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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034 - Margaret Sommers, Associate Product Designer at LendingClub

October 7, 2018

Margaret took a huge leap of faith this year and moved from East Coast to West Coast for a job after graduating from RIT, and it’s been an absolute adventure since!

Together, Margaret and Mike talk getting out of your comfort zone, making an impact as a young member of a company, and the "yes, and" tactic.

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Margaret's info:

Portfolio Site

LinkedIn

Instagram

Dribbble

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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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026 - Noe Alonzo, Photographer in Seoul, South Korea

July 22, 2018

Noe Alonzo is a photographer based in Seoul, South Korea, who is well known for his neon-noir/cyberpunk style depiction of Seoul’s streets and alleyways. His images are full of an ethereal energy that takes an ordinary street to the future!

Together, Noe and Mike talk about photographing in the rain, juggling a teaching career with photography, and what informs his work.

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Noe's info:

Instagram

Twitter

Website

Youtube

Society6 Prints 

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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!

Intro by: SUP?

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009 - Jay Fleckenstein, Designer at Virtue; & Laura Hoerner, Jr. Designer at Buzzfeed

March 18, 2018

Jay Fleckenstein and Laura Hoerner are two RIT Graphic Design graduates who are working at two of the most cutting-edge and newsworthy companies in NYC. Jay works for Virtue, formerly Carrot Creative, a VICE owned company that works on companies like Adult Swim and Smirnoff. Laura works for Buzzfeed, a news and pop culture company with shows like Tasty (the food of which she gets to try!). They met at RIT, and made the treck to the city together to live the agency life together.

Together, Jay, Laura and Mike talk about their respective job hunts, their current office environments, and advice for designers who are in school currently.

Laura's info:

Instagram

Portfolio

Buzzfeed Temptation's Cat Article (mentioned)

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Jay's info:

Instagram

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!

Intro by: SUP?

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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!

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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