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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. 

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789 - COT Only Shop Talk "Brickey and OKpants Celebrate America"

Mark Brickey


You know when adult children get around each other and bitch, complain and make fun of mom and dad for how they raised them? Well, this is that conversation, but we talk about the country that we love, the place that built us and how we stay in love with America during historically troubling times. If that's all too grown up for you, we also talk about how to get the most out of your next Chipotle visit. SO feel free to turn it off after that. 

782 - Shop Talk With Billy Baumann

Mark Brickey


How creatives create self-imposed challenges and make projects harder than they need to be because we care about the work.  Mark shares some awkward interactions that he's had with the creative community in stories that are for a COT exclusive episode only. Trying to understand why some designers feel compelled to give unsolicited art critiques. Should Delicious Design League start a new project or create an in-house marketing project? The guys' breakdown that success doesn't cure all problems and reach out to you the audience to let someone know if you're feeling depressed and like you can't make another day. 

772 - "The Death of Retail" with Dan Stiles on Shop Talk

Mark Brickey


When you hit record just before the stroke of midnight you know the conversation is going to go the path of two good friends on a road trip. What does the death of the mall really look like? The urban migration of every generation trying to find where they belong. The age of discovery has died where will the next generation find the enjoyment of breaking into a culture. And in the COT managing your schedule, running a calendar and a how-to constantly have payments coming in. Plus a Gambler 500 update. 

761 - Shop Talk with Mark & Billy

Mark Brickey


On today's Shop Talk wild ride the guys explore nude color cars, how dad's can't get a day, and Billy explores the merry-go-round that is designers career, regardless of year one or year one hundred. 

Shop Talk Homework. 

Next week the guys are going to look at where the marketing and branding of the USFL & XFL went wrong when they both tried to compete with the NFL. Want to be a more significant part of that conversation watch both 30 For 30 documentaries made on the demise of those failed football leagues. Next, week's episode isn't going to be about sports but about the marketing that goes into creating loyal fans and building stable brands for the long haul. 

Creative Content Creation, Creates A Future Where Advertising & Entertainment Become One - On Shop Talk 742

Mark Brickey


Mark & Billy explore a future where the entertainment industry explodes, and we all get to catch a piece of our own. 

Today In Part One Of Shop Talk With Billy Baumann

  • Right out of the gate Billy attempts to break another show on the AID Network. 
  • How Billy negotiates with restaurants while Brickey gets up-charged. 
  • As a married man and a family man, how excited are you when everyone else leaves the house? And how long does it take before you feel lonely? 
  • Easter Candy, once again a place where Mark & Billy can't seem to find common ground. 
  • "I'm doing this to you, and you don't like it." The retelling of and AID classic. 
  • Will Louis CK bounce back? Can you still enjoy his work? Mark and Billy look at the Time's Up Movement and how it's long-term effects will shape the careers of once powerful and popular men. 
  • Will the 2017 Trump led tax bill and deregulation of Wall Street leed us all back to another 2009 economy meltdown? 
  • Mark's new love of video editing brings together his music career, design career and the storytelling his has learned through AID. Hear how he's enjoying production work that is more visual than sound.
  • Projects of passion take you to the next train stop in life, Mark has found a new passion project and is excited to see where this leap of faith takes him, as he creates for passion and for once, and doesn't think about profit. 
  • Making decisions for those in your life that simply can't decide. 
  • Is there a way to fight for higher wages as the Design Pickles of the world keep bringing the creative industry to newer lows? Brickey has a plan to lead the COT troops to a better tomorrow based on more creative and career control. 

    In The Circle of Trust. Exclusive Paid Member Content. 
  • Brickey lays out the COT content plan for 2018. Last year was about inspiring listeners to create their own IP. This year will be about motivating listeners to create their own content. 
  • Understanding your creative strengths is really about getting to know you and your studio. 
  • The media disruption is real and really good for all of us. The entertainment empires are crumbling, and we can all catch a small piece. 
  • The future of entertainment is in your space.
  • The art of editing is where the story gets told. 
  • Why Brickey is excited about Podcast The Animated Series, Between Meals and hopes to us the AID Network to build more content that doesn't feature him. 
  • Understanding where you can delegate and where you can't let go. 
  • Mark and Billy are having a hard time understanding folks that aren't into anything?

738 - Shop Talk Exclusive Circle of Trust Content

Mark Brickey


Shop Talk Exclusive Content
For Circle of Trust Members Only
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On Today's Episode

  • Email signature etiquette and how to properly self-promote.
  • The fine art of concept art and mastering keeping it loose. 
  • Being good at playing guitar and being good at songwriting are two different skills.
  • How social media is just as unfair as the real world, the rich get richer, and the poor accounts just stay poor. It feels impossible at times to get your online presence out of the digital ghetto. 
  • Variety magazine's free perfect bound book featuring different artist doing Get Out inspired artwork for subscribers. This book is 100% inspired by the world of art and design us, and many of our guests represent. 
  • Will warm design every go away and not make us feel good. 
  • Which coffee bag speaks to you?
  • We review and chime in on Sean Gordon Murphy's tweet thread calling out Mondo. An objective look at calling people out, paying artists fairly and learning not to count other people's money.