One Thing Real Quick

19 EpisodesProduced by Evan MacDonaldWebsite

A single question sparks a focused interview with a creative leader. Host and Graphic Designer Evan MacDonald invites a variety of creatives including designers, filmmakers, writers, musicians, photographers, and others who use creativity each day in their work. Each conversation sheds light on a sm… read more

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July 29th, 2019


Thanks to all who listened to season one of this podcast. Thanks to my family and all those who supported me while creating it. Thanks to John M. Craig for his editorial support. Thank's to for your willingness …

Lex Noteboom of The Deca Tapes (Part 2)

May 31st, 2019


We’re picking up part two of an audio documentary about an audio drama. Lex Noteboom is an independent podcast creator from Amsterdam. He’s the creator of an audio drama called The Deca Tapes. It’s a sci-fi-ish …

Lex Noteboom of The Deca Tapes (Part 1)

May 24th, 2019


Lex Noteboom is an independent podcast creator from Amsterdam. He’s the creator of an audio drama called The Deca Tapes. It’s a sci-fi-ish dystopian-future mystery show. In March of 2018, Lex quit his job in advertising …

Rachel Alina – Mixing Engineer

May 13th, 2019


Meet Rachel Alina, a Brooklyn-based mixing engineer, poet, and instructor at Berklee College of Music. She's been in the studio with Gabriel …

Eric Karjaluoto – Designer & Author

April 26th, 2019


Eric Karjaluoto a Vancouver BC based designer. He’s one of the two guys behind SmashLAB, a small design studio which he co-founded 19 years ago. Clients include Arc’teryx, Saltspring Soapworks, The Nature Conservancy, …

Mary Kate McDevitt – Illustrator & Lettering Artist

April 11th, 2019

The Guest

Mary Kate McDevitt is a designer, illustrator, and lettering artist from Philadelphia. Her unique and engaging style embraces the hand-made. Her work has been featured in various print and online publications. …

Brand Naming Expert Misty Johnson

March 29th, 2019


The Guest
Misty Johnson is a brand strategist with a specialty in brand naming. She has nearly 20 years experience helping brands name, rename, merge, name products, name services, and name just about anything that has …

Designing a Creative Culture

March 15th, 2019


This week on the podcast, we’re playing a presentation made by Evan MacDonald about creativity. Back in August of 2017, Evan was invited to speak at the International Design Conference hosted by the Industrial …

Dustin Lau – Film Composer & Producer

March 8th, 2019


The Guest

Dustin Lau is a musician, songwriter, film composer and producer living in Redlands California, whose work appears on everything from feature length documentaries to short TV spots. He’s performed live on …

Niles Grey – Filmmaker

March 1st, 2019


Niles Grey is a filmmaker and director with experience working independently and on the content teams at both GoPro and Moment. His work at GoPro and Moment has given him a unique experience leveraging the …

Graphic Designer Seth Lucas

February 22nd, 2019


Seth Lucas is an illustrator and designer with a BFA in graphic design. He is the co-creator of Ello There Outdoors, selling prints and accessories …

Leslie Chapman – Goldsmith

February 15th, 2019


Leslie Chapman is a Canadian goldsmith from Yukon Territory. In the 70’s she and her husband left Calgary Alberta as part of the “back to the land” …

Brad Woodard of Brave the Woods – Illustrator

February 8th, 2019


Brad Woodard is an Illustrator and designer who, along with his wife, Krystal, operates the studio Brave the Woods. Brad has worked with Target, Baskin Robbins, Simon and Schuster, Intel, Harley Davidson, Honda and …

James Best – Comedy Writer

February 1st, 2019


James Best is an Emmy nominated television writer living in New York City. His first tv gig was writing twitter and webseries for 30 Rock. From there he wrote for VH1, Billy on the Street, and Nickelodeon's …

Experience Designer Lauren Celenza of Google

January 25th, 2019


Not many will argue that travel is an eye and mind opening experience. Obviously, expanding your vision is valuable to anyone working in a creative capacity. In my conversation with Google designer Lauren Celenza, I ask …

Sinkane – Musician

January 18th, 2019


Understanding where a creative comes from can go a long way in understanding their creative work. Sinkane (the music of Ahmed Gallab) writes music rich with references to his homeland, Sundan.

In this episode, Sinkane …

Industrial Designer David Dombrowski

January 18th, 2019


This week I ask David Dombrowski, an industrial designer with over 30 years of design experience, “How has the intangible, digital world influenced the physical objects that you design?” Tune in for our conversation …

Filmmaker Joaquin Azulay Of Gauchos Del Mar

January 18th, 2019


Just days after returning from a 16 month surfing expedition if Africa, Joaquin Azulay of Gauchos Del Mar sat down with me to answer my question, …

Annie Spratt of Unsplash – Photographer

January 18th, 2019


Annie Spratt is a delight. She’s a prolific amatuer photographer with thousands of photos which can be found on the covers of books, album covers, …

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