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CYOP Road Trip 2015

CYOP #68 - The Benefits of Dabbling + Making Travel a Priority with Photographer Simone Anne

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CYOP #68 - The Benefits of Dabbling + Making Travel a Priority with Photographer Simone Anne

Today I’m chatting with Simone Anne, a professional photographer and avid traveler based out of Berkeley, California. She’s very talented and offers up insight beyond her years. Truly—some of the things she says in this episode had me thinking deep thoughts about the meaning behind my work.

In the interview Simone and I talk about how she got started with photography at a fairly young age, why traveling makes her better at her job and what made her decide to pursue hobbies that have absolutely nothing to do with photography.

She’s an incredible person and her work speaks for itself. I can't think of a better way to wrap up Season 2!

Enjoy!


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FAVORITE QUOTE:

"You can always change your mind. You don't have to love it forever. You can just love it right now." -- Simone Anne, Photographer

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CYOP #67 - Looking at the Big Picture with Lisa Jackson of Good on Paper

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CYOP #67 - Looking at the Big Picture with Lisa Jackson of Good on Paper

Today’s show brings me to Berkeley, California to chat with Lisa Jackson of Good on Paper. As a stationery and print goods designer, Lisa creates both ready-made collections for companies like Tiny Prints and Wedding Paper Divas and does a ton of custom work for freelance clients.

What you might not know about Lisa, however, is that she has a full-time job with an environmental consulting firm and she’s a self-taught designer. In the interview we chat about why Lisa has kept her full-time gig even though she has nearly a full-time workload with Good on Paper, how sharing bits of her personal story on her site and social media accounts has resulted in some interesting collaborations and what it’s been like to grow a family and career in Berkeley.

Enjoy!


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FAVORITE QUOTE:

"If you're just starting, say yes to everything. Then when you get to the point when you can start saying no [...], it's okay to say no." -- Lisa Jackson of Good on Paper  

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CYOP #66 - Experimenting + Letting Your Career Take Time with Natalie Davis of Canoe

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CYOP #66 - Experimenting + Letting Your Career Take Time with Natalie Davis of Canoe

Today’s show brings to the home of Natalie Davis of the leather goods brand, Canoe, to chat about her career path, the growth she’s seen with her leatherworking business over the years and the magical land in which she creates—Austin, Texas. If you happen upon Natalie’s website, you may not realize that she also helps her husband with his business venture—a butcher shop and restaurant in Austin—and that up until recently, she was also a design professor. In the interview, we dive into all of her different roles and how each one feeds into her creativity in different ways... 

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CYOP #65 - Taking a Business Break + Rethinking Online Sales with Artist + Designer Jen Moulton

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CYOP #65 - Taking a Business Break + Rethinking Online Sales with Artist + Designer Jen Moulton

Today's show brings me to Austin, Texas to visit with artist, designer and maker Jen Moulton who creates everything from jewelry to leather goods to ceramics out of her home studio. Of course, I’ve been following her journey for some time and when I started to notice a shift in her work and the way she was approaching her art, I knew I needed to sit down and talk with her.

In the interview we cover her journey from having a "real job" to being a full-time artist, how she’s shifting her business model to maximize her creativity and—this was really interesting to me—how and why she decided to take a break from her business earlier this year.

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FAVORITE QUOTE:

"The path will present itself as long as you show up, have the faith and do the work." — Artist + Designer Jen Moulton

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CYOP #64 - Diversifying your Work + Being Resourceful with Graffiti + Fine Artist Troy Duff

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CYOP #64 - Diversifying your Work + Being Resourceful with Graffiti + Fine Artist Troy Duff

Today’s show brings me to East Nashville to chat with Graffiti and Fine Artist Troy Duff. He’s a Nashville native who has created an incredible career around his art, but he’s also worked as a model and actor—he was actually part of that iPod silhouette advertising campaign several years ago—and he created his own clothing line as well. In the interview, we talk about why Troy made the move back to Nashville after his time in Los Angeles, what it was like getting into the graffiti art scene without all of the tools and resources that are available these days and how he diversifies his work so that he is truly a working artist...

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