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Per Our Last Email
69 minutes | Jan 22, 2022
Not For Me ft. Kelly Robyn
This week, we’re digging into all things creative freelancing with Kelly Robyn of K+C Collective over some deliiiightful Old Fashioneds that we’ve named “Make It Work” in honor of #icon Tim Gunn. Kelly is a serial entrepreneur and does alllll the things in her career, which is so fun — and quite similar to the roster of things we dig into over here at Weekend Creative. In fact, she got into the freelancing life with advice from her mom, who told her to create many paths… and it’s led her down LOTS of ‘em. In this episode, we’re diving deep into the journey that’s freelancing and entrepreneurship, talking about everything from the importance of rest and why it’s so important to *actually* step back, all the way to the client that inspired an intense refund clause in her contracts and owning her introvertedness in a creative career. So, fellow freelancers… ya ready? As Tim Gunn says, let’s “make it work.” 🤩 Send your most audacious stories, thoughts, highs and lows to perourlastemail.com.Forever accepting memes, gifs and stress-relieving videos via Instagram, too.Follow Kelly at @kellyrobyn.co and check out her website at kellyrobyn.coFollow us on Instagram: @perourlastemail @weekendcreative
107 minutes | Jan 18, 2022
A Whole Mess ft. Vortic Studio
This week, we’re chatting with Zaid & Carolina of Vortic Studio over strong Negronis that we’ve aptly named “Not Your Employee.” …because, like. Can we all agree that we don’t wanna be our clients’ employees? Thx, but no thx. They create vibrant and beautiful work that genuinely, genuinely put a smile on our faces, and they’re basically our freelance soul twins, because they met in college just like we did! In this pod, we got to dive deep into all things partnership + entrepreneurship, and it was so fun to talk about freelance life with another dynamic duo. In this episode, we’re talking allllllll the things, from red flags and weirdly intense contracts (hence the name of this week’s cocktail) all the way to hot mess express clients, and it’s just as hilarious as it is insightful. Alright, friends — strong drink in hand? Yeah? Let’s dig in!Submit your stories and questions at perourlastemail.com, and we’ll do our best to read them as ridiculously as possible.Follow Carolina and Zaid on IG at @vorticstudio and check out their website at vorticstudio.comFollow us on Instagram: @perourlastemail @weekendcreative
87 minutes | Jan 10, 2022
In ANY Capacity ft. Jen Thompson of Cashmere & Cocktails
It’s officially 2022, and we’re welcoming in the new year with Jen Thompson of Cashmere & Cocktails over *strong* cocktails, because, well… duh. And, because we love a good connection point, this cocktail is called Long Nights, which is a good reminder that, um, long nights sometimes require a strong pour. No shame. Jen is a longtime listener of the pod (she says she catfished us into having her on, but we just really like her :) ), and is a food photographer and content creator based in New Brunswick. When she’s not developing rich, indulgent dishes and cocktails, she’s cracking us all up — in fact, she’s responsible for the ~infamous spoon spiel reel~ that still makes us snort. Is there anything better than someone who is funny as hell AND makes good cocktails? No. In this ep, we dove in deep to tons of things, as usj. From the coining of the term “freelance fetus” and free product exchange services (eek!) to truly laughable rate offerings and a phase where ~adult toy companies~ kept reaching out to her for reviews — to which Jen said “I make cupcakes…. I specialize in cookies” 😂 — this is genuinely such a fun, hilarious way to start the new year. You ready? Pour yourself a strong one, and let’s get this year started on the right foot. Send your most audacious stories, thoughts, highs and lows to perourlastemail.com.Forever accepting memes, gifs and stress-relieving videos via Instagram, too. Follow Jen at @cashmereandcocktailsblog and check out her website at cashmereandcocktails.comCheck out the infamous reel: The Spoon Spiel ReelFollow us on Instagram: @perourlastemail @weekendcreative
103 minutes | Dec 20, 2021
I Gave Him A Hug ft. Anna McNaught
