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Creative Pep Talk helps you build a thriving creative practice!

Each week, host Andy J. Pizza serves up monologues and interviews with creative powerhouses like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Abbi Jacobson and Morgan Harper Nichols that are chocked to the brim with creative performance hacks and fresh marketing tactics.

Time to fill up your tank with a generous helping of PEP! Open up your ears and get that breakthrough perspective you need, the second you need it!

Andy J. Pizza is an illustrator for the likes of The New York Times, The Washington Post, Google, YouTube and Nickelodeon.
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Creative Pep Talk helps you build a thriving creative practice!

Each week, host Andy J. Pizza serves up monologues and interviews with creative powerhouses like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Abbi Jacobson and Morgan Harper Nichols that are chocked to the brim with creative performance hacks and fresh marketing tactics.

Time to fill up your tank with a generous helping of PEP! Open up your ears and get that breakthrough perspective you need, the second you need it!

Andy J. Pizza is an illustrator for the likes of The New York Times, The Washington Post, Google, YouTube and Nickelodeon.
Andy J. Pizza - instagram.com/andyjpizza

    278 - Adé Hogue - Thoughts & Reflections on The Times

    278 - Adé Hogue - Thoughts & Reflections on The Times

    It feels like everyone has a take right now with what’s going on in the world. Instead of using my platform to blast my own opinions, I decided to use my little Creative Pep Talk megaphone to amplify someone else’s voice.

    In this episode, I chat with co-loop artist Adé Hogue about how he’s feeling as a black artist in these trying times, and we also talk shop about his creative practice as well.

    This was a deeply moving conversation and I’m super grateful to Adé for making the time last minute, but creatively, it was super inspiring as well. Adé has so many insights and perspectives that inspire me and I know all around, you’re going to get a ton from this guy’s thoughts and heart!

    • 47 min
    277 - How to Breakout by Stepping Out with Noah Camp

    277 - How to Breakout by Stepping Out with Noah Camp

    Today we talk with the enormously talented 3D Designer and Illustrator Noah Camp!

    Noah has had a super inspiring journey to get where he is today. I have a feeling this deeply personal chat will move you to be brave in owning your own story! Thank you NOAH!

    In this episode we talk about:

    The Burden and Power of Being a Pioneer
    Not Being a Slave to Rewards
    Finding Your Path Creatively
    MUCH MORE!

    If you haven’t seen Noah’s work… you really must!!!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    276 - Type Yourself: Which Self Sabotage Artist Are You?

    276 - Type Yourself: Which Self Sabotage Artist Are You?

    There are TWO choices that define your creative practice. The problem is if you don’t know what they are you might choose wrong by default!

    In this episode I want to help you type yourself: which way do you most often self sabotage? Awareness is the first step. If you can become aware of your pitfalls and the root of these derailments, you can start to recognize and conquer them!

    This is part 1 of our 3 Part Creative Elixir Series.

    • 59 min
    275 - How Seeing Personal Brand as Self Actualization Changes Everything with Michelle Poler

    275 - How Seeing Personal Brand as Self Actualization Changes Everything with Michelle Poler

    If you’re like me you have a standoffish relationship to the term “personal brand”. BUT what if this apathy is causing you to miss an incredible personal and professional opportunity?

    Today on the show we have brand author and public speaker Michelle Poler! Michelle’s book “Hello Fears” JUST CAME OUT!! I wanted to have Michelle on the show to talk about this inspiring new book on facing your fears, and we did that, BUT I had no clue that we would have such an exciting and interesting discussion on how powerful and meaningful finding your personal brand can be!!!

    This conversation was SO GOOD. Michelle is a creative career powerhouse and she has taught me so much in the past few years! CAN’T WAIT FOR YOU TO LISTEN!

    We talk about:
    Why your comfort zone may have you content, but getting out of it will make your life deeply meaningful
    Personal Brand as Finding Yourself
    Contrasting not Comparing Yourself with Others
    Finding and Defining Your Core Values
    MORE MORE MORE

    Michelle’s new book is amazing and beautiful!!! This book is about a 100 day project where Michelle faced a new fear everyday for 100 days!! It went crazy viral and now she travels the world telling people how it changed her life! The book is a super action oriented and personal account that will help you face your fears too! GET YOURS NOW! https://bookshop.org/books/hello-fears-crush-your-comfort-zone-and-become-who-you-re-meant-to-be/9781492688891

    • 1 hr 10 min
    274 - Your Creative Center: How to Find It & Create From It with Johnny Pemberton

    274 - Your Creative Center: How to Find It & Create From It with Johnny Pemberton

    For me, there is NOTHING more important to my creative journey than finding and staying in my creative center. Finding and creating from your creative center is about tuning into the pulse of your path.

    There’s nothing worse than creating from a place that feels untethered and imbalanced.

    In this episode I chat with actor and comedian Johnny Pemberton about how to find your creative center and create from a place of personal taste and intuition.

    This was such a good conversation!! So many great things came out of this chat for me!

    We also talk about:
    How to Find Your Center / Creating from that Centered Point
    Mindset and Thought Experiment for Finding Who You Are As an Artist
    How Your Taste Changes and What to Do About It
    Why Not to Put a Hot Iron on Your Face!
    AND MUCH MOOOOORREEE!!!

    THIS EPISODE IS A PODSWAP! This conversation also appears on Johnny Pemberton’s podcast ‘Live to Tape’.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    273 - Personal Brand and Positioning Yourself in the Market with Meg Lewis

    273 - Personal Brand and Positioning Yourself in the Market with Meg Lewis

    Are you carefully and clearly communicating what opportunities you’re perfect for?

    So much of what comes your way is due to how you’re positioning yourself in the market. You can change a lot by being intentional with what you’re projecting in your personal brand.

    In this episode I chat with Co-Loop artist Meg Lewis about how she learned this the hard way and how course correcting made all the difference.

    We also talk about
    - Personal Brand
    - Collaboration as the Cure to Jealousy
    - Owning Your Strengths

    • 1 hr 6 min

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