Thaducation Podcast Episode 6 - Scotty Russell

podcast Feb 04, 2019

Scotty Russell focuses on injecting positive vibes through illustrations, lettering and murals. You’ll also find a steady theme of pizza, cats, outer space and coffee in his personal work. He started drawing at a very young age but it was only until he got the courage to begin sharing his work, everything in his life changed for the better.

He started sharing his thoughts through blogging via the name Perspective-Collective to help others develop the mentality of going towards things that are scary and to see the silver lining in every situation.

Scotty’s mission is to help creatives find their gift, establish a side hustle and win the battle against the inner critic…all outside their day jobs.
And that’s not all, Scotty tells us how saying ‘yes’ to one opportunity that came his way, opened up a whole new career for him as a public speaker, teacher, and a podcast host.

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Thaducation Podcast Episode 5 - Olivia Bossert

podcast Feb 04, 2019

On this week's episode, I had the privilege of sitting down to chat with the uber-talented Olivia Bossert, a fashion photographer and blogger who is a rare combination of talent and tenacity.

A Swiss native with an obsession for the sea, her dog and magazines. Olivia works with brands and business throughout the UK such as Barbour, Joules, White Stuff and Crew Clothing. "I help them to grow their audiences, sell their products and inspire their followers."

In this value-packed episode, she talks about her journey to becoming a successful photographer, starting her own magazine and overcoming burnout.

Not only that, you will get unique insights on marketing, blogging, photography, running a photography business and tips on how to use social media to land dream clients.
What you will discover in this episode:

* The pressures, inspirations, and struggles she went through while pursuing what she really loves
* Her fascination with fashion and when it started
* Founding Atlas magazine whilst...

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Thaducation Podcast Episode 4 - Ian Barnard

podcast Feb 04, 2019

Ian Barnard is a hand lettering artist with a passion for typography, custom lettering and design. After completing a course Graphic Design and Illustration at Kent Institute of Art & Design, Ian landed a job as a graphic designer, but after years of repetitive work and tight deadlines, he had had enough.

He wanted to be more fulfilled and have a better work-life balance, so with the birth of his second child imminent, he decided to quit his job and try and make a go of it on his own.

In this episode, Ian deep dives on how he went from getting by in freelance to making a self-sustaining passive income by creating digital products, all while balancing his family life.

What you will discover in this episode:
How feedback keeps you on the right track.
The importance of niching down
How he discovered his passion for lettering
How he turned his passion for lettering into a passive income
The value on risk vs reward
How to let go of bad ideas
Why having a playful mentality leads to more...

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Thaducation Podcast Episode 3 - Melinda Livsey

podcast Feb 04, 2019
Are you stuck in your 9 - 5 job and feels like something is telling you that you are meant to do great things? But here’s the rub, if you wanted to start working for yourself, where do you start?
 
Let me introduce you to today’s guest, Brand Strategist, Designer and Freelance Mentor Melinda Livesy.  
 
Melinda lives to connect dots, analyze patterns, and solve problems. Don’t let her quiet demeanour fool you—once you get this INTJ talking about a topic of interest, you best be making a second pot of coffee.  
 
As the founder and brand strategist of Marks and Maker, Melinda unites over ten years of professional design experience with a penchant for thoughtful customer service.
 
Melinda’s experience with notable names like Oakley, Paramount Pictures, and Loot Crate, coupled with her passion for creative thinkers and entrepreneurs, creates the perfect cocktail of impeccable workmanship, exceptional brands, and...
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Stop Making Your Purpose So Hard To Find

Uncategorized Jan 24, 2019

This week I was working with a fantastic design agency to help them define their purpose and I have to say they really surprised me, not only were they all genuinely very fond of each other but are all seriously passionate about their work do(branding, web design and marketing) and the clients they work with (fitness, nutrition and wellbeing).

But none of this had come across properly on their website or on the social media so when they told me that one of the senior designers flew to Germany to meet with a client and try out some of their latest technology all because he wanted to understand it better, I was stunned.

When I asked about why that was important to him, he explained that for him to help the client as much as possible, he needed to know more about their situation, their customers and their products. He felt that the best way to do this was with first hand, in person experience as it allowed him to ask lots of questions and deepen his understanding of the clients...

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The Thaducation Podcast is up!

Uncategorized Jan 02, 2019
I'm delighted to announce that the Thaducation Podcast is now live! It's been quite a few weeks in the making, but we are finally here.
 
I would like to say a huge thank you to my team, in particular, Eloisa and Sami, who have been amazing working hard behind the scenes helping me get everything ready.
 
The aim of the podcast is to provide inspiration and guidance so that you can become a more fulfilled and successful freelancer. There will be a mix of shows, from ones that dive deep into certain topics, to ones that feature people I admire from all industries.
 
As always, I'd love to know your thoughts and for you to help me get the word out by sharing with friends who may enjoy listening.

 

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