Wednesdays at 1:00PM EST The theme song for After the Jump is "Bell" by Screaming Females Design blogger Grace Bonney of Design\*Sponge takes her love art and design from the web to radio. Through a series of interviews with designers, store owners and up-and-coming members of the creative community, Grace will delve deeper into the world of independent artists. From exploring the day-to-day lives of contemporary makers to discussing the challenges they face, After the Jump will take the conversation off the screen and into real life. Design\*Sponge founder Grace Bonney has a unique angle on the industry, having worked as a contributing editor at Domino, House & Garden and Craft magazines, and as a freelancer with top publications like New York Home, Food and Wine, In Style, Better Homes and Gardens, New York Magazine, CITY Magazine, Time Out New York Kids, Archinect, The New York Post, Everyday with Rachael Ray and others. In addition, she wrote a weekly design column for the Philadelphia Inquirer for two years and has worked as Style Editor of HGTVâ€™s Ideas Magazine. She is also the author of "Design Sponge at Home." Heritage Radio Network. All Rights Reserved.
After the Jump with Grace Bonney: Special Announcement (We're Back!)
2:30After the Jump host Grace Bonney is back with a special announcement about her new podcast, Good Company, and details about the new season. If you love conversations about creative life and honest talk about what it's really like to run a creative business or be a working artist, tune in and subscribe for weekly discussions with some of the most inspiring artists and creatives in the business. Theme Music is "Bell" by The Screaming Females You can find more info about our podcast here and on social media @goodcompanyzine After The Jump is powered by Simplecast.
Episode 100: The 100th Episode! Lessons Learned on After the Jump
29:13It’s the 100th episode of After the Jump!!! It’s also the final episode of the 2014 season. Tune in as Grace Bonney shares the lessons she’s learned over the course of hosting After the Jump. The prevailing theme is balance – and any person working in a creative field can find true inspiration in this radio recap. Happy holidays! “There is no perfect balance. Life and work are always a series of back and forth adjustments and constant game of checks and balances.” [2:30] –Grace Bonney on After the Jump
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Episode 99: Changing Pay Rates for Creatives
39:21When did it become ok for people to work for free in the design community? How far can “exposure” really get you? Tune in to a special episode of After the Jump as Grace Bonney and a panel of esteemed guests in the design community discuss the changing pay rates for creatives in the era of Pintrest. She’s joined by stylist/art director Susan Brinson, photographer William Brinson, floral designer Sarah Brysk Cohen of Blossom & Branch and interior designer Emily Henderson. Tune in for an insightful and forward thinking conversation! This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market. “You do less work when you say no more.” [20:00] –Susan Brinson on After the Jump “It borders on irresponsible to start to take work for free. Exposure only gets you so far. The word exposure gives me chills these days. [28:00] –Sarah Brysk Cohen on After the Jump “You can’t ever ask somebody to go out of pocket. If somebody goes to you – that’s one thing. If you have a business you should be covering other peoples expenses for your business – bar none.” [30:00] –Emily Henderson on After the Jump “Free work, in a sense, doesn’t exist.” [30:00] –Grace Bonney on After the Jump
Episode 98: The Future of Print Magazines
38:39What is the future of print media? On a special episode of After the Jump Grace Bonney talks about this topic with an esteemed panel of guests in the print publication world. Hear from Paul Vitale and Paul Lowe of Sweet Paul Magazine, Michele Outland of Gather Journal & Janine Vangool of Uppercase Magazine. Together, they share their own experiences in the challenging world of print media and express their thoughts over its future. Find out what makes magazines such a different product than digital publications and why it’s not always easy to keep a print publishing business afloat! This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market. “You need to have a lot of passion and some pockets [to start a print magazine].” [05:00] “Be super passionate about what you do because it will consume your life. If it’s not something you love, don’t do it.” [21:00] –Michele Outland on After the Jump “I don’t have the ability to do a digital version of my magazine. It’s a one woman operation.” [10:00] –Janine Vangool on After the Jump “Let’s face it – you won’t exactly become a millionaire if you run a magazine.” [13:00] “You have to be an expert in absolutely everything – from shipping to printing to going over contracts to answering emails.. there are so many things. The most important thing is having a passion and a unique voice.” [23:00] –Paul Lowe on After the Jump
Episode 97: Ivan Cash
