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Creating Your Own Path

By Jennifer Newman

Creating Your Own Path is a weekly interview series featuring inspiring individuals and change-makers from various creative industries. In asking others about their journeys, I've found that we creatives often veer off course, forge our own paths and don't always fit a particular mold. We tend to be a multifaceted bunch and this interview series seeks to find common ground among us all. Prepare to be challenged, inspired and motivated.

  1. 1.
    133: Welcome to Season 6: A Look Back + What’s Ahead05/02/2019
    9:40
  2. 2.
    CYOP #132 - The One About the Future12/13/2018
    12:32
  3. 3.
    CYOP #131 - The One Where We Talk About Shame12/06/2018
    10:37
  4. 4.
    CYOP #130 - What to Do When Life Takes a Turn11/29/2018
    16:00
  5. 5.
    CYOP #129 - Let's Call it a Rebuilding Year11/23/2018
    7:45
  6. 6.
    CYOP #128 - The Between Seasons Update Episode11/24/2017
    10:30
  7. 7.
    CYOP #127 - Lessons Learned from the First CYOP Artist Residency: A Chat Between Me + Melanie Biehle10/12/2017
    38:19
  8. 8.
    CYOP #126 - Confronting Stereotypes, Speaking Up + Using Your Craft for Good with Documentary Director Sami Abdou10/05/2017
    29:26
  1. 9.
    CYOP #125 - The Importance of Side Projects + Why Personality Matters with Documentary Director Sami Abdou09/28/2017
    20:25
  2. 10.
    CYOP #124 - Thinking Strategically About your Career Path + Making as Often as You Can with Documentary Director Sami Abdou09/21/2017
    30:10
  3. 11.
    CYOP #123 - The Art of Building a Support System with Writer Keah Brown 09/07/2017
    13:27
  4. 12.
    CYOP #122 - Leaning into Advocacy + Speaking Your Mind with Writer Keah Brown 08/31/2017
    29:34
  5. 13.
    CYOP #121 - Why Mindset Matters + the Importance of Sharing Your Story with Writer Keah Brown 08/24/2017
    21:33
  6. 14.
    CYOP #120 - Using the Internet to Create Offline Connections with Designer, Writer + Educator Anne Ditmeyer08/17/2017
    30:30
  7. 15.
    CYOP #119 - Handling the Freelance Ebb and Flow with Designer, Writer + Educator Anne Ditmeyer08/10/2017
    28:50
  8. 16.
    CYOP #118 - How to Create Cohesively Across Multiple Platforms with Designer, Writer + Educator Anne Ditmeyer 08/03/2017
    25:57
  9. 17.
    CYOP #117 - Taking a Step Back from Your Business: A Chat Between Me + Melanie Biehle07/27/2017
    44:46
  10. 18.
    CYOP #116 - When Mental Health, Advocacy + Business Mix with Author, Designer + Shop Owner Moorea Seal07/20/2017
    33:44
  11. 19.
    CYOP #115 - Putting in the Work + Handling Quick Growth with Author, Designer + Shop Owner Moorea Seal07/13/2017
    28:24
  12. 20.
    CYOP #114 - How to Stop Equating our Value to our Outputs with Author, Designer + Shop Owner Moorea Seal07/06/2017
    35:40
  13. 21.
    CYOP #113 - Lessons Learned from the Adobe Creative Residency with Designer + Letterer Christine Herrin06/29/2017
    23:43
  14. 22.
    CYOP #112 - Boosting Creative Inspiration Through Travel with Designer + Letterer Christine Herrin06/22/2017
    27:08
  15. 23.
    CYOP #111 - Making Authentic Connections with Designer + Letterer Christine Herrin06/15/2017
    34:54
  16. 24.
    CYOP #110 - Focus, Motivation + Organization: A Chat Between Me + Melanie Biehle06/08/2017
    47:21
  17. 25.
    CYOP #109 - Starting a Creative Mornings Series with Rebecca Plumb + Meghan Phillips of Honey Agency06/01/2017
    28:28
  18. 26.
    CYOP #108 - Hitting the Reset Button with Rebecca Plumb + Meghan Phillips of Honey Agency05/25/2017
    29:18
  19. 27.
