Season 11, Episode 7 : : : November 1Tim Ogline

Tim Ogline is a greater-Philadelphia based writer and illustrator whose work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Style and How Magazine among others. His new book, We Survived the Holocaust, The Bluma and Felix Goldberg Story is a non-fiction YA graphic novel that he co-authored with Frank W. Baker and members of the Goldberg family. Tim joins us for the final episode of the season to talk about the responsibility of taking on a story like the Goldbergs, why he pursued an MBA degree and why he relates to Benjamin Franklin.

Season 11, Episode 6 : : : October 25Jason Killinger

Jason Killinger is an artist, designer, and musician in the city of Philadelphia. For more than 20 years he’s been helping organizations and communities discover, clarify, and design meaningful messages and experiences. He creates music, art, design, festivals, events, playful learning experiences and workshops to celebrate the beauty of life, support calls for justice, and foster care within the community. He joins the show for a conversation about community activism, transitioning to design experiences and being true to your authentic self.

Season 11, Episode 5 : : : October 18Jim Houser

Jim Houser is a self-taught artist, musician, designer, and original member of the renowned artist collective Space1026 in Philadelphia. He is celebrated for his iconic patchwork paintings, color theory, stylized figures, and for challenging the definition of object versus painting. His collages, paintings, and installations have been exhibited extensively in institutions such as the Laguna Art Museum and the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art as well as galleries in Milan, Paris, Sydney, and São Paulo. His work is also included in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Jim joins the show for a conversation about painting skateboard decks, working on a show during the pandemic and why he recommends artists give away their work.

Season 11, Episode 4 : : : October 10Tara Jacoby

Tara Jacoby is an freelance illustrator and art director, with clients including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Esquire, Playboy, VICE and many more. She joins the show for a conversation about working at Gawker, posing for a Robert McGinnis painting and why she loves Nicholas Cage.

Season 11, Episode 3 : : : October 3Gab Bonghi

Gab Bonghi is a photographer living & working in Philadelphia. While she prominently works in the food & beverage industry, she dabbles in portraiture and architecture photography. Some of her clients include Starr Restaurants, Bluecoat Gin, and EATER. She joins the show for a conversation about building trust with clients, shooting photography for yourself and why she enjoys photographing food.

Season 11, Episode 2 : : : September 27Jonai Gibson-Selix

Jonai Gibson-Selix is a graphic designer, art director, and public artist who uses design as a tool for constructing a just present and future. She has provided global brands and local community organizations with thoughtful and engaging designs across branding, print, digital, and spaces. She was the 2022 valedictorian at University of the Arts in Philadelphia and her work has been recognized and put in permanent collections in the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Free Library of Philadelphia. She joins the show for a conversation about lessons learned studying abroad and recognizing your target audience, plus Ryan gives Jonai an unprompted history of the Monkees.

Season 11, Episode 1 : : : September 20Justin Moll

Justin Moll is a creative director by day at Mangos in Conshohocken and by night he transforms into Dr. Wolfenbergen, his illustration alter ego on Instagram. The Dr. Wolfenbergen account is chock full of gritty skulls, melting faces and other macabre iconography in a self-described “low-fi” style with pops of violent color. His work has been recognized by the American Institute for Graphic Arts, Graphis, Communication Arts, The One Show, and more. Justin joins the show for a conversation about procrastination, creating zines and finding the fun in what you do.

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Season 3, Episode 4Tim Gough

Tim Gough joins the podcast for a talk about the influence screen printing has on his work, control vs. nuance and seeing your work on a tire cover.

Season 5, Episode 9Lauren Cat West

Lauren Cat West joins the show for a conversation about making something out of the inordinary, asking the right questions of a client and banana cars that fart.

Season 9, Episode 15Mike Smith

The last time Mike Smith was on the show he had just presented branding concepts to the Rail Park. Now he returns to discuss the evolution of the Rail Park as well as more of his work over the first five years of Smith Diction.

Hi-Res Daily 30Patrick Macomber

Fan favorite Patrick Macomber returns to the show during the run of daily episodes to catch up during the early weeks of the pandemic.

Season 6, Episode 9Kim Lincon

Kim Lincon joins the show for a conversation about how she built her client base, what excites her about branding projects and her three rules when it comes to her work.

