Creative Pep Talk

By Andy J. Miller

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Description

Creative Pep Talk helps you build a thriving creative career. Andy J. Pizza is here to help you find your creative gift, develop it and connect it to the audience that needs it most. Creative Pep Talk will put the pep in your step that you need to keep going and find your creative career breakthrough. Through talks filled with bizarre analogies and Fraggle Rock references, and interviews with top creative professionals, Dr. Pizza is ready to PEP YOU UP!

Episode Date
187 - How to Get More YOU into Your Art w/ Jon Burgerman
00:53:01
Would the people that know you best, see 'you' in the art that you make? The self discovery and artistic development required to pull this off can seem like an impossible mountain to climb, so I asked artist Jon Burgerman, how has he done it? I don't know anyone who is as good as Jon at downloading their essence into their art and in this episode I chat with Jon about what the process of getting to this place looks like. ---- CREDITS Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! Metavari.com Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ---- SPONSORS Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com  With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want. HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP
Jun 19, 2018
186 - The Key to Unlocking Your Creative Super Powers
00:44:02
Do you have a sense that you've yet to realize your full potential? Do you often feel like you have much more to give but can't seem to figure out how to make it happen? These feelings have haunted me my entire life and over the past few years I feel like I'm finally unlocking some of my inner hidden gems!! In this stripped back / behind the scenes style episode I share the clues that have helped me make progress in my journey of creative self discovery. ---- CREDITS Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! Metavari.com Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ---- SPONSORS Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com  With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want. HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP
Jun 13, 2018
185 - Your New Secret Weapon for the Hard Times
00:58:55
Every journey has it's ups and downs and your creative career journey is DEFINITELY going to have some serious downs... or you're not doing it right!! This episode is about failure and how you can not only get through it, but start to embrace it as the secret to success! I also offer a tactic I found that helped me complete my yearlong goal in just a few months!!! Show Notes: Kiki Schirr 100 Rejections Tactic https://medium.com/@KikiSchirr/my-experiment-in-collecting-rejection-694bf0a43f3f ---- CREDITS Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! Metavari.com Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ---- SPONSORS Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com  With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want. HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP
Jun 05, 2018
184 - Challenge Everything!!
00:53:36
What do you do when something's broken? You take it apart. I think we all have a deep sense that EVERYTHING is broken right now and because of that we are deconstructing EVERYTHING!! For this reason, this year's 99u conference theme of "Challenging Everything" felt VERY APPROPRIATE to me. In this episode I want to share the breakthroughs I had while at 99u this past month and how they've impacted my outlook in my day to day creative career and my big picture perspective as a person. In this episode we will talk about the power of writing your own rules, how admitting you don't know everything is the first step of breaking new ground and unlock the secrets of the cosmos!!! haha... not really... but kinda ;) ... This week's show is a very special edition of Creative Pep Talk because it was made in partnership with Adobe! They brought me out to their 99u Conference in NYC and this episode is all about what I learned while I was there. ... Featuring Audrey Liu Director of Product Design, LYFT http://www.audreyliu.com/ Tea Uglow Creative Director, Google Creative Labs, Sydney http://teau.me/ Devon McGowan http://devonmcgowan.com/ Associate Brand Designer, BuzzFeed Tad Carpenter Designer / Illustrator https://carpentercollective.com/ ---- CREDITS Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! Metavari.com Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ---- SPONSORS Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com  With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want. HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP
May 29, 2018
183 - How to Relight Your Fire!
00:43:25
Anyone can deal with the good times, but it's how we deal with the hard times that defines our creative careers. In this episode I want to share tools for getting back up when the chips are down and you're feeling crushed. I've been dealing with some burnout and struggle and I hope these ideas are as energizing for you as they have been for me!! Even if you already feel good today, I hope this episode takes you from good to great!! ---- CREDITS Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! Metavari.com Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ---- SPONSORS Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com  With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want. HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP Just for Creative Pep Talk listeners, Scout Books is offering 15% off any order including your own custom design. They'll even throw in a free notebook sample pack to fill with your dreams, doodles, and designs. Visit scoutbooks.com/creativepeptalk
May 22, 2018
182 - Why You've Got to Get in the Game!!!
00:50:55
Do you ever feel like you're hiding behind the subjectivity of art? Like the fact that creativity is subjective, means no one can tell you you're bad or good. Right? I would say: wrong! Take the very creative world of food for example. Like what's good food and bad food might be up for debate to a degree, but ultimately undercooked poultry can objectively kill you! That is undoubtedly "bad food". I believe that in the world of professional creativity, value is more objective than you think and in this episode I explain why this is great news! We also talk about a practice that will help you become objectively better at what you do. ---- CREDITS Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! Metavari.com Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ---- SPONSORS Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com  With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want. HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP Just for Creative Pep Talk listeners, Scout Books is offering 15% off any order including your own custom design. They'll even throw in a free notebook sample pack to fill with your dreams, doodles, and designs. Visit scoutbooks.com/creativepeptalk
May 08, 2018
181 - The Power of Persistence w/ Chris Piascik
00:57:39
Chris Piascik has been doing a daily project for 10 years!! In fact, he's built an entire illustration career on the back of this project! In this episode, Chris shares the core insights he's learned about personal projects throughout this enormous journey! ---- CREDITS Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! Metavari.com Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ---- SPONSORS Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com  With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want. HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP Just for Creative Pep Talk listeners, Scout Books is offering 15% off any order including your own custom design. They'll even throw in a free notebook sample pack to fill with your dreams, doodles, and designs. Visit scoutbooks.com/creativepeptalk
May 01, 2018
180 - Do the Opposite of "Going Viral"
00:33:35
Is it just me, or does it seem like people think creative work only matters if it's reaching insane amounts of people? Like if you've never made something that's gone viral, than you're not really in the REAL creative game? Like if you don't have a bonkers amount of followers on social media than you're creativity just doesn't really matter? In this episode I want to argue the opposite. I want to prove to you that deep impact is better than wide appeal when it comes to your creativity. I also want to suggest a practical way of implementing this idea into the creative work you're making today. ---- CREDITS Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! Metavari.com Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ---- SPONSORS Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com  With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want. HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP
Apr 24, 2018
179 - How to Grow an Audience
00:47:59
It can be extremely discouraging when you pour yourself into your creative work, and it fails to connect with an audience. In this episode I share everything I've learned about growing an audience, including specific examples and tactics I personally employ, as well as a few ideas I've been waiting to share for a long time! ---- CREDITS Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! Metavari.com Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ---- SPONSORS Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com  With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want. HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP
Apr 17, 2018
178 - How to Create Art People Crave w/ Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni's Ice Cream
01:13:08
Today's show features an extremely special guest!! JENI of JENI'S ICE CREAM! In this episode we hear Jeni's story and the breakthrough moments that lead to her extremely creative and successful business, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. There are so many aha moments and lessons from this episode, I know it's going to be one of your all time favorites!! Thank you so so much Jeni for taking the time to give so much to the Creative Pep Talk Audience! You are so amazing! Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams https://jenis.com/ Jeni's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jenibrittonbauer ---- CREDITS Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! Metavari.com Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ---- SPONSORS Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com  With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want. HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP
Apr 10, 2018
177 - Are You Sabotaging Yourself?
