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025: Taking the Chance to Invest in Yourself as an Artist {Nikki Cade}

Nikki Cade made the leap from special education teacher to full-time artist a year ago. She’s a world traveler whose work reflects her love of travel. We talk about following your intuition and how she got her work featured at Pottery Barn and Anthropologie.

Duration: 00:34:00

024: Instagram Tips and Tricks {hashtags, links, growing an audience and being authentic}

Curious about hashtags, growing your audience and driving traffic to your website from Instagram? This week’s episode is full of Instagram tips and tricks.

Duration: 00:29:50

023: A New Year, A New Beginning {setting intentions for 2018}

How do you get your creative momentum back after taking a break? How do you set your artistic intentions for a new year? In this episode, Mallory shares her plan for a daily art project in 2018, why she changed her username on Instagram, and why “community” and “vulnerability” are her words for the year.

Duration: 00:22:29

022: Profit Strategies and Understanding Your Financials {Melissa Capps}

Melissa Capps works with creative businesses to help them understand their financials, from bookkeeping basics to their profit strategy. In this episode, she shares the money mistake she sees creative business owners make most often.

Duration: 00:38:23

021: Rewiring Your Brain {Mental Models and Deep Stuff}

We’re getting deep on this week’s episode. From imposter syndrome to design thinking to mental models, let’s explore ways to rewire your brain and think about problems in creative ways.

Duration: 00:26:08

020: Pricing Your Work for Freelancers {Nathan Allotey}

Nathan Allotey is a web designer and digital marketing strategist with a passion to teach others. On this episode, we talk about how freelancers and other creatives can successfully price their work and raise their prices.

Duration: 00:39:22

019: Staying Inspired and True To Yourself {Perception vs. Reality}

How do creatives stay motivated and inspired, and how do you stick to your guns and true to your artistic vision?

Duration: 00:20:07

018: Getting Uncomfortable & Being Genuine as an Artist {Marrus}

Marrus is a New Orleans painter who’s been turning the fantastical pictures in her head into a roof over it since 1992. We discuss the journey that’s taken her from comic book artist to painting faces at Renaissance faires and beyond. We talk about the importance of being genuine, sharing sacred knowledge, attracting your tribe, and getting uncomfortable as an artist.

Duration: 00:41:24

017: How to Launch Your Project {When You're Worried about Social Media Followers}

So you’re thinking about starting a new website, blog, podcast, whatever… but you’re worried about how to grow a social media following for your new creative project. Here’s my advice.

Duration: 00:23:21

016: Better with Color and Authenticity in Business {Taylor Lee}

This week’s guest, Taylor Lee, is a self-taught abstract painter who creates artwork inspired by self-image, self-love, and body positivity. Painting became a form of art therapy for Taylor while she was in treatment for an eating disorder. We talk about authenticity in business and why life is better with color.

Duration: 00:44:20

015: VenturePOP Recap, Creative Problem Solving and Women in Tech {all the things}

In this week’s episode, I recap the highlights of VenturePOP Conference, talk about celebrating women in tech, and share my passion for creative problem solving.

Duration: 00:27:30

014: Selling Snoballs and Dancing in the NYC Streets {Rebecca Duckert}

This week’s guest is Rebecca Duckert of Sweetface Snoballs. We discuss starting a creative business in a new city and bringing New Orleans culture to the streets of NYC.

Duration: 00:47:22

013: Creative Conferences {my faves + tips for introverts}

It’s been 10 years since I attended my first creative conference. Learn more about my favorite conference experiences and my tips for how introverts can use conferences to meet new people and grow their business.

Duration: 00:26:48

012: Building an Eco-Friendly Fashion Company {Hamilton Perkins}

Hamilton Perkins launched his eco-friendly fashion company with a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign. We chat about how he made that happen, tips for getting press, and sustainable manufacturing.

Duration: 00:32:52

011: A Hurricane Story {and a listener question}

This week host Mallory Whitfield takes a look back at her own hurricane story, plus she answers a listener question about selling on Etsy.

Duration: 00:33:44

010: Conquering the Feature of Failure {Natalie Rodriguez Ivicek}

This week’s guest is artist Natalie Rodriguez Ivicek of Maps Travel Art, a collection of custom maps and travel art, and Don't Tell Me 2 Smile, an anti-street harassment and anti-gender violence clothing line.

Duration: 00:38:44

009: So You Wanna Sell Online? {getting started with e-commerce}

Ready to get started selling your art or handmade products online, but have no idea where to start? This intro to e-commerce is just what you need.

Duration: 00:39:03

008: Selling Art on Jackson Square {April Joy Whitecotton}

From the oil fields of North Dakota to selling her art on Jackson Square in the French Quarter of New Orleans, April Joy Whitecotton is a self-taught Zentangle artist who has had plenty of ups and downs in her artistic journey.

Duration: 00:19:22

007: Top 5 Marketing Mistakes {made by artists and creatives}

Host Mallory Whitfield shares the top 5 marketing mistakes that she sees artists & creatives make that prevent them from selling more of their handmade products online.

Duration: 00:38:53

006: Creating with Purpose, Post-Cancer {Rachel Park}

This week’s guest Rachel Park is a made-to-order tie designer and breast cancer survivor. During treatment, Rachel created the ParkPuff™, a seatbelt pillow for breast cancer patients. Host Mallory Whitfield and Rachel chatted about creating one-of-a-kind customer experiences and why, as a creative brand, you’re not for everybody, and that’s okay.

Duration: 00:36:09

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