We have a full-circle moment this week to celebrate our 75th episode! We got to hang out with Anna McNaught over a delightful mulled wine cocktail called “Mulling It Over” (thanks Mushaboom Studio) and talk #allthethings — and, for those of you who might not remember, Anna was actually who we started Per Our Last Email with forever ago! 🎙Anna is a digital artist, photographer, and graphic designer AND the coolest traveler… ever. Her and her husband run a travel biz called Leave the Map where they create content for tourism boards and outdoor brands, *and* they just bought their first home after spending the last few years living the ~nomad life~ in a traveling van. 🚌Casual. In this episode we talked about everything under the sun, including our (not-so-nice) thoughts about the IG algorithm and the weird AF Meta rebrand situation. Quite the rant, you know?! We got into Anna’s journey into freelancing, talking about her first freelance graphic design project — which was a v uncomfy experience, all for a $50 (yes, $50) project she didn’t even get paid for — and the time she accidentally interviewed for an escort service. Yes. You read that right. 😬And, we end the episode talking about how incredibly important it really and truly is to be gentle with ourselves and to allow ourselves to take breaks. We loved it when she said, “we have our entire lives to work on these things that we’re passionate about.” Alright, pals — let’s do this! 👏Round 75, on deck. Send us your stories already. You know the ones we want to hear 👀 Head on over to perourlastemail.com!Follow Anna at @annamcnaughty and check out her website at annamcnaught.comCheck out her travel business: Leave The MapShop her granddad's prints: Harry McNaught ArtView the OG Adobe Live Streams: Part 1 and Part 2Follow us on Instagram: @perourlastemail @weekendcreative
65 minutes | Dec 12, 2021
Um... No... ft. Lindsay Ernst of Ink + Ellie
Lindsay Ernst of Ink + Ellie came to hang out with us on this week’s episode of the pod — over a v delicious, pregnancy-friendly cocktail that we named “Give Me a Break,” of course — and it was the most delightful, Dunder Mifflin-esque kinda ep. Lindsay is a visual branding, packaging, and website designer in the Bay Area, and we’re infatuated. See, here’s the thing: you guys KNOW we love The Office, and we actually met Lindsay when Elle hosted her on Adobe Live while she rebranded Serenity by Jan. Hooked. From the start. ~”I just come in here, and I SMELL MY CANDLES.”~ (Anyone? Plz? Andy and Jim, do you wanna invest in Per Our Last Email?! We’re way more level headed than Jan Levinson, promise.) In this episode we talked about everything from The Office (duh) and client red flags to a v unique request she got from a client…. i.e., to Photoshop… Halle Berry’s head… on a stock image. Oh, the freelance life, you guys. What. A. Trip. Plus, Lindsey left us some really, really good insights on growing when you want to, instead of feeling like you need to. She said, “you can stay small and still live a really fulfilled design life,” and it really connected. You ready to jump in? Let’s go. Send your most audacious stories, thoughts, highs and lows to perourlastemail.com.Follow Lindsay on IG at @inkandelliedesign and check out her site at inkandellie.comWatch her Adobe Livestreams here: Day 1 and Day 2Follow us on Instagram: @perourlastemail @weekendcreative
87 minutes | Dec 6, 2021
My Final Text ft. Steven Lee
Steven Lee joined us on this week’s episode — over heavily poured tinto de veranos — and we can’t wait for you to pop this goodness into your earbuds. Steven is a freelance fashion & commercial photographer based in LA, and his colorful style is a freakin’ dream. (Add on the fact that he’s a longtime listener of Per Our Last Email, and, like… we’re obsessed 🤷♀️) He also has an on-point reels game (we die at this one 😂 DO IT. DO IT THEN.), and he’s hilarious. Truly, our cheeks all hurt from laughing at the end of the recording, which is how you know it’s a good one. We dove deep in this episode into all of the things and then some, from his plans to take a creative sabbatical and his first ever NYFW experience to his not-so-great photography experiences, like when a fashion brand decided not to pay him because they thought it was a ~collaboration.~ K. But, anyways, onto the good stuff! You ready?!Send us your stories already. You know the ones we want to hear 👀 Head on over to perourlastemail.com!Follow Steven on IG at @stevenoclock and check out his website at stevenoclock.comCheck out his Tik Tok page: @stevenoclockFollow us on Instagram: @perourlastemail @weekendcreative
45 minutes | Nov 29, 2021
About A Week Ago
We laughed, we screamed, we did it all. 😅If you want to to hear an episode that is so Monday it hurts, then buckle up!*Caution: Laughs Ahead* 🚧In today’s stories episode, we've got...💾 An ironic tale from a listener who lost their files a week after listening to the last stories' episode 🤭 scams involving someone's daughter's birthday party (wtf!)🙅 emotionally draining inquiries👏 KYV and PYP (you'll have to listen to find out)Run, don't walk! 🏃🎙Send your most audacious stories, thoughts, highs and lows to perourlastemail.com.Forever accepting memes, gifs and stress-relieving videos via IG, too. Find us at @perourlastemail @weekendcreative!
