Welcome to the Creative South Podcast! I’m your host, Jason Frostholm. This past weekend I was in Cleveland for Weapons of Mass Creation, and I had the opportunity to record the podcast live from Vendor Village. I recorded a series of short 15 minute interviews while I was there and at the Dribbble meetup afterward, with some incredibly talented people. So, for the next several weeks we’ll be posting those interviews on Thursdays as bonus episodes. And speaking of WMC fest, my guest this week – Carlos Basabe, was the Emcee of Ink Wars at Weapons of Mass Creation. Carlos is a talented illustrator and designer, who runs his own company, Four Six Six studios, based in Washington DC. We talk about his early life in Havana, Cuba, growing up in Florida, his path to becoming an illustrator and designer and much more, on to the show!
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You can find out more about Carlos on Twitter @foursixsix and over at foursixsix.com, 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 @CreativeSoPod, and follow Creative South on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @CreativeSouthGA or over at CreativeSouthGA.com, and I’m @jfrostholm on Dribbble, Twitter, and Instagram.
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