Creative Pep Talk

Creative Pep Talk

Canada

This show aims to help freelance illustrators make money making awesome work. The host, graphic illustrator Andy J. Miller, tries to bring some strategy and clarity to your creative career.

Episodes

127 - The Key to Unlocking Your Artistic Voice  

127 - The Key to Unlocking Your Artistic Voice Finding your unique artistic voice might just be the key to creative career success. So what’s the key to finding it? In this episode we talk about the key mindset shift that helps put you on the road to finding your voice, with a systematic, step by step process. Creative Pep Talk THE BOOK! creativepeptalk.com/shop/thebook Creative Pep Rally - a day long workshop pizza party celebration with Andy J. Pizza and friends! Find out more: Creativepeptalk.com/cpr Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk

126 - How to Make Big Career Changes When You Have Little Time  

You ever have those moments when you look around at your life and wonder how you got there? Do you try to silence that little whisper in your mind that says ‘this is not what you’re supposed to be doing with your life!’? In this episode we talk about embracing that voice and taking action. Life is too short to play it safe and live a life you’re not proud of. Find the secret stash of time and energy you're wasting and maximize it for the career change you want to make. Creative Pep Talk THE BOOK! creativepeptalk.com/shop/thebook Creative Pep Rally - a day long workshop pizza party celebration with Andy J. Pizza and friends! Find out more: Creativepeptalk.com/cpr Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Twenty20 - Stock Photos that don’t suck! Get your first 5 photos free at twenty20.com/cpt

125 - Keep Growing with Danielle Evans  

TODAY IS A VERY SPECIAL DAY!!! TWO MASSIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS: 1 - Creative Pep Talk THE BOOK! creativepeptalk.com/shop/thebook AND 2 - Creative Pep Rally - a day long workshop pizza party celebration with Andy J. Pizza and friends! Find out more: Creativepeptalk.com/cpr Dimensional lettering artist Danielle Evans is helping me make this event happen, so I thought what better way to announce it than with a special conversation with her! This is a shop talk / real talk episode. In this episode we talk about how to find your voice, developing your craft and what to do when you’ve achieved some of your goals but still feel like there’s a long way to go. Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Twenty20 - Stock Photos that don’t suck! Get your first 5 photos free at twenty20.com/cpt

124 - The New Path to a Satisfying Career  

124 - The New Path to a Satisfying Career The only people I know who are truly satisfied with their career are those who are willing to build something completely custom made. Embracing your career as the ultimate creative project can be a powerful and liberating perspective shift, and in this episode, I’m going to explain the step by step process I use to approach my career in a creative manner. Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Twenty20 - Stock Photos that don’t suck! Get your first 5 photos free at twenty20.com/cpt

123 - 25 Ways to Stand Out  

I don’t have to tell you that it’s NOISY out there and it’s never been tougher to stand out from the crowd. In this episode I’ll share 25 ideas that you can use to make a ruckus and get noticed! Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk

122 - How to Build Sustainable Income & Thrive!  

Making a good living, making great art is my definition of success. In this episode, I give you practical tips on how to stimulate a thriving ecosystem of creative money making. Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Twenty20 - Stock Photos that don’t suck! Get your first 5 photos free at twenty20.com/cpt

121 - Make Space for Creativity with Kate Bingaman-Burt  

121 - Making Space for Creativity with Kate Bingaman-Burt Today on the show we have creative sensation KATE BINGAMAN-BURT! Get ready to GET ULTRA PEPPED and learn from one of the most creatively wise humans I know! http://www.katebingamanburt.com/ https://www.instagram.com/katebingburt Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk

120 - Give Your Art a Makeover  

120 - Give Your Art a Makeover Did you ever see that 90s film ‘She’s All That’? Well let’s do that but for your creative portfolio! It’s time to take the glasses off! :D I will both be speaking at this year’s Midwest Craft Con, Feb 10-12. Pep talk listeners will get a 20% discount with promo code PEP https://midwestcraftcon.com/ Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk

119 - Why There's No Excuse  

This episode is a brand new live talk that I did for the AAF chapter in Baton Rouge. If there’s a paved road to where you’d like to go, the connection has already been made and the opportunity for creativity is already gone. There’s always an excuse not to do the work you’re here to do, there’s always an obstacle, and in this episode I suppose that maybe that’s not such a bad thing? Had such a blast going down to the South for this talk, thanks Baton Rouge for having me! I will both be speaking at this year’s Midwest Craft Con, Feb 10-12. Pep talk listeners will get a 20% discount with promo code PEP https://midwestcraftcon.com/ Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Check out their new EP http://metavari.com/ Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk

118 - Finding Your Flow with Yao Cheng  

118 - Finding Your Flow with Yao Cheng I recently had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with the wonderful Yao Cheng! Yao is a watercolor artist and designer based in Columbus, Ohio. While she has been painting and drawing since the age of 5, her introduction to watercolor really began a few years ago while exploring new painting techniques. With this medium, the connection was immediate and it has since defined her painting style and marked the beginning for Yao Cheng Design! We talk about starting your own business, Yao’s artistic breakthroughs and what it feels like when you’ve found your flow. Yao and I will both be speaking at this year’s Midwest Craft Con, Feb 10-12. Pep talk listeners will get a 20% discount with promo code PEP https://midwestcraftcon.com/ http://www.yaochengdesign.com/ Get your “Let’s Do This” - Goal Notebook here: http://www.creativepeptalk.com/shop/scout-books-lets-do-this-goal-notebook Sign up to my online course, the CPT MFBA here: creativepeptalk.com/mfba Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. They have a phenomenal new single!! It's called Proactive Evolution and it's SO GOOD. Go check it out! Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk

117 - Powerful Goal Setting  

The way you approach goal setting can have a tremendous effect on whether you actually achieve them. In this episode, I share a recent a breakthrough in my approach to goal setting that’s been extremely reenergizing in my everyday life. Get your “Let’s Do This” - Goal Notebook here: http://www.creativepeptalk.com/shop/scout-books-lets-do-this-goal-notebook Sign up to my online course, the CPT MFBA here: creativepeptalk.com/mfba Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. They have a phenomenal new single!! It's called Proactive Evolution and it's SO GOOD. Go check it out! Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Audible Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Get a free audiobook with a free 30 day trial at audible.com/peptalk.

116 - Unlock Your True Potential  

This episode is about giving space to that small whisper in your life that tells you there’s a reason for your existence. Tapping into this purpose unleashes a well of creative energy like nothing else can! Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk

115 - How to Get Super Motivated for 2017  

115 - How to Get Super Motivated for 2017 Have you had a hard time getting motivated for 2017? Honestly, I’ve struggled too, but I’ve found some ideas that have really helped me. In this episode we explore the power of dreaming up a compelling future and how that can transform today’s motivation. Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Scout Books - Save 15% on your order and get a FREE 3-pack! at scoutbooks.com/creativepeptalk

114 - 9 Ways to Make 2018 Your Best Year Yet  

No that title is not a typo. In this episode we dream big about what an ideal January 1st 2018 would look like, so we can spend a year working hard to get there. I've found I ride the wave that I created the year before. This episode contains 9 of the most effective principles I use for making the most explosive changes to your creative career. Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Scout Books - Save 15% on your order and get a FREE 3-pack! at scoutbooks.com/creativepeptalk

113 - Why Your Marketing Isn't Working  

It’s very easy to feel hopeless in your marketing. Here’s why: if you think marketing starts when you go to tell people about your work, you’re doing it wrong. It’s not just what you say, it’s how you say it! In this episode we take a deeper, more comprehensive view of marketing that starts before you make any artwork at all! Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Scout Books - Save 15% on your order and get a FREE 3-pack! at scoutbooks.com/creativepeptalk

112 - Quit Hiding!  

Who run the world? TROLLS. No I’m not talking about Donald Trump… In this weeks episode we get real. What’s stoping you from making authentic work? How can you overcome these hurdles and truly connect with your audience? Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Scout Books - Save 15% on your order and get a FREE 3-pack! at scoutbooks.com/creativepeptalk

111 - Quit Pursuing Other People's Dreams with Chase Jarvis  

Today we have world renowned photographer and founder of Creative Live, Chase Jarvis! Chase shares his story and the personal breakthroughs that helped become the entrepreneur that he is today. Save 25% of a class at Creative Live: creativelive.com/pep Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Scout Books - Save 15% on your order and get a FREE 3-pack! at scoutbooks.com/creativepeptalk

110 - How to Know What to Make  

In this episode we discuss how to know what work YOU should be making. I share my process of gathering ideas and how I’ve determined the type of content I’d like to feature in my work. This isn’t just about personal work. Yes it may start there, but that personal work will lead to the type of clients you get too. This is why it’s so important to dig deep and get clear on what you want your work to be about. Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music. Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk Scout Books - Save 15% on your order at scoutbooks.com/creativepeptalk

109 - From Despair to Hope  

A quick message of hope for the day after.

108 - What Clients Want  

Here’s a little known fact: clients are people too! In this episode we look at the big picture and identify the 4 things that I believe are essential for building great client relationships AND I speak with real life ‘clients’! AKA Senior Art Director at TIME Magazine, Martin Gee, Nautilus Art Director Len Small and NPR Art Director LA Johnson about what they really want from their artists. Martin Gee http://www.ohmgee.com/ Len Small http://www.lensmalldesign.com/ LA Johnson http://www.thelajohnson.com/ Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad! http://astropad.com/?utm_source=Creative%20Pep%20Talk&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Creative%20Pep%20Talk

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