Host Parker Plaisted and his guests discuss the fourteen interviews in Season 2 of this podcast. The guests are Scott Sherman, Dionne Kumpe, and Justin Khoury.

Parker Plaisted

Justin Khoury, Dionne Kumpe, Scott Sherman, and Parker Plaisted


Episode photos by Joe Woolf at woolf-photography.com

Panel

Parker Plaisted, Host at Agency Work Podcast
Scott Sherman, Associate Professor at VCU Robertson School of Media & Culture
Dionne Kumpe, Senior Account Manager at Elevation
Justin Khoury, Recording Engineer and Digital Marketing Specialist at Red Amp Audio

Episode Summary
Parker, Scott, Dionne, and Justin discuss all 14 interviews from Season 2.

Agency Work on Social Media
https://www.instagram.com/agencyworkpodcast

Agency Work Podcast iTunes

Scott Sherman, Parker Plaisted, Justin Khoury, and Dionne Kumpe


Photos by Joe Woolf

Host Parker Plaisted interviews Brian Ellis from Padilla. Brian talks about crisis management and the court of public opinion.

Brian Ellis

Brian Ellis (guest) and Parker Plaisted (host)

Guest
Brian Ellis

Executive Vice President at Padilla.
With six offices across the country, the staff at Padilla are client partners, strategists, writers, visual storytellers, media insiders and much, much more.

Episode Summary
Brian talks about the work he does in crisis management helping CEOs and executive teams understand how to respond to public issues and prepare for media storms.

Company Website
https://padillaco.com

Padilla on Social Media
https://www.linkedin.com/company/padilla
https://www.facebook.com/padillacomm
https://twitter.com/Padilla_Comm
https://www.instagram.com/padilla_comm

Host Parker Plaisted interviews Tami Buckman. Tami talks about her career in graphic design and user experience design.

Tami Buckman

Tami Buckman (guest) and Parker Plaisted (host)

Guest
Tami Buckman

User Experience Designer
Tami has more than 20 years of experience in visual communications with emphasis on graphic design and interactive web design.

Episode Summary

Tami and Parker recorded their contributions to this episode separately. Tami answered the following questions:

  • During your college years at VCU, what classes and projects contributed to the skills and knowledge that you use in your work now?
  • How can a new designer stand out at their first job?
  • After working for agencies for more than a decade, you moved to an in-house position. Describe the difference of working for an agency vs. working in-house.
  • What are some of your favorite projects?
  • How have you changed as a designer over time and from working in different work settings?
  • What can others learn from the path your career took?
  • What are the skills and knowledge you need to be successful in your type of job?

Tami’s Website
http://tamib.site90.com

Host Parker Plaisted interviews Morgan Witham from COLAB. Morgan talks about her role as the Chief Operating Officer at COLAB and her background in investment banking.

Morgan Witham

Morgan Witham (guest) and Parker Plaisted (host) who are both Vanderbilt alumni

Guest
Morgan Witham

Chief Operating Officer at COLAB.
COLAB is a digital agency that designs and builds websites, custom web applications, and experiences that solve real business problems.

Episode Summary
Morgan joined COLAB as the Chief Operating Officer after working for twelve years at a local investment banking company where she gained experience analyzing the financial health of dozens of companies. Morgan and Parker talk about the costs associated with operating an agency.

Company Website
https://www.teamcolab.com

COLAB on Social Media
https://www.facebook.com/colabwebdesign
https://www.instagram.com/teamcolab
https://www.linkedin.com/company/colab-multimedia

Host Parker Plaisted interviews Toni Jordan from CarMax. Toni talks about The Creative Circus, leading teams as an Art Director, and her involvement in The Richmond Night Market.

Toni Jordan

Toni Jordan (guest) and Parker Plaisted (host)

Guest
Toni Jordan

Art Director at CarMax Digital Innovation Center.
Creative Director at The Richmond Night Market.

Episode Summary
Toni talks about starting her career as a graphic designer, continuing her education at The Creative Circus, leading teams as an Art Director, and her involvement in The Richmond Night Market.

The Creative Circus Website
https://creativecircus.edu

The Richmond Night Market Website
https://www.richmondnightmarketva.com

The Richmond Night Market on Social Media
https://www.facebook.com/richmondnightmarket
https://www.instagram.com/richmondnightmarketva

Host Parker Plaisted interviews Doug from OFF GRID with DOUG & STACY. Doug and Parker talk about working with influencers on YouTube.

