Meet the Creatives

Meet the Creatives

Rob Johnston is an independent graphic designer and photographer based in New York City.

He is also the founder of Meet the Creatives — a podcast that seeks to bridge the gap between entry-level creatives and top talent from companies like Facebook, Google, Adobe, Nike, Airbnb, Twitter, Huge, Pentagram & more. The podcast has 200,000+ downloads and has featured guests such as Paula Scher, Debbie Millman, Malika Favre, Seth Godin, Michael Beirut, Jon Contino and more! Learn more: www.Linktr.ee/MeettheCreativesNY

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    TBT: 'Typography' with Juan Carlos Pagan

    Throwback Thursday - 'Typography' with Juan Carlos Pagan

    It's not too late to RSVP for #TypeThursdayNYC TODAY and catch the @MeettheCreativesNY interview with @JuanCarlosPagan. It starts at 6:30PM SHARP at the Type Directors Club! Link in bio 🎟⚡️

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    Tiffany Parra, Recruiting Coordinator at LinkedIn

    Tiffany Parra, Recruiting Coordinator at LinkedIn

    Tiffany's Podcast 'Work in Progress' - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/work-in-progress/id1358146305?mt=2

    Meet the Creatives seeks to bridge the gap between entry-level creatives and top talent from companies like Google, Facebook, Nike, VaynerMedia, Airbnb, Twitter, Huge, Pentagram, Adobe and more. Meet the Creatives has over 200,000 downloads in over 65 countries. It has featured guests including Paula Scher, Debbie Millman, Malika Favre, Seth Godin, Michael Beirut, Jon Contino and more!

    Learn more - www.Linktr.ee/MeettheCreativesNY

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    Steve Giralt, Visual Engineer

    On this episode, I meet Steve Giralt, Visual Engineer. We talk about what a Visual Engineer means, what it's like to work with iconic brands like The Hershey Company, patience and more!

    www.Linktr.ee/MeettheCreativesNY

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    Becca Clason, Stop-Motion Animation/Tactile Lettering Artist

    On this episode, I meet Becca Clason, Stop-Motion Animation/Tactile Lettering Artist. We talk about how she got started, her process, our mutual love of Chance the Rapper, Lettering West and more!

    www.Linktr.ee/MeettheCreativesNY

    www.Linktr.ee/MeettheCreativesNY

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    Erik Marinovich, Lettering Artist and Designer

    Learn more : www.MeettheCreatives.Design

    Erik Marinovich is a San Francisco based lettering artist and designer, and is a co-founder of Friends of Type. Since 2009 he has drawn letters, logos and type for nice folks like: Nike, Target, Google, Hilton, Facebook, Sonos, Sharpie, The Criterion Collection, Air Canada, Gap, Ford Motor Company. In 2012 he co-founded Title Case, a creative work space that conducts workshops and lectures. Between client work, teaching and side-projects, you’ll find him on the road promoting Keep Fresh Stay Rad and Let’s Go Letter Hunting, two new releases from Friends of Type published by Princeton Architectural Press.

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    Rob Johnston on the Empower Good Podcast with Joel Moutray

    www.MeettheCreatives.Design

    More about this podcast: The Empower Good Podcast is a weekly show designed to empower your personal influence for good. Each week, Joel Moutray, the host, will be interviewing guests who are mastering the art of influence and are taking their talents public so they can do more good!

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    Stefan Kunz, Lettering Artist & Content Creator

    On this episode of Meet the Creatives, I meet Stefan Kunz, Lettering Artist & Content Creator. We talk about his love of lettering, latte art, grids, how to have happy freelance clients and more!

    More about Stefan: http://www.typoxphoto.com/

    More about Meet the Creatives: www.MeettheCreatives.Design

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    Noemie Le Coz, Freelance Art Director/Designer at Google Creative Lab

    Noemie Le Coz, Freelance Art Director/Designer at Google Creative Lab

    Noemie Le Coz is an Australian, independent graphic designer, illustrator and art director, living and working in New York City.

    While very diverse, her aesthetic approach often merges minimalism with a distinct sense of play. Strategically, her work aims to elevate brand offerings by pinpointing audience appeal and distilling core messaging down to its clearest and freshest visual form.

    Previously at Pentagram Design, RoAndCo Studio, Hugo & Marie, Partners & Spade and Apple.

    Currently at Google Creative Lab.

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    Rob Johnston at Brooklyn College 🤓👍🏻

    Rob Johnston at Brooklyn College (Highlights) - I recently had the great privilege of speaking on a panel at Brooklyn College with amazing creatives from companies like BuzzFeed, Droga5 and more. I edited together my long, crazy, rants as I talk about my journey, overcoming your ego, not being romantic about failure and much more!

