184 episodes

It’s easy to get lost on the creative journey, sometimes you just need a Creative Pep Talk.

Ever week, illustrator Andy J. Pizza delivers a piping hot solo-cast chocked to the brim with fresh stories, creative tips, tricks, and a side of secret dipping sauce of pep to boot!!


Every few weeks, special guests like artist Lisa Congdon, poet Morgan Harper Nichols, designer Aaron Draplin or comedian Abbi Jacobson, stop by to share their creative insights.

Andy J. Pizza is a Columbus, OH based American illustrator working with clients like YouTube, Nickelodeon and LEGO, and for picture books like “A Pizza With Everything On It” (Amazon’s Best Kid’s Books List 2021, Booklist Starred Review).

As a storyteller, Andy is often pep talking teams at creative hubs like Warby Parker and Sesame Street.

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It’s easy to get lost on the creative journey, sometimes you just need a Creative Pep Talk.

Ever week, illustrator Andy J. Pizza delivers a piping hot solo-cast chocked to the brim with fresh stories, creative tips, tricks, and a side of secret dipping sauce of pep to boot!!


Every few weeks, special guests like artist Lisa Congdon, poet Morgan Harper Nichols, designer Aaron Draplin or comedian Abbi Jacobson, stop by to share their creative insights.

Andy J. Pizza is a Columbus, OH based American illustrator working with clients like YouTube, Nickelodeon and LEGO, and for picture books like “A Pizza With Everything On It” (Amazon’s Best Kid’s Books List 2021, Booklist Starred Review).

As a storyteller, Andy is often pep talking teams at creative hubs like Warby Parker and Sesame Street.

    383 - 3 Steps for Creating the Work that Gets You The Work You're Perfect For

    383 - 3 Steps for Creating the Work that Gets You The Work You're Perfect For

    This episode is for you if:
    1 - You feel pressure to go viral with your work or appeal to everyone.
    2 - If you’re unhappy with where you are in your practice and need a big breakthrough fast.
    3 - Need a creative prompt that will help you create work that helps you get the opportunities you’re perfect for.

    • 45 min
    382 - The 3 Obstacles Blocking You From Finding an Authentic Style + More!

    382 - The 3 Obstacles Blocking You From Finding an Authentic Style + More!

    In this episode we answer these 3 questions:

    1 - How do you make deep work that connects, when everyone has short attention spans now?

    2 - How do you find a style that sticks?

    3 - How do you manage your time and accomplish everything you do?

    • 47 min
    381 - Tried Everything but Nothing's Working? Studies Show This Creative Tactic is Often Overlooked

    381 - Tried Everything but Nothing's Working? Studies Show This Creative Tactic is Often Overlooked

    This episode is for you if:
    - You’re burnt out by everything you’re trying to keep up with
    - You’ve tried adding everything you can think of to your creative practice and you still can’t seem to progress any further
    - Your “To Do” list is 8 miles long and never ending

    • 41 min
    380 - Sick of Your Own Work? How to Make Work You Love Again in 5 Steps REPLAY

    380 - Sick of Your Own Work? How to Make Work You Love Again in 5 Steps REPLAY

    This episode originally aired May 12, 2021.
    Do you ever look over your portfolio or back catalog of work and just feel sick of it all? Do you fear your work is irrelevant? It’s easy in times like these to rush to making new stuff that’s on trend, but in this episode I want to introduce you to a solution that is essentially the opposite of that.

    In this episode we talk about:
    • How to get in touch with the invisible thread running through your work
    • Why priming yourself with the right inspiration before making work is essential and how to do it
    • The practice that separates good art and transcendent work
    • How to learn to hit your creative target more often
    • The trick of taking your best work and riffing on it

    • 43 min
    379 - 3 Things to Do When Nothing is Moving Quick Enough In Your Creative Journey

    379 - 3 Things to Do When Nothing is Moving Quick Enough In Your Creative Journey

    This episode is for you if:
    1 - You’re fed up with the slow pace of your career progress or creative growth.
    2 - You’re desperate to go full time in your field because you don’t have enough time in your day to do the art you want to do.
    3 - You need new ideas where to look for where your next creative path breakthrough is going to come from!

    • 46 min
    378 - No Time? A Powerful Technique for Doing Less but Producing More

    378 - No Time? A Powerful Technique for Doing Less but Producing More

    This episode is for you if:
    1. Feel overwhelmed by all the creative work you have to produce and post to “stay relevant”
    2. Feel like you’re always rushing with not enough time to come up with anything good or beyond surface level
    3. The general state of social media, media companies and creative jobs is depressing or stressing you out!

    • 40 min

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