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What does it look like to grow a creative career? Creative professionals have an abundance of obstacles to overcome in pursuit of their dreams. From staying inspired to putting out fires, the path for success can be filled with fearful moments. What does it practically look like to have courage and resilience? In this podcast series, we will learn from seasoned creative professionals on specific topics and how they overcame adversity. For more info visit www.theCreativeRising.com

The Creative Rising Blake Howard

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What does it look like to grow a creative career? Creative professionals have an abundance of obstacles to overcome in pursuit of their dreams. From staying inspired to putting out fires, the path for success can be filled with fearful moments. What does it practically look like to have courage and resilience? In this podcast series, we will learn from seasoned creative professionals on specific topics and how they overcame adversity. For more info visit www.theCreativeRising.com

    SNACK: Signs of Healthy Collaboration with Sam Harrison

    SNACK: Signs of Healthy Collaboration with Sam Harrison

    Creativity is a team sport and the opportunity for conflict and dysfunction is ripe. How do you know when your team is collaborating flawlessly or filled with flaws? In this week's SNACK, author and creative guru Sam Harrison shares a few tips on how to...

    • 6 min
    SNACK: The Winds of Inspiration with Black Cat Tips

    SNACK: The Winds of Inspiration with Black Cat Tips

    Today's bite-sized tip is with poet, thinker, and street folk artist, Black Cat Tips (aka Kyle Brooks). In a quirky and engaging way that only he knows how to deliver, Kyle shares his views on inspiration and following the winds of innovation. For more...

    • 6 min
    SNACK: Presenting Like a Boss with Sam Harrison

    SNACK: Presenting Like a Boss with Sam Harrison

    This week's bite-sized SNACK is with the author, speaker, and creative guru Sam Harrison. Today he shares how to develop and create winning presentations and avoid presentation panic.If you have tips for a future bite-sized episode, let us know! Email...

    • 10 min
    SNACK: Fighting for Your Team with Todd Henry

    SNACK: Fighting for Your Team with Todd Henry

    In this week's SNACK, we'll hear tips from author and podcaster, Todd Henry, on how to make the transition from Maker to Manager. This is a clip from the Season 2 episode "From Maker to Manager." If you enjoyed the bite-sized version today, be sure to...

    • 5 min
    SNACK: Narrowing Down Your Ideas with Sam Harrison

    SNACK: Narrowing Down Your Ideas with Sam Harrison

    Introducing SNACKS, practical bite-sized tips for your creative journey. In between seasons, we will bring you quick jolts of inspiration in these mini-episodes.  This week's SNACK is brought to you by author, speaker, and creative guru Sam Harrison. He...

    • 8 min
    The Big Leagues with Michael Benford

    The Big Leagues with Michael Benford

    Michael Benford, creative director of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United, went from a career in music to leading design for the major leagues. In this final episode of season 3, Benford tackles the product and process of creating highly-visible...

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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82 Ratings

82 Ratings

jsholden ,

Courageous

The Content/Format: 1 on 1 interview with a top level graphic designer, creative manager, branding expert, author, speaker, or other type of artist. You typically hear about their personal background, what influenced them, how they arrived where they are, etc. Often the dialog centers around a specific project or aspect of their practice. I find the content applies to a lot of marketing roles due to the deeper philosophical nature of many of the interviews. I always learn something.

Theme: Courage. Defined as "rejecting indifference in ourselves and others". One question always asks the interviewee to react to that definition.

Impressions: The Host, Blake Howard of Matchstic, is a top designer and branding expert in his own right, but he is focused on the interviewee, sharing personal details only as it validates or illustrates the interviewee's POV. It feels very authentic and you often feel inspired or encouraged by the end of the episode.

NJ Leader ,

One of my Favorite Podcasts!!!!

Love this Podcast and Blake does an amazing job! I love hearing the stories courage from creatives - personal side as well as leadership. As an owner/partner of a small creative shop, Rethink Creative, I learn so much from these podcasts about how to run a business, a team and how to build a healthy culture - as a leader - as well as a manager. Keep up the great job, Blake!!!

@rjdobrin ,

Love this podcast!

This new season has been so dang good so far! So perfect for this and any season, especially the insights on courage.

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