Episode 100! A Live Meetup Event with guests Joaquin Cotler, Rashan Casseus, & Gabby Wallace — The Busy Creator Podcast 100

The Busy Creator 100 Live

That went quickly! Listen in to our live event where we commemorate 100 episodes of The Busy Creator Podcast and remark on the journey. This event was a crossover with the New York City Podcast Meetup, recorded at Small City Co-working space in Brooklyn.

Joining Prescott on stage are musician Joaquin Cotler (@ShinyIslands), UX designer Rashan Casseus (@rcassues) & video publisher/entrepreneur Gabby Wallace (@GabbyAWallace). Together we discuss daily practice, creating projects and nurturing them over time, and our own experiences with podcasting.

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Show Notes & Links

"It's a great time to go to Puerto Rico if you already have a lot of money."

—Joaquin Cotler

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"Busy is a four-letter word."

—Prescott Perez-Fox

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"I make digital tools easier to use."

—Rashan Casseus

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"UX is the thought process of how a human being gets from point A to point B."

—Rashan Casseus

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  • MailChimp, and their mascot Freddy
  • Disembodied Monkey Hand, the name of Joaquin’s new punk band
  • Microcopy, the words around the site on buttons, short messages, etc.
  • Eat24, and their “hungry” shopping cart
  • 90Elm, Rashan’s cousin’s t-shirt company
  • User Stories, User Interviews — tools of planning a site
  • Sayba Naturals, Prescott’s mother’s soap brand
  • Squarespace, also not a sponsor

"Websites are never finished, they are only abandoned."

—Prescott Perez-Fox, paraphrasing Leonardo da Vinci

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"Your website is done when you run out of time, or when the client says 'I want it up now'."

—Rashan Casseus

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"I create something every day. Most days, many things."

—Gabby Wallace

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"I reject all that quality and editing because it takes forever!"

—Gabby Wallace

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"Way more fun than playing music is listening to other people play."

—Joaquin Cotler

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Tools

Techniques

  • Name buttons on websites in an intuitive way; say “conclude” or “done”
  • Consult a designer even when using a templated system like Squarespace
  • Take team outings as a way to get to know each other
  • Post a common planning document to keep your team accountable
  • Share your core message; if you don’t have it defined, go back to square one
  • Mix your “main bit” with casual, less rehearsed pieces
  • When discussing an “album”, call it a “record” to be more generic

Habits

  • Keep your skills up with family and community projects
  • Find the intersection of your creation and what people need
  • Post helpful content and videos; people will ask for your help
  • Constantly learn from others via podcasts, videos, blogs, books, etc.
  • Return to a consistent format to avoid rehearsal

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About Prescott Perez-Fox

Prescott Perez-Fox is a New York-based graphic designer and brand developer with 15+ years experience in branding, packaging, graphic design, and web design. He runs The Busy Creator.