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"okafor" Discussed on Arrowhead Pride

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02:26 min | 10 months ago

"okafor" Discussed on Arrowhead Pride

"Guy frustration. I'm competitive. I look at it as just bring in. We'll competition what lsu every year we bring in dollars so nominal. This come in compete. Do what i have to do. Just keep moving guy. Eight is your job. Taking like i keep keep inconsistent consistent. Just keep moving things taken these. Nfl receiver coup. This thing is learning stuff. From our steve roberts. He was protective we lined up by learning different routes in out run. Those things i think is helping all our game as a running back union. Did you going around to during the off season. Yes yes always always just individually or combined. Often she's blind and learning restrictions because behind that chemistry. Like i think it's a little different since we just put on past. They offer they put on pass. I think the field is going to be a little different and you know we gotta keep building. That's why we got trying to count to keep on building the move from their relation pilot after hours. At least with you guys. I'll take our relationship. Pretty much to say i mean we kinda close since we. I'm in leading any league. Now of you know we always together. We eat together. We do pretty much everything together. You see us walking. We all together and i mean that's my brother and my brother can't train about comradery right buildings well cranks in front door. You don't have dustin anymore. But as anybody i into the fun when you're off he'll here building. I never seen nobody get prank yet but As far as the chemistry coterie brought his head. We eat together. We do everything together. We all in the same room. We all sleep around each other and all buildings iraq being around each other every each and every day every second every support.

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"okafor" Discussed on Arrowhead Pride

Arrowhead Pride

07:01 min | 10 months ago

"okafor" Discussed on Arrowhead Pride

"Was coming at the my regular me just hadn't find help yourself get better so i do a lot of things as far as yoga. Pilates does work in my hands a little bit more. Because that's why fill in a game last year. I really came in just ready to go. I use them my motor. I mean i haven't loved my motor but that's what it really was last year. Let me play been locker room widow. Definitely somebody that i look up to. Just being the spies to what he was telling a lot of it came from him and dan just other guys around the locker room and does you know. Social media does looking at people media what their condition may vary. I good for the team. Anchors very versatile. I think it'd be good for a lot of guests do agree smith on the basis that the nervous getting can't get to know senate different sets of practice. Help you out because everybody in the lease different those new guys. They are crafty and they vest and some young guys that just to get out there. So i mean there's good players love in training camp I love paget able to get more physical. So i mean it was good to get physical conditioning as well. You know. I like to think on good and say but when you put the pads on in a wake you up a little bit. You mentioned getting physical part of physical battle. German one on one thing. You're better boom about say it'd be lineup. Watch said again. Just seal your stubs. Say you're crafting. What are you doing and saying how you could get free like you know. I try not to let people touch china and see. How can i get free more gets quarterback fast a lot of but there was also getting my stuff together. I felt like i was awhile player. Like kind of being out my friend. I was just kind of trying to make sure. I do everything going forward instead of going more allowed so off brush. What are your expectations for yourself. Now it's the same thing. I'm gonna go out there trying to impress more and more just to get more tom you know. Get my name out. That being predictable type hoffy. Went through they went through a mandatory minicamp. And this isn't an abbreviated predicate. Now the whole shebang houses to help a lot. I mean i never seen like you said none of this amount still soaking it in my first year with autism. But i get to help a lot because like you said. Ot as we were able to go out there and get out. And then i was able to go and again. Oh this would. I need to fix so feel i to help a lot harder role. Yeah i know you've been reversal guy at your cell divisions can you see yourself being guys that's earth long eli playing any more phases ready for whatever right if they do it and i'm just making the best out of my opportunity. Flies and yellow. To help you in your. What did he open you up. I mean you could go science and all that they say yoga the only thing that coordination with the most sought that eye coordination to help a lot pilates us. Swiss army knife injury. Do you notice that you're talking. Today was talking today because talking to how that was jerry change things in the room on the line. Big acquisition help. You learn anything more information to the room. Another guy who didn't seen a lot of different coaches so he could come over and information that he got from seattle. He helped me a lot. Just make helping me identify things like a brother defense and everything. Are you sensing identity coming out of defense this year or something different about this defense with the players that have been added as civility offer bigoted the exciting to what got some boys in their own. That'd be lied on deciding to watch. I think i think is going be that. Well one period. Yeah really wicked. Spent was made a year. Think he coma confident confidence being a little bit more free and then just lend my motives go and also just letting it be me had to go out offer pretty good. Thank all moving around on the defense or by the flow into the ball. It was good for you. Know it's different when you put the pads on to what you just got him down. And everything was point teams. We all those guys. They're doing a good job upfront. You know they still. They still getting everything. They still learning still learning but they picking up everything fast says offense. We move a real good right now. It's just the super bowl loss motivated. You think about that weight and use said to motivate you. You're thinking laws always motivation. Then in the super bowl you know one or two biggest games in lee. You know that's always motivated to us. You know we know. We know what came out with the victory wind. Do a good job. We wanted to get that game. I'm bill from time with shawn and belle and you say on the need to be the.

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"okafor" Discussed on Arrowhead Pride

Arrowhead Pride

07:56 min | 11 months ago

"okafor" Discussed on Arrowhead Pride

"I think that was one of the downsides of the runningback tour agreed with their decision to do it especially given the weird off season the pandemic year everything that went into it. Oh that's a great point to you. It was all of that stuff that went into the decision to go with the running back to her. But one of the downsides of that is you. just don't have those new guys that haven't experienced that before like that ride. It had already been done for all of those dudes for the most part this year. You've got a lot of guys that have never been a part of something like this. I mean you look. You don't have to look any further than the offense of wine. It's a completely revamped unit. Those jews are going to be hugely motivated to be a part of something special this season so i just i think there's a lot of different reasons to believe that this is going to be a little different regular season. Wise now sort of us were to god. They fell asleep. I saw people with pillows against the carolina panthers especially in the half. I felt like they fell asleep. I said it all year last year. I don't think we saw them. Give a damn about a game. Like truly aside from that. Second raiders game. Maybe the ravens early in the season the ravens game to su super rubel point on monday night football that one and the the second raiders game because they lost the first time sunday night football. I don't think they gave a damn about any other game in the regular season. Like i don't think they cared until they got to the playoffs and then people were starting to say. All the chiefs had been neo. Getting in these close games chiefs had been playing lazy. Like they're gonna get tripped up by one of these playoff teams and they're like all right. We'll turn it on like that's just a credit to how talented they were before. The offensive line really fell apart last year that they were literally sleepwalking. Through the entire regular season and the end they only lost what two games and one of them was a week off where they lost to the chargers. So they're that good cited they are. They are you're right. they slipped. Walk also i think context matters but his point about the offensive line. Yeah like those guys are gonna be hungry. Those guys also are trying to be the reason that they don't win so so those guys are gonna to are like we got to be a top five offensive line like we gotta we gotta be completely locked down for this do because we got to go win a ring and they got. They got plenty of resources to that offensive line that they've laid forth for that all right before we get here. Congratulations to the milwaukee bucks as they win a championship for the first time in forty nine years and i just i just wanna pose this to you all jaanus. Whatever his last name is into the cuco. Whatever that is is pretty sure. That's why he went to chick-fil-a and ordered fifty of the mini chicken sandwiches. How is there real quick seriously. Is there any chance you believe. He could do that by himself. Because his or was the fifty and the drink like the nuggets. No no no. So you gotta go back. He changed it to the chicken. I don't think he knew exactly what he was ordering a chick-fil-a like he switched chicken. Minis i'm not sure he knew he was getting exactly. You can order big trace certa. I think you're wrong. He specifically said no. I mean the many's he says it specifically nope the minis not forty nine fifty. One i can. I could do it. have you ever been. Have you ever been really really hung over on a saturday and you wake up too early. And so you decide to go to a chick-fil-a breakfast. It doesn't matter if it's six. Am it's nine or ten. Am lines line's always around the corner. And so you know you. Maybe you order on the app or somebody comes over with an ipad and they order ahead of time you get spicy chicken breakfast burrito get excited chicken minnie's to eat on the ride home. That's the way you chick-fil-a breakfast. Not a of oddest. Could even if i were talking about a dude who's six seven two hundred and fifty pounds. He probably doesn't splurge on chick-fil-a every every now and then like i have seven foot to forty two to be exact six seven. He made them over and he was like six six seven. Six eight six eight whatever. But he's seven foot to forty to listen. I'm sorry. I don't even think he can get fifty. It's the bread. The amount of bread with that butternut sounds amazing. Just think if he gets to thirty he's got twenty more to go and if he's like music from seems things though no not with a bread sorta. It's by it's one bite. Janas could sort of three those things in his mouth ones. it's fifty of them also hands his hands calorie. His hands are so big his hands are so big he could fit ten of those things in his hand at once. And just kyle valerie's he'll run off. I'm sorry fifty. Listen i know. I've lost one hundred thirteen pounds. And i'm gonna tell you right. Now in my heyday. Fifty of the of the mini sandwiches. With the bread. I could do. I have had fights with the twenty negative. Mcdonald's i know fifty with the bread. There's no way honest. Diana lose some weight myself but i can. I can put down chick-fil-a. I think he can put down fifty those you tell her. I don't even know if you could get to fifteen outlets with you. I totally agree with you. Now can do fifteen piece mcnuggets. I i can do twenty five to thirty sure. you're telling you the dugout. It's ron's right on this. It's the bread twenty to thirty. No chance no pay for for you to do it. I'll pay what's his name. Who's do their windsor hotdog. Bet dude he can do it for sure he can. Joey chestnut joey chestnut twenty five to thirty. Get me real hungover on saturday morning. I'll put down thirty years thing. Inbred on every one of them is two bites. Put it in chewed up twice a swap mash. I think you sweat at seventeen. I think at seventeen you start sweat. There's no way he gets fifteen wrong. No no chance. You don't think it gets fifteen. No chance no chance fifteen fifteen. I think you're underestimating. How gross. I can be when it comes to. I don't but man. I i'll give you a seventy four orders each four. I think if you've got to twenty one or twenty two it'd be purely off of adrenaline and trying to prove he gets a ten and you feel like he goes up guarantee. I bet you be though he gets to. There's a number very early that he gets to where he goes. There is no way i am. I'm telling you. I have on more than one occasion. Ben very hung over on a saturday morning. Driven to a chick-fil-a at seven am got a spicy chicken breakfast brita which those are pretty nice size breakfast burritos and a four piece chicken mini on the side to eat on the drive home. You're an idiot. You're an idiot certa. that's not meals. We're talking about like fifty of them. That's not even close. I said i can do twenty five thirty. I don't think i could do fifty. I can't do.

