DWYWR #14: Matt Dawson- Graphic Design, Starting the Creative Conference "Crop," and Making It Happen / by Jordan Hefler

Do What You Want Radio | A Podcast for Creatives, Hosted by Jordan Hefler

In this episode, I interview graphic designer and Crop conference founder Matt Dawson about working as a graphic designer, starting a conference, and taking initiative to "make it happen."


  • HOW YOU CAN WIN A TICKET TO CROP! Listen to the beginning few minutes to find out how to enter to win a 2 day ticket to Crop thanks to my friends over at @Ellemnop.Art

  • Working professionally in graphic design

  • Learning how to figure out what you don’t like so you can figure out what you do

  • Creating brand experiences for businesses vs. just designing a logo

  • Matt’s graphic design process

  • Our shared love of music and stories about bands/artists we’ve met

  • Creating a conference for creatives to fill a void in the Baton Rouge region

  • What goes into creating a conference

  • Great experiences as well as negative experiences with clients

  • The frustrations of being a creative entrepreneur

  • “Make shit until you make it” and taking the initiative to make work that you want to make

  • All the fun stuff that will be at Crop this year! Tickets are going FAST!

Visit @staygrayponyboy for more of Matt’s work

Visit @cropcons for more of Crop

Visit @theashcollective for more Ash Co. where Matt is a partner

Visit www.jordanhefler.com and @jordanhefler for more of Jordan

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