Makers of Sport Podcast #25
"Designers (or creators) are a dime a dozen. There are tons of designers in the world. Who's the best designer in the world? We probably can't name one because there are [1000s] that are about the same level...the way that we distinguish ourselves is through our personalities and our world view and also our skillsets. But how comfortable can you make the person you are working with in regards to them being able to trust you and executing something that is going to be good for them."
In this episode, Joe gives Adam the opportunity to tell his story beginning in his grade school days drawing fake movie posters all through falling in love with graphic design, business and the eventual founding of Makers of Sport.
Through his backstory, Adam touches on things like being an average student, becoming passionate about something after once being apathetic, failure, his transition from full-time employment at a global sports agency into running an independent design consultancy.
The two friends also discuss why Adam enjoys having multiple creative pursuits instead of focusing on one medium or task, the podcast beginnings and how it has affected Adam's current business processes and workflows, as well as why the show or its topics aren't for everyone.
For some of Adam's favorite reads, check out the Makers of Sport Book Club.
- Guest Host, Joe Bosack
- A. Martin Design
- Eastern Kentucky University
- Host Communications now IMG College
- Collegiate Licensing Division (CLC)
- Tailgate the SEC on Dribbble
- Able Engine, Lexington web company
- Able Sports
- Back Out In The Wild blog post
- Sean McCabe
- seanwes Podcast
- Alexis Ohanian
- Without Their Permission
- Episode #4: Todd Radom
- Episode #22: Fraser Davidson
- Episode #2: Joe Bosack
- Episode #8: Darrin Crescenzi
- Dan Simon, Studio Simon
- Bethany Heck Dribbble
- CoSIDA Conference
- 3d Lacrosse
- Mtn. & Co.
Our next guest is Bethany Heck. Bethany is the designer founder of Eephus League, a baseball website dedicated to the game and its culture. She was also recently a designer at IBM's Mobile Innovation Lab in Austin, Texas.