My Creative Life for Artists and Creators

My Creative Life for Artists and Creators

By Nancy Miller
My name is Nancy Miller, and I'm an illustrator and art teacher in Georgia. I'm interested in other artists and how they stay motivated and keep passionate about their own work. How they sell and market themselves. How do you balance your home, creative, and work life? I will be documenting my own creative process in these podcasts. Thanks for listening.
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4.08 Linda Warner Constantino, Illustrator
In this episode of My Creative Life, I have Linda Warner Constantino, who was my digital illustration professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design. I really enjoyed the digital illustration course and learned about surface design from her course. Here is a little bit about her. I have a BA in Art History and an MA and MFA in Illustration and have been teaching in the Illustration Department at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia for the past 15 years. I teach Watercolor for the Illustrator and Botanical Watercolor for the Illustrator, Illustrating the Edible  as well as Photoshop and Type and Image for the Illustrator. I recently earned my certification in botanical painting from the Society of Botanical Artists in London, England. I have studied botanical painting with Elaine Searle and Annie Hughes. To see more of her work visit: Linda Warner Constantino Website Lindabotanica Thanks for listening and please subscribe for future episodes.
40:25
August 2, 2020
4.07 Kristen Baird, Jewelry Designer
In this episode of My Creative Life, I spoke with Kristen Baird, jewelry designer, in Savannah, GA about her art journey and creation of her business. Here is more about Kristen.  About Kristen: Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Kristen decided to plant her roots in Savannah, Georgia after graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) with a bachelor’s degree in Jewelry Design. While going to SCAD, she was honored as a Valedictorian nominee, a Presidential Scholarship Recipient, and received the Outstanding Achievement Award in Jewelry Design.   With a desire to continue learning and wanting to hone in on her craft, Kristen received her Rhino CAD Certificate and attended the renowned New Approach School for Jewelers, completing the Graduate Bench Jeweler program under the direction of world-class instructor, Blaine Lewis. In 2015, she decided to start her own business, Kristen Baird® Jewelry.  Celebrating several notable honors and awards, Kristen and her brand have been on the rise in both the local business scene as well as the national jewelry scene.    To see her work visit:  https://www.kristenbaird.com/  https://instagram.com/kristenbairdjewelry   Thanks for watching and please subscribe!
1:07:00
July 26, 2020
4.06 Rita Tu, Illustrator
Rita Tu is a freelance illustrator based out of NJ, and an MFA Illustration grad from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She has won numerous awards in the field of illustration. We talked on this episode of My Creative Life about her career. To see more of Rita's work Visit RitaTu.com or IG @RitaTu Thanks for listening!
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July 19, 2020
4.05 Lindsey Gerow, Artist and Art Teacher
Hi everyone had so much fun talking with Lindsey Gerow, an artist and art teacher. She is a mom and artist! She has traveled throughout Georgia teaching art. She studied at Georgia Southern University. To view Lindsey's work visit  Instagram @Lingeron
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July 12, 2020
4.04 Michael Mammay, Author
I talked with author Michael Mammay on this episode of My Creative Life.  About Michael. Michael Mammay is a science fiction writer. He is a retired army officer and a graduate of the United States Military Academy. He has a master’s degree in military history, and he currently teaches American literature. He is a veteran of Desert Storm, Somalia, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. His debut novel, Planetside came out in July, 2018, and was selected as a Library Journal best book of 2018. The audio book, narrated by RC Bray, was nominated for an Audie award. The sequel, Spaceside, hit the shelves on August 27th, 2019. Michael lives with his wife in Georgia. To read more about Michael Mammay and his books visit: michaelmammay.com/ Michael Mammay Twitter Thanks for listening!
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July 5, 2020
4.03 Josh Cleland, Freelance Illustrator
I had the pleasure of interviewing Josh Cleland a freelance illustrator based out of Portland, Oregan. Here is a little bit about Josh.  Since 2009 I’ve been creating high-quality, fun illustrations for clients all over the world including Highlights for Children magazine, Storytime magazine, Pinterest, and Wieden & Kennedy. My whimsical illustrations can be found in picture books, billboards, iOS apps, album covers, websites, my parents’ fridge, posters, newsletters, animations and more.   To see more of his work visit. www.joshcleland.com/ www.facebook.com/ClelandIllustration/ twitter.com/joshcleland www.instagram.com/joshcleland/   Thanks for listening and please subscribe!
