Ever wondered how the filmmakers of probably the best-looking Star Wars movie managed to light Darth Vader's blacker than black costume without seeing the light fixtures in the helmet? The answer to this and a few more nuggets of film history and cinematography tricks are revealed in this short but fascinating interview.
Today I’m sitting down with one of my favorite humans, but in a twist of fate, the tables are turned. I’m in the hot seat – being interviewed by my dear friend and design-industry legend, Debbie Millman. Debbie Millman is chair of the Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts in NYC…and she has an insane track record going back decades: she’s the author of 6 books including “How To Think Like A Great Graphic Designer,” and a prolific design writer in outlets like NYT, Fast Company, and Design Observer. She also hosts the longest-running design podcast called Design Matters with over 300 interviews over the last 10 years. In this conversation Debbie really digs into my personal past – and asks me questions I’ve never had in any public interview. Her detailed research and talent for pulling tidbits out of my past covered ground about my deep-seated beliefs on the future of photography, creativity, my love for crows, and my biggest professional failures to date. Hope you enjoy it. Please give Debbie a shoutout on social she’s just @debbiemillman … and be sure to check out Design Matters podcast. Enjoy! FOLLOW DEBBIE: twitter | website Listen to […]
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Arlan Hamilton built a venture capital fund from the ground up, while homeless and living off of food stamps. Now she’s on the cover of Fast Company Magazine – and she has invested millions in startups run by people of color, women, and members of the LGBTQ community. Through pursuing her curiosity and passion, Arlan’s found a way to create a living and a life for herself and work on a really tough problem: reconfiguring the ways that money and funding flow through these underrepresented and underserved populations. In this episode we also cover: Persistence forever pays. No matter how many no’s Arlan received, she shares the driving force behind her determination. We are all privileged in some way. Arlan has a beautiful perspective in how we can all share in that privilege without diminishing our own. We can all give ourselves strength and support by surrounding yourself people who are positive and motivational – even if that’s virtually through the internet. We discuss some of Arlan’s routines and her particularly interesting habit of writing her own future headlines. and lots more…. Enjoy and subscribe to the podcast below if you dig. Please give Arlan a shout on social @arlanwashere 😉 FOLLOW […]
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With so much information, and gadgets and access and hustle and email and …and.. aren’t you overloaded at work!? It’s understandable and it’s a real problem. If this describes you or someone you love…you’ll LOVE this episode of the show. Enter: Jason Fried. He’s the brilliant NYT best-selling author and co-founder of the software firm, Basecamp. Since long before meeting Jason in person he’s always caught my eye as perhaps THE outspoken thinker / critic of the current status of work, our unhealthy habits around our jobs, and our addictions to busy-making. Whether it’s the toxic hustle, the grow-at-all-cost mentality, or the idea of working your fingers to the bone…Jason helps us all see why 99% of this approach is rubbish. And within 3 minutes of meeting him / listening to this episode, I’m banking you’ll be in agreement with him. The one refreshing difference with Jason? He also gives us a roadmap to fix what we’ve broken. In this episode we talk about is latest book (co-authored with previous cjLIVE podcast guest David Heinemeier Hansson!) called It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work, which lays out a play-by-play on how to avoid all exhaustion, stress, and burnout and how to […]
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