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Run The Layers with Creative Bobbie

Run The Layers with Creative Bobbie

By Creative Bobbie
Peeling back the layers behind the creativity we see and exhibit in our everyday lives with Creative Bobbie (Robert Bratcher). Robert Bratcher is a logo & visual brand identity designer. He has designed branding for National Conventions, magazines, logos, and much more! He also presents workshops around the country on the use of media for the furthering of your cause and your brand.
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A Book & A Season In Review: The Big Magic
In the Season 2 finale of Run The Layers, I review the book Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert. I also talk about the success of Season 2, how humbled I am by guests wanting to be on, and how thankful I am for my listeners. Thanks to The Black Onion for inspiring me to read this book! Listen to her episode here: https://anchor.fm/runthelayers/episodes/The-Magic-of-Artistry-with-Todgi-Dozier-b-k-a--The-Black-Onion-er0tut  Follow The Black Onion: TheBlackOnion.com Instagram Facebook Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and Facebook page! Music by Kid Azul: https://www.instagram.com/kidazulprod/
15:47
May 6, 2021
Creating A Web Series: The Designer & The Writer
In this very special episode, I talk with my friend T.J. Tooley about our YouTube & Facebook Watch show, THE DESIGNER & THE WRITER.  In typical us fashion, our conversation goes beyond the surface to touch on creative collaboration, the role of storytelling in branding, the power of friendship, and more! Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and Facebook page to get notified of new THE DESIGNER & THE WRITER episodes. - - THE DESIGNER & THE WRITER - -  Designer Creative Bobbie and Writer T.J. Tooley explore the colorful world around them, looking at everything from books, TV shows, & movies to sports teams and cities (real and fictional) all through the lenses of design and storytelling. Follow T.J.: https://anchor.fm/tj-tooley https://www.instagram.com/4theloveofstory https://twitter.com/4theloveofstory Music by Kid Azul: https://www.instagram.com/kidazulprod/
22:09
April 29, 2021
Inside The EATB Studio: A Very Special Interview
This is a special crossover episode. One of my co-hosts of the Everyone and Their Brother podcast, writer T.J. Tooley, asked to interview me for an 'Inside The Studio' interview for EATB. We talk about how I came up with the idea for Run The Layers and what it means to me. I give a taste of what the podcast is through a clip from the episode with my brother! It was an honor to be asked and I am very happy to share the experience with you all. Follow T.J: Twitter For The Love of Story podcast THE DESIGNER & THE WRITER web show (YouTube playlist) THE DESIGNER & THE WRITER Facebook Watch Designer Creative Bobbie and Writer T.J. Tooley explore the colorful world around them, looking at everything from books, TV shows, & movies to sports teams and cities (real and fictional) all through the lenses of design and storytelling. Full episode with my brother: https://anchor.fm/runthelayers/episodes/Choose-Your-Perspective-with-Larry-Bratcher-Jr-el40p3 Follow me + the pod: Instagram (creativebobbie) Instagram (runthelayers) Twitter (creativebobbie) Follow EATB: EATBPODCAST.COM
37:41
April 22, 2021
Good Games, Good Music, Good Vibes with SurgingStorm
On this episode, I chat with pro gamer, streamer, music artist SurgingStorm! We talk about how great it feels to create, the confidence required to put content out there, and much more! Mentioned in the podcast: SkyBlew - "Star Dance Serenade!" Ghostdini Wizard of Poetry In Emerald City Boy In The Storm SurgingStorm feat. DJ Reimei - "Dreams Alive" Sonic R (Sega Saturn) SurgingStorm - "Glow" Follow SurgingStorm: Spotify Twitch.tv/surgingstormgg YouTube Instagram.com/surgingstormgg twitter.com/surgingstormgg Music by Kid Azul: https://www.instagram.com/kidazulprod/
20:08
April 15, 2021
How Bang Co Brings People Into The Conversation
On this episode, Programs Manager, Speaker, and Kappa Kappa Psi National Council member Bang Co talks about how he uses creativity to bring others into the conversation. We discuss the importance of inclusion, our love of music, and much more! Mentioned in the episode: Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity BTS "Dynamite" Somewhere Over The Rainbow Asian American LEAD (AALEAD) Follow Bang: Instagram Facebook Music by Kid Azul: https://www.instagram.com/kidazulprod/
