The Creative South Podcast focuses on the people behind the design. They want to talk to other creative people, not just the designers, illustrators, and photographers, but the developers, writers, musicians, comedians, chefs and anyone else that uses their creative talent.
Today I’m talking with dimensional typographer, Danielle Evans. We chat about carving Emu eggs, how she’s learned to trust her gut when red flags start to pop up with clients, being a specialized generalist, how she keeps her work fresh and innovative in the face of growing competition, defending her work when people start to copy her and encroach on her projects, plus a whole lot more.
Today I’m talking with Tom Ross, founder of Design Cuts, one of the hosts of the Honest Designer podcast and the host of the Honest Entrepreneur podcast. We chat about building your personal brand, how designers can market themselves in a non-sleazy way, the importance of empathy with your clients, plus a whole lot more.
You can find out more about Tom on Twitter at @tomrossmedia and be sure to check out the links in the show notes for more ways to keep up with him. I hope you liked this episode of Feasting on Design, let me know what you think and if you like it leave me a review over on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit feastingondesign.com to catch up on the archives of the Creative South Podcast, get some cool swag like t-shirts and stickers that are on sale right now for 50% off with free shipping on orders over $25 when you use the code FreeShipping, all one word, plus you can keep up with the podcast on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @FeastOnDesign, and I’m @jfrostholm on Dribbble, Twitter, and Instagram.
Today I’m talking with Designer Alex Ponce, who has worked for brands like Stone Brewing and Taco Bell. We chat about creating branding for craft and microbreweries, designing at scale for limited release products for Taco bell, how he thinks about concepting, differentiating and creating story for brands that operate in the same market and demographic space, plus a whole lot more. One last thing before you get to the episode, Alex and I for got to talk about it, but go check out his new project Hopfeed, which has some cool beer related merchandise and helps beer lover connect to share beers from around the country. You can find out more about it at TheHopfeed.com.
Today I’m talking with Kaleb Buckner and Ryan Stanley, from Always Abounding. a multimedia design firm based out of Knoxville, TN. We chat about how they came to partner up, building a business and defining their roles, learning their management styles, and how they work with other creatives to fill in the gaps, plus a whole lot more. I hope you like this episode of Feasting on Design, let me know what you think and if you like it leave me a review over on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Today I’m talking with Anthony “Biggie” Bencomo of Deli Fresh Threads, a sandwich-centric apparel line based out of Orlando, FL. We chat about how he turned his obsession with sandwiches into a business, using his marketing know how to build a community and hold monthly Sandwich Eat Ups, the importance of building relationships, and what he looks for in the designers he works with, plus a whole lot more. I hope you like this episode of Feasting on Design, let me know what you think and if you like it leave me a review over on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Welcome to the first episode of Feasting on Design! So if you’re new here, I’m your host Jason Frostholm. I’m a designer and creative director with nearly 20 years of experience and I used to host a podcast call the Creative South Podcast, which wrapped up at the end of last year. When that podcast was coming to an end I knew I wanted to keep podcasting and talking to designers, illustrators and other creatives, but I also wanted to explore my other passion food. so occasionally we’ll be talking with chefs, brewers, bartenders, and restaurateurs about what it takes to design your business in the food and beverage industry from the ground up. So you might be wondering “if they is the first episode for Feasting on Design why is it number 156 on my podcast player,” well the simplest answer is I wanted to make it easy for fans of the Creative South Podcast to find the show and not have to subscribe to a new podcast feed, and I want people to be able to go back and listen to old episodes for the Creative South podcast since we had a ton of really great guests on there. I hope you like Feasting on Design, let me know what you think and if you like it leave me a review over on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
To kick off the first episode of Feasting on Design, I’m bringing my podcast life full circle and talking with Creative South co-founder and head of design at Aflac, Mike Jones. We sit down and chat about what Creative South has in store for 2019, designing for food packaging, and there is a lot of talk about BBQ. So sit back and break some bread with us on this episode of Feasting On Design.