    CYOP #107 - Evolving a Brand + Hiring Talent with Rebecca Plumb + Meghan Phillips of Honey Agency05/18/2017
    30:37
  20. 28.
    CYOP #106 - Making Big Changes + Going with the Flow: A Chat Between Me + Melanie Biehle05/11/2017
    59:52
  21. 29.
    CYOP #105 - Creating Great Content Using Stock Photography with Matt Munson of Twenty2005/09/2017
    18:18
  22. 30.
    CYOP #104 - Pursuing Wholesale + Embracing Multiple Passions with Micaela + Dawn Marie Hoo of Drifter Organics + Oh My Drifter05/04/2017
    20:14
  23. 31.
    CYOP #103 - Crowdfunding Your Launch with Micaela + Dawn Marie Hoo of Drifter Organics04/27/2017
    26:10
  24. 32.
    CYOP #102 - Working with Family + Asking for Help with Micaela + Dawn Marie Hoo of Drifter Organics04/20/2017
    35:26
  25. 33.
    CYOP 101 - Searching for Opportunities + Making Room to Experiment with Artist + Designer Melanie Biehle04/13/2017
    33:54
  26. 34.
    CYOP #100 - Sharing What's New in Season 4 + Celebrating 100 Episodes04/06/2017
    8:23
  27. 35.
    CYOP #99 - Mini Episode: Three Big Lessons Learned in Three Podcast Seasons 12/08/2016
    11:11
  28. 36.
    CYOP #98 - Staying Nimble + Paying Attention to the Details with Ginger Elizabeth Hahn of Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates12/01/2016
    35:31
  29. 37.
    CYOP #97: Growing a Team + Learning from Mistakes with Chandra Greer of Greer Chicago11/17/2016
    32:40
  30. 38.
    CYOP # 96 - Embracing Opportunities + Taking Big Leaps with Jewelry Designer Jen Moulton11/10/2016
    29:38
  31. 39.
    CYOP #95 - Testing Ideas + Setting Realistic Goals with Rosa Ng of Young & Able11/03/2016
    44:13
  32. 40.
    CYOP #94 - Stretching Yourself Creatively + Embracing Your Voice with Brooke Barker of Sad Animal Facts10/27/2016
    22:48
  33. 41.
    CYOP #93 - Infusing Personality into Your Work with Becky Simpson of Chipper Things + The Roommate Book 10/20/2016
    41:21
  34. 42.
    CYOP #92 - Telling True Stories + Learning to Be Patient with Janna Marlies Maron of Under the Gum Tree10/13/2016
    43:47
  35. 43.
    CYOP #91 - Doing One Thing Well + Getting Out of Your Own Way with Tina Essmaker of The Great Discontent10/06/2016
    29:12
  36. 44.
    CYOP #90 - Creating Thoughtful Reader Experiences + Mixing Things Up with Chris Brown of Refueled Magazine09/29/2016
    38:42
  37. 45.
    CYOP #89 - Merging Creative Work + Business Smarts with Lizzy Okoro of Bunch Magazine09/22/2016
    36:11
  38. 46.
    CYOP #88 - Changing Your Mind + Redefining Success with Author (and Hollywood Expat) Lisa Jakub07/28/2016
    29:37
  39. 47.
    CYOP #87 - Trying New Things + Overcoming Fears with Children's Artist Mishell Leong07/21/2016
    33:20
  40. 48.
    CYOP #86 - Preparing for Big Changes + Finding What Lights You Up with Tattoo Artist Stephanie Washburn 07/14/2016
    46:00
  41. 49.
    CYOP #84 - Embracing Ethically Sourced Materials + Finding Your Customer with Katie Evans of Hart Variations06/30/2016
    46:53
  42. 50.
    CYOP #83 - Mini Episode: I'm Sharing Some BIG Career News!06/23/2016
    7:03
  43. 51.
    CYOP #82 - Learning Your Craft + Making it Work with Photographer William Thompson06/16/2016
    20:40
  44. 52.
    CYOP # 81 - The Art of the Pivot with Shannon Washington of INVNT + Parlour Magazine06/09/2016
    51:28
  45. 53.
    CYOP #80 - The Power of Routines + Why Company Culture Matters with Christine Amorose of C'est Christine06/02/2016
    35:04
  46. 54.
