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!
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!Read More
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
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
We are proud to have Reactor Design Studio as our sponsor for this week's episode!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.
Check out his work online at contrabrand.netRead 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
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!Read More
"Beer, boobs & Bigfoot," pretty much sums up this episode of CMYKC. Grant Kratzer hasn’t been in KC for very long, but he’s already made a big impression on us. He’s an incredible illustrator and an amazing guy, and it was an absolute pleasure sitting down with him for this episode of the show!Read More
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!
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!
And here is the Notebook to Native video Justin mentioned towards the start of his interview: http://nativekc.com/our-story/
Brendan O'Shaughnessy is quite possibly one of the sweetest creatives in the Kansas City area. Together with his wife, Amanda, they began the super awesome company Ocean & Sea. We had an absolutely lovely time talking with Brendan about his career, his company, his involvement with the air guitar community, and more for this week's episode.