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!
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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"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
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!
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.
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
In addition to being a teacher at Shawnee Mission East High School, a UMKC and KCAI alum, Adam is the owner, publisher, and co-editor of The HAND magazine. The Hand is an awesome publication focused on publishing photography and printmaking work from all over the place.
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.
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!