Design Recharge

Coming up on The Design Recharge Show

Rapid Recharge is a monthly segment (sometimes twice a month) and is where I share helpful tips for running your own business, sharing creativity exercises, plus much more. These are short segments that last anywhere from 20 min to 30 min. I also leave time at the end to answer questions from the audience.

September 28, 2016 // Colin Tierney

October 5, 2016 // Hebah Abdelqader

October 12, 2016 // Rapid Recharge

Off to a conference (Maybe I will do a live session???)

October 26, 2016 // Aaron Draplin

November 2, 2016 // Noah Elias

November 9, 2016 // Brian Yohn

November 16, 2016 // Veronica Wong

November 23, 2016 // Devon Hoerschemeyer

November 30, 2016 // Rachel Elnar of TYPEed

December 7, 2016 // Fabio Perez


And that wraps up 2016. What a great year and expect more episodes in 2017. I do take most of December off. But have big plans for the new year. I hope you will join me. Thanks again for all the support over the years.

More scheduling to come, thanks to the best assistant EVER Ashleigh Barkley for all the awesomeness she does in prepping the schedule and getting our guests lined up.


Fabio Perez // Lightning Fast & a Love for Retro


Aired December 7, 2016. Episode 195

This week on Design Recharge I am interviewing my friend Fabio Perez. I am in deep envy and awe of Fabio’s talent and speed. His ability to take a project from concept to design to production at the speed and with a high level of quality leaves me speechless (and that is saying a lot). Fabio creates retro inspired illustrations with original hand lettering or uses existing typography in a clever way.

He is prolific and one of the humblest people I know. He has a gift for design and makes what we do look so easy and effortless. I am so pleased to have an hour to chat with him and share his story with all of you. Hopefully he will give us some tips on how he obtained his superpowers of speed and mastery of style.

We talk about the struggles of working a full time job while running a side business.


Find Fabio at:

Instagram: @twentyonecreative
twitter & dribbble: twenty21one
Main site / shop:
Etsy shop:


Things Fabio mentioned or showed:

Link to the pdf.