Mandy Horton // Design History III

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We are ending  Design History Week with Design History III. Episode 305. Airs Thursday, June 27 at 2:30pm ET / 11:30am PT.

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Do you want to learn more about Design History?
Do you know how to use design history in your execution today?
How do you connect design history to your design process?
How can you use inspiration from past designers on your designs for clients now?
Design History is different than art history. Agree or Disagree?
Do you think Cave Paintings are design history or art history?
What do you want to know about design history?

We are going to be doing things different this week on Design Recharge, I will see you three days this week. I am excited to have my friend Mandy Horton on the show three times this week to give us a brief history into her three classes she teaches at University of Central Oklahoma. If you never had a History of Design class then this will be your Cliff Notes. I hope you tune in live (or listen to the recording) on (Tues, Wed, and Thurs) June 25, 26, and 27 at 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT.

I hope you will join me for this episode of Design Recharge LIVE on Wednesday, June 12 at 2:30pm ET / 11:30am PT.
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Catch all the Design History episodes here:

Episode and show notes will be available at https://www.rechargingyou.com/303
Episode and show notes will be available at https://www.rechargingyou.com/304

Connect with Mandy:

https://ahortonucodesign.wordpress.com/
www.instagram.com/unicornlovestrouble

Take a Design History class online from Mandy at:
www.uco.edu

DES 2223 History of Design (available online)
DES 1213 (History of Graphic Design I) (available online)
DES 2213 (History of Graphic Design II)
DES 3213 (History of Graphic Design III)

Connect with me by emailing me at diane @ rechargingyou.com
and Learn more about The Design Recharge Pro Power Station here:
www.rechargingyou.com/powerstation

 

Mandy Horton // Design History II

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We are continuing Design History Week with Design History II. Episode 304. Airs Wednesday, June 26 at 2:30pm ET / 11:30am PT.

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Do you want to learn more about Design History?
Do you know how to use design history in your execution today?
How do you connect design history to your design process?
How can you use inspiration from past designers on your designs for clients now?
Design History is different than art history. Agree or Disagree?
Do you think Cave Paintings are design history or art history?
What do you want to know about design history

We are going to be doing things different this week on Design Recharge, I will see you three days this week. I am excited to have my friend Mandy Horton on the show three times this week to give us a brief history into her three classes she teaches at University of Central Oklahoma. If you never had a History of Design class then this will be your Cliff Notes. I hope you tune in live (or listen to the recording) on (Tues, Wed, and Thurs) June 25, 26, and 27 at 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT.

I hope you will join me for this episode of Design Recharge LIVE on Wednesday, June 12 at 2:30pm ET / 11:30am PT.
SIGN UP to get the link (link in profile) and join us LIVE, delivered each week directly to your inbox: or go to http://bit.ly/dr-list
If you already get the weekly newsletter no need to sign up you will get the link in your inbox 30 min before the show.

Catch all the Design History episodes here:

Episode and show notes will be available at https://www.rechargingyou.com/303
Episode and show notes will be available at https://www.rechargingyou.com/305

#design #noordinarycollegeprofessor #educator #graphicdesignhistory #designhistory #designeducation #designer #podcast #designpodcast #creativepodcast #interviewingcreatives #creativecareer #historian #tulsa #oklahoma @unicornlovestrouble #designhistorian #arthistory

Connect with Mandy:

https://ahortonucodesign.wordpress.com/
www.instagram.com/unicornlovestrouble

Take a Design History class online from Mandy at:
www.uco.edu

DES 2223 History of Design (available online)
DES 1213 (History of Graphic Design I) (available online)
DES 2213 (History of Graphic Design II)
DES 3213 (History of Graphic Design III)

Connect with me by emailing me at diane @ rechargingyou.com
and Learn more about The Design Recharge Pro Power Station here:
www.rechargingyou.com/powerstation

 

Mandy Horton // Design History I

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We are starting off Design History Week with Design History I. Episode 303. Airs Tuesday, June 25 at 2:30pm ET / 11:30am PT.

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Do you want to learn more about Design History?
Do you know how to use design history in your execution today?
How do you connect design history to your design process?
How can you use inspiration from past designers on your designs for clients now?
Design History is different than art history. Agree or Disagree?
Do you think Cave Paintings are design history or art history?
What do you want to know about design history

We are going to be doing things different this week on Design Recharge, I will see you three days this week. I am excited to have my friend Mandy Horton on the show three times this week to give us a brief history into her three classes she teaches at University of Central Oklahoma. If you never had a History of Design class then this will be your Cliff Notes. I hope you tune in live (or listen to the recording) on (Tues, Wed, and Thurs) June 25, 26, and 27 at 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT.