52:14
June 28, 2020
4.02 Kimberly Kaiser, Art teacher and Artist
Hi all, I talked with Kimberly Kaiser about her lovely mixed media pieces she has been posting on her Instagram. She is a mother, artist, and educator.  To see more of her art on Instagram @kimberlykaiserart. Thanks for listening!
36:04
June 21, 2020
4.01 Courtney Mayo, Surface Designer
I was so excited to have Courtney on this episode. I'm on season 4. She is an amazing surface designer and freelance illustrator that did her BFA and MFA at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Here is a bit about Courtney. I'm a freelance artist and illustrator with a fondness for cats, cake, reading, and good design. My illustrations are primarily digital, but I try to incorporate traditional textures into my vector work and I still enjoy sketching and painting as a way to step away from my computer on occasion! When not drawing, you can usually find me trying to cook, curled up with a good book, or off exploring the world. Clients include American Greetings, IG Design Group, Design House Greetings, SCAD, Air Bnb, and Great Arrow Graphics. Look for my designs at Dollar Tree, Target, Walmart, TJ Maxx, Wegman’s, Trader Joe’s and Family Dollar! See her work on her website CourtneyMayo.com Instagram Courtney Mayo Thanks for listening!
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June 14, 2020
3.13 Penny Weber, Children's Book Illustrator
In this episode of My Creative Life, I had the opportunity to speak with Penny Weber a children's book illustrator in NY. Here is a little bit about Penny.  Penny Weber is a full-time artist and illustrator from Long Island, New York, where she’s lived all of her life. She works both digitally and traditionally in acrylics and watercolors. Penny attended classes at the School of Visual Arts in New York.  Over the years she has worked in residential murals, greeting cards, and she still offers portraits, caricatures, and pet portraits to independent clients.  In 2007, Penny turned her attention to children’s book illustration and quickly signed with Wendy Mays and Janice Onken to be represented by WendyLynn & Company.  Since then Penny has illustrated many books, including the Chris P. Bacon series for Hay House Publishers.  Some of Penny’s other clients are McGraw Hill Education, Seed Learning, Tilbury House, and Learning A-Z.  Penny is proud to boast that she has NEVER missed a deadline.  She has a husband, three children, a cat, and she is heavily lobbying for a puppy!   To see Penny's work visit http://pennyweberart.com/  https://www.instagram.com/pennyweberart/    Thanks for listening!
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June 7, 2020
3.12 Maggie Roth, Freelance Illustrator
This episode of My Creative Life I had the pleasure of talking with Maggie Roth. Here is a little about Maggie. Maggie Roth is an Oklahoma based artist. She received her BFA in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2019. Maggie moved to Oklahoma after graduating.  Maggie explores the art direction of both styles she is passionate about, her illustrative style, and minimalist linework style.   As a freelance artist, her current work is focused on her minimalist abstract linework. She explores the complicated essence of our human experience in life through the simplicity of a line.       To see Maggie's work visit http://www.maggieroth.com/  Instagram@MaggieRoth_
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May 31, 2020
3.11 Mariyka Auber Surface Designer & Illustrator
Mariyka was a delight to speak with as we share the interest of surface design and children's books. Here is a bit about Mariyka. Mariyka Auber is a freelance illustrator and in-house designer for Carter's. She specializes in cute animal characters and whimsical hand lettering, and infuses humor and emotion into everything she produces. Aside from art, Mariyka loves taking care of her ever-growing indoor jungle, watching home renovation shows, and taking weekend hikes through the forest.  She lives in Atlanta with her fluffy bobtail cat, Jasper. To see more of her work visit https://www.mariykaauber.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiguLq50XQ65BxbgIcejSRg https://www.instagram.com/mariykaauber/ Thanks for listening!
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May 24, 2020
3.10 Anna Brettschneider, NYC/Textile & Rug Designer
Today I had Anna Brettschneider, textile and rug designer based out of NYC. Here is more about Anna. Anna is currently a textile & rug designer at Crosby Street Studios and resides in New York City. She focuses on designing hand-painted surface patterns with bright, bold and modern color schemes. While incorporating her skills in painting, drawing, and printmaking her design work maintains a very organic style and upbeat aesthetic. Vibrant color and spirited use of linework can be found in all of her work. When she is not creating, you will find her reading design magazines, researching and shopping upcoming trends, and also seeking adventure while traveling to new spots. Anna Instagram Anna Brettschneider Website Coolstuff.NYC Thanks for listening!
