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Rookie Designer Podcast

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.

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Rookie Designer 169 - Taughnee Golubović Interview

This week Carl and Jake are really excited to bring on Taughnee Golubović from Endeavor Creative for an interview. We have been really good friends and fellow creatives for many, many years. Taughnee shares a bit of her journey to get to where she is as a creative and also how she went from living in Alaska to living in Croatia. She also talks about how that effected her business and what she had to do to really change things up with her business to get it growing again. Her business adventures are what have inspired her new book Client Attraction Mindset. Be sure to listen to the whole episode so you can find out how you can win one of three copies of Taughnee's new book. We have a special set of tasks and will be randomly picking individuals from those who follow the steps. This is a $47 value for FREE! Find the book, Client Attraction Mindset here: https://endeavorcreative.com/shop/ Speical thanks to Taughnee from Endeavor Creative for taking the time to hang out with us and discuss her business, her adventures, and most importantly talk to us about her new book! Be sure to check out Taughnee online at www.EndeavorCreative.com and like her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/endeavorcreative.Special Guest: Taughnee Golubović.

49mins

23 Jul 2018

Rank #1

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Rookie Designer 173 - Pinterest For Designers

Jake welcomes guest co-host Tauhgnee to the episode to sit in while Carl is off in Scotland enjoying his honeymoon. They cover a few design news items and then jump into the main topic. Taughnee has figured out how to use Pinterest to promote her business very effectively. They discuss how she uses the platform and what suggestions she has for someone just starting out using Pinterest. Lastly they both give their Rookie Recommendations for the week. The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset Interview with Taughnee - Rookie Designer Podcast Episode 169 Taughneed Business Website - www.endeavorcreative.com Design News: Coca-Cola goes into the red with a brand new redesign Ever Better: Refreshing the Evernote Brand How One Millennial Graphic Designer Built A Business That Broke $2 Million Rookie Recommendations: Jake - CreativeLive Podcast Week Taughnee - NinjaFace.ninjaSpecial Guest: Taughnee Golubović.

52mins

27 Aug 2018

Rank #2

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Rookie Designer 171 - Saying No

This week Jake and Carl discuss how important it is to say no as a creative and business owner. It can be a difficult thing to do but sometimes projects and clients aren't a good fit. They discuss some of the situations where they have had to say no and explain what helped them make that decision. Throw in a couple design news items and this weeks Rookie Recommendations and you got yourself episode 171. Design News: These designers have reimagined the 'wheelchair symbol' to include invisible disabilities Enter GDUSA’s 55th Anniversary American Graphic Design Awards™ Rookie Recommendations: Carl - Fodor's Essential Scotland (Travel Guide) Jake - Opt-Out Life Podcast BS Flag Sometimes you just have to pull out the good ole BS Flag when you are dealing with someone. We think every designer should have one of these. The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset Interview with Taughnee - Rookie Designer Podcast Episode 169 Remember to follow the instructions given in the podcast to win one of three copies of her book! Winner will be announced in the next few weeks.

40mins

6 Aug 2018

Rank #3

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Rookie Designer 170 - School or Hard Knocks

This week Carl and Jake discuss how they each learned to become graphic designers. One going to school and the other learning from hands on experience. This has been a hot button issue for ever among the creative community. They discuss the pro and cons of both situations. They also discuss alternative education methods that are becoming more and more popular. Jake has a bit of a crazy news item to share and they end with their Rookie Recommendations for the week. Design News: Adobe will reportedly bring the full Photoshop to the iPad Japanese company uses armpit advertising to one-up competition Rookie Recommendations: Carl - Dr. McGillicuddy's Intense Butterscotch Jake - Graphic Means The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset Interview with Taughnee - [Rookie Designer Podcast Eps 169](www.rookiedesigner.com/rd169) Remember to follow the instructions given in the podcast to win one of three copies of her book! Winner will be announced in the next few weeks.

