Big Picture - May 2018 - 14

LISTEN UP

You're scrolling through Facebook or
Instagram, and a video pops up. How
often do you press play and watch the
entire clip? Do you tell yourself "I'll
watch this later when I have time?" And
how often does that actually happen?
These were Jeff Gregorio's thoughts
when he set out to create an outlet
specific to the vinyl wrap industry last
October. "Videos are a wonderful
medium to learn and talk about the
industry, but how much time do you

actually have to sit down and watch
them?" he asked. So, after much
research, he turned to podcasts. "The
podcast platform works well for the
working wrapper because you can be
traveling, doing office work, or actively
wrapping and still not miss an episode."
In the first-ever podcast specific to
wrapping, "All Wrapped Up Podcast,"
Gregorio talks to leaders of wrap
companies as they share their tips and
tricks, how they got involved in the
business, the struggles and the opportunities as wrappers, juggling personal
lives with work, and more. "It's nice to
hear someone's story and really dive
deep with them."
"All Wrapped Up Podcast" is created
in his home studio with a mic, cellphone, and computer. "My focus was
building the podcast the right way from
the start: creating a website, using good
equipment, and making it a high priority
to be accessible on all devices."
Gregorio is passionate about the
industry - and that's due in part to his

background. During an internship in
college, he cut, weeded, and taped for a
small local sign and lettering shop;
taught himself how to use FlexiSign;
and began producing graphics for local
car clubs. In 2007, he launched his own
shop from his kitchen table, Designflow
Graphics (later Designflow Wraps), with
a focus on vehicle lettering. Two years
later, he had a building to call his own.
"Learning about all the wrap
materials and how to properly install
them gave me a real appreciation for this
craft, and I take pride in great quality
work," he says on his site.
Gregorio stays in the wrap game
today by freelancing in vehicle wrap
designing and consulting under Profi le
Design Studio. But with 500 subscribers
(at the time of this interview), his main
focus is on the podcast.
Since his launch in November,
Gregorio has interviewed 31 wrappers,
many of them founders of shops. "Yes, I
want to talk to industry leaders, but I
want to talk to the little guys, too," he


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Big Picture - May 2018

Big Picture - May 2018
Contents
Insight
Wide Angle
Upfront
Extreme Vinyl
Business + Management
New Direction
Let’s Talk Industrial
R+D
Job Log
Big Picture - May 2018 - Intro
Big Picture - May 2018 - Big Picture - May 2018
Big Picture - May 2018 - Cover2
Big Picture - May 2018 - Contents
Big Picture - May 2018 - Insight
Big Picture - May 2018 - 3
Big Picture - May 2018 - Wide Angle
Big Picture - May 2018 - 5
Big Picture - May 2018 - Upfront
Big Picture - May 2018 - 7
Big Picture - May 2018 - 8
Big Picture - May 2018 - 9
Big Picture - May 2018 - 10
Big Picture - May 2018 - 11
Big Picture - May 2018 - 12
Big Picture - May 2018 - 13
Big Picture - May 2018 - 14
Big Picture - May 2018 - 15
Big Picture - May 2018 - Extreme Vinyl
Big Picture - May 2018 - 17
Big Picture - May 2018 - Business + Management
Big Picture - May 2018 - 19
Big Picture - May 2018 - New Direction
Big Picture - May 2018 - 21
Big Picture - May 2018 - 22
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Big Picture - May 2018 - Let’s Talk Industrial
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