I hope you will join me for this episode of Design Recharge LIVE on Wednesday, June 12 at 2:30pm ET / 11:30am PT.
SIGN UP to get the link (link in profile) and join us LIVE, delivered each week directly to your inbox: or go to http://bit.ly/dr-list
If you already get the weekly newsletter no need to sign up you will get the link in your inbox 30 min before the show.

Catch all the Design History episodes here:

Episode and show notes will be available at https://www.rechargingyou.com/303
Episode and show notes will be available at https://www.rechargingyou.com/304
Episode and show notes will be available at https://www.rechargingyou.com/305

#design #noordinarycollegeprofessor #educator #graphicdesignhistory #designhistory #designeducation #designer #podcast #designpodcast #creativepodcast #interviewingcreatives #creativecareer #historian #tulsa #oklahoma @unicornlovestrouble #historian #arthistory

Connect with Mandy:

https://ahortonucodesign.wordpress.com/
www.instagram.com/unicornlovestrouble

Take a Design History class online from Mandy at:
www.uco.edu

DES 2223 History of Design (available online)
DES 1213 (History of Graphic Design I) (available online)
DES 2213 (History of Graphic Design II)
DES 3213 (History of Graphic Design III)

Connect with me by emailing me at diane @ rechargingyou.com
and Learn more about The Design Recharge Pro Power Station here:
www.rechargingyou.com/powerstation

 

Drew Pocza // An Illustrator’s Income Streams

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Episode 302. Aired June 19, 2019.

Have you ever wanted to focus on one thing but weren’t sure how to do it?
Do you know who your ideal audience is?
Have you explored different revenue streams for your focus skill, your superpower?
Do you want to know how a successful illustrator, has made illustration his full time gig for over 20 years?

If you answered yes or want answers to these questions and so many more, then watch below or listen.

Listen here:

This week I am excited to have Drew Pocza on, Drew is an incredible illustrator with a super fun and cute style. He has found a niche and found clients within that niche. Drew is also entrepreneurial and has expanded his scope from working for others to also selling his own merchandise. He has a passion for yoga which helps with all kinds of spiritual, mental, and physical health. I met Drew two years ago at Creative South. He was easy to talk to and always learning and passionate about people.

Go to http://bit.ly/dr-list to sign up and get the link

Connect with Drew:

www.instagram.com/dpocza
www.pocza.com
www.strangebutdrew.me
PoczaMade on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2FtU0er

Sean Ferguson // Illustrator Turned Strategist

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Have you ever thought you knew your “thing” then it had to change because the industry shifted or the work dried up or changed?
Have you ever embraced change even though it meant reinventing yourself and how people identified you?
Have you ever put strategy before a passion?
Do you love branding and managing a brand?

Or listen here.

Episode 301. Aired June 12, 2019.

Can’t wait for this week with this guy!!! Sean Ferguson @inkstatic Often designers turn into illustrators and lots of illustrators embrace design but many don’t want to turn to the design side once they have gone full-illustration, but Sean is a man of business and opportunity but also a man who loves helping people. Sean did not stop at illustration or design, he is also a photographer and a strategist. This may seem like a big turn maybe but it has him happy and challenged. He has found a place where he is valued, stretched, and can make a difference.

I always love talking to Sean, talk about a JOY, that is him. He is easy to talk to, always makes you feel welcome and like an equal. I love that about him. He is humble and has some killer skills. SERIOUSLY KILLER SKILLS. But that is not all, he is also willing to grow, to stretch and not always do the same thing he has been known for. I love that about him, willing to reinvent himself all the time.

Isn’t that what we all want?

I hope you will join me for this episode of Design Recharge LIVE on Wednesday, June 12 at 2:30pm ET / 11:30am PT.
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Episode and show notes will be available at https://www.rechargingyou.com/301

#illustrator #designer #strategy #strategist #bbqstrategist #hospitalityindustry #hospitalitydesign #brandmanagement #podcast #designpodcast #creativepodcast #interviewingcreatives #creativecareer #teamleader #tulsa #oklahoma @inkstatic

Connect with Sean:

Instagram.com/inkstatic
www.inkstatic.com

Connect with me by emailing me at diane@rechargingyou.com
and Learn more about The Design Recharge Pro Power Station here:
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Jeremy Slagle // The Other F Word

Episode 300. Aired Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

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Huge Praise this week. Tomorrow’s show with Jeremy Slagle marks the 300th episode and our 7 year anniversary. I could never have done it without the ever-organized and always encouraging Ashleigh Barkley.
Ashleigh does all the scheduling and all the talking me off the roof when I have been ready to throw in the towel. She has endlessly prayed for this community of people we are friends with and now feel like family. I am so so so blessed.