30:54
April 8, 2021
Building A Library Of Meaningful Content
On this solo episode, I reflect on the success of the podcast thus far, express appreciation for the guests who come on the show, and share the response I've gotten about this project and others. I firmly believe that each of us were put onto this Earth to deposit something into this world that will improve it. We each have the potential to do something, create something for the betterment of others. Let's explore that and act on it. Follow the pod: instagram.com/runthelayers Follow the host: http://www.twitter.com/creativebobbie http://www.instagram.com/creativebobbie http://www.facebook.com/creativebobbie Music by Kid Azul: https://www.instagram.com/kidazulprod/
11:54
April 1, 2021
Married & Making It with Rajah and Shannon Jackson
On this episode, I have the superstars Rajah and Shannon Jackson of Jacks Making It Home. They are a married couple who met in college (the ILLUSTRIOUS North Carolina Agricultural & Technical STATE University - AGGIE PRIDE!) and been together ever since. The Jacksons laugh, learn, cook, complete home improvement projects, travel, and more on their YouTube channel Jacks Making It Home. Listen to us talk about what all it takes to produce content on a consistent basis, dive into their favorite projects, and what inspires them to create! Mentioned in this episode: Peter McKinnon - THE BUCKET SHOT Jacks Making It Home - IT'S OUR ANNIVERSARY - EXCITING NEWS USA West Coast Road Trip Inception Shutter Island RUN THE LAYERS 001 Follow Jacks Making It Home: YouTube Instagram Facebook Music by: Kid Azul Productions
28:54
March 25, 2021
Perseverance Through Creative Leadership with Yvonne Daye
On this episode, I talk with friend and former co-worker, Band Director Yvonne Daye! We talk about what it is like to be a music educator during a pandemic, what creativity means to her, the importance of managing your mental health, and more! Mentioned in this episode: The Traffic Light The Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan Holiday Kappa Kappa Psi & Tau Beta Sigma National Headquarters Music by: Kid Azul Productions
23:46
March 18, 2021
The Poetic Planning & Educated Energy of Jessica Ridgeway
On this episode, I talk with my good friend, educator/speaker/writer/event-planner Jessica Ridgeway. We talk about what inspires her, how she engages with students, how she sees and uses the freedom of creativity, and her creative goals and growth. Mentioned in this episode: Langston Hughes Nikki Giovanni Maya Angelou Gwendolyn Brooks Paul Lawrence Dunbar Courtney A. Camp Black Woman Energy Book Club Follow Jessica: Black Woman Energy Book Club (instagram) Music by: Kid Azul Productions
20:02
March 11, 2021
The Great Nurturer of Creativity with Karraha So Random!
In this episode, I talk with my good friend, gamer, singer, crafter, ideawoman, and mother Karraha Brown Shepard a.k.a. Karraha So Random! We talk about how creativity surrounds her and how she plans on using it for the benefit of others. There's a very quick guest star that makes an appearance on the episode lol. Follow Karraha: Karraha So Random! YouTube Twitch Music by: Kid Azul Productions
36:35
March 4, 2021
The Magic of Artistry with Todgi Dozier b.k.a. The Black Onion
In this first episode of Season 2, I have a fantastic convo with the extraordinary artist and entrepreneur The Black Onion! We talk surviving 2020, the magic of creating art that evokes emotion, executing on that idea before someone else does, and MORE! Follow The Black Onion: TheBlackOnion.com Instagram Facebook Mentioned in this episode: PaperFrank Gordon Parks "Born Targets" (2018) Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert Dreamville Fest North Carolina A&T State University Blue & Gold Marching Machine Music by: Kid Azul Productions The Black Onion was established in February 2016 by Todgi Dozier. The Black Onion's name derives from cultures globally using onions to flavor, season, and enhance palettes. The Black Onion offers to bring the same fresh pop of flavor to the Visual Arts. As onions have been an essential part of healing, The Black Onion puts the same spin on healing the imagination as art should be interpreted without judgment and with fair representation while advocations for a diverse people.
