exploration

Certainty Kills Curiosity with Paul Nylander

Paul makes pivoting look easy. He has pursued business opportunities and pursued his passions. I am excited to interview my good friend Paul Nylander this week. Paul loves collage, photography, design, and helping people tell their story in the best way possible. He is amazing at custom book designs. And I mean custom. If you …

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The Life of an Illustrator with Tom Froese

Episode 410, Aired April 20, 2022. Season 4.1 Super stoked to interview one of my favorite illustrators and one of my absolute favorite Skillshare teachers. I love Tom’s style, his detail, his simple shapes, his shading, really it is super super exciting for me to meet Tom. I literally ripped out some of Tom’s work …

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From Designer to Strategist to Artist with Joanna Paola

Season 3.4: Episode 409.Aired LIVE on March 30, 2022 Joanna Paola has been a designer then pivoted to brand strategy, and now is pursuing her fine art. We will talk about her journey and how she is seeing growth. Many of us went to art school for design, but taking drawing classes isn’t always part …

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Reflecting on Markers of Growth a Rapid Recharge

When was the last time you looked through some of your old journals or sketchbooks?  I ask because I have been doing a lot of looking at old sketchbooks recently. One reason is I’ve gotten to teach a class I have never taught before, Conceptual Drawing. I LOVE THIS CLASS!!!! It has given me more …

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Making Messes: A Rapid Recharge

Episode 403. Aired on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. Love on Designers rolls on this week as I talk about making messes. Being willing to step out and get better, but willing to do the growing out in public. IT IS SCARY!! But when I simply show up to try and make, I get frustrated but …

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Is Balance a Realistic Pursuit?

Episode 401, Aired January 26, 2022 Is balance in my life even possible? Do I find myself out of balance every time I do a check-up?How often am I checking in with myself or my accountability people (because I have more than one)? or listen here I am not sure I have ever had true …

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Two Illustrators Locking Arms with Dameon Williams and Josh Lewis

Episode 397, Airs Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 Illustrators usually have distinct styles and don’t often partner up for projects together. Well this week that is exactly what happened. Dameon Williams and Josh Lewis. This team-up is different and these illustrators are unique. This duo is hoping to do more collaborations and stretch in the future. …

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Jumping Out of My Skin with Heather Crank

Episode 396, Aired Wednesday, November 17th, 2021 Would you go against your nature so you can nurture others? Heather Crank does just that. For so many years Heather has done amazing design work and when she was not working her curiosity and encouragement inside her compelled her to find amazing creators, learn about them, and …

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Fears & Self-Sabotage

Are you like me and have said to yourself, “what I am trying to do with my business is not going to work.” But I haven’t even tried it.  Episode 392. Aired September 29, 2021. Because I don’t believe in myself, I think it won’t work. I have self-sabotaged my illustrations, my client opportunities, business …

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