Just A Chat With

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Synopsis

A podcast talking brand and creativity with inspiring people who love and live it. Hosted by Andrew Dobbie, Founder MadeBrave (http://www.madebrave.com) & Lewis Phillips, Founder Campfire (http://www.campfire.agency).

Episodes

  • Episode 25: Whacko Chacko | Illustrator, Speaker & Storyteller - “Joy"

    05/07/2021 Duration: 41min

    Season 3 has arrived! In this episode we sat down with Ashwin Chacko, aka, Whacko Chacko who is a multi-disciplinary illustrator, designer, hand-letterer, and motivational speaker living and working in Dublin. Working 12 years now as a solopreneur, Ashwin has worked with clients such as Facebook, Adobe, Nike, Puma, United Nations, and many more. Ashwin specialises in positive visual storytelling, helping businesses to connect with their audiences through illustration and design for advertising campaigns, products, packaging, editorials, children’s books and one-off commissions from around the world. With a passion for uncovering the social interactions that drive culture, Ashwin captures these moments in bold lines and shapes, focusing on a strong use of characters intermingled with typography and patterns. Ashwin describes his work as ‘positively playful’ influenced by contemporary culture rooted in his love for music, comics, tattoos and street art. Ashwin has also published several illustrative books, many

  • Episode 24: Andy Nairn | Founding Partner, Lucky Generals - “Go Luck Yourself“

    31/05/2021 Duration: 52min

    In this episode we sat down with Andy Nairn who is a Founding Partner at Lucky Generals. With nearly 30 years’ experience in the creative industry, Andy is now one of the world’s most respected brand strategists. As one of the UK’s most successful creative agencies, Lucky Generals have done and are famed for their amazing work for the likes of Amazon, Yorkshire Tea, Paddy Power, the Co-op, and many more. They’ve also been shortlisted for Campaign magazine’s Agency of the Year for the last five years in a row. Andy has been named the country’s top strategist for the last two in a row and one of the top five creative people in world of advertising by Business Insider. Now Andy wants to share his luck with others, so he’s donating his royalties from his first book ‘Go Luck Yourself’ to Commercial Break: an organisation that helps working-class talent break into the creative industries. Andy grew up in the Scottish Borders but has worked in London since 1993 (apart from a short period in San Francisco). He now li

  • Episode 23: Gavin Quirk | Head of Fulfillment Operations, Global Creative Production, Netflix - “Passion is Key“

    26/04/2021 Duration: 38min

    In this episode we sat down with Gavin Quirk who is the Head of Fulfillment Operations for Global Creative Production at Netflix. With nearly 20 years of experience in brand and marketing strategy, Gavin started his career in London with Diageo on the Graduate Development Scheme after graduating from the University of Strathclyde Business School here in Glasgow, Scotland.  While at Diageo Gavin held various Sales and Marketing roles including leading retail activation strategies in Sainsbury's stores across the UK and France and Brand Management roles for Guinness, Jose Cuervo and Three Barrels brandy.  After leaving Diageo, he moved to Disney where he led 360 brand campaign strategies for Studio releases across Live Action and Animated movies. This role eventually took him to Los Angeles where he held several Disney leadership positions in Marketing, Operations and Business Development.  In 2018, after almost 12 years at Disney, he moved to Netflix where he currently leads a team at the inters

  • Episode 22: Andy Morahan | Music Film Director - “Learn Your Craft“

    05/04/2021 Duration: 47min

    In this episode we sat down with Andy Morahan who is a world-renowned commercial, film, and music video director.  With nearly 40 years of experience in the industry, Andy has produced music videos and films for artists such as George Michael, Aerosmith, Michael Jackson, Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Tears for Fears, AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Wham! Tina turner, Brian Adams... and my all time favorites - Guns N' Roses!  and the list doesn’t stop here. Andy won an MTV Award For Best Director for George Michael's Father Figure and Best Video for Guns N' Roses' November Rain’ - which has now been streamed over a billion times on YouTube. Andy was also twice Grammy-nominated for Long Form videos - 'Cyndi Lauper - Live in Paris' and 'Michael Jackson - Live in Bucharest'. Andy also directed the groundbreaking Guess Jeans 'Cheat' commercial. Featuring performances from Juliette Lewis and Harry Dean Stanton, the stylish and innovative piece won over 80 advertising awards worldwide,

