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Every interview of Getting Work To Work, conveniently organized in one place.
  1. 2016

  2. In this special episode of Getting Work To Work, I interview filmmaker Ben Koppin about how he gets his work to work. He shares how he got started in filmmaking and used the same VHS camera from his childhood to film flashback scenes in his first feature film, MADE ME DO IT. He talks about zombies and horror as a genre, as well as his passion for redemptive stories. If you are wondering how to get started being a filmmaker, this is what Ben had to say: “Just start doing it! Don’t sit around waiting for inspiration to strike.” Show Links Benjamin Koppin MADE ME DO IT Ironside Productions Story by Robert McKee Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Ben Koppin (GWTW12) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  1. 2017

  2. In this special interview episode of Getting Work To Work, I spend some time with photographer and current president of the Oregon Professional Photographers Association, Aaron Hockley. We had a great conversation and talked about everything from essentialism and “Hell Yeah!” projects to what makes a successful photograph and how Aaron gets his work to work. Show Links Hockley Photography Photowebo Aaron Hockley on Instagram Oregon Professional Photographers Association David Allen’s Getting Things Done OmniFocus Essentialism by Greg McKeown Hell Yeah! by Derek Sivers Conversation between Jeremy Cowart and John Acuff Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Stay connected with Chris Martin Studios by signing up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Aaron Hockley (GWTW40) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  3. In this special interview episode of Getting Work To Work, I spend some time with photographer and entrepreneur Courtney Zerizef. We talked about the importance of knowing your numbers in order to build your business, the need for a place where creative professionals can get help, the pitfalls of online education and resources, and how she finds and chooses clients. Show Links Courtney Z Photography Homeroom How I Built This Podcast (March 27, 2017 — Power Ranger: Haim Saban) Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Stay connected with Chris Martin Studios by signing up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Courtney Z (GWTW48) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  4. In this special interview episode of Getting Work To Work, I spend some time with Jamie Teasdale, who has been a long-time supporter of my creative pursuits. Jamie is a creative marketer and communication expert and shared the importance of communication for businesses. We also talked in length about the true measure of success and the value of building trust with your clients. Show Links Propel Businessworks Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Stay connected with Chris Martin Studios by signing up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Jamie Teasdale (GWTW50) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  5. I can still remember the first time I met Micah Godbolt: We were at a coffee shop talking about the web and the struggles we were both going through at that time. Since then, Micah has consistently worked his way up from web newbie to writing a book about web development, Frontend Architecture for Design Systems. In this special interview episode of Getting Work To Work, I spend some time with Micah talking about what to do when things go wrong. In Micah’s case, what he learned from getting fired from a job several years ago. We also talk about why you should have respect for the hard work that goes into something that may not be perfect, the importance of humility, and how to learn from your mistakes in a way that can springboard you into successful projects. I look up to Micah in many ways and how he strives to move the development community forward is inspirational. I hope you enjoy this interview with Micah Godbolt. Show Links Micah Godbolt From Minimum Wage to Senior Developer, Part 2 Microsoft Fabric React on GitHub Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Stay connected with Chris Martin Studios by signing up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Micah Godbolt (GWTW52) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  6. Occasionally I will meet people that stop me in my tracks and challenge me to think in new ways. Jennifer Ruwart is one of those people. Every time we talk, we go on tangents in pursuit of a greater truth. In this interview episode of Getting Work To Work, Jennifer and I talk about many things from the origin of Roger That’s Brand Sprint value proposition to speaking with an authentic voice. Show Links Roger That Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Stay connected with Chris Martin Studios by signing up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Jennifer Ruwart (GWTW54) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  7. Lately, I’ve been getting into the habit of emailing strangers on the internet and asking them questions. Tim was one of the recipients of those emails. He wrote a blog with his responses. Since he responded, I stayed in touch and was inspired to have him as a guest on Getting Work To Work after he posted about podcasting gear. In this interview episode, Tim and I talk about the web community, the importance of having a life outside of work, burnout, authenticity, and Star Wars. Please enjoy this interview with designer, front-end developer, and lover of Star Wars, Tim Smith. Show Links Tim Smith The Bold Report Self-Doubt and My Interview with Shopify Burnout. That Word Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means. Freelancing: What I’ve Learned The Web is Back! Dann Petty: “I’m a designer, yes. But I’m not one you should look up to.” Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Stay connected with Chris Martin Studios by signing up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Tim Smith (GWTW56) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  8. Alicja Colon is a crafty photographer, combining commercial photography and paper crafting. In a recent blog post, she shared how 99% of her growth as a photographer has been because of her side projects. That inspired me to reach out and see if she would be willing to talk about side projects on my side project. In this interview episode of Getting Work To Work, Alicja and I talk about the importance of side projects, authenticity, and the ultimate source of satisfaction. Here is a glimpse at the work that Alicja talks about throughout her episode. Please enjoy. Show Links Alicja Colon Case Study of Side Projects: 18/100 Be First: 20/100 Love is Not a Feeling: 03/100 Focus Lab Alicja Colon on Stocksy Creative South Darn Good by Meg Lewis 100 Days of Pockets by Becky Margraf Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Stay connected with Chris Martin Studios by signing up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Alicja Colon (GWTW58) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  9. Jamie Vielle is a student reporter in a Digital News class at Clark College located in Vancouver, WA. As part of a lecture on producing podcasts, I interviewed Jamie about her work with homelessness as well as what led her to being a reporter and what she wants to be known for. Show Links Reporter Jamie Vielle Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Stay connected with Chris Martin Studios by signing up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Jamie Vielle (GWTW60) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  10. Matt Wastradowski is “The Oregon Guy,” a freelance writer who loves beer and the beauty found throughout the state of Oregon. In this interview episode of Getting Work To Work, Matt and I talk about the three things about Oregon he loves to write about, the guts it takes to choose a niche, and how he improves his writing. In case  you were wondering what the business card for someone known as “The Oregon Guy” looks like: Show Links @wastro on Twitter @wastro on Instagram Freelancers Union Atlas Obscura Roy Peter Clark Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Stay connected with Chris Martin Studios by signing up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Matt Wastradowski (GWTW62) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  11. Kyle Shold is a friend, an illustrator, and a lover of film. He has redefined himself many times throughout his career, most recently by building a reputation for illustrating beer labels for brewers throughout the west coast. In this interview episode of Getting Work To Work, Kyle and I talk about not having a backup plan, finding the hook in his artwork, and his passion for story and film scores. Enjoy some of Kyle’s amazing beer labels and custom illustration: Show Links Kyle Shold, Freshwater Bay Creative Kyle Shold on Instagram View Thunder on Instagram Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Stay connected with Chris Martin Studios by signing up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Kyle Shold (GWTW64) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  12. Eric Karjaluoto is a designer and co-founder of Officehours, which is in their words: “A new kind of professional network based upon the belief that good things happen when you help others.” In this interview episode of Getting Work To Work, Eric and I talk about the value of persistence, why failure is a good thing, the sameness in creative fields, and the value of authenticity. Show Links Officehours Service — The Officehours blog smashLAB Eric Karjaluoto Seeking fulfillment through intentional discomfort The rise and fall of the douchebro Where are the Black Designers? by Maurice