The Teen Leader

16. Derek Rippe - Designing SpongeBob, Nickelodeon Culture, & How To Be More Creative

October 04, 2020 Lucas Lunzmann
The Teen Leader
16. Derek Rippe - Designing SpongeBob, Nickelodeon Culture, & How To Be More Creative
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16. Derek Rippe - Designing SpongeBob, Nickelodeon Culture, & How To Be More Creative
Oct 04, 2020
Lucas Lunzmann

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Derek Rippe | Episode #16

Derek is a Brooklyn-based illustrator that currently works at BarkBox as the Director of Toys. Previously he was at Nickelodeon for 13 years where he helped design toys for shows like SpongeBob, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Paw Patrol.

Designing SpongeBob: Derek spent a great deal of his time working on the designs for SpongeBob toys. He knows the characters inside and out, literally. In 2019, his design for the Macy's Day Parade SpongeBob balloon was selected and made a reality.

Nickelodeon Culture: What we see on the outside is very similar to what goes on inside at Nickelodeon. The fun-loving and creative atmosphere is central to the culture. Derek also shares some unique information about the infamous slime!

How To Be More Creative: We get a look at the day-in-the-life of a Director of Toys. Derek talks about how the creative process can't be forced. He explains how Instagram has been an amazing outlet for his work. Getting started and constantly creating are more major points about being more creative.

Links:
Instagram @mrrippe
Behance Portfolio
BarkBox

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The Teen Leader Podcast with Lucas Lunzmann
www.TheTeenLeader.com
Instagram
LinkedIn
Twitter

Derek Rippe | Episode #16

Derek is a Brooklyn-based illustrator that currently works at BarkBox as the Director of Toys. Previously he was at Nickelodeon for 13 years where he helped design toys for shows like SpongeBob, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Paw Patrol.

Designing SpongeBob: Derek spent a great deal of his time working on the designs for SpongeBob toys. He knows the characters inside and out, literally. In 2019, his design for the Macy's Day Parade SpongeBob balloon was selected and made a reality.

Nickelodeon Culture: What we see on the outside is very similar to what goes on inside at Nickelodeon. The fun-loving and creative atmosphere is central to the culture. Derek also shares some unique information about the infamous slime!

How To Be More Creative: We get a look at the day-in-the-life of a Director of Toys. Derek talks about how the creative process can't be forced. He explains how Instagram has been an amazing outlet for his work. Getting started and constantly creating are more major points about being more creative.

Links:
Instagram @mrrippe
Behance Portfolio
BarkBox

***
Enjoyed the podcast? Please consider leaving a review or rating on Apple Podcasts. This is the greatest way to support the show and encourage guests to join!

For show notes, links, and other past guests, visit https://www.theteenleader.com/podcast-1