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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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123 Kathleen Lynch, Illustrator and Art Teacher
Hi Everyone! It is Nancy and Keith on this episode chatting with Kathleen Lynch a NY-based illustrator and art teacher.  To see her work visit: https://www.instagram.com/katnap_illustration/ To see Keith Lee's work: https://www.keithleeillustration.com/ Keith's IG: https://www.instagram.com/keithleeillustration/ Nancy Miller's work: https://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Nancy's IG: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Thanks for listening!
24:37
June 26, 2022
122 Broly Su, Illustrator
Hi Everyone! I have Keith Lee hosting today and the illustrator we talked with is Broly Su, an Atlanta-based illustrator! Great guy! I'm surrounded by award-winning illustrators! Here is more about Broly: Broly Su is an Atlanta-based illustrator and graphic designer, who is currently pursuing an MFA degree in Illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, GA. Broly creates most of his work digitally, taking inspiration from the knowledge and beliefs like positivity, integrity, perseverance, and justice that he has absorbed from hip-hop music, graffiti, and street culture throughout the years. Heavily influenced by artists like Keith Haring, Steven Harrington, and Verdy, Broly also works with traditional techniques, such as acrylic, Posca markers, and ballpoint pens, to achieve his bold-lined and graffiti-like style. With a BFA degree in Graphic Design, Broly expands his work in design with strong typography, layout, branding skills. See his work: https://www.brolysu.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/8rolysu/ To see Keith Lee's work: https://www.keithleeillustration.com/ Keith's IG: https://www.instagram.com/keithleeillustration/ Nancy Miller's work: https://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Nancy's IG: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Thanks for listening!
28:59
June 19, 2022
121 Justen Turner-Thorne, Character Development Illustrator
Hi Everyone! I have Justen here with me today in this interview, and he is such a nice guy! I had to ask him to be on the podcast and share his story. Here is more about Justen.  Character Designer/Vis Dev Children’s book illustrator of “This-MAMA” Game dev behind “Jaeger Automata” Check out his work: jturne31.myportfolio.com https://www.instagram.com/empty_calorillustrations/
30:10
June 12, 2022
120 Cindy Liu, Illustrator
Hi Everyone! I am here with Cindy Liu a fellow illustrator and she was kind enough to share her art journey and the ups and downs she has had. I appreciate her honesty and she has beautiful work.  Cindy mentioned the artist that inspired her: Atsumiko Imamura To see Cindy's work or hire her visit: https://cindyliuartworks.com/ Thanks for listening!
28:42
June 05, 2022
119 Andrew Wiens, Development Director on How to Sell Your Art
Hi Everyone! I interviewed Andrew Wiens, Development Director of Guided Discoveries. He answered my questions on the nature of sales and how artists can learn to sell their work to an audience. Great chat! Here is more about Andrew and where you can learn more about Guided Discoveries. Andrew is a former Executive Salesperson, who decided to pursue passion and pivoted to non-profit development. Now it is about helping children experience exceptional STEM education outside the classroom. Lots of experience working within a small business unit where you are expected to wear many hats as well as within a global organization requiring worldwide cooperation. To learn more about Guided Discoveries visit: https://guideddiscoveries.org/
23:10
May 29, 2022
118 Allan Meade, Founder Concept Factory Atlanta
Hi Everyone! I'm really into collaborations these days, and I wanted to share some interviews with people that are doing that in a big way. Allan Meade is the founder of the Concept Factory Atlanta. Here is more about Allan and his company.  Allan is a multi-faceted Entrepreneur and Creative Producer with experience in fiction/non-fiction film development, along with practices in the entertainment and corporate arenas. Allan founded Concept Factory in 2020 and plans to use the startup to provide collaborative spaces for visual storytellers with the goal of creating opportunities to help creatives advance their industry careers. As a Creative Producer & Entrepreneur, Allan is proficient in uniting and leading small and large creative teams, using his skill set and knowledge to help develop stories for the screen, and overseeing a creative startup from start to finish with strong attention to detail, creativity, and originality. Follow Concept Factory at @conceptfactory.us  Thanks for listening!
