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What is the Type A Creative? I'm so glad you asked!

The Type A Creative is a podcast for driven creatives.

For a long time, when I thought of the word “artist” I usually thought of a painter — someone floaty and magical, absorbed in their own world of art.

But, I’m not like that. Yes, I’m a writer and designer. But I’ve got a business brain and some monster-sized ambition to match. For years I’ve been running a business and building a career around my creative skills. But now, I’m also working to cultivate a creative practice that's not necessarily for sale, for a client, or to fulfill some ambition. I'm out to have some "creativity for keeps."

As driven people, we often have a hard time believing this kind of creativity is "worth it." We sneakily talk ourselves into thinking it has to turn into a business, otherwise, it's indulgent, or simply not worth our time.

I'm looking for a bit of inner peace between my driven entrepreneur and my inner artist. My question for myself, and hopefully all of you is, "How do we balance a life where we want BOTH? Both creativity and art, but also big career goals?"

In this podcast, I talk to people who are starting new creative projects, have thriving creative projects, and have conversations with a rotating cast of my smart friends — from fellow bosses to creative directors and working writers, filmmakers, and artist.

Together we have conversations about what it is to be both Type A and creative.

The Type A Creative Jenni Brown, Online Entrepreneur, Branding Strategist, Writer and Artist

    • Arts
    • 5.0, 61 Ratings

What is the Type A Creative? I'm so glad you asked!

The Type A Creative is a podcast for driven creatives.

For a long time, when I thought of the word “artist” I usually thought of a painter — someone floaty and magical, absorbed in their own world of art.

But, I’m not like that. Yes, I’m a writer and designer. But I’ve got a business brain and some monster-sized ambition to match. For years I’ve been running a business and building a career around my creative skills. But now, I’m also working to cultivate a creative practice that's not necessarily for sale, for a client, or to fulfill some ambition. I'm out to have some "creativity for keeps."

As driven people, we often have a hard time believing this kind of creativity is "worth it." We sneakily talk ourselves into thinking it has to turn into a business, otherwise, it's indulgent, or simply not worth our time.

I'm looking for a bit of inner peace between my driven entrepreneur and my inner artist. My question for myself, and hopefully all of you is, "How do we balance a life where we want BOTH? Both creativity and art, but also big career goals?"

In this podcast, I talk to people who are starting new creative projects, have thriving creative projects, and have conversations with a rotating cast of my smart friends — from fellow bosses to creative directors and working writers, filmmakers, and artist.

Together we have conversations about what it is to be both Type A and creative.

    Submit for Season 3 Today!

    Submit for Season 3 Today!

    For season 3 of The Type A Creative, we are creating a creative mixtape and we want you, the listener, on the show! Are you a writer, poet, singer/songwriter, a podcaster, a playwright, or a visual artist? We want to interview you about your art & feature your art!
     
    Our theme for the season comes from the Dandelion card of the Fleurot deck and is all about mystery, subconscious, dreams, and illusion. Some ideas that come to mind on this topic include, learning in the darkness of night, truths that you weren’t aware of that were inside of you, exploring the shadow side of certain feelings, and universal feelings as a part of the human experience. What do these thoughts and ideas spark inside of you? Do you have existing art that fits into one of these ideas? We want you to submit your work -- it can be dark & serious or light & playful!
     
    Please submit your work at the http://www.thetypeacreative.com/submit by February 8th! Email jenni@thetypeacreative.com with any questions.



    About The Type A Creative Podcast:
    The Type A Creative is for those of us who feel like walking juxtapositions. You know who you are. You can balance spreadsheets just as easily as you can design a logo. Sometimes it’s a little disorienting because you’re a left-brain / right-brain blend that doesn’t always fit into the labels of “artist” or “numbers person.”
     
    On the show we bring in fellow bosses, painters, creative directors, filmmakers, entrepreneurs, and writers — together we’re having conversations about what it is to be both Type A and Creative.
     
    Don’t forget to rate & review The Type A Creative on iTunes,  join the Facebook group & follow Jenni on Instagram!

    • 6 min
    S3 Submission Reminder

    S3 Submission Reminder

    For season 3 of The Type A Creative, we are creating a creative mixtape and we want you, the listener, on the show! Are you a writer, poet, singer/songwriter, a podcaster, a playwright, or a visual artist? We want to interview you about your art & feature your art!
     
    Our theme for the season comes from the Dandelion card of the Fleurot deck and is all about mystery, subconscious, dreams, and illusion. Some ideas that come to mind on this topic include, learning in the darkness of night, truths that you weren’t aware of that were inside of you, exploring the shadow side of certain feelings, and universal feelings as a part of the human experience. What do these thoughts and ideas spark inside of you? Do you have existing art that fits into one of these ideas? We want you to submit your work -- it can be dark & serious or light & playful!
     