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"okafor" Discussed on Arrowhead Pride

Arrowhead Pride

02:56 min | 11 months ago

"okafor" Discussed on Arrowhead Pride

"Is them believe in asked to be sure. It's them believing that what they have in chris. Jones is going to work there. And i think part of this also suggests they're confident print. Clark's not going to miss significant time this year because if they weren't i think you might even be looking at signing both guys going into the year. It might be a situation where you don't feel confident enough that you have the depth that you're going to need at that position going into the season and it also could be a situation where they're saying you know what we're looking at a pass rusher because that's really what you're talking about right right show is. You're you're saying okay. Where are you getting the pass rush from deepens events. Maybe they believe josh is going to be that guy by the end of the year the rookie that they took this year in the fourth round from florida state. He is ready right now. He is a project for them if they think though that he can be good bye week. Thirteen fourteen fifteen which is typically win. Spags rookies to be able to kind of start developing on the field for them in the games or that could play into this as well. So i think. It's i think it's a culmination of a number of different things. And when you add all of that up it was probably something where they said to themselves. We're fine with either guy if ingram decides to take our four million dollar offer three million dollar offer whatever it was. We're good with that. If he doesn't well we know we've got a backup plan and we feel comfortable. That locavore can come in and play. Thirty to forty percent of the snaps. And we'll be good with that as we've seen what that looks like. Just gotta just just better be right on it. That's all up saying if that was the thing that cost you you'd better be right. Acs where this is. I say this this is super bowl or bus team. And if we're gonna sit here with you know what man. I'm gonna i'm gonna take a chance on our fourth round. Pick that he's going to be a guy that can get pressure gonna take a chance. That might. Dan makes it a next step. You could do that. You could take a chance when roller bus like three. Four five million dollars is right there on someone that feels more for sure or you have a history on it and that feels more than just taking a chance when you sue bowler bus that that move feels like the way that i would go and i'm sure i'll be wrong but i mean that's that's i mean i just looked at. I am four million dollars one year. Four million dollars. I'm sorry. I know. Mike tomlin can do a lot of talking but if you to sit a we'll take you one for six. The i mean. I don't know i don't know interesting thing. Anc show got so worked up about alex okay. Four and melvin ingram that he completely forgot to throw to commercial break. So we're gonna take a quick time map but when we get back. The nfl released a new statement on.

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"okafor" Discussed on Arrowhead Pride

Arrowhead Pride

08:40 min | 11 months ago

"okafor" Discussed on Arrowhead Pride

"I will take whatever episode it is of show and bk on the chiefs if they continue to have us whatever episode it is after the chargers either. Make the playoffs or eliminated. I will referred to you as king. Bk a my daddy certa. That's how i refer to the both of you and the entire episode. Every time i say something. I will address starters. Okay king k. Daddy daddy daddy. Daddy keeps became. I will do way. I don't confident i am that. The punk ass chargers aren't nasty. I've even now being mean to him that the chargers won't make the playoffs this stupid. You wanna be called daddy by him certa like is this something that you're actually looking forward to because it's not to me but you're not really into i king b k. Is much better than him. Just calling me daddy for an entire podcasts. I feel like that's just going to be uncomfortable for me uncomfortable for our listeners. It's uncomfortable for me. Okay you want to call you. Think that uncomfortable for you. It really is to call another mad daddy. You don't think that's uncomfortable. Daddy certa every time. I speak at the. Us daddy certa. Yeah that's uncomfortable but it ain't gonna happen. Although i just sit at eight times but it ain't gonna happen because the charges are gonna make offs. This is ridiculous. Good god man. Just in herbert god. Apparently of the the next quarterback that's top five in the league apparently to you too. I'll just. I'll just sit back with the cigar. Just bask in my glory when you're calling him daddy and meet king. It's gonna be great. It's not it will not happen. So we're over this and not mike. You could get into bit to to be honest with you I'll call him emperor. Mike if if that happens i can't wait. I can't wait to win. Bet that is just gonna make me uncomfortable and that i don't care about it all whatever it's not gonna happen all right so i i feel great about it. I'm gonna tell you what did happen this week. What happened is brett. Vh at eddie read put themselves in the tour. The newest tour for the cheese and that tour is called. Y'all better be right. The y'all better beat right tour. Because we watched melvin ingram. Who we've talked about. Maybe the top defensive in on the market or outside linebacker pass rusher under market. Go the pittsburgh steelers on a one year. Deal for four mil yin dollars. Four million dollars a person that i've said. Hey going kit as at least an insurance policy you know. Frank clark's going to get suspended. You just can't drive around with uzi's a right after you didn't already gotten in trouble before three months but you just can't get back to back. Felony gun charges without losing gains. You're going to lose gain from frank clark. and instead. They signed close to home somebody that they're familiar with. Alex okafor on a one year deal. I don't know the numbers on that deal. Yeah i don't think that's been released yet and yet it's a one year deal. All i'm saying is britain. Andy now you have a lot of the time so you can get the benefit of the doubt. You have a lot of the time. Been right this one. You'd be right because you haven't if you weren't it feels like you're working on the cheap. It feels like you're trying to do something about somebody you know more. And i i don't know about you too but i look if you give me. Melvin ingram or alex. Okafor in terms of what i need rushing. The passer ongoing melvin. Ingram every time. Ed as i said this is the. You better be right tour. In britain andy bidder. Be right on this. I think that's fair in some regards. But i mean if you look at what. Melvin ingram did. A lot of this is due to injury for sure her now he didn't do nothing. Last year wasn't good last year. You know and even the year before he had seven sacks eleven. T.f fell in twelve quarterback. Kids if you look at alex oak afforded the year before he had five sacks he had Believe it's fifteen now five. Excuse me five. Cfl's in nine quarterback hits. The numbers are are somewhat similar between the two over the last couple of years. And if okafor's gonna come in as i would expect at a significantly lower number. I bet she's pretty close to the league minimum. I've got no issues with this man. I i really don't the other thing is because i don't know how much time we're gonna see. Alex okafor in their port of this was probably melvin. Ingram asking for more playing time. I don't think the chiefs could promise that you're looking at what they have right now on the outside. I think you're gonna see a decent amount of chris jones on first and second down lining up at defensive end as we've talked about a lot prank clark. I'm not there with you quite the same way. You are about him getting suspended this year. I think it's coming. I think this might play out. Kind of like the remember. Dwayne bowe situation where it took a year for the court proceedings to take place before he was actually suspended officially by the league. I wouldn't be surprised to see something like that with frank clark this year as well so regardless frank clark in chris jones. I think you're going to be your early down defensive and you're going to see a little bit of Mike dan out there on early downs. Well taco charleston's going to be mixing in on third downs. I think i hope later. On in the season joshua canedo is going to be mixing on third downs as well at least a very limited role for alex soka for and i think the same would probably have been true for melvin ingram and so i think this was as much about melvin ingram deciding. He wanted more playing time. And that's what he was going to prioritize. It was anything else. i just. Don't think what what what are we doing. Though i mean. I think the chiefs are in a situation where we all agree. They're super bowl or bus. That that's where they are right like we're talking four million dollars. I don't know what the difference is going to be. We're talking four million dollars. Steelers got for him to me. I look at it. I i hear what you're saying last year. Melvin ingram due to injuries. I believe played. Seventy eight games do much. He didn't remote a sex. Just as you stated. I think five tackles for loss. But clearly when he's healthy he's been a seven eight double digit sack guy in in his in his career and to be when you give him the point of a recipe where we want to get that situation especially with what steve spagnuola likes to do with guys up front and how that's always been his is way of doing is getting pressure. Listen this is super bowl or bus to three million dollars. I don't give a rip if he if he's getting signed for nine hundred. What is the minimum now. Five hundred thousand. I'll give a writ four million dollars. You're eight million of the cap right now. Don't fool around with this and go make the best deal. Like i steps me now. They could be right on this. Like i said they better be right on this but that to me seems cheap and it seems like all right we know god we trust the guy for this system better in that just i just don't i don't like that go kit. That especially it comes to that case like we've talked about it before like maybe you can't go kids xavien howard like i've talked about this at maybe that's out of it before million dollars. Four for alex okafor. I've seen the ceiling of alex okafor man and he's been injured to share executive passer. Alex okafor is a. He's one of them coverage sat guys. I'm gonna work namo keep goin' hummel. Keep going. I'm a poor rest my ass today it then maybe i might get you melvin. Ingram can go beat guys. You know not consistent like he did before but he can go. Beat guys just four million dollars. That one sent me to the age. When i saw that. I'm like well hold on. So i'm with you. I in general like this was the chiefs not matching the offer. Yeah i would have preferred to have in a vacuum. Melvin ingram over alex okafor. I agree. But i'm put you in. Melvin ingram spot for a second if the chiefs are offering you four million dollars in the steelers are offering you four million dollars in one place..

