Ok, So MediaOct 28, 2020
Becoming A Design Icon featuring Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson has done a lot: art director for Rolling Stone magazine, worked at SpotCo, has her own creative design agency AND teaches graphic design at SVA. Discover Gail's movie-worthy story while getting hints and tips on how to become a design icon.
Is There a Formula For 1,000,000 views? Featuring J. Howell
We’re sure some of you dream of being a star, but rent pushes you back and you have no idea where to start anyway. J Howell, a singer from Memphis with the sexiest voice of 2020, shares his story on hitting 1,000,000 views on his songs, working with a producer and the daily grind that is being a musician.
A Freelancer's Guide To Dealing With Clients featuring Chris Do
If there is anyone you should listen to when it comes to design business advice, it’s Chris Do. As the founder of The Futur, an educational platform committed to educating 1 billion designers on their business strategies, Chris Do offers some golden information for all of you out there trying to make a buck with a shitty client.
The Art of Dance featuring Aahkilah Cornelius
We often forget how important performance art is. For Aahkilah, dance is what her life is about, and she worked hard enough to dance with artists like Usher, Dua Lipa and Beyonce.
Racism and Intercultural Communications featuring Dr. Imani Scott
The US has been going through a period of reveal; exposing police brutality, racism and inequality. We talked to Dr. Imani Scott, co-author of "Crimes Against Humanity in the Land of the Free", to understand more about racism, police brutality, and what we can do to secure a better future for all.
*** This episode was recorded in July of 2020, and does not include most recent information. ***
The Art of Making It Work featuring Gustavo Gonsales
You graduated into a recessed economy blown up by a worldwide pandemic. Now you work at a dentist’s office. Is it time to give up? Gustavo Gonsales gives you the hard facts, and explains how he converted a receptionist position into a marketing manager role.
The Power Of Working Remotely featuring Daniel Muller
The world is a big place. Most of us creatives think we can only make it in the US of A. Daniel Muller, a titan in the UX industry, let’s us in on a secret: make money here, live somewhere else. But how? He’ll tell you, kiddo.
Can International Students Make It In The Film Industry? Featuring Dany Flores
Getting into the film industry is tough. Doing that as an international immigrant is (you guessed it) even tougher. Dany Flores has battled her way through the bullshit to earn her spot in the American film industry. How though? Let her explain.
How To Distribute An Indie Film featuring Taylor Ri'chard
Tired of getting 200 views on your super-polished indie movie? Taylor Ri’chard, owner of Third Fathom Films, explains the distribution process that made his films a success. And guess what, being good at it is only half the struggle.
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Making Money As A Filmmaker featuring Rocco Shapiro
“Ever heard of “big things have small beginnings”? Rocco Shapiro tells us about working in a small team of 4 people and taking on big projects in the film industry and the way to make money as a filmmaker.”
What Goes Into A Design Portfolio? Feat. Gauri Misra-Deshpande
As much as we can say we know how to make a portfolio, let's be real: we have no fu***** clue. Should we make it personalized? How many pieces should we display? Should it change from company to company? We spoke with Gauri Misra-Deshpande, founder of Culture Box and professor of Advertising and Graphic Design, to understand what we need to do to get that JOB! See how an immigrant became a professor in the United States and is using her abilities to help students prepare for their professional futures.
Tips On Starting A Design Studio For The Clueless featuring Sam Eckersley
We all want to make money by doing the stuff we love, right? But how many of us have any idea on how to do that? In this conversation with Sam Eckersley, the founder of RED Partners (worked with NFL, CNN, PBS, Apollo Theater, and more) we talk about how design businesses work, the importance of client relations, and why the business of design is not as black and white as we think.
Are Toys Still Cool? Feat. Richard Goodwin
A Career Advisor by day, an owner of a toy company at night. Richard Goodwin gives you resume advice, and makes you remember that toys are and will always be dope as fuck.
Can Art Actually Teach Science? Feat. Melissa Ober
You’re good at art, but you’re smart, too! Can you use both? Melissa Ober started her own science channel on YouTube and acts in theater pieces she creates to help kids learn science the cool way.
Do Student Organizations Matter? Feat. Art Malloy
You know how every college wants you to be “active in the student community”? Yeah. But does it actually do anything for you when looking for a job? Dr. Malloy, Vice Chancellor of North Carolina University at Pembroke, gives us some insights.
Does The Gaming Industry Represent LGBTQ+ Groups Well? Feat. Bryer Rossi
The video game industry was made for white teenage dudes (gross). Has that changed at all? Bryer Rossi, who went through a gender transition, explains games, LGBTQ+ representation and why the industry needs to evolve.
What’s The Secret To Good Animation? Feat. Ashwin Inamdar
You like animating stuff but you don’t really know if you’re good at it. Ashwin Inamdar has won 17 awards just to tell you yes or no.
I Love Animation And Video Games, Can I Do Both? Feat. Brad Faucheux
You’re more impressed with how good Toy Story looked than the actual story. You also play video games to a point where it impacts your love life. Can you do both? Brad from Blizzard tells you how he went from the set of Battleship to one of the largest game companies in the world.
Will I Starve If I’m A Writer? Feat. Carlie Sorosiak
Ah, you wanna be a writer. That’s cool, but rent is a bitch and you want to know if you can make a buck or two with a pen and paper. Carlie Sorosiak, best selling author of I, Cosmo, will let you in on her secret.
Fam, What Should International Students Do To Get The Visa? Feat. Dinesh Dave
International Students have it ROUGH. We have dreams, we want nice things, but it feels like the country (I’m looking at you United States) doesn’t want us here. Dinesh Dave beat the system, and is now chilling in California working for Facebook (after working for Apple). How did he do it?
Ok, So: Welcome to The Chaos!
Ok, So: A group of art kids graduate into a worldwide pandemic.
It almost sounds like a joke. We should be looking for jobs (we are, we promise) but we wanted to make something cool for the creative community because we know being an artist is tough. So we talked to industry professionals to know their story and how they got there, so that we can do the same. Welcome to Ok, So: the podcast for stressed out creatives.