33:42
May 22, 2022
117 Kim-Hoa Ung, Children's Book Author and Ilustrator
Kim-Hoa Ung was kind enough to speak with me about her experience as a children's book author and illustrator. We met through the connection from the Erin Murphy Literary Agency.  Kim-Hoa spoke about her inspiration for writing and illustrating, and how she persevered to get her debut title A Gift for Nai Nai. published. Here is more about Kim-Hoa. My name is Kim-Hoa and I am a picture book author/illustrator and an amigurumi artist. My two children inspired me to become an author/illustrator. One day while reading, my daughter asked why there weren’t any characters like her. It made me think about how nice it would be for my little girl to be able to identify with a character similar to her. That’s how my dream of publishing a children’s book came about. I hope to achieve that someday and to be able to dedicate it to my little girl and others like her. To see her work visit: https://autumnleafletcom.wordpress.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/autumnleaflet/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AutumnLeaflet
34:11
May 15, 2022
116 Nabeela Washington, Editor-in-Chief of Lucky Jefferson
Hi Everyone! Today I interviewed Nabeela Washington the Editor-in-Chief of Lucky Jefferson. Here is more information about the literary journal Lucky Jefferson.  Founded in 2018, Lucky Jefferson is an award-winning literary journal that generates interactive conversations around poetry and art by reforming the way journals are produced and shared. Lucky Jefferson is proud to feature poets and writers who have never been published, marginalized perspectives, and those who sought to pursue writing later in life. We exist to create spaces for those who wish to see themselves represented more boldly in the world; we help those same few build an audience and reimagine joy for their work. You can enjoy our print publications quarterly or four times a year. Here is their website: https://luckyjefferson.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucky_jefferson/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/_luckyjefferson
42:17
May 08, 2022
115 Allen Zhang, Concept Illustrator
Hi Everyone! This is Nancy and Keith from My Creative Life, and today we have Allen Zhang a fellow graduate illustration student talking about his concept work. We also sidetracked and talked about the eastern versus western thought process of ideation. That was really interesting and I hope we do another chat in the future about it. Allen recommended looking at the work of Man Ba and Erak.  Warning regarding the images on the site as they are not appropriate for all ages. To view Allen's work visit: https://www.instagram.com/zitong_zhang19/?hl=en https://www.behance.net/zitongzhang1/ Twitter: @ZitongZhang19 To view Keith's work: https://www.instagram.com/keithleeillustration/?hl=en https://www.keithleeillustration.com/ To view my work Nancy So Miller Illustration: https://www.nmillerillustration.com/ https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Thanks for listening!
30:34
May 01, 2022
114 Little Boat, Visual Development and Illustrator
Hi Everyone! I have Little Boat a fellow illustrator on this episode. She talks about her aspirations and her background that led her to studying illustration. Here is a link to the artist she mentioned in the interview: https://www.instagram.com/plastiboo/ Leiji_Matsumoto To see her work: https://boat88.myportfolio.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/boat.boat_c/ Thanks for listening!
26:57
April 24, 2022
113 Joey Liu - Concept Designer for Film
Hi Everyone, today I have Gillian Mallory as my co-host on this episode, and we are interviewing Joey Liu a concept designer for film. Joey is a really nice guy and he shared his art journey with us today and how he got started in that field. He shares his plans and goals in his career. Thanks, Joey! To see Joey's work visit  https://www.instagram.com/jo.ey545/ Art Station joey545.artstation.com To see Gillian's work visit https://www.instagram.com/gillian_mallory72/ Thanks for listening!
22:03
April 17, 2022
112.5 My Creative Life Magazine Team Talk - Keith Lee, Gillian Mallory, and Nancy So Miller
Hi Everyone! Today we are introducing the My Creative Life Magazine that we are working on as a team. The goal of the print publication is the highlight emerging artists from a variety of cultural identities that are transitioning into art careers. They are new and they are trying to get things started. I feel it is important to share their journey because we have gone through some unprecedented times. I think their stories will resident with those starting out.  Here are the links to the  MCL Arts Instagram Keith Lee Illustration Gillian Mallory Painter Nancy So Miller Illustration Thanks for listening!
27:20
April 11, 2022
112 - Keith Lee Conceptual Illustrator and Favorite Pen
Hi Everyone! This is a special podcast today, it is my first video podcast! Yeah! I have guest Keith Lee, and he is talking about starting his illustration career and a demo with his favorite pen. Here is more about Keith: Keith Alexander Lee is an illustrator based in Hong Kong. After obtaining his Master of Fine Arts in illustration with Savannah College of Art and Design, he is now working as a freelance illustrator. He Incorporates traditional drawing elements into his digital illustrations to create his unique style. His conceptual illustrations are simple yet thought-provoking. His areas of expertise include editorial illustration, poster designs, advertising, and packaging. He is creative, organized, a great communicator, and works well with others. Illustrated for: Tesla, SCAN Magazine Keith's Website Keith's Instagram The video is also available to watch on my Youtube Channel Nancy Miller Illustration.
15:32
April 10, 2022
111 Tara Gonzalez, Erin Murphy Literary Agent
Hi Everyone! I'm excited to announce I have an agent!! My agent is Tara Gonzalez,  Erin Murphy Literary Agency. She was so kind to speak with me today and tell us about her background as an agent, and share what are things she's looking for in a submission! Here is more about Tara: Tara Gonzalez is an Associate Agent at the Erin Murphy Literary Agency, as well as the social media coordinator. She's located in Florida, although pre-pandemic she was always looking for an excuse to go elsewhere. Tara is actively building her client list. She loves all ages of children's literature, from picture books to young adults, with some forays into the adult space. Her taste spans across broad ranges of genres, from contemporary, historical, literary, to adventure and fantasy. She loves characters and stories that resonate and strong voices. Beyond books, Tara loves movies, cats, buying things she probably doesn't need on Etsy, making candles, and getting hooked on TV shows that get canceled after one season. She has her master's degree in Media and Communication Studies and a background in esports social media and team management. Here is a link to her site: https://www.taragonzalez.com/ Erin Murphy Literary Agency https://emliterary.com/ Tara's Twitter: https://twitter.com/taratgonzalez Thank you for listening!
