Herbert is a creative director and recording artist. After 17 years in the industry, he founded the now globally-acclaimed ad agency, GIGIL. Since then he's worked on viral award-winning campaigns for brands like Levi's, RC Cola and Netflix, all while writing songs and playing guitar for bands like Moonstar88 & Six Cycle Mind. Herbert shares practical advice on coming up with great ideas, as well as breaking down the process behind some of the most popular campaigns in recent years.
Jake Aycardo is a cook and entrepreneur who's opened up many food concepts since his stint at MasterChef Asia in 2015. Toni Potenciano is a brand strategist and writer who works for the design studio And-A-Half. Together they make up the team that brought Kodawari to life - a cloud kitchen concept that serves glorious Gyudon and Shroomdon.
We get into a lot in this episode: the business of running a cloud kitchen, how to have your brand adapt under these new pandemic rules, learning to trust other creatives and collaborators, anime and manga recommendations - all these and so much more.
This is also the first of our Kwentuhan series - casual roundtable discussions between myself and other creative partners or collaborators.
Chef Nicco Santos has owned restaurants like Your Local, Hey Handsome and now a cloud concept called Sambar. In this episode we get insight from the mind of a chef - a job that requires one to be an artist, an entrepreneur and a leader.
Victor is a stand-up comedian and comedy actor. He's also the host of the Sabayan with Victor podcast. We get into a lot of interesting stuff like the history of Comedy Manila, the fluid career path of an entertainer in this country, and a lot of great advice for aspiring comedians. This episode features a unique kind of creativity, but anyone who's ever had to perform, or write and produce anything creative will definitely find these conversations not only useful, but funny and relatable too.
Jaz is a content creator, host and radio DJ. She's also 200% Asian.
You'll find this episode useful if you make a living with creative work from home, either through an online presence or work portfolio. We talk about things like finding your voice, building relationships & working through rough patches. This episode also has a lot of insight on influencer culture and the creativity behind content creation.
Check out Jaz's Instagram @_jazreyes
Seña is a creative who pursues music full-time. He’s the vocalist of local indie band She’s Only Sixteen, a producer known as Lazy McGuire, and a DJ under the name of St. Vincent & the Grenadines.
You'll find this episode useful if you want to get into the headspace of the freelance creative, and see what it's like from a musician's point of view. We get into practical insights on how to treat your creative work like an actual job.
Karen AKA @rocket has made a name for herself as a photographer in the local music scene, creating striking images for acts like Ben&Ben, Sandwich , IV OF SPADES , tide/edit and Autotelic — just to name a few.
We cover tips on photography, reflections on the culture of local music, and personal advice on mental health amidst the pressures of creative work.
Direk AF shares the wisdom he's picked up from two decades of experience as an advertising director . You'll find this episode valuable if you're into the craft and business of filmmaking. For anyone with the title "Director" attached to their job, we also go over crucial advice on leading a creative team.
This is a podcast to get to know creative Filipinos in different fields and the stories behind their unique journeys of growth. My hope is to create a resource to other creatives, with clear, concise & crucial advice that I wish I had gotten much earlier in my career. We discuss the strategies and beliefs that help us stay healthy and centered amidst the challenges of creative work.