Podcast: Why Mamie Kanfer Stewart is a Weapon of Mass Creation

Podcast: Why Mamie Kanfer Stewart is a Weapon of Mass Creation

Podcast: Why American Greetings is a Weapon of Mass Creation

Podcast: Why Stephanie Irigoyen is a Weapon of Mass Creation

Weapons of Mass Creation Fest Podcast

Podcast: Why Jason Frostholm is a Weapon of Mass Creation

In this new audio series by Go Media, we sit down and talk with the contributors, sponsors, and attendees of our design conference, Weapons of Mass Creation Fest, to find out more about them and why they are Weapons of Mass Creation.

This week, we sit down with Jason Frostholm from Creative South Podcast.

Join Real Thread and the rest of the crew at this year’s event, August 5 – 7th at Playhouse Square here in Cleveland.

Purchase your tickets and get all the information you’ll need at the WMC Fest site here:

WMC Fest Official Site

Weapons of Mass Creation Fest Podcast

We Are Weapons 004 – Jason Frostholm from Creative South Podcast

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Podcast: Why Real Thread is a Weapon of Mass Creation

Go Media Goes to Creative South

Bryan, Bill, Heather and Cindy (friend of Go Media) headed down to Georgia a week ago to check out Creative South, a design conference wrapped up in a whole lot of southern hospitality.

Creative South, the brain child of Mike Jones, is a weekend of creative thinking, collaboration, and exploration in Columbus, Georgia. Attendees enjoy workshops, talks focused on process and experience, and meeting old friends as well as making new ones. Their goal is to connect folks in the industry and the design community. Their motto: “Hug necks! Come as friends and leave as family. Word!”

Creative South 2016 Home

Here’s our play-by-play of the fun-filled weekend.

How To Get Paid What You Deserve: A Go Media Podcast

How To Get Paid What You Deserve: A Go Media Podcast

Building Communities with Tom Ross from Design Cuts

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Diversity in Design and Breaking Out Of A Design Factory

Sharing Your Vulnerabilities With Kathleen Shannon and Jillian Adel

Sharing Your Vulnerabilities With Kathleen Shannon and Jillian Adel

Sharing Your Vulnerabilities With Kathleen Shannon and Jillian Adel

In this edition of the Go Media Podcast, we sit down with Kathleen Shannon, co-founder of Braid Creative and host of Being Boss Podcast, and Jillian Adel, designer and art director, to discuss the role vulnerability plays in developing a strong and authentic brand. 

Video: 10 Steps to Starting a Clothing Line Successfully

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Sports Branding Insight With Todd Radom

Personal Branding Podcast

Personal Branding Podcast For Graphic Designers With Kimika Hudson

Creators. Doers. Makers. – WMC Fest Episode 3: Michael Cavotta

The WMC Fest Creators. Doers. Makers. Series

Our new video series highlights remarkable makers and designers that inspire and motivate us to create greatness. Episode Three puts the spotlight on Michael Cavotta, a featured speaker and workshop leader at the best creative conference of the summer, Go Media’s Weapons of Mass Creation Fest (2015).

Weapons of Mass Creation Fest is presented by Cleveland web design, logo design and graphic design studio Go Media.

The Creators. Doers. Makers. Series, directed by Aaron Freeder, will be back with more videos highlighting your favorite Weapons of Mass Creation Fest artists. Continue checking back here on our blog or over at wmcfest.com for more great features.

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About Michael:

Michael Cavotta is a Cleveland-based personal branding coach, award-winning photographer, and ass-kicking agent of authenticity who thrives on bringing people face-to-face with their exceptional selves.

Prior to a career reboot in 2009, Michael had been a serial entrepreneur and venture consultant with over 10 years of experience helping launch a long list of exceptional start-ups, including iPod® accessory maker, Mophie. Along the way, he picked up a camera and taught himself how to use it. He started shooting food and interiors for Cleveland Magazine in 2006, but over the next four years, his focus would shift—and not just in terms of his photography.
In 2010, Michael traded the mercenary work of branding opportunity for the missionary work of branding people. Six months later, he was an Associate to renowned NY headshot photographer, Peter Hurley. By 2013, the distinction between Michael’s on-camera craft and off-camera coaching had all but disappeared, prompting his certification as a Reach® Personal Brand Strategist under William Arruda. In the years that followed, Michael’s original thoughts on image and authenticity—what he likes to call the You Quotient™—have been published around the world.