    CYOP #79 - Taking Sabbaticals + Pursuing Parallel Careers with Author Karan Bajaj05/26/2016
    33:56
  47. 55.
    CYOP #78 - Committing to Practice + Starting Before You're Ready with Trisha Hughes of Eat Your Beets04/21/2016
    34:12
  48. 56.
    CYOP #77 - Getting to Know Your Community Through Workshops with Ashlee Gadd of Coffee + Crumbs04/14/2016
    22:25
  49. 57.
    CYOP #76 - Teaching the Craft of Block Printing with Artist Jen Hewett04/07/2016
    30:48
  50. 58.
    CYOP #75 - How to Algorithm-Proof Your Marketing Efforts with Melissa Camilleri of the 21-Day Insta-Course04/05/2016
    29:31
  51. 59.
    CYOP #74 - Embracing Technology and Reaching Out to Others with Amy Stringer-Mowat of AHeirloom03/31/2016
    38:29
  52. 60.
    CYOP #73 - Building a Team and Increasing Efficiencies with Benjamin Schwartz of Benjamins Shoes03/24/2016
    32:53
  53. 61.
    CYOP #72 - Sharing Your Story Through Media Outreach with Jennifer Snyder of Perfecting Your Pitch03/22/2016
    21:01
  54. 62.
    CYOP #71 - A Behind the Scenes Look at Product Development with Home Goods Designer Melanie Abrantes 03/17/2016
    36:06
  55. 63.
    CYOP #70 - Handling Favorable Press Coverage with Sarah Perez of Electric Sun Creatives03/10/2016
    27:02
  56. 64.
    CYOP #69 - The State of the Podcast 201602/16/2016
    6:59
  57. 65.
    CYOP #68 - The Benefits of Dabbling + Making Travel a Priority with Photographer Simone Anne12/17/2015
    38:56
  58. 66.
    CYOP #67 - Looking at the Big Picture with Lisa Jackson of Good on Paper12/15/2015
    33:15
  59. 67.
    CYOP #66 - Experimenting + Letting Your Career Take Time with Natalie Davis of Canoe12/10/2015
    35:38
  60. 68.
    CYOP #65 - Taking a Business Break + Rethinking Online Sales with Artist + Designer Jen Moulton12/03/2015
    36:05
  61. 69.
    CYOP #64 - Diversifying your Work + Being Resourceful with Graffiti + Fine Artist Troy Duff11/24/2015
    49:15
  62. 70.
    CYOP #63 - Creating with a Point of View + Monetizing Storytelling with Chuck Reece of The Bitter Southerner11/19/2015
    44:34
  63. 71.
    CYOP #62 - Finding Your Community + Sharing what Matters with Stephanie Duncan of Her New Tribe11/12/2015
    19:46
  64. 72.
    CYOP #61 - Easing Into a Creative Career + Exploring New Collaborations with Fine Artist Emily Jeffords11/05/2015
    30:19
  65. 73.
    CYOP #60 - Breaking the Mold + Venturing Beyond your Industry with Floral Designer Sullivan Owen10/29/2015
    58:54
  66. 74.
    CYOP #59 - Turning Negatives Into Positives with Writer + Pastry Chef Klancy Miller10/22/2015
    45:18
  67. 75.
    CYOP #58 - The Art of Collaboration + Understanding Your Place in the Market with Rich Arentzen of AO Glass10/15/2015
    35:54
  68. 76.
    CYOP #57 - Writing the Next Chapter with Grace Bonney of Design Sponge and Food Writer Julia Turshen10/08/2015
    1:05:29
  69. 77.
    CYOP # 56 - Learning from Others and Being Open to Change with Designer Christine Wisnieski10/01/2015
    35:29
  70. 78.
    CYOP #55 - Switching Careers + Sharing Great Content with Jessica Murnane of the One Part Podcast09/24/2015
    48:44
  71. 79.
    CYOP #54 - Transitioning a Brand + Setting Goals with Katie Michels of Off Switch09/17/2015
    47:17
  72. 80.
    CYOP #53 - Taking Advantage of Opportunities + Maintaining Your Resiliency with Matt Eastvold of Eastvold Furniture 09/10/2015
    48:49
  73. 81.
