illustration

The New Normal // The Summer of 2022 // Part 3

This episode aired on Wed. Sept 28, 2022. It is episode 417. Last week I took care of my mom, who had oral surgery. She did amazing and must have a high tolerance for pain because she never complained.  The internet at their house was not great (but it is the best they can get, …

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The Summer 2022 Recap // Part 1

This is episode 415. It aired live on Sept 7, 2022. Maybe you thought I made it to 10 years and gave up.  I didn’t give up. I was really not in a great place at the end of April this year. I want to tell you about what this summer was for me. What …

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Launching a Course on Visual Notetaking with Anthony Banks

This week we are meeting on Saturday and we are CELEBRATING!!!! Why you ask? Or what are we celebrating? TEN YEARS of doing the podcast!!!!! Can you believe it? And I am excited to continue this journey with you. And this week we will be filled with hope by hearing Anthony Banks story. He is an incredible …

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The Life of an Illustrator with Tom Froese

Episode 410, Aired April 20, 2022. Season 4.1 Or Listen here Super stoked to interview one of my favorite illustrators and one of my absolute favorite Skillshare teachers. I love Tom’s style, his detail, his simple shapes, his shading, really it is super super exciting for me to meet Tom. I literally ripped out some …

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Reflecting on Markers of Growth a Rapid Recharge

When was the last time you looked through some of your old journals or sketchbooks?  I ask because I have been doing a lot of looking at old sketchbooks recently. One reason is I’ve gotten to teach a class I have never taught before, Conceptual Drawing. I LOVE THIS CLASS!!!! It has given me more …

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Making Messes: A Rapid Recharge

Episode 403. Aired on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. Love on Designers rolls on this week as I talk about making messes. Being willing to step out and get better, but willing to do the growing out in public. IT IS SCARY!! But when I simply show up to try and make, I get frustrated but …

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Progress as an Illustrator with Amy Lyons // Love on Designers

Amy Lyons is an illustrator and designer who has exploded in her growth as an illustrator over the last ten years. Amy has been a pillar in the Design Recharge family for over nine years. I can’t think of a better person to kick off Love on Designers. Amy does a great job at pouring …

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Two Illustrators Locking Arms with Dameon Williams and Josh Lewis

Episode 397, Airs Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 Illustrators usually have distinct styles and don’t often partner up for projects together. Well this week that is exactly what happened. Dameon Williams and Josh Lewis. This team-up is different and these illustrators are unique. This duo is hoping to do more collaborations and stretch in the future. …

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Ashwin Chacko // Know the Impact You Want to Have

Episode 380 Aired Wednesday, May 12 2021 Do you struggle with staying positive? Do you have people around you that encourage you? How do you measure your impact? This week I want to introduce you to my friend, Ashwin Chacko, an incredible illustrator and prolific author who teaches and motivates creatives by telling positive stories …

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