023 - Nick Longo, Design Professor and Podcaster

June 24, 2018

Nick is a Design Professor at CSUN and co-hosts the Deeply Graphic podcast as well as hosting the Creative Course Podcast. Oh yeah, and he founded his own design agency, Longo Designs Branding.

Together, Mike and Nick talk about Branding, Student Portfolios, and the actual difference between established designers and recent graduates.

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Nick's info:

Instagram

Twitter

Longo Designs Branding

Deeply Graphic Podcast

Design Course Podcast

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QuickBooks Accounting  (Mentioned)

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021 - Lisa Castore, Freelance Designer in RI

June 10, 2018

Lisa Castore is a freelance designer out of Rhode Island, and a recent graduate of RIT's School of Design. While at RIT, Lisa worked on a student-run publication, called Positive Negative. This 100 page publication is a massive undertaking each year, and requires a huge amount of Creative Compromise. 

Together, Mike and Lisa talk about freelance networking, graduating in the Winter instead of the Summer, and helping set up a major publication's style-guide.

We also include two new jobs for the bulletin, a Frontend Developer and a UI/UX Designer.

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Lisa's info:

Linked In

Instagram

Website

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Positive Negative Issue 10 (Mentioned)

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017 - Nick Bayruns, Equipment Manager at Dartmouth Athletics

May 12, 2018

Nick Bayruns formerly held a work study position as the St Lawrence University Men's Hockey Team equipment manager, and managed to turn the temporary position into a lasting career that he hopes to take as far as he can. His story is an excellent reminder of what can be accomplished when passion and work ethic are combined.

Together, Nick and Mike talk about how Nick got his first student job at St Lawrence, why college Hockey players always seem to be so old, and listen to one of Nick's favorite roadtrip bus stories.

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Nick's info:

Twitter

Instagram

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014 - Noah Chrysler, The RIT Newsman

April 21, 2018

Noah Chrysler is a Senior at RIT, who, alongside Co-Founder Oscar Estrada has turned a love of YouTube into the home for a larger than life personality that showcases student life events around the campus of RIT. Needless to say, the RIT Newsman wasn’t born overnight, and has required an extraordinary amount of time and dedication to be where it is today.

Together, Noah and Mike talk about Noah’s recent trip to RIT’s Croatia campus, online followings and metrics, and what to do with a persona after you graduate.

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The RIT Newsman's info:

Facebook

Youtube

Instagram

 

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011 - Julianne Burke, Interface Designer at Helios Interactive

April 1, 2018

Julianne Burke is an RIT graduate who has made the move cross-country to San Francisco to work for Helios Interactive, a Freeman owned company. Julianne has worked on some really cool projects, including a wearable tech project, Ambio. This project helped loved ones stay connected when they were appart by wearing a moodring-esque object that would gather data from the user's biometrics (voice, heart rate, etc.) and display that mood to the partner by way of a color indicator. 

Together, Julianne and Mike talk about the move out west, what a normal day in the life of a designer is like, and a few passion projects that she has explored.

Julianne's info:

Twitter

Portfolio

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About:

Ballpoint is a podcast by young creatives for young creatives. Hosted by Mike Burpoe and joined by friends and other creatives, we aspire to tell our experiences of breaking into the creative industry, with conversations of trial and (many) errors. Join us!

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007 - Mike Lynch, Interactive Developer at Sapient Razorfish

March 4, 2018

Mike Lynch walked the fine line between Game Design major and Computer Science major, giving him a very unique understanding and approach to user experience. Now as an Interactive Developer, he prioritizes accountability for his team, and draws on his experience in Tech Support to understand the spectrum of emotions a user can feel at any given moment.

Together, Mike and Mike talk about the "Theme" to each year of college as a Developer, raising $250,000 on Kick Starter, and what advice he would give to a Developer entering college.

Mike's info:

Git Hub

Instagram

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About:

Ballpoint is a podcast by young creatives for young creatives. Hosted by Mike Burpoe and joined by friends and other creatives, we aspire to tell our experiences of breaking into the creative industry, with conversations of trial and (many) errors. Join us!