00:44:35
Did you know that you may be subconsciously sabotaging yourself? Well since you're doing it subconsciously, you probably don't! In this episode we talk about how to recognize your self sabotage and how to fight it. We also talk about Shiny Object Syndrome and why starting tons of things and never finishing any of them is killing your chances for progress. I also share my method for knowing what to focus on today. --- Today is the day our 100 Day Project begins! Follow along on instagram by following #cpt100day Show Notes: Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi https://www.amazon.com/Flow-Psychology-Experience-Perennial-Classics/dp/0061339202 ---- CREDITS Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! Metavari.com Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ---- SPONSORS Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com  With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want. HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP
Apr 03, 2018
176 - How to Approach Those You Want to Work With (The Creative Career Path Series Pt. 5)
00:49:06
Everyone wants to know the secret sauce to directly approaching those you want to work with. How do you contact the publishers, record labels, or clients you want to work, for in a way that actually works? In this episode I will share the only method that's worked for me and exactly how I've used it! We will also talk about the power of pivoting and what questions to ask yourself when your at the end of your current path. Show Notes: Shane Snow - Freelance Strategy Hacks https://vimeo.com/101922988 --- The Creative Career Path series continues! The Creative Career Path is a 7 step process to help you strike the perfect balance between business and art, i.e. thriving financially while staying creatively fulfilled. ---- CREDITS Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! Metavari.com Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ---- SPONSORS Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com  With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want. HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP
Mar 27, 2018
175 - Power in Your Story with Elle Luna & Lindsay Jean Thomson (The 100 Day Project)
01:20:22
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Creative Pep Talk is teaming up with Elle Luna and Lindsay Jean Thomson for The 100 Day Project this year!!!!! In this episode, Lindsay and Elle both share how their personal stories have powerfully impacted their creativity and personal projects. Lindsay walks us through her story of being diagnosed with breast cancer and how it impacted her writing and Elle shares about her new book, "Your Story is Your Power" and how and why she claimed her feminine voice. We also talk the through the 100 Day Project and why it's such a powerful exercise for creative breakthrough. The 100 Day Project (#the100dayproject) launches April 3rd, 2018 and I'm encouraging the CPT audience to join in. I will also be joining in with a 100 day project of my own!! Use #the100dayproject and #cpt100day on instagram to join in!! The 100 Day Project https://www.the100dayproject.org/ Elle Luna http://elleluna.com/ Your Story is Your Power https://www.amazon.com/Your-Story-Power-Feminine-Voice/dp/152350269X Lindsay Jean Thomson http://lindsayjeanthomson.com/ Women Catalysts http://www.womencatalysts.com/ ---- CREDITS Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! Metavari.com Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ---- SPONSORS Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com  With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want. HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP
Mar 20, 2018
174 - The Trick to Knowing Exactly What to Make (Creative Career Path Series Pt. 4)
01:00:43
"I barely have time to make personal work, and when I do have the time, I waste it trying to figure out what to make, or second guessing what I'm making!" Does this sound familiar? If so this episode is for you! We're often told that personal projects are the key to unlocking our creative career goals, but if you've ever done a personal project yourself, you know it's not that simple. What's the key to making effective personal projects that cause real breakthrough in your career? Find out in this episode! --- The Creative Career Path series continues! The Creative Career Path is a 7 step process to help you strike the perfect balance between business and art, i.e. thriving financially while staying creatively fulfilled. ---- CREDITS Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! Metavari.com Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ---- SPONSORS Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com  With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want. HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP
Mar 13, 2018
173 - Find Your Place (Creative Career Path Series Pt 3)
01:04:05
When it comes to your creative career, do you ever feel lost and confused, wandering in a metaphorical desert? In my experience, making progress in your creative career can feel random, haphazard and lonely, but I don't think it has to be this way. In this episode, we tap into the power of finding where you fit in the industry (your market) and how to then, and only then, stand out (your niche). I personally return to these ideas on a very regular basis and they never cease to give me clarity and direction in my creative career, and I hope they do the same for you! --- The Creative Career Path series continues! The Creative Career Path is a 7 step process to help you strike the perfect balance between business and art, i.e. thriving financially while staying creatively fulfilled. ---- CREDITS Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! Metavari.com Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ---- SPONSORS Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com  With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want. HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP
Mar 06, 2018
172 - Knowing Your Target with Gemma Correll
01:17:08
Honored to have esteemed and hilarious illustrator and cartoonist Gemma Correll back on the show today!! I had a fantastic time chatting with Gemma and also had some major take aways to chew on for my own practice... so I'm sure you will too! In this episode we talk about anxiety, self care, knowing your target and the bad and good of having 500k+ instagram followers! Gemma is a star and you're going to love this episode! Follow Gemma on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gemmacorrell https://www.gemmacorrell.com ---- CREDITS Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! Metavari.com Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ---- SPONSORS Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com  With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want. HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP
Feb 27, 2018
171 - The 1 Thing You HAVE TO DO! (Creative Career Path Series Pt 2)
00:53:46
When comedian Steve Martin was asked advice on breaking into Hollywood his advice was simple and brilliant “Be so good they can’t ignore you.”  Yes! This advice is true and helpful, but there’s just one problem: how do you “get good” when the arts and all things creative are “subjective”? What’s the secret to “getting good”?  In this episode I share a career changing principle that unlocks the first major step in your journey. The ideas in this episode have become a foundation in which I’ve built my creative career and I hope they do this for you too! This is part 2 of the Creative Career Path Series - The Creative Career Path is a 7 step process that helps you make REAL progress and enables creative career breakthrough! If you feel lost or stuck, this series is designed for you! ---- CREDITS Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! Metavari.com Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ---- SPONSORS Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com  With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want. HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP
Feb 20, 2018
170 - 4 Creative Career Lessons that Changed My Life (The Creative Career Path Series Pt 1)
01:04:58
I’ve been waiting literally years to bring you this series and I could not be more excited!!! In this episode I tell the up and down story of my career path and the biggest lessons I learned along the way. This is my ‘keynote’ talk that I have been developing over the past few years and I am so glad it’s now ready to share with you! The Creative Career Path Series is my 7 step plan for making intentional systematic progress in your creative career. This process is years in the making, from studying the patterns of consistently successful creatives and my own experiments and experiences. This series is meant to be a roadmap that will help you figure out where you’re stuck on the journey and unlock your next big steps! ---- CREDITS Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ---- SPONSORS Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk wix.com/creativepep This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com. With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want. Wix - What will you create?
Feb 13, 2018
169 - Courage to Be You w/ Emmy Winner James Pearse Connelly, Production Designer on The Voice
01:03:46
The further you go in your career, the easier it is to get stage freight. Whether it’s a your first conference call, a call with the creative team at Apple, or standing face to face with Adam Levine, you are going to encounter intimidating situations. And yet, you will only do your best work if you can show up in the moment unafraid of voicing your ideas and true opinions. Today we have a super special guest, Emmy award winning James Pearse Connelly, production designer for shows like The Voice. James has worked with a myriad of superstars ranging from Billy Nye to Snoop Dogg(!). In this episode we dive into his journey of finding his people, his place in the world and how he’s developed courage to bring his real ideas to the table… even when it’s a table where Martha Stewart is sitting! James Pearse Connelly http://jpconnelly.com/ https://www.instagram.com/jpconnelly/ ---- CREDITS Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ---- SPONSORS Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk This Creative Pep Talk episode is brought to you by Twenty20 - where creative minds get authentic, real-world stock photos. If you’re looking to tell a true story through your brand, to deliver an honest message to your audience on social medias, the photos you use will matter. Twenty20 has crowdsourced millions of photos from a community over 350,000 photographers - all available under a simple, royalty-free license. Today, they’re offering listeners of Creative Pep Talk a 5-photo free trial. To start yours right now, go to twenty20.com/cpt