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    Stuart Weinstock, Filmmaker & My College Film Professor

    Stuart Weinstock, Filmmaker & Film Professor - I hope you enjoy this throwback episode of Meet the Creatives where I chat with my brilliant film professor Stuart Weinstock. This was just the 3rd episode of MTC and at the time I was still in school. :)

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    Simon Walker, Designer and Custom-Typographer

    Simon is a freelance designer and custom-typographer working in Austin, Texas. Some of his clients, past and present, include Nickelodeon, American Eagle, Ed Helms, Vanity Fair, Pepsi, ESPN, Brené Brown, Nike and Target.

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    Leta Sobierajski, Designer/Art Director

    Leta Sobierajski is an independent designer and art director based in New York City combining traditional graphic design elements with photography, art, and styling to create utterly unique visuals. Her work is incredibly diverse, ranging from conventional identities to brilliantly bizarre compositions.

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    Alex Schleifer, Head of Design at Airbnb

    On this episode of Meet the Creatives, I skype with Alex Schleifer, VP of Design at Airbnb. We talk about his career, how to land a job without experience and the importance of being aware of what you don't know. For more episodes visit www.MeettheCreatives.Design

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    Steve Babcock, CCO at VaynerMedia

    On this episode of Meet the Creatives, I meet the Steve Babcock, CCO at VaynerMedia in New York. We talk about his career, what it's like to work with Gary Vaynerchuk, how to get at VaynerMedia and more!

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    SJ, Director at 7Films

    On this episode of Meet the Creatives, I talk to my new friend SJ. We talk about how your career is like boxing, how his naiveté of film classics actually helped him become a better director, how to land a job in film and more! SJ is from Johannesburg South Africa, but now lives in Cape Town. After his studies he joined 7Films as a young director; moulding him into the director he is today. He is now a majority shareholder of 7films, an award-winning Production Company rated 2nd in South Africa. His work won silver and gold Loeries at the 2016 Loerie Awards; at the age of 22 he was the youngest winner. He won Gold at Cannes Lions in 2017 and silver at the 2017 Pendoring Awards. He is an ambitious, risk-taking individual, who is quick to learn and adapt. His style is inspired by real stories with real characters; he believes reality is stranger than fiction. Taking on filmmaking as a personal responsibility to the world at large.

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    Josh Silverman, Design Producer at Twitter

    On this episode of Meet the Creatives, I meet the brilliant Josh Silverman, Design Producer at Twitter. We talk about founding Schwadesign, advice for entry-level creatives, what a day in the life of a Design Producer at Twitter is like and much more!

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    Claude Silver, Chief Heart Officer at VaynerMedia

    On this episode of Meet the Creatives, I meet Claude Silver, Chief Heart Officer at VaynerMedia. We talk about finding fulfillment, scaling herself to over 805 employees, her massive belief in people, overcoming imposter syndrome, getting out of your own way and much more! Subscribe to iTunes and be sure to follow MeettheCreativesNY on Instagram. Subscribe: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/meet-the-creatives/id1252503888?mt=2

    Music - Diamond Heart by Lady Gaga

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    'Advice for Entry-Level Designers' with Debbie Millman

    On this episode of Meet the Creatives, I meet with writer, educator, artist, brand consultant and host of the radio show Design Matters, Debbie Millman. We talk about design, learning from failure, AIGA, the Masters in Branding program at SVA, how to be a generator and more!

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    'Not Giving Up' with Debbie Millman

    On this episode of Meet the Creatives, I meet with writer, educator, artist, brand consultant and host of the radio show Design Matters, Debbie Millman. We talk about design, learning from failure, AIGA, the Masters in Branding program at SVA, how to be a generator and more!

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    Young Guns 15 Winner Interviews

    Young Guns 15 Winner Interviews - On this episode of Meet the Creatives, I interview a few of this years One Club for Creativity Young Guns winners. I tried to get through as many as I could but it got louder and crazier as the night when on. What can I say, The One Club throws a GREAT party. Congratulations to all of this year's winners!

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    Andrew Fairclough, Illustrator, Designer, Art-Director

    Andrew Fairclough, Illustrator, Designer, Art-Director - Kindred Studio is the multi-disciplinary moniker of Los Angeles based Illustrator, Designer and Art Director Andrew Fairclough.

    After a misspent youth completing a Business Degree, Andrew moved on to designing skate and snowboard graphics in between bouts of self-instruction and full-time work in a design agency.

    Andrew’s work is inspired by mid-century spot illustrations and design as well as vintage sci-fi, comics, surrealism, DIY art culture, and the textural wonders of degraded print.

