Episode #78 // Making Art for a Living with Becky Simpson

June 28, 2016

Today we’re welcoming illustrator and author, Becky Simpson, who has just launched Chipper Things, a product line based on her art. So today we’re talking about what it really looks like to make a living creating art, self-doubt, and naming your business.

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"Starting is the hardest part, so if it's hard for you, you're doing everything okay. It's normal."
- Becky Simpson

Discussed in this Episode

  • Becky's decision to become an illustrator and author (6:22)
  • Diminishing your early dreams and goals as a creative entrepreneur (12:00)
  • Embracing your style (13:47)
  • The hard parts of the "dreamy" artist process (17:43)
  • Using your personal name vs. a business name (26:50)
  • Tips and logistics for illustrators and makers who are just starting out (36:43)
  • Focusing on creating the work you want more of (39:32)
  • Advice for people who want to get started with their creative passion (42:45)


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