2020 was quite the year. It presented no shortage of challenges globally in personal and professional settings. The pandemic did something very interesting for Ross. COVID-19 brought Ross closer to the important people in his life. Nothing can be truer than the Tricycle Creative mantra during these interesting times; keep pedaling through the tough times.
Ross sought out his friends, clients, and other creative business owners to have them talk about the good, the bad, and the lessons they can share with his listeners. Rewind is a miniseries, bringing marketing stories you need to know every end of the month, but this time we will bring to you stories from this challenging year of 2020.
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In today’s episode of 2020 Rewind, we talk to Adrian Quintero. We’ll discuss the importance of a support network when you’re a creative business owner, the disruption of the creative process when everyone is at home, and how he plans to strategically quit social in 2021.
Ross Herosian 0:26
Father, designer, and creative Adrian Quintero joins me for this episode of 2020 Rewind. And I’m happy to report that in 2020, he fulfilled a childhood dream of being an animator, so he can now add that to his list of skills and accomplishments. In this episode, we’ll talk about a lot of things. But here’s some of them. We’ll discuss the importance of a support network when you’re a creative business owner, the disruption of creative process when everyone is at home, and how he plans to strategically quit social in 2021. And if you enjoy this episode, please let me ask you, could you consider leaving a review on Apple podcasts? Just taking that five minutes to write something really helps me when I’m reaching out to book guests on tripod? So thanks in advance. Let’s go.
2020 Rewind, the miniseries continues, with my guest Adrian Quintero, no stranger to Tripod. Welcome back.
Adrian Quintero 1:29
Thank you. Thank you, Rob. Thanks for having me, man.
Ross Herosian 1:32
Yeah, it’s always a pleasure. Always a pleasure. You know, I had to ask you twice, but it’s okay.
Adrian Quintero 1:36
You asked me? Well, you know what? It got lost.
Ross Herosian 1:38
I wanted you real bad.
Adrian Quintero 1:40
And then there’s Ross’s email. And the emails just keeps getting piled…
Ross Herosian 1:47
People at home can’t see the visual, but let me just lay it out for you. So we have your email. And he looked at me, and he said, towards the bottom, and then he said other emails, and he said towards the top, and it’s so rude. Yeah, that’s right. That’s okay. A lot of people thought it was like, well, it seemed like you sent that email. Like, it was like a blast emails like, well, it was but I’ve selected like, 15 of the people that I wanted on them. It wasn’t to everyone. I don’t want to sit down and do this interview with everyone. Adrian, trust me. Trust me.
Adrian Quintero 2:19
You know the time.
Ross Herosian 2:21
I don’t have an interest. Forget about time! Okay, so, thank you so much for taking the time. And having the interest. Joining me, we’re talking 2020 and what a subject it is to talk about. Um, I want to start with the good and ask you. Well, actually, hold on. Let me look. Talk a little bit. For people who don’t know you shame. Introduce yourself, tell them what you do.
Adrian Quintero 2:49
Oh, man, I am Adrian Quintero. I have been an Austin, I’ve considered myself an Austin artists, probably since I moved to Austin, from Round Rock. I mean, not very far. Austin was always the stomping ground. But I tried to be a visual artist, and I think I was, I was successful, and then it didn’t pay the bills. Or maybe I didn’t have the mindset to be really successful in charge, or confident enough to charge a lot of money for my pieces. Therefore, I think I lost a lot of money and it discouraged me. So I found other professions. And then after a while some of those didn’t work out, I became a graphic designer and went back to school at the Art Institute of Austin. And that’s where Ross and I met
Ross Herosian 3:36
Where our paths crossed.
Adrian Quintero 3:38
Our paths crossed.Yes.
