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Badass Creatives: marketing and business advice for creative entrepreneurs

Mallory Whitfield

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Badass Creatives: marketing and business advice for creative entrepreneurs

Badass Creatives: marketing and business advice for creative entrepreneurs

Mallory Whitfield

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Do you believe that art, creativity, innovation, and kindness can change the world? If you answered “Heck yeah!” then this is the podcast for you. Badass Creatives is hosted by Mallory Whitfield and features marketing and business advice for creatives, as well as interviews with a diverse range of handmade artists, performers, makers, and creative entrepreneurs. Based in New Orleans, Mallory is an artist, speaker, and author of How to Make Money at Craft Shows. By day, she works in digital marketing, specializing in SEO (search engine optimization), social media, and content marketing. For more information and show notes, visit BadassCreatives.com

Latest Episodes

From Idea Person to Lash-Making Maven {Ingrid Victoria Ruth Anderson}

Ingrid Victoria Ruth Anderson of Chimera Lashes is a lash designer, makeup artist, and self-proclaimed “idea person” who realized she needed to focus on just one of her ideas in order to make a big impact. Before turning to lashes, she previously created a number of different handmade products including Panties with a Pocket and The Crocheted Beard. In this episode, we also talk about finding a business partner to help balance the business side of things with the more creative aspects of running a busin

38 MIN2018 AUG 21
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From Idea Person to Lash-Making Maven {Ingrid Victoria Ruth Anderson}

Legal Basics for Creative Business Owners {Wesley Henderson}

Wesley Henderson is an “entrepreneur’s lawyer” based in Charleston, South Carolina. In this episode, we talk about the legal basics of starting a new small business, such as forming a legal business entity like an LLC, as well as the basic kinds of contracts a small business might need to protect themselves. We also talk about some intellectual property basics, such as trademarks and fair use, as they pertain to artists and creatives.

67 MIN2018 JUL 21
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Legal Basics for Creative Business Owners {Wesley Henderson}

Art Licensing, Developing a Cohesive Brand, and Taking Risks {Jeanetta Gonzales}

Jeanetta Gonzales is a Los Angeles-based artist, illustrator, surface pattern designer, coach and brand consultant for artists. In this episode, we talk about art licensing and Jeanetta shares her advice for developing a cohesive and authentic brand. She also shares how she made the leap from a day job with Mattel designing packaging for Barbie to working on her own.

39 MIN2018 JUL 9
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Art Licensing, Developing a Cohesive Brand, and Taking Risks {Jeanetta Gonzales}

Make Time for What Matters Most {Alexandra Franzen}

Alexandra Franzen is a writer, consultant, and entrepreneur based in Portland, OR. While Alexandra has a significant online following of her articles and email newsletter, she no longer uses any form of social media. We talk about what led her to make that choice and how she runs a thriving business without being on social media. We also talk about scheduling “life” first, the importance and joy of tiny projects, and how to say “no” in a thoughtful, helpful way that can leave the other person better

32 MIN2018 JUN 18
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Make Time for What Matters Most {Alexandra Franzen}

Do The Thing You Wanna Do {Midori Tajiri-Byrd}

EMidori Tajiri-Byrd is a master at juggling multiple creative pursuits. As a descendant of Japanese samurai, she grew up in a family of artists and attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. These days, she makes her living as a professional makeup artist and she performs drag as LibeRaunchy the BeauxQueen. I met Midori while we were doing Cycle 2 of the New Orleans Drag Workshop in 2014. We recorded this episode in her art studio, where we were joined by local photographer Jason Kruppa.

44 MIN2018 MAY 29
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Do The Thing You Wanna Do {Midori Tajiri-Byrd}

Becoming A Children’s Book Illustrator {Tarsila Krüse}

Tarsila Krüse is an award-winning children's book illustrator living in Dublin, Ireland. Originally from Brazil, she got her start designing souvenirs after moving to Ireland 11 years ago. In this episode, she shares her creative process, how she transitioned to illustrating children’s books, and what it’s like to work with publishers.

28 MIN2018 APR 30
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Becoming A Children’s Book Illustrator {Tarsila Krüse}

Creating A Business-Minded Music Career {Robin Barnes}

ERobin Barnes, aka the “Songbird of New Orleans” grew up in a musical family and now sees herself as a cultural ambassador of New Orleans. In this episode, she shares how her background in business helped her to create a successful career in music, and how a life-changing health scare inspired her to start her second business, Move Ya Brass, a cardio fitness training program.

51 MIN2018 APR 15
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Creating A Business-Minded Music Career {Robin Barnes}

Brick and Mortar Retail and Business Partnerships {Dynamo}

EDynamo is a sexual health and wellness focused romantic boutique based in New Orleans. On this episode, I chat with co-owners Hope Kodman Von Starnes and Nico Darling about business partnerships and the hurdles they overcame to open up a brick and mortar retail boutique, including using crowdfunding via IndieGoGo to fund the renovation of their building.

50 MIN2018 APR 1
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Brick and Mortar Retail and Business Partnerships {Dynamo}

Setting Goals and Taking Action {Monique Malcolm}

Monique Malcolm is the host of the Pimp Your Brilliance podcast and creator of the Visionary Journal, a goal setting system & planner. We talk about how she went from fashion blogger to t-shirt designer to goal setting guru. Monique walks us through the process of taking a physical product from idea to first iteration to manufactured product, including her successful Kickstarter campaign. We also talk about setting goals and creating systems for productivity and time management.