It also is the first week with an intern, Sarah Barnes! All kinds of goodness to be thankful for.
God has blessed me with so many incredible people on the show over the years. I have learned endless things from them. I appreciate everyone who gives me their lunch on Wednesdays and I hope you know how much it means to me to spend time with you every week.

Thank you for growing and learning with me, believing in me and the people on the show. And to my mama, thanks for coming to so many, unless you are playing bridge. 🙂

Let’s do another seven!!!!!

Ok, on to what this week is about!

This week I am stoked to have my friend, illustrator, designer, entrepreneur, and community builder, Jeremy Slagle. He is someone who is a huge inspiration to me. Then I learn something about him that makes his story even more powerful and more inspiring. When you don’t think that is possible, well guess what it is!

Here is what this episode is going to be about:

Have you ever wondered if you can go out on your own?
Do you struggle calling yourself a design firm when you feel like a lonely freelancer?
Do you struggle with imposter syndrome?
Are you self-taught in some area that now you are an expert at?
Have you had to rely on your faith in your God-given abilities and that He would provide even when no clients are knocking at the door?And we will talk about why Jeremy doesn’t like the word freelance.

Big thanks to Design Recharge’s new intern, Sarah Barnes who did all the graphics for the show this week.

Connect with Jeremy:

www.slagledesign.com
www.joyventure.net
www.happycargobooks.com
https://www.instagram.com/slagledesign/
https://twitter.com/jeremyslagle
https://www.facebook.com/slagledesign/
https://dribbble.com/jeremyslagle
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremyslagle/

Connect with me by emailing me at diane@rechargingyou.com
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Rapid Recharge // Leaning Into Uncomfort Part 2

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Steven’s video https://youtu.be/Cww-9LHXf1w

I have watched this video over 50 times probably.

I am seeing it from so many angles. I am excited to share this with you.

Episode 299. Aired May 29, 2019.

Been a hard week for me. I don’t like disappointing. And that is what I feel like I did. I didn’t get the site up. Maybe you noticed, maybe not. Maybe I have disappointed you before and you are like, diane you don’t deliver on your promises.
Then I feel like all I have is excuses. But here is what happened.

I got sick (ocular migraine which means I had a short time frame where I had some loss of vision). Not the first time and due to stress and lack of sleep.

Which means I disappointed myself and probably others. In my mind the others is huge, whether this “others” exists only in my head or not still remains to be seen.

I am better but had to stop working on the site, because I had to step away from the computer, I had to not do collage because I needed to not focus on small things. I literally had to sleep.
Although I do feel better. I do not feel 100%.

Collages for the 30-day challenge or the website, these are not make or breaks for others, or even for me. I am reading this book 12 Rules for Life, by Jordan Peterson and I keep hearing the words Chaos vs Order from almost everywhere in my life in the past few days. There have been some doosies in this one so far I am excited to share with you.

I also as I edited this last episode found joy in all the randomness, the mistakes. Did you hear the outtakes? I plopped them at the end of the episode. Go watch or listen here.

It is late and I am pooped. Sometimes the struggle bus barely gets you home before you have to get right back on it. I am good don’t worry about me. Seriously I am so grateful for you, for my family, for clients, my students, for God clarifying things for me on a daily basis.

What are you grateful for?

Here is what this episode is going to be about:
Do you know what you need to take a stab at?

Are you still unsure about your purpose, your meaning, your superpower?

Do you vacillate between chaos and order?

Does one of them scare you more than other other does?

Is your world wrapped into chaos or order so much people are afraid to get close, or ruffle feathers?

Can you Measure what you are doing or is what you are trying to do too big to measure, too hard to measure? How can you make it more measurable?

Have you, like me, bitten off more than you can chew and had to back pedal?

If you want answers to these questions then tune in live (or listen to the recording.)

Join me LIVE on Wednesday, May 29 at 2:30pm ET / 11:30am PT
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Show Notes:

Jordan Peterson’s book: https://amzn.to/2wsYJrO

Rapid Recharge // Leaning Into Uncomfort

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Episode 298. Aired May 22, 2019.

