Matthew Low who hosts the Bouncing Back podcast had me on the other week after we finished up The Side Show (full disclosure, he won Best in Category for Podcast).
Last week I got a message from TBWA\Chiat\Day NY President Rob Schwartz asking a favor, and when Rob Schwartz asks you for a favor it doesn't matter how busy you are... you do it. Despite it being our final week of our initial submission period for The Side Show, I told him yes.
He needed a black and white illustration of two German Shepherds wearing sun glasses in homage to Biden's dog Champ. They needed something for their social channels and I was happy to oblige. Below is the end result.
The other month, my friend Sunita Deshpande asked if I could throw together a logo for her for a new podcast she was producing. The idea was to highlight the stories of anyone who wasn't part of the MadMen club (white males). As such, I threw this logo together for her to re-frame the classic MadMen falling man against the women who could take them down thanks to today's #MeToo movement.
The podcast will focus on the the stories these women and people of color have about abuse and mistreatment they received while working in the New York ad scene over the past 50 years.
A few weeks back I hinted at a project I was working on. Well, we officially launched it this morning. There will be more to come over the next two months, but feel free to check out the first ever Award Show and Creative Week focused on side projects of people in the advertising and design communities.
I have a great team working on this with me. Sunita Deshpande is my co-founder. We worked together earlier this year to create my alphabet book. We also pulled in Camilla Ciappina from Pimp My Portfolio, Bre Fernandez and Laura Canzano who run the Breaking Ad Instagram account and Maddy Kramer from inVisible Creatives to be our Board of Directors. As the project kept growing, we brought in some additional contributors as well: Yanci Wu, Andrew Thompson, Alex Escalera, Isaac Lee and Grettel Aguirre.
It's been a crazy month and I had no idea I'd be leading a team of 11 when Sunita and I first decided to go for it. It's been fun though and I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out a little under 2 months from now.