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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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6.02 Morgan Holub, Animator and Storyteller
Hi Everyone for Season 6.02 I have Morgan Holub a SCAD animation graduate student with me today. Morgan is an accomplished animator that has an award-winning animation called Lost in Place to her credits, and has worked in the animation industry! Here is more about Morgan. I received my BFA in Digital Arts & 3D Animation from the Pratt Institute in 2019, graduating as a 3-year captain of the women’s soccer team (NCAA DIII), holding leadership roles in 2 campus organizations, & with an academic achievement award, highest honors. Currently, I am pursuing my MFA in Animation at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where I am focusing on narrative, development, and directing. To see her animation and storytelling visit: https://morganeholub.com/ https://vimeo.com/morganholub https://www.instagram.com/moholub/ Thanks for listening and please like and subscribe!
28:28
June 13, 2021
6.01 Nino or Xinyi Cao, Illustrator
Hi Everyone, this is the start of Season 6! On this episode of My Creative Life, I have Nino with me today! She is a graduate student at SCAD studying illustration. We had a class together and she was so great to learn from and I enjoyed her beautiful illustration work. She is an international student from China and gives us some perspective on art education in China versus the US and why she chose to study abroad. So glad she was available to chat.  To see her work visit https://www.instagram.com/blanknk5521/ Thanks for listening and please like and subscribe! 
24:55
June 6, 2021
5.15 Review of Online Illustration Classes
On this episode I'm going to discuss some of the online school options for illustration. I  did my own illustration boot camp last summer by taking classes on these online schools. I felt like I didn't have time during classes to brush up on the areas I was weak in. Here are the links below for the 3 online schools I tried.  New Masters Academy https://www.nma.art/ Schoolism https://www.schoolism.com/ SVS Learn https://www.svslearn.com/ This review is based on my personal experience. Everyone is different and some people don't need a formal art education to be successful. As an art teacher, I've seen some really skilled high school students if given the right direction an online program might be a great option for them. These online programs are a great place to start. #illustrationpodcast #mycreativelife #illustratorlife #schoolism #newmastersacademy #svslearn #illustrationeducation #onlinelearning Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
22:42
April 18, 2021
5.14 Adam Strickland, Animator
I interviewed fellow SCAD student Adam Strickland. Adam is a talented graduate animation student that I met during art criticism class. Here is a little more about Adam. I have several years of motion graphics and graphic design experience. My primary services are creating motion graphics for online advertisements and graphic design for print and digital media. I also do storyboarding, writing, voice narration, and video editing. Check out his Demo Reel! It's excellent work! https://adamstricklandart.com/3d-animation/ #illustrationpodcast #mycreativelife #illustratorlife #3Danimator #animatorlife #animation Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
45:38
April 11, 2021
5.13 Samantha Cotterill, Children's Book Author and Illustrator
I came across Samantha Cotterill's work will in my graduate class and fell in love with how she creates these magical 3D worlds. I was honored to be able to interview her and learn more about her process. Here is a bit about Samantha Cotterill.  Samantha Cotterill is an award winning picture book author and illustrator of many books for children. Samantha has been featured in The New York Times (as illustrator for Just Add Glitter, written by Angela Diterlizzi) and The Wall Street Journal for her art in The Jinx and The Doom Fight Crime! (written by Lisa Mantchev). She has recently launched a book series for kids on the Autism spectrum and/or with sensory issues entitled Little Senses, with This Beach Is Loud! chosen for Dolly Parton's 2020 book list for The Imagination Library.  Samantha is represented by Kirsten Hall of Catbird, and works out of her studio in Upstate New York where she lives with her husband and two teenage sons. To see her work visit. https://www.samanthacotterill.com/ #illustrationpodcast #mycreativelife #illustratorlife #childrensbookauthorillustrator Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
49:48
April 4, 2021
5.12 Nikita Prokhorov, Professor of Graphic Design
It's great to have Nikita back. He was a guest during my earlier seasons. This is an update about his life and a teacher and graphic designer during these crazy times. Here is a bit about Nikita. 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. See his work at https://www.nikitaprokhorov.com/ or on IG https://www.instagram.com/typebynikita/ Here are some website that Nikita shared that are great for designers and illustrators. https://www.itsnicethat.com/  http://visuelle.co.uk/  https://www.behance.net/  https://fontsinuse.com/  https://www.designspiration.com/ #illustrationpodcast #mycreativelife #illustratorlife #graphicdesigner #typography Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