20:35
April 03, 2022
110 Jeff Hinchee, Illustrator and Set Designer
Today I am speaking with Jeff Hinchee, an illustrator I have admired for his stunning work in paper and 3D. He was kind enough to share his art journey with me today. Here is more about Jeff and his work: Jeff Hinchee is an illustrator and set designer. Blending 2-D and 3-D, his illustrations are an assemblage of traditional drawing and painting, cut paper relief, meticulous models, and the odd found object. His clients include Penguin Random House, The New York Times, The Washington Post, This American Life, Disney Theatrical, and Interview Magazine.  His illustrations can be seen at JeffHinchee.com. For television, Jeff has created special illustrations and featured graphics for "Little America", "Single Parents", "Search Party, and "Transparent", as well as for the European Games, and numerous live musical events such as “The Wiz Live!” and “Hairspray Live!” on NBC. His extensive theatrical work for Broadway, opera and ballet can be seen at JeffHincheeDesign.com. “When pressed through the mind of Jeff Hinchee, theater, character, imagination and concept take flight in his fascinating and ebullient tableaus.” —Chance Magazine Visit his site: https://jeffhinchee.com/ Instagram: jeff_hinchee_art
01:12:57
March 27, 2022
109 Via Li, Illustrator and Painter
Hi Everyone! Today I'm chatting with Via Li a fellow illustration student. Via creates lovely paintings and prints and draws inspiration from fine artists like Egon Schiele. My cohost is Robin Mallory today. To see Via work visit: https://www.instagram.com/via.li_art/ To see Robin's work: https://www.instagram.com/gillian_mallory72/ Thank you for listening!
12:39
March 20, 2022
108 Kelly Kiviranna, Surface Designer
Hi Everyone it is my 97 episode! Yeah! I have Kelly Kiviranna a professional surface designer that has done work for various resorts, hotels, and casinos with her designs. Robin is my cohost today! To see more of her work visit: https://www.instagram.com/kellykiviranna/ To see Robin's work: https://www.instagram.com/gillian_mallory72/ To see my work: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ https://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Thanks for listening!
22:44
March 13, 2022
107 Job Searching Tips with Robin Martéa, Illustrator
Hi Everyone, on this episode of My Creative Life I have return guest Robin Martéa. She just finished her MFA in Illustration and shared some tips about searching for jobs in the current market. Here is 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/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robinmartea/ and https://www.instagram.com/marteadesignco/ #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/
16:15
March 06, 2022
106 Jennifer Thornhill, Illustrator
Hi Everyone, I spoke with Jennifer Thornhill an illustrator I met via SVS Learn's Children's Book Pro. She speaks about her journey to becoming an illustrator. Here is more about Jennifer: I did the first part of my growing up in Alberta, Canada, and the second part in Ontario, Canada. Most of my hobbies as a child were related to arts and crafts. If I was indoors, I was drawing or working with craft supplies. If I was outdoors I was building forts in the woods with my siblings and cousins. My favorite thing growing up was Christmas. My twin sister and I started getting ready for Christmas on the first chilly day of August and didn't give it up until long after January 1st.  Christmas is still one of my favorite things. My ideal illustration project is a beautiful Christmas book.  I studied Art and English at Nipissing University in Bracebridge, Ontario. After living in Northern Ontario for most of my life, I moved to Grafton, Ontario- a small town on the north shore of Lake Ontario, where winters are much more manageable. I live here with my husband, three sons, two guinea pigs, and one really cranky cat. I spend a lot of my time drawing, but also enjoy baking, nature and wildlife photography, and volunteering for activities at our campground. To see her work: https://www.instagram.com/jenniferthornhillillo/ https://www.jenniferthornhill.ca/ Interview with Will Terry:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8mXcaTU0To Thanks for listening!
23:58
February 27, 2022
105 Amelia Leicht, Designer and Educator
Hi Everyone, today I speak with Amelia Leicht, designer, and teacher about her art journey.  Here is a little more about Amelia. Hello! I’m Amelia Leicht (that’s me in the hat!), a Grad Student at SCAD and Creative Director currently based in Dallas, Texas. I have extensive experience in Graphic Design, Brand Identity, and Content Strategy. I am passionate about data-driven creative and storytelling and developing brand identities and experiences that foster meaningful connections with audiences.  My entire philosophy towards my career can be summed up with two simple phrases: I want to do great work, and I want my work to do great things. I’m looking for a position where I can grow my skill set with new challenges and problems to solve in an environment that fosters growth and collaboration. To see her work: https://www.amelialeicht.com/ https://www.instagram.com/schmashmelia/ Thanks for listening!
30:32
February 20, 2022
104 Kat Albert, Illustrator
Today I'm speaking with Kat Albert a fellow classmate from my thesis class. She talks about her thesis project and how she manages and finds time for all of her creative projects and stay healthy as an artist. Here is more about Kat: I’m a Filipino-American illustrator who specializes in digital painting, traditional watercolor, and a combination of the two. After completing a Bachelor's degree in Multimedia Arts, I took up a Master’s degree in Illustration at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). I love to illustrate narrative situations, imaginative whimsical concepts, and little things in life that spark joy. To see more of Kat's work visit: https://www.katalbertart.com/ https://www.instagram.com/kittensbrush/
31:22
February 13, 2022
103 Lu Pan, Accessories Designer
Episode 101. I had the pleasure of speaking with Lu Pan, who is a classmate in my Fiber's class that is majoring in accessories design. Lu's work has appeared in the Global Footwear Awards and House and Home Magazine. He's the first person I've met with this major and I wanted to learn more about it.  To see Lu's work visit: https://www.instagram.com/panlu.create/ Thanks for listening!