37 MIN2018 MAR 17
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Setting Goals and Taking Action {Monique Malcolm}

Deliberate Creativity & Embracing Vulnerability {Beth Miller}

Beth Miller is the Executive Director of the Creative Education Foundation, a non-profit which produces CPSI, the world’s longest-running creativity conference. We talk about deliberate creativity, embracing vulnerability, and how a paper Beth wrote as an undergraduate has been adapted into a play.

40 MIN2018 MAR 4
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Deliberate Creativity & Embracing Vulnerability {Beth Miller}

Latest Episodes

From Idea Person to Lash-Making Maven {Ingrid Victoria Ruth Anderson}

Ingrid Victoria Ruth Anderson of Chimera Lashes is a lash designer, makeup artist, and self-proclaimed “idea person” who realized she needed to focus on just one of her ideas in order to make a big impact. Before turning to lashes, she previously created a number of different handmade products including Panties with a Pocket and The Crocheted Beard. In this episode, we also talk about finding a business partner to help balance the business side of things with the more creative aspects of running a busin

38 MIN2018 AUG 21
Comments
From Idea Person to Lash-Making Maven {Ingrid Victoria Ruth Anderson}

Legal Basics for Creative Business Owners {Wesley Henderson}

Wesley Henderson is an “entrepreneur’s lawyer” based in Charleston, South Carolina. In this episode, we talk about the legal basics of starting a new small business, such as forming a legal business entity like an LLC, as well as the basic kinds of contracts a small business might need to protect themselves. We also talk about some intellectual property basics, such as trademarks and fair use, as they pertain to artists and creatives.

67 MIN2018 JUL 21
Comments
Legal Basics for Creative Business Owners {Wesley Henderson}

Art Licensing, Developing a Cohesive Brand, and Taking Risks {Jeanetta Gonzales}

Jeanetta Gonzales is a Los Angeles-based artist, illustrator, surface pattern designer, coach and brand consultant for artists. In this episode, we talk about art licensing and Jeanetta shares her advice for developing a cohesive and authentic brand. She also shares how she made the leap from a day job with Mattel designing packaging for Barbie to working on her own.

39 MIN2018 JUL 9
Comments
Art Licensing, Developing a Cohesive Brand, and Taking Risks {Jeanetta Gonzales}

Make Time for What Matters Most {Alexandra Franzen}

Alexandra Franzen is a writer, consultant, and entrepreneur based in Portland, OR. While Alexandra has a significant online following of her articles and email newsletter, she no longer uses any form of social media. We talk about what led her to make that choice and how she runs a thriving business without being on social media. We also talk about scheduling “life” first, the importance and joy of tiny projects, and how to say “no” in a thoughtful, helpful way that can leave the other person better

32 MIN2018 JUN 18
Comments
Make Time for What Matters Most {Alexandra Franzen}

Do The Thing You Wanna Do {Midori Tajiri-Byrd}

EMidori Tajiri-Byrd is a master at juggling multiple creative pursuits. As a descendant of Japanese samurai, she grew up in a family of artists and attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. These days, she makes her living as a professional makeup artist and she performs drag as LibeRaunchy the BeauxQueen. I met Midori while we were doing Cycle 2 of the New Orleans Drag Workshop in 2014. We recorded this episode in her art studio, where we were joined by local photographer Jason Kruppa.

44 MIN2018 MAY 29
Comments
Do The Thing You Wanna Do {Midori Tajiri-Byrd}

Becoming A Children’s Book Illustrator {Tarsila Krüse}

Tarsila Krüse is an award-winning children's book illustrator living in Dublin, Ireland. Originally from Brazil, she got her start designing souvenirs after moving to Ireland 11 years ago. In this episode, she shares her creative process, how she transitioned to illustrating children’s books, and what it’s like to work with publishers.

28 MIN2018 APR 30
Comments
Becoming A Children’s Book Illustrator {Tarsila Krüse}

Creating A Business-Minded Music Career {Robin Barnes}

ERobin Barnes, aka the “Songbird of New Orleans” grew up in a musical family and now sees herself as a cultural ambassador of New Orleans. In this episode, she shares how her background in business helped her to create a successful career in music, and how a life-changing health scare inspired her to start her second business, Move Ya Brass, a cardio fitness training program.

51 MIN2018 APR 15
Comments
Creating A Business-Minded Music Career {Robin Barnes}

Brick and Mortar Retail and Business Partnerships {Dynamo}

EDynamo is a sexual health and wellness focused romantic boutique based in New Orleans. On this episode, I chat with co-owners Hope Kodman Von Starnes and Nico Darling about business partnerships and the hurdles they overcame to open up a brick and mortar retail boutique, including using crowdfunding via IndieGoGo to fund the renovation of their building.

50 MIN2018 APR 1
Comments
Brick and Mortar Retail and Business Partnerships {Dynamo}

Setting Goals and Taking Action {Monique Malcolm}

Monique Malcolm is the host of the Pimp Your Brilliance podcast and creator of the Visionary Journal, a goal setting system & planner. We talk about how she went from fashion blogger to t-shirt designer to goal setting guru. Monique walks us through the process of taking a physical product from idea to first iteration to manufactured product, including her successful Kickstarter campaign. We also talk about setting goals and creating systems for productivity and time management.

37 MIN2018 MAR 17
Comments
Setting Goals and Taking Action {Monique Malcolm}

Deliberate Creativity & Embracing Vulnerability {Beth Miller}

Beth Miller is the Executive Director of the Creative Education Foundation, a non-profit which produces CPSI, the world’s longest-running creativity conference. We talk about deliberate creativity, embracing vulnerability, and how a paper Beth wrote as an undergraduate has been adapted into a play.

40 MIN2018 MAR 4
Comments
Deliberate Creativity & Embracing Vulnerability {Beth Miller}
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