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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. 

543 - Shop Talk with Billy Baumann

David Defeo

Bang. The. Drum. It's an official Shop Talk just like you remember with Mark Brickley and Billy Baumann on the mics bringing you a double dose of design dialogue. Today's episode has some intriguing twists and turns that you might not expect as The AID Godfather and your favorite Roadrunner Of The Year talk about potential pivots in their creative careers and keeping the motivational flame burning. The boys also break down some of Billy's recent political novellas ranging from our nation's budget to dealing with a myriad of generational mindsets each with a unique set of standards to uphold. The internet has changed the face of the world as we know it and our two heroes are caught at Generation Crossroads on the foremost tip of the learning curve as each advance comes their way. The key is to find your creative sweet spot and remember what you;re doing this all for. Antics ensue.

Talking Points

  • Billy's passages are explained in full.
  • Paul Ryan works Trump's shaft.
  • The crippling effects of consequence and balancing political thoughts with your company's forward facing ethics.
  • Setting limits when you're in the drivers seat.
  • Gauging obsession.
  • Where would Billy pivot next?
  • Storytelling in a whole new way at Cub Studio.
  • Billy's bag of tricks and his love of posters.
  • Imagination from procrastination, swimming forward, and finding what will keep you at work.
  • Your creative sweet spot.
  • A complicated jobs program, Team America: World Police (fuck yeah!), and generational mindsets at war.
  • People are people. 
  • Exposure to other cultures and the problem with seclusion. 
  • The illusion of safety and toddlers with guns.
  • Losing your way of life, blue collar workers, and an American ethos that isn't going to make things easier.
  • A lesson from Fraggle Rock to rebuild our communities.
  • The Double is announced.
  • Test runs with better students who already know the way of The Cobra.
  • Asking questions at Flatstock and the modern way around it. 
  • Loving Beth with or without before and after photos.
  • Teaching experience at Delicious, video components, and building out a workshop. 
  • Wheel greasing for the deals.
  • Generation Crossroads deals with Comixology.
  • Southern Bastards cells, geek on geek crime, and learning empathy. 
  • Falling through the cracks, appropriate follow ups, and diverse rosters. 
  • Existing outside of a loud minorities style guide. 
  • Praying for Mark's stain. 
  • Being a masculine ally and the tricky waters of talking for thousands of hours.
  • Fatherhood tips and tricks from one co-host to another and spotting Billy's dad dick.