Ep.42 Aaron Draplin

Abigail flew all the way to Portland, OR to catch up with Aaron Draplin for this week's episode. They talked about Portland, Kansas City, what it takes to make a book, designing for friends, and more.

Aaron Draplin, the founder of Draplin Design Co., is a Portland-based design badass. With clients from Snowboard Magazine to Cobra Dogs, Aaron specializes in bold logo design and branding. See some of his work, order his book, and buy some DDC merch by visiting Draplin.com

Special thanks to Reactor Design Studio for sponsoring this week's episode!

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Ep.41 Andrew Salter of Axiom Strategies

Andrew Salter, our guest for this week, is an incredibly talented designer and the art director at Axiom Strategies. Andrew’s mail campaigns have made a tremendous impact on the political scene, and he continues to push the limits of design within the industry. In addition to political design, Andrew kicks major ass as a motion designer, composer, surfer, family man and more.

Huge thank you to Reactor Design Studio for being our sponsor for this week's episode! Check them out at ReactorKC.com!

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Ep.33 Brandon Wilson of Contrabrand

If you've sipped a cup of coffee at Black Dog or a smoothie at Filling Station, if you've slathered Boulevard 80 Acre BBQ Sauce on a rack of ribs, or refueled your creative intrigue with the Numbers Project, you've seen work from Brandon Wilson of Contrabrand. As one of our favorite designers in Kansas City, it was an honor to sit down with Brandon to talk about his analogue methods, skateboarding, and his connection to some of the most epic creatives in town for this episode of CMYKC. 

Check out his work online at contrabrand.net

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Ep.27 Clifton Alexander & Chase Wilson of REACTOR

"Designers are naturally curious people." We push the boundaries and constantly seek ways to improve our work and further the visibility of our work for our clients. REACTOR Design Studio pushes the boundaries as hard and as far as the bigger marketing firms in town, and they do it with enthusiasm as bright as their signature orange studio decor. This interview with Clifton Alexander and Chase Wilson will leave you meloned. <- You don't get that joke yet, but you will. Shake off your NYE hangover and enjoy the 27th episode of CMYKC. 

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Ep.26 Jeremy & Kendall Luther of Tiny House Creative

Jeremy and Kendall Luther are an amazing creative duo. Between teaching at the Kansas City Art Institute and battling the challenges of their first real woodworking project, the couple has been focused on designing and building their new home & studio: Tiny House Creative.

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Ep.24 Matt Bramlette Midcoast Modern

Matt Bramlette may just be the coolest designer-turned-shop-owner we know. After having worked at firms like Two West and Barkley, he has set up shop at 2119 Washington Street with Mid Coast Modern. MCM offers an awesome selection of hand-picked local, and not-so-local goods including hats/shirts from Aaron Draplin, candles from Pickwick & Co., coffee from META Coffee Roasters, and more! Check out this episode with Matt to hear more about his career and shop. Shop local!

www.midcoastmodernkc.com
www.facebook.com/midcoastmodern/
Instagram: @midcoastkc

Ep.22 Happy 1st Birthday to Us!

October marks the one year anniversary of CMYKC! This time last year, the crew sat down and recorded an episode to get to know each other and express our hopes for the future of the podcast. After an update from Steve and Abigail, listen to us talk about how we met and how we got involved in the local creative scene in the first place!

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Ep.14 Calvin Arsenia of Buena Terra

Calvin Arsenia joins the CMYKC Podcast to talk about some very cool work that he is a part of. He tells us about his upcoming show at Boulevardia, his music, and the work that comes from Buena Terra. Buena Terra is a graphic design and branding company located here in Kansas City. We dive into some of the philosophy and deep emotional impact that art and music can leave on an audience. A big "Thanks!" to Calvin for joining us for this episode!

http://buenaterra.com/

http://calvinarsenia.com/

Ep.13 Justin Watkins of Native

Justin Watkins is one of our favorite KC creatives. His mind for business and marketing constantly blows us away. It was an absolute pleasure to sit down with him for this week's episode to discuss his career and the recent evolution of Native from a running list of interviews with some of the coolest people in town into a complete marketing strategy. Listen to the episode to find out how you can get involved with the revamped Native!

 

http://nativekc.com/

And here is the Notebook to Native video Justin mentioned towards the start of his interview: http://nativekc.com/our-story/

 

 

Ep. 10 Nate Hofer of VML

Nate Hofer is a designer, family man, and extremely talented musician. We talked about his career and how it shifted through firms like Willoughby and Hallmark before he landed as an art director with VML. Stay tuned after the interview for a teaser from Nate's band's latest album: Long Shot of Hard Stuff, and be sure to check out the rest of the teaser here: http://rexhobartandthemiseryboys.bandcamp.com/album/long-shot-of-hard-stuff-teaser 
 Nate's site: http://natehofer.com/ 
and his Behance: https://www.behance.net/natehofer

Ep. 05 Joey Gross of Survival Letterpress

Survival Letterpress has been in business since 2014, and while they may be new to the letterpress scene from a business stand point, the dream has been in the works for many years. This week we had the pleasure of sitting down with Joey Gross to discuss everything from Survival's work with The Thank You Initiative to his tips and tricks for hunting down gems of the press world. Follow Survival Letterpress on Facebook & Instagram for awesome shots fresh from the press.

Ep. 01 Adam Buritsch of Hint

We were fortunate enough to sit down with Adam Buritsch, an animator at Hint, to discuss his work, passion, inspirations, and so much more. Adam is a Kansas City Art Institute alumnus, and has worked with clients such as Missouri Lottery and Linkedin as a part of the Hint team. We hope you enjoy the episode as much as we do!