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Obsessed Show

Obsessed Show - featuring some of the most creative people in the world, it's a podcast designed to inspire. - Hosted by Josh Miles If you knew this show as Obsessed With Design you're still in the right place. After a brief hiatus in 2018, we have a ton of episodes already recorded, and I'm excited to be back! This season we'll still be chatting with designers from branding, illustration, architecture, interiors, and design thinking... but we'll also be talking to other makers—from film and photography, to authors and television... and many other creatives along the way.
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Jun 10, 2019

Byron Elliott is a UI designer at Element Three. He's also an illustrator and runs his own apparel company, Blacksheep Collective, alongside his wife. He's worked with clients ranging from the NCAA, Eli Lilly and Company, and Rolls Royce, and is an active member of the Indianapolis design and fashion communities.

Byron and I unpack the origins of Blacksheep Collective, the role of faith in his apparel company, why the design industry still struggles with diversity, and his passion for UI design.

As Byron and I live relatively close to one another, we were able to chat in person at my home studio.

So without further ado, please enjoy this conversation with Byron Elliott.

 

May 28, 2019
Today we have an interesting topic to explore as we chat with Johnathan Grzybowski, is the Chief Marketing Officer and co-founder of Penji, an on-demand graphic design service that delivers fast turnaround, simple, and affordable.
 
Some of you listening might have shivered a little when I said that, and some of you might have been energized... and it's that contrast that I'm hoping to explore further today...
 
Penji has been named as “top startup to watch” according to Philadelphia Magazine and mentioned in major publications like Success Magazine, Huffington Post, Forbes, and Inc. Prior to Penji, Johnathan founded multiple marketing related startups and worked for Apple.
 
You may notice in the audio that I call this "118." Originally this was 118, and I didn't circle back to re-record the audio saying 119, or a different MilesHerndon credit at the end. Sorry about that. We'll do better next time.
May 20, 2019

Today on Obsessed Show we're chatting with Christian Beck, leader of the UX design team at Innovatemap, and host of the Better Product Podcast. 

The Innovatemap team in Indy was my connection to Anna Saraceno at Trello, and Art Viger at Peak Design, so I'd like to say a big thank you to Innovatemap for making those initial connections!

 

Apr 22, 2019

This week on Obsessed Show, we've got architect and Vice President at PGAV Destinations, John Kasman. 

As John describes in his bio, Artist plus Engineer equals Architect; John Always knew he loved art and math, and he began studying architecture at Notre Dame - which is about 5 minutes from where I grew up... 
 
John is currently overseeing the redesign of the guest experience at The Alamo in San Antonio, Discovery Cove, Georgia AquariumTable Rock Welcome Centre at Niagara FallsAquatica waterparksBiltmore Estate attractions, numerous attractions at SeaWorld and Busch Gardens, such as Cheetah Hunt, and many Anheuser Busch bars and attractions across the country, such as the St. Louis Biergarten.
 
Without further ado, please enjoy this conversation with John Kasman.
Apr 15, 2019
Today on Obsessed with Design I'm chatting with Art Viger, 
 
According to his personal website, Art is a designer of things and is especially proud of and impressed by design that blends seamlessly into our lives and enables us to move around the world in simple and elegant ways.
 
Today, Art is the lead design engineer for Peak Design, who makes some amazing travel, tech, and everyday carry bags for film and photo professionals... 
 
Today we'll talk about Art's background, Peak's love of Kickstarter, and what he's most obsessed with right now.
 
Today's show is not sponsored by Peak, but I personally purchased a Peak design bag about two years ago to the day, specifically for my laptop and design gear, and I've transitioned over the past few months to regularly packing my DSL for photography and video... I get compliments on it all the time, and I absolutely love this bag. 
 
And check out obsessedshow.com for all of today's show notes.
Apr 8, 2019
On April 9th, Museum of Arts and Design will open Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976–1986. This will be the first exhibit under the new museum director. Adapted to showcase New York City's storied punk history, much of the exhibit originates from a massive collection Andrew Krevine from the Cranbrook Art Museum in Michigan, “Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die charts punk’s explosive impact on design and examines its complex relationship with art, history, and culture.”
 
More than 400 pieces of punk's most iconic graphic design, including flyers, zines, posters, and album covers will be on display. During a members only event on April 15th, Johnny Rotten will kick off a full series of public programs that will feature several of punk's architects and revolutionaries. 
 
So today on Obsessed show, we're speaking with Andrew Blauvelt, director of the Cranbrook Museum, about his origins, punk design, and this exciting collection that is soon to be featured in the Museum of Art and Design...

And check out obsessedshow.com for all of today's show notes.

