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CYOP #109 - Starting a Creative Mornings Series with Rebecca Plumb + Meghan Phillips of Honey Agency

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CYOP #109 - Starting a Creative Mornings Series with Rebecca Plumb + Meghan Phillips of Honey Agency

Rebecca Plumb at  Creative Mornings Sacramento  //  Photo Credit:  Stephanie Russo

Rebecca Plumb at Creative Mornings Sacramento // Photo Credit: Stephanie Russo


I’m back one final time with Rebecca Plumb and Meghan Phillips of Honey Agency, a creative agency here Sacramento that focuses specifically on food and beverage brands. Today, however, I’m talking with them about starting Sacramento’s Creative Mornings chapter.

In the interview, we cover a lot of information that might be helpful for those of you who want to start a Creative Mornings chapter in your city. And honestly, it’s helpful even if you want to create an event that isn’t affiliated with Creative Mornings. Rebecca shares the reasons she wanted to start the event series, Meghan talks about what it’s been like trying to get sponsors on board, and they both discuss what the speakers have taught them over the last several months.


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"Just ask." Meghan Phillips,  Honey Agency  // // Art by  Melanie Biehle  // Full interview at creatingyourownpath.com.

"Just ask." Meghan Phillips, Honey Agency // // Art by Melanie Biehle // Full interview at creatingyourownpath.com.



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CYOP #108 - Hitting the Reset Button with Rebecca Plumb + Meghan Phillips of Honey Agency

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CYOP #108 - Hitting the Reset Button with Rebecca Plumb + Meghan Phillips of Honey Agency

Photo: Rebecca Plumb + Megan Phillips of  Honey Agency  // By:  Michelle Drewes

Photo: Rebecca Plumb + Megan Phillips of Honey Agency // By: Michelle Drewes


I’m back this week with more from my interview with Rebecca Plumb and Meghan Phillips of Honey Agency, which is a creative agency here Sacramento that focuses specifically on food and beverage brands. Several months ago, they also led the charge to start Sacramento’s Creative Mornings chapter.

On today’s show, we get into a pretty real conversation about how they see their business partnership as a marriage and why they’ve had to seek help from third parties like therapists and coaches as they’ve grown the business. They also talk about why they’ve implemented what they call “collaboration hour” at their office, how they believe in the fishbowl theory—which Rebecca explains quite well—and why they’ve had to shift their mindset so they can grow a business that will live on without them.

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"Trust that you're going to figure it out." — Rebecca Plumb,  Honey Agency  // Artwork by  Melanie Biehle

"Trust that you're going to figure it out." — Rebecca Plumb, Honey Agency // Artwork by Melanie Biehle


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CYOP #107 - Evolving a Brand + Hiring Talent with Rebecca Plumb + Meghan Phillips of Honey Agency

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CYOP #107 - Evolving a Brand + Hiring Talent with Rebecca Plumb + Meghan Phillips of Honey Agency

Rebecca Plumb + Meghan Phillips of Honey Agency //  Photo credit:  Honey Agency

Rebecca Plumb + Meghan Phillips of Honey Agency // Photo credit: Honey Agency


Today's show is the first in a three-part series featuring Rebecca Plumb and Meghan Phillips. Together, they run Honey Agency, which is a creative agency based out of Sacramento that focuses specifically on food and beverage brands. They are also the masterminds behind Sacramento’s Creative Mornings chapter.

In the interview today, we talk about their past corporate careers and why working for a larger company helped them both develop professionally. We also chat about how a branding agency brands itself, why being too “on the nose” with your branding can be a turn-off, and why hiring incredibly talented people has driven much of their company’s success.

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CYOP # 56 - Learning from Others and Being Open to Change with Designer Christine Wisnieski

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CYOP # 56 - Learning from Others and Being Open to Change with Designer Christine Wisnieski

Designer  Christine Wisnieski  // Photo:  Billy Delfs

Designer Christine Wisnieski // Photo: Billy Delfs

Today's episode brings me to the beautiful studio of Art Director and Designer Christine Wisnieski. Based in Cleveland, Christine runs a multi-disciplinary studio where she and her team create everything from brand identities to special art projects. Christine’s work has always caught my eye, so it was wonderful to chat with her in person.

During the interview we talked a lot about how changes effect a business over time and the benefits of working for someone else before striking out on your own. We also had a pretty honest discussion about being open to new ideas by loosening the reigns on the idea that everything needs to be mapped out ahead of time.

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"You're missing out on some great ideas if you try to overplan." - Christine Wisnieski, Designer

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CYOP #40 - Designing for Social Change + Getting Uncomfortable with Michael Ellsworth of Civilization

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CYOP #40 - Designing for Social Change + Getting Uncomfortable with Michael Ellsworth of Civilization

Creating Your Own Path - Episode #40 - Designing for Social Change + Getting Uncomfortable with Michael Ellsworth of Civilization

Today on Creating Your Own Path, I'm chatting with Michael Ellsworth, co-founder and principle of the Seattle-based design firm Civilization. The firm is built on the idea that good design can help create social change in the world, which is something that drew me in right away. Their client list is impressive, but I walked away from the interview being even more impressed with their team. They’re an incredible bunch and talking with Michael was super inspiring.

In the episode, we talk about why process matters in just about everything they do at Civilization, how they sort trick their minds when they’re trying to come up with solution to design problems, some of the issues young designers are facing today, the importance of embracing discomfort and—my favorite part of the interview—why organizations and businesses should stop running crowd-sourced design contests. 


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"Get comfortable with feeling uncomfortable." -- Michael Ellsworth, Civilization



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