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Remotely Creative

Remotely Creative

By RMCAD
Keep your sanity while social distancing and beyond! We’re navigating the ins and outs of creative survival in a remote setting and answering your questions. You’ll hear from professional artists, designers, and a few wildcards about how to stay inspired and connected when working and living from home. Hosted by Robb Fladry, Dean of Students at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD). Submit your questions to remotelycreative@rmcad.edu and visit us online at rmcad.edu/remotelycreative.
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32. Your Whole Job Can Be Pantsless (ft. Adán de la Garza)
For our Season 1 Finale, we let our minds wander with video artist and culture cultivator Adán de la Garza. We got some background on the collaborative roots of Collective Misnomer and insight into de la Garza's work cultivating a home for time-based arts in Denver. Adán also discussed adapting to recent transitions, ignoring the pressure to make COVID art, and the highest honor: a wing sauce in your name.
59:23
November 03, 2020
31. The Blank Screen (ft. Ash Hopkins)
Ash Hopkins is a Senior UX / UI Designer at IHS Markit. After graduating from RMCAD in 2014 with a degree in Graphic Design, she started her career freelancing before finding her current position. Ash talked to us about making time to push yourself creatively, experimenting in ProCreate, and her experience bringing a child into the world during a pandemic. Visit our website, rmcad.edu/remotelycreative, to learn more about our guests and see photos of their work. Submit questions for our next guest by emailing remotelycreative@rmcad.edu!
01:02:12
October 28, 2020
30. Biscuits or Cornbread? (ft. Jack Ludlam)
Jack Ludlam is a photographer who utilizes both analog and digital mediums. His work (mostly still-life) use a hyper-realistic aesthetic to highlight unique details and flaws. Sharing a wealth of information on every part of the process, from techniques to subject selection, Jack speaks openly about his experiences in the world of fine art photography. Visit our website, rmcad.edu/remotelycreative, to learn more about our guests and see photos of their work. Don't forget that you can also submit your own questions for future guests by emailing remotelycreative@rmcad.edu.
46:37
October 21, 2020
29. Part Two: I Plan Zero (ft. Greg Ellis)
It's part two of our first two-part episode! Our guest is Greg Ellis (AKA Lazer Shark, AKA The Phoebus Cartel), a creative production and lighting designer who has worked with a variety of performing artists including Pretty Lights, Steve Aoki, STS9, and more. Greg is impressively earnest as he shares how he's progressed as an artist in quarantine. He tells us about his recent Modern Mythology and Phoebus Cartel projects, the transformation of Pretty Lights as a musical entity, and the power of an audience. Greg also answers questions from listeners about his approach to new technologies, love for the analog aesthetic, and the life-changing moment when his creative process was transformed. There is no shortage of insight as we dive head-first into the worlds of music, performance, light, and technology. Visit our website, rmcad.edu/remotelycreative, to learn more about our guests and see photos of their work. Don't forget that you can also submit your own questions for future guests by emailing remotelycreative@rmcad.edu.
41:11
October 14, 2020
28. Part One: It Takes Time to Understand Bob (ft. Greg Ellis)
It's our first two-part episode! Our guest is Greg Ellis (AKA Lazer Shark, AKA The Phoebus Cartel), a creative production and lighting designer who has worked with a variety of performing artists including Pretty Lights, Steve Aoki, STS9, and more. Greg is impressively earnest as he shares how he's progressed as an artist in quarantine. He tells us about his recent Modern Mythology and Phoebus Cartel projects, the transformation of Pretty Lights as a musical entity, and the power of an audience. Greg also answers questions from listeners about his approach to new technologies, love for the analog aesthetic, and the life-changing moment when his creative process was transformed. There is no shortage of insight as we dive head-first into the worlds of music, performance, light, and technology. Visit our website, rmcad.edu/remotelycreative, to learn more about our guests and see photos of their work. Don't forget that you can also submit your own questions for future guests by emailing remotelycreative@rmcad.edu.
50:19
October 08, 2020
27. We're Both Bens (ft. Ben Alderman)
Ben Alderman, also known as Lin Wen-Ben, is a process-based artist, painter, and RMCAD Alumni. Born in Taiwan and adopted to US parents at twelve, Ben's work is heavily influenced by dual experiences with Eastern and Western influences. We talk about Ben's experiences as an artist, the process of finding personal identity through art, and the next step; earning a Master's in London. Visit our website, rmcad.edu/remotelycreative, to learn more about our guests and see photos of their work. Don't forget that you can also submit your own questions for future guests by emailing remotelycreative@rmcad.edu.