Feb 06, 2018
168 - The Power of Finding Your Audience
00:56:09
There are a million reasons we like to bury our heads in the sand and just get lost in our art, but if you want your creative business to consistently thrive for the long haul, we need to stay tuned to the culture, where our audience’s attention is and what people are responding to in our work. Can you imagine any business completely ignoring their audience / the market and succeeding long term? Can you imagine a stock broker that didn’t follow the stock market? I believe that creative professionals are partially called to be like stock brokers in the stock exchange, but instead dealing in the currency of culture exchange. Ryan Holiday calls this ‘Product Market Fit’ in his book Growth Hacker Marketing, and in this episode we do a deep dive into WHY ignorance about your industry and culture in general is a terrible strategy and how to stay-tuned-in in such a way that you develop and evolve with your audience. ---- CREDITS Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ---- SPONSORS Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk This Creative Pep Talk episode is brought to you by Twenty20 - where creative minds get authentic, real-world stock photos. If you’re looking to tell a true story through your brand, to deliver an honest message to your audience on social medias, the photos you use will matter. Twenty20 has crowdsourced millions of photos from a community over 350,000 photographers - all available under a simple, royalty-free license. Today, they’re offering listeners of Creative Pep Talk a 5-photo free trial. To start yours right now, go to twenty20.com/cpt
Jan 30, 2018
167 - Exciting Social Media Ideas
01:00:16
It’s easy to want to give up on social media as a means to grow your creative business. With changing algorithms, fickle engagement and snail paced growth, it’s easy to feel like ‘what’s the point?’, right? BUT THERE’S A HUGE BUT and here it is: the people who are crushing it in the creative world often credit their success to social media… I don’t think there’s debating it, social media is important to our creative career… no matter how much we wish it wasn’t true. In this episode we share 8 ways to rethink social media that lead to new excitement around this topic and strategy for making real progress. ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ---- Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk This Creative Pep Talk episode is brought to you by Twenty20 - where creative minds get authentic, real-world stock photos. If you’re looking to tell a true story through your brand, to deliver an honest message to your audience on social medias, the photos you use will matter. Twenty20 has crowdsourced millions of photos from a community over 350,000 photographers - all available under a simple, royalty-free license. Today, they’re offering listeners of Creative Pep Talk a 5-photo free trial. To start yours right now, go to twenty20.com/cpt
Jan 23, 2018
166 - It's Never Too Late with Lisa Congdon
01:09:56
Whether you’re 22 or 52, it’s very easy to feel like you’re falling behind. In this episode Lisa Congdon brings inspiring stories from her new book “A Glorious Freedom - Older Women Leading Extraordinary Lives” that prove it’s never too late to start a new path. I’m thrilled to have Lisa on the podcast again! My last interview with Lisa is one of my favorite episodes and as it’s one of the most popular episodes of the show to date, I’m guessing you feel the same way! Buy “A Glorious Freedom” https://www.amazon.com/Glorious-Freedom-Older-Leading-Extraordinary/dp/1452156204/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1504668913&sr=8-1&keywords=a+glorious+freedom&linkCode=sl1&tag=wwwlisacongdo-20&linkId=e8700fa5120b3a416c8b324d85cda874 http://lisacongdon.com/ Fine artist, illustrator and author Lisa Congdon is best known for her colorful paintings and hand lettering. She works for clients around the world including MoMA, REI, Harvard University, Martha Stewart Living, Chronicle Books, and Random House Publishing, among many others. She is the author of seven books, including the starving-artist-myth-smashing Art Inc: The Essential Guide to Building Your Career as an Artist, and illustrated books The Joy of Swimming, Fortune Favors the Brave, Whatever You Are, Be a Good One, Twenty Ways to Draw a Tulip and A Collection a Day. Her latest book, A Glorious Freedom: Older Women Leading Extraordinary Lives, was released by Chronicle Books in October 2017. She was named one of 40 Women Over 40 to Watch in 2015 and she is featured in the 2017 book, 200 Women Who Will Change the Way you See the World. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon. ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ---- Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk This Creative Pep Talk episode is brought to you by Twenty20 - where creative minds get authentic, real-world stock photos. If you’re looking to tell a true story through your brand, to deliver an honest message to your audience on social medias, the photos you use will matter. Twenty20 has crowdsourced millions of photos from a community over 350,000 photographers - all available under a simple, royalty-free license. Today, they’re offering listeners of Creative Pep Talk a 5-photo free trial. To start yours right now, go to twenty20.com/cpt
Jan 16, 2018
165 - 17 Breakthrough Ideas to SUPER CHARGE Your Motivation for 2018!
01:19:54
If you want sustainable drive and enthusiasm for growing your creative career in 2018, this episode is for you! If you had high hopes for 2018 but you feel like it’s already kicking your butt a little, this episode is for you! I am all about pepping you up on this podcast, but even before I started this podcast I knew that what truly keeps people 100% jazzed is real strategies that work! This is not empty positivity, this is an episode packed to the brim with tactics that changed my creative career. Things you can actually DO! Today’s episode is JAMMED PACKED WITH SUPER JAZZ! :D I share 17 creative career growth ideas that super charged my motivation when I first found them, and then actually worked! ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk This Creative Pep Talk episode is brought to you by Twenty20 - where creative minds get authentic, real-world stock photos. If you’re looking to tell a true story through your brand, to deliver an honest message to your audience on social medias, the photos you use will matter. Twenty20 has crowdsourced millions of photos from a community over 350,000 photographers - all available under a simple, royalty-free license. Today, they’re offering listeners of Creative Pep Talk a 5-photo free trial. To start yours right now, go to twenty20.com/cpt
Jan 09, 2018
164 - The CPT SUPER FRIENDS 8 Ways to Kick 2018's Butt (with Lessons from 2017!)
00:49:58
This is a SUPER SPECIAL episode to kick off 2018 RIGHT! This week’s show brings you CPT SUPER FRIENDS and their biggest lessons from 2017. Let’s learn from last year and make 2018 count! + I share my biggest takeaway from 2017 as well. Featured in this episode: Hassan Ali https://hahahassan.carbonmade.com/ twitter.com/hassanisms Tina Essmaker http://tina.is/ instagram.com/tinaessmaker Marshall Shorts http://soulotheory.com/ http://creativecontrolfest.com/CCF5/ Suzy Ultman https://www.suzyultman.com/ https://www.instagram.com/suzyultman/ Brad Montague http://montagueworkshop.com/ Tom Froese http://tomfroese.com/ https://www.skillshare.com/classes/Inky-Maps%21-Illustrate-a-Beautiful-Map-Using-Digital-and-Analog-Media/1710329443?discount=F81O7&teacherRef=2504498&via=free-enrollment&utm_campaign=teacher-discount-1710329443&utm_source=ShortUrl&utm_medium=teacher-discount Anoosha Syed http://www.anooshasyed.com/ https://www.instagram.com/foxville_art ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Make a Beautiful Website with Squarespace - Use Promo Code PEPTALK for 10% Off! https://www.squarespace.com/
Jan 03, 2018
163 - How to Make 2018 Your Biggest Year Ever!!!
00:41:49
It’s that time of year when we start thinking about goals and New Year’s resolutions, but if you’ve ever had high hopes for a new year and crashed and burned the second you left the gate, this episode is for you! This episode is not about some idealistic super goal setting plan. It’s a simple method for making next year count in a big way! I hope this episode plants a seed that sprouts into your best year ever! ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Make a Beautiful Website with Squarespace - Use Promo Code PEPTALK for 10% Off! https://www.squarespace.com/
Dec 19, 2017
162 - Public Speaking Tips & Letting Go of Your Past Self with Pro Speaker Kyle Scheele
01:37:52
Full time public speaker Kyle Scheele guests on the show today! This one is a doozy! Kyle is a close friend of mine and we get very into our chats, I think you're really gonna enjoy this one! What we cover: - Trusting the Journey - How to Make Big Career Pivots - Public Speaking Tips - Letting Go of Past You that's Holding You Back - A Ton More! Kyle has a new project called 'Viking Funeral' which you can check out here: vikingfuneral.me Join CPT listeners with this project by using #cptvikingfuneral kylescheele.com ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Make a Beautiful Website with Squarespace - Use Promo Code PEPTALK for 10% Off! https://www.squarespace.com/
Dec 12, 2017
161 - Getting Through Your Dark Days (Creative Philosophy Series)
00:55:17