  • Episode 21: Kevin Swanepoel | CEO, The One Club - “Find Your Superpower“

    22/02/2021 Duration: 57min

    In this episode we sat down with Kevin Swanepoel who is the CEO at The One Club for Creativity, which is the world's foremost non-profit organisation recognising creative excellence in advertising and design. As CEO, Kevin leads ‘The One Show’ which is one of the most prestigious awards shows in the communications industry. He has also shaped the global brand of The One Club, providing leadership for its expansion into China and beyond. With 35 years’ experience in media and marketing in the creative industries, Kevin is a frequent speaker on current advertising trends, he has appeared on FOX, NBC and CBS and has also been published in Adweek, Advertising Age, Creativity and AdHoc. Kevin established ‘Creative Week’, the pre-eminent festival in New York which I attended two years ago for their Executive Creative Summit (which was amazing) - The festival celebrates the intersection of advertising, design, digital media and the arts. Kevin also travels and lectures frequently and is enthusiastically involved in

  • Episode 20: Philippe Meunier | CCO & Co-founder, Sid Lee - “Run Away with Culture“

    01/02/2021 Duration: 40min

    In this episode we sat down with Philippe Meunier who is Chief Creative Officer and Co-founder of Sid Lee, one of the world’s premier creative agencies with offices in Montreal, Toronto, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle. With over 28 years of experience in the industry, Philippe has overseen all the creative output for a host of major international clients including Absolut, Adidas, Starbucks, Red Bull, and many more. As an active member of the creative community, Philippe has been invited to chair and serve on the jury panel at various national and international competitions, such as the Cannes Lions International Festival, the D&AD Awards, the Canadian Marketing Awards and Communication Arts. Collaboration is an essential part of Philippe’s approach to creativity and is especially evident in the culture and ideology of Sid Lee. The agency’s core values are based on collectivism and the belief that the group is far stronger than the individual, so every idea and opinion is given equal value. The

  • Episode 19: Kevin Pike | Award-winning Film Special Effects Supervisor - "A Big Piece of the Pie"

    11/01/2021 Duration: 44min

    In this episode we sat down with Kevin Pike who is an award-winning American film special effects supervisor, below the line talent agent, and screenwriting consultant, best-known for supervising the special effects on Back to the Future. He and his company FilmTrix Inc. were primarily responsible for construction of the film's iconic DeLorean time machine. Kevin got his start in film doing set construction for the movie Jaws, working with the Special Effects crew. Kevin then went on to work with several major studios for film, television, and commercials, working with directors such as Tim Burton, Wes Craven, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Robert Zemeckis.  Kevin’s worked on several other iconic films like Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, The Last Starfighter, Fight Club, and Jurassic Park III. Kevin has earned nominations and awards including a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Special Visual Effec

  • Episode 18: Alexandra Watkins | Author & Founder, Eat My Words - "Eat My Words"

    30/11/2020 Duration: 43min

    In this episode we sat down with Alexandra Watkins who is an author and leading authority on brand naming. Alexandra is the Chief Executive Boss Lady at Eat My Words, a brand naming firm based in San Diego, California. Alexandra’s book, “Hello, My Name is Awesome: How to Create Brand Names That Stick” was named as one of the Top 10 Marketing Books by Inc magazine and sits proudly on my shelf as one my all time favourites.  Since 2005, Alexandra and her firm have created brand names for hundreds of clients including Amazon, Coca-Cola, Disney, Gap, Twitter, and Xerox. Alexandra is also a popular speaker, delighting audiences at Startup Grind, Endeavor, Collision, and LA Tech Week. She’s also had the pleasure of speaking to MBA students, lecturing at institutions such as Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and many more.  Prior to running her own agency, Alexandra was an advertising copywriter, working at leading West Coast ad agencie

  • Episode 17: Darlene Vogel, Actress, aka “Spike” from Back to the Future II - “What’s Wrong, McFly?"

