You can learn a lot from listening to creative leaders talk about what made them successful. Every artist, designer and creative entrepreneur has a unique story about their journey to find professional success that can help inspire and guide yours. From happy accidents to dealing with adversity, industry innovators share their experiences, insights and advice to help you navigate your career and find your own path. What do they all have in common? They never stop learning. Neither will you when you listen to the Artrepreneur Creative Careers Podcast.
David Soman: Making of a Children’s Book
Best-selling children’s book illustrator David Soman, known for the series Ladybug Girl, sits down with Artrepreneur curator Matt Rota to dive into his rediscovery of children’s book illustration and the lengthy creation process of Ladybug Girl. David Soman has illustrated other titles such as Three Bears in a Boat, and The Monster Next Door, and currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Building Brands through Aesthetic Intelligence with Pauline Brown
Pauline Brown, a longtime leader in luxury goods and former Chairman of LVMH North America, is renowned for acquiring, building, and leading some of the world’s most influential brands. In this episode, Artrepreneur CEO Grace Cho interviews Pauline about her career path and more importantly, the subject of Pauline's recent book, Aesthetic Intelligence, which is "an homage to highly creative people and artists. Aesthetic intelligence contributes joy and richness to our lives, our interpersonal relationships, and even our health and wellbeing.
The Business of Freelance Illustration with Zoë van Dijk
Zoë van Dijk, a freelance illustrator and storyteller, discusses with Artrepreneur curator Matt Rota her navigation of the freelance world, her roots, and her journey into editorial artwork. Zoë van Dijk's illustrations are often described as moody and she masterfully plays with light and shadow. Her illustrations have been featured in publications such as Variety Entertainment Weekly, Netflix, Wired Long Reads, Buzzfeed, Vice, the Atlantic, and the Washington Post.
Raghava KK's secret to success - Stay true to your curiosity.
Raghava KK - Multidisciplinary Artist, Curator, and Storyteller, explores the transcendence of art through the ambits of the current digital era without sacrificing the particular. His work traverses traditional forms of painting, installation, and performance, while his practice embraces new media to express post-human contemporary realities. Raghava discusses with Grace Cho, Artrepreneur CEO, the importance of identity and what it means to journey through art.
Raghava KK has been named by CNN as one of the 10 most remarkable people and has been a featured speaker at countless events such as the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, multiple TED talks, and has been the keynote speaker at many top conferences around the globe.
Who doesn’t want to be a puppeteer!
Félicie Haymoz, character designer known for her work on "Fantastic Mr. Fox," "Isle of Dogs," and Taili Wu, stop-motion "monster-shaper," contrast their experiences working in the movie world, balancing commercial and creative projects, and how they've inspired each other. Artrepreneur's curator Matt Rota explores with them their path to their current field and the highlights of their careers thus far. Félicie Haymoz and Taili Wu have currently teamed up to teach a unique covid-adapted workshop combining their perspectives through the use of paper puppets.
Martin Wittfooth: Art fairs, animals, & album covers
Martin Wittfooth, an acclaimed painter, discusses with Artrepreneur curator, Matthew Rota, his artistic journey, album covers, the discovery of his love of oil painting, and the logistics of gallery shows and art fairs. Wittfooth’s oil paintings explore disquieting themes of "industry and nature, unhinged evolution, and the clash of old ideologies with modern fears", and have appeared in numerous publications such as New American Paintings, Hi-Fructose, and American Artist.
View Martin Wittfooth's Artrepreneur profile here.