I don’t know how to tell you this without just telling you: this episode contains personal stories of emotional / mental health struggles from my past that I’ve never publicly shared before. It wasn’t easy to record, but I believe I have an opportunity to open up and shed some light on some dark areas that I assume many in our community have struggled with. “Creative professional” can feel a bit like an oxymoron sometimes. Most creatives I know can be pro and act the part on the surface, but still remain the very squishy emotional artist underneath. Because of this, we often hide our struggles behind professionalism and positivity. In this episode, I want to give you some tools for grappling with obstacles and setbacks in totally new ways. Also, I’d like to pull behind the curtain a bit and share my own past struggles. It’s my hope that by sharing my story of emotional ups and downs that you will feel encouraged and less alone. ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Make a Beautiful Website with Squarespace - Use Promo Code PEPTALK for 10% Off! https://www.squarespace.com/
Dec 05, 2017
160 - 7 Steps to Breaking Through in Your Industry (Creative Philosophy Series)
00:55:04
The one constant is change. We all know this is true. This can be anxiety inducing when it comes to your creative career. Whether you’re just getting started or completely established, knowing the rules, trends and opportunities WILL change at some point in the future can be very scary. This means that nothing is more important than mastering the art of the breakthrough. As things change, if you’re able to continually break into new markets, you will always be able to grow with the times. In this episode, we talk about a solution for staying ahead of these changes, and it doesn’t involve being afraid all the time. I believe, if you master this one creative virtue, you can stay relevant for a lifetime. ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Make a Beautiful Website with Squarespace - Use Promo Code PEPTALK for 10% Off! https://www.squarespace.com/
Nov 28, 2017
159 - Tricks for Rising Above Anxiety with Andy Mineo
01:05:39
Anxiety is like kryptonite for creatives. Getting locked up in your head and second guessing every decision, can destroy your creative flow and therefore the quality of your work. Rapper Andy Mineo understands this on a personal level, and in this episode he shares his struggles and breakthrough work arounds for when you find yourself in the grip of crippling creative anxiety. This is an extremely special episode. Andy and I got on a roll and had some deep moments and a ton of fun as well. I’m extremely grateful for the time and vulnerability that Andy brought to this interview, and I know you’re going to love it!! ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Make a Beautiful Website with Squarespace - Use Promo Code PEPTALK for 10% Off! https://www.squarespace.com/
Nov 21, 2017
158 - The Lie that's Killing Your Creative Work (Philosophy Series Pt. 2)
00:53:11
I believe there are a lot of hurtful myths about creativity perpetuated by creative people. These lies keep us down and keep us from thriving. In this episode I want to expose one of these lies and replace it with what I think is a higher truth about creative work. Are you ever frustrated with the rollercoaster of being a creative person? One minute you’re making the best thing you ever made, the next minute you’re so aggravated with your work you’re thinking of becoming a postal worker? Obviously, creativity has it’s ups and downs, but I believe that if you have the right mindset, and approach your craft in this certain way, your creative work can be a source of ever deepening joy. ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Make a Beautiful Website with Squarespace - Use Promo Code PEPTALK for 10% Off! https://www.squarespace.com/
Nov 14, 2017
157 - How to Navigate Through Confusion (Creative Philosophy Series Pt. 1)
00:46:57
It’s so easy to feel lost on your creative career journey. It’s a complex path that can feel random and abstract. Nothing feels better than breaking out of this tough spot and into a moment of clarity and purpose. This episode kicks off our Creative Philosophy Series. This series is meant to help you find patterns in what seems like random static in your life, so that you can find clarity and make progress. ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Make a Beautiful Website with Squarespace - Use Promo Code PEPTALK for 10% Off! https://www.squarespace.com/
Nov 07, 2017
156 - The 3 Essential Ingredients of an Effective Side Project with Mary Kate McDevitt
00:42:41
We all know we need to be doing personal work, but what’s the trick to doing personal work that turns into paid work? In this episode I sit down with illustrator / letterer Mary Kate McDevitt and discuss this exact question. Mary Kate has several game changing personal projects under her belt, and she was kind enough to share some of her brilliance with us! If you don’t know Mary Kate’s lovely work, go check it out! marykatemcdevitt.com Instagram.com/marykatemcdevitt Go get Mary Kate's new book 'Everyday is EPIC" https://www.amazon.com/Every-Day-Epic-Daydreams-Creative/dp/0761189408 ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ----- Sponsors The team behind Astropad has a new hardware product available on Kickstarter called Luna Display. Luna Display adds second display capabilities to Astropad, but it’s also a great tool on it’s own for using your iPad as an extended desktop. It literally turns your iPad into a touch Mac. Check out their Kickstarter at lunadisplay.com.  This Creative Pep Talk episode is brought to you by Twenty20 - where creative minds get authentic, real-world stock photos. If you’re looking to tell a true story through your brand, to deliver an honest message to your audience on social medias, the photos you use will matter. Twenty20 has crowdsourced millions of photos from a community over 350,000 photographers - all available under a simple, royalty-free license. Today, they’re offering listeners of Creative Pep Talk a 5-photo free trial. To start yours right now, go to twenty20.com/cpt
Oct 31, 2017
155 - A 6 Point Survivor's Guide on How to Stabilize Your Creative Career
00:51:44
You gotta keep your head above water long enough to learn how to swim. You gotta survive long enough to thrive. In this episode I share practical tips that helped me stay in the game long enough to win a few!! If you’re tired of always waiting around for dream opportunities to land in your lap and you want to take control of your career now, this episode is for you! ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ----- Sponsors The team behind Astropad has a new hardware product available on Kickstarter called Luna Display. Luna Display adds second display capabilities to Astropad, but it’s also a great tool on it’s own for using your iPad as an extended desktop. It literally turns your iPad into a touch Mac. Check out their Kickstarter at lunadisplay.com.  This Creative Pep Talk episode is brought to you by Twenty20 - where creative minds get authentic, real-world stock photos. If you’re looking to tell a true story through your brand, to deliver an honest message to your audience on social medias, the photos you use will matter. Twenty20 has crowdsourced millions of photos from a community over 350,000 photographers - all available under a simple, royalty-free license. Today, they’re offering listeners of Creative Pep Talk a 5-photo free trial. To start yours right now, go to twenty20.com/cpt
Oct 24, 2017
154 - Discover Yourself & The Courage to Get Yourself Out There (Marketing Series Pt 5)
00:48:06
Marketing can be pretty gross and the idea of ‘personal brand’ can be marketing at it’s grossest! But it doesn’t have to be this way. In my experience, personal brand can be an outpouring of real inner work and self discovery if you approach it the right way. It’s no secret that ‘personal brand’ is a game changer for your creative success, but if you, like me, find the notion of personal brand to seem shallow, I challenge you to listen to this episode and see that this journey can be quite the opposite! Plus this episode is completely based on big chain pizza restaurant slogans… so you know it’s gonna be good. May your personal brand journey be as deep as a Chicago deep dish pizza pie! ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ----- Sponsors The team behind Astropad has a new hardware product available on Kickstarter called Luna Display. Luna Display adds second display capabilities to Astropad, but it’s also a great tool on it’s own for using your iPad as an extended desktop. It literally turns your iPad into a touch Mac. Check out their Kickstarter at lunadisplay.com.  Just for Creative Pep Talk listeners, Scout Books is offering 15% off any order including your own custom design. They'll even throw in a free notebook sample pack to fill with your dreams, doodles, and designs. Visit scoutbooks.com/creativepeptalk
Oct 17, 2017
153 - Making Shareworthy Work with Lauren Hom (Marketing Series Pt 4)
01:43:18
This episode is JAM PACKED with insight!! For those of you living under a rock, Lauren Hom is a designer and letterer best known for her side projects (like Daily Dishonesty) and being a nomadic creative freelancer, working while traveling the globe. In this episode Lauren GENEROUSLY shares her wealth of knowledge on getting started in your creative career, how to make work that people connect with and share, and general tips on marketing your work. http://www.homsweethom.com/ Instagram.com/homsweethom ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ----- Sponsors The team behind Astropad has a new hardware product available on Kickstarter called Luna Display. Luna Display adds second display capabilities to Astropad, but it’s also a great tool on it’s own for using your iPad as an extended desktop. It literally turns your iPad into a touch Mac. Check out their Kickstarter at lunadisplay.com.  Just for Creative Pep Talk listeners, Scout Books is offering 15% off any order including your own custom design. They'll even throw in a free notebook sample pack to fill with your dreams, doodles, and designs. Visit scoutbooks.com/creativepeptalk
Oct 10, 2017
152 - The Most Powerful Marketing Technique that’s Massively Underused (Marketing Series Pt 3)
00:56:54
