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CYOP #112 - Boosting Creative Inspiration Through Travel with Designer + Letterer Christine Herrin

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CYOP #112 - Boosting Creative Inspiration Through Travel with Designer + Letterer Christine Herrin

Photo: Christine Herrin

Photo: Christine Herrin


Today we’re hearing once again from designer and letterer Christine Herrin. If you listened to last week’s show, episode 111, you know that Christine’s passion is memory keeping and she’s built a business around designing modern products for those who love to capture and save memories. She also has a very full freelance schedule as a designer and hand letterer and just recently wrapped up her stint stint as an Adobe Creative Resident.

In today’s interview we talk about how travel is essential for jolting her creative brain into action. We also discuss the surprising places she’s found product design ideas in her travels, why she’s okay with both digital and physical types of memory keeping, and how she blends work and travel as a way to see the world and get stuff done at the same time.

Enjoy!



“There’s magic in the unfamiliar.” - Christine Herrin, Designer + Letterer // Art by  Melanie Biehle

“There’s magic in the unfamiliar.” - Christine Herrin, Designer + Letterer // Art by Melanie Biehle


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CYOP #88 - Changing Your Mind + Redefining Success with Author (and Hollywood Expat) Lisa Jakub

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CYOP #88 - Changing Your Mind + Redefining Success with Author (and Hollywood Expat) Lisa Jakub

CYOP #88 - Author (+ Hollywood Expat) Lisa Jakub // creatingyourownpath.com

Today's guest is actor-turned-author Lisa Jakub. If you’ve ever seen Mrs. Doubtfire or the original Independence Day, you’re likely familiar with her early work. I came across Lisa a few years ago on Twitter and she has since completely changed careers. She’s now a writer living thousands of miles away from Hollywood.

When I read Lisa’s book, You Look Like That Girl…, in which she details her major life and career shift, I knew I wanted to have her on this segment of the show. You might think the story of an actor-turned-writer would be completely un-relatable, but that couldn’t be further from the truth in this case.

In the interview, we chat about how Lisa got into acting at the age of four and how she handled the period of time between leaving Hollywood and where she is today. We also talk about the tools Lisa used to understand how she could view success outside of the world of acting and filmmaking, why she feels it’s important to talk about the difficult times she’s faced over the years and what she’s working on next.

Enjoy!


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"You're allowed to live your life in a way that makes you happy." — Lisa Jakub, Author + Hollywood Expat // creatingyourownpath.com

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CYOP #87 - Trying New Things + Overcoming Fears with Children's Artist Mishell Leong

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CYOP #87 - Trying New Things + Overcoming Fears with Children's Artist Mishell Leong

CYOP #87 - Children's Artist Mishell Leong // creatingyourownpath.com

On today’s show I’m talking with Mishell Leong, a children’s artist located in Singapore. She started her professional career as an accountant, spent some time in the restaurant industry, traveled a bit, overcame physical ailments and started a family before coming to the realization that she could actually paint!

In the interview we talk a lot about how Mishell worked through internal and external resistance as she embarked on her journey to becoming an artist. She also talks through the research she did as she was refining her style as an artist, why her years as an accountant have made her a better business person and why she remains open to career shifts as she continues on her current path.

Enjoy!


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"Just try it out. If it doesn't work, go and do something else." — Mishell Leong, Children's Artist // creatingyourownpath.com

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CYOP #49 - Working with Your Significant Other + Building Intentional Brands with Caroline Winata + Josh Daniels of Giggle + Riot

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CYOP #49 - Working with Your Significant Other + Building Intentional Brands with Caroline Winata + Josh Daniels of Giggle + Riot

Caroline Winata + Josh Daniels of  Giggle + Riot ,  GoodWork HQ ,  Milou + Olin Photography  + more! // Photo:  Jill Carmel Photography

Caroline Winata + Josh Daniels of Giggle + Riot, GoodWork HQMilou + Olin Photography + more! // Photo: Jill Carmel Photography

Today's show brings me to Sacramento's GoodWork HQ to chat with Caroline Wintata and Josh Daniels about all of their various businesses. Caroline is a photographer who focuses primarily on weddings, portraits and boudoir sessions and together they run Giggle + Riot, a photo booth rental company; GoodWorkHQ, a collaborative work space for event professionals; and they’ve even started a company with their photo booth designer—Brian Schmitt—that will allow them to manufacture their amazing photo booth designs for others.

In the interview we dive into the realities of working with a significant other, how Josh and Caroline navigated the process of starting several businesses together, how they have grown each brand over time and much more.

Enjoy!


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FAVORITE QUOTE:

"Have a plan." -- Caroline Winata of Giggle + Riot, Milou + Olin + GoodWork HQ

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CYOP #33 - Becoming an Author + Getting Out of Your Own Head with Lifestyle Writer Anne Sage

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CYOP #33 - Becoming an Author + Getting Out of Your Own Head with Lifestyle Writer Anne Sage

Anne Sage , lifestyle writer // Photo:  Dana Grant Photography

Anne Sage, lifestyle writer // Photo: Dana Grant Photography

Today's show brings me to the home of Lifestyle Writer, Creative Director and Social Media Strategist Anne Sage. I've been a longtime admirer of her work, so I was thrilled when I found out we'd be able to meet up while I was in LA. 

In the interview we chat about Anne's new interiors book (out this fall) and how she dealt with the grueling (and rewarding) process of writing and publishing her first book. We also talk about the difference between our online selves and our real life selves, how Anne pieces together her income and why starting a creative career will force you to get to know yourself really, really well.

Happy listening! 


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Anne Sage on writing a book: "Keep telling yourself this will all be worth it."

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