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"okafor" Discussed on Arrowhead Addict: A Kansas City Chiefs Podcast

Arrowhead Addict: A Kansas City Chiefs Podcast

02:36 min | 11 months ago

"okafor" Discussed on Arrowhead Addict: A Kansas City Chiefs Podcast

"Make you want it but you literally could choose any flavor of anything else in the whole store and he thought i was full of it and got the grab bag and the grab bag set on. Nothing was eating out of the grab magsi entire wrench. I you know. I told him right. Lesson learned on his part. He spent his money. Whatever may be that makes me apparent but but that's the way that works right. So we see alex okafor's injuries were like. Yeah no thanks. But then we see. Melvin ingram centuries like yeah but he could be or we see olivier vernon injuries will like. Oh yeah but but his achilles is going to be great so you think. There's some of that going on i mean. The grass is always greener on the other side. You're melvin ingram olivier vernon they're great players but they've got injuries Outspoken for. he's a good player. he's got some injuries but the reality is he knows the system. He's worked with this group of guys before he's gonna be able to fit right into the scheme they know what he is Whereas you know you might something. That's quote unquote greener. You never know. In so i like i like the i like knowing that i like knowing what we have and i liked that the coaching staff knows what they have I trust them. So i'm all for it. I like when they bring back. Guys they know in that have been fine at inns. Where maybe it's a it's a depth signing you know if if we're talking about you know signing our number two wide receiver and we pick somebody who i've never heard of his injury prone. Yeah maybe i have problems there but this view has depth signing somebody that they know who's been goodwin healthy. I'll like it. I like it. I like your perspective to the is unknown quantity. You trust the coaches if they say yeah. Let's bring alex back in. He's going to be what we need. A give us security How how can we all that. And we have patrick mahomes so called there to the rest of the bell. Let's play around. I've been listening to my son. Say hey dad. Would you rather back and forth for the last several hours as we've circled some of the great lakes on a massive road trips l. Let me ask you a few these. are you ready..

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"okafor" Discussed on Arrowhead Addict: A Kansas City Chiefs Podcast

Arrowhead Addict: A Kansas City Chiefs Podcast

03:26 min | 11 months ago

"okafor" Discussed on Arrowhead Addict: A Kansas City Chiefs Podcast

"Here with ellen. Mathis feels like we haven't heard anything about brit read right now. Do you have a read. No pun intended off on how that's coming along and the next step there He entered a plea of not guilty. Was the last thing that i saw again. That is very standard. Nothing weird. they're nothing to read into about killing yellow. And so. I think we're kind of just waiting a i assume that right. Now what's happening is they're gathering evidence Negotiating back and forth probably waiting to see how little girl is doing What her medical bills look like are because he certainly going to have to pay something towards her her medical bills to help her out called restitution. I'm certainly have to pay some of that But you know kind of just waiting okay. Okay let's talk on the field here because if we're looking at you said it's more probable that frank clark please and may not even miss any time because the legal system may make this play out. Cova delays whatever. If that's the case then we. The cheese just signed alexander for to a one year deal. Nate taylor of the athletic says okafor's in wanting to come back after two straight super bowl campaigns with the team. Let me ask you as a chief's fan. How are you feeling about edge. Rusher knowing that big frank made on time or knowing what you feel about clashed the addition of oakland four with with the with the with the other bits and pieces. That are around there. And what time did they signed him. Because that many hours ago. I feel better than that many of you like the signing off. I mean one of the things. I think the chiefs have done really well is one year deals with gyns. Who kinda me to prove it in know. We have seen injuries on the defensive line. At edge i mean you can never have enough depth there. I know that they've talked about kicking. Chris jones to edge Will see how that works. I he made me break. It's always good to have extra bodies. So i i love it you know. We've got the cap space him you know. Frankly we also have patrick moss really care about except for that. No that's good but yeah skewed perspective perspective. I was thinking through all this. I was like. Oh alex is not the sexy shiny. I mean anything. Unknown is sexier than. What's now right like it's like we to a candy store. We just got done on a road trip. We went to this candy store and my son all the candy in the store. He wanted the mystery. Grab bag he seven. I've tried to tell him. I said look elliott. Put all the garbage. They can't sell in those bags. And.

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Betting Summer Hoops

Behind the Bets

03:29 min | 11 months ago

Betting Summer Hoops

"Now to welcome in a somewhat regular guest here on the behind the podcast. A friend of mine. Brian win horse. Who is also in las vegas and we have yet to connect though brian how are you. I'm getting up at like five thirty on some of these days and teeing off by seven to try to finish before gets it gets ridiculous but i'm really enjoying it to be beat the heat. It is pretty ridiculous. I mean. I know it's hot in the summer but it's gotten out of hand a couple of times one seventeen the other day Tell you what. I bet you saw. Popovich getting up at five thirty losing some sleep perhaps because team. Usa not looking good right now and we know these sort of narrative with the international play is that they're more if more continuity usa is going to get everyone's best shot but this is this is really unexpected here. Oh and two out of the gates. There's another game coming up tonight. Eighteen and a half their lane to argentina. I liked them in the first half minus ten and a half but just in general is their level of concern here for a team. That's minus four hundred win the gold. Yeah by the way one of the things about tonight's game. I don't know how who's going to play for the us. They don't have a huge selection of wires only got nine of their Of their national team players because middleton holiday inn booker are in the final so they they've got some some other young guys there but it's considering it's back to back and not only. Is it back to back but yesterday's game was a five o'clock start and this today's game three o'clock local. I'm not sure what you're going to see from the us that game but argentina's in the same boat and Their in two so far so You know. I think there's two ways to look at this on one hand The teams that. They're playing her so much more talented than the teams that they were playing. Even five to seven years ago You know i. I mean i made a deal of this to you. Know they beat. Nigeria nine years ago when olympics by eighty three and five years ago by forty three but the team. They beat five years ago. Didn't have seven. Nba players on right and not only that but one of their best players Okafor jalil okafor didn't even play against the americans. He came back and played against the argentinians. On tuesday and fifteen points so they didn't even face a full scale nigeria teams. You can believe that it's not comparable but the other side of that is. The us team is loaded. You know two years ago. I went to china with team. Usa and they finished seventh in the world cup. And you know really was their worst finish in you know you know since two thousand four athens games which they still won bronze in but their worst finish over in the world cup and that team it. Just frankly wasn't very good. There was only one or two players in the whole roster would ever even been all stars and so while you can look at some things and see some cracks. That was not a representative team. I know that. Lebron and steph curry and anthony davis aren't playing but this is representative team. This team is loaded like a ten of the players. I think are were all stars in the last year and Almost everybody rotation was either all. Nba this year or should have been all nba. like durant. didn't naked 'cause injuries but trust me he's all nba player right so Having said that you see that much talent they should struggle and still win.

