Podcast Episodes

31: Super Smooth Transitions

In this episode, we speed through our rollups section and get straight into the main topic: giving criticism. We discuss it both has a hard skill (having good criticism to offer) and as a soft skill (giving the criticism in a helpful, kind way).

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30: A Murder of Canvas

In this episode, our main topic is receiving criticism—but we start off by announcing the rebranding of Helvetic and our brand new website. We also got a higher-tech live feed, so we’re hoping to do a bit more with that in the future. As we start discussing the main topic, it becomes clear very quickly that we’ve both received an awful lot of criticism, so you’ll definitely want to learn from all our experience in that area.

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25: Super Easy to Paste

In this episode, we start off by explaining our recent near-hiatus and what we’re doing to make sure we put out content consistently. Short story, the podcast will be switching to once every two weeks, but we’re going to try to supplement with written content and possibly Youtube videos. Our main topic is the hardware announcements from Apple and Microsoft, and what the future looks like for designers in terms of hardware and software. It seems like Microsoft now cares more about creative professionals than Apple, and that has prompted one of the hosts to take what some might call drastic action…

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24: Trendy New Pantsuit

In this episode, we discuss the design of each of the major political parties in the U.S. presidential election. Although had this discussion significantly before the election, we didn’t get the episode edited and released until after the election was over. It was probably for the best, though, because you were totally going to let our opinion influence your vote, right?

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19: The Whole Website Is Like a Toaster

In this episode, we discuss the prevalence of terrible design and typography in otherwise good Christian theology. We also tackle the issue of designers making ugly heresy beautiful and appealing to potential readers. We talk a little bit about the importance of adorning good theology well, and throw out some suggestions for people designing church websites. In case we didn’t make everyone angry, David awkwardly tries to briefly explain the position of the Scottish Covenanters.

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17: Our Angry Robot Overlords

In this episode, we were prompted by the epidemic that is Pokemon Go to talk about apps that aim to have a positive impact on your life. Topics include Pokemon Go, Apple Watch circles, Carrot Todo, and overall gamification of our lives. We wrap up by talking about whether or not the idea of gamifying our prayer lists and Bible reading is a good thing.

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