    CYOP #52 - Taking Control of Your Freelance Career with Photographer Jessica Lowry Vizzutti09/03/2015
    27:31
  74. 82.
    CYOP #51 - Staying Organized + Understanding the Power of Art with Rosaura Unangst of Pigment + Parchment08/13/2015
    52:08
  75. 83.
    CYOP #50 - Working Through Fear and Exploring Your Creativity with Omonivie Okhade of Tula in Bloom08/06/2015
    57:09
  76. 84.
    CYOP #49 - Working with Your Significant Other + Building Intentional Brands with Caroline Winata + Josh Daniels of Giggle + Riot07/30/2015
    54:39
  77. 85.
    CYOP #48 - Building a Solid Plan + Creating a Space to Learn with Ana Manzano of Ana Apple07/23/2015
    55:33
  78. 86.
    CYOP #47 - Making DIY Approachable + Blogging for a Living with Rachel Smith of The Crafted Life07/09/2015
    22:20
  79. 87.
    CYOP #46 - The Benefits of Practice + Creating a Diverse Body of Work with Fine Artist + Illustrator Lisa Congdon07/02/2015
    55:00
  80. 88.
    CYOP #45 - Jumping In with Both Feet + Supporting Indie Brands with Betsy Cross of Betsy + Iya06/25/2015
    31:06
  81. 89.
    CYOP #44 - Embracing Rejection + Giving Yourself the Space to Create with Textile Designer + Artist Anna Joyce06/18/2015
    31:58
  82. 90.
    CYOP #43 - Creating Timeless Content + Valuing Your Past Experience with Amanda Carter Gomes of Clementine Daily06/11/2015
    24:09
  83. 91.
    CYOP #42 - Going Where Your Path Takes You + Doing the Work with Molly Wizenberg06/04/2015
    27:19
  84. 92.
    CYOP #41 - Blending Your Creative Pursuits + Keeping Your Tools at Hand with Jeni Nelson of Magniflora05/28/2015
    35:22
  85. 93.
    CYOP #40 - Designing for Social Change + Getting Uncomfortable with Michael Ellsworth of Civilization05/21/2015
    47:36
  86. 94.
    CYOP #39 - Blogging Behind the Scenes + Productivity with with Cassandra LaValle of Coco+Kelley05/14/2015
    45:06
  87. 95.
    CYOP #38 - Shifting Careers + Filling a Void with Fashion Designer Jenny Fort05/07/2015
    25:12
  88. 96.
    CYOP #37 - Keeping Your Day Job + Staying Focused with Adina and Zeke Pease of RambleGood + Dog on a Boat Studios04/30/2015
    33:54
  89. 97.
    CYOP #36 - Collaboration + Being Kind on the Internet with Marissa Harrington of Bourbon and Goose04/23/2015
    30:56
  90. 98.
    CYOP #35 - Building a Supportive Community with Joanna Waterfall of Waterfall Creative and The Yellow Conference04/16/2015
    33:39
  91. 99.
    CYOP #34 - Filmmaking + Teamwork with Ric + Jen Serena from Serena Creative + The Muir Project04/09/2015
    36:45
  92. 100.
    CYOP #33 - Becoming an Author + Getting Out of Your Own Head with Lifestyle Writer Anne Sage04/02/2015
    25:16
  93. 101.
    CYOP #32 - Quilts as Fine Art + Finding Your Creative "Why" with Fine Artist, Designer and Quilter Luke Haynes03/26/2015
    23:12
  94. 102.
    CYOP #31 - Reality TV Shows + Finding Your Community with Musician Naia Kete 03/19/2015
    31:36
  95. 103.
    CYOP #30 - Podcast Road Trip: Off to LA!03/11/2015
    2:55
  96. 104.
    CYOP #29 - Working a Creative Side Hustle + Moving Beyond Comparison with Annabelle Needles of Evergreen Lane Productions03/05/2015
    27:10
  97. 105.
    CYOP #28 - Supporting Fellow Creatives + Finding New Revenue Streams with Artist Maren Conrad02/26/2015
    52:55
  98. 106.
    CYOP #27 - Trusting Your Gut + Going All In with Michael Hargis of TBD Fest02/19/2015
    28:58
  99. 107.
