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"roby mcewen" Discussed on Revision Path

Revision Path

14:34 min | 11 months ago

"roby mcewen" Discussed on Revision Path

"The viability of that as a profession is a much earlier and easier sort of opportunity. I mean as kids were all exposed to cartoons and drawing art and painting at the same meantime. That's probably at least here in America as part of the American like primary school system. So how is it that there's this huge bifurcation of people of one particular race or culture that are over index in the creative industry and then so many others. That aren't like what happens. What does that split let happen? So yeah it's it's tough 'cause like yeah to your point man you know i. I didn't think it was like a thing that people eat. You know intellectually so you know someone made that stuff but you don't really think about it and then get a little bit older than just realized. I actually had Michael Beirut's book on my desk right now and I'm going through a it's just like man ear I. I can't imagine doing anything else about Tuck this in. I realized like I'm in a position of privilege that may be people of the same race as me like are not in a same mm-hmm billy or they don't see that opportunity because of socio economic factors or effect that there hasn't been exposure or terms of just education the arts program that kind of stuff and then by the time or or the fact that you know thinking about how to get into that it might be too late. You Know I. I don't no no I. I don't have all the answers on that. That's all that's a larger topic that I'm assured that you are definitely tackling at the level. The answers that just has there's many layers to it. There's a simple answer to the question. There's just there's so many layers as to so as to how that happens. So yeah now you said you graduated in the middle of recession but you got your first kind of working design gig working for your school. You're working for University of Texas in Arlington. What was that like working for? Uta It was exactly what you think you would be. No I mean it was a great great job you know I think in high school in one of the things that I did high school as I worked for Kroger a sacher all through high school as soon soon as I was old enough to get a job my mom was like you go into Kroger. Kroger was like one of the companies few companies that hired like fourteen year olds. Like you have to wear special name badge to kind of indicate that your managers can abuse you know but like I mean you can't work extre hours and stuff like that but like I work there and then I just remember thinking I've learned how to deal with people and I guess that I still think about that. I am not. I wasn't a waiter or server at work in the food service industry by worked in a different thing that a lot of different types of people every day in working out environment One thing I did learn is like I definitely did not want to work at Kroger during college. I wanted to try and do something that can help hone. My skills is in learn more about about the profession. I wanted to get into and actually you're a four that I think a little bit of overlap actually worked at the shorthorn orn. Which is the college newspaper? And it's actually a actually a pretty big newspaper Pretty Award winning and I was like a page designer the layout artist and then also did illustration kind of cartoon editorial illustrations like that. Obviously it is like a school job so I think I paid like ninety bucks like every two and a half weeks That was not sustainable. So that's why I looked at getting into the design program. I apply to different departments but they are the ones who finally hired me in really. I just managed like just vendor relationships and stuff like that and like making assets lab helping student events Making all the graphics and displays for that. I think my proudest moment was like I got to make a label for a water bottle that they're handing out events like I don't know if that's kosher to say today you know necessarily making labels for water bottles and plastic is choking Russian or something like that but you know I think at the time. I got got the Nikola Label for water bottle at school. But you know I think I just got experience with a lot of different types of mediums to work on Web work. I got to do email the staff. I got to do website stuff. I got to do. Packaging in print stuff. It was all just complicated. A generalist Initial exposure that that being said I mean I was a designer. I didn't really have any design mentors in that in that program. I just was like really working and getting mentorship enter ship in guidance for my actual design teachers and professors in that when I mentioned roby McEwen which he's awesome dude. You know so. Learned that along the way but like I was working in a hey corporate like little office environment like in a cubicle way in the back it was almost like a closet a shared a dude. Who SMELLY pancakes share officer? You smug pancakes really weird eared. That was definitely my first like four eight to like professional design and learning about my design. How my design decisions affect affect other people? So I'm going to show you a photo okay and I want you to first describe this photo to audience and then I want you to tell me the story behind it and the feedback. I'm GONNA show you the photo now. You WanNa look at it okay. Oh boy yeah so. This photo is a more. My Bob's Burger t shirt. I am clean shaven for the most part. I didn't have my beard yet. But it's like a me of my feature in net magazine Gene. This is like back in two thousand seventeen. I believe yeah. So I'm holding the Just the cover art for the article. The future article diversity in design. So it's an article I wrote talking about how to be more inclusive in your design in U. X. and visual design overall experience for people audiences users users. That kind of stuff in I'm in my agencies office in I actually had my coworker Away a short for all hundred. She actually took a photo of me. She's one art directors on my team. She took a photo she actually forced me to do like this whole photo. Shoot this is like one of like fifty photos at different angles. You could actually in one of the other photos. There's actually a scene of like one of our junior art directors at the time. She's way in the background and she's kind of rolling her eyes and she's just like very fuzzy. He's we make fun of that to this day. But Yeah I was like a really proud moment of me. I have like I bought like ten issues. I sent a couple to my mom. 