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The intro music is by the very talented, Vancouver based, producer, INJA.  Get his music here: https://soundcloud.com/njachiu/get-my-wings

Nigal starts off with his come up in Columbus,  Ohio and takes us through his journey to Chicago (3:49) He get educates me on the Aviary (5:48) and things like flavored ice. (7:12)  Talks on work ethic and the learning process (8:47).  11:03, we talk about service and the patron experience.  We get to know Nigal’s favorite spots (14:37) in Chicago and what bartenders drink (16:43).  He gives us a little of what he is like outside the bar (17:54) and a few comic recommendations (19:06).  20:51 we get into his creative writing.  We get into the future (22:28).

Check him out on Social Media:

https://twitter.com/nigalofalltrade?lang=en

https://www.instagram.com/nigalofalltrade/

And of course hit up The Aviary: https://theaviary.com/site/

More Episodes

RR66 - The Madeleine Hettich Interview

November 23, 2017
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Madeleine Hettich is an Interdisciplinary designer based in Chicago. Check out her work here:  http://www.saic.edu/~mhetti1/index.html

Music by Daniel Pemberton from the Man from U.N.C.L.E score. http://amzn.to/2hP3yVl

We talk about her early roots and her experience studying at the Art Institute of Chicago (2:40).  She goes over the makeup of a good portfolio (5 :05). And we debate out the idea of “selling out” (6:06).  She goes into her love for book design (8:56) and one of her designs “Math and Memory” http://bit.ly/2hLYMI3  We talk about art as therapy (10:57).  We get into her process and apply it to geometric posters.  We learn about what type of music is going on during the process (13:10) and where it is going on (14:51) She gets into an awesome story about her very talented grandfather (16:18).  We discuss science in her process (19:48). And we hit on another big passion of hers: comics (21:27) and one of her latest ones “Family Epic” http://bit.ly/2A4MfrA We dive into comics in Hollywood (23:38) and (26:02) “Deadly Class” http://bit.ly/2hHLooc  And we get a glimpse of her future: (28:32).  You can find her portfolio at: http://www.saic.edu/~mhetti1/index.html Her behance: https://www.behance.net/MLH7  and dribble: https://dribbble.com/MadeleineHettich and her instagram: https://www.instagram.com/madeleine_hettich/

Please Rate and Review on Your Podcast app & if you have any questions head over to jaysun.design anad email me a question.

  

RR65 - The Illia Pashkov Interview

November 14, 2017
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Illia Pashkov joins me on #65.  He is an award-winning designer/art director based in Chicago and a very nice guy on top of it.  We talk about his start in the industry at age 18 (1:17).  He goes over his role as the design director of Player’s Health (5:12) https://playershealth.com/ which won the top prize at 2016's Google Demo Day.  Illia shares his focus on Design Ethics (6:33) within his projects and his work designing at BMW (7:38).  He covers the very ambitious project, Ecapsula (9:02) https://medium.com/@ipashkov/ecapsula-personal-comfort-zone-reimagined-90a79daefb8f  And I loved how he talked about growth and passion in his career (11:25).  We ended it with The Future of Design (13:45)  Check out Illia's Portfolio: http://pshkv.com/  He is the founder of Worth Agency: http://www.worth.agency/  & he is a partner at Halo Lab: http://www.halo-lab.com/ If you have any questions for me, feel free to contact me on Twitter @regularramble and at jaysun.design

RR55 - Persistence, Determination & Discipline

September 27, 2017
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The White Chocolate episode starts with slom's Sweet: http://bit.ly/2xzBmwu  And we get into what sounds like brain exercising, it doesn't sound very creative, but it's super important.  And we end it with Theusplayer's Coffe: http://bit.ly/2fqlNyV

 

 

RR50 - Creativity

August 18, 2017
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Boom. New Format. Kind of.  We start off with 2nd Son's Underground: http://bit.ly/2ieWpkb  an instant 90s summer jam classic in my eyes and then I get into what creativity means to me.  I end it with Cloutup by lake of the woods: http://bit.ly/2wimdCa.  Get at me on Twitter @regularramble and check me out at jaysun.design Weekend is here. 

