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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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May 15, 2017

Chase Turberville is a brand designer at Focus Lab in Savannah, Georgia. Check out his work on Dribble and Instagram.  

Chase discovered his love of design and branding as a teenager playing in a grunge cover band. From there, he began his official design career at Realtree, where he learned that anything can be wrapped in camo. He then spent time interning at Hatch Show Print and credits those three months as being some of the most transformative in his career. 

 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How he got his start in the design world
  • What makes a great client
  • What he's most obsessed with today

 

You can download this episode and subscribe on iTunes.

May 8, 2017

Matt Stevens is a designer, illustrator, speaker, and creative tinkerer from North Carolina. His work has been featured by the biggest names in sports, tech, and even fast food. Matt's biggest goal is always to do thoughtful and unforgettable work for amazing brands and make the whole process a pleasure. You can follow him on Twitter here.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How he got his start in a middle school logo design contest.
  • His experience working with big brands, and advice he'd give to young designers starting with big brands.
  • The importance of "side gigs" and how they have spurred his professional development.

Show notes are available at ObsessedShow.com.

Apr 24, 2017

In this episode, I sat down with Amy and Jennifer Hood. These two are not only brilliant creatives and founders of a branding firm, they're also twins. You can follow their agency on Twitter here. In this episode, we discuss:

  • How they collaborate with their team.
  • The importance of producing their own products.
  • How their team opens up recurring revenue opportunities.

You can find show notes on our website at ObsessedShow.com.

Apr 17, 2017

Von Glitschka (or "Vonster" on Twitter) is revered by brand designers around the country as one of the brightest in the industry. He has worked with everyone from some of the largest brands in the world to small tech startups in the Pacific Northwest. In our chat, we discussed:

  • What it's like working with such a diverse client base.
  • How he does brand research, allowing him to "learn a new industry every 30 days."
  • Where he finds his design inspiration.
  • How he utilizes process to get the best results for his clients.

You can find show notes on our website at ObsessedShow.com.

Apr 10, 2017

James Biber is an architect and partner in the firm Biber Architects, based in New York. James is responsible many of his firms most notable projects. 

Biber's most recent project is the USA Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015. Biber’s career has also included the design of the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, 2008; oceanfront houses in Montauk, NY; a restoration of the 1934 Sten-Frenke house in Santa Monica, by Richard Neutra; along with projects at Celebration, Florida; store, suites and lounges in the Arizona Cardinals Football Stadium (by Peter Eisenman) in Phoenix, Arizona; Headquarters for the Muzak corporation in Fort Mill, SC.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • His background
  • How he got into the world of architecture with a background in art in science
  • What he's most obsessed with today

Show notes are available at ObsessedShow.com.

Mar 27, 2017
James has worked as a production designer, art director, and set decorator since moving to Los Angeles from New Jersey after he graduated college in the early 2000's. He founded the creative design company JPConnelly at the age of 30, where he serves as the principal creative force and production designer.
 
JPConnelly boasts an eclectic resume that includes 48 TV shows, 10 live awards events, nine feature films and 50+ digital integrations. In addition to work in the entertainment industry, JPConnelly also produces events and activations for companies like Twitter, Snapchat, and Dubsmash, where the company uses experiential production design and storytelling concepts and techniques to creative innovative environments.

Show notes are available at ObsessedShow.com.

Mar 20, 2017

Todd Berger & Lucian Föhr are the Founders of Berger & Föhr, a graphic design agency based out of Boulder, Colorado. They also recently started Ello, a social network designed to be censor-free. 

Ello is the only network designed for creators, by creators. A robust and growing community of artists, designers, musicians, illustrators, photographers, architects, GIF makers - creators, who understand that our process, practice, values and passions can push the world forward in a better direction.