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What a week, I got to spend the weekend with a lot of family. My cousin Katie got married and we had a blast with her friends. I made some new friends and got to hang out with some of my favorite people, my family.
My mom before I left to drive home asked me how I was paying for things, I said with my debit card, but I use the “credit” option not the debit when getting gas etc. Well guess what, someone got my card number. Not my whole identity stolen, but the card I do everything with.
It is a pain to have to change where all those cards are. Maybe it wasn’t from a gas station, maybe it was from somewhere online, but it was so weird my mom asked me about how I was paying for things and then today I get a call from the bank asking if I had made some questionable purchases in Florida. Which I had not done.
Add that to my list of things I have to take care of before the show today. I am thankful that my bank was on it. Called me when two purchases that were weird had happened. GO BANK!!!!
It is weird to think someone was being me and buying things in Florida today. It makes you think about your relationship with money differently.
This book “You are a Badass at Making Money” by Jen Sincero has really been challenging my mindset but also my relationship with money, how I think about it and feel about the green stuff.

This episode is going to talk about:

You know when your gut gives you a direction but you don’t know why?
Ever been afraid to follow where your heart seems to be leading you?
Are you sure you should trust your gut? Has it ever led you astray?
When something is scary do you lean in and go for it or do you put your hands up and go the other direction?
Are you a Shark, a Tuna, or a Dolphin?

Tune in tomorrow to hear about how leaning into the scary parts has been rewarding and anxiety-ridden, but I am able to help more people by listening and leaning in, rather than throwing my hands up and walking away.

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Patreon 30-day Beverage Challenge

Design Recharge 30-day Design Challenge to design Beverage packaging

Design Recharge Patreon Challenge

This month marks the first of three design challenges that come as a bonus for being a Design Recharge Patron.

Each day create drink packaging for a beverage of your choosing. Choose one theme to use for the packaging throughout the entire 30-day period. The goal is to push yourself to a new level with the theme you choose. Each post in this series does not have to look the exact same but you might create a template for each series, see my example. Or use a graphic that can be used on the post so that it is branded with your personal brand, use the hashtag #DesignRechargeBevs on each post everyday. I suggest posting these on three platforms. Especially if you are trying to acquire new leads.

If you are stuck, think of things you are passionate about, things you want to get better at, or things that you are already great at.

We will begin the week of May 20

If you can start May 20, that is great. If not start any day this week. Or if you want a fresh start, start on June 1.

I am using LIFEWTR as my brand. I got their logo from their site but lots of company logos are on the website Brands of the World (https://www.brandsoftheworld.com/)

Here is the write up about LIFEWTR and why I chose them. I think it is important to choose a brand that aligns with you or design your own brand. Hide something inside your design, easter eggs are always fun for the audience to try to find.

It is also great to show your ability to communicate in writing your concept and process. Share more than the finished product, share some process shots.

“LIFEWTR is a premium bottled water brand committed to advancing and showcasing sources of creativity. We believe inspiration is as essential to life as water, because it unleashes our creative potential. That’s why every few months we launch a new series of LIFEWTR bottled water focused on a unique aspect in art — putting the spotlight on three new emerging artists.” https://www.lifewtr.com/en-us/home

This is their current series. Why not make your own series for your brand, or jump on the LIFEWTR brand and make your own series.

“LIFEWTR. Thirst Inspiration.®
Series 7: Art Through Technology

Technology is infiltrating our lives on all levels and in all fields. In today’s world, emerging digital technologies expand the meaning of art. A new generation of tech-savvy artists are harnessing tools like coding, data visualization, 3D printing and enhanced reality.

LIFEWTR is showcasing emerging artists that embrace these new technologies and are breaking codes using both the left and right sides of their brains through our
LIFEWTR Series 7 bottles: “Art Through Technology”

as found on https://www.lifewtr.com/en-us/home

Last summer I did a similar challenge for 30 days. The only prompt was to design a skateboard deck and we had have a theme or something used in each piece for the entire time. I love envelopes, especially security envelopes. I decided to use a different envelope each day, I even included some graphics that come on the envelopes.

You may enjoy it so much that you will want to turn it into 100 days. This is something that will help you get seen, grow a following, and can lead to freelance work. Because we are doing this together it has more traction if we use the same hashtag #DesignRechargeBevs

Many of my friends and past guests have created mini-projects like this and has resulted in client jobs, freelance jobs, and full time positions. And it was all because of the commitment to a project like this.

In the beginning it might take you four hours per day. But towards the end as you hone your skill and craft, it might take you 30 minutes. Give it time to grow. You might feel like there is not enough time to do this with everything else you have on your plate. There will never be a better time than now, life only gets busier.

This project can help you explain what kind of designer you want to be, and what projects you want to do. If you are at a loss, start with creating a mood board of styles you would love to design. Find a template mock up on creative market or a free site and mock the bottle or can up every day.

Also think of a hashtag that will be uniquely yours for this project. And other hashtags that might be searched. A square format is suggested. 2000 x 2000px.

 

For the example images and project pdf become a patron at https://www.patreon.com/dianegibbs