48mins

30 Jul 2018

Rank #4

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Rookie Designer 174 - Distilling a Logo

Carl is back to cohost with Jake for episode 174. They start off catching up on how Carl's wedding and honeymoon to Scotland went. Then they jump into their main topic which ties back to what Carl learned about distilling Scotch. He uses the process as an analogy related to creating an effective logo. It's a very interesting analogy. Then to close out the show they give their Rookie Recommendations of the week. Design News: NYIAD Introduces Online Graphic Design Certification Course Affinity Publisher: First Look Affinity Publisher Beta Release Rookie Recommendations: Jake - Bombas Socks Carl - Loomatix Color Grab & Adobe Capture CC The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset Interview with Taughnee - Rookie Designer Podcast Episode 169 Taughneed Business Website - www.endeavorcreative.com

44mins

3 Sep 2018

Rank #5

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Rookie Designer 165 - No Place Like Home

This week Jake and Carl talk about what is like for them each to work from home as soloprenuer designers. They cover a lot of the pros but also cover some of the cons associated with being someone who works from home. While they both enjoy the ability to do so, they also know they need to be sure to get out and not become too isolated. There are a couple of interesting news items and the weekly Rookie Recommendations. Design News: IHOP says it's changing name to IHOb. Huh? What It’s Like To Be A Legally Blind Illustrator And Graphic Designer Keith's Website Rookie Recommendations: Carl - Naked Sales Jake - 344 Questions

37mins

11 Jun 2018

Rank #6

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Rookie Designer 172 - Job Security is an Illusion

This week Jake tackles the topic of job security. He talks about how the job market drastically changed around 2000 and explains why. While many feel safer working for someone else it may not always be the case. Jake relates working for an employer to owning your own business and how it's important to think about diversifying your income. It's not about discouraging you from working for someone else and feeling secure, it's about thinking about how to protect yourself in todays business market. He covers a couple of design news items from Adobe and finishes up with his Rookie Recommendation for the week. Design News: Adobe Max Keynote Speakers Adobe adds 665 fonts to Creative Cloud Rookie Recommendations: Jake - GoodSync The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset Interview with Taughnee - Rookie Designer Podcast Episode 169 Remember to follow the instructions given in the podcast to win one of three copies of her book! Winner will be announced in the next few weeks.

26mins

14 Aug 2018

Rank #7

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Rookie Designer 176 - Moving On

Carl and Jake are back this week with episode 176. They discuss how to deal with and move on from clients and contracts that aren't fitting your business anymore. Sometimes it's a tough situation and they discuss some ways to help make the transition easier for everyone. Sprinkle in a little design news and stay until the end for the Rookie Recommendations. Remember Everyone's a Rookie Before They're An AllStar. Design News: California's Attacks on the Gig Economy End Up Hurting Neighborhood Barbers, Tattoo Artists Wolves football club unveils new visual identity featuring 3D wolf head Rookie Recommendations: Jake - DFS Full Color Carl - Warhammer 40k: Kill Team - Exploding Kittens - NSFW Exploding Kittens - Imploding Kittens - Bears vs Babies The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset Interview with Taughnee - Rookie Designer Podcast Episode 169 Taughneed Business Website - www.endeavorcreative.com

44mins

24 Sep 2018

Rank #8

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Rookie Designer 175 - Combat Boredom

Jake and Carl bring you episode 175 this week when they talk about ways to combat boredom. Routines can sometimes cause things to be less than exciting, so it's important to change things up a bit. They share an article talking about how to do so at work but inject their own tips related to working on their own. There are a couple of interesting design news items and lastly they have a bit of a twisted added for the Rookie Recommendations. Article Inspiration: Ways for Creative Professionals to Combat Boredom at Work Design News: More Companies dropping College Degree Requirement for New Hires The New York Times vs. Batman… and All Other Comics Rookie Recommendations: Jake - Black Bottle Blended Scotch Whisky Carl - Glen Moray 12 Year American Barrel The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset Interview with Taughnee - Rookie Designer Podcast Episode 169 Taughneed Business Website - www.endeavorcreative.com

47mins

17 Sep 2018

Rank #9

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Rookie Designer 166 - Referral Networking

This week Carl and Jake talk about their process when it comes to referrals. Both are in BNI (Business Networking International) and firmly believe in Referral Networking. They talk about some of the steps they take to qualify referrals and what some of the red flags are when it comes to referrals. The biggest items they cover is what is the difference between a referral and a lead. They also get into some design news and lastly they give their Rookie Recommendations for the week. Design News: Labatt to feature Lake George Adobe Spark on Android IGtv (Instagram TV) Rookie Recommendations: Carl - Together Is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration Jake - InDesignSecrets.com