While he’s not busy boosting his clients’ YQ, Michael lives with his wife and two kids in a renovated schoolhouse loft guarded by a lovable 30lb pit bull named Kitty.

Creators. Doers. Makers. – WMC Fest Episode 2: Michael Bierut

The WMC Fest Creators. Doers. Makers. Series

Our new video series highlights remarkable makers and designers that inspire and motivate us to create greatness. Episode Two puts the spotlight on Michael Bierut, a featured speaker at the best creative conference of the summer, Go Media’s Weapons of Mass Creation Fest (2015).

Weapons of Mass Creation Fest is presented by Cleveland web design, logo design and graphic design studio Go Media.

The Creators. Doers. Makers. Series, directed by Aaron Freeder, will be back with more videos highlighting your favorite Weapons of Mass Creation Fest artists. Continue checking back here on our blog or over at wmcfest.com for more great features.

Watch the Video Now:

About Michael Bierut:
Michael Bierut studied graphic design at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, graduating summa cum laude in 1980. Prior to joining Pentagram in 1990 as a partner in the firm’s New York office, he worked for ten years at Vignelli Associates, ultimately as vice president of graphic design.

His clients at Pentagram have included The New York Times, Saks Fifth Avenue, The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Harley-Davidson, The Museum of Arts and Design, United Airlines, The William Jefferson Clinton Foundation, Mohawk Paper Mills, New World Symphony, Princeton University, the New York Jets, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Morgan Library and Museum.

He has won hundreds of design awards and his work is represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Montreal. He served as president of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) from 1988 to 1990 and is president emeritus of AIGA National. He also serves on the boards of the Architectural League of New York and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Michael was elected to the Alliance Graphique Internationale in 1989, to the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame in 2003, and was awarded the profession’s highest honor, the AIGA Medal, in 2006. In 2008, he was named winner in the Design Mind category of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards.

Michael is a senior critic in graphic design at the Yale School of Art. He writes frequently about design and is the co-editor of the five-volume series Looking Closer: Critical Writings on Graphic Design published by Allworth Press. In 2002, Michael Bierut co-founded Design Observer, a blog of design and cultural criticism: today, the site is the largest design publication in the world with over a million site visits a month. Michael’s book 79 Short Essays on Design was published in 2007 by Princeton Architectural Press. A monograph on his work, How to use graphic design to sell things, explain things, make things look better, make people laugh, make people cry and (every once in a while) change the world will be published this fall by Harper Collins.

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Watch Episode 1: Danielle Evans

Stay tuned to the latest WMC Fest news over at wmcfest.com!

Creators. Doers. Makers. Video Series – WMC Fest Episode 1: Danielle Evans

The WMC Fest Creators. Doers. Makers. Series

Our new video series highlights remarkable makers and designers that inspire and motivate us to create greatness. This week we put the spotlight on Danielle Evans. You may recognize Danielle’s work from this year’s Ink Wars competition or her downright delicious Food and Dimensional Typography Workshop – both featured at the best creative conference of the summer, Go Media’s Weapons of Mass Creation Fest!

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If you’re unfamiliar, Danielle Evans, aka Marmaladebleue, is an urban Columbus, Ohio native. She derives great pleasure in walking everywhere, taking food photos on Instagram, and being ‘the cool aunt’. Her heartstrings are plucked by lettering, which she exhibits through most notably food and dimensional type. Her work is thoughtful and inventive, elevating commonplace items into extraordinary lettering. She art directs, food styles, and collaborates with personable and quirky clients to achieve authentic and approachable work for social media campaigns, editorials, and advertising.

Weapons of Mass Creation Fest is presented by Cleveland web design, logo design and graphic design studio Go Media.

Watch the Video Now:

The Creators. Doers. Makers. Series, directed by Aaron Freeder, will be back with more videos highlighting your favorite Weapons of Mass Creation Fest artists. Continue checking back here on the ‘Zine or over at wmcfest.com for more great features.

Food Typography Video
Watch Episode 2: Michael Bierut