43:11
March 28, 2021
5.11 BirdBott Toys, Ryan Bird and Stephanie Bott
Ryan is a return guest that I had on from season 1. If you haven't heard that episode go back and listen to it. His story of breaking into animation is fascinating. I noticed on Instagram that Ryan had started a new company with his sister Stephanie called Bird Bott Toys. They create 3D models and 3D printed interactive toys. I had to have them on as guests to hear how they got it started. They also have their 3D models for sale and free downloads to print them on your own 3D printer. Check out their work! BirdBott Toys on Cults3D BirdBott Toys on Thingiverse BirdBott Toys on Etsy BirdBott Toys Instagram #illustrationpodcast #mycreativelife #illustratorlife #toydesigner #3Dmodeling #animator Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
31:52
March 21, 2021
5.10 Applesauce Books Publishing, Heather Tietz and Nancy Miller
In this episode Heather Tietz, a previous guest and I are talking about starting our publishing company Applesauce Books. This has been something we worked on in our spare time. We should have hardcopies by the time this interview drops. We go over some things we've learned in the process. It's really about trying something new and see where it can take us.  Links to social media: Applesauce Books Publishing Website Applesauce Books Publishing Facebook Applesauce Books Instagram Please like and subscribe! #illustrationpodcast #mycreativelife #illustratorlife #childrensbookpublisher #activitybooksforkids Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
37:26
March 14, 2021
5.09 Reema Zoumut, Animation Teacher
I decided to have Reema come back and speak on my podcast to hear how things are going as a teacher during Covid. She was kind enough to share her teaching expertise. Here is a bit about Reema. Reema Zoumut, "Ms. Z ", an enthusiastic artist and 32 year instructor (10 yrs in private sch., 22 yrs. in public school, and 7 yrs with the City of Corona- on Saturday Mornings) ... who is excited about all the tools to creating art and helping students understand their own conceptual thinking & artistic potential. Check out her work at: Her School Website. Reema's Zoumut IG Bolsa Grande_Animation IG #illustrationpodcast #mycreativelife #illustratorlife #artteachersrock #artteacherlife #animationteacher Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
01:06:56
March 7, 2021
5.08 Caroline Hanlon, Illustrator
On this episode, I have fellow grad illustration student Caroline Hanlon on my podcast. Here is a little bit more about Caroline. My name is Caroline Marie Hanlon. I was born in Washington, DC in 1995, and grew up in Maryland - where you can still find me happily exploring. I'm a Summa Cum Laude alumni from Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration and a focus in Animation. I'm influenced by everyday life and the world surrounding me. My work is filled with whimsicalness, with a hint of an underlying reality. When I'm not illustrating, I'm usually eating vegan food or walking about. To see Caroline work visit www.carolinehanlon.com IG Caroline.Imagines #illustrationpodcast #mycreativelife #illustratorlife Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
34:04
February 28, 2021
5.07 JaVon Townsend, Children's Book Illustrator and Author
I met JaVon through the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Critique Session. Her story was inspiring and I wanted to learn more about her and her aspirations to become a children's book illustrator and author. I thought it would be interesting to hear from someone who is starting out in the industry today and what they have learned.  To see her art visit IG javonmakesart Patreon: Patreon.com/javontownsend #illustrationpodcast #mycreativelife #illustratorlife #childrensbookauthorillustrator Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
34:27
February 14, 2021
5.06 Yevhenia Haidamaka, Professor and Illustrator
I always say I'm excited to interview my guests, but I'm super excited to have my illustration Professor Yevhenia Haidamaka on today. She is also a full-time freelance illustrator I love her work in children's books. Here is more about Professor Yev. Yev Haidamaka is an award-winning illustrator working for clients in Publishing, Editorial, Advertising, and more. Professor of Illustration and Foundation studies at SCAD. Fulbright Alumna, TEDx speaker, Red Dot Award recipient.  Yev is based in Ukraine, inspired by slow life and nature. Her illustration work is whimsical and nostalgic, focused on the beauty of little things around. Highlighted clients: World Health Organization, Boston Globe, Amnesty International, Lenovo, Corriere della Sera, Reader's Digest,  European Union Association, Old Lion Publishing, Thomson Foundation, Callisto, HMH, Timbuktu To see her work visit www.yevhaidamaka.com IG Yev Haidamaka #childrensbookillustrator #illustrationpodcast #mycreativelife #illustratorlife Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
01:01:25
February 7, 2021
5.05 Yiyi Chen, Illustrator
Today I have Yiyi Chen an illustration student and enjoyed the tips she shared with her use of color and concept. Her finished pieces are digital but use traditional techniques for the textures. To see more of Yiyi's work visit Yiyi Chen Instagram Yiyi Chen's Website #illustrationpodcast #mycreativelife #illustratorlife Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
