Conversations with every type of creative. Hosted by Ryan Leacock - Find a creative like you:
This week the podcast is #kwfamous with brand designer Robin Lindner. Robin is one-half of Robin + Elaine (Elaine, you must be on the podcast sometime!), and she is the owner of the most adorable puppy you will ever see. We have a great, giggly time talking Kitchener, what she learned early about failure and her ideal design community. Great one!
Find Robin on Instagram
Music by Smartface
Sometimes I wonder if this entire podcast is just me getting people together to overthink creativity. Because I love how today's creative person, Allison Poprocks, approaches her work, she doesn’t worry about it. I really enjoy it when people like Allison are on the pod – balance all this overthinking out.
Allison is a Kitchener Artist currently residing in her home away from home, Dawson City, Yukon. I love Allison's ar...
When Mel Milton talks about his love for art, he means the love you have for your family. They can piss you off, but you love them, and you're in this thing together.
This week's creative person is illustrator Mel Milton - He is an illustrator from Utah who has worked for Disney and Marvel and 2 volumes of his own "dooks" (listen to find out what that means... haha)
Mel and I had a fantastic evening chatting abou...
This week's creative people, Dharma & Mikayla come from the world of theatre. An industry that has been on pause longer than almost every other. So where did these two turn for creative expression? To the strange comforts of smutty books and podcasting.
Not Your Mother's Bookclub is a sexy book podcast made by Dharma & Mikayla, and these two are a blast together. Their podcast is like overhearing a hilarious and...
I had an idea a couple of months ago, I was listening to the book “The Practice” by Seth Godin, and I thought - talking about this book with a fellow creative would make for some fantastic conversation. About that same time, today’s creative person, Krista Kankula was on my radar. She is an artist and creativity coach. The exact kind of person that you’d want to get into a deep conversation about creativity with. I pitched the ...
We're 75 episodes into this exploration of creativity and there is no better guest for this little milestone than OBGM's frontman, Densil McFarlane. The OBGM's are a genre-defying punk band out of Toronto, and I'm so glad I got the chance to chat with Dens. This guy knows what's up.
We chat about his approach to rock music, branching from his refreshing take on being respectful but not projecting too much of...
This week on the pod I'm talking creativity, leaving Christianity, and marketing with Joshua Harris.
Josh has a very interesting story, regardless of your views of Christianity. He was 21 when he published "I Kissed Dating Goodbye", a book that exploded and became a literal "Tipping Point" in Christian culture. Fast forward 20+ years - Josh has self unpublished all of his books, left Pastoring and Chris...
Today I am chatting with brand and wedding photographer Arana Del Mundo. I love Ariana's photos, her vibe and passion are contagious and I think you're going to love this chat. She had some excellent insights on rest - and how it makes the work better. How she creates an emotional creative space for the clients that she works with and why she doesn't want to do just 1 thing. Great one.
Check out her Instagram
Hey creative people! This week I'm chatting with doc-filmmaker / comedian Jackson Rowe. Jackson just released his new docuseries called For Heaven's Sake - you can catch that on CBC Gem or Paramount+ now. I loved getting to know Jackson a bit! He tells me about his journey through The Second City, what guides his choices and how he approaches comedy and creative projects. Great chat, do it up!
Music by Jobbii
This week I'm talking to design director Raj Sidhu - Raj talks to me about his years being a graphic designer, having to learn to speak "business" and standing up for the value of design.
Are you a creative who feels like they have trouble focusing their ideas? Or a creative person who doesn't do a "creative job"? I think you'd really enjoy this episode!
Music for this week's episode was by Toby T...
This week I enter the world of Justin Atkins. Justin is a photographer and artist who's work is bold and vibrant. I loved getting to know Justin, hearing about his an set alter-ego, hearing about his process, and being jealous of his high school experience. Great one. Do it up!
Justin Atkins on Instagram
Music for this episode was by Bonkers Beat Club
Episode #19: Photographer: Hilary Gauld Camilleri - "Head, Heart, Gut&...
Bad Waitress takes over the podcast and tells me about how they capture their delightful brand of chaos, why they are drawn to punk and raw music and I try to keep up. They are the best and this episode is a blast. Buckle up, it's a lot.
Listen to Pre Post-Period Blues
This week I am chatting with Los Angeles street photographer Matthew Anson - I love Matt's photos, he captures LA in a way that I really connect with and I'm so glad I got to meet and chat with him a bit.
Matt and I talk (defend) tumblr, talk about what he has learned about the world taking photos on the streets, and what happens after we die. Great chat. Do it up.
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This week I am chatting with tattoo artist Anna Matheson. She talks about opening her shop right before the pandemic, finding her lane and, tattooing stories! Anna is a delight and I had the best time chatting with her.
Check out Anna's Instagram to see all her lovely work!
Has the pandemic changed how you view art? I'd love to hear your story. DM the pod on social or via the website with your story,
This week I'm chatting with alt-music artist, Mandolynne. The two of us chat about working through pain, being positive but anti-good vibes only, and Lady Gaga! Mandolynne tells me about the role music has played in helping her work through a tough past, and how she free-writes every day. Gooood one.
Listen to The Pines by Mandolynne
Hey creative people! Got a great one this week. Lego artist, (And former video game tester) Jonathan Farrell is sharing his incredible perspective on following your dreams, letting go of your dreams, and finding peace in the middle. Do it up.
Check out Jonathan's incredible Lego art on Instagram:
Music by PandaRaps
This week I'm chatting mental health and Pokémon with illustrator Julie Campbell. Julie, or Jushmu, is an artist that makes cute and colourful pins, prints, and stickers, and it was an absolute pleasure to get to know her. We talk about how creativity and anxiety often go hand and hand, being complicated and drawing cute girls for cute girls' sake. Great episode!
Check out Julie's shop
Music for the podcast was c...
Back at it with season 2 and we hit the ground running with a great one. Artist, creative director, and VR preacher - Joss Monzon in on the podcast this week, and the two of us get into all things beautiful and brutal. Music by Matt Large check out Joss on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jossmonzon/
I don't know how your 2020 went, and it doesn't matter anymore.
It's 2021, now what are we going to do next?
I have a couple of thoughts on where we're at, and our creative mindset going into the new year. I hope you find them encouraging.
Happy New Year Creative People!
Buckle up because we're going out with a bang! This week I am joined by baker and firecracker Lenore Johnson and I'm just holding on. haha
Lenore Johnson owns Lenjo Bakes right here the pod's hometown, Kitchener Ontario.
(Check out the shop)
Lenore and I barely talk about creativity but we also actually talk pretty much only about creative living. I love Lenore's perspective and her principles - she had some excell...
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