Ross Herosian 3:40
It was the greatest moments…
Adrian Quintero 3:42
It was I knew you had ideas and things you kept asking me about thing. “Do you know how to” and “do you know anything about”. I knew all you doing were searching, you would just
Ross Herosian 3:57
If the meanest thing anyone ever says about me is that they got this feeling that I had ideas, I will take it every single day and I’ll cash that check. So I did and by the way, I did have ideas, but I needed people who were much better at executing than I was. I’m an idea, man, as you know, from the sketches that I provide you with the work that we do together. So okay, now, let’s talk 2020. What is one good thing that happened to you, or by extension your business this year.
Adrian Quintero 4:32
I would say the best thing is a childhood dream came true. I’d always wanted to be an animator, as I was growing up. I had always had these and I still do today the little post it notes, sticky posted notes and I would if you can hear that. That’s them flipping through and an audio animation I used to draw on every single one of those and you make little animations back when I was like fifth sixth grade. And my dad might even have a couple of them left. But I had always wanted to be some kind of professional animator. And I went to ACC and I learned a little bit about traditional animation Austin Community College, and then just continued just to watch a bunch of anime and cartoons all over the place everything. I just loved it. So this year, for the very first time, I put in a bid for, I sent a proposal to an Irish musician, singer songwriter. Shivani O’Brien. She’s got a beautiful voice and a great song that she had and she wanted. She wanted some animation with it, so and she had seen my process videos for Irish musician, Pat Byrne. And
Ross Herosian 5:53
you know what a sucker I am for those process videos.
Adrian Quintero 5:55
Yeah, man. Well, I’m a sucker.
Ross Herosian 5:57
If you’re not following process videos on Instagram, I don’t know what you’re doing.
Adrian Quintero 6:01
So rely just to see in 30 seconds or a minute to see all the strokes that the artist makes is, so she asked me if I could do that in an animation and somehow incorporate those. So she gave me that idea and that task and I gave her a bid and she accepted it and drew up the contract and all that kind of stuff. And it took me about three months all on my own and I did it in procreate and After Effects, Adobe After Effects. And you can see it on Vimeo. I think maybe her website might have it.
Ross Herosian 6:39
We’ll put links to it in the show notes. As always tripodpodcast.com. Yeah, you can see Adrian’s animation work for this artists there. So this was a big year as far as this kind of, I’ll say, a new project or, you know, some new, very unique client work.
Adrian Quintero 7:04
Mm hmm. It was Yeah. You know, musicians. That was another good thing that came out of 2020. Although the pandemic and the quarantine was frightening for a lot of people, and sad still, and still is quite challenging for a lot. It meant that most of all, most of my clientele have been musicians. So they, they did what they did best in solitude, and they started writing songs and singles and, and just letting all the
Ross Herosian 7:38
A lot of EPs were released the last couple months. Yeah, for sure.
Adrian Quintero 7:39
So one of the bands that I constantly do stuff for Cilantro Boombox, they had their third one, I just finished one yesterday. And we’re about to see which one they choose. But they release singles. And they did it all magically through in the quarantine as well, rarely were they in the same studio, they would just record themselves and then send it to the next guy. And then they would lay their track over it. And it was just there’s just a magic that comes out of it. So I got, I was asked to do a few of those, three of them. So that was really nice as well.
Ross Herosian 8:20
So you mentioned obviously the challenge for musicians, artists, right. But let’s talk about what were some of the biggest challenges that you had this year. Personally professionally, as you know a creative business owner.
Unknown Speaker 8:39
Well personal and professional kind of collided when you when it comes to challenges man because it’s what here this is this is my, I’m in my office which is really the entryway to my home and we have turned into a big giant it probably was like a supposed to be a dining room a formal study room, a den a small room,
Ross Herosian 9:03
A sitting room for your tea parties that you’re having
Adrian Quintero 9:05
Ross Herosian 9:08
With the jello mold, yeah,
Adrian Quintero 9:10
Exactly. So we have transformed this room into a cool little… I have my DJ stuff and records and then bookshelves and office stuff. And so all my design work was here and when I graduated in 20, late 2015 December of 2015 2016 I was out the gates I was going to be an entrepreneur or you know, a solopreneur really and and and do this by myself because I was getting a bunch of rejection letters as well. So and I was already getting
Unknown Speaker 9:45
I remember I let me say this I remember talking with you around that time to Yeah, I don’t know even how I don’t know how keen you ever… we’re gonna blow up your spot here but I don’t know how keen you. Like I think you’ve always had the entrepreneur bug in you. You know, I think that you knew deep down that that was the path that you were gonna go. I think you had to explore those options. But I don’t know, I always felt like this is this is where we were kind of going to land.
