Monique Malcolm is the host of the Pimp Your Brilliance podcast and creator of the Visionary Journal, a goal setting system & planner. We talk about how she went from fashion blogger to t-shirt designer to goal setting guru. Monique walks us through the process of taking a physical product from idea to first iteration to manufactured product. She shares the importance of connecting with her email list and Facebook contacts to use Kickstarter to pre-sell her product, and how she’s used...
Beth Miller is the Executive Director of the Creative Education Foundation, a non-profit which produces CPSI, the world’s longest-running creativity conference. We talk about deliberate creativity, embracing vulnerability, and how a paper Beth wrote as an undergraduate has been adapted into a play.
Juliet Meeks is a full time artist and surface designer whose work has been featured on products from Birchbox. We talk about how she prepared to quit her day job as a graphic designer, how she got started printing her designs on fabrics, and how she makes extra money by teaching online classes via Skillshare.
Gary Hirsch uses visual art and improv theatre to help communities and businesses be more creative. In this episode, he talks about letting other people steal his creative ideas, finding ways to offer value to people, and the logistics of creating large scale murals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.