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"okafor" Discussed on Revision Path

Revision Path

02:40 min | 11 months ago

"okafor" Discussed on Revision Path

"Definitely excited to see where it goes..

"okafor" Discussed on Revision Path

Revision Path

07:09 min | 11 months ago

"okafor" Discussed on Revision Path

"To the part where everything kind of runs itself it. It'll get there. Probably i think sooner than you expect before you know it. It'll just flow. It's sort of like. I mean you watch anime. It's like the avatar state eventually. You're just able to a visually. You'll be able to invoke it and you'll be you'll be good awesome. Avatar is like one of my favorite shows. So i love that you said the app to our state. What are you obsessed with at the moment speaking of anime so i'm watching this anime call fruits basket. It's silly premiums. when it's like if you hook someone of the opposite gender they will turn into zodiac animal so like the year of the horse sore. A cat rat like things like that but you ended up finding out. Everyone has like these crazy back stories. And there's this whole curse and things like that so i've just been watching that show basically Just so 'cause. I'm so curious to see what's happening other than that. I've been playing a video. Game called sonic at the olympic games returning to lenny. I've just been going through the story mode. There was one. It's the triple jump. And i keep getting disqualified so i got mad and turn it off but i still think about it because like i'm gonna i'm gonna win. Yeah say those things also have a cat. I've never had a pet before. But i got one a few months ago. Honestly off the strength of seeing other black people on social media have cats and they seemed to enjoy it. And i always wanted a cat so ended up getting one so i spend a lotta time like peeking. The couch seen what she's doing or looking for her around the house and light just smiling really big. She gets annoyed. But i think she's used to it. I would say. I'm pretty obsessed with her nice. You have a like a dream project that you would love to do. One day That's a great question. I would say the only dream project. I had a kind of got to do it last year. So i got to illustrate a deck of playing cards and i pretty much did the art direction for the whole thing. So you mentioned the tropical idea. There was a running idea. I had for a long time joining black people in tropical space kind of like an oasis. A place where they could freely celebrate themselves with allied. All the 'isms in the world black people carry so i pretty much made the deck around that and got the job that people like being happy or silly in that tropical environment. And how something. I really enjoy doing. If i think of like a future project it would be a similar thing but in a different format. Haven't figured that out yet but definitely enjoy doing that. Deck of cards but I'm not sure if that's like a book or like a coffee book or like a story book but that's kind of like something. I'm juggling ahead right now. What is the best advice that you've ever been given kind of regarding what you do as an illustrator. Interestingly enough i would say the best advice. I have is more of like a you as a person so like not finding your identity in the work that she do. You're more than the work that you do like. You are enough like as you are by those kind of things. I've seen have made the biggest difference for me. a lot of times artsy fartsy mumbo jumbo. Does it kinda like slides off me just like this sounds great but when i saw what is that me so hearing things like. I'm more than art that i make is very freeing for me to be able to just have fun within do stuff that i like him. I don't have to judge myself based on. how will i made. How will i drew today. Okay i can sort of see how that i mean. Well one. I see how that is good advice. Just general like make sure that you don't get too caught up in the work but also realize that you put your own identity into everything that you do as well. Yeah where do you see yourself in the next five years like this whole pandemic craziness is over with. It's twenty. what twenty twenty six. What kind of work do you wanna be doing. actually. I haven't thought that far ahead. I was like we'll the world soobee turney that time. Also right me too honestly. I hope i'll be doing Bigger projects projects. I'm really excited about like. I'm enjoying the projects that i'm doing right now. So more just like an extension of the kinds of things going door right now getting to illustrate different people. Doing things really hoping to get into the children's book world be able to illustration to children's books. That's something i'm looking forward to in. Also i wanna get my patterns onto products. So one thing. I'm hoping to do also in five years is to have my my products on things. Yeah more like just like all the different ways. I can get my work out there. Either on products were online in different formats. That's something. I'm hoping will happen. Light just as i grow and do things and get better at art like have it just spread onto. Different format will nice just to wrap things up here. Where can our audience find out more about you about your work and everything that you're doing online. Yes so you can find my work on my website which is kiesha afford. Dot com o k a. f. o r. You can also find me on social media on twitter in instagram mostly instagram at kisha oak tree aka. The reason why it's like that is just so you know how to pronounce four. But yeah that's pretty much where i'm at instagram. Twitter and my website sounds good. We'll kisha okafor. I wanna thank you so much for coming on the show i love how joyful and like colorful and vibrant. Your work is like what. I mentioned. When i discovered you from the work that you did a youtube i was just looking at your website like this is so fun to say that it's rare to see a designer kind of put that sort of joy into their work but i am really excited to kind of see what sort of work you'll be doing after this interview like after people get a chance to really see your work. 'cause i feel like this sort of vibrancy enjoy in life is what we kinda need right now. We need to be seeing more of this everywhere. So i'm excited for people really learn more about you and learn more about your work and yeah just thank you for coming on the show. I appreciate it. Thank you for having me. I am hari really excited for people. See my work to. And i really appreciate all your kind words. Yeah i definitely. I'm just like if i'm going to draw. I'm gonna have fun with it and i want everyone else. Have fun with too so.

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"okafor" Discussed on Revision Path

Revision Path

08:17 min | 11 months ago

"okafor" Discussed on Revision Path

"We'll sit down. We'll know what we do. Because the client has brought us our expertise so we have to be the expert depending on how you know if you set up a project rate or hourly rate or a day rate or whatever sometimes clients will try to like nickel and dime you to try to know. Well how long did it take you to work on. Xyz and blah blah blah. And i certainly early on in my in my freelance career. That was a mistake that i made. And then eventually. I kind of switch things overeat. It's like a project rate or a day rate or something like that. I built in like a week of time. Because there's no telling an for me it's like it's almost like creative insurance like i may need it in the future like if something happens like what if i get sick or what if i just am not feeling it and i can sort of like take that time out of the the bank sort of you know like because i built it into the project and then i can like if i take a day off and then decide to come back later and do it then that way like. I'm not impacting the project. Because i built that time in their it gives me permission to sort of not have to be a machine when it comes to like creativity. 'cause you know sometimes sometimes the ideas flow and sometimes they just don't at. I've certainly been at that place where you're at where you're like. You just have to think about the money like think about what this is going to do. And then you sort of like soldier on or you push through it but yeah that's one thing that i would do is build in the time because the good thing is if you never use it then you come out early and the finest happy and then if you do use it the client still happy because you came out on time right. That's great 'cause. I learned in the design. World will like especially when i was that media buying agency. It was in oakland office. They're only like eight of us. So sometimes i'll work on stuff. They just be standing over my shoulder. How long do you think it'll take. I like please. I think it'll take me a few hours rolling a wouldn't it will take me shorter than that but i like to add in that buffer just like you said like if something happens i can still turn it in when i said i could but also give me myself that insurance like you said to make it but in terms of the illustration products now that like those few hours turns into a couple of days or maybe an extra week like you said especially when people say have tight turnaround. Things never are as tight as people want it to be especially with getting revisions. Men just getting feedback. Especially if there's a lot of cooks in the kitchen so eight is way better to add in more time for that kind of stuff in the beginning like you said. Yeah now when you were in school when you were back at at north carolina state would say i think those maybe probably around ten years ago at this point right. Where did you see yourself career-wise by this age where you're at now. Honestly by the time i graduated. I was just like cut off this honestly because i again like when i was eighteen entering college. I thought okay calls going to give me the road map and by the time. I'm a senior. I'm going to know. Exactly what i wanna do how to get there and i'll be able to get there but i didn't happen now. Seeing i felt kinda similar to how it was as a freshman like what. What do i need to find a so. I mainly like the main goal. A had i was like. He's a police job. I'm a job and an apartment that you can pay for with your job. I had very very basic goals for myself. Have a job. There's something related to design. Yeah that was pretty much. My only goal. Like i wanted to idea of freelance sounded good but at that time i had no idea how to do it so it wasn't even it was more like a fantasy more than like me seeing myself there. I didn't go to design school but it is sort of something that i've thought about in terms of like do i need this in order to kind of have this legitimacy for myself as designer. 'cause i've been self taught and i did a little bit of work at companies like i worked for the state of georgia for a while i worked at. At and t. for awhile. And then like. I really just felt like you know what i got this. I could start my own studio and do this and really kind of do it myself. And i've learned so much really just in the time that i had my studio doing things by myself but they never really teach you entrepreneurship. I mean again. I didn't put it design school. But like even with the the work that i was doing by the time i started my studio. I had a bachelors and a masters degree and still. Didn't know anything about freelancing. I was really either making it up. As i went along i was asking other freelancers. I was really sort of gaining this education while i was also like trying to run my business. Absolutely 'cause in design school in my senior year. We had this class that the description was literally. We're going to prepare you to get a job but when we actually took the class there were like you need a website. Denote a website. Is you can make websites on squarespace. I'm like are you kidding me. My senior year and you tweeted that we need a website. Of course we do. What are you talking about. How do you get a job. Please tell me what to put on my resume and how to get the people to actually hire me even then like being designed school didn't make that different. It's almost like they're out of touch with what was happening in the world like they got the art skills but the i getting job or even be an entrepreneur. That wasn't even close to being thought about. In any of my classes. I would have had to talk to alumni. Who already doing it. And kind of like you said they were figuring it out on their own or like having outside resources to figure that out so i definitely don't think going to design school will or not going to design school. You won't really be missing. How honestly yeah. I mean by the time. I really started figuring it out. I think i was about. I don't know. I think maybe i was about two or three years into my studio and from just talking with other freelancers and picking up because sometimes you just have to. Unfortunately you just have to get burned a few times in business before you learned that lesson or whatever that particular lesson is. But i think by the time i by the time i hit my fifth year it was. I had it down pat at that point like i knew about contracts and proposals and getting things done and everything just kind of ran smoothly but it took some time to get there. So yeah i think. Now because freelancing is an option for so many people whether they do it either independently like you're doing or if they do something like working via designed marketplace such as Being forests store in vital elements are invited margaret. Whatever the thing is enviro has with all of the different websites and stuff fiber even those kinds of things work. There's ways that you can sort of use those tools to kind of manage your business better but it's still you know at the end of the day it comes down to really knowing what those fundamentals are and knowing what works best for you i think. Certainly what when. I was doing business like there's not an all purpose solution for being an entrepreneur. I wish there was but once you sort of learn what works for you in terms of cash flow and payments client communication and everything. Then you've cracked it. You've cracked the code pretty much. Learn even about graphic design because nc state does have a graphic design major but i majored in art and design a lot of the stuff. I learned about graphic design wishes. Learning by doing it ended up being the jobs ahead. More doing stuff for family friends was really the stuff that prepared me for the different jobs in. I'm learning that that's the same thing that's happening with freelances. Well like the classes That people graham artists that al. Dm or instagram. France have all those things have been really like helpful and also like you said being burnt having back clients that helps me set better boundaries for future clients like knowing what to do so yeah. That's definitely something. I'm in the process of right now. I'm definitely looking forward.

