033 - Steve Kodis, Senior Designer at Zero Studios

September 30, 2018

Steve Kodis is the driving force behind the People’s Flag of Milwaukee, the effort to redesign and adopt a new flag for the City of Milwaukee. His story and flag was mentioned in the hugely popular TedTalk by Roman Mars "Why city flags may be the worst-designed thing you've never noticed".

Together, Steve and Mike talk process, bringing a community together under a single design, and what you should do if you want to design and adopt a flag for YOUR city.

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Steve's info:

His Instagram

The Flag's Instagram

Portfolio

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Mentioned Bits:

Milwaukee Flag Project

Roman Mars' TedTalk about Flags

 

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030 - Jason Frostholm, Host of the Creative South Podcast

September 1, 2018

Jason has had the unique experience of speaking with some of the world's most distinguished designers, and picking their brains on how they create. Mike has been a fan of his podcast for a while, and it was a privilege to be on the other end of the microphone.

Together, Jason and Mike talk about the pitfalls of upper-level design positions, podcast interviewing tips, and commonalities of young design life.

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Jason's info:

Listen Here

Instagram

Twitter

 

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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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008 - Jessica Kemp, Stage Management Apprentice at Actors Theatre of Louisville

March 11, 2018

Jessica Kemp is a Stage Management Apprentice, who tackles the daunting task of being the "Swiss Army Knife" to every task around a stage. She just wrapped production of the play Little Bunny Foo Foo, yes, like from the children's song...

Together, Jessica and Mike talk about how to deal with people in high stress environments, what it's like to enter college and suddenly be surrounded by people who may be better than you, and what the point of this podcast even is.

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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!

Intro by: SUP?

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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!

Intro by: SUP?

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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!

Intro by: SUP?

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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!

Intro by: SUP?

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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!

Intro by: SUP?

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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!

Intro by: SUP?
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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!

Intro by: SUP?

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