The Lightning Rod

Ep. 01 | Finding & Defining Style - The Lightning Rod

An episode of The Lightning Rod

By The Creative Folks
What's up ya'll! We're two artists in Atlanta who decided one day to come together to answer questions and talk about the creative industry. Our goal? To spark your next creative project.

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Ep. 13 | Art Habits to Break - The Lightning Rod
Today's episode is hosted by Minh Huynh! We're going to talk about art habits you need to break; some include avoiding social media, marketing, and branding. Let us know what kind of art habits you have that you can't break out of? letstalk@thecreativefolks.org  The Lightning Rod is a project powered by The Creative Folks. - Questions, comments, sponsors can contact us directly:  letstalk@thecreativefolks.org  Social media episode that was mentioned in today's episode.  Tammy's IG // Tammy's Portfolio  Minh's IG // Minh's Portfolio Let's hustle.  www.thecreativefolks.org 
30:54
July 19, 2019
Ep. 12 | Interviewing Our Founder - Re-Meet TCF
We're just a bit past 10 full episodes of The Lightning Rod, so we figured why not interview our internal staff so you can learn more about us as a company. The Creative Folks was founded by Tammy Huynh and she works along side with the TCF staff to create content for the creative community.  The Lightning Rod is a project powered by The Creative Folks. - Questions, comments, sponsors can contact us directly:  letstalk@thecreativefolks.org  Tammy's IG // Tammy's Portfolio  Minh's IG // Minh's Portfolio Let's hustle.  www.thecreativefolks.org 
1:12:31
June 14, 2019
Ep. 11 | Explore the World of Agency-Level Photography with Freddy at Imagine Media
Today's conversation is about working as a "corporate photographer" in Atlanta. While a lot of photographers typically consider freelance as their route, we wanted to be able to cover the other side too. Freddy worked for Imagine Media, a marketing agency in Atlanta, as their lead photographer. He gives us some details on how he landed the job, which we think is just inspiring and out of the box!  The Lightning Rod is a project powered by The Creative Folks. - Questions, comments, sponsors can contact us directly:  letstalk@thecreativefolks.org  Fun clickables and mentions: Freddy's IG // Imagine Media IG // Imagine Media Website Tammy's IG // Tammy's Portfolio  Minh's IG // Minh's Portfolio Let's hustle.  www.thecreativefolks.org 
1:10:03
June 7, 2019
Ep. 10 | Taking a Mental Break and Better Your Time Management with Mike Glatzer
Mike is not your typical wedding photographer. He's actually a Product Development Engineer here in Atlanta! We found out in today's episode that his full time job as an engineer takes just as much creativity as it does any other creative job. Today's conversation, we touch on the importance of taking a mental break. Mike also talks about better time management and if multi-tasking is a myth?!  The Lightning Rod is a project powered by The Creative Folks. - Questions, comments, sponsors can contact us directly:  letstalk@thecreativefolks.org  Fun clickables and mentions: Mike's IG // Mike's Website // Mike's blog on Time Management Tammy's IG // Tammy's Portfolio  Minh's IG // Minh's Portfolio Let's hustle.  www.thecreativefolks.org 
1:12:55
May 31, 2019
Ep. 09 | Minh Shares Their Experience Part Two
NOTE: Today's episode can/may contain triggering words, phrases, and/or scenarios.  In this episode, Minh continues to share their past mental breakdown experience, which resulted to them giving up art for quite some time. May is  Mental Health Awareness Month, so we really wanted to dedicated this month's content to this. Please continue to be self-aware of your mental health and take care of it.  The Lightning Rod is a project powered by The Creative Folks. - Questions, comments, sponsors can contact us directly:  letstalk@thecreativefolks.org  Tammy's IG // Tammy's Portfolio  Minh's IG // Minh's Portfolio Let's hustle.  www.thecreativefolks.org 
59:06
May 24, 2019
Ep. 08 | Minh Shares Their Mental Breakdown Experience
NOTE: Today's episode can/may contain triggering words, phrases, and/or scenarios.  In this episode, Minh will share their past mental breakdown experience, which resulted to them giving up art for quite some time. We understand that mental breakdowns range in levels and one mental breakdown cannot be compared to one another.  We encourage you to seek professional help if you experience this level of extremeness.  The Lightning Rod is a project powered by The Creative Folks. - Questions, comments, sponsors can contact us directly:  letstalk@thecreativefolks.org  Tammy's IG // Tammy's Portfolio  Minh's IG // Minh's Portfolio Let's hustle.  www.thecreativefolks.org 
52:39
May 17, 2019
Ep. 07 | Understanding Therapy and Practicing Self-Care