51:53
February 06, 2022
102 Jun Zhou, Illustrator
On my 100th podcast episode I spoke with Jun Zhou, a fellow illustration student I met in my fibers class. She was kind enough to share her experience as a freelance illustrator. Here is more about Jun: Hi! Welcome to my world. This is Jun Zhou, an ambitious illustrator, motion media designer, and children's comic book artist. Now I am a graduate student at Savannah College of art and design. The enthusiasm for drawing in my life began with Japanese manga, I got all my happy childhood from designing comic books and drawing animation frames. I could find true peace when I am drawing. Now I also enjoy communicating about ideas and arts with people, so feel free to send me a direct email, let's be friends. Hope you have a great day :) To see more of Jun's work visit: https://www.instagram.com/junzhou_draw/ https://junzhou.art/ Thanks for listening!
27:50
January 30, 2022
101 Charlie Carter, Illustrator
Hi Everyone! Today I have Charlie Carter a fellow illustration student here with me today. She talks about her journey into fantasy art and how she stays focused. Here is a bit about Charlie: Illustration and character concept artist. For work inquiries or commission info: DM or email! katelace1665@outlook.com https://www.instagram.com/kingcharliestudios/ Thanks for listening! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hmfmhL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
21:47
January 23, 2022
100 Tara Garrigan, Illustrator
Hi Everyone! Today I spoke with Tara Garrigan, a fellow member of the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators. She talked about her art journey and the 2 businesses she runs. Here is a bit about Tara: Tara creates with the intent to mesmerize and inspire. Her art is generally whimsical, vibrant, imaginative, and always leaves the viewer with a story to contemplate. She works in all mediums but mainly creates in watercolor and ink. More than anything, Tara's work is inspired by her vivid dreams and the mysteries of the universe. She often finds that her most recurring themes are trees, aquatic life, imaginary creatures, and organically shaped buildings. She also enjoys finding inspiration from other artists around the globe while drinking tea and browsing magazines at the bookstore. See her work at: https://www.taragarrigan.com/ YouTube @TheEverythingArtTeacher "Captain Savannah" Book on Amazon Thanks for listening! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hmfmhL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
24:22
January 16, 2022
099 Steph Calvert, Illustrator and Artist
Hi Everyone! I spoke with Steph Calvert of Steph Calvert Art on my podcast. She talks about some amazing tips for illustrators on marketing and promoting their work. Fantastic advice on marketing! Here is a bit about Steph: Steph Calvert is a one-eyed artist with a boisterous laugh and a never-ending love for all things snacky. She lives with her hilarious family - husband Josh, mom-in-law Carole, and kids Phil and Joy. Steph's a big fan of going on adventures, binge-watching old episodes of 30 Rock, and being ridiculous for the sake of comedy. Steph is available for freelance illustration projects including kids' art, editorial illustration, logo design, and surface pattern design. To see Steph's Art: https://stephcalvertart.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephcalvertart Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephcalvertart/ Thanks for listening! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hmfmhL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
52:46
January 09, 2022
098 Angela Shenk, Illustrator and Author
Hi Everyone! Today I have Angela Shenk with me today, an author and illustrator, and fellow member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Here is a bit about Angela: Angela makes paintings, ink works, and other things. She mostly creates with watercolor, but she also jumps at the chance to create with oil and wax pastels, gouache and colored pencils. Angela’s childhood in the South, comfort food, vintage knick-knacks, children’s books, movies, music and hockey inspire her art. She finds beauty in people and moments that are seen as commonplace and unworthy of regard. Angela is a member of the West Hartford Artists Emporium and frequently exhibits at Open Studio Hartford. Her art is in the homes of private collectors as well as The West Hartford Library Foundation. She works in her home studio with one of her cats and a view of her favorite willow tree. To see her work visit: Website and Blog: https://angelapshenk.squarespace.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angelashenk/ Thanks for listening! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hmfmhL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
44:16
January 02, 2022
097 Russell Barnes, Illustrator
Hi Everyone! I have the guest Russell Barnes today with me talking about his extraordinary cut paper creations that he photographs.  About Russell Barnes: Russell Barnes is an illustrator who cuts out traditional artworks to photograph in real-world environments. Bridging the gap between imagination and reality. You can find his work on Instagram Chromatic.Habitat Thanks for listening! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hmfmhL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
30:22
December 26, 2021
096 Caroline Hanlon, Illustrator
Hi Everyone! I had return guest Caroline Hanlon talk about graduating and also tips for finishing graduate school strong. Here is 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 currently studying for my Master's (also from Savannah College of Art and Design) in Illustration. 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 her work visit: https://www.carolinehanlon.com/ Instagram Caroline Imagines Thanks for listening! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hmfmhL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
48:20
December 19, 2021
095 - Quinn Johnson, Creator of Elders of the Runestone
I had a return guest today with Quinn Johnson the Creator of Elders of the Runestone comic series. It recently launched and I sat down and asked him some questions that reflected on the journey of creating the series.  Here is a bit about Quinn: QUINN JOHNSON mrwonderfulproductions.com IG: @quinnmrwonderful Comics Work: Tales of the TMNT, Kung Fu Panda, Richie Rich, Scrapyard Detectives Games Work: Disney Infinity, Retro Atomic Zombie Adventureland, Machine Age, unreleased AR game To learn more about Quinn and the Elders of the Runestone visit: https://www.runestonecomic.com/ Thank you for listening!