    CYOP #26 - How to Approach Creative Challenges + Leaning on Your Strengths with Amy Aswell of Beta Form Industries02/12/2015
    37:08
  100. 108.
    CYOP #25 - How to Really Shop Locally + Why our Choices Matter with Rita Mehta of The American Edit02/05/2015
    40:10
  101. 109.
    CYOP #24 - Start-Up Culture + Building a New Publishing Platform with Thad Woodman of Inkshares01/29/2015
    51:07
  102. 110.
    CYOP #23 - Finding Beauty in the Everyday with Instagram Powerhouse Faith Lopez01/22/2015
    40:37
  103. 111.
    CYOP #22 - The Power of Collaboration + Managing Your Creative Energy with Allie Lehman of Death to The Stock Photo + The Wonder Jam01/15/2015
    45:08
  104. 112.
    CYOP #21 - Establishing a Morning Ritual + Building a Solid Team with CJ Alvadaro of Bamboo Creative and The Snippet App01/08/2015
    37:12
  105. 113.
    CYOP #20 - Creating Your Own Path - Best of Season 1 12/23/2014
    25:57
  106. 114.
    CYOP #19 - Trying New Things + Knowing your Limits with Maker + Lifestyle Blogger Elise Blaha Cripe12/11/2014
    37:46
  107. 115.
    CYOP #18 - The Power of Connecting Around the Table with Chef Sylvanna Mislang of The Roaming Spoon11/26/2014
    26:21
  108. 116.
    CYOP #17 - Operating From a Place of Kindness with Singer/Songwriter Autumn Sky Hall11/13/2014
    47:55
  109. 117.
    CYOP #16 - Being Proactive + Knowing Your Brand with Preston Tillotson and Tyler Robinson of Sudz by Studz10/23/2014
    54:50
  110. 118.
    CYOP #15 - Learning by Doing + Finding the Time with Photographer Kat Alves10/09/2014
    21:15
  111. 119.
    CYOP #14 - Getting Out of Your Own Way + Creating Work that Matters with Rob Stewart from KVIE's Rob on the Road09/25/2014
    35:01
  112. 120.
    CYOP #13 - Conquering Fear + Working Through a Setback with Gina Begin of the Outdoor Women's Alliance09/11/2014
    42:04
  113. 121.
    CYOP #12 - Asking the Tough Questions + Learning to Say 'No' with Hilary Rushford of Dean Street Society08/28/2014
    48:58
  114. 122.
    CYOP #11 - Embracing the Quirkiness of Your Brand with Graphic Designer and Illustrator Kristin deNeeve08/14/2014
    30:29
  115. 123.
    CYOP #10 - Overcoming Obstacles + Celebrating Success with Steven Tiller of Reclamation Art & Furniture07/24/2014
    33:28
  116. 124.
    CYOP #9 - Finding the Right Work/Life Blend with Maritza and Roshaun Davis of Unseen Heroes07/10/2014
    49:20
  117. 125.
    CYOP #8 - Working in Public + Breaking Down Huge Projects with Artists Sofia Lacin and Hennessy Christophel06/26/2014
    42:28
  118. 126.
    CYOP #7 - Crowdfunding a Self-Published Cookbook with Anna Watson Carl of The Yellow Table06/12/2014
    26:19
  119. 127.
    CYOP #6 - Working Across Industries + Building a Family Business with Designer Marvin Maldonado05/08/2014
    43:26
  120. 128.
    CYOP #5 - Prioritizing Self Care + the Importance of Travel with Photographer Sarah Dawson04/24/2014
    23:33
  121. 129.
    CYOP #4 - Creating in Nature + Inspiring Others with Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill of Project Yosemite04/10/2014
    36:26
  122. 130.
    CYOP #3 - Quieting Your Inner Critic + Lifting Others Up with Melissa Camilleri of Compliment03/26/2014
    33:04
  123. 131.
    CYOP #2 - Finding Success Through House Concerts with Singer, Songwriter and Author Shannon Curtis03/12/2014
    51:40
  124. 132.
    CYOP #1 - Embracing a Multi-Passionate Career Path with Janna Marlies Maron and Jeremy Maron of ThinkHouse Collective02/08/2014
    55:49
  125. 133.
    CYOP #0 - The Introduction Episode02/06/2014
    6:12

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