    Often working with a restricted color palette Andrew’s work seeks to hint at the nostalgia and tactility of found art, whilst also creating something completely new.

    In early 2016 Andrew founded True Grit Texture Supply as a one-stop shop for high-quality textures, photoshop brushes, and resources for the texturally minded creative. Learn more: https://www.truegrittexturesupply.com/

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    Petra Eriksson, Illustrator/Designer

    Petra Eriksson, Illustrator/Designer - Swedish illustrator, and artist based in Barcelona. Represented by Handsome Frank. Founding member of HER Barcelona, a part of HER Global Network.

    Selected clients — Blend Studio, VICE, BuzzFeed, Calera Studio, Lucky Peach, Wired UK, Refinery29, Berghs School of Communication, SuperTuesday, The Brand Union, Nöjesguiden, Fab, Hey Disco, Sebazzo, Kia Kaha, Naturskyddsföreningen, Abrams Books, The Lily, Essence Magazine ++

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    Sharing My Story at My Alma Mater - Ramapo College

    Visiting my Alma Mater - Ramapo College. I start by telling my story/how Meet the Creatives came to be, then share what I have learned so far and end with a Q&A! :) Music by Logic

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    Malika Favre, Illustrator/Designer

    On this episode of Meet the Creatives, I meet Malika Favre. We talk about her unique style, color theory, copyright infringement, how to get recognized as an entry-level illustrator and much more!

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    Seymour Chwast, Designer/Illustrator

    On this episode, I meet my favorite Designer/Illustrator of all time - Seymour Chwast. We talk about how he founded Push Pin Studios with Milton Glaser and Edward Sorel in 1954, what he loves to draw, his process, what he is working on now and much more!

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    It's a Living , aka Ricardo Gonzalez

    On this episode of Meet the Creatives I skype with Ricardo Gonzalez Contreras aka It's a Living. We talk about his career, moving all around the world, where he discovered his love for letterforms and more! View all full episodes at www.MeettheCreatives.Design

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    Marina Esmeraldo, Art Director & Illustrator

    On this episode of Meet the Creatives, I meet Marina Esmeraldo. Illustrator & Art Director Marina Esmeraldo splits her time between Barcelona and London, creating colourful images for music, fashion, publications & brands. With her witty and vibrant illustrations attracting a range of commissions, her digitalized drawings are perfect for the internet age.

    Informed by her upbringing in northeast Brazil and previous training in architecture, Marina’s style is bursting with experimental shape, pattern and composition, adding a computerised dimension to her once tropical surroundings.

    She is also co-founder and art director of In Shades Magazine, a weekly illustrated short fiction magazine.

    Marina has exhibited around the world, including in the Venice Biennale, and been awarded honours in Europe, the U.K., the U.S. and Latin America. Her clients include Google, Adidas, Sony, ASOS, Refinery29, Lenny Letter, Wired, Women's March and many others.

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    Checkin' in on Anchor!

    Checkin' in on Anchor! Reflecting back on 3 amazing episodes, talking about the future, how the creative field is really a mosaic...rambling. The most important thing is to follow Meet the Creatives on Anchor.

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    Nicole Licht, Illustration, Design, Art Direction

    On this episode of Meet the Creatives, I meet the wonderful Nicole Licht. We talk about her unique style, what it was like being a single Mom in New York City, her many jobs, climbing fences for art materials, her time at Etsy and much more!

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    Steve Campbell, Founder of The Ascent

    On this episode of Meet the Creatives, I meet Steve Campbell. We talk about his time at VaynerMedia, founding the Ascent, emerging technology, overcoming fear, documenting your journey and much more!

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    Frances Smith, Designer at Facebook Creative Shop

    On this episode of Meet the Creatives, I meet Frances Smith, Designer at Facebook Creative Shop. We talk about how she landed a job at Facebook, working at Vice, Creative Strategy Boot Camp, portfolio advice and more! Learn more: www.MeettheCreatives.Design

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    Paula Scher, Partner at Pentagram

    On this episode of Meet the Creatives, I meet the one and only Paula Scher. We talk about her remarkable career, her journey through college/high school, how to get a job at Pentagram and more!

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    Sarah Tanat-Jones, Illustrator

    On this episode of Meet the Creatives, I meet Sarah Tanat-Jones. We talk about how she landed a job at Handsome Frank, executing on your strengths, her love of music and much more!