Apr 1, 2019

Nick Ace from branding agency, Collins, talks about his ghostly origins and doing time for posting stickers... and of course, a few of his latest obsessions. Be sure to subscribe here, but also check out ObsessedShow.com to subscribe anywhere you listen to audio podcasts.

This week on Obsessed Show we've got more video over at youtube.com/joshmiles

And check out obsessedshow.com for all of today's show notes.

Mar 25, 2019
Mark and I got to chat on his show a few weeks back, and with any luck, these two episodes might go live at similar times... fingers crossed.
 
For the past few recordings, I've been experimenting with different ways to record these interviews... I'm loving Zoom for the video side, but not loving the audio... so I'm not sure I have this quite nailed yet. But if you'd like to check out the video, that's available over at YouTube.com/joshmiles, and the audio isn't amazing, but sometimes I have to remind myself that I'm video chatting live with a guy in the UK, five time zones away... and that still blows my mind.
 
SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, Please enjoy my conversation with Mark Hirons...
Mar 18, 2019
Halli Thorleifsson is the founder and CEO of Ueno. A creative director and designer, Halli founded the agency as a one-man operation out of his Reykjavik apartment in 2014. Four short years later, Ueno has more than 60 full-time employees and offices in Reykjavik, San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles. Ueno's clients include Airbnb, Apple, Chubb, Cisco, Dropbox, Facebook, Fitbit, Google, Lonely Planet, Red Bull, Reuters, Samsung, Uber, Verizon, and Visa. Halli has won several industry accolades, including numerous Webby's, IWA’s Best Web Design of the Year, Communication Arts’ Site of the Week and multiple AWWWARDS and FWA Site of the Day. He has been nominated as designer of the year as well as developer of the year by AWWWARDS.
 
And lastly, if you're into what I'm doing here, you might also want to check out my personal branding and marketing tips called, :59 Second Friday - that's at youtube.com/joshmiles
 
Mar 11, 2019
Okay guys, today we have Blair Enns of Win Without Pitching.
 
First off, if you wondered what the heck happened to me, sorry for the long hiatus. I'm happy to report that as of today, including this show we have seven episodes in the can as they say, and three more scheduled. So it's not so much that I haven't been working on the show, and I haven't been finishing any episodes... sorry about that.
 
So this seemed like a great time to declare, welcome to season four of Obsessed Show. This season we'll still be chatting with designers from branding, illustration, architecture, and design thinking... but we'll also be talking to other makers and creatives along the way. In fact, when we started this show, the plan all along was to broaden out our guests eventually, which was in part why our website, twitter, and instagram are all obsessedshow... 
 
ANNNND... if you'd like to hear more about my personal story, episodes 11 & 12 of the know indy show feature yours truly... I actually recorded that about a year ago, so it's kind of a walk down memory lane for me to hear what I was thinking on a year ago. And I describe my favorite way to cook the perfect steak. 
 
And lastly, if you're into what I'm doing here, you might also want to check out my personal branding and marketing tips called, :59 Second Friday - that's at youtube.com/joshmiles
 
Mar 4, 2019
Today, from the know Indy podcast, we've finally got part two of Aaron Scamihorn.
 
First off, if you wondered what the heck happened to me, sorry for the long hiatus. I'm happy to report that as of today, including this show we have seven episodes in the can as they say, and three more scheduled. So it's not so much that I haven't been working on the show, and I haven't been finishing any episodes... sorry about that.
 
So this seemed like a great time to declare, welcome to season four of Obsessed Show. This season we'll still be chatting with designers from branding, illustration, architecture, and design thinking... but we'll also be talking to other makers and creatives along the way. In fact, when we started this show, the plan all along was to broaden out our guests eventually, which was in part why our website, twitter, and instagram are all obsessedshow... Enough about season four. Let's talk about today's episode.
 
If you haven't already listened to episode 109, you might want to go back and do that first, but I think you'll catch up alright if you start here as well... So if you missed 109, this is part two of an interview by Steven Tyler (probably not the steven tyler you're thinking of) from the Know Indy podcast... make sure and subscribe to his show over at KnowIndy.com
 
ANNNND... if you'd like to hear more about my personal story, episodes 11 & 12 of the know indy show feature yours truly... I actually recorded that about a year ago, so it's kind of a walk down memory lane for me to hear what I was thinking on a year ago. And I describe my favorite way to cook the perfect steak. 
 
And lastly, if you're into what I'm doing here, you might also want to check out my personal branding and marketing tips called, :59 Second Friday - that's at youtube.com/joshmiles
 
Nov 20, 2018

Today we're featuring my friend Steven Tyler's new show... no, different Steven Tyler... anyhow, it's called, "Know Indy." I think you're gonna dig it.

