After The Jump



Wednesdays at 1:00PM EST The theme song for After the Jump is "Bell" by Screaming Females Design blogger Grace Bonney of Design\*Sponge takes her love art and design from the web to radio. Through a series of interviews with designers, store owners and up-and-coming members of the creative community, Grace will delve deeper into the world of independent artists. From exploring the day-to-day lives of contemporary makers to discussing the challenges they face, After the Jump will take the conversation off the screen and into real life. Design\*Sponge founder Grace Bonney has a unique angle on the industry, having worked as a contributing editor at Domino, House & Garden and Craft magazines, and as a freelancer with top publications like New York Home, Food and Wine, In Style, Better Homes and Gardens, New York Magazine, CITY Magazine, Time Out New York Kids, Archinect, The New York Post, Everyday with Rachael Ray and others. In addition, she wrote a weekly design column for the Philadelphia Inquirer for two years and has worked as Style Editor of HGTVâs Ideas Magazine. She is also the author of "Design Sponge at Home." Heritage Radio Network. All Rights Reserved.


  • After the Jump with Grace Bonney: Special Announcement (We're Back!)

    29/10/2018 Duración: 02min

    After the Jump host Grace Bonney is back with a special announcement about her new podcast, Good Company, and details about the new season. If you love conversations about creative life and honest talk about what it's really like to run a creative business or be a working artist, tune in and subscribe for weekly discussions with some of the most inspiring artists and creatives in the business. Theme Music is "Bell" by The Screaming Females You can find more info about our podcast here and on social media @goodcompanyzine After The Jump is powered by Simplecast.

  • Episode 100: The 100th Episode! Lessons Learned on After the Jump

    23/12/2014 Duración: 29min

    It’s the 100th episode of After the Jump!!! It’s also the final episode of the 2014 season. Tune in as Grace Bonney shares the lessons she’s learned over the course of hosting After the Jump. The prevailing theme is balance – and any person working in a creative field can find true inspiration in this radio recap. Happy holidays! “There is no perfect balance. Life and work are always a series of back and forth adjustments and constant game of checks and balances.” [2:30] –Grace Bonney on After the Jump

  • Episode 99: Changing Pay Rates for Creatives

    17/12/2014 Duración: 39min

    When did it become ok for people to work for free in the design community? How far can “exposure” really get you? Tune in to a special episode of After the Jump as Grace Bonney and a panel of esteemed guests in the design community discuss the changing pay rates for creatives in the era of Pintrest. She’s joined by stylist/art director Susan Brinson, photographer William Brinson, floral designer Sarah Brysk Cohen of Blossom & Branch and interior designer Emily Henderson. Tune in for an insightful and forward thinking conversation! This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market. “You do less work when you say no more.” [20:00] –Susan Brinson on After the Jump “It borders on irresponsible to start to take work for free. Exposure only gets you so far. The word exposure gives me chills these days. [28:00] –Sarah Brysk Cohen on After the Jump “You can’t ever ask somebody to go out of pocket. If somebody goes to you – that’s one thing. If you have a business you should be covering other peoples expenses

  • Episode 98: The Future of Print Magazines

    10/12/2014 Duración: 38min

    What is the future of print media? On a special episode of After the Jump Grace Bonney talks about this topic with an esteemed panel of guests in the print publication world. Hear from Paul Vitale and Paul Lowe of Sweet Paul Magazine, Michele Outland of Gather Journal & Janine Vangool of Uppercase Magazine. Together, they share their own experiences in the challenging world of print media and express their thoughts over its future. Find out what makes magazines such a different product than digital publications and why it’s not always easy to keep a print publishing business afloat! This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market. “You need to have a lot of passion and some pockets [to start a print magazine].” [05:00] “Be super passionate about what you do because it will consume your life. If it’s not something you love, don’t do it.” [21:00] –Michele Outland on After the Jump “I don’t have the ability to do a digital version of my magazine. It’s a one woman operation.” [10:00] –Janine Vangool on

