I’m talking with Ed Roberts today. Ed is a designer and creative strategist. He’s written about InHouse design for How magazine, the HOW design blog, and The Creative Group, spoken at AIGA Lead Con, and served on the boards for InSource and IHAF. We chat about how as a member of an in-house team you can align the way you work with the values of your company without being an order taker, the importance of the in-house design team to be a strategic partner to a company’s leadership to help with innovation, and ways you can help build that partnership. and more.
I want to take a moment since this will be the last episode of the Creative South Podcast, before I switch over to Feasting On Design in the New Year, to thank everyone who has supported the show. Thank you to all of my guests for taking the time to sit down with me and talk about yourselves and you work, you’ve opened yourself up to a stranger and been vulnerable and generous. I’m thankful for every conversation I’ve had and getting to know all of my guests a little better, and in many cases become friends with the people on the other side of the microphone. Thank you for making my job so much easier by doing the heavy lifting. Thank you Mike Jones for letting me ride on the Creative South coattails for the past three years and knowing when it was time to push me out of the nest. Thank you to everyone who has subscribed , listened, and donated to the show. If you hadn’t tuned in and kept coming back for more I wouldn’t be here today. I hope you will stick with me when I make the switch to Feasting On Design. Thank you to all of my sponsors, especially Nadia at Jakprints for the continued support and seeing value in sponsoring podcasts, and finally, thank you to my wife Tina and my sons, Andy and Will. You’ve made sacrifices on nights and weekends for the past three years so I could follow this passion project. I love you and owe you so much more thank I can ever repay.
To everyone out there this isn’t goodbye. I’ll be back soon with Feasting on Design bringing you even more great designers and creators, and taking a look at creativity from brewers, distillers, chefs, restaurateurs, bartenders and more. I hope you’ll stick with me and that I’ll see you all soon.
You can find out more about Ed on Twitter @InHouseObs and be sure to check out the links in the show notes for more ways to keep up with him. You can keep up with the podcast on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @FeastOnDesign, and follow Creative South on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @CreativeSouthGA or over at CreativeSouth.com, and I’m @jfrostholm on Dribbble, Twitter, and Instagram.
Thank you to JakPrints for sponsoring this episode.