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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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Aug 3, 2020

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Jul 27, 2020

Today on Obsessed Show we’re chatting with Carlos Musquez.

::::: This episode is brought to you by Yellow Images. :::::

Carlos Musquez, Executive Creative Director of ELA, is the creative lead for the agency. His deep agency roots at Omnicom under Alcone Marketing, saw him developing and designing best-in-class campaigns for major brands such as The California Lottery, Warner Music Group, Nestle, Logitech, LG Mobile, eBay, Sony, Diageo, and Coca-Cola to name a few. Carlos lives by the philosophy that an idea is only as good as its execution, and passion and craft are what turn good ideas into award-winning ideas. 

His work has been recognized by the Addy’s, Creativity, Effie’s, New York Festivals, Communication Arts, Art Director’s Club, and the Clio’s. In his free time, Carlos extends his love of craft to the world of homebrewing, crafting ales, and designing labels.

So without further ado, please enjoy this conversation with Carlos Musquez.

Jul 13, 2020

Today on Obsessed Show I'm chatting with Daniel Scrivner, CEO at Flow. Investor at Blackletter. Creative Director at Made by Scrivner.

Daniel was previously the Head of Design at Digit and Square. He's worked for some of the most respected brands in the world including Apple, Nike, Disney, and Target.

Daniel advises world-class teams at companies like LendingHome, Empower, TrustToken, Designer Fund, and Notation Capital. He’s an early-stage investor in businesses like Superhuman, MixMax, Notion, Good Eggs, Burrow, Madison Reed, Stance, Almanac Brewing, and many more.

He's a designer turned CEO, investor, and creative director... and I can't wait to dig into all of those roles. So without further ado, please enjoy this conversation with Daniel Scrivner.

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Jun 29, 2020

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Today on Obsessed Show I'm chatting with Steffen Christiansen, creative director at design and experience agency, Jam3.

Steffen was born and raised in Denmark and is currently based in Toronto. He specializes in Digital Products & Experiences, as well as Branding & Illustration across all platforms.

Steffen strongly believes Great work should always be well made, have that human touch, and hopefully, make you smile.

So without further ado, please enjoy my conversation with Steffen Christiansen.

Jun 15, 2020

Today on Obsessed Show I’m chatting with Jessie McGuire.

Jessie McGuire is the Managing Director at brand design studio ThoughtMatter, leading a team of artists, writers and strategists to create daring designs and identities for everything from art museums, communities and brands to a range of institutions and organizations. She has been integral in shaping the purpose and creative vision of ThoughtMatter, spearheading projects and campaigns that reflect the agency’s culture and mission, including protest posters for the 2017 Women’s March, a modern redesign of the U.S. Constitution and the recently launched For The People docuseries. Jessie has also worked to raise awareness and support for socially progressive causes such as March for Our Lives, Girls Write Now and The Joyful Heart Foundation as well as on community-minded projects for The New-York Historical Society, Downtown Staten Island and The Center for Arts Education.

Jessie holds a BFA in Communications Design and Advertising Art Direction from Pratt Institute and a MPS in Branding from The School of Visual Arts. Before joining ThoughtMatter, she managed and worked on projects for billion-dollar brands owned by Kimberly-Clark, P&G and Colgate Palmolive. In addition, Jessie formerly served as the Advocacy Chair on the board of directors of the New York chapter of AIGA, and is a regular speaker at conferences across NYC.

When Jessie is not designing, she can be found running in Brooklyn—alone, in a race or after her two kids.

Jun 1, 2020

Eric Thoelke, President, TOKY


Eric Thoelke (pronounced “toky”) brings more than 30 years of real-world experience in brand strategy and design of complex projects. Eric is responsible for leading a team of designers and brand strategists who create new names and visual brand identities, design print and online experiences, and solve branding challenges. His work has been recognized by Communication Arts magazine, won platinum and gold awards in Graphis, has been featured in design annuals from the AIGA, the Type Directors Club, Print magazine, HOW magazine, Brand New, and many others.

Eric has served as a judge for design competitions across the country, including the Communication Arts Design Annual, and has presented ideas on design and culture at conferences from San Diego to Pittsburgh. Eric was selected as one of St. Louis Magazine’s “Great Minds” of St. Louis, and a “Buzz List” recipient from ALIVE magazine for co-founding the Midtown Alley Design District. Eric is a co-founder of St. Louis Design Week and co-led it for its first two years.

May 18, 2020

Today on Obsessed Show I'm chatting with principal consultant at Illig, Ed Illig.
 