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May 17, 2020
3.09 Marjorie Crosby-Fairall, Children's Book Illustrator
In this episode, I got to talk with award-winning children's book illustrator Marjorie Crosby-Fairall. She is based out of Australia. Here is more about Marjorie. When I was a little girl I escaped to the library as often as possible where I spent hours devouring picture books and minutely examining their illustrations. I was very young when I decided to become an illustrator like my then-favorite illustrator C.W. Anderson (what little girl doesn’t love horse drawings?). Encouraged by my creative family, I gained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from Northern Illinois University. Following my move to Australia, I worked in many areas of illustration, including picture book illustrations. I live in Sydney with my husband and son and spend my days happily illustrating books in the company of my dog, Junior. I love to experiment with new techniques for my illustrations, but always seem to return to my beloved and well-used color pencils. Released November 2016, One Christmas Eve (by Corinne Fenton for Black Dog Books an imprint of Walker Books) was the inspiration for the 2016 Meyer Christmas Windows in Melbourne. I was awarded the CBCA Eve Pownall Award for my first picture book, Killer Plants (Penguin). My books appear on the Premier’s Reading Challenge lists and have been shortlisted or won awards, including My Little World (Omnibus), which was shortlisted for the 2012 Wilderness Society Environment Award, and The Croc & the Platypus (Walker Books), which was shortlisted for the 2015 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year. To see Marjorie's illustrations visit her website Crosby-Fairall.com Instagram Marjorie Crosby-Fairall
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May 10, 2020
3.08 Jen Dunlap, Textile Designer and Owner of Bon & Venture
I interviewed Jen Dunlap a talented textile designer and owner of Bon & Venture based in Savannah, Georgia. She has a lovely selection of scarves, kaftans, and bags with her textile designs. The designs capture the charm and feel of living in the South. It was a really informative interview and learned so much about how she got into the business of textile design.  To see her work visit her store site Bon & Venture website Bon & Venture Instagram Bon & Venture Facebook Thank you for listening!
48:50
May 3, 2020
3.07 Katelyn Yoder, Surface Designer and Illustrator
I had a wonderful time talking with Katelyn Yoder, surface designer, and illustrator. She does beautiful work. Here is a bit about her.  My name is Katelyn Yoder. I am an illustrator, painter, textile designer, and crafter who wants to bring happiness to others my joy for life and passion for friendship and faith with my art. I use a variety of mediums to express illustrative arts, such as watercolor, pen and ink, graphite, oil, acrylic, embroidery, printmaking, and digital art. I am proficient in technology such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Procreate. I am an outgoing, energetic, person with a passion for travel, nature, and food with a great sense of humor who is very easy to get along with. I always make sure my art is a work of heart. To see more of her work visit her website. KatelynYoder.com Instagram @work.of.heart Thanks for listening!
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April 26, 2020
3.06 TeMika Grooms, Children's Book Illustrator Interview
I had the pleasure of meeting TeMika Grooms via the SCBWI Southern Breeze. She is such a generous and knowledgeable illustrator. I think her passion and kindness shine through in this interview. Here is a little about TeMika. TeMika Grooms is an Atlanta-based artist, author, and arts advocate.  Her interest in art and storytelling began early in life under the influence of her mother, an artist, educator, and librarian.  Creative art practices provided TeMika with an outlet during challenging transitional periods as a military child settling in Columbus, Georgia. Under the direction of wonderful teachers, she was provided a well-rounded education that supported her artistic talent and ability to capture and animate the human form with strong, fluid lines and expressive movement.  To expand on her traditional art-making skills, TeMika is exploring the use of technology in art by creating digital paintings and surveying new avenues to bring interactive art to the public. TeMika was selected for the international 2008 Taller Norte Portobelo Artist-in-Residence program to work on an illustrated sequential art project and present an art workshop to Spanish-speaking children in Portobelo, Panama. Since that time, she has produced multiple books in children’s literature and community art programs to support creative initiatives.  She currently works with the international organization Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) as the Regional Illustrator Coordinator for the southeast region and serves on Board of Advisors Equity and Inclusivity Committee to impact the inclusion of diverse voices within the children’s book publishing industry. To see more of her art visit http://www.temikatheartist.com/ Instagram TeMika Grooms Artist Save the Crash-test Dummies
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April 19, 2020
3.05 Gregory Christie, Award Winning Children's Book Illustrator
I am super excited to share this latest interview with you all. I had the honor of having Gregory Christie on my podcast. I met him from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). I got the courage to ask him to be a guest on the podcast. Here's a bit about Mr. Christie. R. Gregory Christie is a multi-award winning children’s book illustrator with more than 60 traditionally published books to his credit. He is also the owner of GAS-ART GIFTS (Gregarious Art Statements) an Atlanta based traveling children’s bookstore that provides art services to private and public groups. He is an NAACP Image Award Winner. The 2013 Kwaanza Stamp designer. A Caldecott Honor Winner A Six time, Coretta Scott King Honor recipient. Has won many awards from The New York Times and Boston Globe. An artist for a New Orleans Jazz Festival poster. Has films on Netflix through Karyn Parson’s “Sweet Blackberry” projects. He’s done many album covers including John Coltrane’s and Joe Sample’s. One Billion people saw his artwork on the New York City subway cars in 2013. He’s lived in many places including Sweden, Germany, Canada, and Australia To see more of his work visit https://gas-art.com/. Thank you for listening!