30:08Artist, filmmaker and internet provocateur Ivan Cash joins Grace Bonney for a discussion on strangers, love and modern technology on a brand new episode of After the Jump. Ivan is the founder of the Snail Mail My Email project and author of the accompanying book. His work has exhibited internationally, is in the permanent collection of the V&A Museum in London, and has been featured in CNN, TIME, The New York Times, and Juxtapoz. He’s also been recognized as an Art Directors Club Young Gun. Tune in to hear him explain why growing up with no TV and video games helped him find his passion for human connection and compassion. In a world where everybody is tied to their phones, Ivan is interested in old fashioned human interaction – and his art is captivatingly reflective of that. This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market. “I didn’t have TV or video games growing up, I had tofu sandwiches I had to bring to school.” [04:00] “In a lot of ways the internet and street art have lots of parallels. You can be anything to anyone.” [06:00] “Smart phones are beautiful in that they connect us with so many people in the world simultaneously. They are unfortunate because they disconnect us from the people around us.” [15:00] –Grace Bonney on After the Jump
Episode 96: How to Make the Most of the Holidays for your Business
31:25Find out how to make the most of the holidays for your business on a brand new episode of After the Jump! Host Grace Bonney is joined by friend and ceramic artist Nicholas Newcomb who offers handmade ceramic items to a wide audience through Nicholas Newcomb Pottery & Sculpture. Nicholas’ work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums. He has worked and studied with many artists including renowned ceramics artist Toshiko Takaezu and other highly acclaimed artists, sculptors, and designers such as Leslie Ferst, Regis Brodie, William Hardy, and Christopher Spitzmiller. Tune in and listen as Grace and Nicholas talk about the business side of the creative community and what happens when the tricky season of holiday sales come along! This program was brought to you by White Oak Pastures. “There is a growing movement for people to buy local just like they eat locally and I think that food movement is moving into the home and home goods which is really exciting and important.” [05:00] –Nicholas Newcomb on After the Jump
Episode 95: Veronica Corzo
35:35This week on After the Jump, Grace Bonney chats with Cuban-American artist, designer and printmaker Veronica Corzo-Duchardt. Veronica is fascinated by traces of history embedded in the objects we use, collect and leave behind. Her practice is rooted in memory, heritage, and material culture. Hear about why history plays such a big part in her work, the nature of design criticism and Veronica’s love of podcasts. This program was brought to you by Edwards VA Ham.
Episode 94: Anna Sale of Death, Sex & Money
36:02On a very special episode of After the Jump, Grace Bonney sits down with podcast hero Anna Sale. Anna Sale is the host and managing editor of Death, Sex & Money, a biweekly interview podcast at WNYC. A veteran public media reporter, Anna covered politics for years, including the 2013 New York City mayoral race, the 2012 presidential campaign, and the statehouse beat in Connecticut and West Virginia. She is a frequent fill-in host for The Brian Lehrer Show and The Leonard Lopate Show and has contributed to This American Life, NPR, Marketplace, PBS Newshour, CNN, MSNBC, BBC, Slate, and NY1. Anna’s work has been honored by the New York Press Club, Capitolbeat, and the Associated Press Broadcasters Associations of New York, Connecticut and West Virginia. She was a Racial Justice Fellow with USC Annenberg’s Institute for Justice and Journalism in 2007. She was also an associate producer of The Great Textbook War, a radio documentary that won a Peabody Award, a national Edward R. Murrow award, and a duPont-Columbia silver baton. A West Virginia native, Anna graduated from Stanford University with a degree in history. She’s on twitter @annasale. This program was brought to you by Fairway Market. “I wanted to have a show where we talk about the things we think about at night and feel the the most lonely around.” [09:00] –Anna Sale on After the Jump
Episode 93: Quarterly
31:13Imagine getting a curated package from Pharrell in the mail? For a small fee, you can! Sound interesting? Learn more on today’s episode of After the Jump as Grace Bonney chats with Aron Levinson, Chief Revenue Officer at Quarterly, a service that lets you subscribe to fascinating individuals, who send you cool products and original letters in the mail. It’s kind of like a magazine made of people. Could this kind of interaction be the future of digital experiences? Tune in to the show and hear how Quarterly is changing the way fans interact with influencers across many different fields. This program was brought to you by International Culinary Center. “We’ve just gotten so much smarter with our business. We’ve built a platform for influencers with true fans and a true community.” [05:00] “I like to compare startups as a speed boat compared to a big ship. The speedboats are lots of fun.” [21:00] –Aron Levinson on After the Jump
Episode 92: And North
30:38City stressing you out? Want to get away? Every generation finds its call to leave the city at some point! Tune in to this week’s episode of After the Jump and get some insights into the hotbed of creativity that is upstate New York. Grace Bonney is joined by Emma Tuccillo, founder of And North. And North is a curated guide to upstate New York for creative individuals. Emma created And North to inspire creativity, collaboration and a sense of community among those interested in connecting the vibrant neighborhoods of New York City with the picturesque regions that lie North. This program was brought to you by The International Culinary Center. “For right now we’re really focusing on building up our content, our audience and figuring out what we are.” [12:00] “Even if you don’t sell to the community, embracing community is huge.” [23:00] –Emma Tuccillo on After the Jump