Go Media Podcast – Episode 14: An Interview With Adam Garcia

In this episode, we sit down with WMC Fest Speaker Adam Garcia. We talk to him about starting his design career with his friends in the music industry and how he overcomes fear in his everyday design life. We also sit down with Simon to recap and react to the Go Media Arsenal Survey results and what they mean for the future.

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Show Notes

Sponsor of this Episode

Cover art for this episode was also created by Simon Hartmann using The Go Media Building Texture Collection. You can find this texture pack and more at arsenal.gomedia.us

This episode has been brought to you by Simeon Hendrix.

An Interview With Simeon Hendrix


Go Media: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself, your background and why you decided to start this project?

Simeon Hendrix: I toured the US from 2000 – 2009 as frontman for the experimental rock band DOWN-STARES.  I was creating all the artwork for the band, T-Shirts, CDs, posters, etc.  Fell in love with graphic design.  Other’s saw my work, asked me to do it for them, etc.  The band dissolved, I went full time into learning and progressing as a graphic artist.  Through my educational training is how I found out about Go Media in 2010, that led me to Jeff Finley and WMC Fest… I reached out to Jeff Finley last spring before WMC 3, told him I wanted to document his festival, he gave the blessing.

Through last year’s WMC 3 documentary, I met Mike Jones, founder of Creative South, he loved our WMC doc and requested we please go to Columbus to document his Creative South 2013 Festival.  That’s how I found out about Creative South.

We raised $400 for our local Meals on Wheels organization during our campaign to secure funds to create this documentary.  Meals on Wheels provides meals for elderly people who might otherwise not receive a regular meal.


Go Media: What do you want people to feel, learn or take away when they watch your documentary?

Simeon Hendrix: I want people to see what a great time we had in Georgia.  I want people to laugh, be engaged and interested, excited, hyper, joyous, inspired, curious, full of optimism and possibility.  I also what it to pump people up for WMC Fest which is in a couple weeks.  WMC is the father of Creative South and it’s an honor to know these people and interview and learn from and be inspired these who are heros of mine.

Go Media: Any chance of a second documentary when you make the trip up again?

Simeon Hendrix: I feel like this Creative South 2013 documentary IS a sequel to our WMC 2012 documentary.  It was a tremendous honor for Mike Jones to invite us to Georgia, it was an honor to interview Jeff Finley and William Beachy and hear their excitement about the upcoming WMC 4.  I would have loved to make it to WMC 4 to make the TRILLOGY, but it didn’t work out.  I plan to attend CREATIVE SOUTH 2014 as well as WMC 2014.

I love the graphic design community and look forward to growing with it and broadcasting about it for years and years to come.  This is such a warm and welcoming community, we love it.

Go Media: Is there anything else you want people to know about yourself or this documentary?

Simeon Hendrix: We just recently wrapped up on a Mini-Documentary series that chronicled the Historic Undefeated Inaugural Season of the minor-professional football team the Wichita Falls Nighthawks.  That was a great time.  Friends, family and fans can find that series on our YouTube Channel. Stay tuned to SimeonHendrix.com or Simeon Hendrix on Facebook or Twitter for more details on the Creative South Documentary or tune into Creative South on Facebook and Twitter.  Big thank you to Jeff Finley and Mr. William Beachy for the interviews they gave, for letting me guest blog on GoMediaZine.com.  I wish we could be in Cleveland for WMC4, but guys it just didn’t work out this year.  I hope everyone is inspired by the Creative South 2013 Documentary and it gets you so pumped up for WMC4 that you can’t sleep and you stay up all night writing, drawing, singing, and creating.



Hosts: Jeff Finley and Bill Beachy
Producer: Bryan Garvin
Recorded at: Go Media

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Design Podcasts

15 Design Podcasts You SHOULD Be Listening To

It’s been a little over a month since we released our very first podcast here at Go Media. Prior to that we’ve been avid listeners and we wanted to share with you our favorite podcasts. We also included a few suggestions from our readers too. But first, let’s talk about what we like in podcasts.