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April 12, 2020
3.04 - Hayley Ward, Artist and Art Educator
In this episode of My Creative Life, my guest was Haley Ward. She is an art educator and artist. I had the pleasure of getting to know Haley from working in Bulloch Co. Schools. She talks about her passion for being a teacher and an artist. She started a digital media program at her school for visual arts. She talks about her experiences.  To see more of Hayley's work and teaching visit: https://www.instagram.com/hkellyart/ Thank you for listening!
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March 29, 2020
3.03 Sumam Azzam Painter Illustrator
In this episode I had Sumam Azzam, a fellow grad student in the MFA program at SCAD. We had Digital Solutions for Illustrators together. He has some outstanding work in portraiture and concept art. He's working on his thesis and took some time away from his busy schedule to talk about his passion for painting and teaching. If you would like to see his work check out his Instagram @sumamx.  Thanks for listening!  
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March 22, 2020
3.01 Blair Hartman, Artist
I can't believe I am on Season 3. I have been doing some hiatus between every 13 episodes. I decided to do with the TV industry does. I love interviewing my artist friends. I learn so much. I had the pleasure of interviewing Blair Hartman, an artist based out of Statesboro, GA. We meet from teaching in the same county. He is currently working on his own creative pursuits like a picture book. I really enjoy looking at his work, and they have such an otherworld quality to them. Listen to the podcast at My Creative Life Blair Hartman You can see more of his work on Instagram @artman_hartman.
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December 15, 2019
2.13 Blanca Cárdenas, Illustrator
On 2.13 episode I had Blanca Cárdenas, and she is based out of Texas. She was in my Digital Illustration class. She is very talented illustrator and working on her MFA in Illustration. I'm really glad I got to have a class with her.  Here is a bit about Blanca. Blanca E. Cardenas Barragan is a Mexican artist residing and working throughout the state Texas. She graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2018 with a BFA in 2D Studio Art, focusing in drawing and painting.  She has had extensive exposure to various artistic mediums such as book making, sculpture, printmaking and ceramics, but her passions are deeply rooted in graphic novels. Blanca’s work centers around the female form while illustrating its confidence and beauty using visually enticing pin-up styled illustrations. Her work has been featured in various galleries, including the Satellite Gallery in Huntsville, Texas and the Brooklyn Art Library in Brooklyn, NY. Blanca married in November of 2018 and afterwards will continue on to pursue an MFA in Illustration and work towards a career as a graphic novel cover artist. To see more of her work visit her sites. Blanca's Website  FB  Becb.arts Instragram  Ties that Bind  Society6  Vida 
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September 16, 2019
2.12 Episode Michael Bonfiglio Musician/Artist
In this episode I interviewed an old college friend Michael Bonfiglio. He's been pursuing a music career while maintaining  full time job as a graphic designer. His band is Canine 10. They play at various venues in NJ and PA. He's also a talented artist and studied sequential art at Savannah College of Art and Design.  Click for more info on Canine 10. Thanks for listening! _______________________ To see Nancy Miller's illustration work visit www.nmillerillustration.comor on dribbble. Instagram.com/nsmillerillustration Nancy Miller Illustration YouTube
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September 9, 2019
2.10 Episode Alicia Young Art
In this episode 2.10 of My Creative Life, I have Alicia Young a children's book illustrator, mural artist, and glitter painter. She was kind enough to be interviewed and share her process with me. Here is a little about her below: Alicia loves being a Jesus follower and Texas girl. She attended art college in beautiful Connecticut, and received her BFA in Painting in 2009 from the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. Alicia truly enjoys illustrating Childrens' books, painting murals, and  recently released her own two devotional books! She thanks the Lord for the gift of art and truly desires to spread joy and to bring God glory through each unique piece she creates! To see more of Alicia's work: Alicia Young Art Website Alicia Young Art Instagram Alicia Young Art Etsy Thank you for listening!