36:07
December 18, 2021
093 Will Terry, Illustrator and SVS Learn
Hi Everyone! I had an amazing chat with Will Terry. I've been a fan of his since Folio Academy. It's was amazing that he took the time to speak to me about his work as an illustrator and educator. Here's a bit about Will. Will Terry has been a freelance illustrator for 23 years. He was horrible at math, English, and science...luckily he found art. After finishing his BFA project at BYU he began working for magazines and newspapers not far from where he grew up in Washington D.C. His early clients include publications such as Time, Money, Wall Street Journal and ads for Sprint, Pizza hut, M&M Mars, Fed Ex, and Master Card. He has illustrated about 30 children's books for Random House, Simon Schuster, Scholastic, Penguin, Klutz, and Albert Whitman. He has created several indie ebooks that have sold tens of thousands of copies and has started a story app series with Rick Walton beginning with Gary's Place. He also co-owns www.svslearn.com - online illustration classes for children's book illustrators selling in over 80 countries. To see his work visit: https://www.willterry.com/about Youtube: Will Terry Art Instagram: @WillTerryArt SVS Learn Thanks for listening! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hmfmhL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
48:55
December 12, 2021
092 Norma Black, Illustrator and Teacher
Hi Everyone! Today I spoke with Norma Black, a fellow student in the SVS Learn Children's Book Pro Class. She shared her reason for pursing her art journey and children's books. She is currently teaching watercolor classes on Skillshare. You can see her work here: https://www.instagram.com/normacreates/ Thanks for listening! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hmfmhL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
25:52
December 05, 2021
091 Gillian Mallory and Studio Organization Tips for Artists
Hi Everyone! Today I have return guest Gillian Mallory, and she will be sharing how she stays organized in her studio space. I've taken Robin's advice and it has helped me to have a better workflow in my art practice. To see her work visit: https://www.instagram.com/gillian_mallory72/ To listen to her previous interview: https://anchor.fm/nmillerillustration/episodes/6-03-Robin-Mallory--Painter-and-Illustrator-esklpb Thanks for listening! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hmfmhL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
20:10
November 28, 2021
090 R. Gregory Christie and Mentorship
Hi Everyone! It is about mid-August when I recorded this. I just finished the 2nd internship with award-winning children's book illustrator R. Gregory Christie. This interview is the importance of interning with a freelance illustrator. Here is more about Mr. Christie. R. Gregory Christie is an award-winning children’s book illustrator and lecturer with a long track record of creating inspiring art. He is an NAACP Image award winner and was the artist for the United Postal Service's “Kwanzaa Stamp” in 2013. He has done everything from designing John Coltrane album covers to animating films on Netflix. Christie’s lectures on art, diversity and literature are family-friendly. His educational programs are fun and engaging, allowing audiences to find a love for books. He has been a guest speaker at conferences and libraries and teaches after-school art programs all over the country. To see his work visit: https://www.rgregorychristie.com/ Or https://www.gas-art.com/ Thanks for listening! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hmfmhL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
43:40
November 21, 2021
089 What I Learned from Book Illustration Class
Hi Everyone! In this episode I go into 4 things I feel like I learned from book illustration. These things aren't related to technique or making a book, but bigger lessons about my own pursuit of becoming a children's book illustrator and author.  Thanks for listening! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hmfmhL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
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November 14, 2021
088 Brian Bowes, Professor and Illustrator
Hi Everyone! Today I have a cohost Robin Mallory who I interviewed from season 6, and we interview Professor Brian Bowes from our Book Illustration class. Here is more about Professor Bowes: Living in Savannah, Georgia, Brian Bowes’ illustrations shine with story-telling, draftsmanship, and creativity. His work has been included in numerous children’s books, notably in  The Story of the Fisherman published by Foolscap Press. The Story of The Fisherman has been collected by university libraries from around the world, and a copy can be found in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division at the United States Library of Congress. A former Illustrator Coordinator for the San Francisco North & East Bay region of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Bowes appreciates this community of like-minded creators and enjoys actively participating and helping others. He currently teaches at the Savannah College of Art and Design and works on various book projects in his spare time.  To see his work visit:  http://brianbowesillustration.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/studiobowesart/ Robin Mallory Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rgmallo/ Thanks for listening! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hmfmhL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
01:02:08
November 07, 2021
087 Tiffany Gordon, Illustrator
Hi Everyone! I have Tiffany Gordon, a fellow illustration student with me today. Here is more about Tiffany: Tiffany Gordon is an Atlanta-based artist. She creates illustrations that connect heavily with humor and storytelling. With her BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Georgia in 2017, she is currently pursuing her MFA in Illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Tiffany is passionate about communicating humor and optimism with her illustrations and concept designs. To see her work visit: https://www.tiffanygordonstudio.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tgordonstudio/ Thanks for listening! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hmfmhL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
18:19
October 31, 2021
086 Isa Monell, Illustrator and Surface Designer
