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The Struggle of a graphic designer by Lodesigns Podcast

The Struggle of a graphic designer by Lodesigns Podcast

By Lodesigns Podcast
Welcome to Lodesigns podcast, a creative podcast where artists, desigeners and creatives from several backgrounds come to talk about their passion, experiences, and their struggles in their industry. ☺️
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E54: Dealing W/Burnout As A Creative
Long time no see. Welcome back to the podcast in this weeks episode im talking about my experiences with burnout and what ive been doing to get myself out a rut. Please feel free to listen and tune in to more podcast every friday. 
June 17, 2022
E53: Supporting designers and their mental health with Luca Kouwenhoven
In this weeks episode we discussed the importance of supporting the mental health of designers, internships, and the importance of asking for help as a designer, with creative director/graphic designer Luca Kouwenhoven.. He is the founder of Kommunuion studio which is a graphic design studio that supports BIPOC designers. Below you can find the topic of our episodes below and follow Luca here: IG: Website:
February 25, 2022
E52: Whats does it mean to follow your passion? With Voice Actor & Illustrator Chrystian Marte
In this weeks episode we discussed what does it mean to follow your passion? We talked about what is it like to have multiple passions and having the decide what to do when it comes to following your passion. We also shared some productivity tips and time management task as well. You can follow Chrystian and contact him here: Instagram:   Twitter: @ChrystianMarte
February 04, 2022
E51: Staying Motivated 2022
Hello everyone happy 2022 I would like to introduce this week's podcast guest Aaron Rodriguez who is an adobe ambassador and a video editor from San Antonio Tx. In our podcast we discussed the struggle of staying motivated and learning new software, we also talked about what to expect when it comes to working with new software like after effects. You can follow Arron in the links below Instagram: @aa.for.days  
January 07, 2022
E 50: The struggles of a overthinking designer meet Mariery Young
The struggles of an overthinking designer meet Mariery Young who is a mixed Panamanian designer and founder of her studio called Mezclao which means mixed together. Mezclao is a Latin American design studio where she creates identity projects through visual storytelling focused on branding identity, illustration, and surface design.  In our podcast, we discussed several topics such as:  How to work with clients as a designer/artist Dealing with the struggles of overthinking  How to own it as a female entrepreneur  You can find Mariery Young on Instagram @marieryyoung and contact her on her website
November 26, 2021
Ep:49 Finding Range as a designer with SVA MFA Design Entrepreneur Student Inês Ayer
Meet Inês Ayer who is an MFA Design Entrepreneur student at the School of Visual Arts. In our episode, we discussed the struggle of finding range as a designer meaning trying to figure out what sector of design to choose, we also discussed Inês background traveling the world as a designer and her experience in the MFA program at the School of Visual Arts. You can follow Ines on Instagram @ines_ayer
November 08, 2021
E48: Struggling With Productivity, Working From Home, Meet Natalia
Happy Friday! Meet Natalia C. Arias who is a Multidisciplinary Artist and Designer, currently based in Baltimore, Maryland, and born and raised in Miami, Florida. In our podcast episode, we discussed the struggle with productivity and being productive especially when working from home. We also discussed her 365 challenge and her process when it comes to creating passion projects. You can follow Natalie here on Instagram: @nataliacelinearias @playbyceline
October 29, 2021
