S2 E11: SEASON 2 RECAP

Our Season 2 recap dives into the commonalities we found across diverse types of creative people. How does imagination mesh with discipline? When is it too late to try something new? What role does Vision play in your work? The “red threads” that connect people of a certain kind—from Emmy winners to brand builders—will help you become a better, more confident creative too.

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S2 E10: DAVID PLUNKERT – ILLUSTRATOR/DESIGNER

David Plunkert, co-founder of Spur Design and illustrator of iconic images, has a confidence in his abilities and aesthetic that is only surpassed by his humility and sense of humor. If you’re interested in learning what it takes to win a New Yorker cover, make a stop motion video for They Might Be Giants, or nail a brand campaign—Dave has done it. Take a listen!

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S2 E9: JESSICA ANYA BLAU – AUTHOR

You’re going to be blown away by the candor, stories, and fun point of view of author Jessica Anya Blau. In novels like Wonderbread Summer and The Trouble With Lexie, Jessica delivers flawed characters, unexpected plots, and a fascinating look at human behavior. She also co-wrote the upcoming book The Sorority Girl Who Saved Your Life, a true story about a sorority girl turned covert CIA Operative, which ABC is now developing as a TV series.

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S2 E8: HAYES PEEBLES – SINGER/SONGWRITER

Singer-songwriter Hayes Peebles says music wasn’t a choice. It’s what he was meant to do. Influenced by artists from The Strokes to Interpol to Neil Young, Hayes is a self-taught guitarist whose indie folk/rock music has been featured in Rolling Stone, who said, “Cerebral lyrics à la Conor Oberst, with no-frills, twangy arrangements that call to mind troubadours like Steve Earle and Townes Van Zandt.” This is an artist you’ll want to put on repeat.

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S2 E7: DAVE DOMBROW – SHOE DESIGN GURU

If you’ve walked into a Foot Locker over the past 15 years, you’ve seen Dave Dombrow’s work. One of the most influential shoe designers of this generation, Dave has worked with the best athletes in the world, from Stephen Curry to Cam Newton to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Dave’s perspective on designing products always begins with a vision and a story, which may be the reason he’s come up with some of the past decade’s most disruptive ideas in footwear.

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S2 E6: CALEB WOJCIK – CONTENT VISIONARY

Caleb Wojcik is a video content expert and creator of SwitchPod, a mobile tripod that will help the next generation of content makers get even better. Years ago, Caleb turned his career of shooting and editing videos into an online teaching venture called “DIY Video Guy,” which features extensive tutorials and info shared across multiple platforms to help people make great videos. Inspired by a problem he was seeing across his community, Caleb got into the world of tangible products by inventing the SwitchPod.

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S2 E5: DEVIN ALLEN – PHOTOGRAPHER & ACTIVIST

Devin Allen exploded onto the scene in 2015 when one of his photos of the Baltimore Uprising graced the cover of TIME Magazine. Since then, he’s published a book called A Beautiful Ghetto, received a Gordon Parks Foundation Fellowship to fund a community program that teaches children about photography, and shot some of the world’s best athletes and celebrities. Today, he’s a versatile photographer who spreads hope through art, constantly empowering others & challenging the status quo.

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S2 E4: JON ZERIVITZ – BEER & BRAND CREATOR

You loved Guinness in high school, right? Well, Jon Zerivitz did. Today, he’s Co-Founder & Creative Director of Union Craft Brewing, responsible for everything from creating the brand experience to writing the story for every Union beer from scratch. Blending great brand storytelling with fantastic graphic design, Jon has established an up-and-coming beer brand that already has a fanatical following.

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S2 E3: CATINA SMITH – CULINARY DYNAMO

Cat Smith is a chef, activist, and entrepreneur whose positivity lights up a room (and a plate). Not only has she worked at the likes of Magdalena in Baltimore, but she’s also created a movement to recognize African-American female chefs without differentiation (Just Call Me Chef) and her own foodie lifestyle brand (Culinary Socialite). Cat’s vision for building an uplifting empire is an inspiring story for anyone looking for a little jolt of positivity.

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S2 E2: GREG GARCIA – TV WRITER - DIRECTOR

Greg Garcia fell in love with comedy as a kid who admittedly sat around and watched sit-coms all day. He parlayed that love into a TV writing career, winning an Emmy for My Name Is Earl and more recently creating The Guest Book on TBS. Greg gave us the low-down on everything from breaking into the industry to where he gets new ideas to the network pitch process.

