032 - Farhaat Shaukat, Freelance Photographer in Bengaluru, India

September 23, 2018

Farhaat Shaukat, or Fuzz, is a semi-nomadic photographer with a wealth of experience. She has traveled the Middle East, United States, and India, and photographed the entire time. Her style is a great mix of photojournalism and street-lifestyle imagery that really gives a taste of the city she is currently in.

Together, Farhaat and Mike discuss visiting new cities, the cultural differences in living and photographing in the United States vs India, and what her next city is.

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Farhaat's info:

Instagram

Portfolio

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027 - Fontaine Rittelmann, Digitech for Nike

August 11, 2018

When Fontaine is not out competing in OCR events, she is assisting as a Digitech for Nike as well as freelancing in Portland, OR. Her affinity for the sports world can be scene clearly in every image she posts, and how she talks about the process.

Together, Fontaine and Mike talk about the responsibilities of a Digitech, how she budgets with an uncertain schedule, and the various “atmospheres” a photo studio can take on depending on the lead photographer.

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Fontaine's info:

Instagram

Portfolio Website

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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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022 - Elijah Crocker, Comedian in NYC

June 17, 2018

Eli produces and hosts his own pop-up comedy show CMMNTY SRVC, is an active member in a million improve groups, and still finds time to get up and work his set at least a few times a week. 
He’s also friggen hilarious, in case you needed me to tell you that... 

Together, Eli and Mike talk about if college (even if you don't finish) is worth the lesson, the improv groups Eli is involved in, and who Eli's 3 favorite Comics are.

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Eli's info:

Instagram

CMMNTY SRVC (Eli's Show)

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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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018 - Tori Hinn, Freelance Designer in NYC

May 20, 2018

Tori graduated from RISD and has worked at a few different design agencies, most recently Google Creative Labs. While at RISD, her Senior projected centered around the disparity in discussion and study of Men vs Women in the design world. Her research led her to launch the site Women of Graphic Design (WOGD), a curated collection of design work by women!

Together, Tori and Mike talk about the dive into Freelancing, the NYC Design Agency lifestyle, and the site she founded: Women of Graphic Design.

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Tori's info:

Twitter

Instagram

Desk Lunch's info (Mentioned):

Website

Instagram

Twitter

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010 - Amber Vittoria, Freelance Designer in NYC

March 25, 2018

Amber Vittoria is a Young Guns 15, and her work has been recognized by Print Magazine‘s 2017 New Visual Artists – 15 Under 30, It’s Nice ThatComputer ArtsHuffPostTeen Vogue, and Man Repeller. Some of her clients include The New York TimesTeen VogueMan RepellerRefinery29, Medium, Saks Fifth Avenue, Adidas, 7 For All Mankind, CB2, Framebridge, Amazon Fashion, Under Armour, and Interscope Records. (via her portfolio bio). 

Amber is a freelance illustrator based in NYC. After having worked in a NYC design agency, she made the huge leap to go out on her own and solo freelance.

Together, Amber and Mike talk about making the leap from Design Agency life to solo freelancing, if competetiveness is nature or nurture, and social media marketing for designers. 

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Amber's info:

Instagram

TicTail Shop

Portfolio

Feature Article in "It's Nice That"

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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!

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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