E: 47 Being a self taught artist meet illustrator Cindy Lozito
Were back with podcasts! I'm so glad to be sharing this episode with Cindy Lozito who is an illustrator and art director located in Philly. In are episode we discussed the struggle of being a self-taught artist. You can follow Cindy here: acleartrace
October 15, 2021
E 46: Owning a studio & Coming up with new ideas with graphic designer Fidel Pena
Happy Friday, Everyone! In this week's podcast, we discussed the struggle of coming up with new ideas, finding clients, and owning a studio. I interviewed Fidel Pena, an Elsavadorian designer based in Canada, a co-founder of Underline Studio in Toronto. You can follow Fidel on Instagram at @fidelunderline  
September 17, 2021
E45 : Redefining "The System of in the Creative Industry" Meet Designer Erwin Hines
Erwin is a designer and has worked on different aspects in the design field like brand design, UX UI design, and so much more. In our podcast, we discuss the struggle of finding a clear headspace and context switching when it comes to the work process. We also discussed the importance of supporting other communities that are people of color. Another thing we discussed is following your true passion. You can follow Erwin on Instagram here: @erwin_hines 
September 10, 2021
E 44: Motion Designer at HBO James Daher
 James Daher is a motion designer at HBO and also a former professor of mine at SVA. In this episode, we discussed tips for getting into motion design, the struggles of finding a job, and supporting yourself as a designer. You can follow James here:  @jamesdaher  website
September 03, 2021
E 43: Being an Illustrator in Puerto Rico Meet Illustrator & ui/ux Designer Tania
Happy Friday! In this week's podcast meet illustrator & UI/UX Designer Tania. She is based in Puerto Rico 🇵🇷and we discussed how illustration is just as important as traditional art, working with men in the tech industry, and finding opportunities for yourself as a creative Tania has her own collective and her own manga podcast where you can listen below.  Tania's Instagram: @petupetin Collective @les_insu  Manga podcast @delamangapodcast
August 27, 2021
E 42: Designer, Artist, & Publisher Ben Denzer
Meet Designer, Artist, & Publisher Ben Denzer, Ben was also a professor of mine at Sva and In this week's episode, we talk about the struggle of separating the idea of making and analyzing. We also talked about the importance of experimenting with your work and trusting the design process. I also had an in-depth conversation about the projects that Ben has worked on as well. You can view Bens work on Instagram and on his website here:  @bendenzer  @ice_cream_books @catalogpress
August 20, 2021
E 41: Graphic designer & Director Meet Lazzo
Lazzo is a Graphic designer, Illustrator, Animator, Director we also discussed some of the recent projects that Lazzo has been working on.  On this week's podcast we discussed the process of working as a graphic designer, we also discussed the struggle of coming up with the first idea.  You can follow Lazzos Instagram: @_oddville_
August 13, 2021
E 40: Brand Designer Ki
Meet Ki a branding designer with the sole purpose to help women in black-owned businesses. In this episode, we talked about the importance of representation when it comes to branding, especially for personal branding. Another topic we discussed was the struggle of burnout and work-to-life balance. As well as the importance of not being afraid of success. Ki is kind-hearted and authentic when it comes to being your absolute self. You can connect with ki in the links below.  Campaign: Website:  Instagram:
August 06, 2021
E 39: Social Media Tips For Creatives
In this week's episode, I'll be talking about tips to starting social media for creatives, what's happening with Instagram, and what are other social media platforms you can try out. Also gives tips on how to post content for your audience. 
