300 episodes

On YOUR WORLD OF CREATIVITY, best-selling author and global brand innovator, Mark Stinson introduces you to some of the world’s leading creative talent from publishing, film, animation, music, restaurants, medical research, and more.

In every episode, you'll discover:
- How to tap into your most original thinking.
- Inspiration from the experts’ own experience.
- Specific tools, exercises, and formulas to organize your ideas.
- And most of all, you’ll learn how to make connections

 and create opportunities to publish, post, record, display, sell, market, and promote
 your creative work.

Listen for the latest insights for creative people who want to stop questioning themselves and overcome obstacles to launch their creative endeavors out into the world.

Connect with Mark at www.Mark-Stinson.com

Your World of Creativity Mark Stinson

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On YOUR WORLD OF CREATIVITY, best-selling author and global brand innovator, Mark Stinson introduces you to some of the world’s leading creative talent from publishing, film, animation, music, restaurants, medical research, and more.

In every episode, you'll discover:
- How to tap into your most original thinking.
- Inspiration from the experts’ own experience.
- Specific tools, exercises, and formulas to organize your ideas.
- And most of all, you’ll learn how to make connections

 and create opportunities to publish, post, record, display, sell, market, and promote
 your creative work.

Listen for the latest insights for creative people who want to stop questioning themselves and overcome obstacles to launch their creative endeavors out into the world.

Connect with Mark at www.Mark-Stinson.com

    John Lumgair, Animation Director at Quirky Motion

    John Lumgair, Animation Director at Quirky Motion

    Welcome back to "Your World of Creativity," where we dive into unique stories from creators worldwide. Today, we explore a fascinating project with John Lumgair, animation director at Quirky Motion Studios in London, crafting a tale of resistance against technocracy through the eyes of a jazz-playing cow.
    John's Website
    John on YouTube
    @quirkymotion on Instagram
    John's Facebook page
    **Highlights:**
    - **The Jazz Cow Concept**: Jazz Cow follows the story of a bohemian cow leading a resistance movement against encroaching big tech, with a heist to retrieve his saxophone as the central plot.
    - **Influences and Symbolism**: Influenced by classics like "1984" and the symbolism of jazz as freedom, Jazz Cow juxtaposes the liberty of music with the control of technology.
    - **Creative Process**: The project evolved from a humorous concept about a jazz-playing superhero cow into a deeper narrative confronting societal issues, driven by collaborative creativity.
    - **Artistic Vision**: Drawing from traditional 2D animation, Jazz Cow blends noir aesthetics with vibrant colors and incorporates influences from artists like Aaron Douglas and jazz album covers.
    - **Funding and Engagement**: Lumgair adopts a crowdfunding approach, engaging audiences early and offering pre-sales of merchandise and streaming to fund the pilot episode, emphasizing the importance of audience involvement.
    **Pull-out Quote:**
    "I think in many ways, we've got to laugh at this stuff because everything's got so serious... Satire is good to get us to look at ourselves." - John Lumgair

    This episode offers insights into the challenges of animation production, the importance of maintaining relationships, and the journey from concept to execution in creative projects.
    As we anticipate the Jazz Cow Kickstarter campaign, let's continue supporting independent creators like John Lumgare, fostering connections and unlocking diverse worlds of creativity. Stay tuned for more inspiring stories on the next episode!

    Thanks to our sponsors, White Cloud Coffee Roasters and Exact Rush Publishing.

    • 20 min
    Costas Schuler, founder of Envisionary Design

    Costas Schuler, founder of Envisionary Design

    Welcome back to *Your World of Creativity*, where we dive into the minds of fascinating creatives. Today, we explore the journey of Costas Schuler, founder of Envisionary Design.
    costas's Website
    **Highlights:**
    - **Creative Triumphs:** Costas shares his unique blend of humor and deep insights that have fueled his decades-long career in design.
    - **Intuition in Creativity:** Embracing a childlike state allows for intuitive and innovative thinking, leading to effortless creativity.
    - **Fractional Creative Direction:** Costas introduces the concept of a fractional creative director, blending a subscription model with high-quality, personalized design services.
    - **The Power of Truth:** Through his involvement in the Warrior Week community, Costas emphasizes the importance of truth-telling for personal growth and creativity.
    - **Gratitude and Ego:** Costas highlights the role of gratitude in maintaining a fresh perspective and overcoming creative obstacles, cautioning against the pitfalls of ego-driven behavior.
    Pull-Out Quote:
    "The simplest thing I've discovered is the ego. When the ego gets in the way, things go badly. When it becomes about you and you're blaming other people, you're in for a world of hurt." - Costas Schuler