I’m talking with Ed Roberts today. Ed is a designer and creative strategist. He’s written about InHouse design for How magazine, the HOW design blog, and The Creative Group, spoken at AIGA Lead Con, and served on the boards for InSource and IHAF. We chat about how as a member of an in-house team you can align the way you work with the values of your company without being an order taker, the importance of the in-house design team to be a strategic partner to a company’s leadership to help with innovation, and ways you can help build that partnership. and more.
I want to take a moment since this will be the last episode of the Creative South Podcast, before I switch over to Feasting On Design in the New Year, to thank everyone who has supported the show. Thank you to all of my guests for taking the time to sit down with me and talk about yourselves and you work, you’ve opened yourself up to a stranger and been vulnerable and generous. I’m thankful for every conversation I’ve had and getting to know all of my guests a little better, and in many cases become friends with the people on the other side of the microphone. Thank you for making my job so much easier by doing the heavy lifting. Thank you Mike Jones for letting me ride on the Creative South coattails for the past three years and knowing when it was time to push me out of the nest. Thank you to everyone who has subscribed , listened, and donated to the show. If you hadn’t tuned in and kept coming back for more I wouldn’t be here today. I hope you will stick with me when I make the switch to Feasting On Design. Thank you to all of my sponsors, especially Nadia at Jakprints for the continued support and seeing value in sponsoring podcasts, and finally, thank you to my wife Tina and my sons, Andy and Will. You’ve made sacrifices on nights and weekends for the past three years so I could follow this passion project. I love you and owe you so much more thank I can ever repay.
To everyone out there this isn’t goodbye. I’ll be back soon with Feasting on Design bringing you even more great designers and creators, and taking a look at creativity from brewers, distillers, chefs, restaurateurs, bartenders and more. I hope you’ll stick with me and that I’ll see you all soon.
tl;dr — Creative South Podcast is changing it’s name to Feasting on Design and coming back with new episodes early next year.
I want to thank all of you who have listened to and supported the Creative South Podcast over the last 3 years. A few people know this already and I will be announcing it publicly tomorrow, but next week will be the last episode of the Creative South Podcast. I’ll be taking a break and coming back Jan/Feb with Feasting on Design. Overall the podcasts will be similar, the same basic format of an interview show, but I am hoping to talk to chefs, restaurateurs, bartenders, etc. as well as designers. I’m still figuring out the day to day of the show and I’m sure it will evolve over time, but for now, I plan on putting out episodes every 2 weeks. If you already subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher you won’t need to resubscribe, I’m keeping the same feed.
Mike Jones and I talked back in late August/early September and he told me he was trying to take CS back to its roots. Part of getting back to the roots was letting go of the podcast. Don’t worry, I’m still on staff with CS and there’s no bad blood between Mike and me.
I’ve been lucky enough to ride on the coattails of the Creative South name for the past 3 years, and for that, I’ll be forever grateful to Mike for getting on board with my crazy idea to do a podcast talking to past CS speakers. While it’s scary going it on my own, in reality, I’ve been doing that with the podcast from the beginning. I’ve been a one-man show booking guests, lining up sponsors, hosting the show, editing and producing episodes, all of the social media stuff etc. has always been just me.
Hopefully, this change will allow me to do something that I’ve struggled with in the past because the podcast was associated with the Creative South name—being invited to other conferences. Hint, Hint Matt Dawson, bring me to Crop! I can do a podcast, moderate a panel, and give a talk all for one low price! But that’s not all, if you act today I’ll throw in free hugs!
Again thank you all for the support over the past few years, and hopefully for continued support with Feasting on Design.
This week on the Creative South Podcast, I’m talking with Artist, Illustrator, and Designer Lenworth McIntosh, better know as Joonbug. We chat about struggling to fit in as a kid after moving from Jamaica to the United States, how his clothing company Fresh Kaufee lead to him being able to work full time as an illustrator, developing his style through the themes of his work, and more.
This week on the Creative South Podcast, I’m talking with Chicago-based UX Designer Sharlene King. We chat about her struggles after she came out as gay and not being supported by her family, the challenges she faced in school from learning disabilities and dropping out of high school, being on the autism spectrum and how it’s become and asset in her work, and more.