Old and new podcast look

Featured on Episode 1

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I asked a graphic designer to help redesign Pet Sounds.


It wasn't just any designer.

It was the owner/human of the original avatar for the podcast, Jade

His name is Jonathan Wood or Jon. 





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We original connected over dog photos on Instagram and ended up following one another (for the dog pictures). 

When I started making zines about pets called YOUR PET ZINE...

I asked Jonathan if it'd be okay if I featured Jade. He agreed and provided the information about Jade. I sketched her.

Download the zine here

I think this was the precursor to the podcast - the step in the direction to embracing my love of animals and our connection to them. 


When I decided to start the podcast...

I used the image of Jade as the avatar for it.

I put a headset on her (which in hindsight was a little too on-the-nose).

After producing it for awhile, I wanted to refresh things - so it made sense to ask Jonathan if he'd be game to design something. [SIDEBAR: He's super talented at design].

Again, he agreed.

As a part for he design process, we chatted on the phone a couple of times. 

Jonathan asked me if Pet Sounds was a character how would I describe it.

I said:

  • inquisitive
  • funny
  • informed
  • loves animals
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He took away my thoughts and came back with these ideas.

Zeroing in on the idea of the sounds that pets actually make.

We chatted again and firmed up a few concepts and he delivered a design that beautifully captures the podcast.

Here's the final product!