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S3 E2: AMANDA JOHNSTONE-BATT – THEME RIDE CREATOR

Been on a ride you’ll never forget? Think Harry Potter World, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Simpsons. Ride creator Amanda Johnstone-Batt and her team may have been behind it. From visual effects to scripting to developing content, here’s your chance to learn how to create a whole new world that dazzles an audience.

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S3 E1: HILTON CARTER – PLANT STYLIST

One look at plant stylist, filmmaker & author Hilton Carter’s Insta & you’ll want him to redo your whole house. He talked with us about dog people, cat people, fiddle leaf figs & getting serious on watering day. Quick hitter that he said that really stuck with us: “One for the rent. One for the real.” Meaning, make your money doing something creative, but also find something creative that is all your own.

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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 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 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 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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