Adventures In Design
America's only daily morning talk show for creatives just like you. Sometimes educational, sometimes off topic but always entertaining! New Episodes Monday-Friday!
info_outline THE DKNG SHOW | Riding The Career Waves - Episode 27 02/19/2020
THE DKNG SHOW | Riding The Career Waves - Episode 27 Dan Kuhlken & Nathan Goldman return after a sizeable absence from Adventures In Design. Instead of clubbing you over the head with all the amazing work they have completed since June of 2019, we took a different approach. Get ready to paddle out and ride the career waves of DKNG. From the lost years to going fulltime and eventually landing on top of the design world. DKNG shares all the insecurities and positivity that went into making the money moves that created DKNG's runaway success.
info_outline Andrew Fairclough | True Grit Texture Supply - 20/20 Chapter 10 02/04/2020
Andrew Fairclough | True Grit Texture Supply - 20/20 Chapter 10 Andrew Fairclough is a damn good designer and even a better illustrator. But he doesn't do either of the jobs professionally anymore because he found something that he's even better at, a new passion that challenges him even more and also happens to reward him more. True Grit Texture Supply was the side hustle of the side hustle, and now it's the all-day hustle.
info_outline Finn McKenty | The Punk Rock MBA | YouTube Content Creator - 20/20 Chapter 09 01/30/2020
Finn McKenty | The Punk Rock MBA | YouTube Content Creator - 20/20 Chapter 09 The true path to success is taking all the parts that make you and to apply them to a project that you love. Finn McKenty took his love of graphic design, marketing, and branding and applied it to his love of the underground music scene. Perfectly merging his professional life with his personal life, the Punk Rock MBA was born.
info_outline Justin Scarred | YouTube Content Creator - 20/20 Chapter 08 01/28/2020
Justin Scarred | YouTube Content Creator - 20/20 Chapter 08 Justin Scarred is a content creator on YouTube, and for the past eight years, he has traveled the highways of the world for his series Randomland where Justin shares his childlike optimism for all things curious and weird with thousands of viewers worldwide. Today's conversation is between two content creators and what it means to wake up every single day trying to find an interesting adventure to take your audience on.
info_outline Alex Pardee & Rocom Toys - Future Me Toy Design - Creep Week Chapter VIII 10/31/2019
Alex Pardee & Rocom Toys - Future Me Toy Design - Creep Week Chapter VIII Alex Pardee brings by his friend Rocom of RocomToys.com to announce their Halloween Treat FutureMeToy.com!
info_outline Episode 18 "A Very AID Christmas Special" AID18 "A Very AID Christmas Special" LIVE From Chicago November 30th, 2012 feat. Landland, The Letterform, Mat Daly & James Flames 12/23/2014
Episode 18 "A Very AID Christmas Special" AID18 "A Very AID Christmas Special" LIVE From Chicago November 30th, 2012 feat. Landland, The Letterform, Mat Daly & James Flames The third installment of LIVE AID shows brings us back to Chicago at Schubas. Where a near sold out studio audience was treated to the rowdiest, raunchiest and most sincere podcast yet to be recorded LIVE by Adventures In Design. This episode truly is an ADVENTURE for the ears with the best interview of the year by Lanland, a honest and funny chit chat with the Letterform and interesting behind the scenes look at Renegade Craft Fair through the words of co-owner Mat Daly. The show kicks off with some very rowdy nonsense by Mark & Billy and bookends nicely with a very heartfelt Shop Talk featuring James Flames, where for a minute you forget that the boys are sitting on a stage, in a very crowded room, because quite honestly it starts to sound like three great friends discussing their careers along with hopes and dreams for the new year. Sit back in enjoy the BEST episode yet of Adventures In Design! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays To All!
info_outline Episode 45 Mark McDevitt and Robert Lee of Methane Studios “It’s Not Too Late To Change What You’ve Become” 09/22/2014
Episode 45 Mark McDevitt and Robert Lee of Methane Studios “It’s Not Too Late To Change What You’ve Become” Mark McDevitt and Robert Lee of Methane Studios stop by for a inspiring interview and fun shop talk. For two guys that are known to be the funniest guys in design world we get them to actually get deep before they give us some of the best punchlines in the industry. Mark, Billy and James share a bucket of popcorn, have on air staff meeting and decide the fate of Adventures In Design’s future. In this podcasting choose your own adventure, what Adventure In Design will you choose?
info_outline Episode 44 "The Interview" featuring Graham Erwin 08/20/2014
Episode 44 "The Interview" featuring Graham Erwin Ohio born Graham Erwin joins the Circle of Trust for a interview like no other Adventures In Design has hosted yet. Join Graham while he's cross examined by Mark, Billy and James. Also on this episode Adventures In Design goes to war with a rival gang, the boys debate big payday versus big opportunity and play who has too much paper.