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    Heather Luipold, Creative Lead at Google Creative Lab

    On this episode of Meet the Creatives, I meet Heather Luipold, Creative Lead, Google Creative Lab. We talk about her career, how to land a job at Google, her love of history, how to recognize fear-based leadership and more! For more episodes visit www.MeettheCreatives.Design

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    Seth Godin

    On this episode of Meet the Creatives, I meet Seth Godin. We talk about learning from failure, unlimited bowling, how to get a job as Designer and more!

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    Sean Adams, Founder of Burning Settlers Cabin

    On this episode of Meet the Creatives, I meet Sean Adams from the ArtsCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California. We talk about design, life, Burning Settlers Cabin, Disney, setting books on fire in his driveway and how Slime Time Live needs to make a comeback.

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    Rich Tu, VP of Design at MTV

    On this episode of Meet the Creatives, I skype with Rich Tu. We talk about his career, working at NIKE, moving from New York to Portland and more! View all full episodes at www.MeettheCreatives.Design

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    Joe Duffy, Chairman & CCO at Duffy

    On this episode of Meet the Creatives, I skype with Joe Duffy. We talk about his 30+ year career, reaching out to your mentors, the future of package design and more! View all full episodes at www.MeettheCreatives.Design

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    Adam Lehman, Designer

    On this episode, I meet Adam Lehman, an insanely talented, 24-year-old Designer. We discussed what it was like to win AIGA's Command X, his lifelong battle with clinical anxiety, how a near-death experience changed his perspective on life and more!

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    Special Edition: Young Guns 15

    On this episode of Meet the Creatives, I meet the One Club for Creativity team. We talk about the history of Young Guns, this year's phenomenal judges, how to enter and much more!

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    Steven Heller

    On this episode of Meet the Creatives, I meet Steven Heller. We talk about his incredible career, Design History, how to get a job as Designer and more!

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    Leland Maschmeyer, CCO at Chobani

    On this episode of Meet the Creatives, I Skype with Leland Maschmeyer. Leland is the executive creative director and founding partner of Collins. His work focuses on accelerating brand growth through story-driven design.

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    Alex Center, Design Director at Coca-Cola

    On the 26th episode of Meet the Creatives, I meet Alex Center, Design Director at Coca-Cola. We talk about Package Design, how meeting Leland Maschmeyer and Brian Collins helped him "slay dragons" at Vitaminwater, how Kanye West influences his work and much more!

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    Rob Giampietro, Creative Lead at Google Design

    On this episode of Meet the Creatives, I meet the Rob Giampietro, Creative Lead at Google Design in New York. We talk about mentorship, the value of an education, how to get a job at Google and more!

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    Michael Beirut, Owner & Partner at Pentagram

    On this episode of Meet the Creatives, I Skype with Michael Bierut from his Pentagram office in New York. We talk about design, life and even discuss how the Wizard of Oz can be used as a metaphor to understand branding.

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    Zipeng Zhu, Art Director, Designer, Illustrator & Animator

    On this episode of Meet the Creatives, I interview my good friend and fellow Designer, Zipeng Zhu in Madison Square Park. We spoke about Design, his time at Sagmeister & Walsh, interning with Paula Scher at Pentagram and more!

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    Bonnie Siegler, Founder of Eight and a Half

    On this episode of Meet the Creatives, I skype with Bonnie Siegler Founder of Eight and a Half. We talk about her career, making the perfect cover letter, how to get a job as a Designer and more!

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    Ivan Cash, Creative Director at Cash Studios

    On this episode of Meet the Creatives, I skype with Ivan Cash. We talk about his career, connecting with strangers, and how getting arrested landed him his first job.

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    Steve Dunphy, VP, Creative Director at Bulletproof

    On this episode of Meet the Creatives, I skype with Steve Dunphy, VP and Creative Director at Bulletproof. We talk about his career, how to land a job without experience and the importance of finding your tribe. For more episodes vist www.MeettheCreatives.Design

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    Josh Lepley, Freelance Designer/Art Director

    On this episode of Meet the Creatives, I Skype with Joshua Lepley. Joshua Lepley is a freelance Designer + Art Director. Previously: Gretel, VSA Partners, IDEO, Saatchi & Saatchi — Clients include: Netflix, MetLife, Walmart, Lincoln, American Express.

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    Claire Wasserman, Founder of Ladies Get Paid

    On this episode of Meet the Creatives I skype with Claire Wasserman. Claire and I talk about Ladies Get Paid and how she is helping women get paid what they deserve!! #FucktheWageGap

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    Lynda Decker, President at Decker Design

    For more episodes of Meet the Creatives - www.JohnstonCreative.com On this episode of Meet the Creatives, I Skype with Lynda Decker. We talk about her new book Responsive Branding, urban resiliency and even discuss our horrible first jobs.

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