Adrian Quintero 10:18
Yeah, I had the I had the feeling, too. And I think the hustle of being a visual artist from where I came from in the past, 20 years ago, and trying to hustle that and do that, and that kind of talk. And that talk that I got used to was selling myself and selling my skills. That came in handy. So, and then I had a great group of friends. And we’re all kind of the same age. So we’re all kind of doing the same thing.
Ross Herosian 10:48
Support networks important, particularly again, when I say that, you know, you are a creative business owner, you’re like double downgrade, like, You’re, you’re a creative business owner who’s doing creative work. Yeah, you know, you need that support network. And I will also point out, as we’re talking right now, you know, when you were talking about the intersection, if you will, of personal and professional, that kind of thing. It’s look, it’s quiet there today. Now, this is true for a lot of people who have kids like you do, right? It’s the it’s the challenge of maybe finding the quiet time or the time at all right to get to work.
Adrian Quintero 11:27
That is the challenge today. This was the challenge right here this quiet this silence that you’re hearing right now…
Ross Herosian 11:35
So what did you do to your children?
Adrian Quintero 11:37
I sent them out. No, I was room and told them not to come out till 4pm. And the dogs up there with them. So that dog doesn’t bother me. And my wife took my daughter out for just a little joyride there. We’re gonna run some errands. But…
Ross Herosian 11:52
I appreciate you locking up your kid for an hour.
Adrian Quintero 11:55
Yeah, he’s still in class anyways.
Ross Herosian 11:57
Okay, got it. Yeah. Are they virtual schooling also, are they do virtual school or
Adrian Quintero 12:05
They’re doing remote right now my son is in his room. He’s in sixth grade. And he’s in his room from about 8:30 in the morning to about about four o’clock. And then my daughter is kind of around the house, we still have to assist her a little bit, but she’s on an iPad from seven to or no, no sorry, 8 am to about 3:30 as well.
Ross Herosian 12:28
So imagine that was a big disrupter for your creative process.
Adrian Quintero 12:32
That was slow down the internet connection so much. And that was the worst thing.
Ross Herosian 12:45
No, I mean, I don’t know how you work, it’s but I work I’m like, I’m watching YouTube videos on one screen. And I’m working on something on the other or I’m listening to music when I’m working on something.
Adrian Quintero 12:59
That was old me. That was when I was… man, when I went the solo thing. And I was like, I’m just going to be AQ Design, I’m just going to do this and I’m going to be my own thing and my own designer and my own boss. And I sat here I watched movies on the on the big screen and I would sit on the couch sometimes I would sit on the on the kitchen at the kitchen table or here in my office, here at my desk, or out on the patio or at a coffee shop if I don’t want to be here and that was all day from seven o’clock in the morning till about 330 and I had it quiet in here and I had the what I needed to be creative. And that was the challenging now I have to share my space with you know, of course three other people that I love so much. But my wife is in grad school and she’s now she’s working for the university. And at the beginning of the quarantine before they they all got let go. They she was sitting here right next to me doing all her work from from home. So that was the hardest thing to really make this adjustment in the house to make sure that everybody was set up to be successful. We couldn’t just be like, go kid, go to your room or you know, tell my daughter go over there and do your iPad. We had to make sure that
Ross Herosian 14:18
everyone pick a corner. Everyone has a corner.
Adrian Quintero 14:21
Yeah, yeah, you know, and 1200 square feet. There’s not a lot of corners.
