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.
Speaking The Creative Director Language with Kahana Kalama of JuneShine - Ep.30
Nick, Tracey & Dale welcome June Shine’s Creative Director, Kahana Kalama to episode #30 of Secondary Colors! Kahana delves into the many skills needed for a successful middle-man between marketing teams and artists - aptly comparing the ability to do so as it to it’s own language. Having worked many times with Nick (for JuneShine’s can art designs) he provides the best practices for the push-and-pull dance required as a successful Creative Director, all while managing a full home life of 5 kids with his lovely wife. The perfect listen for those struggling to understand the needs and demands of their art & design clients. Join us, friends!
Recorded @ Nick Kuchar's Art & Design Shop in sunny Kailua town, O‘ahu Hawai‘i.
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The Power of Community And Art With Maui Artist Welzie - Ep.29
Maui-based artist Welzie returns to Secondary Colors to discuss his perspective of life after the tragic fires that swept Maui on August 8th. From the importance of establishing your creative community to helping children heal through art, Nick & Welzie have a heartfelt one-on-one about the ways we can learn and grow from moments like this through out life and the power of speaking positivity. Join us, friends!
Maui Fundraising Fundamentals, Exhibiting Art Abroad & Robots Gone Wild! - Ep.28
Nick, Tracey & Dale are back from their summer-long hiatus to discuss the whirlwind of these last few months. From the excitement of meeting wild deer (and even wilder robots) in Japan, to the devestation brought on by the Maui fires and the surprising challenges that come with fundraising, this episode is a candid catch up between the guys packed with unsolicited advice. Nick shares tips they learned first hand in raising money for Maui Relief efforts, and one thing they started doing that has been a huge help for their retail partners. We're stoked to be back, friends!
Recorded at Nick Kuchar Art & Design in beautiful Kailua town, Hawai'i.
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Live from the Green Room Festival w/ Punky Aloha, Matt Allen, Jonas Claesson & Christie Shinn! - Ep.27
Hailing from the streets of Yokohama, Japan (which might explain some of the audio quality, sorry) Nick sits down with several of his friends and fellow artists for this special Green Room Festival edition of Secondary Colors! Nick chats mastering the freelance life and giving back to the Pacific Islander community with Shar Tuiasoa AKA Punky Aloha (https://punkyaloha.com), to unlocking the cheat code for being creative more often with Matt Allen (https://mattallen.com) & Jonas Claesson (https://jonasclaesson.com). Plus, the return of Christie Shinn (https://shinnstudio.com) AKA "Auntie Crispy" who sheds some light on getting to know your market and adjusting business accordingly. It's a star-studded affair, folks. Listen now!
Edited @ Nick Kuchar Art & Design Co. (https://instagram.com/NickKuchar) in beautiful Kailua town. Shop the new "Secret Spot" Collection with Hurley now on www.nickkuchar.com
Mastering the Art of Entrepreneurship with Brittany Heyd
What’s going to take your art business to the next level? Brittney Heyd of Hawaii’s Mana Up (https://manauphawaii.com) joins Nick, Tracey & Dale to share tips and advice on how to do just that! From ways to begin your art business journey, to the importance of telling your personal story and creating a narrative behind everything you sell - Brittany and the guys discuss it all. Plus, new prints and clothing headed your way this month on www.nickkuchar.com. Wrap your ears around episode 26 of Secondary Colors with Nick Kuchar & Friends, friends!
Recorded in the Nick Kuchar Art & Design Shop in beautiful Kailua town.
All About Freelance Design Pricing with Jaz from Jasmine Designs
Pricing our work can be one of the most difficult things in our daily process...it doesn't have to be! Take advice from Nick & Jaz's about becoming a confident freelancer in this conversation geared toward empowering creatives. Jaz offers a free pricing calculator on her website & encourages our listeners to know their worth. She also gives tips on how to move their business forward. The duo discuss drafting up a contract, getting your project off on the right foot and getting yourself in a mindset for growth. It's time for episode 25!
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More about Jaz and a free pricing calculator available at
Recorded at Nick Kuchar Shop in sunny Kailua Town, Hawai‘i.
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.
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
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!!