By Michelle Kondrich
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Are you pursuing a creative career while also raising children? Creative Playdate is dedicated to bringing you stories from people navigating the world of parenthood while maintaining their own creative business. The show is produced by Michelle Kondrich with theme music from Thomas James. Learn more about the show at www.michellekondrich.com/creativeplaydate.
||CleanEpisode 24: Steve Folland and Being Freelance||After chatting with Steve Folland on his podcast Being Freelance last year, I knew I wanted to get him onto Creative Playdate. If anyone is mastering the art of freelancing while parenting, Steve is. Steve started working freelance...||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSelina Alko||In episode 23, I interview children's book author and illustrator, Selina Alko. We met briefly at ICON10 in Detroit where she was serving as the VP (thanks to Scott Bakal for the introduction) and I was happy to have the chance to chat with her in a...||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: Interview with Debbie Millman||Debbie Millman, everyone! This episode of Creative Playdate is a bit different than all the other episodes so far because this one is NOT about parenting. Debbie Millman is many things, including a designer, brand consultant and founder and host of...||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Interview with Michael Byers||Episode 21 of Creative Playdate features an interview with Canadian illustrator and super nice guy, Michael Byers. His editorial illustration is whimsical and colorful and always includes a touch of humor - as is Michael, himself. We talk about...||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Francesca Tortora||You are going to LOVE this episode with Francesca Tortora of Doing It For the Kids (DIFTK)! She has created an incredible community of freelance parents and I only wish she could do some meetup events in the US. We learn about her journey to being a...||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Interview with Regina Flath||I am back from ICON with a great new episode featuring book designer and art director Regina Flath! She gives a nice overview of how Penguin Random House chooses illustrators, what they are looking for and how often they use stock images, illustration..||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Interview with Melinda Beck||I am super happy I had the chance to interview Melinda Beck for the show. She's an incredible illustrator and graphic designer who showcases a wide range of styles. And you can certainly see the graphic design influence in her...||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Interview with Dan Santat||I am very pleased to have children's book illustrator and author, Dan Santat on the show. We talk about his career and the effect that winning the Caldecott Medal has had on the way he approaches his work and his place in the children's book industry...||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Interview with Merlin Strangeway||Creative Playdate is back! Since the first season ended, my life turned upside down a bit - including a move to the DC area that we had 3.5 weeks to plan. I'm thrilled to be back with new episodes and I'm kicking off the season with medical...||5/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Interview with Jessica Abel||Photo by Lauréne DuCrocq I can't believe I've done 15 episodes of Creative Playdate! This episode is the last one for Season One and I will be back with Season Two in a couple of months. This week's episode features the incredibly talented Jessica...||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Interview with Chris & Jennifer Sickels||The penultimate episode of Creative Playdate is an interview with Chris & Jennifer Sickels! You likely know Chris as Red Nose Studio. I was thrilled when Chris suggested his wife, Jennifer, join in the conversation. It's the first time I've had a...||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Interview with Santiago Uceda||The last episode of Creative Playdate for the year is a wonderful interview with illustrator, motion graphics artist, and designer Santiago Uceda. His work has so much character. He talks about how is illustration used to be very dark but that his...||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Interview with Jannie Ho||Episode 12 features an interview with children's illustrator Jannie Ho. Her work is everywhere - books, educational magazines, toys, games, stickers, even dinnerware! She is the mother of a six year old daughter and her debut author/illustrator...||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Interview with Andi Butler - Part 2||This week I've got a special, two-part episode with illustrator and surface pattern designer Andi Butler. We had a lengthy conversation about both her experience in the surface pattern design industry as well as her experience raising two boys, one of..||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Interview with Andi Butler - Part 1||This week I've got a special, two-part episode with illustrator and surface pattern designer Andi Butler. We had a lengthy conversation about both her experience in the surface pattern design industry as well as her experience raising two boys, one of..||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Interview with Britt Wilson||Today's episode was a supper fun, casual conversation with illustrator, comic artist and hand letterer, Britt Wilson. We have children who are almost the same age and we are at similar stages in our lives and careers. We jump right into the...||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Interview with Jacqui Oakley and Jamie Lawson||For the first time EVER, I've got a couple on the show! Jacqui Oakley and Jamie Lawson are both freelance creatives (she's an illustrator, he's an illustrator and designer) with an energetic three-year-old. We talk about their childcare situation and...||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Interview with Daniel Hertzberg||Episode 8 of Creative Playdate features an interview with illustrator Daniel Hertzberg. We have an interesting conversation in which Daniel is very open about his and his wife's experience with trying to get pregnant and with having twins who were...||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Interview with Allison Cole||Episode 7 is an interview with illustrator and surface pattern designer Allison Cole. Her incredibly playful work has appeared on products for clients like Target and West Elm. In fact, when I met her in person after our interview, I discovered that...||9/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Interview with Kyle T. Webster||Today I am pleased to bring you Episode 6 of Creative Playdate with the incredible Kyle T. Webster! As I mention in the episode, you should really go to his site and watch his "Meet Kyle" video. He's come up with a great way to show his personality...||9/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Interview with Maria Fabrizio||What better timing for an episode to feature the creator of Wordless News than now? Chaos is everywhere and illustrator Maria Fabrizio tackles as much of it as she can by creating illustrations without captions or descriptions in response to items she..||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Interview with Renee Kurilla||Today's episode of Creative Playdate is an interview with children's book and graphic novel illustrator Renee Kurilla. She has illustrated a new children's book, The Pickwicks' Picnic by Carol Brendler, that will be released on September 5th of this...||8/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Interview with Keith Negley||Episode 3 of Creative Playdate features on interview with editorial illustrator Keith Negley. In addition to his editorial work, he is the author of two lovely children's books: Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too) and My Dad Used to Be So...||7/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Interview with Jaime Zollars||Interview with illustrator Jaime Zollars||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Interview with Lucy Knisley||An interview podcast for people pursuing a creative career while raising children.||7/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
It's OK to have a kid AND want to draw.
Just found this and was perfect timing... CREATIVE PLAYDATE shares lives from the demographic of creatives that have kids; which feels like a quiet minority in our industry, but this pod shines a light on the truth–sharing the stories, work habits, and struggle of parenting while being a working artist.
At the intersection of parenting & creative professional
Hearing how other creative folks tackle parenting and to learn about how they divide their time, focus, and creative process is vital. Great range if folks to be inspired by in this first season. I'm looking forward to season 2.
Just what I've been looking for!
I really love that this podcast not only talks to creative professionals, but that they discuss balancing their careers with being parents. I'm also a mom and artist, and I feel like I’ve found my people! The conversations and questions are so great as well!
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