62 minutes | Nov 23, 2021
You're Mental (Freelancing Females WDC 2021)
Is it even a Per Our Last Email episode if we don't quote The Office at least once? 😅Today's episode looks a bit different and that's because we're OOO.That's right. We are OUT OF OFFICE and we don't even feel bad about it.With that being said, we didn't want to leave you high and dry this week so we're sharing our *very special* segment on mission, vision, values, and niche that we presented at the 2021 Freelancing Females Women's Day Conference. 🎤We hope you enjoy our v *professional* presenting voices. So tune in if you know what's good for ya! 🎙Send us your stories already. You know the ones we want to hear 👀 Head on over to perourlastemail.com!Forever accepting memes, gifs and stress-relieving videos via IG, too. Find us at @perourlastemail @weekendcreative!
110 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
I've Been The Cousin ft. Mango y Maria of Color for Breakfast
Let's be real... Maria Martinez didn't choose the pug life. The pug life chose her. 😎We had the chance to speak with everyone’s favorite dog photographer about all things freelancing including but not limited to...🎨 Maria's colorful journey into product photography🐶 how she was able to mix two of her biggest passions😯 her experience with crazy dog moms AKA momagers💭 "I HAVE BEEN THE COUSIN"🖥 cringey Photoshop requests✏️ And her top freelancing tips!It's a good one ya'll so tune in. 🎙You know you’re sitting on a good story that you’re just dying to share. Send it into perourlastemail.com. Submit the story now, deal with your conscience later.Follow Maria (y Mango) on IG at @mariaymango @colorforbreakfast and check out her website at colorforbreakfast.comLearn more about Noodle the 13-year-old pug: Bones or No Bones?Follow us on Instagram: @perourlastemail @weekendcreative
70 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
We Can Pay You In Chipotle Burritos
Don't worry guys, we're not pulling an Irish exit on our podcast even though that's the name of our coffee cocktail. 😅 In today’s stories episode, we've got...🚩 a story with allll the red flags (is it Christmas already?)🛥 "it must be easy to find a boat to borrow near you.."💾 a memory card that snapped in half (NOOO!)😬 what happens when a shoot accidentally turns into a date...🌯 chipotle burritos as payment✨a mishap involving beavers and metallic labels Time to listen in! 😎Send your most audacious stories, thoughts, highs and lows to perourlastemail.com.Forever accepting memes, gifs and stress-relieving videos via IG, too. Find us at @perourlastemail @weekendcreative!