Hi Everyone! Today I have an interview with Isa Monell, a fellow graduate illustration student. Isa was kind enough to share lots of information on her art journey and marketing information. Here is more about Isa: My name is Isabel Monell and I love creating unique pieces of art. I know that my talent was a gift given to me so I could create wonderful art to share with others is the fulfillment of my dream. I'm an artist and hold a Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art from Old Dominion University. I love painting. I have several years of experience with painting pottery, as well as working with acrylic, oil, and watercolor creations. Because I love creating I'm always exploring different mediums and seeing where it leads me... MONELLISA was established in 2010, a small online boutique selling stationery items, artwork, and more. To see her work visit: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/monellisa/ Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MONELLISA Thanks for listening! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hmfmhL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
30:21
October 24, 2021
085 Robin Martéa, Fine Artist and Illustrator
Hi Everyone! I had return guest Robin Martéa, fine artist and illustrator talk about some of the new things she has been work on and marketing tips. Here is more about Robin: Robin Martéa is an illustrator, 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 received her M.F.A. 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.” To see her work visit: https://www.instagram.com/robinmartea/ Her website: https://robinmartea.com/ Thanks for listening! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hmfmhL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
25:10
October 17, 2021
084 Emma Shaw, Illustrator and SCAD GIC President
Hi Everyone! Today I have Emma Shaw a fellow illustration graduate major and the SCAD GIC President. She was kind enough to speak with me about her creative journey. It was very inspiring and insightful. To view more of her work visit: https://eshoshanna.myportfolio.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eshoshanna/ Thank you for taking the time to listen! Happy Illustrating! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hmfmhL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
41:58
October 10, 2021
083 Madeleine Donahue, Illustrator
Hi Everyone! I had the pleasure of chatting with Madeleine Donahue a fellow illustrator from my book illustration class. Madeleine has some lovely watercolor work. Here is more about her: I am a freelance illustrator from the Bay Area currently based in Qingdao, China. Along with drawing and playing with my pets, I spend my time exploring the local wildlife. I particularly enjoy bird watching and love to incorporate native flora and fauna as well as creatures from my hometown in Northern California into my work. I received a BA in studio art from Kenyon College and am working on my MA at Savannah College of Art and Design. My focus is book illustration, particularly picture books. I am also interested in children’s illustration, surface design and editorials, focusing on environmental and social justice issues. To see her work visit: https://madeleinedonahue.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/maddydonahue/ Thanks for listening! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hmfmhL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
35:34
October 03, 2021
082 Ciana Malchione, Illustrator and Art Teacher
Hi Everyone! I met Ciana Malchione a talented cut paper illustrator from the SVS Learn Children's Book Pro course. I was love the textures and colors that she achieves in her illustrations. Here is more about Ciana: Hi there! My name is Ciana Malchione. I'm an arts educator and aspiring picture book illustrator. I'm originally from the small town of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, the self-proclaimed "Mushroom Capital of the World." (Everyone's gotta be proud of something, right?) I now live in New York City, where I recently graduated from The Cooper Union. My signature geometric style is an ever-changing dance between pattern, texture, and shape. To see her work visit: https://www.cianamalchione.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cianamacaroni/ Thanks for listening! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hmfmhL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
28:08
September 26, 2021
081 Keith Lee, Illustrator
Hi Everyone! Today I interviewed Keith Lee, a fellow illustration student. I really enjoyed getting to know Keth in my Book Illustration class. He does an amazing job with the concept and shared some great tips about improving your illustration skills.  To see his work visit: https://www.instagram.com/kethillustration/ He also mentioned the book by Craig Fraiser. Link below. https://www.amazon.com/ILLUSTRATED-VOICE-Craig-Frazier/dp/1932026088 Thanks for listening! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hmfmhL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
34:40
September 19, 2021
080 Emmylou Smith, Illustrator
Hi Everyone! Today I got to speak with Emmlou Smith a fellow graduate illustration student in my Book Illustration class. She has lovely work and also teaches as a foundations professor. To see more of her work visit: https://www.instagram.com/emmylouzora/ Thanks for listening! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hmfmhL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
23:18
September 12, 2021
079 Justice Lanclos, Illustrator
Hi Everyone! Justice Lanclos and I got to know each other during our time in Book Illustration. I'm glad to have gotten to chat with Justice further and talk about her illustration work today.  To see more of her work visit:  https://justblanclos.wixsite.com/theartofjustice/graphic-design https://www.instagram.com/momentofjustice/ Thanks for listening! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hmfmhL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
16:45
September 05, 2021
078 Aaron Strynar, Illustrator
Hi Everyone! Today I interviewed Aaron Strynar, a fellow graduate student in the illustration department. To see more of Aaron's work visit. https://www.instagram.com/aaronstrynar_art/  Thanks for listening! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hmfmhL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
29:37
August 29, 2021
077 Diane Earley, Creative Director of Charlesbridge Publishing