'cause she requested them but yeah that was like a really proud moment for me. Nice what was the I. Guess the feedback behind my as I'm looking at the image and I'll make make sure to include this in the show. People can take a look at it to diversify your designed five steps to diversify your you ex design. Yeah Jimmy like feedback in terms of like what people were saying about or like what I would stop the article and everything yeah overall. I had a lot of positive feedback like I think the thing was just. It's like people you know you hear a lot of people get on the soapbox talking about diversity is important. Diversity is important in for me. I've always been a very practical person like in terms of how I approach things in terms of how I approach things in my professional personal life. Like if you know me in real life like you know if someone would ask asked me. Hey we're going to go out to this lunch spot. You WanNa go in my first question. They know this is like what's the parking situation because if the parking situation in a good I'll see y'all later I just like I have to think about that like but like in this context like for diversifying your design for me. I wanted to do you something. That was very practical like okay. Yeah I need to be more diverse. In how thinking about approaching my my work my creative creative work but how do I actually do that. Like what some simple initial steps that I could do and like I said I don't promise to be the guy who has all the answers the answer but I just thought this is actually kind of therapeutic piece for me to do in because like actually it was funny because how got into doing that article was this is reached out to net MAG. And as saying hey I did my blackened history tumblers For people who don't know the black history thing. I did like a black history. Tumbler which it's still up. It's still live like in history. Tumbler calm and it was basically about like just game. Changers figures that have affected. Everyone's lives not just black people's lives and we just fall through the cracks so I just think about an entry that kind of uniquely talks about this person and I put that to them in their man. This is great like we're gonNA featured as a side project of the month and Michael That's great and they're like also hey are issues on diversity versity so maybe if you can write a feature about that you have like two weeks. Oh Okay I'll Mike. I'm definitely not turn it down. But I got advice from my fellow copywriter colleagues in just like friends and I interviewed co workers and colleagues bosses to Kinda get a really holistic view. 'cause like I definitely wanted not only to talk about diversity but have a little bit of diversity in thought and opinions about how to approach that from so like I have like five step so it's like the first one is understanding that it's the right thing to do. I think a lot of people call a PC culture and I don't think it's PC culture to Think holistically about your audience. You know I think it's opening your mind up to the fact that not everyone who uses your product or using the uses that brand looks exactly like you or lives exactly like you know and then I think it should stop being lazy. I think as designers we especially especially when you're in the grind the daily grind of things and stuff like that like it's easy to kind of get caught up and just kind of go to your go-to sources that kind of stuff so just like learning to kind of like actually force yourself to take a step back and think about what am I doing. In my representing this product. The right way is is this the actual thing I need to show or the say or to write etc and then just the other ways to do it through visuals. So kind of advice around photo photo shoots video that kind of stuff during through copywriting so being using inclusive language in strategy around that and then you X. obviously there's is a lot of talk lately around accessibility and then just overall like thinking you're around inclusion in your user experience designing ethic that's been a big conversation conversation these last few years around that and then just the last thing selling it to clients which is like sometimes actually surprisingly well. Actually maybe not surprisingly Ashley kind of difficult to do as she if they think it's counter intuitive to like maybe what they think their audience is or their own envisioning of their goals. I brand what do you think is like the most important skill that a designer needs to possess these days cut mad. You know now. I think it's a combination of two things I'd say first and foremost you know it's cliche answer but empathy but to Kinda get specifically around this because like I had actually actually designer reach out to me and ask me like what's important skill set Actually told them this like this guy said the most important thing you can have this self awareness actually like I just think self-awareness always the first step in making some good decisions. You know I think being self aware of your position of who you are as as a person and how people perceive you how you present things high talk about bangs your creative design decisions I think you kind of take a step back. You objectively actively look at yourself and like you kind of learn about maybe you have some unconscious biases and I think. That's kind of word. The empathy self awareness kind of combined tweets other. But I think it's really more of a a soft skill. Abbot Saint but it also lends itself into actual creative skill in my opinion to now now you mentioned the blackened history on some of. It's actually when we first talked seven years ago. I think you're at just started that project or had been out for a little a little while. I don't recall call but I know that that was a product that you ended up getting a a good bit of acclaim from Ethic. You've got a webby like not an award but you got a webby sort of honoree. Yeah honorary that's the word. I'm looking for a Webby for that. Is there another dream project that you would love to. Do I think about this a lot like you know I think for that. It was just like something that came up like you. My family liked to joke about that Every time during the holiday seasons during some sort of special season event like you see all the brands kind of like put out some R&B music and show black people doing stuff with their products. And I just got me thinking like man in or black history month ride swear it just kind of becomes so myopically focused on just a few key characters and kind of turned into that you know for me. Uh I'm still exploring that to be honest like there's a lot of things I I'd like to approach in a dream project for me. I and maybe if people see my instagram you'll know this I I love food. I love everything about the I love making food more accessible to people. I think I think for me. That's kind of a dream project to work on another thing in. I've been getting more and more into this. I've been exploring it but I love games. I Love Video Games. which sounds like typical Mary? Black Guy thing to say. But I love video games and I I would love the idea of working on interactive experience gaming in our experience maybe using pixel or I don't know I've been getting into Pixel art lately as you might know and actually what got me thinking about that. I saw something I think it was on a awards or I can't remember but it was..