Marketing can be so discouraging when you’re not focusing your efforts on what really works. In my experience there are only a few styles of marketing that really work today and one of them is ‘influencer marketing’. Influencer marketing is like 'word of mouth' on steroids. Now, if you can resist puking in your mouth at the sound of the word ‘influencer’, I think we can learn some things from this marketing style that will not only help us grow our creative careers but also do so in a way that is more positively human! ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ----- Sponsors The team behind Astropad has a new hardware product available on Kickstarter called Luna Display. Luna Display adds second display capabilities to Astropad, but it’s also a great tool on it’s own for using your iPad as an extended desktop. It literally turns your iPad into a touch Mac. Check out their Kickstarter at lunadisplay.com.  Just for Creative Pep Talk listeners, Scout Books is offering 15% off any order including your own custom design. They'll even throw in a free notebook sample pack to fill with your dreams, doodles, and designs. Visit scoutbooks.com/creativepeptalk
Oct 03, 2017
151 - The Most Powerful Tactic for Growing Your Creative Career (Marketing Series Pt 2)
00:57:17
These days, most creatives market their work with what we call ‘personal projects’, but often our personal projects don’t get the results we want. If your marketing efforts feel like playing the game Operation with giant BBQ grill tongs instead of precise effective tweezers, you have to listen to this episode. NOTHING has changed my career like understanding and properly utilizing content marketing. In this episode we will learn how to apply the principles of effective content marketing to our creative passion projects. ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ----- Sponsors The team behind Astropad has a new hardware product available on Kickstarter called Luna Display. Luna Display adds second display capabilities to Astropad, but it’s also a great tool on it’s own for using your iPad as an extended desktop. It literally turns your iPad into a touch Mac. Check out their Kickstarter at lunadisplay.com.  Just for Creative Pep Talk listeners, Scout Books is offering 15% off any order including your own custom design. They'll even throw in a free notebook sample pack to fill with your dreams, doodles, and designs. Visit scoutbooks.com/creativepeptalk
Sep 25, 2017
150 - The Marketing Method that I Built My Career On (Marketing Series Pt. 1)
00:33:24
Do you want to market your creative work, but you feel unsure how to do so effectively? Do you ignore marketing because you’re not really sure how to invest your time in a way that will actually turn into results? In this episode I share the process I’ve used to market my work over the past 8 years. These ideas were game changers for me. I’m convinced this process is one of the core contributors to the career breakthroughs I’ve had in my life and I’m super excited to share them with you! This episode is a segue from the Deep Dive series into a new series on Marketing. Stay tuned for more! ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ----- Sponsors The team behind Astropad has a new hardware product available on Kickstarter called Luna Display. Luna Display adds second display capabilities to Astropad, but it’s also a great tool on it’s own for using your iPad as an extended desktop. It literally turns your iPad into a touch Mac. Check out their Kickstarter at lunadisplay.com.  Make a Beautiful Website with Squarespace - Use Promo Code PEPTALK for 10% Off! https://www.squarespace.com/
Sep 19, 2017
149 - Stay Ahead of the Curve with The Heads of State
00:56:22
Staying relevant over the long haul is a concern of almost every designer I know. So how do you do it? What does it take? What better way to find out than to chat with someone (or in this case someones) who has actually done it? The design duo (now full studio) The Heads of State have had many lives. These guys cut their teeth in the early 2000s gig poster scene, transitioned to illustrators for the likes of The New York Times and now take on larger design projects as a full on design studio. In this interview I really wanted to pick their brains and find out what was it about them that enabled them to stay relevant over the past 15 years? And how do you navigate large transitions in your career? http://theheadsofstate.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theheadsofstate/ ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ----- Sponsors The team behind Astropad has a new hardware product available on Kickstarter called Luna Display. Luna Display adds second display capabilities to Astropad, but it’s also a great tool on it’s own for using your iPad as an extended desktop. It literally turns your iPad into a touch Mac. Check out their Kickstarter at lunadisplay.com.  Make a Beautiful Website with Squarespace - Use Promo Code PEPTALK for 10% Off! https://www.squarespace.com/
Sep 12, 2017
148 - An Easy Trick for Unlocking Your Most Successful Side Project (Deep Dive Series Pt 4)
00:38:28
We all know self-initiated work is essential for pushing forward in your creative career, but finding the discipline and dedication to make it happen can be pretty tough. This episode contains a strategy for unlocking the deep well of discipline and drive that you never knew you had, so that you can make a big splash in the creative world. ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ----- Sponsors The team behind Astropad has a new hardware product available on Kickstarter called Luna Display. Luna Display adds second display capabilities to Astropad, but it’s also a great tool on it’s own for using your iPad as an extended desktop. It literally turns your iPad into a touch Mac. Check out their Kickstarter at lunadisplay.com.  Make a Beautiful Website with Squarespace - Use Promo Code PEPTALK for 10% Off! https://www.squarespace.com/
Sep 06, 2017
147 - Don't Chase the Likes... (Dive Deep Series Pt 3)
00:37:21
It’s so easy to get caught up chasing likes and followers, but should you let these numbers guide your creative career? In this episode I don’t tell you to disregard social media feedback or tell you it’s irrelevant, but instead encourage you to shift your perspective and look for more helpful metrics. ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com ----- Sponsors The team behind Astropad has a new hardware product available on Kickstarter called Luna Display. Luna Display adds second display capabilities to Astropad, but it’s also a great tool on it’s own for using your iPad as an extended desktop. It literally turns your iPad into a touch Mac. Check out their Kickstarter at lunadisplay.com.  Make a Beautiful Website with Squarespace - Use Promo Code PEPTALK for 10% Off! https://www.squarespace.com/
Aug 30, 2017
146 - Get Super Psyched About Your Work (Even When Things Are Hard)(Dive Deep Series Pt 2)
00:52:26
Things feel a bit nuts in the world right now, right? Many creative people keep asking themselves this question: does my creativity even matter? In this episode, I want to help you tap into the meaning of your creativity and show you that when you do, it will change everything. ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com The team behind Astropad has a new hardware product available on Kickstarter called Luna Display. Luna Display adds second display capabilities to Astropad, but it’s also a great tool on it’s own for using your iPad as an extended desktop. It literally turns your iPad into a touch Mac. Check out their Kickstarter at lunadisplay.com. Make a Beautiful Website with Squarespace - Use Promo Code PEPTALK for 10% Off! https://www.squarespace.com/
Aug 21, 2017
145 - Meg Lewis on Your Purpose, Personal Brand & Where You Live
01:23:21
Super fun chat with my friend Meg Lewis! We covered a range of topics including some tips on unearthing your personal brand and your purpose in life. Big thanks to Danielle Evans for co hosting! :) ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Make a Beautiful Website with Squarespace - Use Promo Code PEPTALK for 10% Off! https://www.squarespace.com/
Aug 15, 2017
144 - You Are More (Dive Deep Series Pt 1)
00:58:21
If you’re only playing in the shallow waters of creativity, you’re only going to reap shallow rewards. In this episode we talk about the power of diving into the deep end of creativity, career and innovation. Tap into your full potential. ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Make a Beautiful Website with Squarespace - Use Promo Code PEPTALK for 10% Off! https://www.squarespace.com/
Aug 02, 2017
143 - Rogie King on ADHD, Faith & The Power of Combining Your Skills
01:23:58
Buckle up. This episode gets DEEP and it's chocked full of PASSION and ENERGY. This is two dudes cut from the same ADHD cloth. You've been warned! ;) Rogie very graciously shares his journey to becoming the Illustrator / Designer / Developer that he is today. We dive into ADHD and meds, the ups and downs of personal faith and how combining your unique skills can set you apart in the industry. If you are a hardcore Creative Pepperoni, this might just be your new favorite episode! ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Make a Beautiful Website with Squarespace - Use Promo Code PEPTALK for 10% Off! https://www.squarespace.com/
Jul 26, 2017
142 - Are You Using the Universe's Most Powerful Secret? (Part 6 of Creative Destiny Series)
00:45:23
Are you working hard on your creative work, with your head down, locked in your room, trying to make progress, but still unhappy about the pace of your growth? In this episode we talk about the one thing that has the potential to grow your work and your career unlike anything else. If you’re trying to build a creative career without this element, I don’t think you stand a chance! Resource: Austin Kleon - Scenius http://tumblr.austinkleon.com/post/111861449541 ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Make a Beautiful Website with Squarespace - Use Promo Code PEPTALK for 10% Off! https://www.squarespace.com/
Jul 18, 2017
141 - Are These Beliefs Holding You Back? (Part 5 of the Creative Destiny Series)
00:51:03
