017, Conference Recap 3 of 4 : Justin Ahrens, David Carson, Aaron Draplin, Doug Grever appeared first on 36 Point.
May 9, 2017
Wills Francis (Rule29 and Wheels4Water), Dallas Franklin (Neenah Paper), Adam Halon, Dan Smolinski (LinkedIn), and Lloyd Wilkinson (Real Thread) discuss the second day of 2017’s HOW Design Live in Chicago. HOW, as far as I know, is the largest yearly gathering of graphic designers /[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post HOW Design Live 2017, Conference Recap 2 of 4 : Wills Francis, Dallas Franklin, Adam Halon, Dan Smolinski, Lloyd Wilkinson appeared first on 36 Point.
May 8, 2017
Justin Ahrens (Rule29 and Wheels4Water), Mike Joosse (Designation Labs), Sabine Lenz (PaperSpecs), Mike Miller, and Christine Taylor (Hallmark and POPMinded) discuss the first day of 2017’s HOW Design Live in Chicago. I still can’t believe this was recorded six days ago. For[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post HOW Design Live 2017, Conference Recap 1 of 4 : Justin Ahrens, Mike Joosse, Sabine Lenz, Mike Miller, Christine Taylor appeared first on 36 Point.
April 25, 2017
Omaha’s Emspace Group (located just a few blocks, and across Pacific Street, from my office at Eleven19), got rid of their internship program around five years ago. Why? FORGE. In an effort to find a different way to give back[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post FORGE: The Reflex Blue Show #170 appeared first on 36 Point.
April 17, 2017
Antionette Carroll (founder of AIGA National’s Diversity+Inclusion Initiative | founder of Creative Reaction Lab) and Cathy Solarana (AIGA Nebraska Director of Diversity & Inclusion | Owner of Wheelhouse Collective) stop by the show to discuss design, social change, diversity, inclusion, and how failure is not a bad[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Antionette Carroll & Cathy Solarana: The Reflex Blue Show #169 appeared first on 36 Point.
March 13, 2017
Carlos Estrada (AIGA West Michigan Diversity+Inclusion Director | Design Consultant at Herman Miller) and Cathy Solarana (AIGA Nebraska Director of Diversity & Inclusion | Owner of Wheelhouse Collective) stop by to talk about diversity in design, AIGA’s Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, and more. Cody Fenske once[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Carlos Estrada & Cathy Solarana: The Reflex Blue Show #168 appeared first on 36 Point.
February 27, 2017
Amy Schwartz (Design Director at Cards Against Humanity) joins us to talk about, well, Cards Against Humanity. Recorded during AAF Omaha‘s Meet the Pros, we also chat about getting that first job in design and other advice for recent graduates. Cody Fenske once again[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Amy Schwartz: The Reflex Blue Show #167 appeared first on 36 Point.
February 7, 2017
It’s our ninth (twelfth (xii!) for those hanging around since the BADCast days) yearly check out of some ads during the football game. Cody Fenske, Steve Gordon, Chris Kelly, and Tom Nemitz (who once again runs the special) discuss our favorites. Enjoy. The Reflex[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Superb Owl Spectacular IX appeared first on 36 Point.
January 31, 2017
Cody Fenske (who did the Season 10 graphics for The Reflex Blue Show) and Steve Gordon (who is no strange to The Reflex Blue Show) stop by to chat about finding a job, the importance of friends, and more. Enjoy.[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Cody Fenske & Steve Gordon: The Reflex Blue Show #166 appeared first on 36 Point.
January 16, 2017
Justin Ahrens of Rule29, one of my favorite guests, joins the Reflex Blue Show to discuss his Design Of podcast, Wheels 4 Water, Designing for Good, AIGA (Justin just joined the National Board), and the coming up way too soon and yet[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Justin Ahrens: The Reflex Blue Show #165 appeared first on 36 Point.