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"roby mcewen" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast

04:29 min | 2 years ago

"roby mcewen" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

"Four hundred zero chasing a bit group, FD j chasing bit really not many sprinters left in tool. After as I described yesterday, the bonfire of the sprinters in the outs, Michael share was a loss writer out in front Tony, but he was caught with around six kilometers to go inside the final Columbia Phillips. You'll bear quickstep tried to take a flyer. Look pretty good for a short while, but the peleton was right back on them. And then sprint finish really was between the four best sprinters left in the race and pizza gone one. It was closer than you might have expected. Again onto Christopher nano tomorrow. We're very close together with John Duggan cobaine fourth and Greg government. In fifth, that is pizza gone. Eleventh, two of the front stage win. It means now level with Andre gripe point the list of all time, stage winner. One behind example, Roby McEwen and Mario Cipollini and three behind Kissel still some way off Eddy Merckx thirty four even comedy. She thirty, but I was looking back at his state wins over the years. He's been second twenty one times in a tour to FRANZ quite an extraordinary statistic, and third, ten times that just shows you know how kind of consistent is the only other notable thing from the results is eights. Bow, Dominica, parts of evil, all off the back in a group that lost nearly a minute and a half. Not that has a great deal of impact on the but notable no changes. Overall, Thomas still in yellow peaches. Again, eating green three hundred ninety eight points. He's got two hundred and twenty eight points ahead of Alexander Kristoff alpha leave. Is still in the king of the mountains, jersey PL tour who is from Roman series is still in the watchos. -i just one small point to make since you kept correcting our spurring of Steven k yesterday, is it Michael share is is is Swiss German? So it should be Michele share, suppose. It was just it was just to make a point. Well, where's RAV hearts when you need them? The pronunciation police. I mean, they're everywhere. So a tweet tweet do tweet us correcting. Yeah, nobody encouragement. The big news overnight on it was too late far. Last night's podcast was Vincenzo Nibley and we all saw him fall on this or Rana. We didn't see him full, but we saw him on the ground having fallen. And he was on the ground for a while chased to within thirteen seconds of front group, which was really a remarkable performance 'em balut quite badly hurt on the ground, and he clearly was badly injured because he was taken to hospital in Grenoble before scan which revealed fractured vertebra. So he he is the tour, hey, how mean what? A strong ROY to get back to within touching distance of that group. There was a whole debate will surely Niba leash should have the same time as a group that. He was in when the incident happened this morning, everyone was still trying to work out what happened. And I spoke to borrow Meritas sports director Virga Rick. Can you clear up what happened to engender Niebler outdo as yesterday space motorbikes, bussing on the left sites, and they were actually giving the security, but what they tried to did, not that complaining about this. But for that reason in chainsaw need to go more on on the side of the roads close to the public and what's happened happened. So think I say that the single from from a camera strap from camera on a camera, twenty eight hundred dollars. Exactly. And also. Self didn't exactly know what sapping what is so quickly. And so but afterwards you can. You can see it on on some image that you find on the net change everything for for the team. So you lost your leader. We need to think on another way, but we are still, you're also the guys with evaded them also show to win chance that he had a strong team around him that the goal that year was coming to the tour that team will support him. And now it's up to them to show that that we all still there when he hit the ground quite badly her, but then he almost caught the group. Again, it was an incredible ride. I mean, did you hope maybe he's okay. Yeah, that was my main thing. So I, I knew that he went to the Patel to do some extra extraordinaire, whatever..