    Please submit your work at the http://www.thetypeacreative.com/submit by February 8th! Email jenni@thetypeacreative.com with any questions.


    About The Type A Creative Podcast:
    The Type A Creative is for those of us who feel like walking juxtapositions. You know who you are. You can balance spreadsheets just as easily as you can design a logo. Sometimes it’s a little disorienting because you’re a left-brain / right-brain blend that doesn’t always fit into the labels of “artist” or “numbers person.”
     
    On the show we bring in fellow bosses, painters, creative directors, filmmakers, entrepreneurs, and writers — together we’re having conversations about what it is to be both Type A and Creative.
     
    Don’t forget to rate & review The Type A Creative on iTunes,  join the Facebook group & follow Jenni on Instagram!

    • 5 min
    Join Our Creative Mix Tape

    Join Our Creative Mix Tape

    Welcome back to The Type A Creative & welcome to season three! I am so excited to be back in your earbuds after a long break. After doing about 50 episodes with tons of different artists across seasons 1 & 2, I started having this feeling that it was difficult to keep talking about the work without actually touching the work. With that in mind, I am partnering up with my friend, Nikki Bonsol, to co-host season three and we’re putting you, the listener, on the show to create a creative mixtape together! On this season opener, we are sharing the theme for this season’s creative mixtape, how to submit your work to be a part of the show, and what you have to look forward to on this season of The Type A Creative.
     
    Are you an artist or a creative? Know someone creative? We want you on the show! We’re looking for writers, singers, songwriters, podcasters, poets, painters, artists, and graphic designers! If you’re interested, visit http://www.thetypeacreative.com/submit and get your submissions in before Friday, February 8th! Email jenni@thetypeacreative.com with any questions.



    Mentioned In This Episode:
    Nikki's Music Website
    Nikki's Copywriting Website
    S2EP22 - Stephanie McKenna - Writing & Designing a Tarot Deck
    Fleurot
     
    About The Type A Creative Podcast:
    The Type A Creative is for those of us who feel like walking juxtapositions. You know who you are. You can balance spreadsheets just as easily as you can design a logo. Sometimes it’s a little disorienting because you’re a left-brain / right-brain blend that doesn’t always fit into the labels of “artist” or “numbers person.”
    On the show we bring in fellow bosses, painters, creative directors, film makers, entrepreneurs, and writers — together we’re having conversations about what it is to be both Type A and Creative.
    Don’t forget to rate & review The Type A Creative on iTunes,  join the Facebook group & follow Jenni on Instagram!

    • 15 min
    Season Two Wrap Up

    Season Two Wrap Up

    Today, Jenni wraps up season two! Don’t worry friends, this is not goodbye, it’s just a “see you later” while The Type A Creative takes a little break! In the meantime, find a way to bring The Type A magic into your life! Grab a couple friends to be in your creative huddle to keep you accountable on your creative journey, keep up with Jenni on Instagram, find a new friend in the Facebook group, or catch the next Creative Sunday Lab! If you missed any of our season two episodes, you can find them here!



    Mentioned In This Episode:
    S2Ep 9: LINDSAY JEAN THOMSON – How To Have An Awesome 100 Day Project
    S2Ep4: BEN HENRETIG – Telling Epic Stories and Shipping Projects
    S2Ep15: AMBER RAE – Worry and Wonder and Art
    S2Ep6: EZZIE SPENCER – Creating Within Moon Cycles
    S2Ep21: NIKKI BONSOL – Global Perspectives, Courage and Making Music
    S2Ep26: ELYSE BEARD + ASHLEY AIKELE – Saying Yes to Bravery
    S2Ep24: TYLER WETHERALL – How to Write a Story of a Lifetime
    S2Ep23: MICHELLE RIAL – Carving Out a Job as an Artist
    S2Ep22: STEPHANIE MCKENNA – Writing & Designing a Tarot Deck



    About The Type A Creative Podcast:
    The Type A Creative is for those of us who feel like walking juxtapositions. You know who you are. You can balance spreadsheets just as easily as you can design a logo. Sometimes it’s a little disorienting because you’re a left-brain / right-brain blend that doesn’t always fit into the labels of “artist” or “numbers person.”
     
    On the show we bring in fellow bosses, painters, creative directors, film makers, entrepreneurs, and writers — together we’re having conversations about what it is to be both Type A and Creative.
     
