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Design Speaks

By Brandi Sea: Independent Passionate Creative Director and Design Enthusiast/Educator

A podcast discussing graphic design, design thinking and creative inspiration

  1. 1.
    THE PROCESS: Part 4 (Sketching, Narrowing Options, & Executing Your Design) – Episode 09003/21/2019
    36:28
  2. 2.
    THE PROCESS: Part 3 (Research, Style References, & Brainstorming) – Episode 08903/14/2019
    42:09
  3. 3.
    A Quick Tip from BrandiSea: Look Everywhere [Sabbatical Week] – Episode 8803/07/2019
    3:35
  4. 4.
    BONUS INTERVIEW: James Victore Talks All About His New Book – Episode 087 [**Rated E for Explicit**]03/04/2019
    49:26
  5. 5.
    THE PROCESS: Part 2b (More Details on using Word Maps) – Episode 08603/04/2019
    32:00
  6. 6.
    INTERVIEW: Scott Belsky on The Messy Middle and Creative Life – Episode 08502/21/2019
    43:44
  7. 7.
    THE PROCESS: Part 2a (Using Word Maps to Guide Your Design) – Episode 08402/14/2019
    22:08
  8. 8.
    THE PROCESS: Part 1 (Client Meeting & Design Briefs) – Episode 08302/07/2019
    43:02
  1. 9.
    Key Support & The Significance of Your People – Episode 08201/31/2019
    40:17
  2. 10.
    Interview: Creator-Designer Mike McQuade on Style, Freelancing, and Hard Work – Episode 08101/24/2019
    1:08:16
  3. 11.
    A Quick Tip from BrandiSea: Have a Purpose [sabbatical week] – Episode 8001/18/2019
    3:15
  4. 12.
    Bringing Your Year Into Focus (themes, goals, & motivations) – Episode 07901/10/2019
    1:01:14
  5. 13.
    Best of 2018 (Clips from 4 of our Favorite Episodes) – Episode 07801/02/2019
    41:43
  6. 14.
    Interview with Author Liz Fosslien on Emotions in the Workplace – Episode 07701/02/2019
    1:12:04
  7. 15.
    Five Ways to Become a Better Typographer – Episode 07612/20/2018
    33:56
  8. 16.
    A Christmas Gift Wish List For Creatives – Episode 07512/13/2018
    53:12
  9. 17.
    Why Sharing Imperfect Work is a Good Thing – Episode 07412/06/2018
    39:21
  10. 18.
    Encore: “Some Tips for Creative Focus” (originally aired 4.03.17) – Episode 07311/30/2018
    46:00
  11. 19.
    Stretching Your Skills & Knowing Your Limits – Episode 07211/22/2018
    48:02
  12. 20.
    Why Every Team Needs a(n) Art or Creative Director- Episode 07111/16/2018
    53:16
  13. 21.
    Practical Strategies for Getting & Staying Motivated – Episode 07011/08/2018
    49:28
  14. 22.
    Interview: Expert Chris Heuertz (Part 2) on Creatives & All Things Enneagram – Episode 06911/01/2018
    36:26
  15. 23.
    Interview: Expert Chris Heuertz (Part 1) on Creatives & All Things Enneagram – Episode 06810/25/2018
    49:28
  16. 24.
    The Thing About Creating Your Own Opportunities – Episode 06710/19/2018
    49:25
  17. 25.
    What Makes a Good Podcast Cover Design (Guest Co-Host Lindsey Maestas) – Episode 06610/05/2018
    32:18
  18. 26.
    Is There One Right Answer for Design Problems? – Episode 06509/28/2018
    37:36
  19. 27.
    Creative Plagiarism, Ethics, and Inspiration – Episode 06409/20/2018
    43:19
  20. 28.
    How to Define Your Audience – Episode 06309/13/2018
    34:46
  21. 29.
    Who We Design for vs. How We Design – Episode 06209/07/2018
    28:15
  22. 30.
    A Closer Look at How Brandi Got Her “Start” – Episode 06108/30/2018
    30:00
  23. 31.
    Dreams, Fears, and Following Creative Pursuits- Episode 06008/17/2018
    49:12
  24. 32.
    A Mid-Year Chat About Logo Trends – Episode 05908/10/2018
    58:58
  25. 33.
    How To Deal with Imposter Syndrome – Episode 05808/04/2018
    32:20
  26. 34.
    Do You (Really) Need a Design Degree? – Episode 05707/27/2018
    49:01
  27. 35.
    Instinct & Creating Like a Child – Episode 05607/06/2018
    52:16
  28. 36.
    Thoughts on the City of San Francisco – Episode 05503/09/2018
    32:19
  29. 37.
    Some Creative Tools I Carry Everywhere – Episode 05403/01/2018
    5:06
  30. 38.
    Happy Birthday Design Speaks – Episode 05302/22/2018
    42:25
  31. 39.
    Encore: “Never Trust Your First Idea” (originally aired 3.23.17) – Episode 05202/15/2018
    34:39
  32. 40.
    What The Heck Is Speck Work? – Episode 05102/08/2018
    50:25
  33. 41.
    Equal But Different: Thoughts on Gender Bias in Creative Spaces – Episode 05002/05/2018
