Rank #1: 003 - Answers
Host Brandon Rike answers questions from Twitter on favorite designers, daily struggles, routines, workflows, college, and more. Brandon gives in-depth responses to common questions about life with a successful freelance design career.
Outro music by Podington Bear.
Feb 02 2016
Rank #2: 006 - w Jesse Bryan (Belief Agency)
Understanding the thing behind the thing. We can make great graphics, buy Why? Brandon sits down with filmmaker Jesse Bryan to discuss finding the story behind why we do what we do. At a certain point, Jesse becomes the interviewer, as Brandon candidly uncovers some of the core values that drive him. This is a must listen for any designer realizing that simply "making stuff look cool" just isn't enough.
Theme Music: The Hands of Stone (Remixed by Jesse Cale)
Music: “Dry Air” by Podington Bear // “What True Self Feels” by Chris Zabriskie // “Heebie Jeebies” by Graham Bole
Feb 23 2016
Rank #3: 004 - w Colin Rigsby (House Of Heroes / Vesperteen)
Host Brandon Rike sits down with Colin Rigsby (House Of Heroes, Vesperteen) to discuss why we create, and how our creativity evolves over time. Colin opens up about where his new creative endeavor, Vesperteen, came from, and the "itch" that it scratches. Brandon and Colin discuss making a big creative vision, and understanding how that need changes with our lives.
Feb 09 2016
Rank #4: 005 - Obsessed
What is truly fueling our careers in a creative field? Before any expectation of status or income was our focus, we were simply creative people, wanting to spend our time doing creative things. Let's remember why we started doing this in the first place. With an internet full of suggestions or expectations of where our careers or our lives should be, maybe we can dig deeper to find a purer form of motivation. Host Brandon Rike recounts his path through his creative career to find the motivators that proved false, and the ones that kept him going.
Produced By: Brian Skeel
Theme Music By: The Hands of Stone / Remixed by Jesse Cale
Background Music: “Saunter” by Podington Bear / “Giants” by Forget The Whale / “Readers Do You Read” by Chris Zabriskie
Outro Song: “Aqua Waltz” by The Surf Zombies
Feb 16 2016
Rank #5: 007 - Pushing Through
Sometimes we take on more than we should, and we have to grind through it. It's too late to change the deadline, too late to change anything - only enough time to put our heads down, and grind it out. But how? Graphic Artist Brandon Rike discusses his tactics when the workload gets too heavy, and we feel like we won't make it. There are a few mental tools we can use to push through the mountain of work that has been placed in front of us.
Mar 03 2016