July 23, 2021
E 38: Art School Culture Shock - Kevin Cadena
Happy Friday! If Kevin were a solo cup his mixes would include art, education, and technology. In today's episode, we will talk about the struggle of sustainability and of being creative. The topic of today's episode will be an art culture shock, for students who face many obstacles when going to art school. You can contact Kevin at
July 16, 2021
E 37: Creating Design Database: With Graphic Designer Courtlyn Jones
Happy Friday everyone meet Courtlyn Jones who is the founder and CEO of the design database which is a new platform launching July 26, 2021. This new platform will be a space for creatives to connect with each other and for other creatives to find amazing clients. In this episode, we discussed the struggle of dealing with bad clients and finding jobs.  You can contact Coutlyn Jones on Linkedin or on Instagram below: 
July 09, 2021
E36: Art Director Joe Chong
Happy Friday Meet Joe Chong who is an Art Director at cinematic studios and previously at Three Hundred Entertainment, he has worked with several big clients in the music industry. In this week's episode, we discussed what is it like to be an art director, what is it like working in the music industry and We also shared the struggle of fulfillment in work, knowing that its important in the world. You can contact Joe on his website below and follow him on Instagram @asian__joe
June 25, 2021
E35: Designer/Illustrator Manny Hernandez
Happy Friday everyone please tune in to this week's podcast where we have designer, illustrator, and lettering artist Manny Herandez. In this episode, Manny shared his story on how he became a designer. We all discussed the struggle of work-life balance and the struggle of falling in love with multiple skillsets in the aspect of design.  You can follow manny and contact him on Instagram @mannyhernandezstudio
June 18, 2021
E34: Visual Designer Jesse Nyberg
In this episode with Jesse Nyberg, we discussed the struggle of not being able to draw like a designer, how to put yourself out there as a designer, and what inspired Jesse to create his own podcast as well. You can subscribe to Jesse's podcast here:  Jesse Nyberg: Social Media Handles: Youtube:
June 11, 2021
E33: Industrial Designer Mia Kaplan
Meet Industrial Designer Mia Kaplan, on today's episode we talked about the importance of networking as a designer, the pros and cons of going to a traditional design school, and the effect Canva has on the perspective of designers. You can follow Mia on Instagram at @miakaplandesign
June 04, 2021
E32: Meet Falak Graphic Designer
Hello everyone happy Friday! I wanted to introduce Falak who was a former classmate of mine. On this podcast, we discussed the purpose of being a designer, how designers impact the lives of society, and the beauty of following your passion. You can contact Falak at and follow Falak on Instagram @falak.kdesign. Links Mentioned in this podcast: - design competition My PMN.Stories blog post about self-love on my website- Instagram pages Mentioned in the podcast: @artopencalls @pmn.stories @mxture @risingissues
May 29, 2021
E31: Aspiring Animator Ali
Meet Ali a self-taught artist in the works of becoming an aspiring animator. In this interview, we talked about the struggle of becoming creative, dealing with imposter syndrome, and having access to resources.
May 21, 2021
E:30 Stressed and Burnt Out
Here are some of my tips for any artist who are feeling stressed and burnt out 
May 07, 2021
E29: Graphic Designer Nikki Roxas
Happy Friday! Meet Graphic Designer Nikki Roxas where we talk about the importance of networking as a graphic designer, the struggle of making time to create passion projects, and what is it like working in the design industry. 
April 23, 2021
Ep 28 Custom Designer: Ryan
Happy Friday Everyone! Meet Ryan Civil a custom designer, Ryan creates custom shoes, clothing, and resin pieces, Please feel free to come onto the podcast where we talk about the struggle of being a custom designer when it comes to the time, patience, and hard work that goes into making custom work for people. You can follow Ryans Instagram @nyc_cxvxl if you would also like to have a custom design as well feel free to visit his Etsy shop here: Thank you for tuning in to Lodesigns podcast!  Do What Your Art Desires. 
April 16, 2021
E27 Motion Designer -Tobi Ajiboye
Meet Motion Designer Tobi Ajiboye where we talk about the day to day life as a motion designer and the struggle of dealing with people/clients and finding your niche as a designer. You can follow Tobi's Instagram @rebizm  My Instagram   Visit my website at View my portfolio here:
April 09, 2021
Ep 26 Fine Artist-Bryan Fernandez
Introducing Fine Artist Bryan Fernandez. In this episode, we discuss the struggle of finding your style and the differences between the design world and the art world.
April 02, 2021
Ep 25 Why are designers important?
In this episode I will be talking about why is design important 
March 26, 2021
E24 Designers who can’t draw
In this episode I give advice dedicated to designers who can’t draw and here is my advice for designers who can’t draw for shit
March 19, 2021
E23 Art School
Is art school the best choice for you? Here are my insights about what I feel about when going to art school. 
March 13, 2021
E22 Being a Woman Designer
on this podcasts, I talk about the why its amazing being a woman in the design industry 
March 05, 2021
E21 Being Black in the Design Industry
In this episode, I will be talking about what is it like being black in the design industry. 
