Episode 008: Chris Bilheimer
On Makeready Episode 8 Chris Bilheimer and I talk about what it is like to become a designer when you didn’t really know what a designer was.
If you’ve talked with me about this podcast, or how it has developed, then you know it almost earned the name “Design Therapy.” Some of those conversations yield such a healing feeling. There are so many times when I come out of them feeling relieved or validated as if I just made a major breakthrough. This episode goes down as one of the most curative. I sincerely hope some of you get the same feeling when you get to hear these conversations.
Chris Bilheimer hates to talk about himself so this is an extra special episode. It was an honor to talk to the guy who designed the album art for some of my favorite albums of all time. Honestly, I was embarrassed that I did not know who he was before talking with Armin Vit and Christian Helms.
Hearing Chris Bilheimer’s story about how he came to work with Michael Stype and later with Green Day was a revelation for this autodidact designer, but hearing his thoughts about talented people’s Imposter Complex made this episodes one of the best design therapy sessions yet.
Check out more from Chris Bilheimer and about his work on here: Chris Bilheimer, Best of 2012 (Behind the Scenes): The story behind Green Day's '¡Uno!' album art, and gigposters.com.
I’m loving’ it (Ugh! Can’t believe I did that),