Season 3, Episode 11Rashid Zakat

Rashid Zakat joins the show for an expansive conversation about new outlets for creativity and content, the awkwardness of meeting people through social media, being a “preditor” and just about everything else, (Moonlight, WWF and more)!

Season 2, Episode 6The Heads of State

Jason Kernevich and Dustin Summers sit down with Ryan at Indy Hall for a conversation about Instagram, the challenges of constraint and Bob Dylan.

Season 5, Episode 13Jessie Jay

Jessie Jay joins the show for a conversation about doing work for small businesses, design as a compulsion and how much a fully stacked iPod would be worth in a post-apocalyptic world.

Season 6, Episode 24Neha Agarwal

Neha sits down for a chat about the parallels between education and consulting, being an AIGA junkie, being comfortable without knowing and why every day should be a dance party.

Season 10, Episode 16Marisa Velazquez Rivas

Marisa joins the show for a conversation about why we need more fine artists in design, actively bringing positivity to her work and why the Philly street art community is so special.

Season 2, Episode 2Dan Gneiding

Dan Gneiding joins the show for a conversation on creating typefaces, doodling and the origins of his alias, Grayhood.

Hi-Res Daily 22Dan Mall

Dan joins the show for a conversation about why he still loves Flash, giving yourself permission to stop reading a book, and letting smart people do what they do best.

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Season 5, Episode 15Molly Egan

Molly Egan joins the show for a chat about realizing she could have her own style, board games and what she’s learned about herself through creating her sketchbooks.

Season 2, Episode 16Mario Zucca

Ryan and Mario sit down for a discussion on struggling with concept, creating portraits of strangers and delving into the discography of T-Rex.

Season 8, Episode 14Allen & Susan Crawford

Allen and Susan Crawford join the show to talk about their brilliant careers, including the one that combined their love of marine biology with their love of illustration.

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Season 2, Episode 18Mary Kate McDevitt

Mary Kate joins the show for a conversation on public speaking, hustle and corn smut.

Season 4, Episode 4Rodney Ibarra

After Ryan geeks out on Rodney, he sticks around to talk about his origins in graffiti art, the importance of knowing letterforms and what inspires him to experiment.

Season 9, Episode 12Jay Roeder

Friend of the show Jay Roeder returns to the show to wrap up 2020 with a conversation about his new book, "Harry Potter Hand Lettering," becoming a parent during a pandemic and the struggle of keeping up with peak television.

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Season 6, Episode 13Shauna Pancyzszyn

Shauna Lynn joins the show for a conversation about showing vulnerability online, bad reposting habits and how a poster she illustrated for Josh Grobin became one of her favorite stories about her career.

Hi-Res Daily 28Allan Peters

Allan Peters joined the show during the run of Hi-Res Daily episodes to talk about his work and experiences during the beginning of the pandemic.

Season 6, Episode 6Marisol Ortega

Marisol joins the show for a conversation about bouncing between design and illustration, why she enjoys working with her hands and late-night design mishaps.

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Season 10, Episode 26Debbie Millman

Debbie Millman returns to the show to discuss her new book, "Why Design Matters: Conversations with the World’s Most Creative People," as well as why she enjoys teaching online, why she initially thought she was a terrible interviewer and what her conversations with Stephen Heller over the course of doing the show have taught her.

Season 9, Episode 24Lisa Congdon

Lisa Congdon joins the show to talk about her new book, "You Will Leave a Trail of Stars," as well as inviting people into the conversation, the evolution of her style and connecting through vulnerability.

Season 10, Episode 28Paula Scher

Paula Scher joins the show for a conversation about some of her newest work, as well as her experiences during the pandemic, her time at Tyler School of Art, designing album covers, what she likes about environmental design and what she discovered about New York City without traffic.

Hi-Res Daily 23Ken Barber

Ken Barber joined the show during the Hi-Res Daily run to discuss his new book, the House Industries Lettering Manual.

Season 10, Episode 17Tad Carpenter

Ryan and Tad talk Philly and Kansas City sport connections, growing up with creatives as parents and figuring out how to tell your story visually.

Season 3, Episode 6Aaron Draplin

Aaron Draplin sat down with Ryan for a few minutes to talk about the defiance of transparency, his new font DDC Hardware and the trials and tribulations of driving a big orange van.