Interviews

These are all of your interviews.

Shelly Kim Talks Hand Lettering Your Way Into a Business – Creative Queso Episode #28

Shelly Kim hand lettering artist and guest on the Creative Queso podcast Shelly Kim of Letters by Shells got her start as many of us do working on a side hustle passion while balancing a day job.  Shelly’s adventure began because she wanted to decorate her cubicle with positive affirmations.  Almost 300,000 Instagram followers and a new book called Digital Hand Lettering and Modern Calligraphy later, it’s safe to say she is doing something more than just lettering right Listen in to my entire conversation with Shelly Kim on the Creative Queso Podcast Episode #28 on iTunes Stitcher Spotify Letters by Shells Lettering is definitely having a moment in the handmade space and Shelly Kim is the perfect person to talk to about how to make it into a full time career.  

Ashland Viscosi and the Ins and Outs of Event Planning – Creative Queso Episode #27

Ashland Viscosi of Creatives Meet Business Ashland Viscosi knows A LOT about event planning.  Not only does she work on events for the Austin Film Festival and the ATX Television Festival she also puts on her own event – the Creatives Meet Business Experience.  Putting on the perfect event whether that be a pop-up, book signing or your own interactive experience comes with a specific set of nuances.  

Mark Laferney of Slumbering Alligator – Taco About It Tuesday

Mark Laferney of Slumbering Alligator Mark Laferney is a fellow holiday decorating connoisseur and that is where I first fell in love with his company Slumbering Alligator.  When he is not making elaborate art installations for Chicago hotspots or creating content for craft companies like Plaid you can find him doing things like being a DIY star finalist for Hallmark channels Home and Family.  

Jessica Hannah of J. Hannah Co. – Taco About It Tuesday

Perfumer Jessica Hannah How amazing would it be to blend and study complex scents?  San Francisco based perfumer Jessica Hannah creates small batches of unique hand bottled fragrances day in and day out.  She also teaches workshops guiding students through a hands on experience using only the finest natural ingredients.  

Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching – Creative Queso Episode #22

Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching on the Creative Queso podcast I’m going down memory lane on this episode of Creative Queso with an old friend who also happens to be one of the most savvy business owners I know – Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching.  Jenny and her embroidery patterns single handedly revived a once forgotten handicraft and made it cool.  

Tina Vines of Vines of the West – Taco About It Tuesday

Chainstitch artist Tina Vines interview Chainstitch embroidery is having a bit of a moment.  Post Malone is wearing it and all the cool kids are getting custom patches made for the jean jackets. With business owners like Tina Vines creating vintage inspired designs with a western flair I can see why it’s catching on.  

Amy Cluck-McAlister of Craft Your Brand – Taco About It Tuesday

Amy Cluck-McAllister of Craft Your Brand Amy Cluck McAllister calls herself a digital marketing creative.  After years in the DIY community she comes at digital marketing with a creative and inspired edge.  She helps brands put together a tailored digital strategy.  Years as a web designer all the while side hustling as a maker makes Amy the perfect combination of talents for helping a creative company unsure of their path.  

Andrea Pippins Illustrator and Author – Creative Queso Episode #20

Andrea Pippins on the Creative Queso Podcast talking about life as an illustrator Today the Creative Queso podcast goes international with teacher, speaker, author and illustrator Andrea Pippins.  Andrea is currently based in Stockholm but is actually from the US.  You might recognize Andrea’s work from one of the many books she has authored, coloring books she has created, the Converse sneakers she has designed for Free People or the work she has illustrated for The New York Times and O Magazine.