Visual Thinking Strategies

Visual Thinking Strategies

“What’s going on in this picture?” Sounds like a simple question, and it is. It’s also the first step of a process David and I spent some time studying recently – Visual Thinking Strategies or VTS. By allowing individuals to talk about art in a group setting – without needing any kind of background in art or art history – VTS helps develop skills we can all use to create better ideas and products.

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Podcast #7 – Artists, Musicians, Brothers: Kenneth & A.B. Lovell

Podcast #7 – Artists, Musicians, Brothers: Kenneth & A.B. Lovell

This week we have the distinct pleasure of sitting down with brothers and collaborators Kenneth and A.B. Lovell – aka Andy as you’ll hear during our chat. Kenneth & A.B. grew up in Alabama, spending several years on their parents’ hydroponic tomato farm – running through the woods, learning to play dozens of musical instruments, creating art and ultimately developing their unique brand of “Zen Dixie”. Their shared passion is one of “being in creative situations, working out creative problems.”

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Podcast #6 – Adult Swim’s Casper Kelly & Dave Willis

Podcast #6 – Adult Swim’s Casper Kelly & Dave Willis

Welcome to Episode 6, with Casper Kelly and Dave Willis! Casper and Dave are both hilarious and multi-talented, and we had a great time chatting with them.They are currently working on Adult Swim’s Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell – a show they co-created and both write and direct. Alex had the pleasure of serving as Production Designer for Season 1 of the show; and will always have a soft spot for both of these guys, and the Hell they created together.

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Podcast #5 – Sculptor David Gabbard & Painter Jason Palmer

Podcast #5 – Sculptor David Gabbard & Painter Jason Palmer

In Episode 5 we meet up with visual artists David Gabbard and Jason Palmer. David and Jason – aka Mug – met in 7th grade art class and have been friends and collaborators ever since. This conversation covers a lot of ground, but at the end of the day it is really a love letter to two things: friendships and great teachers.

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