Hi Everyone! I have a special guest Diane Earley the Creative Director for Charlesbridge Publishing with me today! I got enough courage to ask her to be on the podcast to give listeners a chance to hear from a creative director what it's like working with illustrators and what she is looking for. It was very informative and I really enjoyed speaking with her. I learned a great deal from it. Here is some more information about Charlesbridge Publishing. Charlesbridge Publishing is an independent publisher of high-quality books for children and young adults. Our books promote reading and discovery in the classroom, library, and home and reflect a belief in the power of knowledge and the value of story. Visit their website at: https://www.charlesbridge.com/ Good luck and Happy Illustrating! Thank you for listening. Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hmfmhL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
28:55
August 28, 2021
076 Four Things I Learned In Animation
Hi Everyone! End of season 6, and I wanted to talk about the top 4 things I learned from taking an animation class. I was super nervous about being taking the animation class, but I'm so glad I did. In the episode, I talk about as an illustrator why you should explore animation.  Thanks for listening! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hmfmhL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
12:44
August 22, 2021
076 Jeffrey Yu and Ginger Tontaveetong of ASIFA-South and Slothique
Hi Everyone, it was a great pleasure to chat with Jeffrey and Ginger from ASIFA-South and Slotique. They are a fascinating couple! They are on the leadership for ASIFA-South and they run their own animation studio called Slotique. They talk about their experiences with ASIFA-South and building their own studio.  To see more of their work visit: http://www.slothique.com/ To learn more about the ASIFA-South organization visit: https://www.asifa-south.com/ Thanks for listening!
53:31
August 15, 2021
075 Liz Richards, Concept Artist
Hi Everyone! Today I have Liz Richards with me today, and she is a MFA Animation SCAD student, and working pro concept art. I really appreciate all the advice Liz gave me during my animation class. Here is more about Liz: I live and work in sunny Burbank, California with my husband, 3 kiddos, and lucky black cat. I use a combination of animation, set design, and illustration daily in my career as a senior art director and concept artist for theme parks and animation. I was an Imagineer with Walt Disney Imagineering for 7 years, and I continue to work with Disney and other clients now as a freelance artist while I’m raising my young family. Some of my favorite professional projects have been creating the blacklight murals for Star Tours, creating plants for the Na’avi River Journey for Pandora(Avatar) at Disneyworld, and recently working on the preshow for the newly opened Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast attraction in Tokyo Disneyland.  I’m passionate about environment design and I believe background art is a crucial element of storytelling. I love collaborating and creating places with character. To see her work visit: https://www.lizrichardsdesign.com/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/lizrichardsdesign/
37:52
August 08, 2021
074 Roger Miller, Animator
Hi Everyone! I got the chance to chat with Roger Miller, MFA Animation SCAD. Btw, we are not related, I was fortunate to have an animation class with Roger. He was really kind to share knowledge about the world of animation in the episode. Here is a bit more about Roger: r_edgar_hoover is the fake internet name of roger miller, an animator and illustrator currently studying in savannah, ga. his work has been seen in the broadway production of be more chill. he’s been seen off-broadway at ars nova and the davenport theater as well as b.a.m, two river theater, and deep in the woods in montague, massachusetts. that he wrote this in third person shouldn’t have an effect on your decision to hire him. To see his work https://redgarhoover.com/  IG: https://www.instagram.com/r_edgar_hoover/ Thanks for listening!
44:49
August 01, 2021
073 Nickolas Gottswinter, Animator
Hi Everyone! In this episode, I have Nickolas Gottswinter, a fellow MFA SCAD Student who is studying Animation. He's the super talented and positive person I met in animation class. He gives some great tips on drawing and improving gestures in your work. Here is a bit about Nickolas: Hi, I am an MFA student at Savannah College of Art and Design. I am also a former graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor's of Science in Visualization. My focus is 3D modeling from characters, props, and environments. I also enjoy texturing and concept art. If I'm not creating art I am watching movies or playing video games. Movies and games are the best forms of media for me, they have the tools and ideas that I can apply to my learning skills. ​To see his work visit: https://www.nagottswinter.com/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/nickolas_gottswinter/
37:15
July 25, 2021
072 Yining Li, Illustrator
Hi Everyone! I have Yining Li today with me on the podcast. She is an MFA Illustration student at SCAD. She is an international student from China. She was kind enough to chat with me today. Here is more about her: Hi, I am Yining Li, an illustrator and designer. I like and try to capture fantastic, playful and meaningful moments during my creating for closing to naïve childhood hopefully. For me, picture is the place I can create various and interesting worlds. Observing is the most interesting part for me to prepare any design and creation. I enjoy the process of receiving outside information and converting internally. This step supports me efficiently express story in my artworks. Awards: Creative Quarterly 62 :winner, 2020 World Illustration Awards, shortlist, 2020 To see her work: https://www.instagram.com/yining_li20/ Portfolio https://yiningli.com/work
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July 18, 2021
071 Mónica Rodríguez, Painter and Animator
Hi Everyone! In this episode, I have Mónica Rodríguez, an MFA animation student that I met in my animation course. She was so sweet and encouraging during my time in class. She currently resides in Puerto Rico. Here is a bit about her:  A digital artist and animator that is dedicated to 2D animation, digital and traditional painting, storyboards, concept art, and character design. Is in the process of achieving a Master's degree in Animation to further pursue major career opportunities.  To see her work visit: https://www.instagram.com/lisse_srm/ https://www.artstation.com/lisse_srm Thanks for listening please like and subscribe!
