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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020 - Mitch Goldstein, Professor at RIT’s School of Design

June 3, 2018

Time Stamps:
[1:10 - Bulletin] [1:50 - Freshmen Designer] [5:30 - Photogram Series] [13:00 - Care to Learn] [17:20 - Mike's Grading System Idea] [20:10 - Critiques] [30:00 - Freshmen vs. Junior Designers] [36:50 - Why Podcast] [38:09 - Wrap it up, Why Design School] [43:40 - Bulletin]
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Mitch is a professor at RIT’s School of Design, Twitter personality, professional designer, RISD graduate, the creator of “Folks” (Font Jokes), and the reason I started this podcast in the first place. He and his partner/wife's work have been recognized widely by the design community, and his silver photogram exploratory series is one of the best things on Instagram (humble opinion).

Together, Mitch and Mike talk about Art School critiques and their value, grading, and the difference between Freshmen and Junior design students.

We also introduce the new Ballpoint Jobs Bulletin. More info on that in the episode.

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Mitch's info:

Twitter

Instagram

Website

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Elliot Earl's Video Podcast (Mentioned)

Chappell Ellison (Mentioned)

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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!

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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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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