    Thank you for joining us on this enlightening journey with Costas Schuler. Be sure to check out Envisionary Design and stay tuned for more captivating conversations on *Your World of Creativity*.

    • 30 min
    Matt McLean, Chief Uncle at Uncle Matt's Organic

    Matt McLean, Chief Uncle at Uncle Matt's Organic

    🎙️🌍 Welcome back to "Your World of Creativity" podcast! 🌟
    On this show, we've journeyed through various creative experiences, from entertainment to furniture, and today, we're diving into the world of organic juices with Uncle Matt's Organic.
    🍊 Founder and Chief Uncle, Matt McLean, joins us to share the remarkable story behind Uncle Matt's Organic and its journey from farm to bottle to local stores.
    Here are 5 highlights from our conversation:
    - **Roots to Fruits:** Matt shares how Uncle Matt's Organic started from humble beginnings on just three acres in his father's backyard, following devastating freezes that wiped out their citrus groves.
    - **Navigating Challenges:** Facing obstacles ranging from weather calamities to citrus greening disease, Matt discusses the resilience needed in the agricultural industry and how organic farming remains central to their mission.
    - **Creative Innovations:** From developing a full line of organic beverages beyond orange juice to infusing functional ingredients like elderberry for immune-boosting properties, Uncle Matt's Organic stays ahead of emerging trends with creativity at its core.
    - **Distribution Dynamics:** Matt delves into the intricacies of building distribution channels, from local health food stores to larger supermarket chains, and the logistical challenges of maintaining freshness in perishable products.
    - **Commitment to Mission:** Uncle Matt's Organic is not just a brand; it's a mission-driven endeavor committed to organic farming practices and consumer health, fueled by a dedicated team aligned with their vision.
    🌱 Pull-out Quote from Matt McLean: "In America, no profit goes up unchallenged. Similarly, no good idea goes unchallenged. Business is the ultimate game of creativity."
    Join the conversation and connect with Uncle Matt's Organic:
    Website: unclematts.com
    Social Media: @unclematts (Instagram, TikTok)
    LinkedIn: Matt McLean
    Keep unlocking your world of creativity with us as we explore inspiring stories and innovative ideas from around the globe. Until next time, I'm Mark Stinson, signing off from Clermont, Florida. Stay creative, stay inspired! 🚀 #YourWorldOfCreativity #OrganicInnovation #CreativeJourneys

    • 24 min
    Ricky Zhang, Creator of Prince of Travel for Miles and Points

    Ricky Zhang, Creator of Prince of Travel for Miles and Points

    In this episode, we travel to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to chat with Ricky Zhang, the Founder and CEO at Prince of Travel.
    https://princeoftravel.com/
    https://www.youtube.com/princeoftravel
    https://www.instagram.com/princeoftravel/
    Ricky shares insights into his journey from a passionate traveler to building a successful travel brand.
    1. **The Birth of "Prince of Travel":** Ricky explains how the name "Prince of Travel" originated from his desire to start a travel blog and the struggle to find the perfect domain name. "Prince of Travel" captured the essence of traveling the world on one's terms.
    2. **Inspiration Behind the Venture:** Ricky's upbringing, marked by family travels and exposure to diverse cultures, fueled his passion for travel and eventually led to the inception of Prince of Travel.
    3. **Strategies for Travel Rewards:** Ricky delves into the world of travel rewards, emphasizing the potential to leverage loyalty programs and credit card optimization to stretch travel budgets and unlock premium experiences.
    4. **Building a Strong Digital Brand:** Ricky discusses the importance of upholding high standards in content creation, from video production to website design, to cultivate trust and engagement with the audience.
    5. **Navigating the Digital Space:** Ricky offers advice for aspiring entrepreneurs entering the digital space, highlighting the significance of creativity, consistency, and community-building for long-term success.
    **Key Quote from Ricky:**
    - "The world's becoming more connected...there's more lands of opportunities out there." - Ricky Zhang
    Mark expresses gratitude for Ricky's insights and encourages listeners to continue their journey of creativity and exploration. He invites them to join in for future episodes as they unlock the world of creativity together.