34:45
July 11, 2021
070 Avery Kasper Painter and Art Teacher
Hi Everyone, on this episode, I spoke with Avery Kasper an MFA painting major and art teacher. Here is some more about Avery and her art philosophy:  I paint and draw what surrounds me—the art, history and science of the plains of Kansas. I have spent my entire life connected to the flora and fauna of the plains, and have been completely immersed in rural, western and Kansas culture. Exploring the relationships between land, sky, plant, animal and/or human is what my work centers around. To see her work visit: https://www.averykasper.com/ https://www.etsy.com/shop/averykasper Thanks for listening please like and subscribe! Nancy Miller Illustration Social Media Portfolio: http://www.nmillerillustration.com/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hmfmhL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
34:13
July 04, 2021
069 Casandra Brewton-Johnson, Animator and ASIFA-South Programming Director
Hi Everyone, today I have Casandra Brewton-Johnson here with me today! Casandra is an accomplished stop motion animator and the program director for ASIFA-South. Here is a bit about Casandra's art philosophy.  Art is an organic process that is constantly challenging and pushing the boundaries of my comfort zone, but I cannot deny the absolute passion and joy that I feel when an idea blooms into fruition.  Sometimes, that means incorporating my love of math and science in the form of fashioning playful puppets from simple character designs or fabricating Stop Motion sets from my imagination. To see her work visit http://www.casandrabrewton-johnson.com/ ASIFA South https://www.asifa-south.com/ Linktree to all Social Media: https://linktr.ee/asifasouth ASIFA Festival and Conference (ASIFAC 2021): November 6th-7th Check out FilmFreeway for submission requirements/rules: https://filmfreeway.com/asifasouth Submit before April 16th to receive an early bird 25% discount; receive 15% after the early bird deadline. Use the following discount code: ASIFAC2021SM If struggling to pay the submission fee, send an email to ASIFA-South Programming to request a fee waiver. Your request may be granted: programming@asifa-south.com Slouthique http://www.slothique.com/ School of Humans Projects: https://schoolofhumans.com Mike Rowe's FB (Incubator: 12 series animation): Sweat Pledge Mike Rowe's Six Degrees (animated segments): Discovery+ Colour of Freedom Project https://www.instagram.com/p/CMJ73_PgBw0/ or https://www.instagram.com/p/CK3ufs8ADy8/ Thanks for listening please like and subscribe!
43:58
June 27, 2021
068 Robin Mallory, Painter and Illustrator
Hi Everyone on Episode 6.03 I have my art friend Robin Mallory with me today. Robin and I in a couple of illustration courses at SCAD. She has had a lifelong career in service to her community and country as an EMT, police officer, and in the Air Force. She is pursuing her MFA at SCAD and is an accomplished traditional painter. I enjoyed our chat and she provided tips and tricks for how to organize your studio and art supplies!  To see her work visit https://www.instagram.com/rgmallo/ Thanks for listening please like and subscribe!
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June 20, 2021
067 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
066 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! 
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June 06, 2021
065 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
064 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
063 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
062 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
061 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
060 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 07, 2021
059 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
058 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
057 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 07, 2021
054 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
053 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
052 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
051 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
050 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 03, 2021
049 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
048 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
047 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
046 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
045 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
044 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 09, 2020
043 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 02, 2020
042 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
041 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
040 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
039 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 05, 2020
038 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
037 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
036 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
035 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 07, 2020
034 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
033 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
032 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
031 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
030 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 03, 2020
029 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
028 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
027 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/
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April 12, 2020
026 - 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/
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March 29, 2020
025 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/  
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March 22, 2020
024 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/
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December 15, 2019
023 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/
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September 16, 2019
022 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/
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September 09, 2019
021 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/
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August 26, 2019
020 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/
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August 19, 2019
019 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/
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August 05, 2019
018 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/
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July 29, 2019
018 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/
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July 22, 2019
017 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/
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July 15, 2019
016 - 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/
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July 08, 2019
015 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
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July 01, 2019
014 - 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
013 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/
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June 17, 2019
012 - 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/
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June 10, 2019
011 - 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 01, 2019
010 - 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/
26:38
June 10, 2018
009 - 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
008 - 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
007 - 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 06, 2018
006 - 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/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hmfmhL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
54:59
April 22, 2018
005 - 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/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hmfmhL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
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April 15, 2018
004 - 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/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hmfmhL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
22:59
April 07, 2018
003 - 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/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hmfmhL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
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April 04, 2018
002 - 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/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hmfmhL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
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April 03, 2018
001 - 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/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hmfmhL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/nmillerillustration Blog: https://nmillerillustration.art.blog/
43:47
March 31, 2018