It’s an extra special highlights episode! We’ve gathered together some of our favorite advice for new graduates, parents of graduates, and anyone taking a big leap or starting something new. You’ll hear from visual artist Lia Halloran, MET Orchestra timpanist Jason Haaheim, Fractured Atlas founder Adam Huttler, and LEGO artist Adam Ward. Listen in as you prepare for your next big adventure!
It’s an extra special highlights episode! We’re celebrating theater kids of all ages and rediscovering how skills developed on or around the stage can translate to fascinating career moves. You’ll hear from Dan Maccarone of Charming Robot, playwright Lauren Gunderson, educator and designer Bryan Cooperrider, and Janett Martinez of Loomia. Lights up on the adaptable power of a liberal arts education!
Ready to jump down a rabbit hole of curiosity and creation? Join us as we talk with Casey REAS, an artist and educator whose interdisciplinary work has been shown around the world and most recently, in music videos for The National. Casey teaches in the Department of Design Media Arts at UCLA and is the cofounder of Processing, a programming language for artists. We discuss the power of emphasis over aptitude, finding the right balance between solo work and collaboration, getting your work seen and lots more.
Can you train your brain to be more creative? Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, a neuroscientist turned creative director, makes a strong case that you can. Amanda is the prolific creator of Beyond Curie, a design project that highlights badass women in STEM, and the founder of The Leading Strand, a multidisciplinary initiative to bring design and science together. We track Amanda’s path from ballet to neuroscience to design and hear how she’s maximized her time and creativity to make so many cool projects.
Front-End Architect. Pantsuit Seamstress. Sasstronaut. These are just a few ways to describe Mina Markham, a Senior Engineer at Slack, self-taught technologist, and public speaker. We discuss how to find your purpose, the art of learning technical skills from the world’s most famous teacher, the Pantsuit UI pattern library and more.