Episode 59
Jordan Gray
Creative Friction, Storytelling in Design, Passion Projects & the Beginner Feeling.
Jordan Gray on creative friction, the fine line between passion projects and work, storytelling in design, and overcoming the beginner feeling.
January 21, 2022
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Episode Notes

Jordan Gray on creative friction, the fine line between passion projects and work, storytelling in design, and overcoming the beginner feeling.

Jordan Gray works as a Visualization Specialist at Hanbury.

Architecture and design always have a narrative—an evocative, deeper meaning. From napkin sketches, to drawing sets, to post-construction marketing, each medium for client communication is key to architectural storytelling. I've always had a passion for the visualization toolset, recognizing how renderings, photography, and filmmaking go hand-in-hand with the design process. It's my proverb to practice openness to new methods when there's a better way. Always explore; always collaborate.


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  • 00:00 · Intro
  • 01:25 · Photography
  • 02:54 · Lack of time
  • 06:42 · Deliberate practice
  • 11:42 · Skill transferability
  • 18:21 · Maintaining growth and creativity
  • 32:13 · Friction
  • 35:19 · Passion & work
  • 38:43 · Gratification, fulfillment, and satisfaction
  • 44:27 · Storytelling
  • 48:17 · The human experience
  • 51:58 · Deep rebranding
  • 58:34 · Making people feel something
  • 01:00:59 · Personal branding
  • 01:03:23 · Making others seek you out
  • 01:05:45 · The podium
  • 01:09:14 · The chaos of taking pictures
  • 01:13:20 · Overthinking and overdoing
  • 01:14:34 · Will people notice the details?
  • 01:17:23 · Capturing creative moments
  • 01:21:03 · Daily routines to be happier and productive
  • 01:22:45 · Books
  • 01:24:59 · A message to the world
  • 01:27:05 · Enjoying the process of grinding the beans
  • 01:34:39 · Designing versus clicking
  • 01:37:08 · Simplicity
  • 01:42:15 · Learnings on simplicity from making this podcast?
  • 01:46:28 · Connect with Jordan
  • 01:50:53 · Outro

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