The Los Angeles based design agency The Deep End, recently premiered their own Bi-Weekly graphic and web design podcast called “The Deeply Graphic DesignCast”.
The target market for the show is designers and each week the topic will have a new design-related topic for that show. The current shows available are mostly based on the host’s experiences in the design industry.
The description of the podcast from The Deep End website:
“Looking for a web & graphic design podcast with something to say? Well you found one in The Deeply Graphic DesignCast. Each podcast covers a new graphic design-related topic, and a few relevant tangents along the way. We answer a listener question and offer tips and advice in our “Do Yourself a Favor” segment. A new podcast episode is released every two weeks.”
In regards to his co-hosts, McDowell was quoted saying, “When I was thinking about who I wanted to do this podcast with, it was important to me to include other designers from other cities and other studios, because I didn’t want the conversation to feel too ‘inside’ or stilted. The fact that we have such diverse experience makes the podcast that much more interesting.”
The Deeply Graphic Design Podcast is free to subscribe to and listen to on iTunes. The show is currently receiving great feedback from the user reviews. A couple of the positive comments include:
“Wes’ “Deeply Graphic DesignCast” is an awesome little tidbit of industry insider goodies! It’s refreshing to hear about tips, trends and general working methodology direct from fellow creatives, who explore issues from all angles, including client, business and creative. Definitely check it out. From an LA-based graphic designer and now-happy subscriber! Fun and Inspiring”
“The hosts have a nice mix of viewpoints and experience, and they cover their topics in a friendly but fun way. Looking forward to hearing more from the Deeply Graphic crew.”
About the Hosts of the new Podcast:
Wes McDowell (Lead designer, The Deep End, Los Angeles)
Wes is a web & graphic designer living in Los Angeles. Before launching The Deep End, Wes freelanced for a broad range of clients, has worked in agency settings, as well as on several in-house design teams. Wes specializes in simple, intuitive design, but in his spare time, he loves In-N-Out Burger, all things social media, and trashy movies about killer fish. And podcasting!
Mikelle Morrison (Independent Designer, MKM Design, Seattle)
As a graphic, production and web designer, Mikelle specializes in branding, corporate identity, websites and print collateral. She focuses on methods and research strategies that strengthen clients’ products and services. In her spare time, Mikelle loves sipping a stiff drink, making up her own cook recipes, jogging in a light drizzle and playing competitive softball.
Brandon Voss (Creative Director / UI Designer, Nutanix, San Francisco)
Brandon has 20 years of real world working experience as a Visual Designer from leading Design Studios to fortune 100 Ad Agencies and start ups. He has a deep love for typography, music, brewing fine ales, fine tequila, fine foods and friends. Brandon rides a triumph Speed Triple, and owns a 1966 Chevelle Malibu that keeps him tinkering in his off time.
So far, the podcast has had 5 episodes:
Episode 1 : Getting Our Start in Graphic Design
Episode 2 : Graphic Design Inspiration
Episode 3 : Your Online Portfolio
Episode 4 : Your Support Team
Episode 5 : Fixed vs. Hourly Pricing for Designers
The main goal for The Deep End for the podcast is to not talk “at” the audience but to keep them involved in the show. Wes, Mikelle and Brandon encourage fans of the podcast to email any questions, preferably design related, to questions(at)thedeependdesign(dot)com. All chosen questions will be answered on air.