BW – EP46: How To Live, Laugh, and Love—Corporate Art & Design Consultant Elle Neale

BW – EP46: How To Live, Laugh, and Love—Corporate Art & Design Consultant Elle Neale

Breaking Walls, Interviews
In episode 46 of Breaking Walls, we sit down with corporate art & design consultant Elle Neale for a conversation about the ways she’s learned to live, laugh, and love by setting intentions and releasing herself from the burden of expectations. It’s a great chat for Thanksgiving week!   Highlights Elle’s upbringing in New York City What it’s like for Elle to be part of RareCulture, her family’s business A specific moment Elle learned—the hard way—to trust her intentions What Thanksgiving means to Elle What she truly is thankful for this time of year What those of us who feel stuck in position in life can do to grow (more…)
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BW – EP45: The League Of Creative Introverts—Designer Cat Rose

BW – EP45: The League Of Creative Introverts—Designer Cat Rose

Breaking Walls, Interviews
In episode 45 of Breaking Walls, we sit down with Brighton, UK-based designer Cat Rose for a conversation about The League of Creative Introverts—a creative community headed by Cat (http://www.thecreativeintrovert.com/lci/) and how Cat has used conscious gratitude to improve the way she sees the world.   Highlights Include: What is The League of Creative Introverts and what gave Cat the inspiration to start it How the league can help you if you’ve been feeling insecure about putting your art out there How Cat managed to leave her agency job and strike out on her own as a full-time freelance graphic designer How Cat’s been finding clients in her community The benefit to writing down things we’re grateful for every day Why Cat keeps a journal How far ahead she plans…
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BW – EP44: Dr. Seuss On Crack—Illustrator Cheryl Gross

BW – EP44: Dr. Seuss On Crack—Illustrator Cheryl Gross

Breaking Walls, Interviews
In Episode 44 of Breaking Walls, we sit down with Illustrator and illustration professor Cheryl Gross for a conversation about how she uses fear as a catalyst in her art. Highlights Include: • The significance of Cheryl’s melting-pot upbringing in a Brooklyn that can be a polarizing place to grow up in •Cheryl’s earliest memories of art and recollections about her childhood •Why she believes her work being labeled as the equivalent to “Dr. Seuss on crack” is a compliment •What is the Z-Factor? From where does it come? •How fear has played a roll in Cheryl’s art •Why she wanted to go back to school and to teach •Thoughts on teaching at Pratt Institute in the 21st century •Where Cheryl is headed and how she stays present (more…)
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BW – EP43: Why Fear Is Good—Designer Lina Gonzalez

BW – EP43: Why Fear Is Good—Designer Lina Gonzalez

Breaking Walls, Interviews
In episode 43 of Breaking Walls the old cohorts are back together as Lina Gonzalez and James Scully sit down for a chat about why fear is so important and why the anxiety fear brings isn't something we should ignore, but should work through.   Highlights: • Thoughts on Lina and James' takeaways from rebranding The WallBreakers in 2014 • Why now is so important • Lina's new gorgeous greeting card business BlackLetterCo • The Neon Black • Things Lina has learned from the jobs she's held • Why it's ok to feel bad sometimes • How fear has helped people evolve • What's going on in Lina's present and what's next (more…)
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BW – EP42: Facing Fears—New York City MC Brodie Jaymz

BW – EP42: Facing Fears—New York City MC Brodie Jaymz

Breaking Walls, Interviews
In Episode 42 of Breaking Walls we sit down with Episode 26 guest, Staten Island Hip-Hop MC Brodie Jaymz (@BrodieJaymz) one year later, for a chat about facing fears to release music and the last year of Brodie's life. Also making a behind-the-scenes appearance is Episode 1 guest, Reb Randt (@ItsRebRandt).     Hightlights include: • The reception from Brodie's 10/25 LP - Dark Side of the Stars • The inspiration for his new EP Iz This What You Want • What it's like to try to produce good hip-hop today on your own dime • Why sometimes we've got to keep our pride in check when making art • Are mainstream record labels still important? • What's next for Brodie     At the end of the episode hear…
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