RR48 - Holidays, Biographical Movies, My Chicago Loves, Real Friendship

July 10, 2017
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We start it off with Versosa's Fruit Juice: http://bit.ly/2tHJxoI   |   I finally got around to seeing some good: http://bit.ly/2nIOOeX  & not so good movies: http://bit.ly/2tC0aDC  |  I finally got through a list I've been trying to get through: http://chi.mg/2lCGEUW  which I won't ever do again  |  And I get into the question of how racist conversation among a diverse group of friends is actually very enjoyable: http://bit.ly/2tBIPLl  |  We end it with Catbones's Crystals: http://bit.ly/2u2eqXB

 

RR34 - Why I Support a Sports Team, My Teen Insecurities, Why I Picked My Job, Every Decision is a Sexual One

April 25, 2017
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The hate for Tuesdays Continues, as I give you a Tuesday type effort as I am all over the fucking map on this one.  We start off with the baller B. Bravo beat: http://bit.ly/2oHXz5s  |  Why you ID with a sports team  |  Ladies keeping their protest fire alive with the CHI women's march: http://bit.ly/2pgvJiV  |  I somehow get through Chicago news into a rant of how immigrants choose what location to immigrate to, via CHI Mag's #55: http://chi.mg/2pjeDCM  |  And then I go into my childhood a bit and spout my narrative of being a superficial fuck as I go down the rabbits hole of picking apart my Netflix stream and how those shows are nothing but romantic fluff   |   We finish it with one of the longest names I've ever heard on a baller song, just check it out: http://bit.ly/2pgeAWi

 

 

RR32 - The Best Cities List, Cubbie Baez, Social Addiction, Validation, Design Responsibility

April 18, 2017
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32 on a Tuesday, we start it with Jordyn Edmonds' Feel Like Dancing: http://bit.ly/2oLdDFc  |  We get into the best cities to live in and Chicago ain't there, but Illinois reps at 2: http://bit.ly/2ok1Mx2  |  Chicago Mag's 60th love is Javi Baez: http://chi.mg/2pyagVf  |  And we talk designing apps and websites and the motivations of designers and the affects they have on users and what that says about us as a society.  Sam Harris' pod had a great designer on it, Tristan Harris: http://bit.ly/2oiBZ8f  and NPR's Hidden Brain did a great job of revealing a persons struggle with maintaining a social image: http://n.pr/1KexZZv  |  We end it with another great remix by Duncan Gerow's Lovesexmagic: http://bit.ly/2pzoOkg

 

RR28 - HYMN, Hooking, Fuck United Air, Diner Life Into The Badlands, Interracial Movie Couples, My Yellow Card, Chris Quest

April 10, 2017
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Had another Race filled weekend, Strap In for #28, We start out with the great chill North Tantallon by HYMN: http://bit.ly/2o1qWAe  |  So FUCK UNITED AIRLINES for this nonsense: http://huff.to/2oqWUsE  |  #64 of Chicago Mag's Loves is Palace Diner:  http://chi.mg/2p0Pw5m  |  Check out the incredible Asian led show 'Into the Badlands': http://bit.ly/1Mt1uvH  |  And give it up for Asian Interracial Romance between the Gr8 Daniel Wu: http://bit.ly/2nyXaH3  & Adeleine Mantock: http://imdb.to/2oZ8fAV  |  Then I reminisce more on the weekend as I get mildly intimidated by a white man who spent a year in Hong Kong and I feel might be more Asian than me.  |  We end it with Chris Quest's low key Kendrick Remix: http://bit.ly/2oZ8Jad

    

 

  

 

RR17 - blomdaz, PodPwrRnkings, Structure, Mid-Life, Paternalism, Jan Urschel, Breakdowns, ILIVEHERE.

March 16, 2017
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17. Close to being a #cigarettebuyer.  Raptronic beat from blomdaz out of Poland: http://bit.ly/2mORu7X  |  I put out my first Podcast Power Rankings: http://bit.ly/2m8dYE7  |  I have a quasi-nervous breakdown on podcast structure and answer mid-life crisis: http://bit.ly/2mAnCLX  |  And doing what your parents want: http://bit.ly/2nL9MWT  |  The art of Jan Urschel based in Singapore: http://bit.ly/2ntyiA2  |  And I ramble my way through Chicago stuff: http://bit.ly/2mADq19 & technical difficulties  |  to get to  ILIVEHERE.'s Coming Home: http://bit.ly/2nfqb9O