24:08
January 31, 2021
5.04 Maggie Roth, Artist
In this episode, I have a return guest Maggie Roth (Episode 3.12) , and she talks about how she has transitioned from a full time artist. She gives some great advice about what it was like and things she learned in the process. Here is more about Maggie: Maggie Roth is a Pennsylvania based artist. She received her B.F.A in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art & Design ‘19. Maggie is passionate about illustrative/cartoon drawings and abstract minimalist line art.  The line art is focused on exploring complexity through simplicity. To see more of her work https://www.maggieroth.com/ IG MaggieRoth_ #illustrationpodcast #mycreativelife #illustratorlife #artistlife Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
48:06
January 24, 2021
5.03 Chinmayee Bagade, Illustrator
I interviewed fellow illustration student Chinmayee Bagade. She is a talented illustrator, photographer, and designer. She is originally from India and we happened to be in an illustration course this past quarter. It was lovely getting to know her. To view more of her work visit. https://www.instagram.com/chinmayee_bagade/ Chinmayee Bagade Website #illustrationpodcast #mycreativelife #illustratorlife Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
27:50
January 17, 2021
5.02 Robin Martéa, Illustrator
Hi Everyone, on this episode of My Creative Life I have Robin Martéa a fellow grad illustration. I got to speak with Robin and discuss your work and her process. She offered some great marketing advice for artists starting out. Here is a bit more about Robin. Robin Martéa is a visual artist, born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. Since grade school, she has been heavily involved in the visual arts and has since then, developed a strong foundation in mediums ranging from painting to photography. She earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is currently pursuing her M.F.A. degree in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design. “I like to think of my paintings as a window into my daydreams. Chasing my dreams is often done in the most unconventional way: through a brush and a canvas. My art, which is a direct reflection of my imagination, is illustrated through drawings that are grounded in hope. What motivates me are the works of artists and illustrators whose art tells a story in an imaginative way. When viewing my work, I’d like for the audience to bring all their aspirations to the table. Whether young or old, my hope is that they leave with their minds full of imagination and their hearts full of inspiration.” See her work at https://www.robinmartea.com/ #illustrationpodcast #mycreativelife #illustratorlife Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
25:54
January 10, 2021
5.01 Jamie Zollars, Children's Book Illustrator and Writer
This season I have many more illustrators since I've been focusing on children's books. It is exciting to have Jamie Zollars on the podcast. Here is a bit about Jamie.  JAIME ZOLLARS began making art at a young age, but her illustration career didn't take off until second grade, when she started drawing unicorns on friends’ Trapper Keepers for shiny nickels. She went on to draw local library brochures and elaborate student council campaign ephemera, quickly sealing her fate. To make it official, Jaime spent seven years in college, earning a BA in photography from UMBC in 1999, and a BFA in Illustration from the Art Center College of Design in 2003. While waiting for her first illustration jobs, Jaime worked as an extra on movie sets, tried out for every game show imaginable, and went for runs on the beach, because this is what people do in Los Angeles. Five game show appearances and a first (and last) marathon later - she was making art full-time. Jaime has illustrated children’s books, magazines, newspapers, and ad campaigns. Her clients include United Airlines, Random House, The American Red Cross, Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, Little, Brown, Clarion Books, Quarry Books and the L.A. Weekly. She has also created artwork for galleries including Copro Nason, Gallery Nucleus, and Giant Robot. Jaime’s art has been recognized by a bunch of great publications and societies, including Taschen’s Illustration Now, American Illustration, Communication Arts, The Society of Illustrators, 3x3, Spectrum, Curvy Australia, Design Taxi, XFuns Taipei, DPI Taiwan, BBC’s Culture Shock, Small Magazine, Creative Quarterly, the SI-LA, and the SCBWI. You can see her work at http://www.jaimezollars.com/ or on IG Jamie Zollars Art #childrensbookillustration #illustrationpodcast #mycreativelife Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
56:30
January 3, 2021
5.0 Season Introduction
