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Muse Margins

Muse Margins

By Muse Margins
A Podcast for aspiring creatives
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S3 - Ep3 - Let's do a Q&A!
We thought that we would do a "fun" Q&A episode this week to lighten the mood. (We can get quite deep sometimes lol)  Now that you know us a bit better, we would also love to get to know our audience a bit better too, so please share your own answers with us too. Here are some of the questions below: How old are you? What else would you have been if you weren't in your current career/profession? If you could go anywhere in the world, where would that be? How do you spend a typical weekend? What is the proudest moment in your business/career?  What is your favourite book? Where do you see yourself in 2 years? What are your "pet peeves"?
25:05
March 04, 2022
S3 - Ep2 - Photography Communication & when to Upgrade your Camera
In this episode, we chat about the importance of communication between the Photographer & the client. We also discuss when is the right time to make the jump to upgrade your Camera. It's not necessary to have the best most expensive equipment, it's more important to have the RIGHT equipment for you & your brand. 
22:48
February 18, 2022
S3 - Ep1 - Launching a Product & Collaboration
It's a brand new year and a brand new season of MM! We have some awesome topics lined up, but to kick off this season we chat about launching a Product and the importance of collaboration when doing so. 
19:11
February 04, 2022
Season 2 - Episode 9 - It's a Wrap!
It's a Wrap! Looking back on 2021 & setting goals for the New Year In our final podcast episode for the year, and for our season, we look back on another rollercoaster of a year and reflect on our business growth and lessons learned.  We also discuss some new plans for the future. We look forward to launching Season 3 of the Muse Margins Podcast in 2022! We wish you a Festive Season with your family and friends, & a very Happy New Year, See you in 2022! Cheers, Lisa & Niki xx
12:32
December 03, 2021
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Lets Talk Photography
In a full episode today we chat about all things photography! Firstly what is needed to get started, how to go about it and our experiences breaking into the wedding industry, and what ideal clients we look for today.  We also share some interesting and funny stories about past shoots.   Links to Adobe Editing Software:  https://creativecloud.adobe.com/ Links to free stock photo websites: https://unsplash.com/ https://www.pexels.com/ https://pixabay.com/
34:40
August 20, 2021
Season 2 - Episode 7 - How to not feel discouraged in your industry
We chat about feeling discouraged by competition in the industry and how you mustn't let that get you down. There is always something unique that one can bring to their work that no one else can.  Take pride in what you do, and the rest will follow.  Big Magic - Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24453082-big-magic
14:39
August 06, 2021
Season 2 - Episode 6 - How to say no to certain projects & clients
This week we chat about how to turn down projects or clients that don't align with your strengths, and why its important to find your niche and focus on it. It can be tough to decide what is worth focusing on, but in the long run, you will find that you attract more work that you enjoy doing.
11:20
July 23, 2021
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Interview with Zulke from ZKdesigners
We chat with Zulke about the wonderful world of textiles and branding.  This talented lady shares some amazing tips and experiences. 
27:12
March 19, 2021
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Regrets
In this episode, we discuss our biggest regrets in our career and in business.  We chat about the highs and lows of being a creative in this day and age and the lessons we have learnt along the way. 
23:28
March 05, 2021
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Funny Stories about our clients
We share some weird and wonderful stories that happened in our work. A funny collection of priceless moments! 
21:55
February 26, 2021
Season 2 - Episode 2 - How a design career and role evolves over the years
We discuss how both out design roles have evolved over the years and our unique journeys that made us who we are today. 
16:58
February 05, 2021
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Lockdown lessons, a new season and 2021 plans!
A brand new season for a brand new year. We discuss our lockdown experiences, lessons learnt and plans for 2021!
13:13
January 15, 2021
Episode 6: Instagram Tips & Tricks - an interview with Nadine Park, founder of Hope Gathers Design Studio
In the second part of our featured interview with Nadine from Hope Gathers Design Studio, she shares some amazing Instagram tips with us, to help build a successful brand & business online.   We were lucky enough to record a few episodes before the lockdown in SA.  Let us know how this is affecting your business.  We hope these tips will help you during this time to find new ways to promote your business online.  
17:09
April 09, 2020
Episode 5: Finding the balance whilst working from home - an interview with Nadine Park, founder of Hope Gathers Design Studio
It's definitely a strange and uncertain time in our world.  Just before the lockdown here in SA, we were lucky enough to have been able to get together to record a few more episodes.  In this episode, we chatted with Nadine, from Hope Gathers Design studio.  She shares with us how she manages work-life balance in her life, running a successful business and household.  We also discuss how the COVID 19 virus is starting to affect small businesses and some things we can do to keep our businesses surviving through this crisis. Our thoughts are with everyone during this time - stay safe! 
28:44
March 31, 2020
Episode 4: Time Management
Where do you find the time to do what you do? A question that most busy creatives always get asked.  Quite simply, we make time! A successful business or side-hustle requires excellent time management, planning and knowing when to take a break.  In this episode, we discuss our process to manage our time running multiple businesses, and also how to balance your time between your day job and side projects.  We also give some great suggestions for apps you can use to make managing your time easier (and maybe even fun!) How do you manage your time? or what do you need to find more time for? Pop us a message and let us know (if you have some time) Cheers for now x
24:19
March 13, 2020
Episode 3: How to get your new business off the ground?
Welcome to our 3rd episode! We are excited to welcome our first guest on the show, Kirsten. Yay!  In this episode, we chat with her about how to get a new business off the ground. Based on our own experiences, we give some practical tips on simple things you can do to start.  We also offer Kirsten some advice on her own personal journey, as she aspires to start her own successful business while being at home with her baby.  Tomorrow is a leap year, and its the perfect opportunity for you to take that LEAP in getting your own business going.  We want to hear about your ideas for starting a new business and are happy to help you take that next step to make it a reality. 
13:17
February 28, 2020
Episode 2: How to fall in love with your business or side hustle?
In our second episode, in the spirit of Valentines day - we chat about or "labour of love", and also give some tips about how to fall back in love with your business or side hustle again!  We want to hear from you, our listeners, about what YOUR labour of love is, or what awesome projects you have been working on, so we can share them with our audience!  Please also subscribe to us on Anchor, Spotify & Youtube for new episodes, and follow us on Instagram @muse_margins
12:40
February 14, 2020
Episode 1: Welcome & what is this Podcast about?
Welcome to the first episode of "Muse Margins"  We are your hosts, Niki & Lisa, two professional designers & photographers from Cape Town, South Africa With this podcast, we aim to motivate and share our knowledge, we want to be your muse and a space for you to grow creatively!  In the first episode, we introduce ourselves and chat about how the name "Muse Margins" came about. We also discuss our personal & business goals for 2020, and what content we plan to create for our podcast.   Thank you so much for listening to our Pilot episode. If you have any requests for what content you would like us to create let us know! Please also subscribe to us on Anchor, Spotify & Youtube for new episodes, and follow us on Instagram @muse_margins
10:08
February 01, 2020