February 26, 2021
E:20 Dealing With Bad Clients
In this episode, I will be sharing tips on how to be professional when dealing with bad clients and my personal experience when it comes to dealing with bad clients. 
February 19, 2021
E19:What is a freelancer?
In this episode I will be talking about what is a freelancer and why is it important to know about a freelancer, I will also be sharing why I became a freelancer. 
February 12, 2021
E18: Stop Overthinking
In today's episode, I will be giving tips for other artists/designers on how to stop overthinking. As well as sharing my experiences. 
February 05, 2021
In this episode, I will be talking about Game Stop's Stock, what's been happening, my experience with buying game stop's stock, and some reasons why user experience & nostalgia is important in our designed world.
January 29, 2021
E16: Proffessors
In this episode, I will talk about professors and the good and bad qualities between them. 
January 22, 2021
E15:New Hobbies
In this episode I will be talking about my new hobby which is learning web & app design, I will be discussing the struggle of learning new hobbies and giving some tips about my thought process when it comes to learning something new. Enjoy. 
January 15, 2021
E14:How I became a graphic designer
Season 2: In today's episode I wanted to reintroduce myself and talk about how I became a graphic designer, so enjoy my story 
January 08, 2021
E13:Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas Just saying goodbye this will be the last episode of the season 
December 24, 2020
E12:Finals Finally F*uckin Over
In this episode I'll be talking about some general pros and cons of learning online, I will also be sharing my experience when it comes to virtual learning and sharing my advice on moving forward.
December 18, 2020
E11: I miss my homies
In this episode, I talk about how much I miss my friends but understanding that the people who support me will always be there. Also to not let the loss of friends or relationships affect my work ethic.
December 11, 2020
E10: "You're Too Young"
On this episode I will be talking about the difficulty of being young and just starting out, weather your an intern, student or just trying to grow, some tips and advice to destress and realize that its all about growth so for my people who are young, enjoy. 
December 04, 2020
E9: The importance of self love
In this episode I will be talking about the importance of self-love, why is it important, and what I have discovered on my journey of loving myself and bettering myself. Enjoy :) 
November 27, 2020
E8:Dont take critisism to heart
Now as a designer, freelancer, and business owner there are so many things that you have to face when hearing criticism, whether it's your professor, a friend, family member, just anyone. You have to take what you want but not stress overhearing criticism, because it's never-ending in the art world. This is my advice and my way of dealing with criticism. 
November 20, 2020
E7:Why artist should invest
In this episode I will be talking about the importance of investing as an artist, As artist, creative, or designer we all face the stereotype of being the starving artist, and we always have to worry about money or we are sometimes afraid if were ever going to make money as an artist, a solution to that is to learn to invest. Many artist also say that money isnt everything but it gives a pathway to freedom and being free as an artist if you don't have to worry about money.  Contact:  Ig: l.odesign278 
November 13, 2020
E6: My New Projects
Today's episode is a detailed description of what days and times this podcast will be and what to look for what episodes on certain days. I also announced a new update on my logo, and I also wanted to announce my new FREE ebook now up on my website at feel free to send in any voice memos or any feedback pertaining to the book and subscribe to our email list! 
November 06, 2020
E5:Special announcement
Special announcement for projects
November 02, 2020
E4:Having a podcast
This is a little segment where I record my podcast experience so enjoy me laughing at myself 😂😂
October 26, 2020
E3: Art School online
Here I’ll be recording each week of school 12 weeks for the semester so let’s see how it goes 🥳🤷🏽‍♀️ sophomore year 1st semester
October 14, 2020
E2: Finding Jobs
As a graphic designer our job is always an issue😂😒 with something as far as clients or being a design student finding a job.
October 14, 2020
E1 Welcome
Tune in and listen to what a lot of designers have to face on a day to day basis, dealing with clients, schoolwork, and creating content, if your a designer you can relate.
September 27, 2020