  • Episode 97: Ivan Cash

    04/12/2014 Duración: 30min

    Artist, filmmaker and internet provocateur Ivan Cash joins Grace Bonney for a discussion on strangers, love and modern technology on a brand new episode of After the Jump. Ivan is the founder of the Snail Mail My Email project and author of the accompanying book. His work has exhibited internationally, is in the permanent collection of the V&A Museum in London, and has been featured in CNN, TIME, The New York Times, and Juxtapoz. He’s also been recognized as an Art Directors Club Young Gun. Tune in to hear him explain why growing up with no TV and video games helped him find his passion for human connection and compassion. In a world where everybody is tied to their phones, Ivan is interested in old fashioned human interaction – and his art is captivatingly reflective of that. This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market. “I didn’t have TV or video games growing up, I had tofu sandwiches I had to bring to school.” [04:00] “In a lot of ways the internet and street art have lots of parallels. You

  • Episode 96: How to Make the Most of the Holidays for your Business

    26/11/2014 Duración: 31min

    Find out how to make the most of the holidays for your business on a brand new episode of After the Jump! Host Grace Bonney is joined by friend and ceramic artist Nicholas Newcomb who offers handmade ceramic items to a wide audience through Nicholas Newcomb Pottery & Sculpture. Nicholas’ work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums. He has worked and studied with many artists including renowned ceramics artist Toshiko Takaezu and other highly acclaimed artists, sculptors, and designers such as Leslie Ferst, Regis Brodie, William Hardy, and Christopher Spitzmiller. Tune in and listen as Grace and Nicholas talk about the business side of the creative community and what happens when the tricky season of holiday sales come along! This program was brought to you by White Oak Pastures. “There is a growing movement for people to buy local just like they eat locally and I think that food movement is moving into the home and home goods which is really exciting and important.” [05:00] –Nicholas Newcom

  • Episode 95: Veronica Corzo

    19/11/2014 Duración: 35min

    This week on After the Jump, Grace Bonney chats with Cuban-American artist, designer and printmaker Veronica Corzo-Duchardt. Veronica is fascinated by traces of history embedded in the objects we use, collect and leave behind. Her practice is rooted in memory, heritage, and material culture. Hear about why history plays such a big part in her work, the nature of design criticism and Veronica’s love of podcasts. This program was brought to you by Edwards VA Ham.  

  • Episode 94: Anna Sale of Death, Sex & Money

    05/11/2014 Duración: 36min

    On a very special episode of After the Jump, Grace Bonney sits down with podcast hero Anna Sale. Anna Sale is the host and managing editor of Death, Sex & Money, a biweekly interview podcast at WNYC. A veteran public media reporter, Anna covered politics for years, including the 2013 New York City mayoral race, the 2012 presidential campaign, and the statehouse beat in Connecticut and West Virginia. She is a frequent fill-in host for The Brian Lehrer Show and The Leonard Lopate Show and has contributed to This American Life, NPR, Marketplace, PBS Newshour, CNN, MSNBC, BBC, Slate, and NY1. Anna’s work has been honored by the New York Press Club, Capitolbeat, and the Associated Press Broadcasters Associations of New York, Connecticut and West Virginia. She was a Racial Justice Fellow with USC Annenberg’s Institute for Justice and Journalism in 2007. She was also an associate producer of The Great Textbook War, a radio documentary that won a Peabody Award, a national Edward R. Murrow award, and a duPont-Colu

  • Episode 93: Quarterly

    22/10/2014 Duración: 31min

    Imagine getting a curated package from Pharrell in the mail? For a small fee, you can! Sound interesting? Learn more on today’s episode of After the Jump as Grace Bonney chats with Aron Levinson, Chief Revenue Officer at Quarterly, a service that lets you subscribe to fascinating individuals, who send you cool products and original letters in the mail. It’s kind of like a magazine made of people. Could this kind of interaction be the future of digital experiences? Tune in to the show and hear how Quarterly is changing the way fans interact with influencers across many different fields. This program was brought to you by International Culinary Center. “We’ve just gotten so much smarter with our business. We’ve built a platform for influencers with true fans and a true community.” [05:00] “I like to compare startups as a speed boat compared to a big ship. The speedboats are lots of fun.” [21:00] –Aron Levinson on After the Jump