34mins

25 Jun 2018

Rank #10

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Rookie Designer 167 - Designer On The Road

Jake and Carl discuss this week how they handle working on the road. Whether it's just the need to get out of the normal office for a change of pace or a weekend away or maybe even a longer vacation such as a honeymoon. They share some tips and what they do themselves to make sure everything runs smoothly. Jake talks about some design news related to logo design and both hosts share their Rookie Recommendations for the week. Design News: 2018 LogoLounge Trend Report Rookie Recommendations: Carl - Futur - My First Design Portfolio Jake - Waze App

40mins

2 Jul 2018

Rank #11

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Rookie Designer 178 - Free Flow

Jake and Carl head into episode 178 without much of a topic on deck and decide to see what come up in conversations. They start off with some interested design news from Weight Watchers and a pretty crazy story about some Banksy artwork. Then it's on to see where things take them. Jake shares an interesting story about a video project he has been working on and it leads to a discussion about when things changes mid-project. Lastly they cover their Rookie Recommendations for the week. Design News: Weight Watchers changing name to focus on wellness, not dieting Sotheby's Gets Banksy'ed at Contemporary Art Auction in London Rookie Recommendations: Carl - Dunkin Harpoon Coffee Porter Jake - MeetUp.com The Client Attraction Mindset by Taughnee Link to Book - The Client Attraction Mindset Interview with Taughnee - Rookie Designer Podcast Episode 169 Taughneed Business Website - www.endeavorcreative.com

48mins

17 Oct 2018

Rank #12

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Rookie Designer 163 - A Few Tools

This week Jake and Carl cover a few of the tools they use to keep their businesses running smoothly and help them stay organized. While they don't cover project management tools they do talk about bunch of other items that are important. Add in a few news items and a couple Rookie Recommendations and you have this weeks show! Design News: The scary amount that college will cost in the future Microsoft launches adaptive Xbox controller for gamers with disabilities Rookie Recommendations: Carl - The Little Brown Compact Handbook Jake - CreateLive

35mins

28 May 2018

Rank #13

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Rookie Designer 162 - Your Why

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. Design News: This AI Knows When Your Graphic Design Is Good (Or Bad) New Best Buy Logo Inspiration for the episode: Spark & Hustle: Launch and Grow Your Small Business Now by Tory Johnson Rookie Recommendations: Carl - Duel at Mt Skullzfyre Jake - Anchor.fm

30mins

14 May 2018

Rank #14

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Rookie Designer 161 - Self Care

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. Design News: $5 a year for Photoshop? Yes, as Adobe slashes education pricing Sixteen By Foursquare Rookie Recommendations: Jake - Facebook Recommendations Carl - https://www.hostgator.com/

36mins

7 May 2018

Rank #15

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Rookie Designer 157 - Skill Learning

Jake and Carl are back this week to discuss how they acquire new skills, how they figure out what those skills should be, and talk about a few skills they are currently working on. They also talk about a bit of design news and finish up with their Rookie Recommendations. Design News US Open has a new visual identity: http://gdusa.com/news/us-open-serves-simplified-visual-identity Show Links Marcus Sheridan: https://www.thesaleslion.com/ Freemake: http://www.freemake.com/ Lynda - Online Courses: https://www.lynda.com/ Nigel French's Design a Book Course: https://www.lynda.com/InDesign-tutorials/Designing-Book/114894-2.html Pluralsight: https://www.pluralsight.com/ Code Cademy: https://www.codecademy.com/ American Graphic Institute: https://www.agitraining.com/ Rookie Recommendations Elements: https://amzn.to/2uZs13E Total Confusion: http://www.totalcon.com/ UPS Battery Backup: https://amzn.to/2Ha5Mg2

37mins

9 Apr 2018

Rank #16

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Rookie Designer 156 - Creative Process

Jake and Carl talk about their creative processes and why it is important for a designer to develop their own process. They also tackle some design related news and share their Rookie Recommendations for the week. Design Related News Adobe Muse discountinued: https://www.macrumors.com/2018/03/26/adobe-discontinuation-of-muse/ Apple releases 9.7 ipad with Pencil for students pricing: https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/27/17167054/new-apple-ipad-announced-cheap-price-students-2018 Carl's Workload Whiteboard Rookie Recommendations Creative, Inc.: https://amzn.to/2uzGrqS Show and Tell: https://amzn.to/2uudEUL

