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490 - How The Holidays Help And Hurt Freelancers - Shop Talk with Billy Baumann and OK Pants

Adventures In Design

Release Date: 11/20/2018

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Looking back on one of the saddest weekend's in recent American history. Where do we go from here, how do we know what to feel? How can Wrestling help us heal?

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Toby Oliver was the guy behind the camera for Dead To Me season two, Jordan Peele's acclaimed Get Out, and a long list of other great projects. He shares how he does his craft, sitting at the intersection of where storytelling meets technology. But even more, than the technical art, he shares how working on a movie is working with a team. Follow along for great advice on how to help others create amazing projects and how empathy goes a long way in creativity.

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Shop Talk looks back at Memorial Day 2020 that felt maybe like a stretch of weird Sundays versus the celebrated holiday weekend that kicks off the summer season. Pants talks about the childlike fun of creating vector art cityscapes, and the boys' debate is Elon Musk and Grimes marketing geniuses for naming their child or just assholes.

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On the edge of Memorial Day Weekend, we're all wondering, has OKpats been liberated? Or is Cleveland's superhero staying put in his fortress of solidude? Aaron's artwork recently went to Flavor Town, and we get to learn what it's like to see your work arrive at such an exotic location.

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Before you cast judgment, remind yourself that once your files go to the client, it's out of your hands what they do with the work. Oren Aks created one of the most successful marketing campaigns on the new millennium when his graphic design rollout made thousands of people excited to take a leap of faith on the dream luxury vacation designed for their generation... If you want more information about Fyred Festival: https://aid.network/fyred-festival

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Are you attending Fyred Festival this Friday? Here are some essential things to know before you go! For More Information: https://aid.network/fyred-festival Fyred Festival is a one-day creative conference, free for anyone who has been fired or furloughed, and everyone is invited.

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Bang The Turkey Drumstick because its time for some Thanksgiving Shop Talk. Fill up your plate and meet Mark, Billy, and OK Pants over at the Kid's Table for a double helping the advice you can only get from AID. Business is on everyone's mind as the holidays approach from that one big job that always stretches you to your limits to planning out what 2017 might look like. During these hectic seasons having your mission in mind is a reliable guide for determining where you choose to devote your limited time and energy. Be thankful for your creative passion and hopefully this Shop Talk will help you fine tune how to approach your business better whether you're a solopreneur, an boutique agency co-owner, or a Side Hustle Jones. Happy Thanksgiving from the entire AID Universe!

Talking Points

  • That big project that always shows up around October.
  • The Dark Ages of January and the ebb and flow of freelance.
  • Frames without pictures in them.
  • The running meter of life and the certainty you can't buy.
  • CEO Fudge Packing and being dumb with ambition.
  • Illustrations that take too much time and aren't even up to our standards.
  • Option Paralysis and being more like Anne.
  • A Director's Commentary on The Wizard Of Oz poster.
  • The pride of someone's paycheck.
  • Fiats, Civics, and springing for power windows.
  • Holiday Havoc in Cleveland and some event planning strategies.
  • Knowing you got the name and the follow up exercises in futility.
  • Taking control of the situation with your own boundaries.
  • Black Friday and minding the law of diminishing returns.
  • Teal Tuesday and being proactive while you cut through the noise.
  • Black Fartday. Discount Code: Whatever.
  • Understanding Shopify metrics.
  • Ok Pants to OK Slacks to OK Pantsuit (eventually).
  • Freewriting, outlines, pulling out steps and finding actionable plans.
  • Tying yourself to clients and the point of making a plan.
  • Next year for DDL and overcoming the initial hurdles.
  • The OK Pants Plan and saying yes to to what moves your company forward.
  • How to focus on art and how to attract better clients.
  • Is it a good thing that Delicious is losing two designers?
  • AID Interviews beyond Illustrators.
  • The passion for design.
  • Thanksgiving plans, Turkey Tartar, and what everyone is grateful for.
  • The push and pull of wanting to provide more and seeing past material things.
  • Keep it as Fugazi as possible.