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The Struggle of a graphic designer by Lodesigns Podcast

55 EpisodesProduced by Lodesigns Podcast Website

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. ☺️

55 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

E55: Working at a agency, Life as a design student, Working remotely - Meet Latinx Designer Xiomara

October 12th, 2022

49:38

The Podcast is Back! 

Happy Hispanic heritage month 🎉

In this podcast, we will talk about the struggle of being a graphic designer, in this podcast we'll talk about insights such as working at an agency, working …

E54: Dealing W/Burnout As A Creative

June 17th, 2022

28:31

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 …

E53: Supporting designers and their mental health with Luca Kouwenhoven

February 25th, 2022

1:28:02

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 …

E52: Whats does it mean to follow your passion? With Voice Actor & Illustrator Chrystian Marte

February 4th, 2022

1:15:14

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 …

E51: Staying Motivated 2022

January 7th, 2022

54:51

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 …

E 50: The struggles of a overthinking designer meet Mariery Young

November 26th, 2021

1:09:43

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 …

Ep:49 Finding Range as a designer with SVA MFA Design Entrepreneur Student Inês Ayer

November 8th, 2021

31:15

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 …

E48: Struggling With Productivity, Working From Home, Meet Natalia

October 29th, 2021

47:06

Happy Friday! Meet Natalia C. Arias who is a Multidisciplinary Artist and Designer, currently based in Baltimore, Maryland, and born and raised in …

E: 47 Being a self taught artist meet illustrator Cindy Lozito

October 15th, 2021

46:50

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 …

E 46: Owning a studio & Coming up with new ideas with graphic designer Fidel Pena

September 17th, 2021

44:54

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 …

E45 : Redefining "The System of in the Creative Industry" Meet Designer Erwin Hines

September 10th, 2021

42:30

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 …

E 44: Motion Designer at HBO James Daher

September 3rd, 2021

42:20

 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 …

E 43: Being an Illustrator in Puerto Rico Meet Illustrator & ui/ux Designer Tania

August 27th, 2021

1:07:25

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 …

E 42: Designer, Artist, & Publisher Ben Denzer

August 20th, 2021

1:03:02

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 …

E 41: Graphic designer & Director Meet Lazzo

August 13th, 2021

49:28

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 …

E 40: Brand Designer Ki

August 6th, 2021

47:20

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 …

E 39: Social Media Tips For Creatives

July 23rd, 2021

30:37

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 …

E 38: Art School Culture Shock - Kevin Cadena

July 16th, 2021

1:15:54

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 …

E 37: Creating Design Database: With Graphic Designer Courtlyn Jones

July 9th, 2021

46:36

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 …

E36: Art Director Joe Chong

June 25th, 2021

49:54

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 …

E35: Designer/Illustrator Manny Hernandez

June 18th, 2021

59:37

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 …

E34: Visual Designer Jesse Nyberg

June 11th, 2021

54:21

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 …

E33: Industrial Designer Mia Kaplan

June 4th, 2021

48:38

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 …

E32: Meet Falak Graphic Designer

May 29th, 2021

46:09

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 …

E31: Aspiring Animator Ali

May 21st, 2021

52:57

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.

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E:30 Stressed and Burnt Out

May 7th, 2021

19:01

Here are some of my tips for any artist who are feeling stressed and burnt out 

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E29: Graphic Designer Nikki Roxas

April 23rd, 2021

48:17

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 …

Ep 28 Custom Designer: Ryan

April 16th, 2021

38:04

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 …

E27 Motion Designer -Tobi Ajiboye

April 9th, 2021

46:29

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 …

Ep 26 Fine Artist-Bryan Fernandez

April 2nd, 2021

26:30

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.

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Ep 25 Why are designers important?

March 26th, 2021

9:00

In this episode I will be talking about why is design important 

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E24 Designers who can’t draw

March 19th, 2021

13:14

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

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E23 Art School

March 13th, 2021

27:11

Is art school the best choice for you? Here are my insights about what I feel about when going to art school. 

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E22 Being a Woman Designer

March 5th, 2021

12:16

on this podcasts, I talk about the why its amazing being a woman in the design industry 

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E21 Being Black in the Design Industry

February 26th, 2021

12:05

In this episode, I will be talking about what is it like being black in the design industry. 

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E:20 Dealing With Bad Clients

February 19th, 2021

26:19

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. 

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E19:What is a freelancer?

February 12th, 2021

17:37

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. 

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E18: Stop Overthinking

February 5th, 2021

13:46

In today's episode, I will be giving tips for other artists/designers on how to stop overthinking. As well as sharing my experiences. 

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E17:GameSTOCK

January 29th, 2021

16:47

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.

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E16: Proffessors

January 22nd, 2021

26:43

In this episode, I will talk about professors and the good and bad qualities between them. 

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E15:New Hobbies

January 15th, 2021

12:57

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 …

E14:How I became a graphic designer

January 8th, 2021

28:31

Season 2: In today's episode I wanted to reintroduce myself and talk about how I became a graphic designer, so enjoy my story 

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E13:Merry Christmas

December 24th, 2020

7:41

Merry Christmas Just saying goodbye this will be the last episode of the season 

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E12:Finals Finally F*uckin Over

December 18th, 2020

30:22

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.

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E11: I miss my homies

December 11th, 2020

11:11

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.

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E10: "You're Too Young"

December 4th, 2020

19:15

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, …

E9: The importance of self love

November 27th, 2020

28:32

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 :) 

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E8:Dont take critisism to heart

November 20th, 2020

20:03

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 …

E7:Why artist should invest

November 13th, 2020

22:39

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 …

E6: My New Projects

November 6th, 2020

11:09

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 …

E5:Special announcement

November 2nd, 2020

6:50

Special announcement for projects

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E4:Having a podcast

October 26th, 2020

4:52

This is a little segment where I record my podcast experience so enjoy me laughing at myself 😂😂

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E3: Art School online

October 14th, 2020

50:07

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

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E2: Finding Jobs

October 14th, 2020

9:04

As a graphic designer our job is always an issue😂😒 with something as far as clients or being a design student finding a job.

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E1 Welcome

September 27th, 2020

1:48

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 …

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