33:39
September 30, 2020
26. Are There Free Chips? (ft. Wesley Hall)
Wesley Hall is a designer, illustrator, cardboard creature creator, webcomic author, and animator. He's also a master of e-mail marketing, working as a CRM Technical Producer at Smile Direct Club. On top of that, he also helped shape our new Illustrative Design program. Starting with his post-collegiate work with AmeriCorps, we chatted about the multidisciplinary experiences that led him to where he is today. Between anecdotes, we get Wesley's unique perspective on the weird world of e-mail marketing, pick sides in the battle of Google VS. Microsoft, and blame all of our problems on Carole Baskin. Visit our website, rmcad.edu/remotelycreative, to learn more about our guests and see photos of their work. Don't forget that you can also submit your own questions for future guests by emailing remotelycreative@rmcad.edu.
54:46
September 23, 2020
25. Destruction Is A Part of Creation Though, Right? (ft. Gretchen Marie Schaefer)
Like most of our guests, Gretchen Marie Schaefer can't be defined  by a single title. To start, Schaefer is the Director of the Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer (VASD) Program at RMCAD, a producer of the Remotely Creative podcast, and an accomplished contemporary artist. In celebration of the tenth year of our VASD Program, we talked with Schaefer about the VASD Program's origin story and growth over the last decade. From our favorite guests to our 2020 adaptions, you'll get a deeper understanding of the VASD Program and the leader behind the scenes. Visit our website, rmcad.edu/remotelycreative, to learn more about our guest and see photos of their work. Don't forget that you can also submit your own questions for future guests by emailing remotelycreative@rmcad.edu.
42:08
September 16, 2020
24. It Is The Stuff of Legend (ft. Carolyn Malachi)
Carolyn Malachi is a Grammy Award-Nominated performing artist, sound engineer, and educator. She's living her dream in the music industry during a pivotal moment, and she educated us about advocacy, saying no, and trusting yourself. We also chatted about her life in DC proper, cryptocurrency, and how we will look back on 2020. Visit our website, rmcad.edu/remotelycreative, to learn more about our guest and see photos of their work. Don't forget that you can also submit your own questions for future guests by emailing remotelycreative@rmcad.edu.
56:34
September 09, 2020
23. I’m An Artist, Bro (ft. Nathan Brown)
How did a skater kid grow his own experiential marketing business, start a festival with Yelawolf, and leave the entertainment industry to make a living as a muralist? Primarily painting large scale public art, Nathan Brown has produced over 40 commissioned murals for brands like Red Bull, Patagonia, Spotify and more. Listen closely as he weaves us a tale about pagers, counterculture, Budapest, and burnout. Visit our website, rmcad.edu/remotelycreative, to learn more about our guest and see photos of their work. Don't forget that you can also submit your own questions for future guests by emailing remotelycreative@rmcad.edu.
51:16
September 02, 2020
22. I'm Gonna Yell At You, Mel Gibson! (ft. Barry Jones)
Barry Jones is the Dean of the College of Arts and Letters at Austin Peay State University and an established video artist who uses collaboration as part of his art practice. We talk to him about the challenges faced by colleges in a pandemic, being too old for discord and the importance and benefits of collaboration. Barry also shared his experiences with art as a tool for social engagement. Visit our website, rmcad.edu/remotelycreative, to learn more about our guest and see photos of their work. Don't forget that you can also submit your own questions for future guests by emailing remotelycreative@rmcad.edu.
40:49
August 26, 2020
21. The Universe Is Hilarious (ft. Theodore Davis)
Theodore Davis is an Artist-Philosopher who believes that philosophy, when manifested as an art practice, creates an opportunity for the artist to justify and defend their own creative best practices. He let us pick his brain about different types of philosophy, questioning the world around us, and the reasons why artists and designers need to care about philosophy. Visit our website, rmcad.edu/remotelycreative, to learn more about our guest and see photos of their work. Don't forget that you can also submit your own questions for future guests by emailing remotelycreative@rmcad.edu.
48:60
August 19, 2020
20. Decoy Hotel (ft. Domonic Smith)
Domonic Smith is a filmmaker, camera operator, editor, director, AND producer. Needless to say, we talked a lot about the film. You'll also hear about swindling in Las Vegas, going from editing film to directing, and what it's like to have your Nightmare On Elm Street fan trailer go viral (internet trolls included). Then, we get a taste of what it was like working on the crew for Tiger King and Domonic tells us the blueprint for the perfect movie. Visit our website, rmcad.edu/remotelycreative, to learn more about our guest and see photos of their work. Don't forget that you can also submit your own questions for future guests by emailing remotelycreative@rmcad.edu.