info_outline Episode 43 - "Big Billy Style" With Special Guest Sean Mort 07/30/2014
Episode 43 - "Big Billy Style" With Special Guest Sean Mort Summer insanity has reached and all time high on our schedules, so this week we're recording AID43 live on YouTube for anyone to watch and to participate along with. Mark, Billy, James and very special guest Sean Mort will do a show where we take listener questions live on air with us and let the audience vote in real time who wins the "wit off" between Billy & Sean.
info_outline Epiosde 42 - "Stinky Banana" feat. Gary Booth of Phone Booth Gallery and Dan Kuhlken 07/15/2014
Epiosde 42 - "Stinky Banana" feat. Gary Booth of Phone Booth Gallery and Dan Kuhlken On episode 42 our first ever art gallery owner Gary Booth of the Phone Booth Gallery stops by to talk about successfully opening up a gallery, doing mobile shows and discusses the overall business model of art galleries. In a friendly exchange Mark brings up all of the negative things he’s ever had to say about art galleries and Gary offers back some similar views, but also a couple of new perspectives on artists and galleries working together. Dan Kuhlken of DKNG stops by Shop Talk, where the guys talk about time management, hidden traps in flash sales and always striving to make Pinkerton.
info_outline Episode 41 feat. Jeral Tidwell "It's So Dumb, It's Almost Genius" 07/01/2014
Episode 41 feat. Jeral Tidwell "It's So Dumb, It's Almost Genius" Hear the episode described by founder Billy Baumann as the most important 30 minutes in the entire history of Adventures In Design. Illustrator Jeral Tidwell, also known as Human Tree, stops by and tells the gang about the fine art of copyrighting your own artwork and how doing this properly has resulted in six figure pay days. That’s right I said six figures. All of this legal advice and so much more is waiting for you on this Adventure In Design.
info_outline Episode 40 feat. Charles S. Anderson and Dan Stiles - "There Is No Disengagement" 06/17/2014
Episode 40 feat. Charles S. Anderson and Dan Stiles - "There Is No Disengagement" Design legend Charles S. Anderson founder of CSA Images stops by and talks about his love of collecting the collectors, space pod monkeys and how the industry has changed over the last 40 years. Old friend and AID alumni Dan Stiles sits in for a informative Shop Talk that focuses on cease and desist letters, knowing your value in negotiating, plus advice on the career long dilemma of budgeting your time. All of this and so much more is waiting for you on episode 40 of Adventures In Design.
info_outline Episode 39 “Faking It” feat. The Directors of “Sign Painters” Documentary Faythe Levine & Sam Macon 06/03/2014
Episode 39 “Faking It” feat. The Directors of “Sign Painters” Documentary Faythe Levine & Sam Macon Classic AID is back on the podcasting airwaves featuring old favorites like “Hire, Fire or Retire”, “Dog Stories” and the instant classic “Billy Time”. Plus the filmmakers Faythe Levine & Sam Macon stop by to talk to the Circle of Trust about their new documentary “Sign Painters”. This episode was made possible by Jakprints.com.
info_outline Episode 38 Jakprints Presents “The Podumentary Trilogy: Part III - Return of the Podcast" 05/20/2014
Episode 38 Jakprints Presents “The Podumentary Trilogy: Part III - Return of the Podcast" Adventures In Design sails the high seas of Austin, Texas during the 2014 media gathering known as SXSW. This episode features a wide range of AID’s friends, as well as one on one recorded phone calls to wrap up all of the good times of this year’s annual migration to the countries largest festival. This episode was sponsored by jakprints.com.
info_outline Episode 37 Jakprints Presents “The Podumentary Trilogy: Part II – The Madness of Mondo” 03/26/2014
Episode 37 Jakprints Presents “The Podumentary Trilogy: Part II – The Madness of Mondo” The Adventures In Design saga continues with part II of our trilogy with an episode dedicated to the other end of the independent printmaking world during our visit to Austin’s SXSW media festival the collectable limited edition sensation known as Mondo. Listen as we document the fanatic world of poster collecting through the eyes and hearts of the artists, the company and the passionate fans.
info_outline Episode 36 Jakprints Presents "The Podumentary Trilogy: Part I - Friendship and Flatstock" 03/19/2014
Episode 36 Jakprints Presents "The Podumentary Trilogy: Part I - Friendship and Flatstock" Epiosde I of the Podumentary Triolgy is string of random converstaions and recordings on March 13-14, 2014. Showcasing the fun of Frienship and Flatstock. Where as the epiosde may be light on industry insight, it's heavy on good times. Pull out your latest project, put the headphones on and let the friends of Adventures In Design keep you company for the next two plus hours.
