The Creative South Podcast focuses on the “people” behind the design. The best way for us to do that is to talk to people and listen to them share their stories. Not necessarily the stories you hear from the stage, but ones you get when you actually have a conversation with someone. We want to have conversations not only with the presenters and people hosting workshops, but the vendors and attendees. We also want to talk to other creative people, not just the designers, illustrators, and photographers, but the developers, writers, musicians, comedians, chefs and anyone else that uses their creative talent. It's not about being from the South, that's just where we live!
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Welcome to the Creative South Podcast, I’m your host Jason Frostholm. My guest this week is John Howard. John is the founder of Black Airplane, a branding and web design firm based out of Atlanta. Black Airplane has worked with clients like Coca-Cola and Rocket Donations. I talk with John about how he got his start in design by doing flyers for Christian rock bands, how a door closing on a job forced him into the entrepreneurial world, and his new product SlingShot – a project collaboration tool for designers.
In case you haven’t heard, our buddy Aaron James Draplin has a book, titled Draplin Design Co. Pretty Much Everything, coming out May 17th and you can pre-order it now. The pre-order of $25 is in effect right up until May 17th, so act now! Draplin’s proud of the fact that the book is viciously affordable, yet jam-packed with a mountain of information! Good, solid value. Act now and head over to ddcbook.com and pre-order your copy of Draplin Design Co. Pretty Much Everything today! On to the show.
Thanks for tuning in this week. You can find out more about John at blackariplane.com or follow him @blkairpln on Twitter. You can keep up with the podcast and Creative South on Twitter and Instagram @CreativeSouthGA or over at CreativeSouthGA.com, and I’m @jfrostholm on Dribbble, Twitter, and Instagram.
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Find out more about John by following him at these great places.
Dribble “For the Win” with John https://dribbble.com/stories/2015/12/30/for-the-win-john-howard
John on Dribbble: https://dribbble.com/johnhoward
Black Airplane on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blackairplanelabs
Black Airplane on Twitter: https://twitter.com/blackairplane
Slingshot on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/useslingshot/
Slingshot on Twitter: https://twitter.com/useslingshot