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"okafor" Discussed on Revision Path

Revision Path

08:26 min | 11 months ago

"okafor" Discussed on Revision Path

"Didn't really get back. That question. answer. I mean it's interesting because like you know you sort of mentioned earlier like will. Where is the design seen. I think every designers what a carve out their own seen based on who they are working with or working for who they are have met her inspired by la only. Once i went in the beginning of twenty twenty in february and i found that it was just like it was just so spread out. I mean atlanta's spread alba. La is way more spread out. I'm like it takes forever to get anywhere like if you're going to go somewhere it you better hope it's on your side of town and you don't have to cross over and gone out of it's so big like i was there for two weeks and i know i only saw maybe like a tenth of la like it's so big so big. I mean i guess. When i when i ask about like how design thing. I'm curious if it was different from. Maybe the design seeing that you knew back home in north carolina mentioned. It was more fast. But were there other differences the question I will say like you mentioned because everything was so separated. It was kind of like if you weren't in that neighborhood. We're not going to be. We're not gonna me often so it ends up being like pockets of communities that i would notice oh. I had a lot of animation friends because they lived in glendale and burbank and they were interested in working at cartoon network or disney tv. So i will meet those people like in burbank and glendale but even the people who are interested in moral graphic design or stationary. I talked to those people down near the beach. Because that's where a lot of agencies were it was like. I could find pockets of people in different areas but it was so rare for them all to come together just because how long it took to go places like like literally google mass will say something is maybe ten miles away. And you think i'll get there. No that's an hour trip one way. I'm just like what like this doesn't add up. But then you take the trip and i'm just like that took an hour so it's just like people aren't gonna make that even people who are natives. They weren't really going to make that trip on a regular basis so newish just like pockets of community said i have in different places. I was at like depending on where i lived and worked. That's how i ended up seeing the people. But i feel like in north carolina. Everyone in raleigh. You're in raleigh. I can get to the edge of charlie the top. It will take like twenty minutes so to me compared to being in la. That's not a big trip at all. So i feel like people are taking more initiative to meet up. And i'm sure that's because of covid as well like a meet up in groups and workshops and stuff yeah whereas it will be like a once in a lifetime thing to do. I'll take this trip one time in our for this workshop. But don't count on me to come every week And the web is going to change things to events and workshops and things. A lot of stuff has come online just over the past year. That before either didn't exist or was inaccessible because of location or something like that. Yeah adobe max. The first time i attended it was last year because it was virtual online. I lived in la. It happened there every year. But i just was not about to sit there and pay for not only but just go there and like talk design designer talk. I feel like there could be a prestige that some people might have like hulu removed lord or i integrate things together that they use all design design words. And i'm not very good at that. I'm just like pages so like being. That environment isn't something i wanna pay to do. So it was nice to be able to attend the virtual version. Because i never would have. Otherwise yes they were so many conferences in things. I've never heard about that. Got here about because it was virtual in people. I got to meet because of that which is nice to me. Yeah as i was going through your work you're sawyer illustration work portrait work which is beautiful but your patterns. The patterns on your website are absolutely gorgeous. I love that you have in your bio on your website. You mentioned that you're an artist and designer depicting joy. What does it mean for you. The depict joy in your work. Yeah so in terms of people you probably see that a lot of black people one thing that makes me happy about black culture and black people in general is just seeing us. Love the things that we love. However we love it it just makes me really happy to see like all the different facets in ways that black people just are. I get so excited and i feel like when i saw that. That's what i'm trying to convey like. Just how excited. I am to see black people as they are doing whatever. They like looking cool or goofy or as happy as they are. I feel like that comes through with the people and in terms of the patterns. I really like music. But when i hear music i tend to see like a lot of different shapes and colors just kind of moving together. That's how i how. I see the song like me. Join those abstract patterns. It's usually me listening to music and drawing whatever comes to mind so just kind of like the happiness that comes from listening to music. That energy is something. I'm trying to capture in the patterns. And i like four to fit together. Like different sounds fit together in a song. That's how it shows up in the patterns and when you're even doing these patterns also seems like you're kind of drawing from nature some too. I don't know maybe if that was just the particular collection that you are doing. But i saw a lot of kind of tropical themes and leaves and stuff like that. It's just very very stunning work. Thank you yea. The tropical thing is i just like i just love the way. Tropical tropical scenery looks. I also think it's also think is nice all differently using like patterns that you see within leaves. I think that's nice as well. But also sometimes if i draw too many triangles and circles like let me draw something that people can recognize so it ends up just being leaves leaves and flowers for some reason. I'm not even a big flower person. It just ends up coming out or just look pictures of flowers. But yeah i really. I really love tropical weather and themes and stuff. So i just ended up drawing it a lot. I've not met a nigerian. That didn't like bright colors. So you're definitely on something there. You're right you're right. How do you get your creativity. Back if you like are feeling uninspired like say you hit a block and a project somewhere. You're working on something. What do you do to kind of get that spark back so when i am inspired i have a bunch of hidden pinterest sports and then i also have a notebook where when i'm inspired. I just write down ideas of things. That will be cool to make so when i am feeling blocked or uninspired i'll look through that pinchers board one is just called black and it's just black people just random black people that i can find on pinterest used to be really hard but i saved so many pages and looked at it. That pinterest has realized this girl likes. Look he'll black people so now my homepage has that so i'll even look at that pinchas board. Just kinda seeing people do stuff or also have some with just colors or textures or shapes out to sleep through the pinterest board. Or i'll look through that list of like in like ideas that i have. I'll either do that or just take a break man. Turn thing off. Turn the computer off. Turn off watch. Tv play video game. Take a nap and then come back. And then if there's like a time crunch i'm just like well i think about it. Honestly think about the money. I'm like girl. Do you wanna get paid and like yeah..

