Raquel RodriguezI’ve got something a little different for this week’s interview — a podcast! I had a chance to sit down with Pittsburgh-based letterer and designer Raquel Rodriguez. We had a great dialogue about typography, how her design influences her work as a librarian, freelancing, and a lot more. Please forgive the audio quality; it’s a bit distorted and uneven in parts since I recorded it on my mobile phone and the audio was spliced from two separate recordings. Rest assured that future podcasts will be of much better quality.

I’ve also included several links in the show notes to some topics we discussed, and you can see a sample of Raquel’s work after the break.

If you want to hear more audio interviews here on Revision Path, leave a comment and let me know! Without further ado, here’s Raquel!

Show Notes

OwnLocal is looking for an experienced designer/art director to run all of their visual design. This means the overall feel, website, marketing materials, etc. They work with over 400 publications and their customers, and their products and widgets see hundreds of millions of monthly page views. If you’re a take-charge designer, they’re looking for you. OwnLocal is based in Austin, TX, so interested applicants should either be based there or willing to relocate.

The Lean Startup Conference is looking for an experienced designer/developer to help them launch a small new website in the next 4-6 weeks. The site uses a custom CMS built on Ruby on Rails. Along with pay, they can offer VIP passes for the conference, along with access to their strong referral network.