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Rookie Designer Podcast

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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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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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Very useful and relevant!

By Leon Gabrielian - Jan 25 2018
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Definitely worth listening for designers. The co-hosts work great together providing a nice discussion. It's simple, short, and to the point episodes. Real world advice, which I like!

Simple yet complete

By another rookie - Jul 18 2013
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Great for new designers. Quick, concise overview of new products and issues. Easy listening.

iTunes Ratings

13 Ratings
Average Ratings
11
2
0
0
0

Very useful and relevant!

By Leon Gabrielian - Jan 25 2018
Read more
Definitely worth listening for designers. The co-hosts work great together providing a nice discussion. It's simple, short, and to the point episodes. Real world advice, which I like!

Simple yet complete

By another rookie - Jul 18 2013
Read more
Great for new designers. Quick, concise overview of new products and issues. Easy listening.
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Rookie Designer Podcast

Latest release on Jan 21, 2019

All 166 episodes from oldest to newest

Rookie Designer 183 - Moral of the Story

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Carl shares a situation that came up with his business and one that he talked with Jake about to get some advice. What to do when an estimate and an invoice from a vendor seem to be way off, even if it's in your favor. We are definitely curious to hear from our listeners on this topic. Just before that we hit on some design news and finish up with our Rookie Recommendations for the week.

Design News:
Why Gillette's New Ad Campaign Is Toxic
Canadian fraudster foiled because he used the wrong font
There's a new Ghostbusters Movie Coming In 2020

Rookie Recommendations:
My Morning Routine (Book)
Free Weekly Schedule Template and Time Blocking Tips

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

Jan 21 2019

39mins

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Rookie Designer 182 - Goals

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Jake and Carl close out 2018 talking about goals. They touch on some of the surprising articles that talk about how you should NOT set goals. While they both kind of disagree with this idea, it's always good to look at a different perspective. Couple of good design news items and of course they finish up with their Rookie Recommendations.

Design News:
Hospitality’s the special sauce in Stoneham’s newbie, Nobility Hill
Optician Sans is a font that completes the eye test chart alphabet

Rookie Recommendations:
Carl - Harry's Razors
Jake - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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

Dec 24 2018

50mins

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Rookie Designer 181 - Gratitude and Patience

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Carl and Jake talk about the importance in gratitude when it comes to running their creative businesses. Being thankful for good clients, great projects, and the strides made are just some of the areas they touch on. They also speak about how important it is to be patient when you are starting out with your creative business. A couple of news items and of course Rookie Recommendations for the week.

Design News:
2019 Digital Trends - Adobe & eConsultancy
Pantone Color of the Year: Living Coral

Rookie Recommendations:
Jake - Pantone Color Finder
Carl - Urban Axes & Pantone Game

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

Dec 11 2018

46mins

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Rookie Designer 180 - Tools in a Toolbox

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Jake and Carl talk about how it is to be a designer who sometimes is merely a tool for a client. This doesn't necessarily have to be a bad thing but it is something a lot of designers struggle to deal with. As creatives we take a lot of pride in the creative work we do and it's important not to let those feeling get in the way of the relationships with clients. However, sometimes a client isn't the best fit and you have to be willing to address that. At the same time, sometimes you just have to be a tool for your client. Throw in a couple of interesting news items and Rookie Recommendations and you have episode 180!

Design News:
An Interview With SCAD President Paula Wallace
Making his mark: Lisbon street artist

Rookie Recommendations:
Carl - Magic: The Gathering Arena
Jake - Spies in Disguise & Missing Link

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

Nov 12 2018

41mins

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Rookie Designer 179 - Happystance

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Carl and Jake get together this Monday morning to record their latest episode. Carl has some interesting insight about an article stating people are dying sooner due to having less trust and Jake talks about an upcoming Disney documentary. They then jump into Carl's topic Happystance. This is when a big, killer, well paying project almost seems like it fell right in your lap. They both share stories of Happystance just from this past week. Lastly they close out with their Rookie Recommendations for the week.

Design News:
Declining Trust Among Americans May Be Sending Many To Grave Sooner - Study Finds
Disney Developing 'Ink & Paint' Documentary Series

Rookie Recommendations:
Carl - Fisher Video Productions (Wedding and Commercial Videography)
Jake - Adobe MAX Keynote Day 1
Adobe MAX Keynote Day 2
Adobe MAX Sneaks

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

Oct 29 2018

33mins

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Rookie Designer 178 - Free Flow

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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

Oct 17 2018

48mins

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Rookie Designer 177 - Don't Panic

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What is one of the most popular phrases from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy? Don't Panic! Jake and Carl talk this week in episode 177 about how this simple phrase relates to business. They share a couple of stories related to not panicking while running their design businesses. It's important to look at the big picture and to keep a level head no matter what happens. Carl has some interesting news about the Dunkin' Donuts brand and Jake shares news about an upcoming Adobe conference. Lastly they share their Rookie Recommendations for the week.

Previous Episodes Referenced
Rookie Designer 168 - Ostrich Eggs and Chicken Eggs
Rookie Designer 176 - Moving On

Design News:
Dunkin' Donuts is dropping the 'Donuts' from its name, despite the fact it helped invent the word 'donut'
Adobe Summit 2019

Rookie Recommendations:
Jake - Short Film: Alike
Carl - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy | Netflix

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

Oct 02 2018

35mins

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Rookie Designer 176 - Moving On

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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

Sep 24 2018

44mins

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Rookie Designer 175 - Combat Boredom

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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

Sep 17 2018

47mins

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Rookie Designer 174 - Distilling a Logo

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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

Sep 03 2018

44mins

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