42:48
August 26, 2019
2.09 Stephen Frink Underwater Photographer, Writer, and Publisher
Episode 2.09. I've been lucky to have so many amazing artists on my podcast. Stephen Frink is a prolific underwater photographer that I met during my time at Scuba Diving Magazine. I worked there as the advertising designer, and Stephen was the Photo Editor and he traveled all over to write and take underwater photos of the areas. I am going to put his full bio below so you can read it. Listen to his interview at My Creative Life.  Thank you for listening! To see more of Stephen Frink's work visit: StephenFrink.com Stephen Frink Facebook Stephen Frink Instagram About Stephen Frink Stephen Frink is among the world’s most frequently published UW photographers, with a career spanning four decades. He arrived in Key Largo in 1978 to open a small studio dedicated to UW photo services, primarily renting cameras and processing E-6 slide film, but he soon began to receive assignments to photograph and write articles for the consumer dive publications of the day. He worked as a photojournalist for Skin Diver magazine for 17-years, covering much of the Caribbean, Bahamas, and Florida Keys for the publication. Subsequently he worked as the Director of Photography for Scuba Diving magazine. Most recently, and for the past 10 years, Stephen has been the publisher of Alert Diver Magazine, a beautiful coffee-table collectible magazine for the members of the Divers Alert Network. Stephen teaches Masters level courses of Stephen Frink School of Underwater Digital Imaging in his home waters of Key Largo, Florida. Clients for assignment photography over the past 40 years have included Scubapro, Victoria’s Secret, Aqualung, Oceanic, Canon, Nikon, Subgear, Mercury Marine, Jantzen, Alcan Aluminum, R.J. Reynolds, Seaquest, Henderson Aquatics, American Express, Hanes, Club Med; as well as scores of resorts and live-aboard dive boats throughout the world. Rolex Watch Company has also engaged Frink for both endorsement campaign and product photography. He sits on the Boards of Directors of the Coral Restoration Foundation and the Florida Keys chapter of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, and is active with various ocean conservation initiatives. Other Frink enterprises include a dive travel company, WaterHouse Tours and Reservations and a Seacam USA, the North American distribution of the Austrian underwater housing and strobe manufacturer. Stephen lives in Key Largo, where he operates a studio and gallery at Mile Marker 101, Bayside.
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August 19, 2019
2.08 Reema Zoumut, Animation/Graphic Design/Photo Teacher
In this episode 2.08 I had the honor of interviewing Reema Zoumut, or "Mrs. Z" as she is fondly called by her students. Her teaching career spans 30 yrs and she teaches high school animation, graphic design, and photography. I'm very fortunate that a little over 2 years ago I google searched animation teachers, and her name comes up at the top of the list. Reema helped me create my own animation pathway from sharing her extensive knowledge in education and art. Her website at her high school is a great resource for those interested in teaching digital media.  Her students have gone on to work for major game industry companies such as Blizzard. Sorry the audio quality is not the best. We had some tech issues, so had to record via cell phone.  Bolsa Grande High School Mrs. Z Instagrams Bolsa Grande Graphic Design Bolsa Grande Animation _______________________ To see Nancy Miller's illustration work visit www.nmillerillustration.comor on dribbble. Instagram.com/nsmillerillustration Nancy Miller Illustration YouTube
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August 5, 2019
2.07 Sylvia Strand, Visual Artist
On this episode 2.07 I have Sylvia Strand, an artist based out of the Atlanta that does commissioned work. I happen to meet Sylvia while I was pursing my Art Education Certificate at Armstrong Atlantic State University. Sylvia has great work, and has created an art business so we caught up and discussed how she got it going.  To see more of Sylvia's work visit her on or contact her to commission a piece. Big Top Brush Strokes Big To Brush Strokes Facebook Here is a link for the book 12 Week Year. Thanks for listening! _______________________ To see Nancy Miller's illustration work visit www.nmillerillustration.comor on dribbble. Instagram.com/nsmillerillustration Nancy Miller Illustration YouTube
36:56
July 29, 2019
2.06 Pam McKnight Assemblage Artist
This episode I interviewed Pam Knight, artist based out of Boise, Idaho. Pam was a former art teacher, and transitioned into a full time artist. She creates this amazing assemblages. You can see more of her art work on these social media sites: Instagram @BoiseArtist Website Pam McKnight Email boiseartist@gmail.com Every Little Thing Facebook Pam McKnight Blog Thanks for listening! _______________________________________________ To see my illustration work visit www.nmillerillustration.comor on dribbble. Instagram.com/nsmillerillustration Nancy Miller Illustration YouTube