Ross Herosian 14:27
It’s funny you bring that up because like okay, we don’t have kids, but I will tell you no. And I work out of my home and previously I would go to some client stuff. But it’s all been virtual now. But it’s been an adjustment for me too, because… I guess it’s okay. My wife never listens to my podcast. Spoiler alert, so she’s not going to hear this lovely thing I’m going to say about it. I’d love to hear from you. Yeah, she’s not here today. She so um, um, I love spending time with her. Like and it’s it. It is actually been really hard. During the pandemic, to be like, Alright, I gotta like, be in my office for like four hours, five hours, and like, just be alone and focus on stuff. You know, it’s been hard. And that’s just, you know, one, minimal distraction if you will, or like, oh, let’s go take the dog for another walk or something like that, you know, distractions are hard, and they’re hard for every business owner. But I do really feel like when you’re when your work is of the creative type, you know, it’s like, I can fire off emails. Right. And it doesn’t require creative thought, and I can move projects along. Right? I think they are, it’s more of a challenge just to maybe move projects along without that creative time. You know, because that’s what moves the project along. Is that is that creative time that you put into changing, coming up with ideas, concepts for logos, animations, things like that? I can, I can appreciate how that would be. Be a bigger challenge. So I want to ask you. We’ve talked about the good thing, we’ve talked about the challenge. What do you plan to change or improve about business life in 2021?
Adrian Quintero 16:20
Keep listening. Keep listening to your podcasts.
Ross Herosian 16:24
I don’t believe that but go on.
Adrian Quintero 16:25
Your videos and your videos and stuff.
Ross Herosian 16:28
You know, the review was great. It brings me such joy, that people actually and this is gonna, like sound stupid, maybe not, I don’t know. It just brings me such joy that people like, comment, or send me a message like, hey, this was really helpful. Like I did my sales process video I did. I sent that to a client, I was like, “Hey, you should check this out.” And he was like, “This is so helpful!” And then you’ve sent me some notes on things where you’re like, “Hey, this was really helpful.” I know, or I know, you’ve sent me messages after watching some of them. And weirdly enough, I took a step back recently, and my YouTube channels been blowing up. Since I’ve walked away, just I took a little bit of a break, because I was doing a video a week. And that was a lot of work. But like what a couple of my videos are like really gaining traction, and they’re getting a lot of comments, people saying like, this is really helpful, thank you. Feels good. You know, so thank you, I appreciate that.
Adrian Quintero 17:23
I want to, I’d also like to focus more, or not focus so much. And you kind of did this the other day, or just last week, step away from social media a little bit, or the ones that you’re relying on a lot of. And we all know which ones they are, you know, I have to sit here and say their names out loud, but they, you know, they the one they take a lot of my time up. More time, I should be my nose, you know, down in my work doing stuff, but my nose is in my phone, your faces looking down and in and thumbing through social media. But I also started to rely on social media, to gain clients and all that I felt so much and so involved in that. And you even more so I mean, like I couldn’t imagine the stuff that you the work that you put in your, you know, yours is is double that of what I’m doing, you know, but I’m still kind of relying on this magic. That’s supposed to happen on social media when really it should be me putting in that work. So I am going to…
Ross Herosian 18:40
I will say this, we’re talking about that magic of even client acquisition or attracting people, right? It’s just kind of like, it’s like a lot of other aspects of marketing or even of life. If you try to do at all, you really not going to do a good job at most of it. Right? So the idea there is, and you’re talking about my No-Facebook-November. The idea there is to strategically and intentionally and with purpose make these decisions, not just willy nilly, but like make the decision based ideally on some metrics, and then say, Okay, at this point, I’m going to reevaluate or take a look at what this is doing. And I’ve cut out Facebook for the month of November, which is weird as a digital marketer, but I’m going to tell you, it feels good. And I’m going to keep you know, like, because I have also come to realize as much work as I was putting into Facebook, right. I wasn’t getting it back. Yeah. And that’s not to say that that’s true of everyone. For some people Facebook may be their jam and Instagrams not giving them back right it’s unique to each business and each person and that kind of thing. But I, I looked at numbers for the past six months, I looked at hours I was putting in and I’m like, I’m not getting anything out of this. So instead, I’m going to spend more time on Instagram, spend more time on my podcast, spend more time on my website. And, and I’m still going through it as we record this right towards the tail end-ish of it, but I just feel more fulfilled by doing those things, too.
