A Global Conglomerate Design Studio
With a motto like “Show up until there is nothing left to do,” it’s evident that the Forefathers Group aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty.
They have a distinguished style that peppers both vintage snake oil and Americana with a hefty dose of creative steroids. It’s helped them quickly begin to carve out their corner of the design industry while working thousands of miles apart.
The Forefather’s trio is made up of:
- Matthew Portland Hay who is the developer / tax wizard casting coded spells out of New Jersey.
- Jonden Jackson who is the web & print designer / product engineering juggernaut reigning out of Oklahoma.
- Emir Ayouni who is the illustrator sorcerer dishing magic and mischief out of Sweden.
Working remote can have it’s challenges, yet somehow they offer a buffet of design services such as:
- Design Strategy 101
- Responsive Branding
- Web Design
- Web Development
- Print Design
- Package Design
Developing Your Own Style
Today on the show, we go deep on a wide range of topics such as:
- Using a day job as a springboard to get to where you want
- The pros and challenges that come with working remote
- Where they source their inspiration and their designing processes
- Creating passive income by repurposing things you create from personal need
- Taking a stand against bullies in the design community
- Buying bunk ouija boards
- Using cocaine as pizza toppings
- I could keep going but you’ll just have to listen…
Want to help the show grow?
- It’s beneficial to work at a crappy job to understand how you can improve yourself and the systems.
- Keep an open mind on how you can repurpose work that you create for yourself for passive income.
- Find yourself in your work and leave your personal thumbprint in it.
- Be inspired but develop your own personal style and live in it.
- Be who you are in person and online. Don’t be different as you will have problems.
- Continental Type Co.
- Forefathers Website
- Forefathers Dribbble
- Forefathers Instagram
- Forefathers Behance
- Forefathers Products
- Emir’s (Growcase’s) : Twitter / Website / Dribbble / Instagram
- Jonden’s: Instagram
- Matt’s: Twitter / Instagram
- Dan Gretta
- Peter Voth
- Erick Rodriguez
- Tobias van Schneider
- Ryan Golden of the Golden Goose – Animation
- Beast of England – Simon Walker Typeface Site
- Music by Blookah