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July 22, 2019
2.05 Jennifer Greive, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, and Hand Lettering Artist
Today I have my first guest from my Instagram feed, Jennifer Greive. I've been following her work for the past year. I came across her from some of the other lettering artist I follow. Her work is super cute, and profession! I feel very fortunate to have her on the podcast. Here is a little about Jennifer. She specializes in t-shirt design, logos and branding. Her personal brand Fueled By Letters was born from her love for Typography and Hand Lettering. Jennifer started out at a very young age doing illustration which then lead to the world of Graphic Design. Anime got her into design. She attended Stark State College of Technology and The University of Akron receiving both an Associates and Bachelors degree in Graphic Design. Jennifer is available for commissioned work or visit her Etsy store to purchase a digital print.  To see more of Jennifer's work visit: Fueled by Lettters Instagram @Jennifer.Greive Etsy Fueled by Letters Thanks for listening! _______________________ To see Nancy Miller's illustration work visit www.nmillerillustration.comor on dribbble. Instagram.com/nsmillerillustration Nancy Miller Illustration YouTube
25:46
July 15, 2019
2.04 Heather Tietz, Children's Book Writer
This episode I interviewed my writer friend Heather Tietz. I was lucky to illustrate her book Yes, Jesus Loves You. She is a talented writer, and a really nice person!  Little about Heather below: In 2008 Heather's first book with Cook Communications was born,"Through the Bible Crafts for K-1st Grade". In 2009 she was contracted to write "Crafty Cookin'" for Cook Communications, as well; both are FunStuff books, stand-along books that can be used to supplement Bible-in-Life Sunday School curriculum. Her picture book, inspired by her daughter, was published later in 2009 by Ambassador Books, a subsidiary of Paulist Press. It is titled "Yes, Jesus Loves You" after the old and well-loved hymn. "12 Colorful Things" was released summer 2011, and "Rock-a-Bye Baby Jesus" was published in December of that year. Here is Heather's author page on Amazon.   Thanks for listening! _______________________________________________ To see my illustration work visit www.nmillerillustration.comor on dribbble. Instagram.com/nsmillerillustration Nancy Miller Illustration YouTube
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July 8, 2019
2.03 Marsha Lott Painter and Art Teacher
On this episode I had the pleasure of speaking to Marsha Lott, a watercolor painter and art teacher.  She has taught for over 30 years and has had her work in several galleries. She has traveled as far as Alaska to teach her fabulous watercolor techniques. I'm very fortunate to know her, and she is a generous soul with knowledge and kindness.  She shared her extensive knowledge about getting into galleries and showing at festivals. Thank you for listening! To see more of Marsha Lott's work visit her FB page Lott Fine Art & Photography. ___________________________________ To see my work visit: https://nmillerillustration.com Instagram @nsmillerillustration
45:53
July 1, 2019
2.02, Danielle Brannon, Freelance Photographer
On Season 2 episode 2, I had the opportunity to interview Danielle Brannon, photographer, in the Statesboro area. She is the photographer for the Averitt Art Center in Statesboro, GA and a freelance photographer. I met Danielle while teaching in Bulloch County. On top of her photography business she is an art teacher. I got some great tips on the business of photography and how she balances it all. To see more of Danielle's photography visit her Instragram @danielle.brannon.photography. Thanks for listening! To see my illustration work visit www.nmillerillustration.comor on dribbble. Instagram.com/nsmillerillustration Nancy Miller Illustration YouTube
38:00
June 24, 2019
2.01 Whitney Earley, Artist/Teacher
This is Season 2 of My Creative Life. I'm interviewing my friend Whitney Earley, artist and art teacher based out of Ohio. She currently teaches high school. I met Whitney while I was teaching in Bulloch Co, and had loads of laughs with her while attending art teacher conferences and PD. This is here story about her creative life. You can see Whitney's work on her instagram @whitneyearley. To see my illustration work visit www.nmillerillustration.comor on dribbble. Instagram.com/nsmillerillustration Nancy Miller Illustration YouTube
30:48
June 17, 2019
1.13 - Nikita Prokhorov, Graphic Designer & Lettering Artist