Ed is a Marketing & Brand Design Strategist + Outsourced Fractional Marketing Lead | Problem solver, revenue driver, creative leader, experience creator, strategist, marketer, integrator, designer, inventor, thinker, writer, director, illustrator, producteer, adventurer. Dreamer.
 
SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, Please enjoy my conversation with Ed Illig.

May 4, 2020

Today on Obsessed Show I'm chatting with co-founder and creative partner of Oh Hello Design Co., Sara Seal.

Sara has over a decade of experience creating and cultivating both boutique and large-scale brands. She’s passionate about making strong, authentic voices heard above the crowd and wants her work to empower others to pursue their biggest dreams.

According to their website, Oh, Hello Design Co.’s purpose is to reverse the negativity in this world, and help to encourage you that you matter and what you have to contribute to this world is valuable.

We're going to talk about Oh Hello Design Co's focus on their purpose, and how they help woman-owned small businesses.

SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, Please enjoy my conversation with Sara Seal.

Apr 20, 2020
Designer & tinkerer-in-chief at Humphreys Studio

John rebuilt the South African camping chair using argentine leather and pecan, featured in GQ and sold at Neiman Marcus. John also does custom projects and helped in the building of intelligentsia coffee in Austin and the newest shop from the Intelligentsia legacy called The Meteor. John grew up in a small town in Texas and learned woodwork in design while traveling through the US and South America. 

So without further ado, please enjoy my conversation with John Humphreys.

Apr 6, 2020

Anna Brozek was recently named CEO of Big Cartel, the leading independent platform that's helped enable more than 1 million artists and makers sell over $3 billion of their work directly to consumers via easy to open online shops. Since its inception in 2005, the independently run company has been instrumental in empowering talented artisans to do what they love.

Anna and I discuss her roots of owning an indie record shop with her husband, and her rise to the C-suite.

This is an inspiring conversation for anyone who’s dreamed of working their way to the top with an amazing company.

So without further ado, please enjoy this conversation with Anna Brozek.

Mar 23, 2020

On today’s episode, I chat with John Benzick, who has provided innovation expertise to Procter & Gamble, McDonald's, Best Buy, The Hershey Company, Arm & Hammer, LensCrafters, Chase Manhattan Bank, Kimberly Clark, S.C. Johnson, Water Pik, Philip Morris International, Outback Steakhouse and other companies.

Today he uses his powers to coach would-be entrepreneurs through the launch of their own products. If you’ve ever dreamed of joining the ranks of Shepard Fairey and Aaron Draplin in the quest to launch your own product, this episode is for you.

So without further ado, please enjoy this conversation with John Benzick.

Mar 2, 2020

Heidi Luerra is the Founder & CEO of RAW Artists, the world’s largest independent arts organization. Over the past decade, Heidi has grown RAW to a worldwide operation in over 80 cities with almost 200k artists in the RAW community. 

She's publishing her first book "The Work of Art" this September. "The Work of Art" covers topics from personal branding, budgeting, and mental health, to guidance on clearing the hurdles that come forth as you rise to steady success.

So without further ado, please enjoy this conversation with Heidi Luerra.

Feb 24, 2020

David is a high-functioning eccentric who thinks in stories, speaks in aphorisms and wields a passion for storytelling that’s unorthodox approaching idiosyncratic. Hired at Google as a 22-year old, David held an objectively unjustifiable amount of power. He built a content team at Google Maps and established a global production strategy that covered the Canadian Arctic, Taj Mahal, and Pyramids at Giza. Then he left to turn his side project, a wedding video company named Bokeh, into a marketing agency. David now develops campaign strategies and content for brands like Google, Instagram, Airbnb, WeWork, DoorDash, Visa and more. David is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and currently lives in San Francisco.

So without further ado, please enjoy this interview with David Bates.

Feb 10, 2020

99designs may be a controversial guest to some listeners, but we connected with their CEO, Patrick Llewellyn, all the way from Australia to talk about their latest research report, Design Without Borders. 

You can learn more about the report here: https://99designs.com/design-without-borders

And without further ado, please enjoy my conversation with Patrick Llewellyn. 

Feb 3, 2020

Today on Obsessed Show we're finally airing a conversation for last fall with Abby Downing, Partner & Creative Director at The Superfan Company. The Superfan Company works with top entertainers, musicians, and brands to create programs and products to engage their superfans. From VIP packages at concerts, to limited edition products, to collectible album packages. Their clients span from Mumford & Sons and Ace Comic Con to Jimmy Buffett.

So without further ado, please enjoy this conversation with Abby Downing. 

