150 Samantha Cotterill, Children's Book Author and Illustrator
My Creative Life for Artists and Creators
by Nancy Miller
1w ago
Hi Everyone! I was so fortunate to interview one of my favorite children's book illustrators, Samantha Cotterill. She is an award-winning illustrator and author of the Little Senses Series. Here is more about Samantha. Samantha Cotterill is an award winning picture book author and illustrator of many books for children. Samantha has been featured in The New York Times (as illustrator for Just Add Glitter, written by Angela Diterlizzi) and The Wall Street Journal for her art in The Jinx and The Doom Fight Crime! (written by Lisa Mantchev). She has recently launched a book series for kids on the ..read more
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148 Melissa Miles, Children's Book Author
My Creative Life for Artists and Creators
by Nancy Miller
3w ago
Hi Everyone! I was pleased to interview Melissa Miles, children's book author and SCBWI Southern Breeze RA. She has been so kind and helpful, and I wanted to share more of her books and the story behind her writing: Jeremiah Justice Saves the Day and Jeremiah Justice Saves Camp.  Melissa's Blog: https://anovelwritingconcept.wordpress.com/ Melissa's Twitter: https://twitter.com/melissajmiles Superhero Success Foundation: https://superherosuccessfoundationinc.wordpress.com/ You can order her books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Miles/e/B00EC927ZG%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share T ..read more
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147 Robin Johnson, Tips on Applying for Jobs
My Creative Life for Artists and Creators
by Nancy Miller
1M ago
Hi Everyone! Today my guest is Robin Johnson, and she is sharing tips for searching for that inhouse job and getting an interview. I thought Robin's tips were very practical. Here is more about Robin: Robin Martéa is a Fine Artist and Illustrator whose clients range from CNN Style to the University of Mississippi Medical Center. 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 received her M.F.A ..read more
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146 Laura Alderson, Children's Book Illustrator
My Creative Life for Artists and Creators
by Nancy Miller
1M ago
Hi Everyone! I had the pleasure of speaking with Laura Alderson a children's book illustrator based in Italy! So cool! Laura was kind enough to share her art journey with us today. Here is more about her: I grew up in the southern US, with an imagination ready for travel. In middle school I started writing a book set in Italy and my librarian encouraged both my writing and illustrations. My interests shifted to modern art while attending the University of Georgia, but I did sneak in a summer in Italy. After a few years designing offices in Atlanta, I started painting oil portraits, and then ou ..read more
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145 Artists Panel Marketing and Art Scams
My Creative Life for Artists and Creators
by Nancy Miller
1M ago
Hi Everyone! Tried a panel discussion on marketing ourselves and some of the current art scams we have run into. I hope this episode is helpful to anyone starting their art journey. In this panel, we have Nancy So Miller, Robin Johnson, Allen Zhang, Via Li, and Keith Lee. We are all working towards building our freelance careers and getting things going.  To see our work: Nancy So Miller, children's book author and illustrator, art licensing https://www.nmillerillustration.com/ https://www.instagram.com/nmillerillustration/ https://twitter.com/nmillerillo Robin Johnson, fine artist and i ..read more
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144 Alyssa Ruby, Illustrator and Fibers Artist
My Creative Life for Artists and Creators
by Nancy Miller
2M ago
Hi Everyone, today my guest is Alyssa Ruby, an illustrator, and fibers artist. She has a wide range of skills from 2D to 3D fiber sculptures. I am amazed by Alyssa's work. Here is more about Alyssa: Alyssa Ruby is here to make your magical idea a reality! A native Floridian, but a mountain dweller at heart, I love to create whimsical dreams come to life I love to bring happiness to everyday life through my exploration of fluffy creatures and cozy homes! I graduated from Flagler College with a BA in Fine Art and a specialization in illustration. I am now pursuing an MFA ..read more
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143 Lisa Hetrick, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, and Teacher
My Creative Life for Artists and Creators
by Nancy Miller
2M ago
Hi Everyone! I'm excited to have my guest Lisa Hetrick today! She is a graphic designer, illustrator, and teacher. She has worn numerous hats and was kind enough to share her expertise in building her freelance business. Here is a bit about Lisa. Lisa is the creator of Indigo Jade Art.  She creates art that brings more happiness and joy into the world.  During our conversation, Lisa shares why she decided to bring her art direct to the consumer and how she’s doing that successfully! Lisa's Website: https://indigojadeart.com/ Thank you for listening ..read more
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142 Michael Allen, Comic Book Artist
My Creative Life for Artists and Creators
by Nancy Miller
2M ago
Hi Everyone! My special guest is Michael Allen, comic book creator of Melon Cat. Here is more about Michael: Michael Allen has been drawing and writing stories since his birth in 1994. In 2016 he graduated from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Studio Art with a Drawing and Digital Media focus. After wandering around the Northeast and Texas as a nomad, he went to Savannah, GA to attend the Savannah College of Art and Design where he received a Master's of Fine Arts in Sequential Art in 2022. Now, he continues his comics work while doing his best to ..read more
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141 Karen Torok, Surface Designer and Illustrator
My Creative Life for Artists and Creators
by Nancy Miller
2M ago
Hi Everyone! Today's guest is Karen Torok, a freelance illustrator based in Nebraska. Karen Torok is a surface designer and freelance illustrator. Here is a partial list of her clients American Girl Inc., Mattel, Parragon Books, Pearson Learning, PepsiCo., Random House, Scholastic, and Sterling Publishing.  To see her work visit: https://karentorok.com/ Instagram Karen Torok Thank you for listening!  Please like and subscribe ..read more
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140 Jessica Yoon, Children's Book Author
My Creative Life for Artists and Creators
by Nancy Miller
2M ago
Hi Everyone! Today's guest is Jessica Yoon, a children's book author. I was fortunate to get to know Jessica through our agent Tara Gonzalez. Here is more about Jessica.  Jessica Yoon is a second generation Korean-American kidlit writer. Her stories revolve around family, food, and being a child of multiple cultures. She is an active member of SCBWI, 12x12, and the Harrisburg Asian Writers Collective. She is passionate about representation in children's literature and has provided freelance sensitivity reader services to We Need Diverse Books. To learn more about Jessica visit: JessicaYoo ..read more
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