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006 - Tom Winegar, Lead Guitar + Vocalist for SuP? the Band

February 25, 2018

Tom Winegar is as close to the modern day Van Wilder as you can get. When good fortune placed him and bassist Josh Bassig in the same dorm room, the two took full advantage by forming the alt-rock band SuP? and start bringing the college party scene to life. Four years later, SuP? has become a well known name around the RIT campus, and have performed at the County Fair, Imagine RIT, and their legendary monthly parties at their house. (They even played our intro!)

Together, Tom and Mike talk about utilizing the party scene to attract crowds to play for, scaling their opperations, and learning the guitar. 

SuP's info:

SoundCloud

Band Website

Facebook

Instagram

 

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About:

Ballpoint is a podcast by young creatives for young creatives. Hosted by Mike Burpoe and joined by friends and other creatives, we aspire to tell our experiences of breaking into the creative industry, with conversations of trial and (many) errors. Join us!

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005 - Adam Antalek, Editor In Chief at Floated Magazine

February 11, 2018

When Adam Antalek was approached by a friend about starting a Fashion Magazine, he was hesitant. However, as the idea evolved to less main stream topics, topics Adam was very much interested in, he couldn't resist. He and friend Krit Upra launched Floated Magazine, an Alternative Culture magazine focusing on the city of Rochester, NY and topics he felt the public needed to hear about. Since its conception, Floated has released 3 issues and grown in popularity and visibility in the Rochester and NYC scene. 

Together, Adam and Mike talk about collaborating with other creatives, letting a single topic define you as a person, and if Alternative Culture even exists...  

Adam's info:

Portfolio Website

Instagram

Floated Magazine's Site

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About:

Ballpoint is a podcast by young creatives for young creatives. Hosted by Mike Burpoe and joined by friends and other creatives, we aspire to tell our experiences of breaking into the creative industry, with conversations of trial and (many) errors. Join us!

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004 - Sarah Ingerick, Junior Designer at Gupta Media

February 4, 2018

Sarah Ingerick is a RIT Graphic Design graduate who has paired her love of music with graphic design by acquiring a job at Gupta Media. Sarah's can-do attitude has allowed her to work on some exciting projects for Gupta. These include creating social media posts for a few of her favorite bands, material for The Grammys (!!!), and music videos for songs I am sure you have listened to.

Together, Sarah and Mike talk about passion, passion projects, and staying motivated so that everyday is as exciting as the last!  

Sarah's info:

Portfolio Website

Instagram

Pinterest (It's really good!)

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About:

Ballpoint is a podcast by young creatives for young creatives. Hosted by Mike Burpoe and joined by friends and other creatives, we aspire to tell our experiences of breaking into the creative industry, with conversations of trial and (many) errors. Join us!

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003 - Tori Bonagura, Interactive Designer at We Like Small

January 28, 2018

Tori Bonagura is a recent RIT Graphic Design graduate, who is always willing to take on the adventure of a new life in an unexplored city. She's worked and studied in cities like Austin, London, Rochester, and now Salt Lake City, and seems to always be down for adventure. 

Together,  Tori and Mike discuss personality types, being unemployed and the grind of job searching, and making the most of the city you live in. 

Tori's info:

Portfolio Website

Instagram

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About:

Ballpoint is a podcast by young creatives for young creatives. Hosted by Mike Burpoe and joined by friends and other creatives, we aspire to tell our experiences of breaking into the creative industry, with conversations of trial and (many) errors. Join us!

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001 - Jess Cook, Visual Designer at Frog

January 14, 2018

Jess Cook is an Upstate New York native who graduated from RIT's Graphic Design program in 2017. She now works for Frog, a design agency in NYC, as a Visual and UX Designer. 

Together, Jess and Mike talk about the hiring process at Frog, what she does to keep her inspiration "Gas Tank" full, and acknowledging that we all make mistakes. 

Jess's info:

Portfolio 

Instagram

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About:

Ballpoint is a podcast by young creatives for young creatives. Hosted by Mike Burpoe and joined by friends and other creatives, we aspire to tell our experiences of breaking into the creative industry, with conversations of trial and (many) errors. Join us!

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