  • Episode 92: And North

    15/10/2014 Duración: 30min

    City stressing you out? Want to get away? Every generation finds its call to leave the city at some point! Tune in to this week’s episode of After the Jump and get some insights into the hotbed of creativity that is upstate New York. Grace Bonney is joined by Emma Tuccillo, founder of And North. And North is a curated guide to upstate New York for creative individuals. Emma created And North to inspire creativity, collaboration and a sense of community among those interested in connecting the vibrant neighborhoods of New York City with the picturesque regions that lie North. This program was brought to you by The International Culinary Center. “For right now we’re really focusing on building up our content, our audience and figuring out what we are.” [12:00] “Even if you don’t sell to the community, embracing community is huge.” [23:00] –Emma Tuccillo on After the Jump

  • Episode 91: How to Create Content for the New Online World

    08/10/2014 Duración: 30min

    Welcome to the Design Sponge school of creating content for the new online world. On this week’s episode of After the Jump, Grace Bonney provides some insightful advice for navigating the ever changing online landscape to promote your brand or product. Attention spans are getting shorter and content platforms are changing right before our eyes and Grace helps listeners sort through it all. Find out how to humanize your social media accounts and deliver your message effectively! This program was brought to you by MailChimp. “It’s never been easier to find so much of any kind of content you could ever want but it’s harder to get your content in front of as many people you’d like.” [01:00] “Be sure to mix the good with the bad – it will humanize you and your brand in a way you can’t do with any other process.” [22:00] –Grace Bonney on After the Jump

  • Episode 90: Genevieve Gorder Returns

    01/10/2014 Duración: 32min

    On this week’s episode of After the Jump, Grace Bonney welcomes back an inspiration of hers, TV personality and accomplished designer Genevieve Gorder. She is currently the host of Genevieve’s Renovation and Dear Genevieve on the HGTV cable channel. Tune in for a candid and insightful discussion on the nature of design, the challenges of TV and the pursuit of happiness. This program was brought to you by Mail Chimp. “I don’t think I’ve had sleep since 1998.” [02:00] “Having just turned 40, I have such a better understanding of how little I need and how special it needs to be.” [19:00] “The main goal in design is making people happy – whether it’s in your house or somebody else’s.” [23:00] “With TV you can only say so much – when it comes to word and visual that’s when I can really say what I want.” [25:00] –Genevieve Gorder on After the Jump

  • Episode 89: Lisa Congdon of Art, Inc.

    17/09/2014 Duración: 32min

    You don’t have to starve to be an artist. Find out how to build a career doing what you love on a brand new episode of After the Jump. Grace Bonney is joined by Artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon, best known for her colorful paintings and drawings. Since 2007, she has been illustrating for clients including The Museum of Modern Art, Martha Stewart Living Magazine, Chronicle Books, The Land of Nod, The Obama Campaign and Simon & Schuster, among others. Lisa is also known for her intricate line drawings, pattern design & hand lettering and has licensed her work for fabric, kitchen linens, wallpaper and bedding. In addition to illustrating full time, Lisa maintains a thriving Etsy shop and writes a popular daily blog of her work, life and inspiration called Today is Going to be Awesome. She is the author of A Collection a Day, Whatever You Are, Be a Good One and Art Inc.. Tune in and find out how Lisa found her career in art, what advice she has for aspiring artists and what she plans on doing with the

  • Episode 88: Compassion & Success

    10/09/2014 Duración: 25min

    Welcome to a brand new season of After the Jump! This week, Grace Bonney talks to listeners about one of the scariest places on the internet – the comments section! As she puts it – your voice and your project deserve to be a part of the chorus of voices that exist online. Letting your voice be silenced by a few bad apples is a sad thing, and something that can and should be prevented. She explains how to handle being brought down by negative comments on your blog or bummed out by less than kind feedback! This program was brought to you by Mail Chimp. “When you’re putting out so much negativity…you tend to get that response in return. What you put out there is often what you get back.” [11:00] –Grace Bonney on After the Jump