Unlike the status quo advertising platforms that masquerade as social networks, Ello is not in business to harvest as much of your personal data and sell you as many ads as possible. As a Public Benefit Corporation, Ello has a legal mandate to never sell ads or personal data to third parties.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Their social network, Ello.
  • Why they have their agency on pause.
  • All of the challenges and joys of creating a product in the startup environment.
Mar 13, 2017

Rick Valicenti is the founder and design director of Thirst, a communication design practice providing design and immersive environments for high profile clients in the architectural, performing arts, and education communities.

His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), resides in the permanent collections of the Yale and Columbia University libraries, Denver Art Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago, and has been published in The New York Times.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How he got started in design.
  • Connecting the dots from seemingly unconnected details about his career, to where he his today.

Show notes are available at ObsessedShow.com.

Mar 6, 2017

Guy Geier is the Managing Partner of FXFOWLE Architects and was recently elected President of the American Institute of Architects in New York. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • His views on the architecture industry.
  • How architects can create more value for themselves in the marketplace.
  • Architects' responsibilities in the industry.

Show notes are available at ObsessedShow.com.

Feb 27, 2017

If you've paid attention to the world of design and advertising over the past 20 years, you have certainly seen Michael's work. You have undoubtedly read articles from him. You may have even watched a documentary that he was interviewed on. On this special episode of Obsessed With Design, Josh sits down with Michael to learn more about his life, his career, and his inspiration.

You can follow him on Twitter here.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How he got his start in the world of design.
  • The founding of Pentagram, and what the world of Pentagram is like today.
  • His favorite projects and stories from the last 30 years.

Show notes are available at ObsessedShow.com.

Feb 20, 2017

David Carson is an American graphic designer, art director and surfer. He is best known for his innovative magazine design, and use of experimental typography.

After you've listened to our interview, check out his Ted Talk

In this episode, we:

  • Talk about his view on design today.
  • Unpack misconceptions around his career.

Show notes are available at ObsessedShow.com.

Feb 13, 2017

Ken's journey has been as interesting as it is eclectic. His career started in a restaurant, but soon ventured into design. Today, he runs Little Jacket, a brand consultancy that focuses on helping high-growth startups leverage great design to take their business to the next level.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • How he got started as a snowboarding, screen printing designer.
  • Taking a business from printing band posters to doing more profitable design work.
  • Pivoting to a world of working with high-profile startups and high-growth companies.

You can follow him on Twitter here. Show notes are available at ObsessedShow.com.

Feb 6, 2017

Kristian is currently a co-founder and partner at High Alpha - a Venture Studio that conceives, launches and scales enterprise technology companies. Prior to High Alpha, he founded Studio Science - a leading design + innovation consultancy that works with high-growth technology companies.

Jan 30, 2017

Jonathan Hess is a Principal and the President of Browning Day. Many landmarks in the city of Indianapolis are a testament to his ability to translate clients’ vision into one of a kind innovative design solutions that exceed expectations and stand the test of time. He is recognized for his design work on the International Orangutan Center at the Indianapolis Zoo, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, the Indianapolis Museum of Art and additions to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • His experience becoming a professional architect.
  • His work on an amazing orangutan exhibit at the Indianapolis Zoo.

Show notes are available at ObsessedShow.com.

Jan 23, 2017

Tim Hickle is an author, marketer, and a singer of very silly songs. For the past two years, he's been leading our digital marketing efforts at MilesHerndon, as well as producing this podcast. After a year's worth of podcasts, we look back at some of our favorite episodes, learn about his new book, and sing some silly songs.

You can follow him on Twitter here.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Producing the Obsessed With Design podcast, including lessons he's learned and his favorite episodes.
  • His book, and his best digital marketing advice.
  • The MilesHerndon hold music, which he recorded.

Show notes are available at ObsessedShow.com.

Jan 16, 2017

In 2006, Sean and Nicholas set out on a mission. They wanted to create their dream jobs, because no one else had created it for them. That's when they started The Bubble Project, a two-man design and illustration firm built on this foundation: good food, good music, good time.

You can follow them on Twitter here.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How they got their start in design.
  • How they develop their ideas and aesthetic.
  • Their most recent projects.

