20 episodes

Making art is fun, but making a living off of your creativity is difficult. Aloha, I’m Nick! I’m a Hawaii based artist and entrepreneur. Join me and my fellow creatives as we take a look behind-the-canvas to discuss the nuts and bolts of successful art, business and making it work.

Secondary Colors with Nick Kuchar and Friends Nick Kuchar

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Making art is fun, but making a living off of your creativity is difficult. Aloha, I’m Nick! I’m a Hawaii based artist and entrepreneur. Join me and my fellow creatives as we take a look behind-the-canvas to discuss the nuts and bolts of successful art, business and making it work.

    Design Client Communications & How to Fail Forward with Jonas Claesson

    Design Client Communications & How to Fail Forward with Jonas Claesson

    Artist Jonas Claesson joins the guys to share words of wisdom on how to get helpful direction and quick feedback from your clients (from the initial design brief!) to revision stages and presenting the finished product. They talk ways to avoid creative burnout and the amazingly coined feat of learning how to “fail forward.” Even Jonas’ worst fail ever comes with practical advice you can take and apply today to avoid it yourself. Nick and the Australia-based guest discuss their upcoming NFT releases while Tracey shares his advice on communication with your team and vendors. PLUS the most epic of showdowns - THE Australia vs. Sweden World Championships! What? That's right, it's episode 19, friends!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Exploring NFTs & Web3 with Collective Strangers Eric & Noah

    Exploring NFTs & Web3 with Collective Strangers Eric & Noah

    An often requested topic from our listeners, this deep dive takes us into Web3, NFTs and art on the blockchain. A must listen convo with guests Eric & Noah of Collective Strangers serves as a great intro-guide for creatives entering the space! The team also talks new studio releases, physical vs. digital collecting and Nick's upcoming NFT PFP collaboration with Collective Strangers (Sneak peak @ www.twitter.com/nickkuchar). World travel photographer Eric Rubens additionally gives tips on networking and furthering your creativity while Noah (AKA: Passion) shares his knowledge of the Ethereum network, practical advice for minting NFTs and how to find opportunities in this new frontier. It's time for episode 18, friends!
    Mahalo as always to our Producer Dale Rutledge (@thewalkingdale)
    Broadcast from Nick Kuchar Shop in beautiful Kailua Town, O'ahu, Hawaii.
    Collective Strangers: www.twitter.com/StrangersXYZ
    http://www.collectivestrangers.xyz 
    Eric Rubens: www.twitter.com/eRubes1 & www.instagram.com/erubes1

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Creative Director Best Practices with Noa Emberson

    Creative Director Best Practices with Noa Emberson

    Onward Creative Art Director and Artist Noa Emberson joins us to discuss the ins and outs of working with clients and gives practical tips on successfully directing a design team. How do you avoid an endless loop of revisions? How do you get properly compensated for your work? What does a client look for in a designer or creative agency? This one is a topical, insightful look into the way a creative's brain works (with another zany round of "This or That"). Join us for episode 17 of Secondary Colors!
    Mahalo as always to our Producer Dale Rutledge (@thewalkingdale)
    Broadcast from Nick Kuchar Shop in beautiful Kailua Town, O'ahu, Hawaii.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Ask Me Anything with Nick & Tracey

    Ask Me Anything with Nick & Tracey

    After a long hiatus (thanks, COVID) the boys are back in town with episode 16! Nick & Tracey sit down with producer Dale to answer all your "Ask Me Anything" submissions from social media. From business tips to family life, and never discussed before topics, the guys reveal a plethora of fun facts about the adventures of Nick Kuchar Art & Design Co. Join us now, friends!

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Family, Faith & Fast Surfboards with Brian Bent

    Family, Faith & Fast Surfboards with Brian Bent

    We dive headfirst into the intriguing life of renaissance man Brian Bent. From kookboxes to homemade hot rods, family-band punk rock and his myriad of creative ventures. The gang goes deep on advice for positive thinking during the darkest of times (even during tragic family loss) and how the right mindset to constantly put yourself out there can lead you to unexpected success. Nick, Tracey & Dale also chat about recent outer island adventures and how to find the sweet spot of challenging yourself and pushing through discouragement. 

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Captains, Contracts and Community with Jack Soren

    Captains, Contracts and Community with Jack Soren

    Nick, Tracey & Dale are back with the one 'n only Captain Jack Soren to discuss his catapult to success in the art world and all the ups and downs in business that can go with that (all while trying to stay true to your art.) Nick 'n Tracey had an event-filled weekend around the island while Dale became an official Kailua resident right by our shop. Guard your June Shine folks, it's time for episode 14 of Secondary Colors!
     
    Find more of Jack's work here: www.jacksorenart.com
    Follow Nick on Instagram: www.instagram.com/NickKuchar

    • 1 hr 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Janet Meinke-Lau ,

Such a down-to-earth, helpful yet fun podcast for artists

Nick, thank you for doing this podcast! As an artist who is trying to grow my art business in Hawaii… your stories and interviews give really valuable perspective. And you and Tracy and Dale are so fun to listen to. Mahalo for the time and efforts y’all put into this podcast. I look forward to each new episode. Aloha.

MakeMoneyWhileSurfing ,

Great Podcast

This is such a cool podcast. Great tips and humor make it a really fun listen. I’m a big Nick Kuchar fan, and hearing his take on the industry, his inspiration, and general creative drive is very interesting. Highly recommend

mgrrrr ,

Perfect Commute Listen

Been a fan of Nick Kuchar for a while now (we love his Hawaii art!). This podcast is super informative and I really enjoy hearing about the process behind everyone’s art so far. Keep up the fantastic work guys!!

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