    50:32
  34. 42.
    On Judging Books by Their Covers – Episode 04901/26/2018
    22:14
  35. 43.
    Guest Interview with Hugh Weber – Episode 04801/18/2018
    56:11
  36. 44.
    Real Tips for Processing Your Goals – Episode 04701/11/2018
    44:47
  37. 45.
    Top 3 Guest Clips of 2017 – Episode 04601/04/2018
    10:51
  38. 46.
    2017 Look Back at Our Favorites – Episode 04512/28/2017
    23:25
  39. 47.
    Gift Ideas for Designers & Creatives – Episode 04412/22/2017
    23:30
  40. 48.
    How Creatives Can Deal with Fear – Episode 04312/14/2017
    48:57
  41. 49.
    Why Collecting Things Is Important – Episode 04212/07/2017
    33:39
  42. 50.
    When To Scrap Ideas and Start Over – Episode 04111/30/2017
    30:03
  43. 51.
    Where You Can Find Inspiration (and how to use it) – Episode 04011/16/2017
    40:00
  44. 52.
    Making Lists & Taking Breaks – Episode 03911/09/2017
    8:01
  45. 53.
    How to Give & Get Better Design Feedback – Episode 03811/03/2017
    45:05
  46. 54.
    Are There Really Clients from Hell? – Episode 03710/26/2017
    45:03
  47. 55.
    When I Realized I Needed a Process – Episode 03610/19/2017
    30:48
  48. 56.
    Defining Your Personal Brand – Episode 03510/14/2017
    39:14
  49. 57.
    The Difference Between Logos & Branding – Episode 03410/05/2017
    39:12
  50. 58.
    Real Life Time Management – Episode 03309/28/2017
    39:27
  51. 59.
    More Tips on Research – Episode 03209/21/2017
    33:43
  52. 60.
    Tips for Researching (Part 1) – Episode 03109/15/2017
    42:21
  53. 61.
    Must-Have Mindsets for Designers – Episode 03009/07/2017
    44:57
  54. 62.
    The Magical Mystery Box of Design – Episode 02908/31/2017
    44:26
  55. 63.
    Why Use Color in Branding – Episode 02808/24/2017
    36:54
  56. 64.
    The Quick-ish New York Recap- Episode 02708/17/2017
    37:17
  57. 65.
    Guest Interview from NYC: Jason Bacher of GFDA – Episode 26 [**Rated E for Explicit**]08/10/2017
    47:37
  58. 66.
    Graphic Designer or Graphic Artist, What’s the Difference? – Episode 02508/03/2017
    33:17
  59. 67.
    A Little Bit About Type & Inspiration – Episode 02407/20/2017
    34:55
  60. 68.
    How to Handle Creative Discouragement – Episode 02307/13/2017
    28:02
  61. 69.
    What Creatives Can Learn from the Hipster Mindset – Episode 02207/06/2017
    41:11
  62. 70.
    Guest Interview: Leatrice Eiseman, International Color Expert – Episode 02106/29/2017
    42:27
  63. 71.
    Type or Image, Which is More Important? – Episode 02006/22/2017
    26:35
  64. 72.
    Guest Interview with [Web] Designer Tim Brown – Episode 01906/15/2017
    43:03
  65. 73.
    Do Your Design Tools Matter? – Episode 01806/08/2017
    19:51
  66. 74.
    Guest Interview with Colin Rigsby of Vesperteen – Episode 01706/01/2017
    35:07
  67. 75.
    Why It’s Really Ok to Say No to Clients – Episode 01605/25/2017
    42:03
  68. 76.
    Picturing Your Ideal Target Audience – Episode 01505/18/2017
    32:26
  69. 77.
    The Truth About Designers & Math – Episode 01405/11/2017
    44:09
  70. 78.
    Discomfort. Growth. Meaning, & Stuff – Episode 01305/04/2017
    1:02:46
  71. 79.
    Some Ways a Designer Can Grow – Episode 01204/27/2017
    44:28
  72. 80.
    How Does Good Design Draw You In – Episode 01104/20/2017
    38:13
  73. 81.
    Be Inspired and Design without Copying – Episode 01004/13/2017
    36:13
  74. 82.
    Designers, Collaboration, Selfishness, and Ego – Episode 00904/06/2017
    33:19
  75. 83.
    Some Tips for Creative Focus – Episode 00803/30/2017
    45:01
  76. 84.
    Never Trust Your First Idea – Episode 00703/23/2017
    33:57
  77. 85.
    Designing and Staying True to You – Episode 00603/16/2017
    33:46
  78. 86.
    Do Places Impact Our Designs & Creative Mindset? – Episode 00503/09/2017
    32:17
  79. 87.
    The Most Annoying Design Question – Episode 00403/02/2017
    24:05
  80. 88.
    On Processing Someone Else’s Vision (getting into their head) – Episode 00302/23/2017
    24:32
  81. 89.
    Six Degrees of Graphic Design – Episode 00202/16/2017
    35:00
  82. 90.
    This is Design Speaks – Episode 00102/16/2017
    27:13

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