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"roby mcewen" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast

04:29 min | 2 years ago

"roby mcewen" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

"Four hundred zero chasing a bit group, FD j chasing bit really not many sprinters left in tool. After as I described yesterday, the bonfire of the sprinters in the outs, Michael share was a loss writer out in front Tony, but he was caught with around six kilometers to go inside the final Columbia Phillips. You'll bear quickstep tried to take a flyer. Look pretty good for a short while, but the peleton was right back on them. And then sprint finish really was between the four best sprinters left in the race and pizza gone one. It was closer than you might have expected. Again onto Christopher nano tomorrow. We're very close together with John Duggan cobaine fourth and Greg government. In fifth, that is pizza gone. Eleventh, two of the front stage win. It means now level with Andre gripe point the list of all time, stage winner. One behind example, Roby McEwen and Mario Cipollini and three behind Kissel still some way off Eddy Merckx thirty four even comedy. She thirty, but I was looking back at his state wins over the years. He's been second twenty one times in a tour to FRANZ quite an extraordinary statistic, and third, ten times that just shows you know how kind of consistent is the only other notable thing from the results is eights. Bow, Dominica, parts of evil, all off the back in a group that lost nearly a minute and a half. Not that has a great deal of impact on the but notable no changes. Overall, Thomas still in yellow peaches. Again, eating green three hundred ninety eight points. He's got two hundred and twenty eight points ahead of Alexander Kristoff alpha leave. Is still in the king of the mountains, jersey PL tour who is from Roman series is still in the watchos. -i just one small point to make since you kept correcting our spurring of Steven k yesterday, is it Michael share is is is Swiss German? So it should be Michele share, suppose. It was just it was just to make a point. Well, where's RAV hearts when you need them? The pronunciation police. I mean, they're everywhere. So a tweet tweet do tweet us correcting. Yeah, nobody encouragement. The big news overnight on it was too late far. Last night's podcast was Vincenzo Nibley and we all saw him fall on this or Rana. We didn't see him full, but we saw him on the ground having fallen. And he was on the ground for a while chased to within thirteen seconds of front group, which was really a remarkable performance 'em balut quite badly hurt on the ground, and he clearly was badly injured because he was taken to hospital in Grenoble before scan which revealed fractured vertebra. So he he is the tour, hey, how mean what? A strong ROY to get back to within touching distance of that group. There was a whole debate will surely Niba leash should have the same time as a group that. He was in when the incident happened this morning, everyone was still trying to work out what happened. And I spoke to borrow Meritas sports director Virga Rick. Can you clear up what happened to engender Niebler outdo as yesterday space motorbikes, bussing on the left sites, and they were actually giving the security, but what they tried to did, not that complaining about this. But for that reason in chainsaw need to go more on on the side of the roads close to the public and what's happened happened. So think I say that the single from from a camera strap from camera on a camera, twenty eight hundred dollars. Exactly. And also. Self didn't exactly know what sapping what is so quickly. And so but afterwards you can. You can see it on on some image that you find on the net change everything for for the team. So you lost your leader. We need to think on another way, but we are still, you're also the guys with evaded them also show to win chance that he had a strong team around him that the goal that year was coming to the tour that team will support him. And now it's up to them to show that that we all still there when he hit the ground quite badly her, but then he almost caught the group. Again, it was an incredible ride. I mean, did you hope maybe he's okay. Yeah, that was my main thing. So I, I knew that he went to the Patel to do some extra extraordinaire, whatever..

Vincenzo Nibley Michael share ROY Eddy Merckx Mario Cipollini writer Christopher nano Alexander Kristoff Andre Kissel Thomas Tony Roby McEwen John Duggan Michele Patel Niba Meritas Grenoble Steven k