Show notes are available at ObsessedShow.com.

Jan 9, 2017

Don't call it a rebroadcast. In this episode, I sit down with one of my most popular guests for a second time.

In this episode, I talk to Prescott Perez-Fox. Prescott is well-known for his creative work, especially in the realm of package design. You can follow him on Twitter here and subscribe to his podcast here.

You can find show notes on our website at ObsessedShow.com.

Jan 2, 2017

Matt is the CEO and Founder of Verge, a tech startup community throughout the Midwest. He's also the host of the Powderkeg Podcast, a podcast focused on helping startups learn from established entrepreneurs.

You can follow him on Twitter here.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • His early beginnings in the Orr Fellowship
  • His failed attempts at a startup
  • How Verge was never supposed to be a business
  • His lessons learned from the inventor of voicemail

Show notes are available at ObsessedShow.com.

Dec 26, 2016

This episode is a bit different. In the spirit of the holidays, with a new year approaching, Josh sat down with himself to do a little reflection on the year that was. In this episode, he discusses:

  • #ObsessedChallenge on Instagram - A side-project he's working on to re-ignite his creativity. 
  • How he got into design and started his own branding agency.
  • His inspiration and influences throughout his early career.

Show notes are available at ObsessedShow.com.

Dec 19, 2016

Aaron Draplin is a graphic designer, author, and founder of his own design studio, Draplin Design Co. Because of his incredible, inspiring work with some of the world's best brands, you've probably seen him on a million videos and podcasts already. That's why we went out of our way to find some fresh stories and fresh perspectives on his design career.

You can follow his design studio on Twitter here.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The grind of his speaking schedule and book promotion tour
  • What he's learned in the last five years of his career
  • Why he's chosen to keep his agency small and nimble when he could easily grow

Show notes are available at ObsessedShow.com.

Dec 5, 2016

James White, the founder of Signalnoise, is a visual artist, designer and speaker living in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. He makes posters, prints and all kinds of cool stuff. He is, among other things, obsessed with the 80's and visual synthwave art.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • His origins,
  • The importance of drawing,
  • His current setup, and
  • How he finds some of his best clients.

You can follow him on Twitter here.

Show notes are available at ObsessedShow.com.

Nov 28, 2016

Khoi Vinh is a graphic designer, blogger, and former Design Director for The New York Times, where he worked from January 2006 until July 2010. Fast Company named Vinh one of "The 50 Most Influential Designers in America" in September 2011. Today, he is the Principal Designer at Adobe, Design Chair of Wildcard, and co-founder of Kidpost.

You can follow him on Twitter here.

Show notes are available at ObsessedShow.com.

Nov 21, 2016

Julian Stubbs is an international brand strategist and has worked with brand and identity projects for clients such as Stockholm, where he was involved with creating the positioning of the city as The Capital of Scandinavia. His book Wish You Were Here documents this work as well as the issues involved in major place branding projects.

You can follow him on Twitter here.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • His decision to launch a "cloud-based" agency.
  • How his agency continues to succeed with zero employees.

Show notes are available at ObsessedShow.com.

Nov 14, 2016

Lauren Hom is a California-born, formerly Brooklyn-based designer and letterer who's currently traveling the world. Known for her bright color palettes and playful letterforms, Lauren has created work for clients like Starbucks, Google, AT&T, YouTube and TIME Magazine.

You can follow her on Instagram here.

Show notes are available at ObsessedShow.com.

Nov 7, 2016

After our last discussion with Brian Collins, Chief Creative Officer of COLLINS, we couldn't wait to have him on again. Brian is our first ever repeat guest and this episode is full of fun stories, great advice, and more than a few name drops.

Brian Collins is one of the world's leading voices in branding. He is a former professor and international speaker, and today he runs his own branding shop, COLLINS, which has worked with brands such as Coca Cola, Spotify, and FourSquare.

You can follow him on Twitter here.

Show notes are available at ObsessedShow.com.

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