Brittany introduces us to her business partner, and fellow creative master, Millie.
This is a special podcast episode for a few reasons. First, I used new equipment with the first new guest of the podcast. Second and more importantly, these are the first folks to request to be on the ‘cast! Normally I’m seeking contributors through my network locally or my sister’s back home in Bellingham. These two gals were running a promotional contest on Instagram; I sent a message about it and they countered with mention of being on the podcast. I jumped on the opportunity right away.
Brittany is the type of person who proves her worth and mindset though her work. She’s not going to talk your ear off about accomplishments, they simply exist for all to see and interact with. Knowing this, it truly felt awesome for her to express the desire to get back on the mic and engage in the open conversation format of podcasting, and with Amalgam specifically. Whether viewed as a small or large win, relatively speaking, the excitement was huge on my part.
We met at their offices, the Fellow Coworking organization in downtown Spokane. The building is amazing, Jeremy Hanson’s IPK and other projects are housed there, along with a coffee shop and Terrain’s art gallery. A beautiful place to work, it is also a great concept for local freelancers and entrepreneurs to obtain working spaces at affordable rates. I really enjoyed checking out Fellow Coworking and recording the episode in one of the conference rooms.
Enjoy the episode, if you haven’t had a chance to listen already! It was excellent to catch up with Brittany and get to know her counterpart.
Shifting gears a little bit, we have had some success happen since the last blog post in January. The Inlander, our local indie newspaper, had a featured story about local podcasts. Because we are such tight buddies, Jeremy Hanson helped get Amalgam into the mix. You can read that article here. It was a particularly motivating experience and hopefully the writer who interviewed me wants to come on the podcast someday.
This little bit of exposure brought a new level of energy to the Patreon account. It’s been around since we started the podcast, but I’ve purposely held back from pushing it until I could formulate what I want its purpose to be. This is not about making money for myself. I want Patreon to fund the podcast’s activities and giveaways. But this means I’ve got to spend some time developing a worthwhile tier program. I’m very close to finalizing the structure and will release a new Monologue episode to accompany the Patreon campaign. This will give everyone a clear picture straight from the horse’s mouth, with the intention of promoting trust and transparency.
Okay, back to the whole point of this blog. I’ve hit some new thresholds in motion graphics and graphic design in general, as well as a milestone now that our first year has concluded. All that to say, I felt it was time to update the logo. The tiles are really all I’m talking about, the red one was too big. I spent some time last weekend going through the branding assets of the podcast and cleaning everything out. I re-uploaded images to all the online accounts, now that we know which ones we actually care about, and changed all avatars with standard, locked in branding elements. The best part – I’ve finally reached a point with the logo and branding content where we can start ordering stickers and other fun goodies that Patreon members will receive for signing up. It was always going to happen, just needed to make sure I was happy with the iteration of the brand.
As of now I have multiple people setup to record episodes. I’m hoping we get to a follow up episode with one of our original guests from early last year, as well as the new monologue episode. So April and the rest of March will be busy, but I’m excited to get a large chunk of content published for you all.
As per usual, I struggled getting the blog updated and off the ground. It has been helpful for me to maintain what I’ve written for the audience, so I will continue to do this. If you enjoy the blog particularly, please let me know somehow! I’m not sure who is even reading this stuff.