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Life and Limb

Life and Limb is an interview show hosted by artist & designer Chuck Anderson featuring conversations with some of the world's most creative, passionate, and interesting people about their lives and work. The show includes a wide range of guests and topics, yet the backbone of it is simple: a celebration of creativity in all its forms. Art, music, design, business, sports, fashion, the internet, and everything in between.

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Episode 14: Justin Thomas Kay

On Episode 14, Chuck is joined by designer & creative director Justin Thomas Kay. Originally from Milwaukee, currently in NYC, Justin has been designer or creative director for some of the most well-known publications in the world such as Complex, New York Magazine, and The FADER among others but now spends his time at one of the most exciting design studios around today, Doubleday & Cartwright. In addition to his passion for design, Justin isn't shy about the importance of taking care of your body and mind through good eating and exercise. Check out his paleo diet blog NoGrainsNoMasters.com for the motivational proof.

1hr 23mins

23 Apr 2014

Rank #1

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Episode 13: Justin Maller

Justin Maller is an Australian born, Brooklyn, NY based illustrator & designer. Justin joins Chuck in episode 13 to talk about how they've known each other for over 12 years, the NBA, the early days of design on the internet, Justin's many projects including his collaborations and one-design-a-day-for-365-days project 'Facets', among lots of other things. A very fun one and the first Australian accent ever on Life + Limb. Enjoy.

1hr 20mins

1 Apr 2014

Rank #2

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Episode 12: Nigel Evan Dennis

Nigel Evan Dennis is a creative jack-of-all-trades; a talented musician, artist, and designer. Friends since high school, Nigel joins Chuck to talk about his musical upbringing, early influences both sonically & visually, the not-so-glamorous early days of his design career to the jam-packed client list he's built, and creating exhaustive, admittedly obsessive personal projects for complex TV shows such as 'Game of Thrones' and 'True Detective' which have led to widespread acclaim and interactions with the shows stars and creators.

1hr 34mins

11 Mar 2014

Rank #3

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Episode 11: Ryan + Tina Essmaker

Ryan & Tina Essmaker are one of the most creative couples you'll ever meet. In episode 11 they talk with Chuck about the transition from Michigan to New York, the risks & sacrifices they've made to make their passions their careers, and 'The Great Discontent' which began in 2011 as a website featuring interviews with people they admired that has rapidly grown over the last 3 years into one of the most beloved entities in the creative world. While recording this interview, Ryan & Tina were in the midst of raising money via Kickstarter to take TGD from web to print after recently leaving their dayjobs to pursue it full-time.

1hr 11mins

18 Feb 2014

Rank #4

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Episode 10: David Allen

David Allen is an world-renown tattoo artist from Chicago whose work grows more popular and in-demand seemingly by the minute. David joins Chuck in Chicago for the first live & in-person Life + Limb interview to talk about his humble beginnings as a tattoo apprentice, his growth as an artist, working in a regular shop versus a private studio, being a father, learning to paint, and much more.

1hr 16mins

14 Feb 2014

Rank #5

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Episode 9: The Hood Internet

Aaron Brink & Steve Reidell of Chicago-based DJ duo The Hood Internet join Chuck to talk about making music mashups, touring as DJs compared to touring in a band, ska, doing random side projects for fun and having them lead to serious rewards, the issue of stealing versus sampling, and much more.

1hr 12mins

11 Feb 2014

Rank #6

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Episode 8: Jeremy Cowart

Jeremy Cowart is a Nashville-based artist, photographer, humanitarian, and entrepreneur, among many other things. In episode 8, Jeremy talks with Chuck about growing up in the south, making the unexpected transition from a design career to photography, celebrity photo shoot horror stories and pleasant surprises, his wide range of personal projects from non-profits to apps, and much more.

1hr 13mins

4 Feb 2014

Rank #7

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Episode 7: Benjamin Edgar

On Episode 7, Chuck is joined by long-time friend Benjamin Edgar. Ben is a man of many talents and passions: co-creator of THE BRILLIANCE!, founder of Boxed Water, an entrepreneur-in-residence at StartGarden - an early stage venture capital fund, and a designer of many things including his clothing label BENJAMIN EDGAR. Chuck & Ben discuss skipping college, the many ways the internet has affected our lives, travel, and living a constantly changing life that is never quite settled yet always interesting.

1hr 28mins

27 Jan 2014

Rank #8

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Episode 6: Benny Gold

Graphic designer, entrepreneur, father, success story. Benny Gold in a nutshell. It doesn't take long for Benny's story & words of wisdom to rub off, making you want to work harder and make the most of the time you've got in this life. Benny chats with Chuck about his upbringing, schooling, his journey to San Francisco, his unexpected path to success, and all the amazing people he's collaborated with over the years that make Benny Gold the incredible brand that it is today.

1hr 4mins

15 Jan 2014

Rank #9

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Episode 5: James White

Happy new year! The first guest of 2014 is the uniquely talented and charismatic artist James White. Hailing from Nova Scotia, James talks with Chuck about his travels around the world speaking & sharing his work, his passion for all things 80's, dealing with doing what you love for a living and balancing growing tired of it vs. staying motivated.

1hr 14mins

8 Jan 2014

Rank #10