    26/10/2020 Duration: 53min

    In this episode we sat down with Darlene Vogel who is an actress well-known for her very first role as Spike, a member of Griff’s hoverboard gang in the movie Back to the Future 2.  Darlene got her start in New York City and has landed over 100 national commercials, including the ‘Milk does a body good’ campaign.  Darlene has been acting for over 35 years and has done numerous guest stars and Pilot work. She landed the series Pacific Blue in 1995, working on 88 episodes playing Officer Chris Kelly. She also played Melanie McIver in the “One Life to Live” soap opera.  Darlene has three recently-released thriller films including “The Spearhead Effect”, “Extracurricular Activities” and “Day 13”. She’s also had a few starring roles in movies made for Lifetime television including “Smuggling in Suburbia", “Dirty Teacher” and “Walking the Halls”. She’s also made guest appearances on Full House, Northern Exposure, Boy Meets World and CSI. Currently living just a mile from the beach in sunny Santa Moni

  • Episode 16: David Martin | President & Founder, Fantasy Interactive - "Effort & Passion"

    29/09/2020 Duration: 57min

    In this episode we sat down with David Martin who is the President and Founder of Fantasy Interactive. With offices in New York, San Francisco, Miami and London, Fantasy is a human-centred product innovation team that ships premium products and ecosystems for the world’s biggest brands. Since launching the company in 1999, David has worked with a suite of amazing brands including Netflix, Xbox, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, MTV, Ford, Porsche, Huawei, Samsung, Tinder and Masterclass (a personal favourite of mine!).  David now also works in a Chief Creative Officer capacity, directly with Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk, and Richard Yu CEO at Huawei. Watch the full video version on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dNn-ySWwMI  Give us a follow on our social channels: - https://www.facebook.com/JustaChatWith - https://www.instagram.com/JustAChatWith - https://twitter.com/justachatwith - https://www.linkedin.com/company/35615125/ Hosted by Andrew Dobbie | Founder, MadeB

  • Episode 15: Ben Radcliffe | Digital Artist, Unity - "Stick With It"

    31/08/2020 Duration: 54min

    In this episode we sat down to chat with Ben Radcliffe who is a digital artist and Media & Entertainment Technical Specialist currently working for Unity. With over 20 years’ experience in CG Feature Animation, Television Animation, and VFX, Ben has worked across the globe with a variety of high-end studios, including Dreamworks Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Walt Disney Feature Animation, MPC, and Industrial Light and Magic. Ben has worked on several amazing projects over the years, including Shrek 2, Veggie Tales, The Polar Express, Chicken Little, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Martian, The Jungle Book, Avengers, Transformers, Dr. Strange, and many more In his current role, Ben is a Media & Entertainment Technical Specialist for Unity Technologies, working with key Game Studios, VFX facilities, and Animation Studios throughout the UK to advance the art and science of film making, visual effects, and animation through the use of Unity, which is the world’s leading rea

  • Episode 14: Franki Goodwin | Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi - "Big Picture First"

    27/07/2020 Duration: 55min

    In this episode we sat down to chat with Franki Goodwin who is Creative Director at Saatchi & Saatchi. Franki is also the CBO of Western Edge Pictures and Gennaker Group. A graduate of Glasgow School of Art, Franki spent the first part of her career running boutique film marketing agency 'Franki&Jonny', making ground-breaking campaigns for the film industry. Since then, she’s worked across numerous award-winning film, entertainment and brand campaigns—including winning over 80 international advertising awards, including 9 Cannes Lions. See Franki's work here: https://www.frankigoodwin.com/ Watch the full video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/g574Lobse6c Give us a follow on our social channels: - https://www.facebook.com/JustaChatWith - https://www.instagram.com/JustAChatWith - https://twitter.com/justachatwith - https://www.linkedin.com/company/35615125/ Hosted by Andrew Dobbie | Founder, MadeBrave - http://www.madebrave.com