Do you have false beliefs about marketing that are keeping you from your full potential? Today on the show we identify the beliefs that are keeping you from selling your work properly and how to change your perspective, so that you can give your creative work the best chance to succeed. Resources: THE PSYCHOLOGY BEHIND WHY YOU SHARE CREATIVE CONTENT https://www.columnfivemedia.com/psychology-behind-share-creative-content To Sell is Human by Daniel Pink http://www.danpink.com/books/to-sell-is-human/ Jab Jab Jab Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk https://www.amazon.com/Jab-Right-Hook-Story-Social/dp/006227306X ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Make a Beautiful Website with Squarespace - Use Promo Code PEPTALK for 10% Off! https://www.squarespace.com/
Jul 11, 2017
140 - The Difference Between Hobby & Business(Part 4 of the Creative Destiny Series)
00:49:50
For creatives, nothing hurts more than lukewarm feedback. Up and down, Inconsistent, random praise or radio silence is even more maddening. In this episode, we’re digging deep to answer these questions: What’s at the heart of a thriving creative career? Or how do you steadily grow your audience over a lifetime? What's the key to going from creative hobby to creative business? ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Twenty20 - Stock Photos that don’t suck! Get your first 5 photos free at twenty20.com/cpt
Jul 04, 2017
139 - The Key to Making Authentic Work (Part 3 of the Creative Destiny Series)
00:40:43
If you’re not making a deep connection with your audience, you don’t stand a chance. The first step is having an authentic deep connection to your creative work. Easy right? Wrong. In theory it sounds so simple, but anyone who’s attempted to ‘put themselves onto the page’ so to speak, knows that this is trickier than it sounds. In this episode, I identify what I believe to be the key to making more authentic work. ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Twenty20 - Stock Photos that don’t suck! Get your first 5 photos free at twenty20.com/cpt
Jun 27, 2017
138 - How to Find Your Creative Superpower (Part 2 of the Creative Destiny Series)
01:06:51
I believe that your creative career doesn’t get super interesting until you find why you are super unique. But you can’t figure this out in an afternoon by starring in the mirror or taking a career aptitude test. The information you need is collected while on the journey of making stuff! In this episode we talk about what that journey looks like so that you can recognize the stages and maximize your results! This episode is part of our series on Creative Destiny AKA your creative career hero’s journey to reach your full potential. ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Twenty20 - Stock Photos that don’t suck! Get your first 5 photos free at twenty20.com/cpt
Jun 21, 2017
137 - How to Know if You're Going the Right Way (Part 1 of the Creative Destiny Series)
00:46:11
This episode is the definitive foundation of Creative Pep Talk and contains my favorite ideas at the heart of this show. This is your creative destiny compass. In this episode we answer the question: what are the signposts pointing to my CREATIVE DESTINY? How do I know which direction will take me to my full creative career potential. Should you keep going on the path you’re on or do you need to try something else? Is it about grit or should you be pivoting? Just keep swimming or fail fast and explore something new? My hope is that whenever you’re stuck asking these questions, this episode will be your guide. This episode is the first part of our series on Creative Destiny AKA your creative career hero’s journey to reach your full potential. ALSO this episode marks a brand new chapter for the show, with new album artwork to commemorate our first 1 million listens! ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Twenty20 - Stock Photos that don’t suck! Get your first 5 photos free at twenty20.com/cpt
Jun 14, 2017
136 - Debbie Millman and The Questions You Need to Ask Yourself
01:06:08
I am honored and privileged to have DEBBIE MILLMAN on the show! Debbie and I talk through some of the questions you need to ask yourself to help uncover your personal brand, clarify your goals and finally connect with what you really truly want for your life. If you don’t know Debbie is the host of THE design podcast Design Matters, for 20 years she was the President of the design division at Sterling Brands and co-founder of the graduate program in branding at SVA. This interview shook me up! I hope it does the same for you! http://www.debbiemillman.com/ Debbie’s interview with Tim Ferriss http://tim.blog/2017/01/12/how-to-design-a-life-debbie-millman/ Design Matters http://www.debbiemillman.com/designmatters/ ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast! www.alexsugg.com Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Twenty20 - Stock Photos that don’t suck! Get your first 5 photos free at twenty20.com/cpt
Jun 05, 2017
135 - How to Get Out of Creative Career Limbo
00:53:07
Get this episode art as a poster! http://www.creativepeptalk.com/shop/make-waves-11-x-14-poster Do you feel like you’ve been stuck in the same place in your creative career for far too long? In this episode we explore how to get through the desert AKA how to get out of the belly of the whale and into the next right season and take the next right step to fulfilling your creative career destiny! Oh yeah and it’s mostly about sandwiches too. ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Twenty20 - Stock Photos that don’t suck! Get your first 5 photos free at twenty20.com/cpt
May 30, 2017
134 - Illustrator Daniel Fishel's Top 5 Creative Career Lessons
01:06:55
Daniel Fishel is a top notch illustrator with the accolades to prove it: clients like The New York Times and The Washington Post, an MFA from SVA, and the 2016 Forbes Magazine 30 under 30 in Art / Style. But more importantly to me, he's a great dude with a heart to share what he's learned for the benefit of others. Daniel's put in real sweat equity and deep work to get where he is now, and he's never shy about sharing what's working for him. In this episode Daniel shares the top 5 things he considers essential to his journey, and I'm sure these things will help you on yours. Go follow Daniel's creative journey on Instagram: @o_fishel www.o-fishel.com ---- Get your pin and patch designs manufactured at thingmfg.co Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Twenty20 - Stock Photos that don’t suck! Get your first 5 photos free at twenty20.com/cpt
May 23, 2017
133 - The 3 Obstacles Blocking Your Creative Magic (and How To Move Through Them!)
01:00:59
When done right, creativity is like magic or even alchemy. If you know what you’re doing, you can turn a blank page into something truly valuable! In this episode we will explore what might be holding you back from making your own creative gold! And what better inspiration for finding creative magic, than the one and only Harry Potter? Let’s dive deep into the wizarding world to find our own sorcery. In other words, this episode could be called “Harry Potter and The Creative’s Stone” haha!! ---- Get your pin and patch designs manufactured at thingmfg.co Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Twenty20 - Stock Photos that don’t suck! Get your first 5 photos free at twenty20.com/cpt
May 16, 2017
132 - Lettering Legend Erik Marinovich
01:15:06
132 - Lettering Legend Erik Marinovich It is my honor and privilege to bring you an in depth interview with lettering legend Erik Marinovich. Erik is such an inspiration to me, both in life and art. He’s such a sweet guy and is also just INSANELY talented. This episode is jam packed with creative wisdom! A few of the topics we cover in this week’s episode: - Creative Community - Passion - Advice for Electricians - Curiosity - Insecurity - Raisin Farms! We also have background vocals provided by none other than my buddy Bob Ewing and my new friends Sean Tulgetske! Erik Marinovich http://www.erikmarinovich.com/ ---- Get your pin and patch designs manufactured at thingmfg.co Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Twenty20 - Stock Photos that don’t suck! Get your first 5 photos free at twenty20.com/cpt
May 09, 2017
131 - Find Your Roadmap
00:44:51
131 - Find Your Roadmap A creative career can feel like randomly stumbling in the dark. In this episode, I’ll tell you how you can find a model for success that can guide you into making the next right move for your creative business. If you're feeling lost in the dark, this episode can help you find your path. ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Twenty20 - Stock Photos that don’t suck! Get your first 5 photos free at twenty20.com/cpt
May 02, 2017
130 - Win in Business without Winning the Creative Lottery with These Are Things
01:05:29
Today I talk with pin and patch masterminds These Are Things. These Are Things is a partnership between Jen Adrion and Omar Noory. In this episode we talk through the rollercoaster of running your own business and how to build a sustainable business with blood, sweat and tears, rather than on pure luck. These Are Things just launched a new business to help YOU make your own Enamel Pins & Patches. If want to get into the pin and patch game, but don’t know where to start, look no further: http://thingmfg.co These Are Things https://thesearethings.com/ ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Twenty20 - Stock Photos that don’t suck! Get your first 5 photos free at twenty20.com/cpt
Apr 25, 2017
129 - How to Remedy Creative Burnout
00:53:55
What do you do when your creative spark goes out? What happens when you've lost the will to grind out that good side hustle? How do you recover and relight the fuse when you can't get out of bed, you can't see the point and you've lost your inspiration and excitement? In this week's episode I want to talk about a very real and recent encounter with my own burnout and how I relit that spark in a major way. --- Creative Pep Talk THE BOOK! creativepeptalk.com/shop/thebook ---- Creative Pep Rally - a day long workshop pizza party celebration with Andy J. Pizza and friends! Find out more: Creativepeptalk.com/cpr ---- Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Twenty20 - Stock Photos that don’t suck! Get your first 5 photos free at twenty20.com/cpt
Apr 17, 2017
128 - Solving Creative Block with 18 SUPER SPECIAL GUESTS!
