Signalnoise Broadcast 69: Process and Rants

If you missed tuning in live to Signalnoise Broadcast 69, you can check out the recorded version right here. We recorded this on Thanksgiving Day down in the States so I wasn’t expecting a huge crowd, but a band of ruffians showed up to participate and ask questions. We started talking about personal process but the audience got me ranting on several topics including new Adobe tools, jerks criticizing the creative process and a bunch of other stuff. I got mouthy.

We’ll be back at the regular time next week. Thursday afternoon at 2pm EST. Hope to see you there.

SNBC returning November 8

SNBC (Signalnoise Broadcast) will be returning November 8th with a regular schedule. Come back next Thursday for the kick-off episode #68, live art and design discussion.

2pm EST. Hope to see you there.

Design Talk 3: Self Promotion

A little while ago I (virtually) sat down with Shelby White (Twitter) and Jeff Sheldon of Ugmonk (Twitter) to talk about the ins and outs of designer self promotion on Design Talk 3. We covered all kinds of interesting topics dealing with the “to dos” and the “do nots”, plus some extra riffing. Real interesting these two guys, had a lot of fun hanging out and jawing.

If you didn’t view it live, check out the recorded version above. Big thanks to Shelby for having me on a second time. Honored!

Design Talks – Live today on Google+

I was asked by my pal Shelby White to take part in the first of the Design Talks series, which will be live at 3pm PST today on Google+. The focus will be on vintage design and we’ll be discussing all matters important to the topic. Also in the live chat will be Jordan Butcher from Seattle and Glenn Thomas from down in Melbourne Australia. Some great company!

Be sure to tune in today at 3pm PST over at the Google+ Design Talks page. Notable soliloquies, questionable facts, possible jokes. Not to be missed, gang.

SNBC:65 – Lots of stories

If you missed out on tuning into SNBC:65 last week, here is the recorded version. I haven’t done a broadcast in quite a while after working on a weekly schedule for over a year. Took a little break for a number of reasons, and this broadcast tells a lot of the stories why.

I also get into what has been going on since last September, how it all happened and what is going on now. I discuss the DRIVE poster, my fun and hilarious work with Kevin Smith, and signing on with the agency Mystery Box.

It’s been a strange but great few months. So have a watch. Hope you enjoy.

Signalnoise Podcast

Signalnoise Podcast 1 will be debuting next week on Tuesday, November 15. Completely new format, ideas and delivery system. In production now.

SNBC: End of Season 1

For over a year now I have been doing my weekly online design show called SNBC, which stands for Signalnoise Broadcast. Every Thursday at 3pm EST I rig up my Rockband microphone to the laptop, switch on the webcam and discuss what I’ve been working on, upcoming projects and answer questions posed by the audience. Sometimes I do Photoshop or Illustrator breakdowns, discuss my process and show how I built some of my posters. I have topic-based broadcasts, and just design discussion in general. Sometimes there are special guests, but mostly it’s just me in my home office.

64 shows have been recorded, which means over 64 hours of SNBC in all it’s forms. That’s quite a pile of creative talk. No rock left unturned. Many topics, many laughs. Not only did the audience get to know me a bit better, but I got to know the viewers who show up week after week to participate. I even met a bunch of you through events and conferences. Amazing little tribe. I cherish the loyal viewers who drop in for every broadcast and those who wander in after seeing a tweet to see what’s going on. You have all made every episode an awesome time.

There are 2 main goals of my doing SNBC every week: 1) it’s good for me to analyze my own processes in order to clearly convey it to help others, and 2) I want every episode to be an engaging experience for the audience. That’s it, top goals. It’s really that simple. However, over the last few weeks I’ve found it a struggle to come up with new topics and noticed a lot of repetition in my dialogue and answers. In short, I feel the live content has been weakening a bit, and the last thing I want to do is give a loyal audience something I don’t put serious effort into producing.

So for now, what I’m going to do is take a little break from doing the weekly show. Call this the end of SNBC: Season 1. I need to step back and look at what worked, what didn’t and put some serious thought into a format that will be superior to what I have been doing and provide content that will vary from week to week. Something planned out ahead of time. Something cool. There’s no timeline in place yet, but I’ll keep you all in the loop on Twitter as to when Season 2 will kick off and you can still watch all 64 recorded episodes.

A huge thank-you to everyone who has tuned into SNBC for the last year. I can’t say how much it means to me that you’d take the time out of your busy afternoon to drop in and say hello. Your questions and comments mean the world to me, which is why I’m putting some effort to make this thing a bit stronger. Thanks so much, everyone.

We will return after these messages …

SNBC:64 – General Q&A

Presented here is the recorded version of SNBC:64 with a general art and design Q&A session. Big thanks to everyone who has tuned in live to all of these broadcasts and built the conversation through questions and comments. Always a great time, have a watch.