Aaron Scamihorn (AKA: Ronlewhorn) is an Indianapolis based artist. He has created artwork for musicians including Cake, Mayor Hawthorn and Bayside, and is known for his unique style of screen print portraits. In this episode, Aaron talks about what it was like to be raised by two artist parents, how he found his way to screen printing, and what drives him to create.

Check out Aaron’s work at http://www.ronlewhorn.com/

And be sure to subscribe to Know Indy over at: https://www.knowindy.com/

 

Nov 5, 2018

Today on Obsessed with Design I'm chatting with three special guests all from the Indianapolis creative community: Jenny Tod, Nate Heck, and Andy Keller, who you'll learn more about in the intro.

 
We also have a full video version of this episode over at youtube.com/joshmiles - check it out!
 
Also, I'm starting a new :59 Second Friday series on YouTube, and I'm currently building out new episodes all about personal branding. So if that sounds like something you'd like to check out, you can subscribe over at YouTube.com/joshmiles - I really appreciate every single subscriber, so thanks for hitting up youtube.com/joshmiles and hitting subscribe.
Sep 3, 2018
Today on Obsessed with Design I'm chatting with Anna Saraceno, Product Designer at Trello. Anna is well versed in leading UX and product teams to effectively frame and prioritize problems, as well as explore, test, and scale user-centered solutions. I'm also curious to discuss how Anna brings soft skills to the table, including directed empathy, curiosity, diplomatic leadership, communication and presentation skills.
 
You can see a little of the behind the scenes process of this podcast at youtube.com/joshmiles - check it out!
 
Also, I'm starting a new :59 Second Friday series on YouTube, and I'm currently building out new episodes all about personal branding. So if that sounds like something you'd like to check out, you can subscribe over at YouTube.com/joshmiles - I really appreciate every single subscriber, so thanks for hitting up youtube.com/joshmiles and hitting subscribe.
 
Jul 23, 2018

Today on Obsessed With Design I'm chatting with Michael Seum, vice president of design for Grohe. Regardless of the design challenge, Michael is driven to create meaningful experiences for end users. 

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May 7, 2018

Today on Obsessed With Design I'm chatting with Andrea Orrego, Architect, founder, and CEO of Atelier. Her mission is to expand the horizon of Design and make it reachable in every community in the world.

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Apr 23, 2018
Today on Obsessed With Design I'm chatting with Ryan Waring, creative director and partner of Revolt... Today we talk about burnout, buyouts, and motorcycles. And the heart attack that brought us to today's story... I chatted with Ryan via Skype from his agency home in Denmark.
 
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Apr 16, 2018

Today on Obsessed with Design I'm chatting with Kelly Ellis, interior designer, professional speaker, and star of shows on HGTV, TLC, and Bravo.

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Apr 8, 2018

One of our all-time most popular guests, Kristian Andersen, from venture studio, High Alpha, returns for a follow-up conversation. Kristian and I talk about the role of design in powering the most crucial decisions about how to make and launch new companies.

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Apr 2, 2018

Josh catches up with 1/2 of the Brand New team, Armin Vit, to discuss the process of putting on a conference like Brand New, weighing the benefits of New York City, Austin, TX, and Bloomington, IN... and how the Hoosier state ultimately lured he and Bryony to relocate the Under Consideration world headquarters to Indiana.

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Mar 26, 2018

An interaction designer and recent graduate of University of Washington, Natalie Lew is passionate about the intersections of design and philosophy. Her interdisciplinary background in design has been the inspiration behind her Adobe Creative Residency project. 

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Mar 19, 2018

Scott Fuller - Studio Temporary

Episode 98 / Season Three

Today on Obsessed with Design I'm with designer, illustrator, Southern modernist and owner of The Studio Temporary, Scott Fuller.
 
And just as an aside, if you hear something on Scott’s audio that sounds like a small woodland creature... don’t be alarmed, it’s just his giant beard saying hello.

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Mar 12, 2018

Eric Kass - Funnel

I was fortunate enough to catch up with Eric at his home in Indianapolis. We're trying out some new audio gear for these in-person chats, so let us know what you think.

According to Eric's website, Funnel provides bespoke branding, identity & package design for artisanal food/beverage, boutique products, emerging technologies & artistic services from start-ups to large corporations & in-house design departments around the globe.

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Feb 12, 2018
A special part two conversation with the author of “Creative Strategy and the Business of Design”
 
Today on Obsessed with Design we have a special second conversation with one of our most popular past guests, Douglas Davis. Douglas is the author of “Creative Strategy and the Business of Design”, Digital Marketer, Freelance Art and Creative Director, and Advertising & Design Educator.
 
Douglas and I talk about his new video series, and the role fear plays in the creative process.
 
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