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"okafor" Discussed on Revision Path

Revision Path

08:15 min | 11 months ago

"okafor" Discussed on Revision Path

"Time now even with all of this like are you also kind of thinking a lot about. Let's say colors like a color story or anything to go along with the new project. Does that come naturally. Sometimes it comes naturally. But i also have a pinterest board just full of different picture set alike. It's either fashion outfits. Stationary graphic design branding. Things like that. But if i don't have any ideas i'll just pick from that like all. Let me try this. Or since. I'm on social media. Lie in have a lot of artists. I follow their some artists. I like the way they use color. There's an artist who is livia filled and one thing she likes to do is have a very monochromatic color scheme but she uses value so well. It's still very interesting to look at. So if i'm thinking about that lately i'll like let me try to use a monochromatic scheme just to see one like if i do it kind of thing. If it doesn't work out just trash it can either come from other artists that pinchers board or out. Just start off with. I want the main color to be yellow. and then i'll just randomly pick colors and adjusted based on that. So i want to switch gears here a little bit based on sort of what we were talking about prior to recording. You mentioned you're from north carolina. That's where you grew up. Tell me what it was like kind of growing up as a creative kid in north carolina. And we'll say my like rob story isn't similar to like the ones i hear on interviews people will be like i drew all the time i drew some of the time and i was mostly watching cartoons animated movies a lot of tv plan a lot of video games. It wasn't until i was thirteen even decided like oh i wanna do something art related. It was from seeing the incredible. I saw the behind the scenes like animation thing. And i was like i wanna be an animator but then once i got closer to picking a college. Saw animation was very quickly. It was like no. I don't wanna do that. I wanna draw. 'cause i used to draw a little bit when i say every once in a while i mean like a handful of drawings per year like i wasn't really like i like to draw but i wasn't in around john all the time because i was just over thinking it so much like i would draw one time i do the power. Puff girls like just very stiff. Powerful girls poses look like them. But then i took it to school for the next few days so everyone else. I praised me. I'm a good artist. Look at me and then did enjoy for like the next few months. That was me as a kid artist but still very much enjoyed it. I took art classes in middle school and high school. And i say that's where mike my artistic skills and sense interest start to grow. My wasn't doing anything extracurricular hours just taking it as an elective. So by the time i got to college i was like i don't have any other interests. I want to be an artist. And i'm hoping college will unlock the key to figure out how you actually get paid to make art. And i mean you went to north carolina state university which we've had several alums just here on the show that of went there while you were there you feel like they really kind of prepared you to become a working designer out in the world now like when i look back at it now i'm like. Oh yeah. they actually did. But at the time i didn't think so at all 'cause he's just felt very vague. 'cause i also. I majored in our design. Nc state and. i thought that meant. I'm gonna paint like be an artist. That like they attach designed to it but they really mean art right. No it was like the first week they were like. Hey you joe and pink. But we're not teaching you to be artist. Wish you to be designers in my mind. I was just like no what is looking back on it now. I see. They were teaching us how to think like designers in how to problem solve. And that's something that's been so helpful and also withdrawing like making sure you understand foundations of drawing. That's something that. I've been using a lot as well but really that problem solving thing off so how to think like a designer i will say that's been the most helpful in my design. Career like had to get a job how to make a good portfolio for a job. Nope just like what to do something about it. But but now that i am working in have had jobs. Those designed fundamentals of actually been very helpful. Nice now after college you ended up for a while moving out to la what sort of prompted that. It was actually like one of those moments of close family. Member passed away so it was just very much like life ashore kind of moment. Let me try things that i would never do. Just you never know you get this chance again and growing up watching a lot of tv california always cool and that was like one of my bucket list thing like i want to see what it's like to live in california so once that chance came up i just went for. Oh man so scared. Our sweating on that plane just flew so so scared but yeah that's how i ended up getting there in really my goal was just to see like can i go there and survive. Can i do enough to make. Sure i don't have the fly back in three months and ended up staying for four and a half years going on five years. I came back to north carolina at the twenty months before i mean months before covid happened so i saw. I don't have family in california. So that's why i'm like. I am so glad. I'm moved just in time so i could be near my family. And at least know they're safe like in person versus a phone call from like three thousand miles away. Yeah no while you were out there that you get a chance to really experience. La design thing. I don't think so when people say that. I'm just like so. Where's the scene. A how do i get there. My only experience was through the jobs. I had an comparing it to north carolina. The main difference i noticed was that things were way more fast paced difference. I noticed in also like but this is with anything once you see the process behind things. It kind of takes that bail away. Things aren't as glamorous as i initially thought like a had a job and a media buying agency where i was like album covers for social media posts or resizing banner that will be put on youtube like watching the video seeing of like. Oh this looks so like well one. It's annoying but also seen like a big artists with an ad. I'm like ooh fancy but hearing the media buyers trying to get the space and make it and asking me to revise things and how like crazy that process can be. I'm just like okay. These are just regular people trying to just do their jobs. And i would say a big thing that just in general in the workforce. I'm just like man. People procrastinate so much. I thought that was. That was like one of those warnings. I got in college like you never be able to procrastinate when you do but those to all the time all the time is and it happened so much when i was working on. Those album covers hours. Like come on guys like this. Please semi the picture. So i can recite it but it did help me build up officiency able to because there were such fast turnarounds hours used to working at a fast pace so coming back to north carolina. That's how i ended up. When i mentioned earlier doing the worker for people. Because i was used to working so fast like when things are slower here mike. It wasn't that big of a deal. It felt normal like it helped me in that sense but yeah. Us about the design. Seen i would also love to do what was like. Where was the people were the people at. What do design do. I.

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"okafor" Discussed on Revision Path

Revision Path

08:13 min | 11 months ago

"okafor" Discussed on Revision Path

"Let me just double check but I google everyone. And then they're linked them pages. Were like their designer. Google engineer google like oh okay. So he was serious. Immediately said yeah. I'm of a well to do this. Kidding me yeah and then probably a week or so later. I met with like a small design team at youtube. And they were just telling me about the initiative that they had and they want to work for artists celebrating black history month and wanted to make like have all the artists make art around black creativity. And like that was it there. You can make that whatever you want it to be but it just needs to be around black creativity and they gave some key. Words like forward thinking hopeful bright bike that like literally those keywords they gave so i pretty much just took that and ran with it and but also in the back of my mind. I'm like okay. Okay gisha youtube. We've gotta show gotta show out so like duly like thing so initially i was planning on doing portraits of women who in math and science from the past just to celebrate them but then they wanted something when they said four thinking. That's why they gave me the idea of having children in there like a hopeful like a whole idea instead of looking to the past wanted people to the future as well and i was one who chose math and science just because normally we can think of creativity i usually think of paintbrush like dancing and music and they also mentioned that they didn't want to hit the normal black stereotype so like a boombox and people break dance to steer away from that so i personally like math. I still even at my age. I watch pbs. Kids shows about math and science. So i figured that would be a fun. A fun thing to do a fun thing to go around. And that's in that fourth thinking idea. It was me having like women in stem showing young girls the magic in front of it. So that's where. The ideas came based on their feedback. That's how the idea came to pass. And once they approved it out just going with it like the main critique was at first i mean everyone dr skin and almost seem tone in. They're like oh can you give it some variety. Oh yeah no problem. And then they wanted me to use like. I was being very literal at first select. The sky is blue rockets gray and they were like he us like some of the colors that you use like the ones that you use and i was just like oh okay so you actually want me to put my spin on it. I was putting all these like rules adding all these rules to myself. This has to be very literal. If i'm drawing math. It needs to like math but once they said that. Then that's when. I went crazy with the colors like this guy can be pink and yellow and purple. So yeah then. I added my own spin to that. And that's pretty much how it turned out. I have to say it looks amazing and for people that haven't seen it will make sure to put a link to it in the show notes. So you can definitely check it out. I mean i get that kind of forward feeling that forward thinking kind of notion from that. It's interesting enough. I had discovered an organization. I think they've had left a comment. Or i saw it somewhere else on the web. But because your piece was sort of centered around stem. I discovered this group called black girl. Math chick like like black girl. Magic but math gic. Yeah and mean. I love to. My degree is in mathematics. So i saw that i was like that is so cute. Cute as they got ever seen. It's like a it's a program but they also sell like some merch for fundraising and stuff. I was like this is really. Don't like teaching young black girls math fundamentals and stuff pretty cool. That is so amazing that so much and this lack girl magic. It sounds like you working with youtube on this was like a really kind of collaborative process are those are the best types of clients for you to work with. Yes our say that we're with you to was definitely like ideal client. They were very responsive fall schedule. They communicate it so well and it also really nice like working with big clients. I just assumed they were going to have be very strict and we need to have it. Look a certain way. They want to work with people but they want it to look a certain way is what i expect it but working with them. I really saw. They wanted me to to show myself in there and to put my own spin when they said put your own spin on a theme of black creativity. They actually meant it. That's why i mentioned the thing with the colors like i. That was very refreshing for me. Something i really enjoy the great communication being responsive. When things were delayed they adjusted the schedule to match the delay health lying. You're amazing yeah. I really enjoy them as a client in those are things that seeing that it's possible those are things i start to look for when i'm working with people. Yeah let's go back to to freelancing just a little bit more when you have a new client or you're approaching say a new project like what does your creative process look like. Yes so usually. I try to get as much information from the client at the beginning of ospel because you know a lot of people say oh just do whatever but they actually have something in mind so i try to ask a lot of like initial questions just again an idea like do you have an idea or do you actually want me to give you my ideas. I just wanted to be clear from the very beginning before. Start doing research. I also ask like a lot of technical questions. How much do you want the resolution to be. What size time line. Because if it's a small time line then. I won't try to do this super complex thing. I'll make it simpler yet but in terms of like the creative making the thing once that's settled. I usually do a lot of research on stock websites. I like i stock photo. Just to get an idea of composition and if it's something. I'm not familiar with like i can't just think of thirty five math formulas off the top of my head. My disguise vicks like imprints in my mind. But i i need more. I like to look at stock website. It's just to see like what kinds of things are default. Their body poses by expressions. Real people look like 'cause. I want every person i draw to have the same face. But different bodies different hairstyles. That's kind of weird to me. But i like when other people do it so like to go on stock website. She's a see like if anything is giving me. Ideas is it. Inspirational is good for reference. I wanna get that. I'll start sketching out. Different ideas trying out different. Compositions just to see like does anything. Look good can i draw can drive this thing where the hands going to look like. And then usually that's when i started going back and forth with the client seeing what they think of my ideas if anything's going in the right way usually that's also the time like i'll ask. Do you have any other ideas. Once you see this like a better idea of what you're looking for kind of thing and then what's that happens. I'll either revise it or start going with color again. Make more ideas. Sin that to them. And then it's usually just back and forth giving them you know giving them the are and then getting their feedback. But as i've been working and seeing like how easily that can turn into hundred revisions. I put limits like okay. We're going to have to rounds of revisions. And if you want more this is going to cost. So yeah i say back and forth but is back and forth like twice just.

