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.


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.


Josh Cleland // Life as a Children’s Book Illustrator

Episode 264.

This week I am excited to introduce my friend and amazing illustrator, Josh Cleland. Josh like many got his start as a designer and then transitioned into doing more illustration work. The goal was to work as a children’s book illustrator and his dream has come true. Josh not only does children’s book illustration but other illustration projects and even a design project here and there. He will share with us what the world of children’s book illustration looks like and maybe bust a few myths we might have about that part of our industry. He has a love for Portland, so all you Pacific Northwest people will have to rally for this episode.

Listen on SoundCloud

Follow Josh at:
Twitter/Instagram: @JoshCleland


Things we talked about:

Special dropbox link with actions for texturizing in photoshop Good for 30 days. Expires Sept 8, 2018.


My Teacher is a Monster book by Peter Brown.

Kyle Webster’s Brushes

How his character a day project helped him with his creativity and getting work

He had major breakthroughs as a result of personal projects

Josh would put these personal projects on the top of his website and share these on Dribbble and other social media and as a result got more work creating art for kids. This includes posters and children’s books.

The Portland West Side Poster

His shop on Society 6.