035 - Keegan Ryan, Former Pro Irish League Basketball Player

October 14, 2018

After just two years of being out of college, Keegan has already experienced a pro sports career in the Irish Basketball League. He lived for 9 months in Ireland competing professionally and couched two youth teams, while getting his Masters. It's a unique story about where sports can take you.

Together, Keegan and Mike compare the drinking cultures between the US and Ireland, the playstyles, and youth slang. 

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Keegan's info:

Instagram

Slieve League Cliffs (Mentioned)

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025 - Chris Lyons, Professor at RIT’s School of Design

July 15, 2018

Chris Lyons teaches an important class at RIT each year called Professional Practices, which explains how to job search, apply, present, build a portfolio, land the job, and negotiate salary in the Creative World. The class was a turning point in a massive number of Design Student’s careers (mine included). He is also an award winning illustrator and former Creative Director.

Together, Chris and Mike talk about design education, Chris's new online course he is offering to help recent grads find jobs, and competitiveness. 

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Chris's info:

Instagram

Portfolio Site

Creative Career Starter

 

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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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012 - Jesse Horning, Founder of Bucha Babe Kombucha

April 8, 2018

Jesse Horning is a multitalented individual based out of Rochester, NY. She holds a degree in Photo Journalism from RIT. She's won a Kick Boxing match, holds a blue belt in 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu and has worked night construction. She's lived in Tanzania, traveled Europe, and owns several motorcycles. Most recently, she started her own home-brew Kombucha business... [narrator voice] "She is... the most interesting woman in the world."

Together, Jesse and Mike talk about fighting, if college was worth it (and if it paid off), the lessons that traveling abroad teaches you, and EVERYTHING Kombucha.

Bucha Babe's info:

Instagram

Facebook

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(Mentioned) Empire Academy (10th Planet Rochester)'s info: 

Instagram

Website

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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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002 - Nick Biagioni, UX Research + Service Designer at EY

January 21, 2018

Nick "Bia" Biagioni is a constantly curious UX Researcher for the world reknowned company, EY (formerly Ernst & Young). Bia seems to always have a project in his sights. Completing  marathons, becoming a homeless vagabond in NYC for a Summer, undergoing an Ironman race with no real training, and soon leaving for Asia on sabatical, there is always something cooking in Bia's kitchen.

Together,  Bia and Mike discuss Creative Team formats, the future of UX, and if Amazon is listening in. 

Bia's info:

Medium Profile

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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