Thoughts and conversations about balancing personal and professional creativity on the long road between idea and done.
With guests as varied as design legend Stefan Sagmeister, Book Of Life Movie director Jorge Gutierrez and my Mom and Dad you're sure to stay inspired during all the work between the Spark and the Art.
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It’s been a year since this podcast has started and the first interview I did was with today’s guest, Spencer Goldade. A lot has changed in the year since we last heard from Spenny. One thing that hasn’t changed—and comes through clearly in this chat—is Spenny’s passion for creative work and his love of friends, family and colleagues.
Adulation is people saying your great. Appreciation is a connection. Which do you want from your art?
DJ Sures is building a company that helps others build robots. But while robotics has been a passion of his all his life it’s not the only career path he’s followed and trust me some of them are as far from robotics as you can get.
How important is a partnership when making a career in the arts? When you are today’s guests it’s what makes it all possible. Stephanie is a dancer and Mark is a mind reader. It’s an interesting chat where we talk about why Mark doesn’t do kids’ parties anymore and Stephanie talks about what it takes to be a dancer and they both talk about the amount of work it takes to build and sustain a creative career.
What do derelict barns, extreme weight loss and cats dressed as sailors have in common? They are all in today's episode.
Jay started in IT (information technology) and after getting pretty far in his career decided to make a hard change. He didn’t just start auditioning and hope for the best though, he got coaching from some top names in voice acting.
We talk about his time in the technology world, what it’s like to meet a hero, his love of the Simpson’s and most importantly the power of a coach.
As a creative person you’re probably good at making stuff. But if you want to earn money from your work you need to know who’s gonna buy it. If you want to do something big you need to know who is going to fund it. In today’s episode we explore these three pieces and how they work together.
Jim Henson created the Muppets. But he didn’t do it on his own dime and he didn’t get people to work for free. If you feel like you need a little insight into how to ride the line between making money without compromising your art you’re going to love today’s talk with Elizabeth Hyde Stevens author of the book Make Art Make Money as she follows the career of Jim Henson through his struggles with keeping his art while still making money.
If your life is your job, does the work you do match the job description?