The Creative Course Podcast
Summary: The creative podcast structured in "courses" to help young designers succeed in their careers. Hosted by Nick Longo and Jordan Wilson, TCC delivers "design-school" like knowledge with relevant topics and specialized guests. Each course ends with a new young creative hosting a Q&A episode on the topic.
On this Q&A episode, we bring in the big guns; Nick's current design students from California State University, Northridge. Tanner, Andres, Charles, and Rendall ask the tough questions after listening to a few of our Social Media course episodes! Follow them on Instagram and say Hi: Tanner: https://www.instagram.com/tannerbjorlie/ Andres: https://www.instagram.com/andres_palos/ Charles: https://www.instagram.com/_balt/ Rendall: https://www.instagram.com/endawmyke/
It's been 3 weeks, so Nick & Jordan report back with the results of Jordan's LinkedIn Challenge! Connect with us both on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nlongo/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordanwilsondesigns/
Television personality and YouTuber Orly Shani joins us to talk about getting comfortable with video, blogging and being your authentic self on Social Media! Check out Orly's bio here: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/the-experts/orly-shani Orly's YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/2MPzFC8
Marketing professor, Emi Moriuchi, joins us to talk about social media behavior and the latest trends in social media. Emi shares some awesome resources we can all start using! Links from our discussion: https://blog.hubspot.com/sales/what-is-the-buyers-journey https://www.hubspot.com/inbound-marketing https://keyhole.co https://hashtagify.me/hashtag/tbt https://sproutsocial.com/insights/best-times-to-post-on-social-media/ https://emimoriuchi.com/ https://emimoriuchi.com/welcome/book/
This whole course was inspired by an article written by our friend Matt Dawson. Every creative battles with the "Am I good enough?" syndrome. So we asked Matt to join us for a candid talk about the anxiety we all face when it comes to putting our work out there. Matt's original article can be found here: https://medium.com/@staygrayponyboy/designer-dysmorphia-2bb4fc7773 Follow Matt on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/staygrayponyboy/
Nick puts Jordan through the LinkedIn Bootcamp, a series of tip and tricks to "tune-up" your LinkedIn profile. Jordan is put to the test, with only 3 weeks to see if he can show some measurable results on LinkedIn while building his network and attracting potential new clients and opportunities.
Jordan & Nick begin the Social Media conversation with an "introduction" style episode. Sharing how we each use it, observe it and what we can do to take full advantage of it.
Jordan and Nick are on route creating the next Creative Course - all about social media and we want your input! Send us questions (no matter how specific, broad, vain, whatever) - we want them! And we’re bringing in some experts to help us get the answers. We’ll be traveling through the platforms, discussing how we personally use them, tips, tricks, precautions, trends, the whole nine yards. So if you’ve found yourself looking for a specific answer, or even just want to get involved in this discussion, reach out! You can email us directly at email@example.com or also our Instragram @creativecoursep - *Bonus points if it’s an audio question that we can include in our show! Thanks and we’ll talk to you soon!
We saved this one for last! Jordan & Nick chat with Jon Contino discussing his unique freelance career. For more info on Jon, check out his site at https://www.joncontino.com/
We wrap up Course #2 with a Q&A episode hosted by our good friend Ryan Wheaton. Be sure to check out Ryan's site and with very own podcast at http://wheatoncreative.com/
We let our buddy Matt Erickson take the wheel for this episode! Matt talks about his personal take on studio vs. freelance life. How he juggles both worlds and balances the demands of both. Be sure to check out Matt's site at http://ericksondesign.co/
Nick & Jordan put together a Freelance Checklist every designer should consider before taking the freelance pulnge!
In this episode we talk about getting clients, keeping them and some red flags to look out for.
Our friend Josh Ariza stops by to share some of his pros and cons, comparing agency and freelance work. Check out Josh's site at http://joshuaariza.com/
We start Course #2 off with the Pros & Cons of Freelance life! Nick & Jordan discuss their individual stories and experiences, comparing agency work and freelance life. Buckle up as Course #2 takes off!