October 31, 2016
Justin Kemerling, Jake Welchert, and Adam Casey may each have their own design studios, but they operate out of the same co-working space in Omaha, Nebraska – Round and Round. We speak co-working while working for yourself, how many rounds form a round[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Round and Round: The Reflex Blue Show #164 appeared first on 36 Point.
October 11, 2016
Cathy Solarana gave a very well received workshop on Brand Therapy at the 2015 AIGA National Conference in New Orleans. Since then, she’s built on it, and we speak of how Brand Therapy has grown. We also talk about concepting, her own Wheelhouse Collective,[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Cathy Solarana: The Reflex Blue Show #163 appeared first on 36 Point.
August 31, 2016
David Sherwin joins me for the last of the six interviews recorded at HOW Design Live in Atlanta. As one half of the newly formed The Sherwins LLC, we talk about building teams, working with teams, and going out on[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post David Sherwin: The Reflex Blue Show #162 appeared first on 36 Point.
August 31, 2016
Sean Adams was the AIGA President, twice. He received the AIGA Medal in 2014 with Noreen Morioka for over 20 years of work with AdamsMorioka. Now? We catch up with Sean to discuss a bit of the past – as well[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Sean Adams: The Reflex Blue Show #161 appeared first on 36 Point.
July 19, 2016
Bill Gardner of Gardner Design specializes in logos. Well, that’s an understatement. Bill is the man behind the site with over 240,000 logos – LogoLounge.com, co-authored 14 LogoLounge books, has does yearly Logo Trends Reports since 2003, and records logo courses at Lynda.com. I[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Bill Gardner: The Reflex Blue Show #160 appeared first on 36 Point.
June 28, 2016
AIGA Medalist Kit Hinrichs was speaking at HOW Design Live in Atlanta, and I took the opportunity to sit down and chat with him about many of the things he’s been up to – Sappi’s The Standard, his flag collection (now known[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Kit Hinrichs: The Reflex Blue Show #159 appeared first on 36 Point.
June 21, 2016
Terri Trespicio has appeared many times on Martha Stewart’s Show, gave an amazing TEDxKC talk on why you should stop searching for your passion, and was speaking at HOW Design Live in Atlanta – obviously it was only a matter of time[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Terri Trespicio: The Reflex Blue Show #158 appeared first on 36 Point.
June 14, 2016
  Jim Krause and Cami Travis-Groves join me for the first (of six) full episodes of The Reflex Blue Show I recorded at HOW Design Live in Atlanta, Georgia. We talk about roasting coffee beans in your backyard, taking your own pictures,[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Jim Krause & Cami Travis-Groves: The Reflex Blue Show #157 appeared first on 36 Point.
June 2, 2016
Our final recap of HOW Design Live in Atlanta (has it already been two weeks since the event kicked off?), brings us Stephanie Carpenter of Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum and Alex Cohen. We’ll be back next week with the first (of six) podcast[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post HOW Design Live 2016, Recap 4 of 4: The Reflex Blue Show Conference Special appeared first on 36 Point.
June 1, 2016
Aaron Draplin, Von Glitschka, Damien Golden, Karen Larson, Debbie Millman, Crystal Reynolds, and Jamie Saunders recap day three of HOW Design Live in Atlanta with me. And the coloring book I discuss briefly with Karen? A page illustrated by Darcy Hinrichs (shown above), includes[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post HOW Design Live 2016, Recap 3 of 4: The Reflex Blue Show Conference Special appeared first on 36 Point.
May 31, 2016
We recap day two of HOW Design Live in Atlanta with Chip Kidd, Erik Hluchan, Hank Richardson, and Jamie Saunders. Enjoy. The Reflex Blue Show The post HOW Design Live 2016, Recap 2 of 4: The Reflex Blue Show Conference Special appeared first on 36 Point.
May 30, 2016
HOW Design Live in Atlanta may have been a week ago, but it’s finally starting to settle in how much actually happened. It always amazes me that it really takes a few days after getting back from an event like this to[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post HOW Design Live 2016, Recap 1 of 4: The Reflex Blue Show Conference Special appeared first on 36 Point.