Yeah, so you know, same here to not log in Ross, I haven’t even logged in to see photos of my cousin’s kid or, you know, all that.
That’s amazing. Because I’ve just not Facebook for the brand.
Adrian Quintero 20:44
Let me just be right, try not to run through that website for a while. It’s gonna do a world of good.
Ross Herosian 20:51
If the benefits are akin to what I’m feeling with the brand, just doing my not doing my brand account, Tricycle Creative’s brand account. I got to believe the hype and what I’ve read of people who get rid of Facebook, how you feel it makes it transforms you. I’m weird to say as a marketer, but it’s true.
Adrian Quintero 21:15
I think it all has to go back to those adjustments if I was here by myself, without quarantine and the kids and my wife or having to work out of the house as well. I think I could probably still be on Facebook. But now that I have a first grader to look after, I have to make sure that I’m respectful to my wife zooms. And her classes, I got to check all my stuff. It’s just one of those. And then it was just so so toxic.
Ross Herosian 21:44
Oh my god, yeah.
Adrian Quintero 21:44
You know, I mean, I think a good time to bounce out even on the brand side.
You couldn’t have an opinion on there your own opinion on your own page without somebody telling that your opinions wrong, you know, we could talk all day about the toxicity. But yeah, I just couldn’t do it anymore. So I’m way more creative and productive without it, you know.
Ross Herosian 22:06
I would incur I would encourage you on that. And I would just say, you know, encourage you to also just be strategic with it, right? The strict what kind almost like a Seth Godin thing, but the strategic quitting, right? Quit with purpose. Quitting is okay. Particularly when you’re an entrepreneur or small business owner, it’s okay. If you’re doing it strategically, with purpose and thoughtfully, you know, and so, and that’s what I’m doing. Like, I don’t know, I might go back and do stuff on Facebook, I don’t know. But I’m setting up I’m trying it out and see how it feels and how it works for me,
Adrian Quintero 22:45
I have shared. I have shared and posted and you know, from Instagram, or from my phone or something, shared a link. But I haven’t gone and cared. I don’t care about who likes it, or who sees it, or who’s commenting on it.
Ross Herosian 22:59
That’s a big part. And also, I will say, as we do record this towards, you know, in the month of November, Instagram just did a big UI update. And they’ve moved things around, there’s been talked to I mean, it hasn’t happened yet. But there was talk about four months ago, that Instagram would be getting rid of the like counts, and that kind of thing. You know, these publicly facing like accounts. Mm-hmm. It hasn’t happened yet. But I’m intrigued by the new interface, where they’ve moved they’ve, they’ve moved notifications around to a spot on the screen, which I know you’re a better UI UX person than I am or this design person, but where it’s not as prioritized, interestingly enough, so I’ll be curious to see if this is a the, you know, the glacial move towards removing that permanently, maybe from the platform, and I don’t, I don’t think that’s a bad thing. I really don’t. I really don’t. Um, I hope you’ve come prepared for this last question. And I suspect that you have, I leave it very open-ended. But I want to know what recommendations you have for people out there. And from the world of design, business, music, TV, comics. I think last time we did this with you, you had a good list of things that I subsequently went and checked out so so I will yield the floor to you to tell me and share some of your recommendations.
Adrian Quintero 24:37
I have a list of six very important
Ross Herosian 24:40
He came prepared! Khurana bomb was the one that…I butchered it for Andrian
Adrian Quintero 24:48
Ross Herosian 24:49
was last time we chatted and
Adrian Quintero 24:51
And now you’re their biggest fan aren’t you now?
Ross Herosian 24:53
Adrian’s been on the podcast several times, so please go check out his other episodes on TripodPodcast.com. I love that band. I dig them so much. So okay, six recommendations, he’s bringing it, folks. Start number one,
Adrian Quintero 25:07
my biggest one for 2021 that I need everybody to do is use Bandcamp to download music.
