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CYOP #145: Taking the Unexpected Route and Finding the Right People with Writer and Illustrator Ludi Leiva

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CYOP #145: Taking the Unexpected Route and Finding the Right People with Writer and Illustrator Ludi Leiva

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On today’s show, I chat with illustrator and writer Ludi Leiva about how she’s transitioned from working in media full-time to working for herself.

We also dive into what it means to be a creative in a place like New York (and why she’s decided to move out of the city), why she believes we all need to stop worrying about the perceptions of others, and why her family history has her dreaming of some really beautiful projects.

Happy listening!



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SHOW NOTES:

Ludi's website
Ludi on Instagram + Twitter
Ludi's work for Refinery29

Art by Malia Tong
Technical production by Ray Ortega
Me on Instagram
The official CYOP Instagram account
Get the Creative Digest



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CYOP #60 - Breaking the Mold + Venturing Beyond your Industry with Floral Designer Sullivan Owen

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CYOP #60 - Breaking the Mold + Venturing Beyond your Industry with Floral Designer Sullivan Owen

Floral Designer Sullivan Ownen // Photo:  Alison Conklin

Floral Designer Sullivan Ownen // Photo: Alison Conklin

Today's show brings me to the Philadelphia floral design studio of Sullivan Owen. There’s no doubt that Sullivan is incredibly talented in the realm of floral design, but her business sense is what truly reeled me in as we were chatting. 

During the interview, we cover her start in retail design and visual merchandising and how planning her own wedding turned her on to floral design. We also talk at length about the importance of innovation in creative work, the dangerous temptation of creating what already exists and the benefits of looking outside of your industry for inspiration.

Happy listening!


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FAVORITE QUOTE:

"It's not enough to be passionate about what you do. There has to be a need for your business." - Floral Designer Sullivan Owen

SHOW NOTES:

Follow along with Sullivan's adventures:



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