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"okafor" Discussed on Revision Path

Revision Path

08:12 min | 11 months ago

"okafor" Discussed on Revision Path

"Raleigh north carolina. Let's start the show all right so tell us who you are and what you do. My name is kiesha for. I'm a freelance illustrator. And i would say that my work i've been using. Picks joy and celebrates people are really liked us. Bright colors and patterns. How's the urban going so far it's been going pretty great. Actually actually just went freelance fulltime. So that's the thing. But before that i've been working full-time in design as a production designer actually for prints and also doing project management. Ironically i was. I was managing all the print projects i was doing. So kinda like a one woman show so all of that was very technical and like sending client emails and then out work. I was doing illustrations in drawing in working with my freelance clients. So it's nice to have more time this time but honestly it's been going pretty. Well i mean. I know the whole pandemic is still happening in my mind. It's not even close to being over but as a very very heavy introvert. My day today isn't really bad different. Ib inside so. I'm still watch anime. Still playing video games yet. Like outside of work is pretty normal for me. Because i wouldn't be outside anyway. Yeah while so yeah. You just went freelance. That's the kind of scary thing to do to kind of make that leap of faith i mean. Did you feel like you were prepared for it when you did it. Yeah i definitely did which is surprising. Because years ago would have been terrified. But i did a lot of planning. I watched so many seminars and workshops about going freelance. Like what we need to have in place before you do that. And i also saw like enough clients coming in and projects coming into where i believed like this is going to keep happening. I'm not just stay juneteenth. Martin luther king day illustrator Three sixty five so once. I saw that and all the other planning i've been doing for the past months. I wasn't as scared as i expect it to be. That's good that's good. I mean oftentimes will have designers out of here on the show that either are freelancing or they're thinking about going freelance making. That leap can often be really scary. I mean you said that you kind of had some preparations place which is good. I mean to know that you can step out there and have at least some sort of a foundation so you're not not necessarily going at at alone but you have. It's like you sort of had some major things already planned out before you made the jump like clients. Yeah also had savings that was like my main thing you wanna like jump with like twenty five dollars in my account so with all the freelance money. I've been getting. Luckily because i had the fulltime job is to save all of that. Pretty much by pretending that i didn't have it that way i was treated my mind. Like don't spend this like this is for your feature like don't wild out and buy stuff but i'm also not naturally a big spender. Mike my biggest splurge. Last year was getting netflix. The two accounts. Yeah like i. I mean i bought video games but i would have done that anyway but yeah i got the i got netflix. So that's like an idea of something. I think about a purchase that i would think about for a while before doing so was able to save all that money to have a years worth just in case nothing happened which. I don't believe that what's gonna happen. But just in case i had enough money to live off of that smart move. Thanks like i take risks. But it's very calculated. 'cause i get very scared you know just the idea of going. Freelance is so scary. So i just wanted to make sure like a have been set in place. I thought it through that. I'll be good. What made you decide to go freelance. You said you're working this part. Time gig did something happen or did you just feel like it was like just time to go honestly just in general. The jobs i've had it was a fulltime job to boy was tired anyway. It was just like no matter what job i had. It ended up being rinky-dink and rinky-dink no matter how coffee i am no matter how competent i am at the job. No matter how much i work. I do how fast i go is still. I'm still getting treated like. I'm entry level or like like the level of a recent graduate in my pay in how i talked to when i ask questions and i'm just getting tired of that and because i saw like that doing freelance wasn't as intimidating as i thought was just like let me better myself and make sure that i'm handling that side for myself. I get to advocate for myself and also determine what i'm worth. That is a big reason why i ended up going freelance back in two thousand eight. The company that i was working for was kinda treating me in that same way. You know like i felt like i was being undermined or belittled or or patronize. To even though. I've got the skills to be there and cranking out top quality work. You still feel like you almost kind of treated like a child. Yes oh gosh. Yeah this past job. The work i was doing it took four people to do before. I got there. Wow yeah and they're not a startup company. They've been around for many years over a decade and even taking on that work. They still saw me as a rookie. And i'm like really like after all this so i could see that. That wasn't really going to change anytime soon. Like they would give me compliments. But i'm like but my pay isn't changing. And when i say things and give suggestions is just going over the head and out the window. So i'm i i see where this is going on out. Yeah what does a typical day look like for your now. You just started freelancing but have you started kind of getting into a good rhythm. Yeah generally. I have a a trello account where have all my freelance projects. That i'm working on right now and just different to do list. Broken down to all the small stash. Just so i can see like overall what needs to work on. So if there are any priorities are upcoming deadlines then right a-list a to d of like at least three things. I want to get done the day. Like i wanna finish this sketch or i wanna finish. This piece sent this email to the client things like that. I usually start my day. Et around ten o'clock. I am not a morning person at all book. Also i have a cat who only wants to be in the middle of the night so from lake five. Am to seven am sees crawling on my chest. Like pet me bit me. And i'm like let me sleep. That's why i started. Tend to get back. Some of that sleep. I lost but yeah i usually start eating cereal seeing if i have any emails. I don't really get too many emails. But i'm also someone who like i get through them so i usually only have like three tops and then i just start the work i'm doing and if and then i just keep reviewing that that trillo lists with my lies and checking things off. And if i have. If i'm like at the right pace 'cause i'm trying to pace myself doing a little each day to make sure i hit deadlines early instead of like being doing it all in one day so once i hit that pace for the day. If i'm done then i'll take a break in rest for the day. Yeah that's generally how it's been going so far. The best thing about freelancing is really setting your own schedule and then no one can tell you to change it. It's completely up to you so if you wanna stay in till tim. Am till noon. You know you can do that..

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"okafor" Discussed on Revision Path

Revision Path

02:39 min | 11 months ago

"okafor" Discussed on Revision Path

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Kotlin Multiplatform with John OReilly