info_outline Episode 34 A Very AID Christmas Special Volume: II "The Three Kings of Bullshit" 12/18/2013
Episode 34 A Very AID Christmas Special Volume: II "The Three Kings of Bullshit" The second Christmas installment of Adventures In Design brings us sentimental Christmas stories of the past, Mark's top 5 poster designers of 2013 and the story of Christmas as read by British designer Sean Mort. Enjoy this soon to be holiday classic with someone you love!
info_outline Episode 33 DKNG "Driving Mr Kuhlken" 12/05/2013
Episode 33 DKNG "Driving Mr Kuhlken" Billy Baumann has disappeared and the boys from DKNG stop by to help James Flames and Mark "Hollywood" Brickey deal with the grief of not being able to find their lovable little mascot. So all aboard the Billy Train for the thirty third voyage of Adventures In Design… Just don't let Mr Kuhlken drive and we'll all make it to the next episode.
info_outline Episode 32 Don Pendleton "Gleaming The Cubism" 11/26/2013
Episode 32 Don Pendleton "Gleaming The Cubism" It's time to give thanks during our 32nd episode of Adventures in Design, “Gleaming The Cubism". We've whipped up a delectable episode for your eardrums to feast upon this Thanksgiving. James, Billy, and Mark share what they are thankful for this year, making everyone feel good from top to bottom.
info_outline Episode 31 Daniel Danger "50 Shades of Blue" 11/05/2013
Episode 31 Daniel Danger "50 Shades of Blue" AID 31 is so full of industry insiders and design related discussions, it's nearly overwhelming, but before we dive in, Mark shares with us his relationship issues with Monday Night Football. Billy reveals his great idea for a new and improved team name for St. Louis, including his perspectives on crappy logo designs. One thing we know for certain, whoever dresses up as Tom Brady this Halloween is getting slapped in the face. Billy tells a spooky story filled with death and mystery to get us into the spirit, while James plans to become a neighborhood favorite for trick-or-treaters, giving away full-sized candy bars this year.
info_outline Episode 30 "XXX" Featuring Matt Taylor 10/22/2013
Episode 30 "XXX" Featuring Matt Taylor AID XXX is cumming your way! This is our filthiest, raunchiest episode yet. We talk about jerkin' it, discuss porn preferences, and visualize those wide-angle money-shots in our thirtieth episode of Adventures in Design. This invasive and provocatively bold episode is like none like we've ever had before. We promise that it will get your creative juices flowing (though, we make no apologies for any other juices). Billy shares his experiences with accidental porn at work, and we discover Mark's pavlovian reaction to sexually explicit materials. Is James Flames wearing pants? (We'll never tell.)
info_outline Episode 29 "Spacephobia" from Notstock at Minot State University 10/08/2013
Episode 29 "Spacephobia" from Notstock at Minot State University Are you hungry for design? Mark “Babyface” Brickey has a cobra-like appetite for countin' burgers and estimating dead cats in our 29th, succulent episode of Adventures in Design. Join us as our three favorite “Big Cheeseburgers”, Mark, Billy, and James, get a hearty education in the arts at Minot State University. Discover Mark's love/hate relationship with poetry, find out what you can learn from the elegant piece of cinema known as 8 Mile, and encounter travel lessons regarding the proper use of double beds in your hotel room. We'll be web-slingin' from topic to topic, from the Death Star to Jurassic Park. Plus, great music is woven throughout this lively episode by local, Folk/Americana band, Wild Hands.
info_outline Episode 28 "LIVE from Weapons of Mass Creation Festival" feat. Jason Teegarden-Downs, Adam Garcia, Jeff Finley 09/17/2013
Episode 28 "LIVE from Weapons of Mass Creation Festival" feat. Jason Teegarden-Downs, Adam Garcia, Jeff Finley We're coming at you Live from the Weapons of Mass Creation Fest in Cleveland as your host, Mark Brickey takes the wheel in this inspirational, 28th episode of Adventures in Design. Jason Teegarden-Downs, Adam Garcia, and Jeff Finley join us for a chat about their humble beginnings, and the boys discuss the advantages/disadvantages of wooden versus metal silkscreen frames, vacuum suction, and dull squeegees. Mark participates in a mini Spelling Bee, and the crowd goes crazy when he brings out the clippers. James talks about the happiness he finds through the success of others, and Billy addresses a key flaw in the 'living each day like it's your last' mentality. There's singing. There's hair. And we don't care. Join us for another exciting episode of Adventures in Design.