Hi Everyone, Season 5 is here! I wanted to thank everyone that stops by and listens to the podcast. The artists and creatives I've interviewed have been so kind as to share their stories. This season I have the following guests: 1. 1/3/21 Jamie Zollars, Children's Book Writer and Illustrator, @jaimezollarsart 2. 1/10/21 Robin Martéa, Illustrator, @robinmartea 3. 1/17/21 Chinmayee Bagade, Illustrator, @chinmayee_bagade 4. 1/24/21 Maggie Roth, Artist, @maggieroth_ 5. 1/31/21 Yiyi Chen, Illustrator, @yiyich_chen 6. 2/7/21 Yevhenia Haidamaka, Professor/Illustrator, @yevhaidamaka 7. 2/14/21 JaVon Townsend, Aspiring Children's Book Writer/Illustrator, @javonmakesart 8. 2/28/21 Caroline Hanlon, Illustrator, @caroline.imagines 9. 3/7/21 Reema Zoumut, Animation Teacher, @bolsagrande_animation 10. 3/14/21 Heather Tietz and Myself, Applesauce Books, @applesaucebooks_ 11. 3/20/21 Ryan Bird and Stephanie Bott, Toy Designer Bird Bott Toys, @birdbotttoys 12. 3/28/21 Nikita Prokohova, Professor/Graphic Designer, @typebynikita 13. 4/4/21 Samantha Cotterill, Children's Book Author and Illustrator, www.samanthacotterill.com/ 14. 4/11/21 Adam Strickland, Animator, https://adamstricklandart.com/3d-animation/ 15. Review of Online Courses to Level Up your Skills 16. End of Season 5 Contracts Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
11:28
December 27, 2020
4.13 Reflections on Interviewing 52 Creatives
On this episode of My Creative Life, I decided to make it a reflection on what I've learned from interviewing all these wonderful creatives. Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
44:46
August 30, 2020
4.11 Linda Jensen, Photographer and Mixed Media Artist
Up next is Mrs. Linda Jensen is a photographer and retired art professor. She has taught art education and photography classes at GSU. I can only describe her work as beautiful ethereal photographic mixed media pieces. She has a collection of beads in every imaginable color. She has carefully experimented and perfected her materials and techniques to create these icons of her former students, family, and friends. My photographs do not do justice to the colors in the original pieces. To see more of Linda Jensen's work visit Lens Culture Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
01:19:16
August 23, 2020
4.11 John Jensen, Ceramic Artist
I had the opportunity to visit the studio of John and Linda Jensen. They are two generous art professors and fine artists. I have to say the put the "FINE" in fine arts. Truly fine people. Both are highly prolific creators in their own discipline. John Jensen is a ceramic artist. During my art education classes at Armstrong Atlantic State University, I was required to take ceramics. Armstrong is now known as Georgia Southern University (GSU). I am so glad I did. He not only taught me a great deal about ceramics but as a teacher creating a great classroom culture. When you walk into his class you see a diversity in the age and abilities of the students and he encourages and teaches in a way that connects with each person. That's really hard to do as a teacher. His classroom had a zen-like quality to it, and it made you want to spend as much time as possible in the studio learning. Mr. Jensen ceramic pieces vary from thrown pieces that are delicately carved to full-size sculptures memorializing his friends and family members. He is constantly experimenting and even motorizing movement in some of his pieces. Here is his webpage on the Savannah Clay Community to see more of his art. Savannah Clay Community John Jensen New Georgia Encyclopedia Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
01:15:47
August 23, 2020
4.10 Bunyan Morris, Artist
I decided I need to speak with the art teacher that inspired two of my previous guests to pursue the arts for a career. I interviewed Bunyan Morris retired art teacher and artist based out of Statesboro. Here is a bit about Bunyan. Bunyan Morris Bunyan Morris has over thirty years of experience as a visual artist and public school art educator. The majority of his teaching career was spent as a high school visual art teacher. In this position, he taught studio classes in painting, drawing, multi-media, ceramics, and Advanced Placement studio art. Throughout his career, he has created and studied art. “Recently, I have been experimenting with color to create nature-inspired non-objective paintings and wearable art. The images are automatic and come from my psyche. I work with the compositions so that the paintings can be viewed equally from all four directions. The wearable art objects evolved from the paintings.” To see more of his work visit: http://echeegeecheestudio.com/about/ Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/echeegeecheestudio/ Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
41:07
August 16, 2020
4.09 Deena Scarborough, Art Teacher
In this episode of My Creative Life, I had the opportunity to speak with Deena Scarborough a long time art teacher friend from Bulloch Co. Deena has taught every grade level under the sun and she does it with a positive disposition. Please enjoy this episode! Thanks for listening. Here is a link about the mural that she and her students are working on for their community. https://www.statesboroherald.com/local/portal-mural-a-nod-to-the-towns-past/ Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
31:37
August 9, 2020
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 Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
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   Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
01:07:01
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!
31:05
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 Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
41:51
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 Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