00:54:32
I’m insanely excited to bring you this episode! This episode is jam packed with wisdom from 18 leading creative professionals. In fact, I’m just completely humbled to bring you these greats. This episode will give you tried and tested answers to this question: what do you do when you’re feeling discouraged in your creative work? I know you’re going to find these answers and insights extremely helpful, but even more so, I hope you just feel encouraged to hear these masters struggle with the same things you do! MASSIVE THANKS to these CPT friends for contributing to this episode and promoting the new CPT book. It’s a dream come true. The Guests: Aaron Draplin - http://draplin.com/ Meg Hunt - http://meghunt.com/ Dan Cassaro - http://www.youngjerks.com/ Little Friends of Printmaking - http://thelittlefriendsofprintmaking.com/ Chris Piascik - http://chrispiascik.com/ Stefan Sagmeister - http://sagmeisterwalsh.com/ Mary Kate McDevitt - http://marykatemcdevitt.com/ Nathaniel Russell - http://nathanielrussell.com/ Kate Bingaman Burt - http://www.katebingamanburt.com/ Chuck Anderson / No Pattern - http://www.nopattern.com/ Nate Utesch - http://nthnl.com/ Danielle Evans - https://marmaladebleue.com/ Darren Booth - http://darrenbooth.com/ Debbie Millman - http://www.debbiemillman.com/ Christopher David Ryan - https://hellocdr.com/ Sarah Walsh - sarahwalshmakesthings.com Tad Carpenter - http://carpentercollective.com/ Teagan White - http://www.teaganwhite.com/ Creative Pep Talk THE BOOK! creativepeptalk.com/shop/thebook ---- Creative Pep Rally - a day long workshop pizza party celebration with Andy J. Pizza and friends! Find out more: Creativepeptalk.com/cpr ---- Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Twenty20 - Stock Photos that don’t suck! Get your first 5 photos free at twenty20.com/cpt
Apr 03, 2017
127 - The Key to Unlocking Your Artistic Voice
00:40:38
127 - The Key to Unlocking Your Artistic Voice Finding your unique artistic voice might just be the key to creative career success. So what’s the key to finding it? In this episode we talk about the key mindset shift that helps put you on the road to finding your voice, with a systematic, step by step process. Creative Pep Talk THE BOOK! creativepeptalk.com/shop/thebook Creative Pep Rally - a day long workshop pizza party celebration with Andy J. Pizza and friends! Find out more: Creativepeptalk.com/cpr Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk
Mar 27, 2017
126 - How to Make Big Career Changes When You Have Little Time
00:42:17
You ever have those moments when you look around at your life and wonder how you got there? Do you try to silence that little whisper in your mind that says ‘this is not what you’re supposed to be doing with your life!’? In this episode we talk about embracing that voice and taking action. Life is too short to play it safe and live a life you’re not proud of. Find the secret stash of time and energy you're wasting and maximize it for the career change you want to make. Creative Pep Talk THE BOOK! creativepeptalk.com/shop/thebook Creative Pep Rally - a day long workshop pizza party celebration with Andy J. Pizza and friends! Find out more: Creativepeptalk.com/cpr Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Twenty20 - Stock Photos that don’t suck! Get your first 5 photos free at twenty20.com/cpt
Mar 21, 2017
125 - Keep Growing with Danielle Evans
01:00:26
TODAY IS A VERY SPECIAL DAY!!! TWO MASSIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS: 1 - Creative Pep Talk THE BOOK! creativepeptalk.com/shop/thebook AND 2 - Creative Pep Rally - a day long workshop pizza party celebration with Andy J. Pizza and friends! Find out more: Creativepeptalk.com/cpr Dimensional lettering artist Danielle Evans is helping me make this event happen, so I thought what better way to announce it than with a special conversation with her! This is a shop talk / real talk episode. In this episode we talk about how to find your voice, developing your craft and what to do when you’ve achieved some of your goals but still feel like there’s a long way to go. Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Twenty20 - Stock Photos that don’t suck! Get your first 5 photos free at twenty20.com/cpt
Mar 15, 2017
124 - The New Path to a Satisfying Career
00:42:43
124 - The New Path to a Satisfying Career The only people I know who are truly satisfied with their career are those who are willing to build something completely custom made. Embracing your career as the ultimate creative project can be a powerful and liberating perspective shift, and in this episode, I’m going to explain the step by step process I use to approach my career in a creative manner. Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Twenty20 - Stock Photos that don’t suck! Get your first 5 photos free at twenty20.com/cpt
Mar 08, 2017
123 - 25 Ways to Stand Out
01:00:20
I don’t have to tell you that it’s NOISY out there and it’s never been tougher to stand out from the crowd. In this episode I’ll share 25 ideas that you can use to make a ruckus and get noticed! Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk
Feb 27, 2017
122 - How to Build Sustainable Income & Thrive!
00:39:35
Making a good living, making great art is my definition of success. In this episode, I give you practical tips on how to stimulate a thriving ecosystem of creative money making. Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Twenty20 - Stock Photos that don’t suck! Get your first 5 photos free at twenty20.com/cpt
Feb 21, 2017
121 - Make Space for Creativity with Kate Bingaman-Burt
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121 - Making Space for Creativity with Kate Bingaman-Burt Today on the show we have creative sensation KATE BINGAMAN-BURT! Get ready to GET ULTRA PEPPED and learn from one of the most creatively wise humans I know! http://www.katebingamanburt.com/ https://www.instagram.com/katebingburt Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk
Feb 15, 2017
120 - Give Your Art a Makeover
00:34:52
120 - Give Your Art a Makeover Did you ever see that 90s film ‘She’s All That’? Well let’s do that but for your creative portfolio! It’s time to take the glasses off! :D I will both be speaking at this year’s Midwest Craft Con, Feb 10-12. Pep talk listeners will get a 20% discount with promo code PEP https://midwestcraftcon.com/ Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk
Feb 09, 2017
119 - Why There's No Excuse
00:39:27
This episode is a brand new live talk that I did for the AAF chapter in Baton Rouge. If there’s a paved road to where you’d like to go, the connection has already been made and the opportunity for creativity is already gone. There’s always an excuse not to do the work you’re here to do, there’s always an obstacle, and in this episode I suppose that maybe that’s not such a bad thing? Had such a blast going down to the South for this talk, thanks Baton Rouge for having me! I will both be speaking at this year’s Midwest Craft Con, Feb 10-12. Pep talk listeners will get a 20% discount with promo code PEP https://midwestcraftcon.com/ Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Check out their new EP http://metavari.com/ Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk
Feb 01, 2017
118 - Finding Your Flow with Yao Cheng
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118 - Finding Your Flow with Yao Cheng I recently had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with the wonderful Yao Cheng! Yao is a watercolor artist and designer based in Columbus, Ohio. While she has been painting and drawing since the age of 5, her introduction to watercolor really began a few years ago while exploring new painting techniques. With this medium, the connection was immediate and it has since defined her painting style and marked the beginning for Yao Cheng Design! We talk about starting your own business, Yao’s artistic breakthroughs and what it feels like when you’ve found your flow. Yao and I will both be speaking at this year’s Midwest Craft Con, Feb 10-12. Pep talk listeners will get a 20% discount with promo code PEP https://midwestcraftcon.com/ http://www.yaochengdesign.com/ Get your “Let’s Do This” - Goal Notebook here: http://www.creativepeptalk.com/shop/scout-books-lets-do-this-goal-notebook Sign up to my online course, the CPT MFBA here: creativepeptalk.com/mfba Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. They have a phenomenal new single!! It's called Proactive Evolution and it's SO GOOD. Go check it out! Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk
Jan 24, 2017
117 - Powerful Goal Setting
00:44:20
The way you approach goal setting can have a tremendous effect on whether you actually achieve them. In this episode, I share a recent a breakthrough in my approach to goal setting that’s been extremely reenergizing in my everyday life. Get your “Let’s Do This” - Goal Notebook here: http://www.creativepeptalk.com/shop/scout-books-lets-do-this-goal-notebook Sign up to my online course, the CPT MFBA here: creativepeptalk.com/mfba Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. They have a phenomenal new single!! It's called Proactive Evolution and it's SO GOOD. Go check it out! Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Audible Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Get a free audiobook with a free 30 day trial at audible.com/peptalk.