52mins

29 Mar 2018

Rank #17

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Rookie Designer 154 – Special Delivery

The Rookie Designer Podcast with your host Jake from Graphic Precision talks about a news story that has been circulating the internet about a special tactic for delivering a resume. Jake also shares a follow up about the developer of SketchParty and what new game he has out. Lastly Jake shares his recommendation of the show for some good design inspiration. Links related to the main topic: http://abc7ny.com/careers/man-hides-resume-in-box-of-donuts/1545729/ http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/guy-posed-donut-delivery-man-get-agencies-and-try-land-job-173882 Follow up: Truth Truth Lie iOS Game - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/truth-truth-lie/id1130832864?mt=8 Jake's Recommendation: Adobe Create Magazine - http://create.adobe.com/ Rookie Designer Links Website: http://www.rookiedesigner.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RookieDesigner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RookieDesigner iTunes: Rookie Designer on iTunes RSS (All Posts): RSS Feed (All Posts) Jake's Design Business Graphic Precision - www.GraphicPrecision.com Graphic Precision on Facebook - www.facebook.com/GraphicPrecision Jake on Twitter - www.twitter.com/jakevanness Jake on LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/jakevanness/ Jake on SnapChat - www.snapchat.com/add/jake.vn

18mins

12 Oct 2016

Rank #18

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Rookie Designer 143 – Business Network International (BNI)

Jake and Carl talk about Business Network International (BNI) and how it has effected both their businesses. Jake has been in the Pathfinders group of Upstate New York for a few years and Carl recently joined Suburban Success out of Massachusetts. They talk about some of the elements of BNI, such as the "60 Second" they give each week. Below are a few links related to the groups they belong to, as well as the main BNI site. Business Network International Main Site BNI Upstate New York (Regional Site) BNI Massachusetts (Regional Site) BNI Suburban Success Facebook Page Are you in a BNI group? Let us know what group you are in and where you are located. Leave us a comment! Be sure to share our podcast with your design and creative friends. Help us grow our audience and our community. Have a show topic suggestions? Contact us

39mins

23 Jul 2015

Rank #19

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Rookie Designer 136 – Presenting A Portfolio

In Rookie Designer Podcast episode 136 Kitty and Jake discuss a question that came to them through Facebook about the different ways portfolios are presented. Covering mounted samples, using a PDF, the importance of an online portfolio and how it is important that your portfolio reflect a bit about your own personality. Stay tuned for the short cut of the week and their app recommendations. Show Notes News Top 5 Graphic Design Podcasts by Fuel Your Creativity: http://www.fuelyourcreativity.com/5-fun-informative-graphic-design-podcasts/ (broken link, no longer available) Facebook Brand Pages: https://www.facebook.com/about/pages New Facebook Brand Timeline Images on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pin/4714774579934991/ Photoshop World: http://www.photoshopworld.com @Rookie_Photog @RookieDesigner TEDx Guatemala City: http://tedxguatemalacity.com/2012/ @iKitty Main Topic Question from James Smith on Facebook asking about ways portfolios are presented. Shortcut of the Week Switching between applications with the keyboard Recommended Apps of the Week Jake: JING - http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html Kitty: Adium - http://adium.im/ Adium Extras Dock Icon - Milk http://xtras.adium.im/index.php?a=xtras&xtra_id=192 Emoticons - Proticons - http://xtras.adium.im/index.php?a=xtras&xtra_id=1535 Status Icons - Dia Dtatus Gems http://xtras.adium.im/index.php?a=xtras&xtra_id=2246 Message Style- Fixed Min Mod http://xtras.adium.im/index.php?a=xtras&xtra_id=3196 Menu Bar Icon - Leopard http://xtras.adium.im/index.php?a=xtras&xtra_id=5512 Contact List Look - by me! Rookie Designer Links Website: http://www.rookiedesigner.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RookieDesigner Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RookieDesigner iTunes: Rookie Designer on iTunes RSS (All Posts): RSS Feed (All Posts) Thank you for listening to Rookie Designer Podcast #136. If you have a show topic or idea, drop us an email at info [at] rookiedeisgner.com or head on over to our contact page. We want to hear from you. Thanks for listening and we look forward to hearing from you.

31mins

21 Mar 2012

Rank #20