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I first got hip to Sophia Chang via her amazing site. Having played with photoshop I often wondered how she was able to do these amazing illustrations of rappers and NY figures. I then got hip to her work with Staple Design and had been bugging her for a while about being on my podcast. Since then she has been curating projects, featured on Hypebeast and has a project in the works with Puma!  This was a great conversation that included what it’s like to design for the NBA and still have your parents ask “When are you going to get a real job?”. Hope you dig this chat!

Engineered by Ryan Woodhall
Production Assistance by Jon Oliver.
Host: Anthony Valadez

Big thanks to RedBull Studios in NYC!

Check out her work here.

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This week’s guest is a prime example of someone who reaches out and in exchange gets her shine. We exchanged a bit on social media and then one day I found out one of my favorite design magazines featured her work! IDN is internationally known and showcases the work of amazing designers. After following up with a little more research I began noticing her amazing work with album art including working with Delicious Vinyl. We got to chop it up about her inspirations, her ability to work with both the paint brush and behind the desk. Elyn is the prime example of a humble hustler on the grind! I hope you dig this chat! I did. And shout out to Mama Kazarian for jumping in and sharing her insight as a mother who supports her daughter pursuing her dreams. Great chat! Also make sure to peep the rest of her amazing work!

Click here to listen to previous chats/conversations.

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I love all things that surround us. Buildings, tree’s, random street art, or maybe even the way the sun might glare off a window or building. But who creates these structures? Who decides which way to face a window which might reflect the magic hour sunset? I have built an appreciation for buildings with soul and wall’s with meaning. Michael Maltzan is one of those architects who creates and designs complexes with a purpose.  Not only is he responsible for luxurious homes, museums and educational institutions but he is also responsible designing beautiful social housing in DTLA.  Talking to Michael I could sense his heart and good intentions for the community and anything he is a part of. And this brother knows his music! Take a listen.  I had a great time doing this!


:: Song picks ::

1. The Bad Plus – Long Distance Runaround
2. Talking Heads – The Big Country
3. Big Star – The Ballad Of El Goodo
4. Pj Harvey – We Float
5. Glen Campbell – There’s No Me With Out You


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