434 - Live from WMC Fest 7 with Jeral Tidwell, Aaron Sechrist, and Jayworking

Adventures In Design comes to you live from Weapons Of Mass Creation Fest 7 in Cleveland Ohio. Mark is joined by Aaron Sechrist, Jamal Collins, and Jeral Tidwell on the Main Stage of the Ohio Theatre by three of the hardest working weapons at this weekend's fest. Each artist on stage covers a different aspect of a creative career that is grounded in both a responsibility to yourself and to the community around you. Our path through life isn't a solitary one and every great risk we take to do something bigger than ourselves is the summation of an entire community coming together to believe in and support us. Mark uses his moment on stage to remind us that we need to give back to the community that helped build us up with the mentors, friends, and family that sculpted us into the person we are today. After a weekend of rebuilding ourselves at WMC Fest 7, lets all take some time to improve the blocks we live on and walk down everyday. Good day and good design.

Talking Points

  • Showing other people the greatness in following your passion.
  • The importance of meeting like minded people.
  • It takes a village to build a foundation.
  • Mark pops the big question... to Aaron Sechrist.
  • How has the year gone for OK Pants since he hosted WMC Fest last?
  • Using basic bitch apps.
  • Why is our fear rooted in asking for more money?
  • Why do clients walk away?
  • Building your armor and the ins and outs of life making money.
  • Wealth never spun so fast.
  • A cocky and confident business card.
  • Giving back through design and making a change locally.
  • Making art into a lifestyle kids can understand.
  • Reprogramming kids to believe in themselves.
  • not holding back when you talk to kids.
  • Acknowledging your responsibility to the community around you.
  • Dialing back on exploiting your kids.
  • Risking everything to build something bigger than yourself.
  • Going into a community that isn't used to receiving help.
  • When success is a necessity.
  • Get it done or die trying.
  • Why you have to keep moving to stay alive.
  • The responsibility of a creative to their community.
  • Proving that art is a viable career.
  • The rule for Metallica records.
  • Are you inspiring people or just fighting for attention?