036 - Adam Schechter, UX Designer at CDM Princeton

November 4, 2018

Adam Schechter is a User Experience Designer at CDM Princeton. He recently just ran his first user testing session and learned a ton about research, design application and learning on the fly. It was awesome listening to someone that found a part of design that inspires them so much, and is excited to go out and improve.

Together, Adam and Mike talk user testing and research, implementing testing results, and adapting with your job changes.

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Adam's info:

Instagram

Portfolio

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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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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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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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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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015 - Julie Campbell, Presentation Designer at Facebook

April 29, 2018

Julie Campbell currently is contracted as a Presentation Designer at Facebook. She has been featured on the front page of Giphy and curates one of the most visually impactful Instagram feeds out there (seriously, go look).

Together, Julie and Mike talk about being a contracted designer, work/life balance, and if what you get out of going to design school is up to par with being around design school.

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Jewlybead's info:

Instagram

Giphy Account (So cool)

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013 - Liz Wells, User Experience Designer at Stink Studios

April 15, 2018

Liz Wells is a user experience designer based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work combines her background in graphic design with technology and user-centered design thinking. Liz is currently working at Stink Studios, where she is responsible for all phases of the UX process, from concepting and information architecture to wireframing and prototyping.

In 2017, Liz was a finalist for the Young Guns 15 award by the The One Club for Creativity/ADC. She has a passion for raising the voices of women and non-binary people in the workplace. She and a coworker recently started Desk Lunch, a newsletter for people to share their experiences of working in the creative industry.

Together, Liz and Mike talk about the ideal make up of a portfolio, internships and their (sometimes confusing) value, and Liz's passion project, Desk Lunch, and her plans for it.

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Liz's info:

Portfolio

Instagram

Twitter

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About Desk Lunch:

Website

Instagram

Twitter

Co-Founder Katie Puccio 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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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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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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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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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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