53:38
August 12, 2020
19. It's Okay to Relax (ft. Kyla Paolucci)
Our guest, Kyla Paolucci, is a graphic designer and part-time illustrator based in Brooklyn, NY. We learned about her career journey, her current work at HBO, and how she makes time to create personal work. She also shared her insights about knowing your audience, creating personal boundaries within your home office, using art to speak out, and leaving an impression. Visit our website, rmcad.edu/remotelycreative, to learn more about our guest and see photos of their work. Don't forget that you can also submit your own questions for future guests by emailing remotelycreative@rmcad.edu.
41:15
August 05, 2020
18. The Bigger, The Bolder, The Better (ft. Annie McIntyre)
Annie McIntyre, a RMCAD grad and interior designer at Balfour Senior Living, came on the podcast to talk to us about what it's like to be an interior designer in a pandemic. She told us how to adapt to new necessities like sanitization and outdoor spaces, the difference between interior design and decorating, common mistakes you might be making in your own home, and how to prepare your interior design portfolio for the professional world. Visit our website, rmcad.edu/remotelycreative, to learn more about our guest and see photos of their work. Don't forget that you can also submit your own questions for future guests by emailing remotelycreative@rmcad.edu.
38:38
July 29, 2020
17. Not Just Something Pretty (ft. Thomas Evans)
We had a great time talking to Denver artist Thomas "Detour" Evans, an all-around creative specializing in large scale public art, interactive visuals, portraiture, immersive spaces, and creative directing. He told us a lot about how art can make an impact in local communities, because to him art is a tool for documenting history and showcasing truth. Evans also shared how his new book reveals insider advice about the soft skills you'll need to make it as a working artist. Lastly, you'll hear a pretty convincing story about why you really need to read your e-mails. Visit our website, rmcad.edu/remotelycreative, to learn more about our guest and see photos of their work. Don't forget that you can also submit your own questions for future guests by emailing remotelycreative@rmcad.edu.
55:56
July 22, 2020
16. One Thing I Hate Is Polio (ft. Chris Johnson)
In this episode we visit with MLB Video Editor and DIY artist Chris Johnson to discuss why you should try hard in college, what "communications major" even means, "The Bubble", toy collecting, going to the movies, and plenty of baseball trivia. We end with some fun rapid-fire questions that Chris may or may not have suggested himself. Visit our website, rmcad.edu/remotelycreative, to learn more about our guest and see photos of their work. Don't forget that you can also submit your own questions for future guests by emailing remotelycreative@rmcad.edu.
01:13:40
July 15, 2020
15. All Art is Collaboration (ft. Anthony Benedetto)
In this episode, our guest is RMCAD Illustration Alumnus and co-founder of multi-disciplinary creative studio NOVA NIMBUS, Anthony Benedetto. Anthony talks to us about growing and expanding your skills in new directions, loving animation, the Batman animated series, and the beauty of Portland. We also get his advice on the power of relationships, how collaboration fuels better work, and the importance of networking.  Don't forget to visit our website, rmcad.edu/remotelycreative, to learn more about our guest and see photos of their work!
48:17
July 08, 2020
13. More Parades! (ft. Frankie Toan)
What is Queer Gardening? Why do we celebrate Pride month? How can we address gender issues through art? We discuss all of this and more with our guest Frankie Toan! Frankie is an artist who works mostly with craft and DIY materials and techniques to create large plush sculptures, interactive works, and installations. Don't forget to visit our webite, rmcad.edu/remotelycreative, to learn more about our guest and see photos of their work! Links From This Episode: Frankie's Collective: secretlovecollective.com Article: Queer Undergrowth by Joe Crowdy Frankie's Cool Shirt: wackywacko.com
52:14
June 24, 2020
12. In Love With An Alien (ft. Naomi Clark)
Our guest in this episode is Naomi Clark, a game designer, writer, and professor at the NYU Game Center. We hosted Naomi as a visiting artist on our campus back in 2017, and we thought it would be a great time to check in with Naomi and see what she’s been up to. We talk about the upcoming virtual release of her renowned card game Consentacle, and other topics including how the pandemic changed her own perspective on gaming, challenges in interspecies relationships, the good and evil of crowdfunding websites, animal crossing nostalgia, and how games can facilitate social change.  To view images related to this episode on our website, click here.
