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!
If you have suggestions for guests or questions about the show, please reach out to us on Twitter @creativesopod or @jfrostholm, or shoot us an email at jason at creativesouth dot com. #Hugnecks
Welcome to the Creative South Podcast, I’m your host Jason Frostholm. My guest this week is Ben Stafford. Ben and his wife Beth own and run Fox Meadow Creative, an Ohio-based design studio specializing in brand identity, illustration, print, and digital graphics. We talk about growing up in Ohio, what it’s like to run a business with your spouse, why adoption is so important to him, and teaching online, all right after this.
Last week, I had the pleasure of talking with Bryan Garvin on the Go Media Podcast about what the plans were for the Creative South Podcast at WMC Fest this year. I’m stoked to be going for a few reasons – it’s my first time attending WMC Fest, I’ll be doing the podcast live from the Vendor Village for two hours, and I’m looking forward to meeting new friends and catching up with old friends. So, if you’re heading to Cleveland in August for WMC Fest, reach out and say “Hi!”
Thanks for tuning in this week. You can find out more about Ben at foxmeadowcreative.com and benillustrated.com, or follow him on Instagram and Twitter @BenStafford86 and on Dribbble @BenStafford. You can keep up with the podcast on Twitter @CreativeSoPod, and follow Creative South on Facebook, 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 Ben by following him at these great places.
Texture Classes: http://www.benillustrated.com/classes/