46:31
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/   Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
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. Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
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 Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
47:55
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/    Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
49:46
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_ Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
40:47
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/ Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
01:04:41
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! Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
32:40
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 Thanks for listening! Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
01:04:48
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 Thanks for listening! Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
48:51
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!
35:28
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 Thanks for listening! Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
55:23
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/. Thanks for listening! Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
01:01:54
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/ Thanks for listening! Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
48:01
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! Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/  
49:11
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 what 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. Thanks for listening! Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/ Thanks for listening! Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
40:37
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  Thanks for listening! Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
41:05
September 16, 2019
2.12 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! _______________________ Thanks for listening! Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
28:10
September 9, 2019
2.10 Alicia Young, Artist
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 Thanks for listening! Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
42:49
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. Thanks for listening! Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
36:05
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 _______________________ Thanks for listening! Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
01:25:38
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! Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
36:57
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! Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
38:02
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! Thanks for listening! Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
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! Thanks for listening! Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
43:03
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! Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
38:01
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. Thanks for listening! Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
30:49
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.  Thanks for listening! Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
33:58
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 Thanks for listening! Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
50:01
June 1, 2019
1.11 - 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/  Thanks for listening! Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
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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/  Thanks for listening! Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/.
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May 20, 2018
1.09 - Caryn Brown, Photography Teacher
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/ Thanks for listening! Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
14:41
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 Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
44:32
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  Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
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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/  Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
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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!  Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
22:59
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!  Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
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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! Please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
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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. Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
43:47
March 31, 2018