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Makers of Sport®

An Arts, Design and Business podcast featuring Adam Martin
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A podcast hosting conversations about branding, design, technology, startups and creativity in the sports business. Guests include designers, art directors, marketers, photographers, writers, filmmakers, animators, developers and startup entrepreneurs working on sports-related projects.

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100 episodes
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Insung Kim, Senior Creative Director, Atlanta Braves
“Working with people is something you need practice with. Everybody has their own agenda, everybody has things that are important to them. You have to respect that but there’s times you have to fight for what you believe in.” Insung Kim joined the show to discuss his cross country journey from enivironmental design in Southern California to Kansas City to now working in the South as Senior Creative Director for the Atlanta Braves. Insung discusses how his immigrant parents supported his creativity leading him to attend art school and eventaully find a job as a designer in environmental graphics at a company where he stayed 15 years. Looking for a change, Insung moved his family to the middle of the country to work for internationally-known sports & entertainment architectural firm, Populous (formerly HOK Sport). While designing graphics for the Braves new Atlanta stadium, Insung struck up a relationship with Braves executives and was offered a job as Creative Director where he now leads a team of creatives and manages the Braves' iconic brand. He sheds light on how to have difficult conversations and what we as sports designers should really focus on and get joy in instead of the cool hero imagery. Listen along as Insung shares his story. Mentions Include: Insung on Twitter Insung on Instagram Seth Godin Harvest Crusade David Riley Associates Hunt Design Populous Robzilla Kev Roché My next guests are Amy and Jen Hood from Hoodzpah Design. The Hood twins are a graphic design duo running their own studio in Southern California. They also happen to be Kentucky natives which, y'all already know, makes me drawn to them. The interview was conducted at MLC Connect 2019 after their keynote. Sign up for the email newsletter for updates, discounts on future products and exclusive content for subscribers. You can also show your support for the podcast by joining the community and keeping it sponsor-free. Did you enjoy this episode? Then please rate and/or write a review of the show on iTunes. Also, be sure to follow show host, @TAdamMartin and @MakersofSport.
Barton Damer, Founding Artist & Creative Director, AlreadyBeenChewed
Damer on getting work: "You have to be a hype machine. You have to create hype around yourself and most artists are very uncomfortable doing that because they feel they are bragging or they feel like they are going to get made fun of online." Barton Damer, founding artist and creative director of the boutique 3d animation and motion design studio AlreadyBeenChewed, joined the podcast for a chat about his career and how he has grown his company into one of the leading studios for producing motion content in sports and entertainment. Barton reveals how an injury skateboarding—a sport and culture he has always been passionate about—pushed him to learn graphic design and motion so he could continue to hang out with his skateboarding buddies. Damer touches on how he moonlighted nights and weekends for years while having a full-time job because he was the sole income supporting his family of 5 and how fourteen years into his career he began getting his first big brand work from sneaker companies as he developed a new style outside of his job. I ask Barton many questions about how one can get into motion, where to start, etc. as a total n00b on the medium and he shares some great advice. Lastly, Barton shares his thoughts on the future of motion including where VR/AR fit into the space. Mentions Include: AlreadyBeenChewed Barton on Twitter Barton on IG ABC on IG Computer Arts Digital Artist of the Year Peter Drucker, Business Author Andrew Kramer, Video Co-Pilot Troika DigitalKitchen Shilo Jab Jab Jab Right Hook by @garyvee GreyscaleGorilla Houdini by SideFX My next guest is going to be Insung Kim, Sr. Creative Director of the Atlanta Braves. Insung is a designer that began his career in the architectural space of sports working for Populous before joining the in-house team at the Braves. Sign up for the email newsletter for updates, discounts on future products and exclusive content for subscribers. Did you like this episode? You can also show your support for the podcast by joining the community and by writing a review of the show on iTunes. Also, be sure to follow show host, @TAdamMartin and @MakersofSport.
Simon Dent of Dark Horses on Sports Teams' Competition for Attention
Simon Dent shares his thoughts on the future competition of sports teams as it regards to selling attention and tickets.
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Podcast Details
Started
Mar 22nd, 2014
Latest Episode
Aug 20th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
100
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
No

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