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54 minutes | Apr 26, 2020
34: Haley Tippmann – Embracing Digital Tools
I chat with illustrator Haley Tippmann about her expressive observational approach to illustration, finding community on Instagram and tips to use Procreate.
61 minutes | Apr 13, 2020
33: Brian Blomerth - Following the 50/50 Rule
In this episode, I chat with illustrator and cartoonist Brian Blomerth about his career drawing weird dog-human hybrids, his experience finishing his first full-length graphic novel and his general approach to creativity.
95 minutes | Mar 30, 2020
32: Nicki Field – What You Put Out There Is What You Get Back
I chat with Nicki Field, head of illustration at the illustration agency and animation production company Jelly London about the business of illustration and what she looks for in illustrators.
70 minutes | Mar 9, 2020
31: Nolan Pelletier – Keep Shaking the Tree
I chat with illustrator and designer Nolan Pelletier about collecting art and ephemera, meeting your illustration heroes and developing your voice as an illustrator.
71 minutes | Feb 23, 2020
30: Melanie Lambrick – Follow Your Gut and Trust Yourself
I chat with illustrator and designer Melanie Lambrick about voice, style and her experience transitioning from full-time employment to freelance illustration.
85 minutes | Feb 9, 2020
29: Armando Veve – Everyday Is a New Opportunity to Get Better at the Craft
I talk with illustrator Armando Veve about his path, how he found his place as an illustrator and his process for creating his incredibly detailed illustrations.
70 minutes | Jan 26, 2020
28: Eleanor Taylor – Keep Your Mind Open and Push Your Work Forward
In this episode, I talk with illustrator and artist Eleanor Taylor about her creative journey and her experiences working as an illustrator for magazines and book publishers.
77 minutes | Jan 12, 2020
27: George Wylesol – Do Work that Makes You Happy
In this episode, I talk with illustrator and artist George Wylesol about his path, his work and the advice he gives his illustration students.
79 minutes | Nov 24, 2019
26: Daniel Ramirez Perez – The Hardest Thing Is to Start
In this episode, I chat with illustrator, creative director, and designer Daniel Ramirez Perez about his path from being an art director working at big ad agencies to becoming a full-time freelance illustrator.
99 minutes | Nov 11, 2019
25: Robin Davey – Success and Breaking Through Self-Doubt
In this episode, I talk with animator and illustrator Robin Davey about his long and successful career as a freelance animator, how he deals with self-doubt and how he continues to learn new skills.
76 minutes | Nov 4, 2019
24: Laurie Rowan - Take Charge of Your Creative Career
In this episode, I chat with the animator, director and illustrator Laurie Rowan about his wonderfully addictive animations and how he got to where he is now.
96 minutes | Oct 20, 2019
23: Matthew LeBaron - An Insider's Guide to the Business of Illustration
In this episode, I talk with agent and founder of Much Creative Matthew LeBaron about his experiences and lessons learned from representing artists for over a decade.
95 minutes | Oct 13, 2019
22: Cathal Duane - How to Make It as a Freelance Illustrator
In this episode, I talk with illustrator Cathal Duane about freelance life, setting realistic expectations and the importance of understanding the business side of freelance illustration.
77 minutes | Oct 6, 2019
21: Thomas Danthony - Push Yourself and Deliver Your Best Work on Every Project
In this episode, I chat with illustrator and commercial artist Thomas Danthony about his creative career path, his beautifully pared-down work and his creative process.
90 minutes | Sep 29, 2019
20: Clay Hickson - Keep Busy and Enjoy the Process
In this episode, I chat with Clay Hickson, an illustrator and the founder of Tan & Loose Press and The Smudge. We talk about Clay's path to illustration, why he keeps busy with many personal and side projects and how he works and gets inspired.
97 minutes | Sep 15, 2019
19: Party of One - Cathartic Art and the Power of Personal Projects
In this episode, I talk with designers Melissa Deckert and Nicole Licht of Party of One studio about how they started collaborating, how they used personal projects to their advantage and how they create sets and props for photo-illustrations.
80 minutes | Sep 8, 2019
18: Elena Xausa -Drawing Symbols and the Universal Language of Illustration
In this episode, I talk with italian illustrator Elena Xausa about her experience drawing for publications like the New Yorker and the ebbs and flows of freelance life.
99 minutes | Sep 1, 2019
17: Hedof - Building a Thriving Career Around Your Interests
In this episode, I talk with Dutch illustrator Rick Berkelmans AKA Hedof about his amazing career as a commercial illustrator, how he got to where he is now, and what he's learned along the way.
23 minutes | Aug 25, 2019
16: How to Create A Portfolio that Gets You Work - A Strategic Approach
In this episode, I share a strategic approach for creating a portfolio that gets you clients and attention. I answer questions like how much work should I have in my portfolio, what type of portfolio builder should I use,when should I start building a portfolio and much more.
91 minutes | Aug 11, 2019
15: Peter Gamlen - Overcoming Creative Doubts and Growing as an Illustrator
I talk with illustrator Peter Gamlen about what he's learned in his 8 years as a freelance illustrator, how to overcome creative crises and how to grow as an artist.
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