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Name Your Layers

Name Your Layers

By Big Fan of Ideas
Welcome to the Name Your Layers podcast.

A podcast where I talk to fellow designers and chat all things branding and design. We cover their background and sometimes their non-linear path to becoming a designer.

This podcast doesn’t require a design degree. You don’t have to have a favorite font and you don’t even have to be a designer to listen. Come for the conversation but stay for the good vibes.

Learn more at BigFanOfIdeas.com/podcast

Host, Podcast Artwork: Allyssa Eclarin – allyssa.co
Editor, Composer: Rocco Chiara – roccochiara.com
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Episode 7: Kaitlyn aka NYC Marketing Kid
Welcome to episode 7 of Name Your Layers. Today on the podcast we have Kaitlyn aka @NYCMarketingKid on Twitter. This conversation is an illustrator's dream. If you're a fan of Marvel, ProCreate, drawing, the difference between H1 and Paragraph tags, or just great advice in general – this episode is for you. Kaitlyn is the next big thing, if you don't know, now you know.  __________________ This podcast wouldn't be possible without Rocco Chiara. The editor and composer behind the podcast who makes host and guest sound like sweet music. Support him if you can. __________________ Host: @HeyitsAllyssa All artwork: @HeyitsAllyssa Editor: @roccofilmeditor Music and Composition: @roccofilmeditor Powered and Distributed by: Anchor.fm Podcast Website: https://bigfanofideas.com/nameyourlayers/
01:00:20
December 31, 2021
Episode 6: Arwa Lucky
Welcome to episode 6 of Name Your Layers. Today on the podcast we have Arwa Lucky. Arwa is a designer with so many good stories and insights. She does a lot of Upwork projects (yes there are stories on these too) and she has a refreshing take on *all the things* and it's arguably one of my favorite episodes to date. Please listen and enjoy another episode where I bring up Figma vs. Adobe and I talk about my favorite book of all time. PS: We also talk about how to handle client facebook and the advice is decent if I say so myself :) 🎉🎉 Today's shoutout 🎉🎉 Coffee And is an apparel brand that brings our love of coffee and whatever inspires you – together in swag form. Check out the first drop at CoffeeAnd.so  featuring Coffee and Hoops, Coffee and Soles, Coffee and Equal Pay + more! __________________ This podcast wouldn't be possible without Rocco Chiara. The editor and composer behind the podcast who makes host and guest sound like sweet music. Support him if you can. __________________ Host: @HeyitsAllyssa All artwork: @HeyitsAllyssa Editor: @roccofilmeditor Music and Composition: @roccofilmeditor Powered and Distributed by: Anchor.fm Podcast Website: https://bigfanofideas.com/nameyourlayers/
01:10:45
April 30, 2021
Episode 5: Johnnie Gomez
Welcome to episode 5 of Name Your Layers. Today on the podcast we have Johnnie Gomez, a smart and incredibly talent brand designer from Argentina who's story is absolutely amazing. I think you're gonna really enjoy this one :) Follow Johnnie on Twitter - https://twitter.com/callmejohnnie 🎉🎉 Today's shoutout 🎉🎉 Coffee And is an apparel brand that brings our love of coffee and whatever inspires you – together in swag form. Check out the first drop at CoffeeAnd.so  featuring Coffee and Hoops, Coffee and Soles, Coffee and Equal Pay + more! __________________ This podcast wouldn't be possible without Rocco Chiara. The editor and composer behind the podcast who makes host and guest sound like sweet music. Support him if you can. __________________ Host: @HeyitsAllyssa All artwork: @HeyitsAllyssa Editor: @roccofilmeditor Music and Composition: @roccofilmeditor Powered and Distributed by: Anchor.fm Podcast Website: https://bigfanofideas.com/nameyourlayers/ https://bigfanofideas.com/name-your-layers/episode-5-johnnie-gomez/
01:09:43
April 16, 2021
Episode 4: Emma Scott
Welcome to episode 4 of Name Your Layers. Today on the podcast we have Emma Scott, an incredible designer and human (from Canada!) that specializes in logo design and brand development. Her insight is amazing and she was so fun to talk to, seriously we kept talking another hour+ after we stopped recording. Follow Emma: https://emmascottdesign.co/ + https://twitter.com/emscottdesign Today's shoutout is Sparks of Joy! – No relation to our guest :) Sparks of Joy Co was born out of the desire to bring more joy to the world through handwritten cards. They design and sell mini cards (perfect for hand delivering) and pre-stamped postcards & flat cards so you don’t have to worry about tracking down a stamp. Their goal is to eliminate all barriers between the idea of writing a special note to someone and actually sending it. So choose a design and send some handwritten snail mail to someone. Shop now at sparksofjoyco.com __________________ This podcast wouldn't be possible without Rocco Chiara. The editor and composer behind the podcast who makes host and guest sound like sweet music. Support him if you can. __________________ Host: @HeyitsAllyssa All artwork: @HeyitsAllyssa Editor: @roccofilmeditor Music and Composition: @roccofilmeditor Powered and Distributed by: Anchor.fm Podcast Website: https://bigfanofideas.com/nameyourlayers/ https://bigfanofideas.com/name-your-layers/episode-4-emma-scott/