    Don’t forget to rate & review The Type A Creative on iTunes,  join the Facebook group & follow Jenni on Instagram!

    • 7 min
    REWIND - S2E1: CATHERINE MADDEN - Data & Doodles

    REWIND - S2E1: CATHERINE MADDEN - Data & Doodles

    Catherine Madden is a the founder of Relay — which is a design studio based in San Francisco that specializes in helping clients visualize and communicate data. Her approach is super exploratory and involves a LOT of doodling, but it is based on a foundation of experience in design thinking, data visualization consulting, and visual facilitation.  She does strategic storytelling, graphic recording for private clients, as well as classes and teaches for students wanting to develop their visual skills. 
     
    About The Type A Creative Podcast:
    The Type A Creative is for those of us who feel like walking juxtapositions. You know who you are. You can balance spreadsheets just as easily as you can design a logo. Sometimes it’s a little disorienting because you’re a left-brain / right-brain blend that doesn’t always fit into the labels of “artist” or “numbers person.”
    On the show we bring in fellow bosses, painters, creative directors, film makers, entrepreneurs, and writers — together we’re having conversations about what it is to be both Type A and Creative.

    Don’t forget to rate & review The Type A Creative on iTunes,  join the Facebook group & follow Jenni on Instagram!

    • 1 hr 13 min
    VAN LAI-DUMONE - How to Not Get Stuck in Your Job Description

    VAN LAI-DUMONE - How to Not Get Stuck in Your Job Description

    In this episode we talk about:
    The importance of nurturing creativity across all job descriptions How not everyone can do what they love, but the idea of bringing something you love to what you do Thinking of creativity as a muscle & the fact that conscious creativity leads to unconscious creativity A creative organization versus a stagnant organization How honoring diversity of thoughts leads to creativity in a company The difference between a “creative job” and bringing creativity to your role The Lego Serious Play Method How the best ideas come from play The resistance she experiences over the course of her career and how she has overcome that resistance How she facilitates everyone’s ideas being heard The different workshops that Van offers How Van helps encourage team engagement and collaboration A team art installation Three ways people can bring more creativity to their job What Van would name the right side of her brain


    Mentioned In This Episode:
    S2Ep12: Melissa Dinwiddie – Playing as a Creative
    Van’s Blog Post: Do What You Love. Or Bring Something You Love to What You Do.
    The Secret of the Highly Creative Thinker
    Lego Serious Play Method
    Story Pirates



    About Van:
    Van Lai-DuMone is a corporate trainer who sparks creativity in individuals and groups. She is the founder of worksmart, mobilizing companies to discover and utilize creativity at every level of their organization, so that ideas are shared freely, and all voices are heard.
     
    She brings over 15 years of leadership in learning and development, entrepreneurship, and business consulting to her corporate clients, including Google, Media Arts Lab and NBC Universal.
     
    As a Certified LEGO® Serious Play® Facilitator and Kaizen Muse® Creativity Coach, Van delivers unique hands-on activities that engage participants in a tactile and meaningful way.



    Connect with Van:
    On Her Website
    On Instagram
    On Facebook
    On Twitter
    On LinkedIn
     
    About The Type A Creative Podcast:
    The Type A Creative is for those of us who feel like walking juxtapositions. You know who you are. You can balance spreadsheets just as easily as you can design a logo. Sometimes it’s a little disorienting because you’re a left-brain / right-brain blend that doesn’t always fit into the labels of “artist” or “numbers person.”
     
    On the show we bring in fellow bosses, painters, creative directors, film makers, entrepreneurs, and writers — together we’re having conversations about what it is to be both Type A and Creative.

    Don’t forget to rate & review The Type A Creative on iTunes,  join the Facebook group & follow Jenni on Instagram!

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

ayyitskb ,

Love it!

I love listening to creative podcasts. These are all subjects I have wondered about and enjoyed listening to other people’s creative journeys. It’s so positive here I def. recommend!!

AnnieAAA ,

Worth binge listening

Fascinating interviews with insightful creatives. I’ve found some of my favorite new artists, authors, and podcasters from this podcast!

a_creative_life ,

The perfect blend of "right" and "left" brain

I actually kind of hate the "right brain" "left brain" thing, since people take it so literally, and the truth is we all use both sides of our brains in everything we do, BUT it's a great metaphor, and Jenni Brown exemplifies the metaphor beautifully in this podcast. Many of us are BOTH fully creative, AND driven, "Type A" types, and The Type A Creative fills a need for us, with great information and conversations. Beautifully produced (of course!), thoughtful, and engaging. Win, win, win!

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