Ross Herosian 25:16
Adrian Quintero 25:18
and listen to music on Bandcamp stop using Spotify and other bands, you know, I use you know, I use iTunes. I’m not not saying that I’ve severed ties with all the devils, and the bigwigs, but Bandcamp gives so much more back to their users and the musicians, even since the quarantine started, I believe they do band camp Friday, it’s the first Friday of every month 100% goes back to the bands. That’s a good day, I might start posting that even more and more on my, on my Instagram, but I really, there’s a lot of great bands on there too. Every band that you think might not be on there is on there. So hey, I have a nice list of local Austin bands and I just sent every now and then I’ll put some in my cart. And it’s a name your price most of the time about $2 a song and I feel good about it. You know makes me feel good my heart
Ross Herosian 26:21
port your local or even not local support the Muse Musical Arts as it were in a better way. I came from the streaming media world I know you know the fractions of fractions of cents that they get. And that you know. I’ve been removed from it a little bit so. So yeah, that’s awesome. I love that Bandcamp number one. Okay, you…
Adrian Quintero 26:44
Bandcamp and we’ll keep it on the music vibe. I think I’ve sent you this band’s name as well as Sault. Sault like as-sault
Ross Herosian 26:58
You were like one of like two or three people that sent that to me.
Adrian Quintero 27:02
No, go dig it all.
Ross Herosian 27:04
It’s the jam.
Adrian Quintero 27:04
All of it’s a jam all of it. Yeah, it’s good. It’s really hot and they/she/them. They have us they have different stuff. They’re like chameleons a little bit too. Like, oh, this is kind of Yeah. And then now she’s talking about police brutality and feet on necks and…
Ross Herosian 27:26
Yeah, it’s kind of hard to like, nail down that one song that’s like, Oh, this is very… This is their sound. Yeah, like they’re very a morphs. Yeah,
Adrian Quintero 27:37
A very good one with this.
Ross Herosian 27:38
Yeah. Okay. Love it.
Adrian Quintero 27:39
That’s that. And let’s see, um, TV. I have Queens Gambit on Netflix.
Ross Herosian 27:47
See? That one’s burned. That one’s been lightened up recently. I feel like that’s gonna have to be added to my list.
Adrian Quintero 27:54
I would do that. Netflix. That’s a Netflix, Queens Gambit.
Ross Herosian 28:00
That’s a Netflix exclusive, I believe.
Adrian Quintero 28:03
Yes. Yay for Netflix. And it’s about chess. And
Ross Herosian 28:08
Did you ever play chess?
Adrian Quintero 28:09
I wish, man, if there’s one thing I wish I could play right now is chess.
Ross Herosian 28:14
I never learned properly. I do know how the pieces move. But I never learned anything more than that. You know, like a proper strategy as it were, but I guess you could argue that you could spend a lifetime and not learn all of the strategies as it were around chess, but okay. Yep, Queens Gambit.
Adrian Quintero 28:33
Queens Gambit and a family favorite right now is the Mandalorian on Disney+
Ross Herosian 28:39
Ah, so good. Yeah, it’s such a good show. I’m gonna tell you too. It goes really fast. It does. Like I get mad. I’m like what do you mean that’s the end of the episode.
Adrian Quintero 29:08
And you know and then Moff Gideon is not in it enough. You know you just got you to have some great villains that I just want to see every episode and
Ross Herosian 29:18
you know I will say this. It is it’s like this redeeming story show for the Star Wars Empire but that’s not right. shouldn’t say Empire the Star Wars saga, if you will. Because so many people are so disappointed with how the Skywalker movies ended right that they were so mad. With the last one.
Adrian Quintero 29:50
I can forgive. I can forgive about how right the last trilogy kind of just yeah, was put together.
