Ted Sollinger otterartstudio.com is a graphic designer and artist based in Chicago. Much of his work is figurative, with wood being one of his favorite substrates. We spoke about getting more people enjoying and creating art. Read More
Ernesto Lopez is the owner of Chicago based Oak Leaf Garden Design. I loved learning about the origins of his interest in gardening and how he always sees the potential of things before he begins. We start our conversation with one of the unique aspects of what he does; that it combines both creativity and biology. Read More
Ernesto Heen artinuum.com and I met at a 6 week painting and drawing workshop in Florence Italy. He is currently a painter based in Hamburg Germany and also has started teaching art technique. Ernesto’s background is very similar to mine and our creative journey has many parallels. Read More
Brian Justice’s brianjustice.com career spans the visual and written arts. He was an oil painter, transitioned to being a freelance writer and is currently working on a play. We speak about creativity across all of these roles and how he keeps things moving forward. Read More
John McDaviit mcdavittdesign.com is an artist and muralist who paints large, public murals. We met at industry event and I immediate liked him. I found his energy fantastic and him very easy to talk to. John's background is different from mine and I aways like speaking with those who have had a different creative journey than me. Read More
Diana Leviton Gondek www.dianalevitongondek.com is a visual artist who’s childhood was filled with all forms of creative activities and creative people. We discuss her journey and what her background in art taught her about being a mom.
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Marlon Lyles https://www.facebook.com/Marlon-Lyles-Art is an artist with a varied background, including time as a Chicago Public Schools English teacher. I just love teachers and it is always great to be able to speak with them. Marlon’s unique and art work is called geometric abstraction and it is inspired from a surprising source.
Comic books, figure drawing and being an artist after a zombie apocalypse; I spoke to artist Eric Elliott www.elliotteric.com about all sorts of topics in this refreshing and fun conversation.
Juan de Lascurain juandelascurain.com is an artist-designer from Mexico City. He travels the world painting and exhibiting his work as well as commercializing his brand Dream Big. We spoke about faith, believing in yourself and seeing obstacles as adventures.
Allie Pleiter www.alliepleiter.com is a speaker, coach and bestselling author of over 40 books. She is also a creativity and productivity expert who helps creative people be more productive and business people be more creative.
Brad Leslie www.bradleyleslie.com is a very talented Chicago based visual artist. We spoke about keeping things moving forward in and out of the studio. From taking planned breaks to meditatve walks without a cellphone, we offer a few ideas for listeners.
The works of Chicago based artist Robert Poraziski are characterized by adaptation, change, transformation and mutability. We spoke about his journey, creative experince and keeping things moving forward. https://www.rporazinski.com Read More
Greg O'Neill is the co-owner of the Pastoral family of businesses. We spoke about how the business started (very small) for him and his partner Ken, the journey so far and the role of creativity. Read More
Paul Schultz is a Chicago based tiny home and furniture designer with many many imaginative interests. He has one of the most active creative minds I have ever encountered. He has this unbounded thinking combined with the abilities actually produce his ideas. Read More
Sunny, vibrant Electro-Pop/New Wave from Chicago, IL, BESTMAN is the creation of multi-instrumentalist, Brian Clothier. I spoke with Brian about his latest project and his musical path so far. Read More
JR Sousa is CCO, Chief Canine Officer, of Waggeyland in Boston, MA. He is a wonderful example of a person combining passions with a transferred a skillset to create something new and amazing. Read More
Alex Wolking www.alexwolking.com is a Chicago based realtor. When I was considering creating a podcast, I immediately thought of him. His energy and spirit are contagious and I think he has a lot to say about finding new ways to approach work and our lives. Read More