On October 22, 2013, I began Pencil vs Pixel, a web show where I interview artists and designers who are doing exciting things. The objective is to get to know them on a personal level, ask straight-forward questions and have the conversation available for free. Continue reading
“There’s nothing better than to work through frustrations and downtime by just showing up, doing the work and putting it out into the world.”
In this interview, Lisa Congdon talks to us about here latest book, Art Inc: The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist. She shares her story and proves that we can reinvent ourselves and make a living in art at any age (she started at age 31!). Lisa gives solid tips that will help you jumpstart your career. Lisa Congdon is a prolific illustrator, artist, author and teacher. Her new book Art Inc. is an essential guide to sharing your work, making an impact, and making a living with it.
“It’s not as scary as you might think it is.”
In this interview, Elliot Jay Stocks shares his experience with publishing the very successful 8 Faces magazine and Lagom. He tells us how he funded his projects, what he learned throughout the process, and shares some major publishing knowledge. Elliot is Creative Director of Adobe Typekit, a designer, speaker, and author.
Balance & Success, with Shawn Blanc.
In this interview, Shawn Blanc talks about his book/series Delight is in the Details and tells us how he defines success. Shawn just updated his online publication, Tools & Toys. Shawn Blanc creates on the internet. He has various websites and talks about tech, all things Apple, and design.
Care about what you’re building and enjoy what you’re doing.
In this interview, Justin Mezzell talks about what it was like to go from a freelance career to working at an organization. Justin is a designer and illustrator living and working in Orlando, FL. He is currently Art Director at Code School.
“There’s no failing. There’s only learning.”
In this inspiring interview, Tobias van Schneider tells us why side projects are and should be stupid. We talk about taking life-changing risks and choosing the difficult path. Tobias van Schneider is a designer living and working in New York City. Tobias is currently working as Product Designer & Art Director with Spotify, New York. He has worked with companies such as Red Bull, BMW, Google, and Wacom.