Ross Herosian 29:57
Yeah, like the callback of Palpatine It’s like they call them in from like the bullpen. Well, you know, like boiler Yeah. Oh, no. I mean, not helping. A lot of people did not love that. But I don’t know anyone that doesn’t love the I mean, my wife who I mean she’s been when I go to Star Wars movie she goes she’s into she’s not anti-Star Wars at all, but she like digs the Mandalorian dude, it made up for everything.
Adrian Quintero 30:28
That’s what I was gonna say I could forgive all the stuff that they did as a trilogy, kind of rushing it out the door and getting it in theaters and made and products. But Mandalorian is where it’s at. If they continue to do what they’re doing with the Mandalorian and their movies or in any if they come out with it. Ben Kenobi series or spin-off. It’s got to be like this John Fabros already at the helm, just like Kevin fyGi at the helm of all Marvel’s
Ross Herosian 30:57
It’s the new standard-bearer of Star Wars, like stop right here. That’s an exciting thing for people who did not love how the Skywalker series ended. I really think that this is a standard-bearer, a new standard-bearer for the stories that can be told inside of the Star Wars universe and there’s so many more that there’s no loss of opportunity. There are so many stories that still can be told. So. Yes, Mandalorian absolutely loves it. Um, what else one
Adrian Quintero 31:30
We got I got two more just real quick. Um, the first one is a podcast that I have zipped through was the is the night owl podcast. It’s the night owl podcast. Okay, it’s about, this is just my… I love being entertained by the paranormal. And I have my own little new beliefs and whatnot and experiences with the paranormal. But…
Ross Herosian 32:04
I’m downloading it right now.
Adrian Quintero 32:05
I love the one I love his voice. He’s got a great voice for a podcast and a spooky podcast, but it’s not. It’s about Austin area stuff. So the tavern downtown. It’s about Pioneer Farms in the call
Ross Herosian 32:19
so night The Night Owl Podcast, correct? Because there’s a couple of night owls. It’s not Night Owls Radio. Right?
Adrian Quintero 32:30
That’s the one and he has kind of onset on scene kind of recordings of places haunted places. Haunted homes. And then he has what he has a campfire podcast. Yeah. And he just talks of you know, he takes it over the phone the podcast, the interviews are over the phone, you know, well, we went here and we saw this and this happened. I just love it to pass the time. I don’t want when I don’t want politicals when I don’t want Gary Vee in my ear. I don’t Yeah, you know anything else and just something a little entertaining. I’ll listen to you know crime stuff and on it starts
Ross Herosian 33:12
Like my mind for that is Office Ladies. Yeah, you know, I listen to that podcast just for like, you know, turn not like just turn my brain off a little so every once in again. You got to do that. Let me also recommend one that you might like, and I think I mean, I think it’s like it had the arc is done. I could be wrong. But we listened to it. We drove down to the beach on vacation. It’s called The Chameleon. Starts a little slow. gets interesting though. You might dig it and everyone else out there the chameleon. Yeah, it’s about a kind of this Hollywood scam. Very interesting. And definitely like a true primer. It’s a true story. It’s not so so yeah, very good. Story stuff. My real good. real good.
Adrian Quintero 34:09
My wife and I were like, that was like the Black Dahlia like the family of the Black Dahlia murder, whatever that was and how it’s just crazy. How messed up just because grandpa killed somebody a long time ago. Or whoever it was their father and how it just
Ross Herosian 34:23
did you ever listen to Shit Town?
Adrian Quintero 34:25
Shit town? Yeah, no. Good one? Writing it down.
Ross Herosian 34:32
It sounds amazing. Oh, amaze anyone out there. You need to listen. It’s so good. It’s so intriguing. So interesting. I just, you know, I like storytelling, and it’s really good. It’s true. It’s like 99% That’s true. It’s really good and you’ll fly through it too. And so um, okay, so that brings us drumroll, please.
Adrian Quintero 34:57
Ross Herosian 34:59
I knew that was gonna be the sixth. I knew it.