  • Episode 13: Debbie Millman | Author, Designer & Podcast Host of ‘Design Matters’

    06/05/2020 Duration: 56min

    Season 2 of Just a Chat With is finally here! To kick things off, we sat down with the amazing Debbie Millman who is a writer, designer, educator, artist, and curator who is also well-known as the host of the podcast ‘Design Matters’. Debbie has over 20 years of experience in the industry, working with 200 of the world’s largest brands including Procter & Gamble, Nestle, Kraft, Liberty Mutual, Starbucks, Pepsi-Cola, Haagen-Dazs, Gillette, and Burger King—which she designed the logo for. Debbie has contributed to several media outlets including The New York Times, New York Magazine, Print Magazine, Design Observer and Fast Company, and she is also the author of six books, covering a wide range of subjects including branding, design, art, and philosophy. Debbie is also President Emeritus of the AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts), one of five women to hold the position in the organisation’s 100-year history and chair and co-founder of the Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts in New

  • LIVE Episode: Kate Harris | Regional Director, NABS

    06/04/2020 Duration: 44min

    Given all that’s happening with COVID-19, we’ve decided to shift our focus for from brand and design for this episode and talk about how all of us in the creative industry can look after our mental health. With this in mind, we had Kate Harris on the show. Kate is the Regional Director at NABS, which is a support organisation for the advertising and media industry based here in the UK.  Learn more about NABS:  https://nabs.org.uk/ Call the NABS advice line (UK only):  0800 707 6607 Donate: https://nabs.org.uk/about-nabs/donations/ Give us a follow on our social channels: - https://www.facebook.com/JustaChatWith - https://www.instagram.com/JustAChatWith - https://twitter.com/justachatwith - https://www.linkedin.com/company/35615125/ Hosted by: Andrew Dobbie | Founder, MadeBrave - http://www.madebrave.com Lewis Phillips | Founder, Campfire - http://www.campfire.agency

  • Episode 12: James Greenfield | Co-Founder & Creative Director, Koto - “Avoiding the Formula”

    24/02/2020 Duration: 51min

    In this episode we sat down to chat with James Greenfield who is the Creative Director and Co-Founder of branding agency, Koto, which is in its fifth year and has offices in Berlin, Los Angeles, and in London. James has 18 years of experience in the industry, working with brands such as Skyscanner, Fanta, Venmo, Airbnb, and many more. James is also a global speaker and frequent writer on branding for Creative Review magazine. Watch the full video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/BC-zNAKkYvI Give us a follow on our social channels: - https://www.facebook.com/JustaChatWith - https://www.instagram.com/JustAChatWith - https://twitter.com/justachatwith - https://www.linkedin.com/company/35615125/ Hosted by: Andrew Dobbie | Founder, MadeBrave - http://www.madebrave.com Lewis Phillips | Founder, Campfire - http://www.campfire.agency

  • Episode 11: James White | Digital Artist & Founder, Signalnoise - “Be Relentless”

    27/01/2020 Duration: 52min

    In this episode we sat down to chat with James White in the brand new MadeBrave studio here in Glasgow in Scotland (which is now complete with a new Just a Chat With neon sign!). James is an absolutely amazing and very well-known digital artist, designer, and speaker. He is also the founder of Signalnoise Studio which is based in Newcastle.  James has gained loads of recognition in the industry for his various neon-infused art projects. James has also worked with some amazing brands such as Toyota, Universal Music, Nike, Metallica, Warner Brothers, Twitch and many, many more. See James' work here: https://signalnoise.com/ Watch the full video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/wxz28uqJFlA Give us a follow on our social channels: - https://www.facebook.com/JustaChatWith - https://www.instagram.com/JustAChatWith- - https://twitter.com/justachatwith - https://www.linkedin.com/company/35615125/ Hosted by: Andrew Dobbie | Founder, MadeBrave - http://www.madebrave.com Lewis Phillips | Founder, Campfire -

  • Episode 10: Michael Wolff | Designer & Co-Founder, Wolff Olins - “Let Your Work Live”

