Art Pays Me Podcast helps artists use their power to improve their lives and the world by exploring the business strategies of successful creatives. Art Pays Me is hosted by Artist and Designer, Duane Jones, Founder of lifestyle brand Art Pays Me.
On the 100th episode of Art Pays Me, Designer, Author and Professor Reginé Gilbert shares how her background in fashion, psychology and project management influence her work in user experience, accessibility design and education. We also talk about how transferable skills can be applied to different industries, how Reginé’s dad inspired her to become a very accomplished public speaker and so much more.
Rebekah Higgs and I talk about the latest season of home renovation show, DIY Mom that she both hosts and produces. We get into how she runs her business, being a mom and the influence of God in her life. She also talks about her parent’s influence, her background as a performer and how leaning into creative opportunities led her to where she is today.
I M U R
Jenny Lea, Mikey J Blige and Amine Bouzaher of genre bending band, I M U R share how they fought through writer's block to create their latest album, My Molecules. They talk about their collaborative writing and producing process, playing shows and how they’ve grown during their 6 years of making music together. The trio also talk about the importance of taking the professional side of music seriously in order to get to the next level.
Photographer Amy Eaton gives some insight into her path to photography, her business and why she incorporated teaching online courses. We also talk about the importance of nurturing creativity in children and learn about Amy’s podcast, Bold Company that features unscripted conversations with entrepreneurs and creators.
Jenn talks about how the pandemic gave her a chance to learn new skills that have made her more independent as an artist and discuss why we wish we took more classes during our time at NSCADU. She also talks about her collection of covers of Canadian classics, her cover of Eye Of The Tiger being featured on multiple shows and her new variety show, Jenny Town.
UK based Jewelry designer and academic, Melanie Eddy talks about her work, her beginnings in Bermuda and how teaching at Central Saint Martins impacts her practice. We also talk about addressing social justice as a creative and why we think being Bermudian is a super power.
Duane brings out the best in his guests
I’ve interacted with Duane from two different angles. First as the coordinator of the Craft Pays Me mini series. And more recently as a guest. Not to mention my time as a listener of Art Pays Me. Duane has a quiet way about him, he brings out the best in his guests. Lovely to work with, and speak with.