My next interview is with Nikita Prokhorov. I met Nikita, 13 yrs ago at Scuba Diving Magazine. He filled in for me while I was on maternity leave. He had just finished his MFA in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art and Design. Nikita has some beautiful design work and I've been watching is an evolution of his work on his Instagram TypebyNikita. Below is a little bit more about him.  Nikita is an NYC-based lettering artist, graphic designer, and design professor. His minimalist style reflects an admiration for work such as pure marks by Stefan Kanchev and beautiful typography of Doyald Young. As one happy client put it, ‘his work is conceptual, clean, and the reasoning behind every design decision is crystal clear.’ Focusing mainly on logotypes and lettering, Nikita has worked on a variety of design projects for local and international clients. He is an ambigram expert that has taught several ambigram workshops–in addition to having written a book about ambigrams. Nikita’s work has been featured in multiple design books and websites. His love of bad puns and jokes is second only to his love of type. To pass the time between projects, he reads, scuba dives, skydives, wingwalks, skis (not very gracefully), and travels. He thinks that writing about himself in third person is a bit strange, but he has gotten used to it.  To see my illustration work visit www.nmillerillustration.com or on dribbble. Instagram.com/nsmillerillustration Nancy Miller Illustration YouTube
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June 10, 2019
1.12 - Travis Falligant, Freelance Illustrator
I had an amazing time talking with my college friend, Travis Falligant. I had the pleasure of meeting Travis while attending SCAD. He may have been one of the first people I met from orientation. Travis has been bringing pop culture and movies into his illustration work. He has done work for Fangoria, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, and 20th Century Fox. Just to name a few clients. I could tell when we met at SCAD Travis had a passion for movies & pop culture. Some of his illustration work contains mature content. To see Travis' art and animations you can see his illustrations at ibTrav.com or follow him on instagram/ibTrav To see my illustration work visit www.nmillerillustration.com or on dribbble. Instagram.com/nsmillerillustration Nancy Miller Illustration YouTube
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June 1, 2019
1.11 - Interview Lynn Miller Writer
In episode 11, of My Creative Life, I interviewed writer, Lynn Miller. She also happens to by my wonderful mother-in-law. She has been helping me create my greeting card line. Please tune in and enjoy! If you'd like to find out more about Lynn Miller please visit her instagram. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lynn.miller.50746/ ---------------------------------------------------------------- Nancy Miller's Blog: tinyurl.com/mycreativelife My Portfolio: www.nmillerillustration.com/ My Shop: www.nancymillerillustration.com/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/ytmessyartteacher Sorry took, 2 weeks of for the holiday. I will be posting a new podcast every Sunday on a weekly basis from now on. Thank you for listening.
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June 10, 2018
1.10 - Jim Collins, Graphic Design Instructor
In episode 10, of My Creative Life, I interviewed graphic design instructor, James Collins. I have had the pleasure of working with Jim Collins, this past year, and he's been great to work with. He is also retiring this after this school year from his long head position as a graphic arts educator. Congratulations Mr. Collins and have a happy retirement! Please tune in and enjoy! If you'd like to find out more about James Collins please visit these sites. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-collins-88869531/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jimcollins4505/ ---------------------------------------------------------------- Nancy Miller's Blog: tinyurl.com/mycreativelife My Portfolio: www.nmillerillustration.com/ My Shop: www.nancymillerillustration.com/ I will be posting a new podcast every Sunday on a weekly basis from now on. Thank you for listening.
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May 20, 2018
1.09 - Caryn Brown Photography Instructor
In episode 9, of My Creative Life, I interviewed photography instructor, Caryn Brown. I have had the pleasure of working Caryn this past year and she is an amazing teacher and coworker. Please tune in and enjoy! If you'd like to find out more about Caryn please visit these sites. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carynlbrown/ ---------------------------------------------------------------- Nancy Miller's Blog: tinyurl.com/mycreativelife My Portfolio: www.nmillerillustration.com/ My Shop: www.nancymillerillustration.com/ I will be posting a new podcast every Sunday on a weekly basis from now on. Thank you for listening.
