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The Circle of Trust Archive

The Circle of Trust is the paid subscriber content for listeners of the Adventures In Design podcast. Containing over 300+ episodes and 500 hours of design, illustration, printing and business tips n tricks. Hear every episode in it’s entirety! The Circle of Trust has the full Adventures In Design audio catalog, featuring every episode with bonus content added or you can choose to go straight to the bonus content. Every topic possible on following your creative passion as a hobby or career has been covered in this collection and we’re not even close to finishing the conversation adding another 200 episodes in 2016. 

414 - Brian Ewing

David Defeo

Brian Ewing is at the next step in his career. Having perfected his signature style, working in the world of designer toys, and taking on client work at every turn Brian turns his attention to the world of tattoos. What drove Brian to work on a moving canvas that moves and complains when while he sits at the pinnacle of his stylized anatomy work? Having lived a life outside of the lines Brian continues to feel his way through the dark of maintaining a career as a creative professional. It takes a little bit of courage and a healthy amount of fear to stay at the top and Brian lays it all out in his return to Adventures In Design.

Talking Points

  • San Diego Comic Con... for the 14th time.
  • Metacrypt Toys as a hobby and avenue for growth as an artist.
  • Designing in three dimensions and drawing characters form multiple angles.
  • Spotting Eastern influences with white guy tendencies.
  • How to budget for Comic Con.
  • Booth strategies for success and the importance in presentation.
  • Assessing your customer service levels.
  • Is using a gallery show as a forced deadline a good idea or should you let your work trickle out over time to maintain your customer's interest.
  • Antiquated gallery business models and how an artists could do it on their own.
  • Letting your customers reset their bank accounts.
  • Throwing your own party for a release.
  • Waiting for permission for something you can do yourself.
  • Pushing your style as far as you can and learning from the career path or other stylized artists.
  • Attractive careers and fighting with your self behind closed doors.
  • Feeling your way through the dark of being a creative and knowing when its time to change.
  • The guilt of being bored with success.
  • The myth of growth and inner industry curveballs.
  • Greener grass of a nine to five and getting off the freeway of art.
  • Missing pieces in the art career puzzle.
  • Who's hazing Brian at the tattoo shop?
  • The creative speed of a tattoo artist.
  • Learning to tattoo on sex doll skin and working your way up to pig's feet.
  • How Brian met Mike Moses.
  • Being exposed to various subject matter and how it affects your style.
  • Recognizing a cornerstone of success in your art career.
  • Trying to be on summer vacation for the rest of your life.
  • Wondering when your luck will run out if you don't live by a formula.
  • The responsibility of the future is gonna find you.
  • Grappling with the loneliness of following your dream.
  • Having a healthy amount of fear.