Adrian Quintero 35:01
And if you have an iPad, and you’d like to draw, you like to doodle, you like to trace things. It doesn’t matter. You take it, you’re a photographer and you want to draw and doodle on top of your photography, photography. It will do it all. It will animate you can animate in this program.
Ross Herosian 35:25
Yeah, it’s awesome.
Adrian Quintero 35:26
And it’s hundreds of layers on it. You can you know, if it’s just crazy, it’s crazy. I’m doing all of my work the project we’re working on currently right now, Ross, I’m drawing all of that in procreate. I just could not do that in an Adobe product out there. And not what I had.
Ross Herosian 35:47
That’s so amazing. Because it speaks to it’s it. It’s an iPad only app, right?
Adrian Quintero 35:53
It is iOS only.
Ross Herosian 35:55
Oh, yeah. So I mean, it just speaks to those worlds of mobile and desktop even becoming closer together. And you’re seeing that with Apple made an announcement this week as far as like, you know, musing their own chips and everything like that, that is going to potentially start that that world is going to get blurry, right, the desktop and the mobile I don’t know how I feel about that. But you know, the idea that a developer can make an app and then the app works on everything that’s pretty interesting. You know, we’ll see some things are best set for just one or the other but uh but yeah you’ve been loving procreate I know that. Then also you know, my marketing assistant got an iPad and she loves Procreate and a lot of those progress videos on Instagram which I love usually done with at least one part of its Procreate.
Adrian Quintero 36:59
Procreate will record you have to set it up but you don’t have to do it every time it’s just in the settings. It records every stroke every little stroke every erases. Mark every accident, accidental change. And it puts it together in a little video little process video and you can set it now to where it’s 4k. You can be 4K a lossless video now
Ross Herosian 37:26
You turn me on to that one guy on Instagram. I don’t remember…
Adrian Quintero 37:31
or his Academy or the yeah the Russian logo and animated logo guy
Ross Herosian 37:37
If you just do I mean just do hashtag procreate search on Instagram you’ll find great stuff or let’s do this let’s cut to the chase my friend. How can people follow and connect with you?
Adrian Quintero 37:51
you can go to atxquintero.com. That is my website you can find everything from my logos to album covers and gig posters and all that good stuff. A
Ross Herosian 38:03
A couple of really good logos a couple of maybe or maybe you recognize from Tricycle Creative, perhaps.
Adrian Quintero 38:09
Let’s say and ATXQuitero everywhere. Facebook, Instagram, @aq_dsgn on Instagram as well and it’s all strictly just design. I might start doing some DIY kind of low-grade design help for people, do’s and don’ts for those that want to do it themselves.
Ross Herosian 38:39
That will be good and I think procreate makes maybe that a little more accessible.
Adrian Quintero 38:43
Yeah, I think so man and it’s so easy to do and I really love it’s very approachable and there’s nothing really too confusing. And if you can’t figure something out on procreate, you can you know, you Google it or you search there’s a community on Instagram, their Instagram account alone, have some great, great advice tips and stuff like that, but you can find me on Twitch as well at ATXQuitero, I do some live drawings on throughout the week. And I have a small DJ set on Sundays, sometimes on Fridays. But mostly on Sunday mornings, I play a bunch of vinyl on Twitch kind of ease into your Sunday kind of low key stuff. Nothing. Nothing big. But yeah, that
Ross Herosian 39:27
These are all places you can find him. I encourage you to connect with him. Follow him. I’ve said it every other episode. I’ll say it again. I love the work that Adrian does. I think he’s a very talented designer, creative. Now animator is always in here, but at least now like you have a project you can put up on the shelf and point to, but I always knew you’re you know, you’re going to be able to do that. So I’m excited about 2021 for you. And if you’re out there and you’re you know, need some help with a logo or want to create a logo, please hit up Adrian I highly recommend his work he is, after all, the father of Tricycle Creative’s logo, so of course, I’m, I’m a little biased, but it’s my show dammit. So I didn’t do that. So with that, yeah. With that, this 2020 rewind episode comes to a close and as always, I encourage you to keep pedaling.