Talking Kotlin

09:04 min | 1 year ago

Kotlin Multiplatform with John OReilly

"Regarding a desktop and service. what did you start in. Like what technologies were using so simpson so as deputy so. I wanna finish college in one thousand. Nine hundred started with sort fulltime masters speech recognition. You're using your wall things back then. That was sort of. You can do that about sums watching the cotton. Dl talk yesterday. Where a couple of lines of code can do that. But this writing everything from scratch in c in terms of audio processing fifties and and i've been never confronted themselves and there was there was a need for something. Kinda graphical and i don development for awhile and answer. Windows three came out. I think you're on june nineteen ninety and i So cool your concern dusen. Windows graphical is from speech patterns. And mike you're next so forth down again more chance occurrences a low company was starting to do windows and said hey you know obviously not too many people doing that stage said hey. Join to join to join us so i saw that again. That's what started the decade of doing windows see transitioning cpas plus windows. St kfc com hiram. It's funny because obviously was been toying with a proposed for desktop right now sort of i don't know what you call it control back. Go throwbacks ecstasy. That's what's what's old is new again. So when when did you. When did you actually start with With developing kotlin than so. I'm trying to was the announcement. Okay oh in about five years ago now. Is it a country member. anyway there was a natural icon. I you know to be honest. I hadn't i know a lot of people being aware columnist stage. And we're very excited about it. I i was a little bit in the dark. It wasn't something new to me. I haven't even wear and to another coin spos- as in most companies. We probably weren't in a position to start using cotton straight away. You know And i have had. And i have an obligation to restore cocoa puffs. It's actually it's an aug project hasn't up hope people's find somewhat useful. That actually does but for me. Personally i use it i e kind of overloaded somewhat in terms of as a pop from try technology so when the under doctors coronas came up first of all Used to try goes out. And then went. Kalkin emerged start reggie microsoft katainen and similarly montecot from down the road and And then you know as is frequently. The case trying that out. There then became a platform. Say okay now in the workplace okay. This looks interesting. Let's start to use his here and then shortly after that. Then maybe down. The road asked announced. Maybe we start to use it working and we start to use a gradually in africa project and we ended up doing a for various reasons. We did a company rewrite of our project and we started from the ground up dan with cartoon or katelyn underdog extra bonus cortines and so forth. So so is this your first multiplatform project or not so does sage. i wasn't using work. Under gorbachev sort of had supposed to give you know a little bit more brought on their. You know like this. Be working on mobile for eleven years now and i guess over time like many of us you know we would have source accession cross platform. I guess there's always sort of cross pot from monty python but cross platforms kind of sounders. Right once so reproaches. The dab senator in reactnative approaches. And you know over the course of various projects in the previous companies in new product. Monday or somebody coming in that. Have read some headline. This allows you to do everything in one place all your code face. We don't need to have all these separate irish and each time you took sort of had to move. That weren't approved was an us. Disapprove that dickey. We're gonna do competitions. And we had to prove that this wasn't suitable for the type about. We were developing this platform. it's christians. We needed an end user experience. We need But i'm saying that is supposed as a segue to you know I guess what come interesting monte platform. Because when i when cosimo mantra was aware of it i think we're not to those nineteen towards the end of that. It's sort of immediately struck me as okay. This is a pragmatic saint approach finally to the sharing of code across multiple platforms mobile. I've been involved by the way sort of number of initiatives over the years for free. Willion superstars shared code into office. Which is at least somewhat more sane approach but. I don't know if you guys have worked with john. I had to work jay. You know unfortunately goldstone feel like. That's one of those topics that if you can you usually avoid it. I guess yeah if you can avoid using it as well as we various we had to use it in their practical use. And it's one thing using stateless knight ridder touch it can function as in which you maybe media engine i. I just wanted to say on the topic of jane. I think this is. This is going to become a bit more interesting again now. Also with With all the topics around compulsive for desktop because of a bunch of lake system integrations. I dunno things like global hot keys or stuff the. jvm just doesn't really expose. so i think some some of the people at the forefront. They're wanting to write libraries. Yeah they might might have to go that route anyway. Yeah you know if if you're using it. I robot michael state library that district district functions wanting using your compete shared logic with the framework with the training involved with life cycle aspects. Dot is a different story completely debugging crush reports of So haven't gone through. That in us was having seen the sort of attempts sort of pulling in pushing us towards cross. Platform frameworks cottam. Okafor's was immediately. You know the caught cartoon. The cartoon obviously was an advantage a positive from my perspective but more generally i think it was a sane approach it was targeting shared logic target. Had kind of a mechanism in place where you could sort of. This is critical. You could incrementally adopted you know you start putting in for some small area. And i think that generally by today's still is that you start doing that in you take some particular business. Logic may be may be remote. Api endpoint access or so forth and then graduated up from there. And you know there's another kind of a discussion point around how you socialize that how you get in particular iowa's developers interested in an accepting of the but it's the topic himself but certainly certainly from that perspective. At least i think it's very important. Start small and and as the key thing about the type forums. It appealed point was that it had that capability that it it was lended itself to that sort of adoption. Yes so so just to kind of to recap your point. You feel that the that the main difference between cartland multi platform and these other cross platform. Toolkits is is what exactly that you can adopt them. Incrementally that you that you stay away from From what part would you say is kind of the most interesting here. This quite a few different aspects. I think cutting across different areas You know on one hand. I think If you've been involved in from at all you're very kevin gallagher and sort of pre advocates in and you know of this for some time and i think he did. He described it as a sort of perspective risk management as well. You know you're trying to you're trying to avoid locking out upsetting kita one key differentiator. A there's a. There's a number of them. I think but won't different areas. If you decide to use react native reuse flutter or use a variety of other coaches that have been there over. The years is a song that amount of of and and you know it's an all or nothing sort of approaching the with with commodity farm and it allows you to manage. You know you. Can you can sort of put in graduate. Start using it. Then the flip side of that is this touches on a couple of areas obviously but folks on sheriff business logic as ios an underdeveloped. I wanna use the best of breed technologies ideas get companies. That can when i on on iowa. Sony's combine that we have to frame of their likewise android. Cauchon coatings influence worth and that. That's the key difference here. You know that focus that you know it. I think touches on another area. I think we've got sort of a certain level of maturity culture monte platform where i think a good sign some regards that we've gone beyond okay. This is proof of concept What's it about renown sort of digging deeper into so architectures and different approaches. You can use. And i think this is is little bit as sort of a simplistic way sometimes mentioned quotas just because you can do something doesn't mean you should do something so i think we've be careful. You know it is. Its main sort of setting point is is as focused on shared logic. I see a lot of discussions pushing further up the stack. You know the view model and potentially you you hear in the context composed nowadays. of course. why can't we to compose. and. I think there's a danger to honest. Econ generally too much of a dangerous on too far up and then it just becomes another spot framework. I think our approach in general

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"okafor" Discussed on Arrowhead Pride

Arrowhead Pride

04:06 min | 3 years ago

"okafor" Discussed on Arrowhead Pride

"They're probably going to use them as a rotational defensive in. But in front of him was Myles Garrett and Olympia Vernon he was not going to have the opportunity to really get a ton of reps in that rotation. I think he just made a lot of sense for both sides. Yeah. I think it makes perfect sense. And that's why I'm very very excited about being able to identify a guy that fits what Steve Spagnolo likes by giving up a guy that they were not going to keep most likely and saving six hundred thousand dollars in the process like that. I think that's just a killer move. Great job by Rev each. Speaking of bread VH going to answer this question. We asked this question right now from the mail bag at laid back thirty five asks how does a manual odd? Trade house the dog betrayed change visas approach to the draft particularly pick. Twenty nine and trade up. I'll give my opinion and right or wrong. I think it might affect them a little bit. I think that this might make them a little bit less likely to be aggressive moving up whether or not that's the right thing. I think that this very likely puts them in a position where they don't feel a necessity to to be mortgaging significant assets for a guy like Colin Farrell, if he falls into striking distance potentially. So I do think this just at least tweaks their aggressiveness, maybe at least for the edge position. And I don't know if there's a cornerback. That's going to be worth being aggressive for either. And I agree with that. I put that kind of as the tag towards the end of my article there before if all of the edge. Russia's went off the board by pick twelve and Ferro was the only guy there with a current roster. Br ve each needed to move up, and that might have cost him a couple of seconds that might have cost him a third and a second something like that. But he would have really had to kind of sell the farm to get up there to get that guy. If that happens now with with Auburn Okafor on the roster. I don't think they need to move up. They don't need to make that move. Now, let's say that clue and feral falls to twenty one. They should absolutely still go ahead and try and trade up. Get a good player on the edge. Or if Ed Oliver falls, or you know, there's any number of guys still good players that they could add that doesn't prevent them from taking that position still. But I think it makes the urgency less. Likely. Yeah. Absolutely age old adage, you don't let average player stop you from taking good players if Farrell if Brian birds whatever edge player, you wanna put their the end false that twenty range you most definitely get on the phone still in make these calls 'cause one AGA is in fact, a average rotational level player. It's only under contract for one year in pretty cheap. You put another guy ahead of him on the depth chart. It's not a big deal. We don't know what's going with K pass still. He was a healthy scratch. Last year speaks is still figuring out in Alex Okafor is a very solid probably starting level player. But he's not a store. He's not gonna change the way the game's gonna play out if you get a chance to give a guy like that in the early twenties, you still have absolutely take it. But with the chiefs did with this move as they took a need complete. Go desperate need completely off the table that she don't have to have another defensive in this year. They now have three guys that they feel comfortable should feel comfortable playing for the majority of their snaps. And if they need be they can move some. Earier guys on the outside a little bit. They can play pass if they want to they now have the bodies that they didn't have before this move. It's just another guy that's capable of eating snaps. Yeah. I tend to agree with basically everything you guys just said as well. I wanna go this only go here. How do we feel about the g the defensive roster as we sit today? So you've got I mean, Craig you've. You you go like what what do we have? I just listed. I'm sure you probably have it in front of you at this point..

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"okafor" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

WHAS 840 AM

01:52 min | 3 years ago

"okafor" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

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