Melbourne/Naarm based creative dorks Alice Edy and Jessamy Gee talk to some of the smartest, funniest creatives in town and beyond about life, work, and the devastating weight of comparison. All while feeling like total imposters, naturally.
Produced by Shadow House Music.
Interview with Carissa Karamarko (Oil Painter / Studio Ting)
In this week's episode of The Imposter Syndrome Club, Alice and Jessamy chat with the fabulous Carissa Karamarko, artist and co-owner of Studio Ting. We chat about how we can use "cringe" as a metric, how useful or not is it to “fake it til you make it”, identifying what you should outsource (if you can), and what you should learn yourself, sexy welding school, the power of a name, the drive to prove yourself, how to be an artist when you grow up, taking the leap, the power of being honest about your dreams and ambitions, the duty that comes with privilege, the importance of routine, letting go of the trope of the “tortured artist”, and finding identity and ritual outside of alcohol.
Find Carissa here:
Carissa Karamarko Insta or Studio Ting Insta
And Jessamy's outsourcing matrix here.
In episode 10 of The Imposter Syndrome Club, Alice and (a very jet-lagged) Jessamy talk Invisible career threads, never finishing a degree, hindsight, wiggly career pathways, where to you start your origin story from, quitting jobs with post-its, being the right person for the job, looking for the grown up in the room, ghost dogs, business sleepovers, and Alice’s exciting new tattoo adventures.
Interview with Dr Marion Piper (Creativity Coach)
Dr Marion Piper bestows some serious wisdom upon us in this week's interview ep. If you are a not just a "creative" but a human being of any sort, you're gonna get a bunch of super practical tips to make your life better from this chat. We talk about journalling (I know, but she's almost sold me on it), post-traumatic growth, creativity as a birth right, amazing time management hacks, the power of words, working for treats, and much much more.
Find her at marionpipercreative.com and @marionpipercreative.
Ice cream and lobster rolls
In episode 8 of The Imposter Syndrome Club - TRAVEL EDITION - Alice and Jessamy (live from LA) talk about how wonderful it is to travel again, living loudly, terrible number plates, give uneducated and unsolicited nutrition advice, and get very very excited about being in the same room together again next week.
The light hangover
In episode 7 of The Imposter Syndrome Club, Alice and Jessamy chat about the importance of being seen by people who love you, bin stand-offs, the benefits of a light hangover, introductions at dinner parties, making friends as adults, how we would get over covid if it were a dropkick ex-boyfriend, and finish strong with educating Alice one of the gems in the crown of 90s Australian TV - Aerobics Oz-Style.
Interview with Mikey Ting (Studio Ting)
The incredible Mikey Ting, one half of creative studio Studio Ting, enters the Clubhouse this week to share some of his story and wisdom. We chat about the joy of singing and dancing together, the importance of human connection for creativity, the bad-assery of Papa Ting, not being afraid to be shit at something, the importance of "a bit of fun", the impact of great teachers, small moments of joy, finding pleasure in the practice... and much more. We could have continued this chat for a billion hours I reckon. Onya Mikey, we love you!