    06/01/2020 Duration: 51min

    In this episode we sat down to chat with Michael Wolff at his home in London. Michael is a world-renowned graphic designer and consultant on brand and corporate identity. In 1965, Michael partnered with Wally Olins to create Wolff Olins which is a brand consultancy with offices in London, New York City, and San Francisco—suffice it to say their client list includes a very long list of iconic brands. Michael is a visiting Professor at the University of the Arts in London and a Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art. He’s the former President of both the D&AD and CSD. He is also an RDI which is the highest accolade for designers in the UK. Watch the full video version on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vk1NDEJT82M Give us a follow on our social channels:  - https://www.facebook.com/JustaChatWith - https://www.instagram.com/JustAChatWith- - https://twitter.com/justachatwith - https://www.linkedin.com/company/35615125/ Hosted by: Andrew Dobbie | Founder, MadeBrave - http://www.madebrave.com Le

  • Episode 9: Gavin Strange | Director & Designer, Aardman Animations - "Keep Making Stuff"

    25/11/2019 Duration: 40min

    In this episode we sit down to chat with Gavin Strange who is a a Director & Designer at Aardman Animations who are the creators of Wallace and Gromit. Gavin also goes under the alias of JamFactory, working on side-projects from filmmaking to toy design and illustration to photography. Gavin's a keynote speaker, the 'annoying best mate' on CBBC's Art Ninja, and author of a book called 'Do-Fly' which we’ve just finished—it’s very good! Gavin has been working in design for 20 years and recently worked on “Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon” which came out in theatres in October. See Gavin's work here: https://www.jam-factory.com/ Watch the full video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/jIp2uCw0-aI Give us a follow on our social channels:  - https://www.facebook.com/JustaChatWith - https://www.instagram.com/JustAChatWith- - https://twitter.com/justachatwith - https://www.linkedin.com/company/35615125/ Hosted by: Andrew Dobbie | Founder, MadeBrave - http://www.madebrave.com Lewis Phillips | Founder, Camp

  • Episode 8: Claudine O’Sullivan | Artist & Illustrator - “Finding Your Own Process”

    28/10/2019 Duration: 23min

    In this episode we sit down to chat with Claudine O’Sullivan who is a world-class artist and freelance illustrator. Recently moved from London to Glasgow, Claudine has gained the industry spotlight for her distinctive hand drawn illustrations, notably featured in the Apple Pencil launch campaign, which won a World Illustration Award in 2017. Claudine has also worked with established brands such as Twitter, MTV, Island Records, WeTransfer, Tiger Beer, Derwent Pencils, and many more. See Claudine's work here: http://www.claudineosullivan.com Watch the full video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/82Ak6J9zmdM Give us a follow on our social channels: - https://www.facebook.com/JustaChatWith - https://www.instagram.com/JustAChatWith- - https://twitter.com/justachatwith - https://www.linkedin.com/company/35615125/ Hosted by: Andrew Dobbie | Founder, MadeBrave - http://www.madebrave.com Lewis Phillips | Founder, Campfire - http://www.campfire.agency

  • Episode 7: Sane Seven, Award-Winning Photography Duo - “Chasing Opportunity”

    30/09/2019 Duration: 47min

    In this episode we sit down to chat with Viktorija Grigorjevaite and Marius Janciauskas, co-founders of Sane Seven which is an award winning portrait and advertising photography duo that formed in 2014. They’re well known for their creative portraits of philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and business leaders from brands like Tesco, Liverpool FC, Rolls Royce, Bentley, and many more. Sane Seven have also done work for the likes of Jimmy Choo and Simba Sleep for which they won MIFA’s “Advertising Photographer of the Year”. They’ve been named one of the 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide and have written a book called “None of Us Are Superman” , an inspirational business book which won a silver prize at the MIFA awards. Watch the full video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/82Ak6J9zmdM Give us a follow on our social channels:   - https://www.facebook.com/JustaChatWith - https://www.instagram.com/JustAChatWith-  - https://twitter.com/justachatwith - https://www.linkedin.com/company/35615125/admin/ Host

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