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S2 E1: JOYCE HESSELBERTH – ILLUSTRATOR, APP CREATOR, AUTHOR

Turning illustrations into apps into children’s books, Joyce Hesselberth has seamlessly joined the worlds of digital and print. An illustrator/designer by trade, her curiosity and inventiveness have continually taken her into exciting new directions. As co-founder of Spur Design, Joyce works with clients of many types, honing her craft, expanding her skills, and always exploring.

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S1 E11: SEASON 1 RECAP

Co-hosts Jed Jecelin and Sean Flanagan deliver an existential but fun recap of their experience with getting this podcast off the ground. It’s the creative how of Creative How, complete with ups, downs, wins, losses, and lots of learnings. If you’re thinking of starting a podcast or just interested in some more “behind the scenes” of Creative How, you’ll get a lot out of this episode.

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S1 E10: KIKO LOUREIRO – GUITAR HERO

Kiko Loureiro, the Grammy-winning metal guitarist from Brazil, is about to give you A LOT to think about. It’s rare when you meet someone with such a perfect set of skills to excel at both individual and group creative endeavors, but Kiko is exactly that. He’s a true guitar hero in every sense of the term, having started his own band in Brazil and also winning that Grammy with monster metal band Megadeth. But, he’s also a musical historian, savvy creative team leader, master class teacher, and tinkerer. Kiko’s journey and insights are fascinating, so get your notepad ready.

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S1 E9: JAIME WINDON – RUM PIONEER

Jaime Windon, the Founder and CEO of Lyon Distilling, absolutely BRINGS the energy. A curious creative who went from journalist to photographer to distiller, Jaime’s perspective on booze and brand are guided by making people happy. Having lived all over the world and settled in the sailing town of St. Michael’s, MD, Jaime has learned how a sense of place can shape your work and how a devout passion for what you give to people can continually charge your own batteries. Time for some rum!

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S1 E8: TRANG DAM - CONTENT PRODUCER

When you consider the road Trang Dam traveled to get where she is today, you can understand how she’s able to handle the most harrowing aspects of every project she works on. As a one-year-old, she left Vietnam and migrated to the U.S., establishing a home in Columbia, MD. Today, as Director of Production at Under Armour, Trang is responsible for developing and delivering some of the industry’s best creative content.

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S1 E7: MAX LENTS - DISTILLERY FOUNDER

Max Lents is the Founder and CEO of Baltimore Spirits Company. He’s a renaissance man who studied philosophy, bartended, played music, ran a restaurant, kegged his own beer, and ultimately created a distillery “in pursuit of a grander project.” What drew him to distilling primarily was the room for creativity and distinctiveness, the ability to express new ideas through spirits. He and his partners live that expression every day.

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S1 E6: LIZ MILLER - FINE ARTIST

Expressive, bold, and honest…a solid start when describing fine artist Liz Miller, but once you hear about her background and her perspectives on art, activism, and attitude, you’ll understand that she is impossible to fit into a neat box. From sculpture to ceramics to performance art to dance, Liz shares her voice through several mediums and she hones her skills by being a lifelong student (and teacher). Prepare to be challenged and inspired by an artist who is uplifting and unafraid.

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S1 E5: GARY LAND - DIR/ PHOTOGRAPHER

Gary Land’s hard to label. Photographer, DP, agency founder, mad scientist, awesome human…and more. Best known for shooting some of the greatest athletes and entertainers in the world, Gary’s skill set has expanded exponentially over the years, leading him and his team into uncharted territory. And they NEVER forget to have fun. Our convo dives into the evolution of his astounding career, creating iconic trends and then totally abandoning them, and making every shoot a positive experience.

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S1 E4: CHAD COLLINS - LEGO ENTREPRENEUR

From Lockheed-Martin to start-up to event production powerhouse, Chad Collins, Founder of Open World Events, has had quite a journey so far. Inspired by—what else?—a trip to the mall, Chad had a vision of transforming a childhood passion into a career. That’s exactly what he did when he created Lego’s Brick Fest Live!, which would become the brand’s hallmark experiential event. That creative breakthrough was just the beginning.

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S1 E3: MONKEY BOYS PROD - PUPPETEERS

If you’ve seen Saturday Night Live over the past couple seasons, you’ve seen the work of Monkey Boys Productions. In this episode, co-founders Marc Petrosino and Michael Latini invite us into the world of puppeteering, which includes imagining, fabricating, and performing with all kinds of amazing characters for all kinds of purposes. This is an extra fun one, folks.

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