23:28
February 25, 2021
S1: The Mission of Run The Layers with Creative Bobbie
I am a self-taught graphic designer that worked with churches, companies, fraternities, sports brands, and more in North Carolina. Currently, I am the Publications Manager & Multimedia Designer at the National Headquarters of Kappa Kappa Psi & Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Fraternity & Sorority in Stillwater, Oklahoma. I’ve had the pleasure of designing the branding a National Convention, the re-brand the National Headquarters itself, magazines, logos, and more! I also present workshops around the country on the use of media for the furthering of your cause and your brand. I want to help others maximize their creative potential. Understanding the importance and the process of design and branding will help you succeed. Success is the by-product of consistent effort, focus, and learning. As I push forward, improving and learning, I want to teach what I learn and assist you where I can. ~b. Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/creativebobbie Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/creativebobbie Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/creativebobbie Portfolio - http://www.shypsi.com Music: Kid Azul: https://soundcloud.com/kidazul
01:00
November 19, 2020
How A Chemical Engineering Major Became A Professional Graphic Designer
In this season finale, I take you on the journey of my path from being a future chemical engineer to being a professional graphic designer. The ups and downs of pursuing a dream you feel is as real as anything in this world. Mentioned: Shaun Harrison/Supernerd.tv old CarolinaBands YouTube channel Creative Bobbie YouTube channel Run The Layers Instagram Creative Bobbie Instagram Music by Kid Azul: https://www.instagram.com/kidazulprod/
25:42
November 12, 2020
Being The Gift & Investing In Yourself
On this solo episode of the podcast, I discuss how we are all meant to be a gift to others and the importance of investing in your brand & yourself. Believe more in your dreams and less in your nightmares. Belief, however, is demonstrated through your action and not your words. Take steps toward building that blog, designing that app, writing that book, creating that show, starting that business, investing in yourself! in·vest·ment inˈves(t)mənt/ (noun) noun: investment; plural noun: investments the action or process of investing money for profit or material result. a thing that is worth buying because it may be profitable or useful in the future. “a used car is rarely a good investment” act of devoting time, effort, or energy to a particular undertaking with the expectation of a worthwhile result. “the time spent in attending a one-day seminar is an investment in our professional futures” Mentioned: Marie Forleo Creativebobbie blog Run The Layers Instagram: @runthelayers Music by Kid Azul: https://www.instagram.com/kidazulprod/
12:55
November 5, 2020
Eternal Sunshine of the Knockoutness a.k.a. Janessa Smith
Multi-hyphenate (photographer, videographer, gamer, streamer) Janessa Smith a.k.a. Knockoutness joins the pod! We talk about the trials and tribulations of being a creative. twitch.tv/knockoutness instagram.com/knockoutness twitter.com/knockoutness youtube.com/theknockoutvisual instagram.com/theknockoutvisual www.theknockoutvisual.com Mentioned: Lovecraft Country (HBO) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Be Kind, Rewind Purpose Behind The Seams (full feature) The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl Music by Kid Azul: https://www.instagram.com/kidazulprod/
47:21
October 29, 2020
Choose Your Perspective with Larry Bratcher Jr.