May 17, 2016
Looking through the archives of Seymour Chwast’s work does not take long to see years of anti-war work. But even with his studio work (The Pushpin Group, Inc., originally founded in 1954 as Push Pin Studios with Milton Glaser and Edward Sorel) and[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Seymour Chwast & Steven Heller: The Reflex Blue Show #156 appeared first on 36 Point.
April 4, 2016
We bring in two of the Omaha designer teachers in Ashley McFeely and Jim Wolf. We speak teaching, special topic courses, and Jim’s internship. Enjoy. The Reflex Blue Show The post Ashley McFeely & Jim Wolf: The Reflex Blue Show #155 appeared first on 36 Point.
March 7, 2016
We bring back Chris Kelly and Aaron Stubbe to discuss red flags – when looking for a design job, as well as when realizing you need to be looking for a design job. We also speak about what we find[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Chris Kelly & Aaron Stubbe: The Reflex Blue Show #154 appeared first on 36 Point.
February 9, 2016
It’s our eight (eleventh (xi!) for those hanging around since the BADCast days) yearly check out some ads during the football game. This is always one of the most fun shows to record – I hope it comes off as such.[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Superb Owl Spectacular VIII appeared first on 36 Point.
January 27, 2016
What better way to kick off Season 9 of The Reflex Blue Show than with James Victore? We recorded this just over a week ago when James was sitting in a pile of boxes preparing to move from his studio[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post James Victore: The Reflex Blue Show #153 appeared first on 36 Point.
January 11, 2016
AIGA Minnesota’s Design Camp was solid from start to finish (hopefully we do it even partial justice during these podcasts) – and a lot of it was just how diverse the speaker selection was. Our final (of 5 interviews we recorded while there)[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Val Head: The Reflex Blue Show #152 appeared first on 36 Point.
December 28, 2015
AIGA Minnesota’s Design Camp brought a pleasant surprise – Kate Bingaman-Burt was one of the main speakers (and the 4th of 5 interviews we recorded while there). I think I met Kate a few times at local (Omaha, Nebraska) AIGA events over[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Kate Bingaman-Burt: The Reflex Blue Show #151 appeared first on 36 Point.
December 7, 2015
AIGA Minnesota’s Design Camp not only brought in the five 5 ‘main stage’ speakers (and a couple dozen Twin City speakers for breakout sessions), but also flew in the brutally honest design consultant that is Emily Cohen from New York (has she really not been[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Emily Cohen: The Reflex Blue Show #150 appeared first on 36 Point.
November 30, 2015
AIGA Minnesota’s Design Camp is the largest regional design conference for a reason – not only do they bring in 5 ‘main stage’ speakers, but there are a couple dozen breakout sessions held throughout the weekend as well. One of these happened[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post John Pickerill: The Reflex Blue Show #149 appeared first on 36 Point.
November 18, 2015
You may have followed some of my 2015 trip to AIGA Minnesota’s Design Camp on Neenah Paper’s blog, or even caught the podcast recap, but I made sure to record some interviews with five of the speakers while there as well. First up? Type and lettering specialist[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post James Edmondson: The Reflex Blue Show #148 appeared first on 36 Point.
October 21, 2015
AIGA Minnesota’s Design Camp weather-wise, was so much better than my freezing experience from last year. For an event held October 2-4, 2015 in Northern Minnesota, temperature is a risk, but thankfully they throw a hoodie into the swag bag just in[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post AIGA Minnesota’s Design Camp 2015: The Reflex Blue Show Conference Special appeared first on 36 Point.
October 13, 2015
It seems like only yesterday that we sent Ben Lueders off to cover some new fangled conference called the HOW Interactive Design Conference in San Francisco. I guess it’s been almost four years – and it’s now a conference held in three different cities.[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Emily Brick: The Reflex Blue Show #147 appeared first on 36 Point.
July 20, 2015
The final of our six interviews recorded at the 2015 HOW Design Live in Chicago is with Ken Lo of BLOW. We talk about packaging design, logo design, and being a designer in Hong Kong among other things. Enjoy. The Reflex Blue Show The post Ken Lo: The Reflex Blue Show #146 appeared first on 36 Point.
