Today we’re bringing you a very special episode of Overtime. Episode 37 was recorded at Hang Time Seattle in front of our live audience. Dan Cederholm shared the stage with three Pacific Northwest creatives: Sasha Barr, Dina Rodriguez, and Victor Melendez. They have a great conversation about cultivating a personal brand, freelancing vs fulltime, and the stories behind their shops. They also share their big goals and their mutual love for watching tv and drawing. This episode is brought to you by Wix.
Episode 36 of Overtime features one of the most influential graphic designers in the world—Paula Scher. In this episode, Dan and Paula discuss her early work at CBS Records, the joy of typographic expression, and creating opportunities for yourself. They also go behind the scenes of her vast collection of work including the stories behind identities for The Public Theater, Microsoft Windows 8, and more. This episode is brought to you by Wix.
Episode 35 features Josh and Katie Emrich of Emrich Office. This Indianapolis-based husband and wife team run an incredible design studio while raising four kids. They do amazing identity branding work for clients like Bottle Logic, Keymaster Games, Turner Dairy, and more. In this episode, Josh and Katie share what it’s like to start your own business to spend more time with family, what fuels their passion for working with family brands, the importance of cultivating relationships with clients, and more. This episode is brought to you by Wix.
Episode 34 features Pablo Stanley—lead designer and co-founder of Carbon Health, mentor at Sketch Together, co-host of the Diseño Cha Cha Cha podcast, and writer of The Design Team. In this episode, Dan and Pablo talk about how to be a good team member, the value of soft skills, how teaching will help you learn, and why it’s important to learn to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. This episode is brought to you by Wix.
Episode 33 features our very own Zack Onisko—Dribbble’s CEO. In the episode, Dan and Zack chat about finding design through music, Zack’s early career growing startups, his experience building another design community at Creative Market, and a few secrets to success when it comes to growth marketing. They also do a dive deep into Dribbble’s growth in the past year—including how we add value back into the community, our remote culture, and what’s coming up next for Dribbble. This episode is brought to you by Wix.
Episode 32 features Lauren Dickens—an amazingly creative designer who specializes in brand identity and art direction. In this episode, Dan and Lauren nerd out over typography, letterpress, process, and merch of all forms. Additionally, Lauren shares how important it is to her to work on personal projects and to have a sense of humor in her work. This episode even gets a little cosmic, so meet Dan and Lauren on the astral plane! This episode is brought to you by Wix.
In episode 31, we explore how Creative Market’s Gerren Lamson got started in design, the value in teaching yourself new skills, the differences in working agency vs. product, and how to transition from making to managing. Dan and Gerren also chat about what Creative Market and Dribbble have in common, community and company culture, and his team’s newest product, Creative Market Pro. This episode is brought to you by Wix.
We’re super excited to have Jim Coudal on Overtime. Jim is the founder of Coudal Partners, a design and interactive studio in Chicago. So many amazing projects have sprung out of Coudal Partners including The Deck Network, Layer Tennis, and Field Notes. In this episode, Jim shares solid advice on sharing what you love with others, how to remain genuine while running a business, and knowing when it’s time to let a project go. Jim also teases the next big project from Field Notes! This episode is brought to you by Wix.
Debbie Millman has worked with some of the world’s biggest brands including Burger King, Hershey’s, Haagen-Dazs, Twizzlers—just to name a few. She’s written six books, is a frequent keynote speaker on design and branding, and she hosts the first and longest running podcast about design, Design Matters. In this episode, we discuss the drawing that started it all, why rejection can be worse than failure, how Design Matters got started, and why persistence is the key to success. This episode is brought to you by Wix.
Season 3 of Overtime is here! In this episode, we find out what pizza and Dribbble have in common, how Andy transitioned from illustration to podcasting, and the secret to Creative Pep Talk’s success. Andy also shares how to “find your gift,” what he thinks all creative people have in common, how to embrace change when it comes to your career, his hope for the creative future, and much more. This episode is brought to you by Wix.
It’s our final episode of Overtime, season 2 and we’re chatting with Ryan Hamrick, an independent letterer and designer, living in Austin, TX. Ryan shares how he got started with lettering back in 2011, the story behind the Curves Ahead Tour, a few lettering tricks he saves for live workshops, why he’s starting an artist representation agency, and more. This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.
In episode 26, we chat with Khoi Vinh, Principal Designer at Adobe, co-founder of Mixel and Kidpost, and former Design Director of New York Times Online. We discuss Khoi’s role at Adobe, the recent launch of Adobe XD, the pros and cons of working for big (or small) companies, Adobe’s recent effort to impact diversity in creativity in a positive way, how Khoi got started with design, publishing on personal websites vs Medium, the benefits of having your own custom blog, and more. This episode is brought to you by Wix.
In this episode, we talk to Vlad Magdalin about the origin of Webflow, it’s unique position in the market of web design tools, the current state of web design tooling, why democratization of web design is a good thing, and more.
In this episode, you’ll hear a conversation with Dan Cederholm and Ethan Marcotte. It was recorded at the Hang Time Boston after-party. You may hear a bit of bar noise, but you’ll also hear some great insights on responsive web design, GIFs, and more. This episode is brought to you by Porkbun.
Meg Lewis is a designer and founder of Ghostly Ferns—a family of freelancer BFFs. She also founded Fool Proof—a coworking space to support creativity in Minnesota. She’s also a really nice person. In this episode, Meg tells us about her recent move to Minnesota, why she started a coworking space, the importance of working with friends, why you should be yourself when working with clients, personal branding, and much more. Thanks to FreshBooks. for supporting Overtime.
In episode 22, Dan chats with icon designer Louie Mantia. Louie is a co-founder of Parakeet—a small design studio with a concentration on icons, logos, illustrations, and emoji. In this episode, Dan and Louie chat about getting inspired by Disney, bringing fun back to app icons, typeface vs icon design, advice for new designers, and more. This episode is brought to you by FreshBooks.
In episode 21, Dan chats with Lydia Nichols, an illustrator and designer who loves anthropomorphizing animals. She’s done amazing work for companies like Mailchimp, Google, the New York Times, and more. In this episode, Lydia shares why she fell in love with illustration, her workflow in Illustrator and Photoshop, how she handles a 6-hour time frame for creating and delivering an illustration, lessons she learned from producing a book, and more. This episode is brought to you by FreshBooks.
In episode 20, Dan chats with Alice Lee, an independent San Francisco-based illustrator and designer who loves drawing and telling clever stories. In this episode, Alice shares how she transitioned from product designer into illustration, the value of design systems, the pros and cons of working remotely, why she thinks of her career as a garden, and more. This episode is brought to you by FreshBooks.
In episode 19, Dan chats with Ryan Putnam. Dan and Ryan chat about being creative. Ryan is always looking for different ways to make stuff that’s functional but beautiful at the same time. They also discuss Riso printing, how Ryan got into pottery, building a shared illustration language, experimenting on the web, and more. This episode is brought to you by FreshBooks.
In episode 18, Dan chats with Jared Erondu. Jared is the head of design at Lattice and he’s also building a Q&A platform for designers called Playbook. Additionally, he’s the co-host of High Resolution, a video series on design. In this episode we chat with Jared about why sharing knowledge is key to growing the design community, dealing with burnout, maintaining a healthy lifestyle while still getting work done, and more. A big thank you to Freshbooks for sponsoring this episode!