Season 10 Guest List for the Podcast.
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 :)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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/
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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!
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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.
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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/
My name is Nancy So-Miller. I'm a freelance illustrator that specializes in cut paper illustrations and is based out of Savannah, Georgia.