July 13, 2015
The fifth of our six interviews recorded at the 2015 HOW Design Live in Chicago is with Jessica Helfand of Design Observer. We talk about Design Observer, The Observatory (her podcast with Michael Beirut), Winterhouse, magazine design, and her upcoming book. Enjoy. The Reflex[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Jessica Helfand: The Reflex Blue Show #145 appeared first on 36 Point.
July 6, 2015
The fourth of our six interviews recorded at the 2015 HOW Design Live in Chicago is with Justin Ahrens and Wills Francis of Rule29. We talk about Wheels 4 Water, Culture vs. Creative, and podcasting. Enjoy. The Reflex Blue Show The post Justin Ahrens & Wills Francis: The Reflex Blue Show #144 appeared first on 36 Point.
June 15, 2015
The third of our six interviews recorded at the 2015 HOW Design Live in Chicago is with Matteo Bologna. We talk about his company (Mucca Design), his eventually upcoming Foundry (MuccaTypo), one of his loves (Type Design), being President (The Type Directors Club), and being[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Matteo Bologna: The Reflex Blue Show #143 appeared first on 36 Point.
June 2, 2015
The second of our six interviews recorded at HOW Design Live is with who I consider the winner of this year’s best presentation title – Megan Mead. We spend the entire episode talking about – “How Not 2 Suck at Presenting.” Enjoy. The Reflex Blue Show The post Megan Mead: The Reflex Blue Show #142 appeared first on 36 Point.
May 27, 2015
The first of our six interviews recorded at HOW Design Live is with none other than Michael Bierut of Pentagram. We talk about logo and identity design, Command X, Design Observer‘s new podcast – The Observatory, and his upcoming book. Enjoy. The[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Michael Bierut: The Reflex Blue Show #141 appeared first on 36 Point.
May 19, 2015
It’s not really HOW Design Live without a few social settings.And sometimes that means recording a recap from the hotel bar just before the closing evening events are about to start up. Cami Travis-Groves, Nikki McDonald, and Kray Mitchell join me on[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post HOW Design Live 2015, Recap 3 of 3: The Reflex Blue Show Conference Special appeared first on 36 Point.
May 18, 2015
The exhibit hall at HOW Design Live in Chicago is the biggest single area of design vendors you will find all year. On my second day, I actually went around and recorded from a few booths to get a feel for what the[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post HOW Design Live 2015, Recap 2 of 3: The Reflex Blue Show Conference Special appeared first on 36 Point.
May 17, 2015
As usual, HOW Design Live in Chicago went by WAY to quickly. Thankfully I was able to record a few clips that really remind me of the event, and of a what a great experience being with over 4,000 creatives can be. Thanks[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post HOW Design Live 2015, Recap 1 of 3: The Reflex Blue Show Conference Special appeared first on 36 Point.
May 17, 2015
Von Glitschka seems to draw more in a day than most of us draw in a year – just a crazy amount of talent and work has come from his studio over the years. We speak of his new book –[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Von Glitschka: The Reflex Blue Show #140 appeared first on 36 Point.
February 3, 2015
It’s our yearly check out some ads during the football game, and lets talk about them. Once again, Tom Nemitz leads a discussion with myself, Aaron Stubbe, Chris Kelly, and Ashley McFeely. Enjoy. The Reflex Blue Show The post Superb Owl Spectacular VII appeared first on 36 Point.
January 19, 2015
Welcome to Season 8 of The Reflex Blue Show! No idea what we have planned for this season, but we’ve started it anyway. On this episode we invite Ashley McFeely and Joe Sparano to talk about what they’re doing now –[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Master’s Degree?: The Reflex Blue Show #139 appeared first on 36 Point.
December 15, 2014
The final of four interviews (not including the recap) from AIGA Minnesota’s Design Camp is with Brent Stickles of YYES. Brent has been the Design Camp stage host / MC / one of the committee for the past four years, and he[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Brent Stickles: The Reflex Blue Show #138 appeared first on 36 Point.