66 minutes | Nov 4, 2021
Huh ft. Weekend Creative on The Hectic Podcast
Now we know what it's like to be the victim of an awkward podcast introduction.Oh how the turn tables. 😅 Today's episode might sound a little different and that's because we got to be guests on The Hectic Podcast and honestly, we just wanted to grace your ears with host Darryl Kelly's perfect podcast voice. You'll get to hear about...*our approach to productivity*the most annoying thing we find about each other in our business lives*Weekend Creative's backstory*how Per Our Last Email came to be*our secret weapon for successYou know you want to listen! 😎Send us your stories already. You know the ones we want to hear 👀 Head on over to perourlastemail.com!Follow Hectic at @hectic_app and check out their site at hecticapp.comListen to their freelance podcast: The Hectic PodcastRead our blog post: Working With A PartnerFollow us on Instagram: @perourlastemail @weekendcreative
72 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
I Got Sued ft. Claire Wasserman of Ladies Get Paid
Imagine starting a company that works toward advancing women's careers and then getting sued for gender discrimination...I know... we can't even begin to and yet it DEFINITELY happened. 😑 In today's episode, we had the honor of chatting with none other than Claire Wasserman, founder and author of Ladies Get Paid. 👏To hear all about Claire's wild legal battle, her journey in starting LGP, what it was like to write a book, and her best advice for new freelancers looking to gain confidence with their pricing, just listen in! 🎙Send us your stories already. You know the ones we want to hear 👀 Head on over to perourlastemail.com!Follow Claire on IG at @clairegetspaid @ladiesgetpaid and check out her website at clairewasserman.comCheck out her educational platform: Ladies Get PaidTake a peek at her past campaign: Ladies Get SuedFollow us on Instagram: @perourlastemail @weekendcreative
87 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
Ninja-ing (Live on Bright)
Pumpkin cocktails, podcast technical difficulties, ninja storytelling, and Professor McGonagall impressions.That's right... you're looking at a recipe for a truly wild episode and it was alllll recorded live on Bright.Yes, someone on their team *actually* considered us for their platform having zero idea what they signed up for. 😅In today's stories episode, you'll hear things like...*why you shouldn't open your eyes for $300 projects (or free makeup 💄) *fast-talking marketing "bros" that are up to no good 🙅*why we're adding ninja-ing to our vocabulary 📓 *an eccentric client with a billion red flags whose voice resembled Maggie Smith in Harry Potter 🧙♂️*weird client requests that make us question life ⁉️Make a cocktail and get comfy people! 🍸Send your most audacious stories, thoughts, highs and lows to perourlastemail.com.Forever accepting memes, gifs and stress-relieving videos via IG, too. Find us at @perourlastemail @weekendcreative!
67 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
Big Mistake! Huge! ft. Jess Goldsmith
You know you're in for a treat when our featured mocktail turns into a cocktail 4 minutes into our recording session. 🍸In today's episode, we're joined by Jess Goldsmith, art director, illustrator, lettering artist, and graphic designer. She's *literally* a chick of all trades, founder of Women of Type, and a proud creative generalist. 🎨Because "why stop doing the things that I love, that I'm good at, and that I get paid for?" Her words, not ours. 👏🏽Jess took the time to share with us how two pugs started her creative career, the time she got to work with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and her lofty goals of becoming a millionaire and retiring by 40.You inspired yet? 'Cause we sure are. ✨We also got to hear two of her nightmare stories including a branding project for a music festival that never came to fruition and a client that abandoned a project only to come back 2 years later to ask for the files. 😑Better hit that play button! 🎙 Send us your stories already. You know the ones we want to hear 👀 Head on over to perourlastemail.com!Follow Jess on IG at @chickofalltrade and check out her website at chickofalltrade.comCheck out the typography and lettering page she founded: Women Of TypeFollow us on Instagram: @perourlastemail @weekendcreative
72 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
That's Just The Grind, Boy! ft. Jesse Nyberg
If we had a penny for every time someone described the freelance life as "the grind," well... we probably wouldn't be here making this podcast.Kidding. Maybe... In today's episode, we got a chance to sit down with none other than Jesse Nyberg, or "glue," if you're cool like that... 😎Picture that one cool kid from your high school that started a clothing brand and deliberately took up Photoshop classes. Yup, that's Jesse for ya!Today, he's a visual designer, podcast host, and Youtuber based out of sunny Los Angeles. You'll hear him share his journey into graphic design, how the Jesse Nyberg Podcast came into fruition, the difference between agency life vs freelance, and why it's important to be self-disciplined as a solepreneur.Just click play already! 🎙Send us your stories already. You know the ones we want to hear 👀 Head on over to perourlastemail.com.Follow Jesse on IG at @permanentglue and check out his website at jessenyberg.designCheck out his Youtube Channel: Jesse NybergListen to his podcast: The Jesse Nyberg PodcastFollow us on Instagram: @perourlastemail @weekendcreative
55 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
A Nasty Note
We've recently discovered that our cocktail names find a way to manifest themselves into our freelancing lives and today's cocktail is no exception.Aptly named "A Total Disaster," this cocktail goes perfectly well with all the DISASTROUS tales you're about to hear.In today’s stories episode, we've got...🤦♀️ a client who expected a quick turnaround and yet actively avoided signing a contract and paying a deposit (like what?!)💅🏽 why a business call should never take place in a nail salon📄 "A NASTY NOTE" (you'll just have to hear it to understand)📽 what happens when you unknowingly give the rights away to your own animated film Hope you're ready to weather this storm. 🌪Buckle up and listen in!Send your most audacious stories, thoughts, highs and lows to perourlastemail.com.Forever accepting memes, gifs and stress-relieving videos via IG, too. Find us at @perourlastemail @weekendcreative!
