35 episodes

An interview series with creative online entrepreneurs. Utilizing the tools available to them, these artists, musicians, videographers, and more aim to make a living for themselves on the internet. At "The Orbit", we sit down and get the scoop on their process, history, and goals in order to better understand the ever changing small business economy.

The Orbit Connor Miller

    • Business
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An interview series with creative online entrepreneurs. Utilizing the tools available to them, these artists, musicians, videographers, and more aim to make a living for themselves on the internet. At "The Orbit", we sit down and get the scoop on their process, history, and goals in order to better understand the ever changing small business economy.

    Q+A | How Do I Pick Which Project to Pursue?

    Q+A | How Do I Pick Which Project to Pursue?

    Sarah emailed me a question: "How do you balance being a multi-interested person?" Sarah wants to pursue music as a career, but also has business aspirations and a couple of other projects. How do you pick just one? In this video, I discuss choice paralysis, along with strategies for how to make a decision when you are overwhelmed with options. 

    • 12 min
    Interview 028 | Alyssum Quaglia

    Interview 028 | Alyssum Quaglia

    Alyssum brings the weird to the corporate world. As an industrial designer, she often has to communicate a feeling to a team, which is where her Pinterest boards come into play. They're an accumulation of images that Alyssum has collected for years, organized by various themes so that when she works on her next project, she knows exactly where to look for inspiration. In this interview, we discuss her process, her plan, and her passion for implementing art in the real world.   Alyssum's website: https://www.alyssum.design/  Her Pinterest boards:  https://www.pinterest.com/alyssumq/

    • 37 min
    The Quarantine Diaries

    The Quarantine Diaries

    In which I share what I've been doing whilst at home.

    • 15 min
    Interview 027 | Melissa Blount

    Interview 027 | Melissa Blount

    In quarantine, the problem isn't just teaching kids remotely - it's getting them access to a computer with internet. Melissa Blount works at a Title 1 middle school, and her job has shifted from being a librarian to being a social support hub for her students. COVID-19 swept the nation quickly, leaving schools with very little time to respond. Melissa and I examine what could have been done, and what mutual aid networks are doing to help.

    • 34 min
    Interview 026 | Salmonberry Goods

    Interview 026 | Salmonberry Goods

    In the months before COVID-19 swept the United States, Salmonberry Goods supplied farm-fresh baked goods to cafes and markets across Seattle. Now their business looks a lot different - they've lost 90% of their wholesale market, had to close their cafes, and now are focused on delivering organic food items to folks at home. In this interview, we talk about what they're doing in uncharted waters, and the response in their community of small businesses and farmers. 

    You can order from Salmonberry Goods at:  https://www.salmonberrygoods.com/

    • 26 min
    Interview 025 | Elliott Cost

    Interview 025 | Elliott Cost

    Elliott Cost makes unique, online experiences that foster a sense of community. Based in New York City, he recently launched a site called "special.fish", a slower-paced social media platform that feels like a collection of rich-text files masquerading as people. Each of his many projects have a simplistic surrealism that encourages the user to explore at their own pace - similar to how we poked through tumblr in the early 2010s. In this interview, we discuss his process, inspiration, and background in making websites using primarily html, css, and javascript.

    • 38 min

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I’m here for it

Listened to a few podcasts and really enjoying the casual coffee shop conversation vibes. It’s nice to hear the journeys of college grads who are a couple years into pursuing their profession (like the illustrator in Oregon, or the writer in Hollywood). Not a story you get to hear often it feels almost half cooked (in the best possible way) because the path is not entirely set.

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