December 8, 2014
The third of four interviews (not including the recap) from AIGA Minnesota’s Design Camp is with Ty Mattson of Mattson Creative. We speak of his illustrations for Dexter, Lost, Breaking Bad, and more. And then we speak about Start Wars and Superman.[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Ty Mattson: The Reflex Blue Show #137 appeared first on 36 Point.
November 30, 2014
The second of four interviews (not including the recap) from AIGA Minnesota’s Design Camp is with a few of the people from Studio on Fire – Ben Levitz, Sam Michaels, and Steven Senger. we speak of specialty printing, designing and printing[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Studio on Fire: The Reflex Blue Show #136 appeared first on 36 Point.
November 10, 2014
The first of four interviews (not including the recap we already launched) from AIGA Minnesota’s Design Camp is with none other than Armin Vit. I last spoke with Armin when he was in Omaha in February, but nobody keeps doing[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Armin Vit: The Reflex Blue Show #135 appeared first on 36 Point.
October 15, 2014
Over the past dozen years (which is how long I think I’ve known AIGA Minnesota’s Design Camp was a thing (turns out, it was around over twenty years before that)), I almost made it twice. Two years ago, we sent[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post AIGA Minnesota’s Design Camp 2014: The Reflex Blue Show Conference Special appeared first on 36 Point.
September 9, 2014
This week on The Reflex Blue Show, we speak with Josh Goodell about that UX / User Experience thing. Every now and then, these shows get released in a different order than we record them – this one is apparent when[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Josh Goodell: The Reflex Blue Show #134 appeared first on 36 Point.
August 18, 2014
This week on The Reflex Blue Show, we speak with Sara Wachter-Boettcher via Skype. We start with speaking about her role as Editor in Chief of A List Apart. We also talk about web content, responsive design (which was introduced to[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Sara Wachter-Boettcher: The Reflex Blue Show #133 appeared first on 36 Point.
July 23, 2014
Our final (of five) interviews recorded at HOW Design Live in Boston is with Deena Keller. Deena is the Design Lead at Method – you know, the cool looking products in the boring isles at Target. So, we speak about working in-house, in product[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Deena Keller: The Reflex Blue Show #132 appeared first on 36 Point.
July 10, 2014
Our fourth (of five) interviews recorded at HOW Design Live in Boston is with Brian Singer. I hear Brian left Facebook for Pinterest shortly after we recorded this, but Brian’s most memorable work has always been what he’s done in his time off. We spend[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Brian Singer: The Reflex Blue Show #131 appeared first on 36 Point.
June 19, 2014
Our third (of five) interviews recorded at HOW Design Live in Boston is with Sam Harrison. Sam’s name has come up from more of our show’s guests as a person I needed to talk to than anyone else’s. I think it’s that super voice[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Sam Harrison: The Reflex Blue Show #130 appeared first on 36 Point.
May 28, 2014
Our second (of five) interviews recorded at HOW Design Live in Boston was with Stefan Sagmeister of Sagmeister & Walsh. I had a few things I was planning to talk about, but I could also tell that Stefan was more concerned with[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post Stefan Sagmeister: The Reflex Blue Show #129 appeared first on 36 Point.
May 22, 2014
You cannot talk about HOW Design Live in Boston (or any of the past 15 of these events), without mentioning Keith Smith. But really, why would you want to? Recorded on May 16, 2014, we speak with the guy who runs the[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post HOW Design Live 2014, Recap 3 of 3: The Reflex Blue Show Conference Special appeared first on 36 Point.
May 21, 2014
HOW Design Live in Boston may be over, but we’re only half way through our recaps here at 36 Point. Once again, big thanks to Neenah Paper for letting me record from their booth again. Recorded on May 14, 2014, we[…]↓ Read the rest of this entry... The post HOW Design Live 2014, Recap 2 of 3: The Reflex Blue Show Conference Special appeared first on 36 Point.
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