For the season finale of CMYKC, we invited Clifton Alexander and Chase Wilson of Reactor back for a second episode. Reactor has sponsored our show for the last few episodes, so it seemed only fitting to celebrate the end our our two-year season by talking with some of our favorite folks in the industry!
Andrew London is a Digital Business Analyst who does R&D at NIC Inc. NIC is an information service provider for federal and state government across the US. Drew is a virtual reality developer and coder with experience developing for the latest VR an AR headsets. We talk about his experience working in radio, tech, and how he has been involved with local development projects.
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Did you know that Kanas City was a pretty heavily mob-run town during prohibition? This week we sat down with Rob Vossmeyer, Head Distiller at Tom's Town Distilling Company, to discuss the history behind the Tom's Town brand, what goes into creating award-winning spirits, exciting upcoming projects and more!
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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
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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!Read More
Four awesome chicks sat down for this 40th episode of CMYKC! Our host, Abigail, met up with Kelsey Pike (the Director of Cherry Pit Collective, paper maker, and all-around creative), Adri Luna (Associate Director of CPC, installation artist), and Tara Tonsor (CPC member, jewelry maker). They discussed the power of collaborative environments, hopes and dreams for the collective, and more!
Tara: Lost & Found Design: https://www.facebook.com/Lost-Found-Design-189312948212/?fref=nf
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Our guest this week is Coty Beasley, the Chief of Experience at Edge Up Sports. Coty is an incredibly smart UI/UX developer/consultant, a go-get-em entrepreneur, and even has his own AI assistant to help keep him organized! edgeupsports.com @edgeupsports
Huge "Thank You!!" to our awesome sponsor, Reactor Design Studio for sponsoring this week's episode!
Steve Biegun is more than just the super awesome co-host of CMYKC. He's a motion designer, a Digital Design Manager at Pulse Design Group, VR advocate, and one hell of a cool guy. Hear Steve talk about all the exciting technology he's gotten to play and work with in this week's episode!
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Tug McTighe, currently the executive creative director at Callahan Creek in Lawrence, has had an immersive history with various creative firms here in KC. He also co-founded the American Copywriter podcast with John January, and continues to be actively involved with the KC creative scene. Abby and Tug talked creative, copywriting, beer, and innovation for this week's episode! Follow Tug on Twitter @tugonthis
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Nora Frankel is a woman with many hats. She’s a silk screening printmaker selling her wares at Mid Coast Modern with punk rock beginnings, she’s a world traveler, and she’s a pastry chef at Andres here in town. We’re so happy we got to sit down with her for a bit to learn more about her!
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Strange Paper Studio is an eclectic group of artists in the KC area including a musician, illustrators, animators, and all-around artists. They have recently been slinging their wares at Comicons in the Midwest, and sell prints, shirts and other awesome things through their site: Strangepaperstudio.com. It was awesome sitting down with Keegan Rogers and Shaun Teamer for this week’s episode!Read More
Chad Reynolds is the Creative Lead at Sporting Kansas City. Between heading up the rebrand from the KC Wizards to this year's cry of "All for the City," Chad has become a rallying point for KC.Read More
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.
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Celebrate St. Patrick's day with stories from a true Irishman. From performing at Renaissance Festivals and O’Malley's Pub in Weston, to recording his own albums and heading up the Irish Music Association Awards, Bob Reeder is an incredibly talented musician and social advocate. We didn’t really know what to expect from our discussion with Bob, but we ended up with a ghost story, background about O'Malley's Pub in Weston, and insight to how the Weston Irish Fest began.Read More
Bo Nelson, and his coffee shop Thou Mayest, are more than they appear. Bo's attention for creating spaces where opportunities are aplenty has been focused on TM. Driven by a love of nature and giving back to the community, the shop is an embodiment of those ideals.Read More
Gary Staab is about as fascinating as artists can get. With more than a streak of scientific insight, his work has appeared in Museums across the country. He's done work for Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Discover Magazine, the Smithsonian Institution, National Geographic and more. From life-size bronze sculptures of mammoths to forensic reconstructions, Gary is the guy for the job.Read More
Have you ever wondered how to use your powers of design to bring about change? Whether you're looking challenge the way folks view social innovation or you just want to feel better about the work that you create at the end of the day, this is the episode for you. Now a professor at KU, Tyler Galloway is an advocate of designing for good.Read More
It's not every day you get to sit down with one of your favorite bands, but that's exactly what we got to do for this episode of CMYKC! Even though they've toured all around the world, Matt and Nan have made Shawnee the home base for their super rad indie musical act, Schwervon!
Nan mentioned a lot of other fantastic bands throughout the course of the interview, so Abigail compiled a playlist on Spotify. You can check that out by following this link: goo.gl/zFxJzJRead More
"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.Read More
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.Read More