BW – EP40: Mayamada Co-Founder Nigel Twumasi—Entrepreneurial Learning Lessons

BW – EP40: Mayamada Co-Founder Nigel Twumasi—Entrepreneurial Learning Lessons

Breaking Walls, Interviews
In episode 40 of Breaking Walls we sit down with UK-based Entrepreneur, Writer, and Creative Nigel Twumasi about his and his partner Lao’s experience creating and growing the anime-inspired comic book and clothing company Mayamada as well as the inspiration behind Mayamada’s #BeCreative2016 campaign.   Highlights Mayamada’s origins. How did two engineering students become comic book writers? How Nigel’s engineering background has helped him transition into a new creative field The importance of failure and having a good plan. Why patience is also so key Nigel’s different experiences with Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and Patreon Samurai Chef: The origins behind this character How Nigel has transitioned out of the day job world and taken on Mayamada full-time The inspiration for #BeCreative2016 and how we can get involved What’s next for Nigel and…
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BW – EP39: Tattoo Artist and Author Jonathan Shaw—Vintage Tattoo Flash and Reflections

BW – EP39: Tattoo Artist and Author Jonathan Shaw—Vintage Tattoo Flash and Reflections

Breaking Walls, Interviews
In Episode 39 of Breaking Walls, we sit down with tattooing icon, world traveler, and author Jonathan Shaw for a conversation about his life and where he's going next. This is a guy that's lived many lives—artist, author, world-traveler, fringe society member. He's very self-reflective about his experiences.   Highlights: • Jonathan recently released a Vintage Tattoo Flash collection (the book is fantastic) http://www.amazon.com/Vintage-Tattoo-Flash-Traditional-Collection/dp/1576877698 • Jonathan is the son of band leader Artie Shaw and actress Doris Dowling. He touches on why growing up in the lap of luxury was more like the American Nightmare than the American Dream • The reasons behind Jonathan leaving home at 14 • Why we can't outrun our past or our DNA • How the tattooing industry has grown and his thoughts on his…
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BW – EP38: Steve Jobs, Milton Glaser, Paul Rand, Saul Bass, and Daniel Doherty—How to Grow

BW – EP38: Steve Jobs, Milton Glaser, Paul Rand, Saul Bass, and Daniel Doherty—How to Grow

Breaking Walls, Interviews
In Episode 38 of Breaking Walls we hear from Steve Jobs and Milton Glaser on getting over the fear of failure, Paul Rand and Saul Bass on the importance of creativity and knowing oneself, and from TEDxWandsworth's speaker Daniel Doherty on Engineering Serendipity. I've been giving a lot of thought on how to tangibly draw the line between vulnerability, serendipity, and growth. I'm of the opinion, based on experiences in my own life, that the more we allow ourselves to be open to new situations and allow vulnerability into our lives, the more we're create serendipitous outcomes because we'll be open to new possibilities. It stands to reason that when new things occur in our lives we grow from it! As a way to prove my own point, I've scouted interviews from…
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BW – EP37: Dark Tropical Musical Growth—London Band Crash Island

BW – EP37: Dark Tropical Musical Growth—London Band Crash Island

Breaking Walls, Interviews
In Episode 37 of Breaking Walls we sit down for a chat about musical growth with Guillermo Varillas and Jeremy Levy of London-based band Crash Island (@CrashIsland).   Highlights: • Where Crash Island's self-described "Dark Tropical" sound originates from • How the members of Crash Island met in 2011 • Where the emotive and honest quality to their music comes from • Current Inspirations • How Crash Island feels growth can be sustainable • Why their EP titles (Strange Shores, Stormy Nights, Dreamwaves) have an aquatic theme • How to fall in love with your art again if you've fallen out of love with it • Why Crash Island feels it needs to create its own sound and following • What's next and how far down the road the guys…
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BW – EP36: Tips For Creating Serendipity—Curator & CreatedHere Founder Samantha Katz

BW – EP36: Tips For Creating Serendipity—Curator & CreatedHere Founder Samantha Katz

Breaking Walls, Interviews
In Episode 36 of Breaking Walls, we sit down with Bi-Coastal Curator, Creative Director, and Founder of Created Here Samantha Katz for a conversation about things we can all do to put ourselves out there, have more confidence, and in turn, create serendipity in our lives.   Highlights: • Where Samantha’s natural confidence and charisma comes from • Is there an art to being smooth? • What growing up in an academic, successful family taught Samantha about herself • How Samantha tries to ensure she sees the big picture • The importance of getting involved with passion projects • Why money shouldn’t be the only reason to be interested in something • What is Art Basel? How did Samantha become involved in it • How Art Basel, Arts in Bushwick,…
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