Jan 18, 2017
116 - Unlock Your True Potential
00:49:32
This episode is about giving space to that small whisper in your life that tells you there’s a reason for your existence. Tapping into this purpose unleashes a well of creative energy like nothing else can! Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk
Jan 12, 2017
115 - How to Get Super Motivated for 2017
00:31:33
115 - How to Get Super Motivated for 2017 Have you had a hard time getting motivated for 2017? Honestly, I’ve struggled too, but I’ve found some ideas that have really helped me. In this episode we explore the power of dreaming up a compelling future and how that can transform today’s motivation. Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Scout Books - Save 15% on your order and get a FREE 3-pack! at scoutbooks.com/creativepeptalk
Jan 03, 2017
114 - 9 Ways to Make 2018 Your Best Year Yet
00:52:18
No that title is not a typo. In this episode we dream big about what an ideal January 1st 2018 would look like, so we can spend a year working hard to get there. I've found I ride the wave that I created the year before. This episode contains 9 of the most effective principles I use for making the most explosive changes to your creative career. Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Scout Books - Save 15% on your order and get a FREE 3-pack! at scoutbooks.com/creativepeptalk
Dec 20, 2016
113 - Why Your Marketing Isn't Working
00:40:00
It’s very easy to feel hopeless in your marketing. Here’s why: if you think marketing starts when you go to tell people about your work, you’re doing it wrong. It’s not just what you say, it’s how you say it! In this episode we take a deeper, more comprehensive view of marketing that starts before you make any artwork at all! Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Scout Books - Save 15% on your order and get a FREE 3-pack! at scoutbooks.com/creativepeptalk
Dec 05, 2016
112 - Quit Hiding!
00:51:28
Who run the world? TROLLS. No I’m not talking about Donald Trump… In this weeks episode we get real. What’s stoping you from making authentic work? How can you overcome these hurdles and truly connect with your audience? Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Scout Books - Save 15% on your order and get a FREE 3-pack! at scoutbooks.com/creativepeptalk
Nov 28, 2016
111 - Quit Pursuing Other People's Dreams with Chase Jarvis
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Today we have world renowned photographer and founder of Creative Live, Chase Jarvis! Chase shares his story and the personal breakthroughs that helped become the entrepreneur that he is today. Save 25% of a class at Creative Live: creativelive.com/pep Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Scout Books - Save 15% on your order and get a FREE 3-pack! at scoutbooks.com/creativepeptalk
Nov 22, 2016
110 - How to Know What to Make
00:46:20
In this episode we discuss how to know what work YOU should be making. I share my process of gathering ideas and how I’ve determined the type of content I’d like to feature in my work. This isn’t just about personal work. Yes it may start there, but that personal work will lead to the type of clients you get too. This is why it’s so important to dig deep and get clear on what you want your work to be about. Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Scout Books - Save 15% on your order and get a FREE 3-pack! at scoutbooks.com/creativepeptalk
Nov 15, 2016
109 - From Despair to Hope
00:14:37
A quick message of hope for the day after.
Nov 09, 2016
108 - What Clients Want
00:37:26
Here’s a little known fact: clients are people too! In this episode we look at the big picture and identify the 4 things that I believe are essential for building great client relationships AND I speak with real life ‘clients’! AKA Senior Art Director at TIME Magazine, Martin Gee, Nautilus Art Director Len Small and NPR Art Director LA Johnson about what they really want from their artists. Martin Gee http://www.ohmgee.com/ Len Small http://www.lensmalldesign.com/ LA Johnson http://www.thelajohnson.com/ Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk
Nov 02, 2016
107 - How to Trick Yourself into Creative Career Success
00:46:35
Ya ever heard of the phrase ‘the diet starts tomorrow’? Well what about ‘my creative career starts tomorrow’? In today’s episode I’m going to teach you how to lose 65 pounds… JUST KIDDING! KIND OF! HAHA, I mean I’m going to tell you about the tips and tricks that lead to the mindset that helped me finally lose weight… and see if this translates to your creative career! (SPOILER ALERT: it does!) Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk
Oct 19, 2016
106 - Navigating Transition w/ Tad Carpenter, Tuesday Bassen & Alex Medina LIVE @ Creative Works
01:02:09
Today we have an absolute DOOZY of a show! A live recorded podcast from Creative Works where I interview three of my favorite people! We all have to navigate tricky transitions in our careers and in this episode we look into going from solo freelancer to a full studio, moving across the country, and leaving a full time gig for the freelance life. Thank you all so much for taking part! Tad Carpenter & Carpenter Collective http://carpentercollective.com/ Tuesday Bassen http://tuesdaybassen.com/ Alex Medina http://alexmedina.co/ Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk
Oct 14, 2016
105 - 10 Ways to Kick Self Doubt Right in the BOOTY!
00:45:50
Today we talk about taking self doubt and how to kick his or her booty. Do not let self doubt kill your creativity! Thanks to Yoni Wolf and his band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk
Oct 05, 2016
104 - Gemma Correll on Anxiety, Humor & Pugs
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104 - Gemma Correll on Anxiety, Humor & Pugs! The one and only Gemma Correll! Gemma is a British Illustrator now living in Oakland, CA. Gemma is hilarious and insightful. We talk about anxiety, finding your voice, what it’s like to have very visible work online and of course… PUGS! Show Notes: Gemma Correll http://www.gemmacorrell.com/ Thanks to Yoni Wolf and his band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! This image was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk
Sep 27, 2016
103 - Harness the Power of Personal Brand w/o Becoming a Soulless Wormy Thing like on Little Mermaid
00:58:46
Here's my theory: the difference between the successful and the ULTRA successful is personal brand. Then why are we so grossed out by it? In this episode we talk about why you should embrace your personal brand and how you can do so without losing your soul. We also cover what a personal brand is and how you can develop yours. WE ALSO HAVE SUPER SPECIAL GUEST, THE ONE, THE ONLY! MEG LEWIS! Meg is an amazing designer who knows a few things about this topic. Here's my theory: the difference between the successful and the ULTRA successful is personal brand. Then why are we so grossed out by it? In this episode we talk about why you should embrace your personal brand and how you can do so without losing your soul. We also cover what a personal brand is and how you can develop yours. WE ALSO HAVE SUPER SPECIAL GUEST, THE ONE, THE ONLY! MEG LEWIS! Meg is an amazing designer who knows a few things about this topic. Show Notes: Meg Lewis http://butt.guru Thanks to Yoni Wolf and his band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! @metavari
Sep 20, 2016
102 - Ghostshrimp, Original Background Designer for Adventure Time
01:07:52
Ghostshrimp X CPT! What more could you ask for??! Ghostshrimp AKA Dan Bandit AKA the original background designer for Adventure Time. This guy created Finn and Jake's Tree Fort for goodness sake!! Dan brings so much wisdom in this episode, buckle up and get ready to take notes! We talk about creating new experiences to influence your art, his Ghostscout Training Camp and more! http://www.ghostshrimpglobal.com/ http://www.ghostshrimpglobal.com/training-camp-c13en Thanks to Yoni Wolf and his band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! www.soundcloud.com/metavari
Sep 13, 2016
101 - How to Prove Your Creative Genius
01:06:16
101 - How to Prove Your Creative Genius We'd all love to have the creative fairy godmother grant us overnight success, but while you wait, why not stack the deck in your favor? In this episode we talk about how to prove yourself as a 'creative genius'. BONUS Interview at the end with Joey Ellis, Luke Flowers and Seth Worley! Show Notes Caught / turn yourself Basquiat secret genius As a creative progressional you are incompetent until proven genius. Once your lucky, twice your good? Once your lucky, twice your lucky, three times meh. Seth Godin / Pick Yourself Stack the deck 1. Commit the Crime - Make the Work Walk the walk Good will hunting Non creatives Ben Affleck Examples value proof - Editorial sell magazines - Logo designer / start pro company / field notes - Kids book author / kickstart - Soundtrack short film - CPT strategic content 2. Evidence - Metrics Mike birbiglia - rotten tomatoes Qualitative Not lottery, paycheck - social media, pick one / two max Sales / listens 3. Witnesses - Relationships Quantitative - Ira Glass Nothing's changed. SpongeBob. Vouch. Build relationships : ppl still want to know you Pitchfork Be you - hang out 4. Testify - Start reaching out. Light the fuse. Avoid bottle neck / Pixar Shane snow John lennon Provide value where it's needed first Verdict hide subjectivity. Take the test Easy to heckle / critique Open mic vs audition Steve Martin quote. www.patreon.com/creativepeptalk Joey Ellis http://www.joeyellis.com/#/new-gallery-3/ Luke Flowers http://www.lukeflowerscreative.com/ Seth Worley http://www.sethworley.com/ Astropad App http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and his band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! www.soundcloud.com/metavari Jayro Design jayrodesign.com/ Jayro Music www.soundcloud.com/jayrodesign
Sep 07, 2016