I’m a big time a multi-tasker. Very female of me I guess. I don’t just design a logo. I design logos while eating a sandwich, flipping through five blogs, and talking on the phone. But my favorite thing to do while “working” is listen to interesting podcasts. I pretty much listen to anything to be honest but I really enjoy podcasts where I feel like I’m learning about the creative field. Below are my current fave creative podcasts.
Debbie Milman from the Design Observer interviews some of the most succesful people in Graphic Design, Branding, and New Media. This is great if you love the design world. She always inserts her own interesting anecdotes and is really good about pulling the background story from people.
This is a much more casual podcast by illustrator Sam Weber. He teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York and interviews many fellow illustrators in the city. I like the casual tone of his interviews and the way he keeps it real about the struggles of having a creative career.
This an amazing creative business podcast from Design Sponge’s Grace Bonnie. She interviews many creatives in various fields and gives a lot of helpful tips and thoughts about starting your own creative business. It is good all around nuts and bolts information on the creative industry today.
Ok this is not a podcast but more like Ted Talks for the creative industry. Tina Roth Eisenberg of Swiss Miss created this series a few years back and it has since become a global entity. I often listen to them like podcasts while I’m sketching. Very inspiring.
This podcast is more for people who are interested in starting their own business. It’s not necessarily for creatives but Seth Godin has a unique outlook on going off on your own and gives sound advice to those who want to bypass the MBA education.
“I just want to get closer to you.” Awesome creepy love illustrations by Kaye Blegvad.
Loving these oil paintings by Kai Samuels Davis.
I’ve been having a grand time here in the UK. Admittedly most of my activities have been holiday and alcohol related but I’ve managed to fit in some design shop browsing in both Glasgow and London. I’m going to miss all these cute local boutiques but fortunately I found the most amazing website! Papa Stour is a contemporary craft and design web shop full of beautiful objects all made by makers in Scotland. I pretty much want to buy everything. Check it out!
If you have read my blog you might have noticed my love for the successful creative who wears many hats. Obviously this has a lot to do with me trying to figure out my place in this creative world and my varied interests in so many mediums.
So If you’re like me, you’ll appreciate Jonathan Adler’s sentiments.
“Strategy, you don’t need it.”
On making pottery:
“People have preconceived notions of what pottery is supposed to be. I just wanted to make whatever I wanted to make. Fuck it, I’ll make it.”
Advice for others:
“Anyone who is starting a job, starting a business, or approaching any creative project should have this attitude which is Fuck it, There’s nothing to Lose, nothing to gain.”
Of course he does eventually talk about his strategic approach but for the first years of creating, he kept this casual attitude to making pottery which he found very liberating. When he became more established, he branded his work as “Happy Chic” so he could then move out of just pottery and design anything he wanted for the home.
An inspiring talk for people who feel stuck in their work or afraid to jump the gun and create what they really want. Listen to Adler. Fuck it.
I feel like a news journalist. This is Sarah Moore, live blogging at the Up Collective for the East Austin Studio Tours. I’m still frantically hanging frames and running around while strangers walk in and out but the vibe here is great! Lots of great art everywhere, interesting conversations, music, and even dragons! Feel free to stop by and see my work!
When: The tour will go on til 6 pm today and from 11 am -6pm tomorrow. Doors will be open again on Nov 17 & 18 from 11-6. And lots of other events are happening all week long!
Where: 2326 E. Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78702
You know all those awesome handmade objects you covet on pinterst? Well you can find these things (and the makers) IN REAL LIFE this weekend at Feliz Sale! I’ll be doing a lot of my Christmas shopping here and I’m excited to meet the artists/artisans behind the many online shops I’ve been stalking the past few years. There will be meet and greets, creative workshops, and the main sale at the Palm Door on Sunday November 4. Woohoo!
Wall decals by Shanna Murray
Want these earrings, by Stone & Honey
And probably need this cactus tea towel by Leah Duncan.
And this stop motion music video.