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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

054 – Lisa Congdon

“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.”

lisa congdonIn 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.

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053 – Elliot Jay Stocks

“It’s not as scary as you might think it is.”

elliot jay stocksIn 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.

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050 – Tobias Van Schneider

“There’s no failing. There’s only learning.”

tobias van schneiderIn 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.


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