96 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
Cmd C + Cmd V ft. Kendra Dandy of Bouffants & Broken Hearts
Imagine you're on Instagram and suddenly see one of your original designs being used in a mural that you had no idea about and that you certainly didn't approve of... Command C and Command V on a wall. Literally. 👀 If you're ready to hear one of the most audacious stories on our podcast yet, make sure you've got a cocktail nearby because oh babyyy is this story a total doozy! We had the absolute honor of spending some time with artist and illustrator Kendra Dandy of Bouffants and Broken Hearts and let's just say she didn't disappoint. 😌 *commence fangirling* Aside from her nightmare story about the two #crustydusties that stole her work off Pinterest and slapped it on a mural, Kendra shared with us her freelance journey and how she happily left the retail world to pursue a creative career. ✨ She also talked about her love-hate relationship with Pinterest, how she deals with copyright infringement, and one of her favorite projects to date. You know you want to hear it so grab a drink and listen in! 🍸Send your wild stories, thoughts, highs and lows to perourlastemail.com.Forever accepting memes, gifs and stress-relieving videos via Instagram, too.Follow Kendra on IG at @theebouffants and check out her site at theebouffants.comSupport her work by shopping her products: Prints, Apparel & Home, and Redbubble Watch her amazing reel: Buyout MoneyFollow us on Instagram: @perourlastemail @weekendcreative
78 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
Who Are You?
Our freelancing pet peeve list is just growing longer and longer with each episode but clients who don't read their emails and respond nonsensically? Welp, that one irks us quite a bit. 😑 In today’s stories episode, we’ve got…💸 Chasing pavements... I mean payments (hi Adele!)🚩 A story with so many red flags it may as well have been a crime scene🎥 What happens when you record an entire film interview that's out of focus💿 A disco call disaster with an accountant and her blankie (um what?)🔪 "Kill them with professionalism!"...and we managed to sprinkle in a few of our own stories as well. It's a good one ya'll so tune in now! Send your most audacious stories, thoughts, highs and lows to perourlastemail.com.Forever accepting memes, gifs and stress-relieving videos via IG, too. Find us at @perourlastemail @weekendcreative!
112 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
Arschloch ft. Julia Masalska
When is it appropriate to call someone an asshole in German you might ask? Oh right! When they hire a freelance designer, goes through the entire branding process, and then disappears without paying a single cent. Pffft! Sounds like an arschloch to us… In today’s guest episode, we’re joined by our talented (and hilarious friend), Julia Masalska! Are we fangirling? Absolutely. Apart from having to deal with this nightmarish client, whom Julia refers to as a “$0 Dollar Special” client, we get to hear all about her freelancing journey, how she found her way into education, her favorite client stereotypes, ways to procrastinate productively, AND how to improve your personal branding. Before we give too much away, you’ll want to go ahead and listen to this episode ASAP as possible. 🎙 Follow Julia on IG at @juliamasalska and check out her website at masalska.myportfolio.comView one of her Adobe Live streams: Creating Your Personal Brand Identity with Julia MasalskaCheck out her Spotify playlist: Make It Pop!Follow us on Instagram: @perourlastemail @weekendcreative
78 minutes | Aug 30, 2021
They Want Another Photographer ft. Bryce France
Uncomfortable photo shoots and celebrity clients? If it sounds like a Per Our Last Email episode, that's because it is! We got the chance to sit down with our talented friend Bryce France, a commercial and editorial sports photographer (and proud new dad) based out of Atlanta, GA. Bryce shared some insight on all of the things: about his transition from fine art to sports photography, one of the weirdest photo shoot inquiries he's ever received, the time he worked with a celebrity couple, how to break into the industry, the problem with work for hire situations, and of course, mental health. You'll want to listen in on this one. Submit your stories and questions at perourlastemail.com, and we’ll do our best to read them as ridiculously as possible.Follow Bryce on IG at @_brycefrance and check out his website at brycefrance.comFollow us on Instagram: @perourlastemail @weekendcreative
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