01:21:34
April 02, 2021
Episode 3: J.C. Watson
Welcome to episode 3 of Name Your Layers. Today on the podcast we have J.C. Watson. J.C. is a creative director and cool af human who has the most diverse background we've seen on the podcast to date. He's the nicest guy and will amaze you with his stories and perspective on life, career, and everything in between. Definitely follow him for when he inevitably works for Nike :) https://twitter.com/BigCatJC Today's shoutout is Baubles & Braids! Welcome to Baubles & Braids, your destination for fun and affordable jewelry and hair accessories--and more! We hope you will find something you love for yourself or someone you know! For sneak previews, behind the scenes, deals, and more, follow Baubles & Braids on social media! www.facebook.com/baublesandbraids www.instagram.com/baublesnbraids __________________ This podcast wouldn't be possible without Rocco Chiara. The editor and composer behind the podcast who makes host and guest sound like sweet music. Support him if you can. __________________ Host: @HeyitsAllyssa All artwork: @HeyitsAllyssa Editor: @roccofilmeditor Music and Composition: @roccofilmeditor Powered and Distributed by: Anchor.fm Podcast Website: https://bigfanofideas.com/nameyourlayers/ https://bigfanofideas.com/name-your-layers/episode-3-j-c-watson/
01:17:18
March 26, 2021
Episode 2: Frank Wang
Welcome to episode 2 of Name Your Layers. Today on the podcast we have Frank Wang, an art director and brand designer who is sure to amaze with his incredible insight and advice. Oh did I mention he's a fellow FIDM graduate? Yep, we cover that and a whole lot more in this week's episode. Follow Frank on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/frankj.wang/ Today's shoutout is Fun Garden Flag!  Your garden needs swag, not your Grandma's garden flag. Fun Garden Flag has the best flags for your garden. Add some style to your front walkway or garden with a Fun Garden Flag. Learn more at FunGardenFlag.com and get your yard some swag. __________________ This podcast wouldn't be possible without Rocco Chiara. The editor and composer behind the podcast who makes host and guest sound like sweet music. Support him if you can. __________________ Host: @HeyitsAllyssa All artwork: @HeyitsAllyssa Editor: @roccofilmeditor Music and Composition: @roccofilmeditor Powered and Distributed by: Anchor.fm Podcast Website: https://bigfanofideas.com/nameyourlayers/ https://bigfanofideas.com/name-your-layers/episode-2-frank-wang/
01:00:34
March 19, 2021
Episode 1: Jey Austen
Welcome to episode 1 of Name Your Layers. Today on the podcast we have Jey Austen, an incredibly talented brand designer who's stories are sure to delight. Jey is a Procreate and Figma aficionado and an all around good human to boot. You don't want to miss this one. You can find Jey off the pod on Twitter at twitter.com/FigmaAntichrist.  Today's shoutout is Sparks of Joy! –  Sparks of Joy Co was born out of the desire to bring more joy to the world through handwritten cards. They design and sell mini cards (perfect for hand delivering) and pre-stamped postcards & flat cards so you don’t have to worry about tracking down a stamp. Their goal is to eliminate all barriers between the idea of writing a special note to someone and actually sending it. So choose a design and send some handwritten snail mail to someone. Shop now at sparksofjoyco.com __________________ This podcast wouldn't be possible without Rocco Chiara. The editor and composer behind the podcast who makes host and guest sound like sweet music. Support him if you can.  __________________ Host: @HeyitsAllyssa All artwork: @HeyitsAllyssa Editor: @roccofilmeditor Music and Composition: @roccofilmeditor Powered and Distributed by: Anchor.fm Podcast Website: https://bigfanofideas.com/nameyourlayers/ https://bigfanofideas.com/name-your-layers/episode-1-joy-cozby/
01:08:23
March 12, 2021
Episode 0: It's Only Up From Here
Welcome to Name Your Layers! A podcast where I talk to fellow designers and chat all things branding and design. In each episode we'll cover their background and sometimes their non-linear path to becoming a designer. Trust me it's good stuff :) This podcast doesn’t require a design degree to listen. You don’t have to have a favorite font and you don’t even have to be a designer to hit play. Come for the conversation but stay for the good vibes. Available wherever you get podcasts. Connect on Twitter and Instagram so you can stay in the know on merch, special guests and more.  Twitter: https://twitter.com/NameYourLayers Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/NameYourLayersPodcast/ Website: http://bigfanofideas.com/podcast
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March 07, 2021