  • Episode 87: Monster Mash Up Episode 2

    10/09/2014 Duración: 01h20min

    Grace Bonney, host of After the Jump, knows what it takes to build a successful business. In this mash-up of episodes, listen as Grace dishes out tips and tricks of the trade. This program was brought to you by Mail Chimp

  • Episode 86: Monster Mash

    03/09/2014 Duración: 01h20min

    Grace Bonney, host of After the Jump, is no stranger to figuring out what it takes to make a business thrive. Listen in as Grace navigates a variety of ways to grow a business. This program was brought to you by Mail Chimp

  • Episode 85: Change the World Through Design

    20/08/2014 Duración: 26min

    Can design change the world? How can you make a difference through design? Learn about the many ways that artists can give back and make a big difference on the season finale of After the Jump with Grace Bonney. Grace is joined by Dawn Hancock of Firebelly Design for a discussion on how designers and artists can give back to the community in unconventional ways. Tune in and hear how you can help make change with your time, your products and your skills. What do you have to offer? Who do you want to help? Get in the spirit of giving on an insightful and charity themed episode of After the Jump. This program was brought to you by Mail Chimp.   “No matter what field you work in – there’s always a way to give back to people you care about and who most need it. Doing work that benefits the greater good always comes with benefits that are hard to replicate in other places.” [25:00] –Grace Bonney on After the Jump “Volunteering is an example where it’s not about how much money you have or a specific skill set – it c

  • Episode 84: Social Media Primer

    13/08/2014 Duración: 16min

    Get a social media primer from Grace Bonney on an essential episode of After the Jump! She breaks down the steps you need to take to start building your brand online and shares advice on how to chart your successes and failures with social media. Tune in as she explains the differences between small, medium and large content and outlines strategies for you to tackle the sometimes overwhelming task of entering the social media stratosphere. This program was brought to you by Mail Chimp. “There are 1.2 billion people on Facebook. There are 225 million on Twitter, 200 million on Instagram and over 70 million people on Pinterest. It’s an awful lot of people and the kicker is those people are also potential clients, customers… Avoiding them represents missing out on opportunities none of us can afford to let pass us by.” [01:00] “Start a chart on your computer. You’ll want to track account names, what platform they’re on and what they’re doing that you like.” [03:00] “You don’t want to fall into the trap of only

  • Episode 83: Overcoming Fear

    06/08/2014 Duración: 32min

    What are you afraid of? How can you make fear less crippling and more empowering? Are your deepest fears as bad as they seem? Tune in to an inspirational episode of After the Jump as Grace Bonney and Julia Turshen have a discussion about dreams, inner dialog and fear. Stop being scared and start moving forward! Grace and Julia provide some excellent tips and tools for conquering your fears and controlling your destiny. This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market. “I’m still scared and defensive of speaking to people who aren’t my core audience or people who don’t understand me.” [02:00] “99.9% of the time – if you talk out, to the very end, what your worst case scenario really is, it’s rarely as bad as it seems inside […] so often fears are trapped in a self aware place.” [07:00] –Grace Bonney on After the Jump “To me — I equate raising my voice to confrontation, which really scares me..second only to snakes!” [04:00] –Julia Turshen on After the Jump

  • Episode 82: Intention with Jess Livley

    30/07/2014 Duración: 32min

    How is intention different than goal setting? Find out how to run your business and life with intention as Grace Bonney is joined by Jess Lively, a consultant and blogger helping people design lives, homes and businesses with intention on and Hear about the three levels of business success, get all sorts of insight into how you can balance the conversation between your ego and your gut and find out how Jess overcame her own self doubt to empower others to embrace intention and take control of their lives! This program was brought to you by White Oak Pastures “I use the word intention as a softer word for a goal because I’m too paralyzed by the word goal.” [05:00] “You have to know what your values are – and you’re always motivated by something.” [09:00] “The intuition that we have within us – if you can connect to that, it will guide you and tell you what to do next.” [12:00] “Discover what’s really important to you independent of any achievement or outcomes.” [28:00] –Jess

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