14:40
May 13, 2018
1.08 - James Kaye, Pin Stripe, Hand Letter, and Product Designer
In episode 8 of My Creative Life I interviewed artist, James Kaye. James is based out of Detriot, Michigan. He is a pin stripe artist, hand letter, and product designer. FYI, I realized after I recorded I said episode 7, but it really is 8. Goes by so quickly. Please tune in and enjoy! If you'd like to find out more about James please visit these sites. Alpha 6: https://alpha6.bigcartel.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alphajamesalpha/ Email: alpha6bigcartel@gmail.com
44:31
May 6, 2018
1.06 - Quinn Johnson, Comic Book Creator and Writer
In episode 6 of My Creative Life I interviewed artist/writer, Quinn Johnson. He has written for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Kung Fu Panda, Megamind, Richie Rich, and more. He is currently the art director and writer for Elders of the RuneStone. Please tune in and enjoy! If you'd like to find out more about Quinn's work please visit these sites. Quinn Johnson's Portfolio: http://mrwonderfulproductions.weebly.com/ Elders of the RunStone: http://runestonecomic.com/ and Podcast: http://runestonecomic.com/podcast/DCTATP/DarkhanCityTimesPodcast/DarkhanCityTimesPodcast.html ---------------------------------------------------------------- Nancy Miller's Blog: tinyurl.com/mycreativelife My Portfolio: www.nmillerillustration.com/ My Shop: www.nancymillerillustration.com/ I will be posting a new podcast every Sunday on a weekly basis from now on. Thank you for listening.
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April 22, 2018
1.05 - Ryan Bird, 3D Character Animator
This is Episode 5 of My Creative Life by Nancy Miller and today I have the 3D character animator, Ryan Bird with us. He has been kind enough to speak with my animation and game design students at the high school. Ryan has worked on various 3D movie length motion pictures and the Looney Tunes franchise. He tells us how he got into the business of 3D animation and how he continues to be inspired. Love his work. To links to view more of his work see below. Ryan Bird's Demo Reel https://vimeo.com/224253849 Ryan Bird's Blog: http://ryanbird.blogspot.com/ Site Ryan mentions to view great 3D art Art Station: https://www.artstation.com/ ---------------------------------------------------------------- Nancy Miller's Blog: tinyurl.com/mycreativelife My Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ My Shop: http://www.nancymillerillustration.com/ I will be posting new podcasts every Sunday on a weekly basis from now on. Thank you for listening.
42:32
April 15, 2018
1.04 - Kristin Lanett, Freelance YA Writer
In this episode of My Creative Life, I am interviewing my friend Kristin Lanett. She is a writer and her was published in the anthology, "Real Girls Don't Rust". I've know Kristin since high school. I started following her feed on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/marteness_lanett/. I just love how she puts her heart into her writing. I'm still learning how to clean up audio. I did try and add a short background audio in the beginning. Please forgive. Thanks! BLOG: https://tinyurl.com/mycreativelife Instagram: www.instagram.com/nsmillerillustration/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: tinyurl.com/youtubemessyartteacher
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April 7, 2018
1.03 - Elena Goad photographer and social media manager
In this episode of My Creative Life, I am interviewing my friend Elena Goad. She is a photographer and social media manager. I've know Elena since she was a youngin'. I started following her feed on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/heathenseyes/. I just love how she captures her surrounds in California. Listen in. I'm still learning how to clean up audio. Please forgive. Thanks! BLOG: https://tinyurl.com/mycreativelife Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nsmillerillustration/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/youtubemessyartteacher
23:56
April 4, 2018
1.02 - Crystal Holman, Fine Artist
I interviewed Crystal Holman a wonderful artist and teacher I've known for the past 9 yrs. I asked her 11 questions about her journey as an artist and teacher. Please enjoy!
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April 3, 2018
1.01 - Nancy Miller, Freelance Illustrator and Teacher
This is the very first podcast of Nancy Miller Illustration. I'm an illustrator and teacher. I've created this podcast to talk about my creative life as an illustrator. I came up with 10 questions that I'm planning on asking other creatives. I decided I should try answering those questions myself. Here are the questions: 1. Can you tell us a little about you? 2. Describe the first time you remember making art? 3. What is your favorite type of art to create? 4. Who are some artists that inspire you? 5. What inspired you to be come an artist? 6. What inspired you to become an educator? 7. How do you stay motivated to keep working as an artist? 8. What are you currently working on? 9. Where is your favorite place to see art? 10. What's the most indispensable item in your studio? 11. At the end of your life you've made all the art that you've wanted and you've lived a full life. If there could be nothing left behind of your existence, a note with 3 truths about your life.
43:46
March 31, 2018