    • 23 min
    Angie Newell, author "All I See is Violence"

    Angie Newell, author "All I See is Violence"

    Welcome back to "Your World of Creativity," where we explore inspiration, idea organization, and launching creative work into the world. Today, we're thrilled to speak with Angie Elita Newell, author of the captivating new book, "All I See is Violence," recently released by Greenleaf Book Group.
    Angie's Website
    https://www.instagram.com/angieelitanewell/
    Highlights:
    1. Angie's book weaves together the stories of a woman warrior, a ruthless general, and a single mother, offering a unique perspective on the legacy of a stolen nation.
    2. Drawing from her background in history and literature, Angie discusses her journey of blending academic research with creative writing and her First Nations heritage.
    3. Angie shares insights into her creative process, highlighting the importance of vulnerability and expressing truth in storytelling.
    4. Through her novel, Angie explores deep historical and cultural insights, challenging romanticized versions of history and emphasizing the need for critical thinking.
    5. Looking ahead, Angie provides a glimpse into her next project, a story about Geronimo and the Apache community, promising another fascinating exploration of history and wisdom.
    Key Quote from Angie:
    "I think you get to these points when you're writing and you're working as an artist where you have a small moment where you're like, I wonder if I should not write that. I want to write that, but I wonder if other people read this, should I not write that? Should I not share that, be, like, that vulnerable? And you said that in your beginning, so you have to and in choosing vulnerability, which I did, you learn a deeper version of yourself. Yeah. You end up, you're expressing truth now. You're not expressing an illusion."
    Don't miss this insightful conversation with Angie Elita Newell, available on all major podcast platforms. Remember, embracing diverse perspectives and telling untold stories can pave the way for a more enlightened world.
    https://www.instagram.com/GreenleafBookGr
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/greenleaf-book-group/
    Tune in next time as we continue our creative journey around the globe. Until then, keep unlocking your world of creativity.

    • 27 min
    Jayson Johnson, Strike Five Films

    Jayson Johnson, Strike Five Films

    Welcome back to "YOUR WORLD OF CREATIVITY"! Today, we're exploring the vibrant landscape of creativity in the San Francisco Bay area with our special guest, screenwriter, filmmaker, and producer, Jayson Johnson. Join us as we delve into Jayson's multi-faceted creative journey and discover the secrets behind his signature style.
    Jayson's Website
    Jayson on YouTube
    Highlights:
    - Jayson's diverse portfolio showcases a range of styles, from moody club scenes to outdoor landscapes, reflecting his eclectic creative vision.
    - His experiences growing up in Chicagoland and exploring the diverse environments of San Francisco have shaped his preference for varied experiences and aesthetics.
    - Despite working on notable projects for networks like Discovery, ABC, and Netflix, Jayson remains committed to telling compelling stories that resonate with audiences.
    - He emphasizes the importance of collaboration in the creative process, valuing the input of fellow filmmakers and artists.
    - Jayson's journey from an entry-level job at Francis Ford Coppola's winery to founding Strike Five Films is a testament to the power of perseverance and seizing unexpected opportunities.
    Key Quote from Jayson: "I want to be a filmmaker of the people, for the people. I would love to have your support. Love to earn your support."
    Tune in to gain insights into the practical aspects of bringing your creative vision to life and unlocking your full potential in the world of creativity. Until next time, keep creating!

    • 20 min

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A Must-Listen!

This show is an invaluable treasure trove for the modern creative spirit. Every episode blends wisdom from top-tier creatives with actionable steps for those on the unconventional path. It's more than just inspiration—it's a call to action for every creative soul to follow their dreams and change the world!

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