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Welcome to the Closer&Closer Podcast where we're all about expanding your creative potential. Each week we have inspiring creatives to help you grow your freelance career. Hosted by Andrea Mejia-Madriz (Artist Marketing & Partnerships, Closer&Closer), Dave Arcade (Illustrator, repped by Closer&Closer), and Drew Melton (Founder, Closer&Closer)

Podcast Art by Dave Coleman

Closer&Closer Podcast Andrea Mejia-Madriz & Dave Arcade

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Welcome to the Closer&Closer Podcast where we're all about expanding your creative potential. Each week we have inspiring creatives to help you grow your freelance career. Hosted by Andrea Mejia-Madriz (Artist Marketing & Partnerships, Closer&Closer), Dave Arcade (Illustrator, repped by Closer&Closer), and Drew Melton (Founder, Closer&Closer)

Podcast Art by Dave Coleman

    Crafting Who You Are with Josefina Schargorodsky

    Crafting Who You Are with Josefina Schargorodsky

    Femininity is at the core of Josefina Schargorodsky‘s work. If you’ve ever wondered why Josefina does what she does, or how she has such a clear vision of who she is as an artist, you’ll want to catch her as she returns to the Closer&Closer Podcast this week.

    Hosted by Dave Arcade & Andrea Mejia-Madriz.

    Podcast Art by Dave Coleman.

    To learn more about Closer&Closer, visit www.closerandcloser.co.

    • 55 min
    How to Do It All with Lindsey Made This

    How to Do It All with Lindsey Made This

    Lindsey Made This knows how to go all out for her career. Whether it’s her prolific client work, her elaborate personal projects, or her incredible marketing efforts, she’s always working on something to take her art and her career to the next level.

    Learn how she constantly raises the bar for herself on this week’s episode of the Closer&Closer Podcast.

    Hosted by Dave Arcade & Andrea Mejia-Madriz.

    Podcast Art by Dave Coleman.

    To learn more about Closer&Closer, visit www.closerandcloser.co.

    • 43 min
    Balancing Business and Creativity with Matt Shatto

    Balancing Business and Creativity with Matt Shatto

    Mentorship is truly the key to success. That’s why this week, we brought Drew’s mentor, Matt Shatto, onto the podcast to give you a taste of his wisdom. He may be a business owner, but Matt is a creative at heart, and he knows just about everything there is to know about balancing business and creativity, finding your voice through hardship, and choosing mentors who help you better your practice, whatever that may be.

    Hosted by Drew Melton.

    Podcast Art by Dave Coleman.

    To learn more about Closer&Closer, visit www.closerandcloser.co.


    Links


    The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge: https://www.amazon.com/Brain-That-Changes-Itself-Frontiers/dp/0143113100
    DNRS: https://retrainingthebrain.com/ 
    Hardwiring Happiness by Rick Hansen: https://www.amazon.com/Hardwiring-Happiness-Science-Contentment-Confidence/dp/0385347316
    The Hoffman Process: https://www.hoffmaninstitute.org/

    • 50 min
    Understanding Paper Sculpture with Diana Beltran Herrera

    Understanding Paper Sculpture with Diana Beltran Herrera

    Are you curious about how Diana Beltran Herrera creates her incredible paper sculptures? So were we, so we invited her onto the Closer&Closer Podcast to tell us about what brought her to such a unique and complex medium, her process, her love of nature, and more.

    Hosted by Dave Arcade & Andrea Mejia-Madriz.

    Podcast Art by Dave Coleman.

    To learn more about Closer&Closer, visit www.closerandcloser.co.

    • 50 min
    Turning Pain into Purpose with Simone Tai

    Turning Pain into Purpose with Simone Tai

    Simone Tai is part meditation teacher, part speaking coach, and full time wizard. If you’re wondering how to gain confidence, tell your story, and create your best art, then this week’s podcast episode is for you.

    Simone Tai is a British meditation teacher and public speaking coach based in LA where she lives with her husband Sean. Simone left a 20 year career in TV to teach meditation full time and began her coaching business at the start of the pandemic. Simone now runs courses in mindfulness, public speaking and video content creation. Her clients range from solo entrepreneurs ready to transform their speaking skills and online presence to big TV production companies looking to support their teams with valuable life skills.

    Hosted by Dave Arcade & Andrea Mejia-Madriz.

    Podcast Art by Dave Coleman.

    To learn more about Closer&Closer, visit www.closerandcloser.co.

    • 55 min
    Cultivating Your Brand with Monique Aimee

    Cultivating Your Brand with Monique Aimee

    Monique Aimee returns to the Closer&Closer Podcast, and this time, we got to hear more about who Monique is as a person. You may know Monique as a Tik Tok sensation but she is so much more than that! She is a chainstitcher, quintessential New Englander, and an insanely talented curator of her brand. She gave us some life insights to learn from that is for sure, and we feel like you could also learn a thing or two. 

    Hosted by Dave Arcade & Andrea Mejia-Madriz.

    Podcast Art by Dave Coleman.

    To learn more about Closer&Closer, visit www.closerandcloser.co.

    • 48 min

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