Tag Archives: art

Eric Torres

Designer and world creator, Eric Torres, joins us for a candid conversation about his origin and influences, building the World of Rynaga, cultivating creativity, and building community.

Show Notes:

Pokemon needs no introduction
The madness sets in
Ghost shuffle board
Travelling by imagination
Craving immersive experiences
Have you ever dreamt a game?
Meet Eric Torres
My rhymes are bottomless
World of Rynaga
Eric’s nerdy origins
How do you start eating an elephant?
Eric’s mentors and inspiration
“I never relied on my day job to satisfy me creatively.”
Iconica
Finding balance
“If you don’t have adventures of your own how can you create something?”
Prelude
What is the World of Rynaga?
Building a following
Daft Punk Tribute
Value in scarcity
Giving creative license while maintaining ownership
Vormator
Eric on Instagram

Safwat Saleem

Local designer and TED fellow, Safwat, joins us to talk Kickstarter, design vs. art, and balancing passion and needs to live.

Show Notes:

Thank Safwat for the success of Exploding Kittens
“I guess I’m an artist.”
Reverse engineering success
I don’t know if I should laugh…”
What would a project made for the Internet look like?
Oh (Expletive)!
Changing Hands Book Store
I must go to design school.”
ASU Polytechnic
“It’s like the Six Million Dollar Man of design.”
Why design over coding?
The story behind the design
Design work is figuring out how to blend ideas you see.
A Bunch of Crock
Passion projects vs. income projects
“Art should be able to pay your bills.”
Finding balance.
Safwat’s mailing list
No spoilers!
Dead Inside
Phoenix Design Week
TEDx Phoenix
Safwat Facebook
Safwat Instagram