49:22
June 17, 2020
11. Choose Your Own Adventure (ft. Dalton Frizzel)
We're joined by RMCAD Alumni and fine artist Dalton Frizzel. We talk about careful news consumption, the story behind his #blessed piece, tattooing, the journey to graduate school, what to expect when pursuing a master's degree, stealing from your influences, and studious readings like "Out of the Closet and Into the Universe: Queers and Star Trek" by Henry Jenkins. A special shoutout goes to Martha Neth in RMCAD's Hugh Thurlow Memorial Library for finding the article so that we could share it with all of you! To view images related to this episode on our website, click here or visit rmcad.edu/remotelycreative.
41:46
June 10, 2020
9. I Am High Fidelity (ft. Jason Sloan)
Music heads, gather 'round. In this episode we welcome Jason Sloan, an electronic musician, sound artist, composer and professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. We talk about instacart, Wrestlemania, doing our best, the music industry, the evolution of streaming, and his top 3 records. To view images associated with this episode on our website, click here or visit rmcad.edu/remotelycreative.
41:44
May 27, 2020
8. Team Bidet, Baby! (ft. Meredith Kachel)
Meredith Kachel is a comedian, illustrator, and Executive Director of arts collective Ag47 in Chicago. She has worked with President Obama, The Onion, and Vice among others. We talk with her about the awkwardness of virtual comedy, escapism, flexing your creativity muscles, night canoeing, TikTok, Animal Crossing, and more. To view images associated with this episode on our website, click here or visit rmcad.edu/remotelycreative.
49:28
May 20, 2020
7. Equal Opportunity Pockets (ft. Candice Lambert)
Candice Lambert is a Los Angeles based celebrity stylist, perhaps best known for her “street meets high fashion” style. Her clients include Green Day, Pentatonix, Linkin Park, Bon Jovi, Don Henley, The Eagles, Kelly Clarkson and Garbage. We talk with her about quarantine style, her time in the military, taking pride in your craft, and The Last Dance. To view images associated with this episode on our website, click here or visit rmcad.edu/remotelycreative.
46:09
May 13, 2020
6. What Does Over There Mean? (ft. David Horvitz)
David Horvitz is a diverse artist who works in a variety of mediums from pickpocketing performances to memes to mail art. His works are unified by a theme of meddling with systems of language, time and networks. We talk with him about traveling vicariously through mail, gratitude, and the evolution of distance. We also answer our first ever listener question! To view images associated with this episode on our website, click here or visit rmcad.edu/remotelycreative.
34:49
May 06, 2020
5. I Have a Therapist Now (ft. Kalup Linzy)
Kalup Linzy is a video and performance artist best known for a series of politically charged videos that satirize the conventions of the television soap opera. We talk about soap operas, Roots, our surrealist state, and how TikTok is impacting video art. We also get to hear Kalup's new song, Ransacking Empty Space. To view images associated with this episode on our website, click here or visit rmcad.edu/remotelycreative.
01:02:28
April 29, 2020
4. Dressing Up As Tiger King (ft. Paul Trani)
Paul Trani is Principal Worldwide Creative Cloud Evangelist for Adobe. Paul empowers designers to create compelling content using their creativity and new technology. We talk about starting your live stream, boundaries, spreading inspiration, and missing the gym. To view images associated with this episode on our website, click here or visit rmcad.edu/remotelycreative.
26:14
April 22, 2020
3. Old School Fist Fight (ft. Tobias Fike + Matthew Harris)
In this episode, we talk with collaborative duo and RMCAD Fine Arts faculty members Tobias Fike and Matthew Harris about staying positive, how to keep creating (or not), and making peace with social media. To view images associated with this episode on our website, click here or visit rmcad.edu/remotelycreative.
40:10
April 15, 2020
2. Oh Sh*t, It's Tuesday (ft. Sarah Wambold)
In this episode we talk with Sarah Wambold, who is an Executive Producer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hear her thoughts on digital content, the romanticizing relief efforts, and the current state of human experience. To view images associated with this episode on our website, click here or visit rmcad.edu/remotelycreative.
24:42
April 08, 2020
1. Do You Have Enough Toilet Paper? (ft. Ian Fisher)
In our debut episode, we sit down with contemporary artist Ian Fisher to talk about the moment when reality set in, refusing to hit the pause button, and the magic of the internet. Visit rmcad.edu/remotelycreative to relax with Ian's cloud paintings and learn more about the episode. To view images associated with this episode on our website, click here or visit rmcad.edu/remotelycreative.
24:02
April 01, 2020