Episodes

Episode 7: On interaction design and digital experiences that go beyond screen-based interfaces.

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Episode 7: On interaction design and digital experiences that go beyond screen-based interfaces.
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In this episode, Wioleta talks to award-winning experience designer, artist and educator Graham Plumb about his passion for digital experiences that go beyond screen-based interfaces, “happy accidents” in the process of making art and designed objects, and humor as a gateway into art.

Graham Plumb

You can find Graham’s work at graham plumb.uk.

Fiberglass Tom Vac Chairs with Ron Arad
Mad Dogs and Englishmen 
Mad Dogs and Englishmen 
Reactive Cube 
Video link: https://vimeo.com/11085174
Magnetic Letterpress
Video Link: https://vimeo.com/171554325
Video Link: https://vimeo.com/515869541

Episode 6: On organic approach to painting, focusing in and building on ideas.

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Episode 6: On organic approach to painting, focusing in and building on ideas.
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In this episode, Wioleta talks to painter, maker and educator Todd Schroeder about his creative process, organic approach to painting, focusing in and building on ideas.

Todd Schroeder

You can find Todd’s work at toddschroederartist.com and laneycomtemporary.com on Instagram toddschroder0.

Todd Schroeder Process Video
PGSP8, Todd Schroeder
oil and spray paint on 1/4″ plexiglass, 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm), 2012.
PGSP18, Todd Schroeder
oil and spray paint on 1/4″ plexiglass, 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm), 2013.
A+Love+Supreme,+Yellow+Stack, Todd Schroeder
65×21 inches, oil on canvas, 2020
NYT X 1.7.18_A, Todd Schroeder
acrylic on newsprint, 22 x 23 in (55.9 x 58.4 cm), 2018.
2020XL, Todd Schroeder
oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches, 2020

Episode 5: On filmmaking and animating, collaborating and the importance of nurturing a positive workplace culture.

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Episode 5: On filmmaking and animating, collaborating and the importance of nurturing a positive workplace culture.
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In this episode, Wioleta talks to supervising animator at Dreamworks Animation and filmmaker, Rani Naamani about his passion for both film and animation. Wioleta and Rani chat about what it takes to create captivating and award-winning animated films. Rani also reminds us of how team sprit, collaboration and supportive and nurturing environment are crucial to unifying an idea and bringing a masterpiece to life.

Rani Naamani
Boss Baby and Rani Naamani

You can find Rani’s work on his website at raninaamani.com, on Instagram @rani.naamani and Twitter @RaniNaamani.

Phil Betterman by Rani Naamani

Sketches of Phil Betterman by Rani Naamani

Episode 4: On adjusting our perspective, relying on memory and finding forgiveness from one’s own judgement.

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Episode 4: On adjusting our perspective, relying on memory and finding forgiveness from one's own judgement.
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In this episode, Wioleta talks to painter, designer and educator Mimi Sheiner about adjusting our perspective, relying on memory and finding forgiveness from one’s own judgement.

Mimi Sheiner

You can find Mimi’s work on Instagram @mimisheiner.

The Graphic representation of an event in time. Collage by Mimi Sheiner
Controlled Burn along Hwy80. Oil painting by Mimi Sheiner
Tenants Harbor Maine. Oil painting by Mimi Sheiner
Pink Bush at the End of the Road. Oil painting by Mimi Sheiner

Episode 3: On staying observant, challenging yourself, experimenting and dipping into a new territory.

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Episode 3: On staying observant, challenging yourself, experimenting and dipping into a new territory.
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In this episode, Wioleta talks to designer, artist and educator Martin Venezky about the importance of staying observant, challenging yourself, experimenting and dipping into a new territory. Martin shares his thoughts on creative process and developing one’s own unique methods and techniques of making and designing and how slowing down can enhance that process.

Martin Venezky / Photo by Lawrence Lander 

You can find Martin’s work at martinvenezky.com and appetiteengineers.com on Instagram @martinvenezky and Twitter @MartinVenezky.

Machinery 2019, Martin Venezky
Too Bright To See, Martin Venezky
Snapshot Post, Martin Venezky

Episode 2: On Shakespeare, finding inspiration on Edgelands and relying on intuition.

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Episode 2: On Shakespeare, finding inspiration on Edgelands and relying on intuition.
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In this episode, Wioleta talks to painter and educator Craig Drennen about his latest show at Laney Contemporary Gallery in Savannah, GA and how Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens has served as a source of inspiration since 2008 and led to a distinct body of work. Craig explains how the concept of “edgeland” as articulated by the Lettrist and Situationist groups relates to his work and why it is important to rely on intuition.

Craig Drennen

You can find Craig’s work at craigdrennen.com and laneycontemporary.com and on Instagram @craigdrennen. “Merchants, Bandits, and Certain Senators”. “Depiction, Again” group exhibition at the Kunstverein Langenhagen.

Craig Drennen, Miss You Jocko Homo
Craig Drennen, Delta Dawn O Superman

Episode 1: There is no right or wrong way to do this

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Episode 1: There is no right or wrong way to do this
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In this episode, Wioleta talks to writer and editorial director Herbert Lui about getting lost to find your way, dealing with creative blocks and no right or wrong way to do this.

Herbert Lui

Herbert’s book, “There Is No Right Way To Do This”, can be purchased on his website herbertlui.net/reps. His work can also be found on herbertlui.medium.com and he is also on Twitter at @HerbertLui

Season 2 begins!

We are very excited to return to CrazyBird Podcast with new episodes. We hope you will join us weekly to meet and listen to fascinating artists and creatives and their thoughts on art, culture and nature.

Season 1 Completed

Season 1 of the CrazyBird Podcast has been completed. Now, it is time to look back, reflect and plan Season 2. Thank you very much to all the wonderful guests and the CrazyBird listeners. Thank you for your support, feedback, words of encouragement and also for that one word that has stood out throughout Season 1: “INSPIRING”. It was Wioleta’s very goal to create a platform and build a community that would be inspiring.

We would like to finish Season 1 with Elle Luna’s words (Episode 9) and pose a question to all of us: “What is each of our unique roles within society?” Stay tuned for Season 2!

Episode 10: On the overlap of science and art. From weaving to structure, time, chaos and order.

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Episode 10: On the overlap of science and art. From weaving to structure, time, chaos and order.
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In this episode, Wioleta talks to artist, lecturer and Oriental rug restorer Katie Glusica about the overlap of science and art and weaving as a metaphor and system of connections and networks.

You can find Katie at katieglusica.com, on Instagram at @katieglusica.

Drawing Connections 2 by Katie Glusica