info_outline Episode 27 "The Road To Weapons of Mass Creation" 08/13/2013
Episode 27 "The Road To Weapons of Mass Creation" Adventures in Design goes off the rails as the boys prepare for their journey to the Weapons of Mass Creation Fest in Cleveland. No subject is too off-topic. The boys talk food, from chicken sandwiches to Pop Tarts, and everyone learns an important lesson about washing your mustache after a fresh fish taco. Stay tuned for an exciting announcement regarding the Billy Bowl, learn successful business strategies for designers, including an authentic look at how important attachment is to your original key imagery. We say “yes” to having too much fun. All this and more on the Road to WMCFest, AID Episode 27.
info_outline Episode 26 Live From Galerie F in Chicago, Feat: Sean Mort, Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff and Dan MacAdam 07/31/2013
Episode 26 Live From Galerie F in Chicago, Feat: Sean Mort, Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff and Dan MacAdam Adventures In Design returns to Chicago for the 3rd live recording in the city that would probably be considered the home for AID. This time around broadcasting from a very warm and sweaty Galerie F on the eve of Flatstock 40, Pitchfork Music Festival and the galley's opening for their one year anniversary show featuring all European poster artists making prints inspired by the works of British novelist Roald Dahl. As self appointed ambassadors of freedom, the AID crew welcomes on the show UK poster designer illustrator Sean Mort, Galerie F owner Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff and Chicago poster legend Dan MacAdam of Crosshair. A fun rowdy adventure pleasurable for adult children of all ages.
info_outline Episode 25 Tom Whalen "World's Greatest Design Podcast" 07/16/2013
Episode 25 Tom Whalen "World's Greatest Design Podcast" Just a year and half ago, the first episode of Adventures in Design was released. One of the first things ever heard on the show was "Worst Podcast Ever". Fast forward to today and the show starts of boasting "World's Greatest Design Podcast", but don't worry soon there after the conversation shifts to being the best at podcasting is close to being useless (even while celebrating great success the boys can still keep it humble). Switching over to their famous random chit chat the guys all marvel at how manly Billy is for building a staircase on the back of his house, Mark talks about accidentally stumbling into a Sea Festival, talking to podcast listeners in the wild, what they each look for in picking a guests for the show and of course they guys all rally around the future fun of their August appearance in Cleveland for Weapons of Mass Creation.
info_outline Episode 24 Dan Ibarra of Aesthetic Apparatus "Schoolhaus Rock" 06/25/2013
Episode 24 Dan Ibarra of Aesthetic Apparatus "Schoolhaus Rock" Episode 24 starts of with a big announcement that will change the sound of the show, for the first time EVER we find our Adventure In Design starting of with not just 2 voices but 3, that's right the announcement that James Flames will be joining the show as a full time on air personality/producer. This is great news for all the Team James Flames people out there in podcast land. Not only do the boys introduce a new full time me member to the show but they also introduce a new design game that will certainly sweep the design community by storm Hire, Retire & Fire. Watch your ass could you easily be the next person to get fired by the maniacs at Adventures in Design. Speaking of getting hired, the guys talk about their upcoming live shows at Gallery F in Chicago this July and their headlining appearance in August at Weapons of Mass Creation Festival in Cleveland, Ohio. You can hear the excitement building as the AID summer tour season is quickly approaching, make sure you check out one of this summer's LIVE show recordings or invite the podcast to come out to your city for a design experience like none other on planet earth. If you really want a unique listener experience you can always go out to eat with Mark, in episode 24 Billy and James talk about some of their favorite times out on the road breaking bread and coeds with Mark. However, sharing a dinner out on the town isn't the only way to enjoy some time with Mr. Brickey, you can always instead just ask him to spell words for you, which can be hours on entertainment. Lastly, what wouldn't an episode of the show be without some good ol fashioned complaining about shitty Kickstarter campaigns.
info_outline Episode 23 Ken Taylor "Creme on the Cake" 06/04/2013
Episode 23 Ken Taylor "Creme on the Cake" Episode 23 gets to the point pretty damn fast, the episode is all about the interview with Australian illustrator designer Ken Taylor. Ken is known for having a strong body of poster work for the movie, music and art gallery world. He's a regular listener to the show, and president of the Australian Circle of Trust, making him fit right into the conversation with Mark and Billy. Over the span of a 100 minutes the boys cover: How Ken Taylor got his start in Australia and eventually became a well known name in the US poster scene, debate the difference between designing music, movie and art posters, Ken talks about his process and getting lost in the details while working, the amount of time he spends making these pieces, properly pricing jobs, negotiating with clients and Ken even talks about buying and trading posters at Flatstock in Austin, Texas and lastly what posters he has hanging on his own walls at home.