Follow me on my quest in discovering what drives creatives, the challenges and successes of the industry and how they find fulfillment everyday.
S1 E10: Creative Q Season One Wrap Up
Thank you for joining us on this journey!
Can't believe it, thanks!
Many mornings and days spent untangling wires, batteries, driving to locations
Expectations vs. Reality
Faster to edit
Creativity is hard to identify
Helped push my creative skills
Took a lot of time, thank you guests, Emily and audience
Enjoy interviews + hope this podcast inspires and helps people
Other creatives have similar struggles
Creativity takes many forms
Hardest part is getting the butt in the chair to focus
People are more receptive and supportive than I could ever imagine
Appreciate the support, messages and people who have helped me pull this off!
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S1 E9: The Business Side of Creativity (ft. Tyler Carpenter)
Meet Tyler Carpenter, he is a very talented comic book artist living in Utah.
Tyler is a good friend from highschool. We spent our childhood making songs, videos or just honing in on our creativity abilities while having fun!
Tyler Carpenter Social Media:
S1 E8: Sacrifices for Creativity (ft. Jordyn Cooper)
Meet Jordyn Cooper, a musician and song writer in the Puyallup area in Washington State. Jordyn trekked all the way down to Portland for this interview. With his vast background of experiences of living in Washington and Florida his style fuses the alternative folk sound of the Northwest with that of the southern soul and blues of the South.
I'm excited to have Jordyn on the show to discuss some of the challenges and things we do to keep our art alive. At the time of recording this episode Jordyn was living out of his van in pursuits of being able to continue his craft.
In this episode we dive deep into mental health and the benefits music and being creative can have on releasing tension and helping one find meaning in life even under the most challenging of times.
Listen to his new EP here:
Jordyn Cooper - Social Media:
S1 E7: Where to get Inspiration (ft. Justin Vitakis)
Justin Vitakis is a good friend of mine from college. We met in the dorms and have stayed in touch ever since. We eventually worked at the University of Oregon Rec Center marketing team and both enjoy living in Portland Oregon.
S1 E6: My 5 Pet Peeves
We are going to take a not so subtle break from the inspirational stuff and tackle some of my grievances of being a creative and some of the things I wish people would know.
1. It’s easy
- many people only see the finished product
- story from picasso drawing in coffee shop
- Surround content all the time people think they could do that (tell difference between low and high quality)
2. It’s fun so you shouldn’t get bored
- not the case, can’t just turn creativity on
- drawing inspiration from other places
3. Unreasonable about deadlines/Understanding whole process
- understanding of every step involve
- slow time and fast times, getting into that flow state
- Harder for creatives to work on a project they don't believe in
4.All of it is the same in an industry
- photography: portrait, event, landscape
- Emily is video editor (think that she can also film, direct, color, audio capture, etc.)
- getting paid for my value, not your budget
- custom industry
- online is mass produced (licenses for music and stock images/footage)
Recap 5 pet peeves, back to the uplifting stuff. Just needed to get it off of my chest. In the comments mention if this is something you struggle with as well.
S1 E5: No Such Thing as Writer's Block (ft. Chris Arneson)
In this episode Chris and I tackle the infamous writer's block. Chris is an accomplished writer and now podcaster (A Star is Born Podcast). Check out this episode for insights into the mind of Chris and what it means to overcome adversity to create a project you can be proud of.
Other notable subjects covered:
- NBA, NFL and lots of our favorite movies