Off Grid with Doug and Stacy

Stacy and Doug from OFF GRID with DOUG and STACY

Guest
Doug from OFF GRID with DOUG & STACY.

Doug and Stacy live the pioneer life on their 11-acre farm in Missouri with no municipal services and share videos of their life on YouTube. They manage their farm animals, work in their garden, and build the structures they need for a self-sustained lifestyle.

Episode Summary
Two years ago, Parker partnered with Doug to introduce and champion products to Doug’s followers on YouTube. Doug and Parker talk about working with influencers, the importance of an authentic connection to the products, alignment of the influencer to the target audience, and the genuine connection Doug and Stacy have with their followers.

Doug and Stacy on Social Media
https://www.youtube.com/user/growinginfaithfarm
https://www.facebook.com/DougandStacy
https://www.instagram.com/offgridwithdougandstacy
https://twitter.com/2_off_the_grid

Off Grid with Doug and Stacy

Doug and Stacy from OFF GRID with DOUG and STACY at the Baker Creek Spring Planting Festival

Off Grid with Doug and Stacy

Doug and Stacy from OFF GRID with DOUG and STACY at the Mother Earth News Fair in Pennsylvania

Host Parker Plaisted interviews Janine Nock from CarMax. Janine talks about her work in user experience design.

Janine Nock

Janine Nock (guest) and Parker Plaisted (host)

Guest
Janine Nock

Product Designer and UX Lead at CarMax.
Janine has more than 10 years of professional experience working in visual design.

Episode Summary
Janine talks about user experience design, gamestorming, holistic design, designing for inclusion, hustling for work in LA during the recession, and her insights from working as a contractor, agency employee, and in-house employee.

Janine Nock’s Website
https://www.janine-ux-strategy.com

Janine Nock on Social Media
https://www.linkedin.com/in/janine-nock-0069735

Janine Nock

Janine Nock (guest) and Parker Plaisted (host)

Host Parker Plaisted interviews Lauren Fleming from Flatland Creative. Lauren talks about her work in graphic illustration and animation.

Lauren Fleming

Lauren Fleming (guest) and Parker Plaisted (host)

Guest
Lauren Fleming

Lead Character & Concept Artist at Flatland Creative.
The team of artists and animators at Flatland Creative produce personality-driven animation stories for their clients to use in advertising, video games and feature films.

Episode Summary
Lauren talks about getting started as an artist, finding her career path, and her education at one of the top art schools.

Lauren Fleming Website
https://laurenfleming.org

Company Website
http://studioflatland.com

Flatland Creative on Social Media
https://www.facebook.com/StudioFlatland
https://www.instagram.com/flatlandcreative
https://vimeo.com/flatlandcreative
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC62iai6IhxfaYo3C9IoQ9Eg

Host Parker Plaisted interviews Aaron Gibson from 903 Creative. Aaron talks about his graphic design style and a few projects 903 Creative did for local companies.

Aaron Gibson

Aaron Gibson (guest) and Parker Plaisted (host)

Guest
Aaron Gibson

Partner and Designer at 903 Creative.
903 Creative is an award-winning graphic design shop in Richmond, Virginia, specializing in logo, print, and web design.

Episode Summary
Aaron talks about his work in graphic design, sources of inspiration, and advice on working with clients. Aaron also describes a few design and branding projects his team did for local companies.

903 Creative Website
https://903creative.com

903 Creative on Social Media
https://www.instagram.com/903creative
https://www.facebook.com/903Creative
https://twitter.com/903creative
https://www.linkedin.com/company/903-creative
https://www.behance.net/903creative

Host Parker Plaisted interviews Kendra Bailey Morris. Kendra is a freelance content writer focused on food and beverage topics.

Kendra Bailey Morris

Kendra Bailey Morris (guest) and Parker Plaisted (host)

Guest
Kendra Bailey Morris

Freelance Writer.
Kendra is a professional food writer, columnist, cookbook author, public speaker, host, and content creator based in Richmond, Virginia.

Episode Summary
Kendra talks about her background as a freelance writer, the ethics of journalism, transitioning from journalism to content writing, and the craft of food writing.

Kendra Bailey Morris Website
http://www.kendrabaileymorris.com

Kendra Bailey Morris on Social Media
https://www.instagram.com/kendrabmorris
https://www.pinterest.com/fatbackandfoie

Kendra’s Books on Amazon.com
https://www.amazon.com/Kendra-Bailey-Morris/e/B001JS0LFG?