Adventures In Design

Adventures In Design

Published by: Mark Brickey
50 Episodes | First Released: Mar 8 '12
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JoshCrist
Mar 13
Rating:   10
Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🙌

Whether you’re well established as someone who can translate creative energy into the impact you want to have on the world, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Mark does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving career and life you can be proud of as a designer - from leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

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Plasmic Steve
Dec 29 '19
Rating:   4
Up and Down

I first subcribed to this podcast years ago. Listened for a while then unsubcribed because the host kept putting down formal education in design. He was also childish, not in a fun/funny way but in an attention-seeking way.A couple years later I heard that an artist I admired was a guest on AID so I listened, felt like maybe I should give it another chance, and re-subscribed.I listened for another year or so but gave up and unsubscribed again. I just can't get past Mark's biases. By his own admission most of the artists he admires are people who drop out of school - and he admires them primarily because they're dropouts and not in spite of that fact. Why? Choosing to enter school and then leave isn't a positive feature. You can like their work in spite of them droping out but to elevate that as the reason for the admiration is concerning.Mark started one episode by calling a college diploma a piece of paper, a common term used by those who are self-taught. A college degree in Graphic Design means you've made it through a formal cirruculum, learned to take critique from your professors and peers, and have an understanding of the history of the craft. These aren't bad things and to have them repeatedly dismissed just took away any desire for me to listen to another AID episode.

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carleypete
Dec 17 '19
Rating:   6
Skip the Long Intros

The guests have a lot to offer, but I didn’t realize going into it that I would have to skip the first 10-20 minutes (!!) of each episode just to get to the interview. Common downfall of a lot of podcasts is the host talking too much to let the guest get in any of their own words. This show definitely struggles with that as well. A real shame, since there aren’t many good design pods.

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ClearlyHazed
Aug 6 '19
Rating:   8
Unfollow Tristan Eaton Podcast was perfect

First time listening to your podcast. But I follow Tristan Eaton, so I had to listen when I read the title. I agree with everything you said, and you said it so well. Your right to voice your opinion is as American as apple pie. Anyone that tries to shame you into silent is essential being un-American.

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SamSherrill
Jul 22 '19
Rating:   4
Good Intensions

Seriously this is a great premise for a podcast. It gets a side of the industry that I don’t see a lot and am super interested in hearing about. Problem is, I don’t really get to hear about it because the host of the show loves the sound of his own voice. He doesn’t leave much opening to his guests by relating every conversation back to him instead of digging into the guests’ experiences. Not to mention the pay wall and click-bait enticements to subscribe to the premium show like the whole Jon Contino thing.

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Airglo
Jun 20 '19
Rating:   10
Learn and be entertain

Why not both!? Love this show.

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deanstroyer
Jun 20 '19
Rating:   10
Real talk

Real talk by real designers. No candy coating. No BS. Always new content

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jnthncpr
Jun 18 '19
Rating:   8
A good podcast, albeit a tad heavy on ads

The podcast often has great people from the industry and gives great insight to a field in a way no other podcast or tutorial does. As other reviews mention, get used to hearing Mark talk. If you really want to cringe, listen to episode 957 with Nancea Ceo and count how long he talks at the start of the interview before letting her speak.

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AlyssaParmenter
Apr 5 '19
Rating:   10
Best design podcast in the industry

Mark is always working at making this show and the love he has for design and some subcultures (favoring gig posters, granted I haven’t tuned in for a year or so but I subscribed and believe in this show. When I have a nice cushion again I’ll be an AID member, until then, here’s a review!

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Erickrdesign
Feb 27 '19
Rating:   10
Amazing

The variety of content that’s offered is amazing and gives very one something to love.

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___Brice___
Nov 19 '18
Rating:   10
Consider it a Necessity

I am a design student coming to the end of my college education. I found Adventures In Design about 18 months ago and have been a COT memebr for the passed year. I can honestly say that the things i have learned about design from AID are comparable to the things i have learned about design from schooling. This podcast has introduced me to countless designers who i was previously unaware, and who i now look up to in this industry. Through the AID Poster Countdowns and Brand Practice episodes i learned about Bad Design vs. Good Design vs. Great Design and tips and techniques to pull off different design elements. Through the AID interview episodes i have learned of other creatives paths in this industry and some Do's and Don'ts of freelance. I have had questions on the busineess side of design that were not discussed in college, yet i got an answer through an episode of Shop Talk with Mark and Billy where they took questions from listeners. One of the most important things i have gained from this show is not to compare my work to the work i see on social media because who knows how much experience that person has. And finally there's the thing i look forward to as much as paychecks on Fridays....Hammertime. The AID Network and the COT have definitely helped me to become one of the better designers in my graduating class. I'd even go as far as to say you should save yourself some money on the college education, just subscribe to skillshare and Adventures In Design and you've got a solid start! Thanks for putting the effort into the podcast Mark Brickey!!!

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Teotihuacan145
Nov 15 '18
Rating:   10
Circle of Trust!

The best podcast out there. If you’re a designer this podcast is gold, and if you’re not (why not?) this podcast is gold. Mark is one of the most honest, genuine, entertaining hosts I’ve listened to. And it’s daily!

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Scenestealer1972
Nov 12 '18
Rating:   10
Find your people

Adventures in Design is a great podcast -- super informative, deeply knowledgeable, filled with emotional stories of real people, and totally hilarious. You get to know the returning "characters" and feel like you're just hanging out, but hanging out getting great conversations and reveling in their successes, and filled with empathy for their setbacks. It's really THE podcast for working class creatives -- people who don't think they're doing some mystic magic, but are instead there in the trenches with their clients, building something better for everyone. It's rad finding my tribe -- other people that think in very similar ways to me, and nerd out about the same things I love.And just as important, the community of working class designers that has sprung up around the show -- we're not just listeners; we feel like we're part of a group. In the same way that there's a network of punk bands across the country, connected by touring, we have a network of creatives and weirdoes around the world that is being connected by AID. And we're befriending each other through the Slack channel, social media, and meeting up in person when we travel. I consider these folks real friends. Come join the circle.

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