Live from Grandma's house, sports performance and corporate wellness expert (+ my brother) Larry Bratcher Jr. joins the podcast to talk about how he uses creativity and how it ties into the pursuit of success. We talk athletes, business, sports, music, and more in what doubles as an episode of my podcast and a pilot of his future podcast! Larry Bratcher is a Strength and Conditioning Practitioner specializing in sports performance, injury rehab and prevention. He holds a Z-Health Movement as well NASM’s CPT, PES, CES certifications with CSCS pending. He founded Hegemony Training after graduating from Fayetteville State University and playing basketball professionally for 10 years in the CBA, IBA, and USBL in the United States. Larry played in Professional Leagues in Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, Germany, Iceland, Jordan, Kuwait, Mexico, New Zealand, Romania, Saudi Arabia and Syria. Larry works with athletes throughout the year to develop and improve each player’s game. Larry has mastered the art of marrying sports science, skill development and nutrition to build a complete athlete. HEGEMONYTRAINING.COM facebook.com/hegemonytraining instagram.com/larrybratcherjr Mentioned: Start With Why by Simon Sinek Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki Kobe Bryant ‘Muse’ Motivational Workout Mix + His “666 Workout” Routine Choose Your Perspective by John Martin Music by Kid Azul: https://www.instagram.com/kidazulprod/
01:10:15
October 22, 2020
Creativity Is Instrumental with William Blue
On this episode I talk with my friend, music producer Kid Azul b.k.a. William Blue. We talk about the universal language that is music and it's impact on our lives. Follow Blue (producer of the sounds you hear in the background of my content): http://www.instagram.com/kidazulprod https://twitter.com/KidAzulProd https://www.facebook.com/TheKIdAzul https://soundcloud.com/kidazul Mentioned: Mr. Hyunh The Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan Holiday "Pity" - Voli Contra feat. J. Cole "Happy" - Pharrell Williams
01:07:31
October 15, 2020
Inside The Mind of An In-House Designer
A solo ep where I talk about my experience being an in-house graphic designer here in Stillwater, Oklahoma for Kappa Kappa Psi & Tau Beta Sigma National Headquarters. Being in-house, for me, means being able to apply my knowledge and translate my love for the organizations into visually appealing and communicative art. As an in-house designer, I personally know and care about everything I do. It’s not just a job for me. Kappa Kappa Psi | Tau Beta Sigma | National HQ National Convention (Instagram) MY PORTFOLIO: http://www.shypsi.com Follow Creative Bobbie: Twitter Instagram Facebook Follow Run The Layers: Instagram
17:08
October 8, 2020
Acts of Service with Torrence Brown
In this episode, I chat with my friend, gamer/streamer Torrence Brown aka "Brown Koolaid". We talk about a variety of topics including how creativity is an act of service. Follow Brown Koolaid: https://www.twitch.tv/brownkoolaid https://twitter.com/_BrownKoolaid_ Mentioned: Teen Titans Michael Baisden Samurai Pizza Cats My Hero Academia 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman Music by Kid Azul: https://www.instagram.com/kidazulprod/
01:09:45
October 1, 2020
Truly 4 The Love of Storytelling with TJ Tooley
In this episode, I chat with my friend, author & podcaster TJ Tooley of 4 The Love of Story (also hosted here on Anchor) and Everyone & Their Brother fame. We talk about believing in yourself and dreams of the impact our creativity can have on the world. 4 The Love of Story Podcast: Original stories written and read by T.J. Tooley (Available on various podcast platforms) https://anchor.fm/tj-tooley https://www.instagram.com/4theloveofstory https://twitter.com/4theloveofstory Everyone & Their Brother: In Everyone and Their Brother, Robert, TJ, Sam, and William invite listeners to share in their "family dinner table" experience. The show brings in opinions from everyone and their brother to discuss everything from pop culture to food to the news, and hopefully grows closer together along the way. https://everyoneandtheirbrother.libsyn.com Mentioned: Quidditch (for reals!) Fiction City Logos Music by Kid Azul: https://www.instagram.com/kidazulprod/
29:55
September 24, 2020
The Unapologetic Creativity of Justin Shepard
On this episode, I welcome my friend, artist/animator Justin Shepard (Moonbeams), to discuss how he sees creativity, the things he wants to create, the process, inspirations, and all things animation and art. http://www.deviantart.com/moonbeams53 Mentions in the podcast: We both marched trumpet at the illustrious North Carolina A&T State University in the Blue & Gold Marching Machine. Donate: Blue & Gold Loyalty Foundation Gurren Lagaan Kill la Kill Promare - Instagram: instagram.com/runthelayers ; instagram.com/creativebobbie Music by Kid Azul Productions
25:45
September 17, 2020
What I Want For My Friends And This Podcast
Guess who's back. Back again. Creative Bobbie's back. Tell a friend. On this episode of Run The Layers, I give you the mission and vision of the pod and what I believe creatively. I firmly believe that each of us were put onto this Earth to deposit something into this world that will improve it. We each have the potential to do something, create something for the betterment of others. Let's explore that and act on it. Follow the pod: instagram.com/runthelayers Follow the host: http://www.twitter.com/creativebobbie http://www.instagram.com/creativebobbie http://www.facebook.com/creativebobbie
13:30
September 10, 2020