Episode 257 - PITCHGRIM “From Swamps To Santa Cruz” The Cody Melick Mysteries
Talking Points You’ll Hear on Episode 257- Working in the alligator infested swamps of Florida to offset your starting out freelance design work.- Taking the job of a legend, but someone had to take Jim Phillips job at Santa Cruz Skateboards.- Inheriting classic imagery and finding new ways to interrupt the brand.- The intimidation and pressure of working with popular intellectual properties like Star Wars or Marvel while still trying to keep it brand specific to Santa Cruz.- The weekly workflow of being the in-house illustrator for a major skateboard company.- How to keep to up with creative pace of a heavy workload. - Being a husband, new dad and having a dream job, what kind of work makes Cody jump into more illustration hours.- Quickly hating your work as soon as it’s finished.
Circle of Trust (Paid Member Content)- Keeping your own brand alive while killing it at the dream day job.- Getting better at your trade by keeping up with a high demand illustration job. - Living under the moniker of your own brand or day job. - Just enjoying your work getting out into the world without worrying about the credit or fame.- Setting both personal work and day job goals.…read more