Today's conversation with our first guest, Tameika Cheek, a local Atlanta therapist. In honor of Mental Health Month, we recognize that many people, creatives being a big part of this number, go through a lot of emotional and mental break downs. The creative industry itself is a beast to maintain. We welcomed Tameika in to speak about therapy and the myths around it.  Disclaimer: We will always encourage you to research for better understanding on any topic. On this note, we highly encourage you to speak to a professional when it comes to the decision to undergo or to not go to therapy, because TCF and The Lightning Rod are not licensed professionals in this industry. However, Tameika is a licensed therapist who went under intense training and education to be part of the private practice world. Please visit her website for more information.  The Lightning Rod is a project powered by The Creative Folks. - Questions, comments, sponsors can contact us directly:  letstalk@thecreativefolks.org  Fun clickables and mentions: Tameika's IG // Tameika's Website // Therapist Code IG Tammy's IG // Tammy's Portfolio  Minh's IG // Minh's Portfolio Let's hustle.  www.thecreativefolks.org 
1:06:13
May 10, 2019
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The Lightning Rod is a project powered by The Creative Folks.  - Questions, comments, sponsors can contact us directly:  letstalk@thecreativefolks.org  Fun clickables and mentions: Tammy's IG // Tammy's Portfolio  Minh's IG // Minh's Portfolio Let's hustle.   www.thecreativefolks.org 
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May 3, 2019
Ep. 06 | What to Expect with Critiques - The Lightning Rod
We're all about touchy subjects. Today's conversation is about constructive criticism and taking on critique to your work. We talk about the differences, what are good ways to constructively critique, how to control your emotions when you're receiving critique, and building that tougher skin. - Questions, comments, sponsors can contact us directly:  letstalk@thecreativefolks.org  Fun clickables and mentions: Article mentioned in today's episode.  Tammy's IG // Tammy's Portfolio  Minh's IG // Minh's Portfolio Let's hustle.  www.thecreativefolks.org 
1:12:31
March 29, 2019
Ep. 05 | The World of Freelance - The Lightning Rod
Today's conversation is all about the freelance career! Our hosts Minh and Tammy dive in to help you understand more about the freelance lifestyle and career pathway. From pricing to when it's the right time to do free work, and they'll even throw a couple of clients stories.  - Questions, comments, sponsors, interested guests can contact us directly: letstalk@thecreativefolks.org  Fun clickables and mentions: Tammy's IG // Tammy's Portfolio  Minh's IG // Minh's Portfolio Let's hustle.  www.thecreativefolks.org 
1:08:39
March 22, 2019
Ep. 04 | Can my work be stolen? - The Lightning Rod
In today's conversation, we're hitting the topic of stolen work. As creatives, this is something we face, since we're constantly posting in a public space. Though Minh and Tammy are not legal experts, they want to shed light on this topic and talk about how can work be stolen and how important it is to protect yourself as a creative.  This podcast project is powered by The Creative Folks.   - Questions, comments, sponsors can contact us directly:  letstalk@thecreativefolks.org  Fun clickables and mentions: Article mentioned in today's episode.  Tammy's IG // Tammy's Portfolio  Minh's IG // Minh's Portfolio Let's hustle.  www.thecreativefolks.org 
39:57
March 15, 2019
Ep. 03 | Social Media for Artists - The Lightning Rod
Today's episode we cover SOCIAL MEDIA!  We dive a bit deeper about social media and how useful it can be as a tool for artists and creatives. We talk about feed, aesthetics, followers, and content curation. Share with us your social media profiles and let us know what you think about today's episode!  This podcast project is powered by The Creative Folks.   - Questions, comments, sponsors can contact us directly:  letstalk@thecreativefolks.org  Fun clickables and mentions: Tammy's IG // Tammy's Portfolio  Minh's IG // Minh's Portfolio Let's hustle.  www.thecreativefolks.org 
43:20
March 8, 2019
Ep. 02 | Art Portfolios and Why We Need One - The Lightning Rod
In this conversation, we talk about that one thing every artist probably already has, is in the process of making, or will be getting soon. Art portfolios have definitely transformed over the years, but is still relevant in today's time. Without one, are you really putting your work to its full potential to get clients? Thanks for tuning in to episode two!  This podcast project is powered by The Creative Folks.   - Questions, comments, sponsors can contact us directly:  letstalk@thecreativefolks.org  Fun clickables and mentions: Disclaimer: Links contain affiliate links.  Tammy's IG // Tammy's Portfolio  Minh's IG // Minh's Portfolio AskLorem -- Our review of AskLorem  Let's hustle.  www.thecreativefolks.org 
1:10:06
February 15, 2019
Ep. 01 | Finding & Defining Style - The Lightning Rod
Welcome to our very first episode! In this conversation, we cover a topic that can be difficult for other artists to identify: style! Both Minh and Tammy believe that style is ever changing but it doesn't mean we shouldn't be consistent.    This is an introduction to our podcast format, we hope to spark your next creative project.  - Questions, comments, sponsors can contact us directly:  letstalk@thecreativefolks.org  Fun clickables and mentions: Tammy's IG // Tammy's Portfolio  Minh's IG // Minh's Portfolio Let's hustle.  www.thecreativefolks.org 
44:14
February 6, 2019
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