Dec 9, 2019

Aaron's specialty is communications and visual experimentation — he brings a shot of humanity to otherwise cold tech experiences, and helps folks get to know and love tech a little more. Aaron's work has been featured at the Saatchi&Saatchi New Directors Showcase and the MoMA’s archive for The Art and Technique of the American Commercial. He was named a top 10 director by CreativityOnline, featured in the Adweek Creative 100 and was named number one in Business Insider’s 30 most creative in advertising under 30.

Oct 14, 2019
Although he went to school to be an industrial designer, Aaron fell in love with photography, and later founded PHLEARN, an online photoshop, lightroom, and photography platform to bring free, creative education to anyone around the world. 
 
SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, Please enjoy my conversation with Aaron Nace.
 
 
Oct 7, 2019
Today on Obsessed Show I'm chatting with photographer, video producer, and author, Marc Silber, of Silber Studios.
 
His new best selling book is one that I wish I would have already written, called Create: Tools from Seriously Talented People to Unleash Your Creative Life
 
SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, Please enjoy my conversation with Marc Silber.
 
 
Sep 30, 2019

Special thanks to Wacom for sponsoring this episode of Obsessed Show. Wacom is pronounced “Wah,” like the Japanese word for harmony and “come” for computer, the Wacom Cintiq 16 creative pen display and accompanying Pro Pen 2 work in perfect harmony to give you the best in precision, control and ergonomic comfort. Use the code OBSESSED for 10% off the Cintiq 16 until November 30 at Wacom.com.

If you'd like to help support the show, you can check out our new page on Patreon over at https://patreon.com/joshmiles - even a few bucks an episode would make a huge difference. Thank you for checking that out!

SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, Please enjoy my conversation with Gina DeDomenico Flanagan.

Aug 19, 2019

Today on the Obsessed Show Podcast, I'm chatting with the co-founders of O'Kelly + Kasprack Architecture, Belinda O'Kelly & David Kasprack

From tacos to motorcycles, to the proper pronunciation of Versailles, this is a widely-ranging conversation from two architecture firm principals. 

If you'd like to help support the show, you can check out our new page on Patreon over at https://patreon.com/joshmiles - even a few bucks an episode would make a huge difference. Thank you for checking that out!

Aug 12, 2019

Today on the Obsessed Show Podcast, I'm chatting with fellow podcaster, Andy J. Miller, AKA Andy J. Pizza.

Andy hosts the Creative Pep Talk Podcast, and has authored multiple books on creativity. We had a blast recording this one, so I hope you enjoy this conversation!

If you'd like to help support the show, you can check out our new page on Patreon over at https://patreon.com/joshmiles - even a few bucks an episode would make a huge difference. Thank you for checking that out!

Jul 8, 2019
Today on Obsessed with Design I'm chatting with Hrag Nassanian.

Hrag Nassanian is a Portland, Oregon based product designer / design director of performance-based soft goods (bags) and accessories.

Hrag cut his teeth with a little brand called Nike, and just weeks ago launched his own brand called Wayfinder. We were connected on Instagram... I was intrigued by the story of his brand launch, and reached out to have him on the show.
 
So without further ado, please enjoy this conversation with Hrag Nassanian.
Jul 1, 2019

Today on Obsessed Show we're chatting with Conor Brady. According to their website, "Conor Brady is a passionate believer in the power of great storytelling and experience design, no matter the channel or medium. In his role as Chief Creative Officer at Critical Mass, he oversees the agency’s work and drives creative excellence on a global scale. Prior to joining Critical Mass, he worked at digital agencies Huge and Organic, holding the title of Chief Creative Officer at each. Throughout his career, he has played a decisive role in shaping the digital experiences of BMW, Apple, Marriott, Nike, Hilton, Audi, RevoltTV, Samsung, and Pepsi. His work has won awards across the globe from Cannes to London to Asia, and he is a regular member of some of the industry’s most respected award juries, having served as a judge on the Design Jury at Cannes (twice), The Andy’s, the D&AD awards, and the Webby’s. Originally from Belfast, Conor began his career in publishing, designing the first 100 book covers for Vintage Paperbacks in London. He then moved into the music industry as a creative director at Universal Music/Polygram, designing record covers."

SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, Please enjoy my conversation with Conor Brady.

Jun 17, 2019

Today on Obsessed Show I have the unique opportunity to interview YouTuber, storyteller, and founder of the #nosmallcreator movement, Cody Wanner.

Cody and I chat about what it's like to get fired from your own company, daily vlogging for a year, and why his mission is to inspire the makers and the doers.

SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, Please enjoy my conversation with Cody Wanner.

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.

 

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