What Makes A Great Podcast

  1. Keep rambling to a minimum. Nobody REALLY cares about your inside jokes and what you did last weekend.  Unless it’s relevant to the topic at hand.
  2. The topics are relatable and enlightening. It’s fun feeling like you’re IN the conversation.
  3. The conversation offers a transparent insight into the lives of other design professionals that you can’t quite find elsewhere.
  4. It’s honest and authentic and not overly self-promotional or salesy. It presents the good, the bad, and the ugly.
  5. The production quality is good, it shows they take their podcast seriously.
  6. The pacing is appropriate and music is used effectively to keep things fresh.
  7. Regular content. Consistent content. They put new episodes out.
  8. Long Podcasts are ok! Especially if you’re in a good conversation about a relevant topic.

Podcast Editing

Design Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Adventures in Design

Adventures in Design

Graphic design gossip and artistic growing pains through the eyes of two handsome DIY poster designers and their friends.

The Industry Radio Show

The Industry Radio Show

The Industry brings a new voice to tech media. Highlighting design focused startups and people, we exist to give the design community a voice in the tech industry. We are an independent news entity and strive to be a positive force in our community. Our content is produced by a team of designers and writers that are dedicated to sharing quality news with our readers. Founded in November of 2011, our goal is to shed light on those overlooked by the mainstream media.

Let's Make Mistakes Podcast

Let’s Make Mistakes

Mike Monteiro and Katie Gillum of Mule Design talk mostly about design and how to do it, with a few tangents along the way.

Design Matters with Debbie Millman

Design Matters with Debbie Millman

Design Matters with Debbie Millman is a thought-provoking internet podcast, which profiles industry-leading graphic designers, change agents, artists, writers and educators.

Shop Talk Show Podcast

Shop Talk Show

Shoptalk is a podcast about front end web design, development and UX. Each week Dave & Chris will be joined by a special guest who is there to talk shop and help answer listener submitted questions.

DesignChat Podcast


DesignChat is the best live Design discussion on the internet. Host Ryan McGovern invites Design rockstars to chat up the community for 1 hour a week!

Design Guy Podcast

Design Guy

The show that explores timeless design principles and explains them simply. We discuss graphic design in particular, and design in general, to equip you with lessons in process, inspiration, and practice. Get a new concept under your belt in mere minutes and unleash your creativity.

The Big Web Show Podcast

The Big Web Show

The Big Web Show features special guests and topics like web publishing, art direction, content strategy, typography, web technology, and more. It’s everything web that matters. Hosted by Jeffrey Zeldman.

Young Guns Show Podcast

Young Guns Show

The Young Guns Show is a podcast that aims to feature and inspire the young guns in the web in the web industry, hosted by Galen Gidman and Tim Smith.

GreyScaleGorilla Podcast


Nick Campbell’s Show about How to Be Creative and Get Paid.

The Boagworld Web Design Show

The Boagworld Web Design Show

Boagworld is the web design podcast for all those involved in designing, developing or running a website on a daily basis. It offers practical advice, news, tools, review and interviews with leading figures in the web design community. Covering everything from usability and design to marketing and coding techniques, this show has something for everything. This award winning podcast is the longest running web design podcast with over 250 episodes.

The Web Ahead Podcast

The Web Ahead

The Web Ahead is a weekly podcast about changing technologies and the future of the web, discussing HTML5, mobile, responsive design, iOS, Android, and more. Hosted by Jen Simmons.

Typeradio Podcast


Type is speech on paper, Typeradio is speech on type. Typeradio, the radio channel on type and design.

PageBreak Podcast

Pagebreak Podcast

PageBreak is a design, business and marketing-themed podcast hosted by Liz Andrade and Niki Brown. The main goal of the club is to build a strong online community of designers, developers, freelancer (like ourselves) and to encourage people to read more and share their ideas and opinions!

Go Media Podcast

Go Media Podcast

Go Media owners Jeff Finley and Bill Beachy host the show and discuss the business of design and how to improve the quality of your work and life.

What Do You Think?

Now that you have seen our list of our favorite design podcasts, what are your favorites? Please leave your comments below. We’d love to hear your thoughts!