182 episodes

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

Creative Pep Talk Andy J. Pizza

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    • 4.8, 1.4K Ratings

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

    281 - Make Merch, Create an Accessible Brand and 3 Powerful Design Guidelines with Aaron Draplin

    281 - Make Merch, Create an Accessible Brand and 3 Powerful Design Guidelines with Aaron Draplin

    DRAPLIN IS ON THE SHOW!! This man is one of my biggest inspirations and heroes and I COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED to share this big chat I had with him. I don’t think this podcast would exist without this man and all he’s done for the creative world.

    ***WARNING: CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE***

    This episode is really special and it’s packed full of goodies:
    - Tips from Draplin’s New Merch Class
    - How to Make an Authentic Brand
    - 3 Powerful Design Principles to Create By
    - Avoiding The Dicey Side of the Creative Industry
    - How to Find Unique Inspiration
    - MUCH MORE!

    • 1 hr 28 min
    280 - Which of The 6 Creative Types Are You?

    280 - Which of The 6 Creative Types Are You?

    You wouldn’t get very far as a basketball player, if you played by the rules of soccer. Can you imagine? Trying to play without touching the ball with your hands? It’d be ridiculous! Actually impossible! And yet, in your creativity, you let other people’s creative rules and values make you feel disqualified all the time.

    You’ve heard it before “the only rule in creativity is that there are no rules”, so why do we constantly feel like imposters who are “doing it wrong”?

    I have a hypothesis:
    Because we don’t realize that creativity means very different things to each and every artist. We all define and value creativity extremely differently, but I don’t think we realize this.

    In this episode I want to help you figure out what creativity is about for you. When you start to figure out why YOU love creative work, you can let go of what OTHERS think it’s about and thrive in your own way.

    This episode is one of my favorites we’ve ever made and I think you’re gonna love it!!!

    This is part 3 of our 4 Part Creative Elixir Series.
    Listen to part 1, episode 276, here: https://www.creativepeptalk.com/episodes/276

    • 1 hr 17 min
    279 - 5 Unexpected Ways How to Find Your Creative Gift

    279 - 5 Unexpected Ways How to Find Your Creative Gift

    There’s so much talk in the art world about ‘just keep making’ but if you’re going in the wrong direction, this kind of grit just gets you further and further away from what you’re looking for.

    In today’s episode, we take a look at some surprising ideas that can shed light on why you may be looking in the wrong places for your most powerful creative breakthroughs and how to shift perspectives today, and see the creative superpowers you already have in your possession!

    The ideas in this episode have had me so stoked lately, and I can not wait for you to hear them!!!

    This is part 2 of our 4 Part Creative Elixir Series.
    Listen to part 1, episode 276, here: https://www.creativepeptalk.com/episodes/276

    • 53 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

KoyukiP ,

Such great resources and advice

Andy J. Pizza is so full of energy and is so knowledgeable on creativity and does such a great job of trying to unlock that in other creatives. I’ve been following and listening for a while and each episode is always so refreshing and informative. Keep up the great work Andy!

Reddblaze ,

The title says it all!!

CREATIVE PEP TALK. That’s exactly what it is and more. This podcast has become essential to me and I feel like I’m taking the right steps towards achieving my ultimate creative future because of THIS podcast. Hands down the best tysm Andy J Pizza!

Grateful Young Mother ,

MAN am I glad I found this podcast!

Only a few episodes in and I’ve found myself rewinding, pausing to run and grab a note book to take notes and even listening to episodes multiple times to make sure I don’t miss anything. Andy goes on these tangents that are just full of inspiring goodness that I don’t want to forget! And he’s hilarious!! So glad there are sooo many episodes ahead of me I still have to listen to!!!

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