Cherry How to run a company with (almost) no rules by Ricardo Semler Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Stay connected with Chris Martin Studios by signing up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Eric Karjaluoto (GWTW66) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  13. Mary Cecchini is the founder and chief adventurer of Living Big, an adventure and travel company that brings women’s vacations to life. I met Mary years ago in a class and have enjoyed watching her travel the world in pursuit of her dreams. In this interview episode of Getting Work To Work, we talk about the importance of living big, following your dreams, balancing reality, and looking at the world with a wink and smile. Show Links Living Big heartspark This Former Marketing Pro Quit Her Job To Travel And Is Empowering Women To Explore on HuffPost Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Mary Cecchini (GWTW68) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  14. John Oates is a Brand Designer at Focus Lab and a lover of keyboard shortcuts. In this interview episode of Getting Work To Work, we talk about how John keeps pushing himself to learn new skills, his defiance in choosing a niche, and his design heroes that got him going early in his career and today keep pushing him to new heights. Show Links Focus Lab Shortcuts by John Oates John Oates at Focus Lab John’s Work on Dribbble Neptune & Pizza by John Oates for Focus Lab Gun Bunny Illo by John Oates for Focus Lab I’ve been drinking… by John Oates Photo Toggle by John Oates for Focus Lab Principle Nick Slater Eight Hour Day OH no Type Company Clark Orr Live Surface Sketch Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with John Oates (GWTW70) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  15. Matt Cole and I go way back to the early days of middle school and high school. Back then we didn’t really hang in the same circles, but today we find ourselves both building creative businesses. Matt is a designer/creative director for Revere, a start-up hybrid branding and design studio. In this interview episode of Getting Work To Work, we talk about the importance of creativity and curiosity, the design heroes that got him into design, why he encourages young artists and designers, and why design should always be fun. Show Links Revere Revere on Instagram Matt Cole on Twitter Aaron Draplin Design is a Job by Mike Monteiro Agency by Rick Webb Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Matt Cole (GWTW72) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  16. Erika Bartlett is an artist, event and project manager, and community advocate for artists and business. She is the co-creator of Arts+Biz Quarterly, a board member of Arts of Clark County, and currently has a show at Angst Gallery in Vancouver, WA. In this interview episode of Getting Work To Work, we talk about the importance of community, art as meditation, David Lynch, and how art and business can work together. Near the end of the episode, Erika mentions the next Arts+Biz event as being on July 30th, but it is actually on July 20th. Show Links Erika Bartlett Arts+Biz Summer Mixer Catching the Big Fish by David Lynch Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Erika Bartlett (GWTW74) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  17. Dene Grigar is a digital artist, professor and director of the Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver. In this interview episode of Getting Work To Work, we talk about the lessons learned in her almost 40 year career as an educator, the importance of superpowers, the impact of her program on the Vancouver community, electronic literature, and the Electronic Literature Organization’s move to Vancouver, WA. Show Links Dene Grigar’s Website The CMDC Program at WSUV Cicero: On Duties Electronic Literature Organization Hobo Lobo of Hamelin Red Lily Game, Game, Game, and Again Game Myst Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Dene Grigar (GWTW76) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  18. Ben Burns is the digital director of Blind and is instrumental in creating The Futur alongside Chris Do. If you haven’t heard of The Futur they are creating phenomenal educational materials for creative professionals. In this interview episode of Getting Work To Work, Ben and I talk about his journey from design school to being a veteran and Narcotics Agent, how being a non-creative sparked his creative career, and how fear is holding you back in growing your creative business. Ben also shares his excitement for Nerf guns and yes, I bought one after this episode. Show Links Making The Leap: Why I Hesitated by Ben Burns Ben Burns on Medium Day in the Life of a Designer – 24 Hours with Digital Director Ben Burns The Futur on YouTube (some of the best educational materials for creative professionals) Nerf Burn your Portfolio by Michael Janda The Win Without Pitching Manifesto by Blair Enns Marty Neumeier Value Proposition Design Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Ben Burns (GWTW78) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  19. Jamon Holmgren is a founder and Chief Operating Officer of Infinite Red, an app design and development company that is also 100% distributed. In this interview episode of Getting Work To Work, Jamon and I talk about how his company has grown over the years, the role of design in Infinite Red’s work processes, how remote companies can succeed, the importance of building community, and reflections on the first React Native conference held earlier in July 2017. Show Links Infinite Red Chain React: The React Native Conference React Native Stratechery Massey Ferguson Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Jamon Holmgren (GWTW80) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  20. Christopher Butler is a designer, writer, podcaster, and Chief Operating Officer at Newfangled, a digital marketing consultancy for digital and traditional marketing firms. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, we talk about everything! From why Chris spends time helping people like myself learn more about their businesses and the importance of growth to the big questions we should be seeking to ask and answer. We talk about the passion behind his new podcast The Liminal, what he thinks about when standing in the customer service line at Target, and plant-based communication. Show Links Christopher Butler Newfangled The Liminal Interview with Eric Karjaluoto (GWTW66) The Business of Expertise: How Entrepreneurial Experts Convert Insight to Impact + Wealth by David Baker Christopher Butler on Officehours Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman Mysterious Universe — The Secret Life of Plants Chris Martin Studios on Patreon Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Christopher Butler (GWTW82) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  21. Kelley Baker is an independent filmmaker, affectionately known as the Angry Filmmaker, a professional sound designer, and author of several books including his latest, ROAD DOG. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, we talk about his upcoming tour around the United States, why he tours, the state of independent film, what he learned from Studs Terkel, and the number one lesson he learned in his life. Show Links Angry Filmmaker The Road Dog Fall Tour | Indiegogo Pollard Design Chris Martin Studios on Patreon Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Kelley Baker (GWTW84) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  22. Caleb Pike runs a YouTube channel called DSLR Video Shooter and helps filmmakers and other YouTubers with lighting, cameras, lenses, gear purchases and getting the most out of your their dollars. He also produces excellent tutorials to improve their craft. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, we talk about what got Caleb into filmmaking, his work with DSLR Video Shooter, what he has planned for the future, and fun things like straddling the line between doing it yourself and spending the money on gear. Show Links DSLR Video Shooter on YouTube DSLRVideoShooter.com How to Light People With Glasses Vintage Manual Lenses for Video What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful by Marshall Goldsmith Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson SocialBlade.com — YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, and Instagram Statistics Film Riot on YouTube Chris Martin Studios on Patreon Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Caleb Pike (GWTW85) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  23. Justin Huskey is a senior designer at Infinite Red, an app design and development team that is also 100% distributed. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, we talk about the role communication plays into design, what it’s like to lead a small design team in a prominent development consultancy, how he stays fresh in the design world, and the role comics play in his life and work. Show Links Justin Huskey on Dribbble Infinite Red Austin Kleon’s Books The Futur on YouTube Slack What’s On Repeat at Infinite Red Chew Southern Bastards Image Comics Chris Martin Studios on Patreon Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Justin Huskey (GWTW87) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  24. Justin Kerr is a designer for both print and web and helps his customers solve problems with design. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, we talk about his journey from starting out in design to where he is at today, the importance of listening and good writing in his design process, how he approaches learning new things, and why he loves yard sales and flea markets. “Often times when a client says, ‘well, I want to see your portfolio,’ what they are looking for is the exact solution that they have a problem to.” — Justin Kerr Show Links Justin Kerr Design Good Design Does Not Cost as Much as You Think There’s no excuse for using bad stock photography Abstract on Netflix Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson Chris Martin Studios on Patreon Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Justin Kerr (GWTW89) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  25. Win Charles is an author, podcaster, and motivational speaker who was born with Cerebral Palsy. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, we talk about all of the things she has done in spite of her disability, how she thinks differently about limitations and setbacks, maximizing creativity, and who she wishes she could interview on her podcast, Butterflies of Wisdom. “People are inspiring me every day and I’m inspiring the disabled every day. I’m also educating the able-bodied about the disabled.” — Win Charles Show Links Win Charles Butterflies of Wisdom Podcast @winkellycharles on Twitter The Creative Penn Aspen Country Day Dragon NaturallySpeaking I, Win by Win Charles Chris Martin Studios on Patreon Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Win Charles (GWTW91) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  26. Nathan Clendenin is the founder and CEO of StoryDriven, an Emmy Award winning team of people who make human-centered marketing videos. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, we talk about story, how our brains are wired for story, the importance of serving others, the role of story mentors in his business, and the importance of putting out work you want to do. Show Links StoryDriven Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You by John Warrillow The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues by Patrick Lencioni The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni MATI Energy Ira Glass | This American Life Chris Martin Studios on Patreon Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Nathan Clendenin (GWTW93) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  27. Jala Smith-Huys is a freelance social media strategist and textile designer for Seek & Swoon, designing throws inspired by her experiences traveling the world. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, we talk about overcoming fear to launch new ideas, how travel inspires her creativity, and the importance of communicating your story. Show Links Seek & Swoon Embark Jala Smith-Huys on Social Media Marketing — Human Scale Business Chris Martin Studios on Patreon Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Jala Smith-Huys (GWTW95) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  28. Keith Lay is a designer, educator and business consultant in Portland, OR. In this episode of Getting Work To Work we talk about how creativity and technology has changed throughout his career, the importance of understanding business principles, why differentiation is critical, and what the Portland area will be known for in the future. Show Links The Price is Right by Keith Lay Keith Lay on LinkedIn Chris Martin Studios on Patreon Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Keith Lay (GWTW97) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  29. Jena Knox is the founder of ParlorGig, a website for people seeking salon and spa jobs as well as a place for salons to find talent. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, we talk about going from identifying a need to creating a solution when no one else was going to, what it felt like to work in the tech space coming from a completely different world, and how roller derby prepared her for being an entrepreneur. Show Links ParlorGig Mia Bella Salon Interview with Jennifer Ruwart on Getting Work To Work Roger That Subtext Chris Martin Studios on Patreon Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Jena Knox (GWTW99) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  30. James Victore is an artist and designer who teaches the art of Dangerous Ideas and what it means to be insanely creative. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, we talk about dangerous ideas, what risk looks like in his life, the importance of finding your voice, what it means to be fearless, and how to get your work out to the world in bigger ways by being you. I want to thank each and everyone of you who have supported Getting Work To Work for the past 100 episodes. It has been an awesome journey and I look forward to what the next 100 episodes will unleash for your life and work. Show Links James Victore James Victore’s Dangerous Ideas on Patreon James Victore on Instagram From Fear to Freedom Webinars by James Victore on Gumroad Chris Martin Studios on Patreon Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with James Victore (GWTW100) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  31. Noah Elias is a creative entrepreneur who leverages creativity and story in order to bring hope to the world. Whether he is painting amazing works of art for top brands or creating his own stories and platforms, such as The Kid in Me, #Fearhunters, and Noah University, Noah is a constant source of inspiration and dedication to his craft. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, we talk about going beyond proficiency at our craft and building creative platforms, why helping others is important, what it means to dream bigger, and the role fear plays in life. I want to thank each and everyone of you who have supported Getting Work To Work for the past 101 episodes. It has been an awesome journey and I look forward to what the next 100 episodes will unleash for your life and work. Show Links Noah Elias The Kid in Me by Noah #Fearhunters Noah University Chris Martin Studios on Patreon Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Noah Elias (GWTW101) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  32. Jack Kent is a comic book artist, animator, musician, and do-it-yourself wizard responsible for three comics: Gulls, Minus Tide, and Sketchy People. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, we talk about where he comes up with ideas for his work, inspiration for his work, who the best frontman is in music, and the importance of doing his work for himself. Show Links Gulls Comic Megadeth Duffy’s Tavern Pogo by Walt Kelly Bill Watterson and Calvin and Hobbes David Boswell Gary Larson and The Far Side Charles Addams Chris Martin Studios on Patreon Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Jack Kent (GWTW102) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  33. Ilise Benun is the founder of Marketing-Mentor and an author, business coach, and speaker who helps creative professionals grow in the business side of their business. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, we talk about the common themes creative professionals wrestle with, the importance of choosing a niche and focusing your business, how case studies help you stand out, what the one book every human should read. Show Links Marketing-Mentor HOW Design Live Podcast Becoming Warren Buffett Case Study Bundle: 7 Steps to a Case Study that Closes the Deal The Most Human Human: What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us About Being Alive by Brian Christian Chris Martin Studios on Patreon Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Ilise Benun (GWTW103) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  34. Megan Eckman is a fine artist and entrepreneur at Studio MME, selling approachable embroidery kits for modern stitchers. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, Megan and I talk about balancing art and entrepreneurship, the role of pattern and imagination, sources of curiosity, and the subjects she continually returns to in her work. Show Links Studio MME Megan Eckman Pre-Raphaelites Clark County Open Studios Tour QI: Quite Interesting Podcast — No Such Thing As A Fish You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero Chris Martin Studios on Patreon Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Megan Eckman (GWTW105) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  35. Kronda Adair is the CEO of Karvel Digital and also runs Working Websites, a course that helps business owners market themselves online. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, Kronda and I talk about the importance of documenting and systematizing your business processes, how she approaches her newsletter, what businesses get wrong about marketing, sources of motivation, and the four books every business owner needs to read. Show Links Karvel Digital Working Websites How I Learned to Run a Successful Web Business by Kronda Adair Work The System SystemHUB Outsourcing Angel Start With Why | Simon Sinek ActiveGrowth OnTheGrid Persuasion Revolution WP Elevation Traction by Gino Wickman Chris Martin Studios on Patreon Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Kronda Adair (GWTW107) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  36. Ben Keeline is a filmmaker, educator, and Executive Director of Project Spark Studio, a nonprofit film arts education studio providing children opportunities to create and collaborate on their own computer-animated movie. He is not only my filmmaking and creativity mentor, but he is the first person I met in 2000 to encourage me to go to art school to be a filmmaker. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, we talk about meeting in Israel, what it’s like to make feature films, the importance of sound design, how technological advances have changed the world of independent film, and what led him to create a non-profit. A few quotes from this episode: “I am your classic 80s 10-year-old kid that fell in love with movies and thought I knew what movies were, but then as I got older I found out that there’s this thing called story.” “The difference between a being a hobby artist and a professional artist is you basically make a serious commitment to 3 hours a day that you are in your imagineering mode.” “As the fear increases, as the insecurity increases, you’re heading in the right direction.” Show Links Project Spark Studio Chris Martin Studios on Patreon Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Ben Keeline (GWTW109) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  37. J. Blake Fichera is a TV editor, author of Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror’s Greatest Composers, musician, and podcast co-host of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, we seriously talk about everything from the process of writing Scored to Death and interviewing his heroes to the three songs in the soundtrack to his life. A few quotes from this episode: On writing Scored to Death: “Something like this didn’t exist and I wanted to read a book like this. So, I decided to do it myself.” “I was also very much trying to find a collection of composers who had different points of view.” Joseph Bishara to J. Blake Fichera: “Here I am sitting as a peer among my heroes and that’s because of you. On Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers: “It’s nostalgia, it’s background information, it’s film theory, and it’s fun.” “It’s easy to find time for the things that you really want to do.” “Whatever I was into, whatever I was watching, my mom would sit down and kind of share that experience with me.” Show Links Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror’s Greatest Composers by J. Blake Fichera Scored to Death Companion Playlist on Spotify Dark Delicacies — Home of Horror in Burbank, CA John Carpenter Track-by-Track Breakdown for Anthology Movie Themes Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers J. Blake New York City Blues Video Watchdog Chris Martin Studios on Patreon Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with J. Blake Fichera (GWTW111) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  38. Michael Ellsworth is the co-founder of Civilization, a design practice that works with causes, clients and partners that share their commitment for creating positive change and promoting a greater awareness of the world. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, we talk about the origins of Civilization’s mission, the nature of design in today’s world, the lineage of design throughout history, the importance of education, and the impact a global perspective of design has had on Civilization. Several quotes from this episode: “All the designers that we really admired throughout history have used their talents to make a statement.” “At the end of the day, no matter how hard it was, or how broke we are, it feels good to go to sleep at night knowing that you’re trying to make a positive difference.” “We just love design, we love creative thinking, we love to bring people together. So, we just get excited about ideas.” “To me, design is a series of choices. When it’s at its best, those choices are infused with meaning, empathy, sustainability, and aimed to create meaningful connections.” “I believe you have to use everything in your power to empower others and connect with others.” On overcoming the fear of using your voice: “If you replace the notion of fear with the idea of courage, it does make it a whole lot easier.” “If you are courageous, you’re going to stick out and people are going to respect that. Yeah, you might alienate some people, but do you really want to work with those people anyway? And is that going to get you the work that you want?” “Having fear is natural and the only way to be brave is to fight that fear.” “One totally scary thing to do: we’re going to ask our heroes to come out and hopefully we don’t look like fools.” “What I get really excited about is looking back at things that were done 50, 75 years ago and it’s just as relevant and just as cool and fresh as today cause it was built with meaning. It accidentally lasted.” Show Links Civilization — A Design Practice Civilization on Instagram Design Lecture Series Beyond This Point Podcast Beyond This Point: The Art of Design — Paula Scher & April Greiman Shout Your Abortion Graphic Matters Milton Glaser’s Design of Dissent at Graphic Matters, Breda The Design of Dissent, Expanded Edition: Greed, Nationalism, Alternative Facts, and the Resistance by Milton Glaser & Mirko Ilic Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production Briar Levit Massimo Vignelli Stefan Sagmeister Kenya Hara Paula Scher Ken Garland Tibor Kalman Emory Douglas Lance Wyman Adrian Shaughnessy Experimental Jetset Ai Weiwei Ai Weiwei and Brook Andrew to headline 21st Biennale of Sydney Jim Henson: The Biography by Brian Jay Jones Chris Martin Studios on Patreon Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Michael Ellsworth (GWTW113) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  39. Andy Molinsky is a Professor at Brandeis University’s International Business School, public speaker, and author of Global Dexterity and Reach. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, we talk about his research in comfort zones, how creative professionals can put his research into practice, and the importance of making an effort to consistently go beyond your comfort zone. Several quotes from this episode: “Frankly, the things that I love to do most are creating, whatever it is.” “I always find that I get most inspired and engaged in a topic when I immerse myself in it.” “I always find that the moments where I am the most lucid, where I have the best ideas, are when I hear other people’s stories and then I can reflect on them.” “I think I love the human element of storytelling… I care about it because I think it’s the very best way to communicate information.” “But if you’re in my shoes, which was a business school professor, it’s actually quite important I think to engage in the business world and to have a foot in both the business world and the academic world.” “People who are able to take the leap, they could benefit from self-discovery. Because if you try something, you have the potential to discover that, and I kept finding this, that it’s not as hard as you think it was going to be….and that they’re a little bit better at it than they thought they would be.” Show Links Andy Molinsky REACH Interview Series Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge, and Build Confidence by Andy Molinsky Chris Martin Studios on Patreon Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Andy Molinsky (GWTW115) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  40. Dan Schkade is a freelance comic book writer, artist, and member of Helioscope, a comic creator collective in Portland, Oregon. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, we talk about how Dan got into comics, bad career advice for those looking to get into comics, favorite stories to tell, and his heroes. Several quotes from this episode: “I’ve been told that I draw like a writer…. All of the skills I’ve developed in art were motivated by my desire to tell better comic book stories, faster.” “My favorite stories to tell as an artist are stories about characters who have a position of strength, but are constantly being put on the back foot…. As a writer, I love telling mysteries. I love following a character as they earn pieces of information that they are eventually able to put together and unlock a secret, reveal a truth or something.” “I’m constantly seeking stories to tell that are more and more emotionally real. That’s the big quest right now.” “I don’t think that a story can resonate with an audience unless they can see themselves in it.” “If I’m ever stuck, if I ever feel like I’m overthinking things, I’ll pick up Batman & the Monster Men…or I’ll pick up Trinity or Grendel vs. The Shadow. These [are] really excellent examples of how to tell a big story in an all protean kinda way.” “I needed to be able to talk about story in a very concise way so that people wouldn’t get bored and that people would get why I was interested in it.” “If you can’t find a joy in this, then your readers aren’t going to find that joy either.” Show Links Dan Schkade Helioscope Will Eisner Matt Wagner Sandman Mystery Theatre Batman & the Mystery Men Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman: Trinity Grendel vs. The Shadow by Matt Wagner San Hannibal: The city of Love and Fear Denis Kitchen Ibrahim Moustafa James Bond: Solstice by Ibrahim Moustafa The Atom (Dr. Ray Palmer) The Fix Chris Sprouse Damion Scott Bill Sienkiewicz Invasion from Planet Wrestletopia by Suspicious Behavior Productions Penny Century: A Love and Rockets Book by Jaime Hernandez Corpse on the Imjin! and Other Stories by Harvey Kurtzman Bruce Timm Saga Bitch Planet Sebastian O The Invisibles Magnus, Robot Fighter Chris Martin Studios on Patreon Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Dan Schkade (GWTW117) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  41. John Furniss is a fine woodworker and happens to be completely blind since the age of 16. In September 2016, I released a short documentary about John and his work and in this episode of Getting Work To Work, we catch up with what he’s been up to the past year, new challenges as he gains increased exposure for his work, and what his hopes and plans are for 2018. Several quotes from this episode: “I’m listening very closely because the way the tool sounds as it cuts into the wood is very important. I can tell everything—whether it’s cutting right, or well, or anything, if the tool is dull just by the way it sounds and feels in my hand.” “I’ll get so focused that three hours will go by and I won’t even know it. The only thing that tells me that much time went by is my forearms burning like fire…” “One of the main difference between sighted and blind woodworkers is the way that we measure.” “On the lathe, the sky’s the limit. You start with a square block of wood and just whatever you want to make. You just go for it.” “I just kinda like to explore and if I can think of a way to do it, I try it.” “When it gets to the point where it feels like I’m just forcing it out, I have to step back from it for a day or two and take a sanity break.” “I don’t want to be pitied, I don’t want people to like my stuff just because I’m a blind woodworker. I want it to be liked because it’s quality work.” Show Links John Furniss Artistic Woodworking Innovators of Vancouver: John Furniss Chris Martin Studios on Patreon Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with John Furniss (GWTW119) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  42. Kelly Keigwin is a professional artist working in collage, ceramics, and photography infusing everything she does with humanity and storytelling. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, we talk about what she requires of her artwork, the stories behind several of her projects, the evolution of fear in her life and work, and what motivates her to create art. Several quotes from this episode: “It just all kind of comes out of me. I’ll have an idea and I just say, ‘What will happen if I try that?’ and that’s really kind of been my whole life.” “Whether it’s something having to do with looking at the journey of cancer, or it has to do with drawing silly, you know, like a dinosaur’s giving a heart to a unicorn on a mug, it’s just all having to do with reflecting connection…that’s just where it all comes from within me.” “Whatever we are, is enough.” “You want to do this thing with your life, do it. Things are always holding us back and we always say, ‘If I could just this, then I could that.’” “My life, my work, it all comes from the same place.” “You stare down death and you honestly say, ‘I’m going to say what I have to say and my voice matters and I know people will resonate with it.’” Show Links KeigKenzie Studios fear is a 4-letter word Kelly Keigwin on Instagram KeigKenzie Studios on Instagram Dear Dad: Letters from an Adult Child by Louie Anderson Brené Brown Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Kelly Keigwin (GWTW121) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  43. Briar Levit is an Assistant Professor at Portland State University, a graphic designer, and filmmaker. Her first documentary film—Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production was released on April 15th, 2017 and is an example of the type of work she is drawn to: content-driven projects. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, Briar and I discuss Graphic Means and the making of it, how education fuels her work, and her thoughts on the future of design. Several quotes from this episode: “That’s the power of representation…the minute you see someone who you relate to doing something important, then you think, ‘Maybe I can do that.'” “A graphic designer made a film that was really good and I thought, ‘Well, maybe I can make a film? I don’t know if it’s gonna be really good, but I can try.'” “Slowing down, being more deliberate, and coming up with more concepts, so that the computer is treated as a tool and not as something that you use to move things around until you get something that clicks.” Show Links Briar Levit Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production Linotype: The Film April Greiman Post by Björk Vaughan Oliver Archive on Kickstarter David Carson Design Odd Future M.I.A Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Briar Levit (GWTW123) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  44. Joe Workman is a software developer and loves to make your life better by developing cool things. He also runs an online community called Weaver’s Space and coaches soccer. Did I mention he also loves hats? In this episode of Getting Work To Work, Joe and I discuss work/life balance, how he approaches his development work, the sources of his inspiration and ideas, business advice for creative professionals, and the story behind his favorite hat. Several quotes from this episode: “A lot of times we learn more from our failures than we ever do on a successful project…. It’s those failures that kind of help us grow to be who we are now.” “Building a community has been really awesome. It’s the driving force of my business.” Show Links Joe Workman Weaver’s Space Total CMS Stacks for RapidWeaver FIFA World Cup Tournament History & Brackets RapidWeaver Cartloom Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Joe Workman (GWTW125) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  1. 2018

  2. Martin Gee is a Senior Art Director at TIME and freelance illustrator during the evenings and weekends. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, we talk about his love for truth and journalism, Star Wars, how improv has impacted his life and work, and the importance of being real. Several quotes from this episode: “If you’re personally invested in something, you’ll do better work than someone who’s not.” “I don’t need happiness cranked up to 11. I do my work, I enjoy it, I’m enjoying the platform I have, the voice I get to express. There’s always this need to be better and to move on…. It’s okay to sit down and be in the present for a moment.” Show Links Martin Gee Robert Newman 2Advanced Studios TRON: Legacy by Daft Punk Bad Romance by Lady Gag Gaga: Five Foot Two The Happy Film Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Martin Gee (GWTW127) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  3. Based in Australia, gough is the world’s first blind filmmaker. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, we talk about the work he’s done with his production company, Beernuts Productions, online at beernutsproductions.com and how he gets his work to work, his comedic and filmmaking heroes, how he funds his projects, and what his plans for 2018 are. Several quotes from this episode: “I write the scripts myself, so I know how I want my films to look and sound and feel and all that kind of stuff. Then it’s just up to me to be able to convey my vision to my cast and crew.” “I’ve always loved storytelling and entertaining people. That’s always been a passion, ever since I was a little kid.” “When it came to my work, I knew that I could write, I knew that I could make really entertaining films. So, I just went for it. I went 100% full on.” “If you’re going to make fun of one side, you have to make fun of everybody. You gotta be fair in this world.” “It’s really important to make people laugh and to entertain folks…because after all mate, we’re only here for a short time, not a long time, so you may as well enjoy it.” “I think more people need to have an attitude like [The Gallagher Brothers]: this is my work, this is what I’m going to do, if you don’t like it, that’s fine, I really don’t care.” Show Links Beernuts Productions The World’s Greatest Fart Joke! Paul Kelly Tex Perkins Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Gough (GWTW129) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  4. Jessica Hebert is currently working on a PhD in biology and is a graduate teaching assistant at Portland State University. Outside of her work in the lab and classroom, she is a singer-songwriter with The PDX Broadsides and a performer with PDXYAR. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, we discuss how art and science co-exist in her life, how nerd culture has impacted her scientific journey, the joys of being a polymath, songwriting, swashbuckling, and the importance of being mentally flexible. Several quotes from this episode: “Science isn’t for the most intelligent. Science is for the enthusiastic. Science is for the people who actually want to learn.” “When I get excited about music, I’m also able to channel that energy into science and vice versa.” On watching Star Trek: Voyager as a kid, “If Janeway can commandeer a ship and get her start as a science officer, I can do great things as a scientist.” “You find a way to have some sort of outlet because you notice that the people who spend 80 to 100 hours in a week in the lab and they’re not spending enough time on their families or on other pursuits, they’re the ones who burn out.” “Polymaths are just interested in the intersection of things. How do we get excited about knowledge and share that with other people?” Show Links Dame DNA: Prepare for SCIENCE! The PDX Broadsides PDXYAR Jessica Hebert (@dame_dna) on Twitter PhD Comics PhD Comics: The Higgs Boson Explained Graham Burton Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live by Brené Brown How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing by Paul J. Silvia Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Jessica Hebert (GWTW131) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  5. Aaron Draplin is a graphic designer, co-founder of Field Notes, and author of Pretty Much Everything. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, we talk about pretty much everything including what he learns on the road, what it means to be a good citizen, Galaga, and the music and pursuits capturing his attention. This episode was recorded live in Aaron’s studio. There are many words that you might not want kids to hear or cranked in an office. Otherwise, have a good time. Several quotes from this episode: “When I didn’t have a job to show for money, I was showing things I was doing just for the hell of it.” “What I need to realize is I’m living right now and it’s good.” Show Links Draplin Design Co. Pretty Much Everything by Aaron James Draplin Field Notes DDC Hardware Font Red House Painters Son Volt Neil Young Howlin’ Rain WINDHAND RED FANG Insect Warfare Municipal Waste Iron Reagan Toxic Holocaust Anthrax The Jesus Lizard Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Aaron Draplin (GWTW133) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  6. Rana Campbell is a marketing strategist, content creator, and host of the Dreams in Drive Podcast – a podcast she launched in January 2016 that teaches creatives & lifestyle entrepreneurs how to take their dreams out of PARK and into DRIVE. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, we talk about what got her into podcasting and how her vision has evolved over the past two years, how she builds community and relationships, and who she would interview if she could. The answer may surprise you. Several quotes from this episode: “Storytelling and hearing people’s stories was just something that I’ve always loved and I was holding this skill before I even knew that it would help me professionally.” “I was a big fiction reader. That probably inspired me, trying to figure out what is someone’s story. What is someone hiding? What more can we uncover through questioning and probing?” “When you’re building something, in the beginning I was building it for me and I was being very self-centered and thinking, ‘What do I want to know?’ But community is not about yourself.” “If you want to grow, you have to be willing to experiment.” “There’s always a way; you can figure it out.” “Everything you do is setting up how people are perceiving you and how people are remembering you, so make sure you are driving how you want to be remembered.” Show Links Dreams in Drive Podcast Dreams in Drive on Twitter Rana Campbell on Twitter Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill The Best of Guerrilla Marketing: Guerrilla Marketing Remix by Jay Levinson Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Rana Campbell (GWTW135) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  7. Alison Cardy is a career truth teller who believes in living a life that actually feels like your own. She and her team have helped nearly 200 professionals find a great career fit through her proven CLARITY process. She is a frequent speaker at universities and alumni groups including Harvard, MIT, Georgetown, and her alma mater, The University of Maryland. Alison is the author of the bestseller, Career Grease: How to Get Unstuck and Pivot Your Career. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, we talk about career coaching, why people have a hard time with career management in today’s world, opening yourself up to the wisdom and counsel of others, and the importance of taking ownership of our lives. Several quotes from this episode: “It’s never that people figure out their career by themselves. There’s always a guide, there’s always somebody who can see outside of you and really help you to maneuver your own career path.” “One of the things about careers that I tell people all the time: they’re tricky because they’re so close to us that it feels like we should just know.” “It’s really just talking to people and getting to understand their values and what’s most important to them in their life.” “One of the biggest things that I think helps people is to have a bigger vision for your life.” “Our brains are not perfect replicas of reality, they are based on our own series of experiences.” Show Links Cardy Career Coaching Alison Cardy (@cardycareers) on Twitter Career Grease: How to Get Unstuck and Pivot Your Career by Alison Cardy What Color Is Your Parachute? 2018: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard N. Bolles Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live by Martha Beck Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Alison Cardy (GWTW137) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  8. Nathan Mielke is a cinematographer with a passion for visual storytelling. In 2013, he shot his first feature, a low budget horror/slasher, MADE ME DO IT, and most recently graduated from the American Film Institute with an MFA in cinematography. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, we talk about how he prepares for a scene, what he learned shooting his first feature, how music informs his work, and the movies that changed his life. Several quotes from this episode: “The more you can learn about the technical side, the more it informs how you can achieve your artistic vision or what you want to create.” “As I get older, the technology is getting better and better, and more accessible.” “I don’t think cinematography is making things look pretty.” “How do I say in words what I want to do visually?” “It’s one thing to make a film with three people, and it’s an entirely different kind of beast to work on a film where it’s like a crew of 30 or 50 people…or even more than that.” “Art is a very personal thing for a lot of people.” “The more you work, the more you learn and the more potential other projects will come your way.” “If you’re not constantly sharing something, you can sometimes be forgotten.” “Your career is not just one project.” “When a song can take me on a journey, I think that’s what really inspires me to then try to  translate that into my work.” Favorite lyric by Project 86: “I’d rather die than settle for mediocrity.” “I learn the most not only from doing, but from watching.” Show Links Nathan Mielke MADE ME DO IT My Favourite Faded Fantasy Fan Made Music Video THE FOUNTAIN THE VILLAGE Wally Pfister Seamus McGarvey Masanobu Takayanagi Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Nathan Mielke (GWTW139) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  9. Genina Ramirez is a Partner Specialist with Focus Lab in Savannah, Georgia. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, Genina shares about Focus Lab’s campaign, Fuerte, in which all proceeds raised will go to support relief efforts in Puerto Rico. We also talk about how the project came about, how the team at Focus Lab worked together to create a cross-discipline campaign, and how people can get involved for a long-term impact. Several quotes from this episode: “I feel like the name of the shirt really embodies the resilience of the Puerto Rican people through all of this.” “We can make a difference with our talents, we just have to figure out how to do it.” “That’s the beauty of the shirt: it doesn’t just look good, it does good.” “Buying a shirt is not just donating $25. I think at about now, you buy a $25 dollar shirt and about $122 actually gets donated. Your purchase is actually a ripple effect.” Show Links Fuerte: Amplifying the Impact of a Shirt UNIDOS Disaster Relief and Recovery Program Focus Lab Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Genina Ramirez (GWTW141) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  10. Utilizing his experience working in design and engineering in the automotive industry, Arvind Ramkrishna teaches people how to draw on his website Driven To Draw. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, Arvind and I talk about what got him into drawing, his journey into entrepreneurship, the benefits of drawing, and the importance of curiosity and continually learning new things. Several quotes from this episode: “It was really a constant journey of self-discovery: trying to understand what is my real interest, what is it that I really want to do.” “This is what drawing has been doing for me and this is what it can do for you.” “When you don’t know what you’re drawing and you try to replicate it, the stress goes away. … When you know what you’re drawing, that in itself creates anxiety for you.” “You have to know what the boundaries are between getting inspired versus getting intimidated.” “You really don’t know where it will take you. You don’t know. But one thing’s for sure: if you don’t try it, then you’ll never know.” “Over time what you learn to cultivate is a knack for explaining things and how you teach people so that they get some value out of it.” “It’s not that you don’t have enough time, you haven’t prioritized your time.” “The more you know, the more knowledge you gain and the more knowledge you have, the more power you have as an individual. I truly believe that.” “In this day and age of being a content creator and to provide information for people to learn, you don’t have to be a huge professional to do that.” Show Links Driven To Draw Driven to Draw Podcast 12: Interview with Stan Prokopenko ArtCenter College of Design College for Creative Studies How It Should Have Ended 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 95, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss The Smart Passive Income Blog Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Arvind Ramkrishna (GWTW143) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  11. Mac Prichard is the founder and publisher of Mac’s List, operates Prichard Communications, and is the cohost of the Find Your Dream Job podcast. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, Mac and I talk about how he became an accidental entrepreneur, building relationships and networking, the value of informational interviews with professionals, and the importance of doing good. Several quotes from this episode: “I think all of us want work that matters, that allows us to make a difference.” “People who are successful in their careers and have the most satisfaction in life really are entrepreneurs. They think about what they want to accomplish and they set goals-and whether they are doing it in a job inside a large organization or they’re running their own non-profit or small business-they’re taking charge.” “When you think of yourself as a problem solver, whether it’s in a job or as an entrepreneur or as a political candidate, you’re going to have the most success when you understand the needs of the people you want to serve.” “As many as 8 out of 10 jobs are never posted anywhere, they’re filled by word of mouth.” “If you’re going to tap into that hidden job market, you need to step away from the computer and you need to learn how to look for work.” “As with any sales process, you’ve got to build a relationship with the people you want to serve.” “If you’re in business or you’re running a non-profit or you’re a successful professional, you’re an expert. There is a subject, and probably many facets of that subject, that you know a lot about. That’s a value to people who need your expertise.” “Networking begins with service and it’s about being helpful to others.” “If you want people to say yes, you’ve got to make it easy for them to say yes.” Show Links Mac’s List Prichard Communications Find Your Dream Job Podcast Land Your Dream Job Anywhere: The Complete Mac’s List Guide to Finding Work You Can Love Download the first chapter for free: macslist.org/work The 20-Minute Networking Meeting – Professional Edition: Learn to Network. Get a Job. by Nathan A. Perek and Marcia Ballinger, PhD Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Mac Prichard (GWTW145) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  12. Tsilli Pines is the co-founder and director of Design Week Portland, the Digital Creative Director for FINE, and was named a Person to Watch in 2018 by Graphic Design USA. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, Tsilli and I talk about Design Week Portland, a week-long event April 14-21, 2018, new experiments, the power of community, how her work is fueled by Design Week Portland, and how she fosters collaboration. Several quotes from this episode: “How can we as an organization year-round map the creative landscape in Portland and make it publicly accessible, so people can see everything that everyone is doing here and have visibility into that?” “I like to promote formats that give people lots of different ways to feel included.” “I am creatively nourished by Design Week.” “I’m just bowled over by how many incredible people there are in Portland doing just world-class work.” Show Links Design Week Portland Design Week Portland Itineraries FINE Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Tsilli Pines (GWTW146) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  13. Carmen Hill is an award-winning content and social marketing strategist and operates Chill Content, a company that connects business goals with customer needs. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, Carmen and I talk about her career journey from freelance to agency to freelance, what she has learned clients are looking for, growing in the face of fear, and how she has consistently learned new skills while balancing confidence and intimidation. Several quotes from this episode: “Primarily I’m working with marketers and everybody is really busy, they’re under a lot of pressure, they are accountable for things they have no control over, and they have to figure out a way to deliver on all these things that they are accountable for.” “There’s been a growing recognition that content is the fuel that is driving business. In many cases it’s certainly driving customer experience and it’s driving marketing.” “How do you create content that is good enough to earn the attention of my audience, to actually serve their needs, that will keep them coming back, that will inspire them to click the ‘Show Me More’ button or whatever it is? That’s a big heavy lift, partly just because of the information overload.” “If you do kind of capture the attention, how do you deliver on that promise that you’ve made?” “Everyone’s out there creating content, how can what I do measure up?” “There’s this creative energy around connecting the dots between what you’ve done before and seeing new ways that that applies.” Show Links Chill Content @CarmenHill on Twitter Carmen Hill on LinkedIn Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Carmen Hill (GWTW147) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  14. Along with being an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Portland State University, Kate Bingaman-Burt is also an illustrator and owns and operates Outlet. She proudly sits on the board of directors for Design Week Portland. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, Kate and I talk about Design Week Portland, a week-long event April 14-21, 2018, her passion for educating the next generation of designers, the power of community, and how her work as an illustrator and professor is fueled by Design Week Portland. Several quotes from this episode: “I think about designing space and experiences and how students are engaging with the space and how students are coming into a space that they don’t know and how it’s my responsibility to make it feel like it’s a place for them.” “I really, really, really like thinking about how people can best effectively use their time and get the most out of something.” “I really just love working with something that’s bigger than anything that I could possibly do by myself.” “You don’t have to wait to be done with design school to be a part of that [design] world, it’s happening now.” “Yes, Design Week is one week, but for me it really continues throughout the entire year.” “One of the things that has always been a hurdle for students, and anyone really, is just being afraid to make things.” “You’ve gotta figure out what your story is before you turn around and you help other people tell their stories.” “I’m a big believer in leading by example and I’m also a big believer in being very transparent with my experiences too.” “I hope that people are able to enter into the craziness of Design Week at their own speed.” Show Links Design Week Portland Design Week Portland Itineraries: Kate Bingaman-Burt The Office of Kate Bingaman-Burt Outlet 10 Rules for Students, Teachers, and Life by John Cage and Sister Corita Kent Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Kate Bingaman-Burt (GWTW148) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  15. Ashley Hoffman is a content marketer, coffee connoisseur, and community builder based in Seattle, WA. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, Ashley and I talk about the power and value of story, challenges facing content marketers, the creative community she is working on building in Seattle, and the benefits of having a creative community you can call your own. Several quotes from this episode: “I’m very passionate about storytelling and the power that it has to really connect people.” “Brands who are really able to identify the humanity and be able to take that and transform it into their own message, that’s really powerful.” “The brand story is what people think of you and what people think and feel when they’re interacting with you.” Show Links Ashley Hoffman @ashhmarketing on Twitter Creative Connect Seattle TOMS AIGA Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Ashley Hoffman (GWTW149) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  16. With interests in cities and citizen engagement to sound, space, music and art, Rebecca Gates is an independent artist, curator, and problem solver blending leadership skills with a deep belief in listening. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, Rebecca and I talk about her event at Design Week Portland, “From a Whisper to Machines,” her fascination with voice, what listening means to her, and all things Design Week Portland. Several quotes from this episode: “We hear our voices inside of our own bodies and so to hear it completely external, it sounds different.” “People perceive a sped up fake laugh as authentic.” “Everyone can sit around and tell stories, but if you’re not listening, if there’s not the other side of the campfire where someone’s sharing, then what does it sound like? It just sounds like a cacophony.” “How do we start building vocabulary and practice to slow down our reactions?” Show Links Design Week Portland Rebecca Gates A Voice and Nothing More by Mladen Dollar The Sound Studies Reader by Jonathan Sterne Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Rebecca Gates (GWTW150) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  17. Dina Rodriguez is a hand lettering artist, educator, and the host of Women of Illustration, a video interview series featuring women from all over the world sharing about how to get noticed in the male-dominated design industry. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, Dina and I talk about the phrases that inspire and motivate her, what it means to be a Nasty Artist, her series Women of Illustration, why she teaches others, and what she has learned running a business. Several quotes from this episode: “Just because you lose maybe one or two people, or you get a few trolls, I feel like you can make such a positive impact for so many more people by being a little bit more genuine and brave enough to talk about these things that are really important in the world.” “Because you’re a beginner and you can talk to other beginners, you’re probably the perfect person to teach them that thing that they’re struggling with because you are them.” “I just want everything to be more relatable for us just to have more confidence, not only in ourselves but in our work, and just feel like we fucking got this.” “I heard from lots of marketing people that content is king, so I was like, ‘Alright, can content be queen too?’ It turns out, totally.” “Education not only helps other people, but it helps lift you up along with the people that you’re helping.” “Marketing is just talking about what you’re doing.” Show Links Dina Rodriguez, Lettershoppe How to Get Over Perfectionism and Increase Your Creativity by Dina Rodriguez “Nasty Artist” by Dina Rodriguez Women of Illustration Dina Rodriguez on Twitter (@lettershoppe) Logo Geek Make Things Make Money: The Business of Illustration and Lettering Hand Lettering Tutorial — Sean Wes Mary Kate McDevitt Hand Lettering Ledger by Mary Kate McDevitt The Big Awesome Book of Hand & Chalk Lettering by Dina Rodriguez Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Dina Rodriguez (GWTW151) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  18. Jordan Metcalf is a South African designer, illustrator and artist specializing in custom lettering and design projects. His talk for Design Week Portland, SketchXchange,will touch on his creative process and the magic of his imagination. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, Jordan and I talk about what sparks his imagination, how he practices his craft, how he mashes up his past in South Africa with his future in Portland, and what he is looking forward to this year at Design Week Portland. Show Links Design Week Portland Jordan Metcalf 26—A Lettering Show SketchXchange with Jordan Metcalf WeMake Empathy, Bots, & the Future of AI The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post Interview with Jordan Metcalf (GWTW152) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  19. “When I see the distant mountains, adventure beckons like the whispers of a long-lost friend.” In this episode of Getting Work To Work, I talk about adventure and how it shows up as a physical search for new experiences in my life, as well as the role it plays as curiosity in the work I do. In the spirit of adventure, this week’s interview (starting at 13:13) is with Lucy Bellwood, an adventure cartoonist combining her love of  ships and the open sea with comics. Her latest project, 100 Demon Dialogues, I dare say is an internal adventure bringing to light the inner demons that plague our creative work and say, “you’re no good.” Here are 10 ways I am incorporating adventure into my life and work: I acknowledge the call of adventure when I hear it. I plan for time to explore in my daily schedule. I ask for recommendations from others. I pay attention to what I’m dreaming about. What is my subconscious telling me to do? I do the things I know fill me with life and creativity. I embrace daily variety. I fight the resistance and get my work done so that I can play. I go down the unknown path, even if I’m afraid. I keep learning and desire a beginner’s attitude. I seek to increase the size of my dreams and what I think is possible for my life and work. Questions to Ponder: What role does adventure play in your life and work? Do you have enough adventure in your life and work? How will you answer the call of adventure? Quotes from Lucy Bellwood: “I specialize in work that is about going out into the world, exploring things and learning about them, and then distilling that information into graphic forms.” “There’s no roadmap for this career, but also when I look back all of the factors that led to me being where I am now make a lot of sense.” “You don’t have to know the official job description of being an adventure cartoonist because it’s right there in the name. I go on adventures, I make cartoons about going on adventures.” “The thing that really kicked me into making comics was going to The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont for a summer class.” “Your acquaintances, people that you’ve met social dancing, or folks you shared a class with once your freshman year, those kinds of people stepping up and giving you their hard-earned cash and saying, ‘I value this thing you’re doing. Not just with compliments, but with my dollars.’ That’s the most potent form of permission I think I have experienced.” “Structure is the thing that allows me to relax into my creative process.” Show Links InVision Studio The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Indiana Jones Dream Theater The War of Art by Steven Pressfield Sons of Apollo Lucy Bellwood 100 Demon Dialogues by Lucy Bellwood The 100 Day Project Joe Sacco The Center for Cartoon Studies Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen Airtable Inbox by Google Jessica Hische Neil Gaiman’s Inspirational Commencement Speech The Animation Workshop The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life by Twyla Tharp Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living by Manjula Martin Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Facebook Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Chris Martin (@chrismartinstudios) on Facebook Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post “Adventure is Calling” with Lucy Bellwood (GWTW153) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  20. “…creative people are always having ideas. That’s not the trick. The trick is learning how to capture them without being captured by them, how to display them without exposing too much of yourself, how to move forward while remaining unafraid to also move sideways or backwards.” – Questlove, Creative Quest In this episode, I talk with Carma Baughman of Get Unstuck at Work about the creative journey she has been on throughout her career as a designer, developer, video producer, educator, and coach. We touch on important topics such as getting unstuck at work, finding career happiness, and living life by our design. After the interview, I share a few thoughts on action and the creative journey, and the different emotional signs that help me know which direction I am moving in. Six Signs that Help Guide the Direction I’m Moving In: Passion & Energy Momentum Doubt Curiosity Play Burnout Quotes from Carma Baughman: “As we take different positions, we find out more about ourselves and what works for us.” “Give ourselves permission to discover our career journey as we more forward.” “Also what affects our career journey is not only who we are, but the season of life that we’re in.” “It takes courage to be different.” “There’s a comfort in staying with what I know and with what I’ve done over the years.” “Having people around us that value us is priceless.” Show Links Get Unstuck at Work Evernote The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg and John David Mann StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath Creative Quest by Questlove Header Photo by felipe lopez on Unsplash Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post “The Creative Journey” with Carma Baughman (GWTW154) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  21. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, I catch up with Australian filmmaker gough and have a chat about his latest film, “A Day in the Life of a Personal Trainer,” now available at BeernutsProductions.com. We talk about where the idea for the script came from, how the perfect casting choices brought his main character and supporting characters to life, why he is the Australian David Lynch of comedy, and who’s doing comedy right in Australia and America. Several quotes from this episode: “Comedy must always come first; the joke is always king. And then any other underlying message can come second to that.” “A joke takes however long it takes to tell and the same goes for the film.” Show Links Beernuts Productions A Day in the Life of a Personal Trainer Interview with gough (GWTW129) Monty Python Shaun Micallef Samantha Bee Stephen Colbert Stephen Lynch Dave Attell Inside Small Business | Australia’s Top 50 Small Business Leaders 2018 Announced Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post “Catching Up” with gough (GWTW155) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  22. Welcome to episode 156: “FREEDOM TO BE AND DO” WITH YVONNE PEREZ EMERSON. In this episode, I’m going to talk about the importance of self-awareness in helping you be free in who you are and what you do. As creatives, being ourselves and allowing who we are and what we love to show up in our work is the ultimate differentiator in a noisy and crowded world. In the spirit of freedom and living your creative life, this week’s Getting Work To Work interview is with serial entrepreneur and daydream believer, Yvonne Perez Emerson. In the many roles and passions she has, Yvonne is creative director of The Study, founder of WeMake, and owner of Tillamook Station, a gallery and gathering space in Portland, OR. She is intensely passionate about building community in all she does. Several quotes from this episode: “You can make art for other people and get paid for it.” “I’m not one for asking permission to do anything and I firmly believe that I am unapologetically Yvonne. I don’t ask permission, I just knew that I was going to do it.” “Hustle hard. Be nice. Be professional. Don’t take stuff personally. Put yourself out there. And obviously, you’ve got to fake it ‘til you make it.” “I learned a long time ago that I’m not my best self if I don’t take care of myself.” “I really approach learning by delving into the process of what I’m learning.” “Even though you might know what the instructor is teaching you, you don’t know it their way.” “We all are storytellers and we need to find and tell our own story. You can be inspired by things that are out there and people, the work they’re doing, but ultimately it’s you and your story that’s going to make you happy.” “I think that it’s really important for people to reinvent themselves often.” Show Links The Study WeMake Tillamook Station Rise of the Youpreneur by Chris Ducker Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post “Freedom To Be And Do” with Yvonne Perez Emerson (GWTW156) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  23. Stephen Warley runs Life Skills That Matter and is on a mission to share why self-employment is the future of work. In this engaging interview, we cover a lot of ground including what entrepreneurship actually is, the importance of self-management and self-awareness, why technology is not the enemy, the fact that self-doubt and fear never go away, and the three types of work we often avoid. I absolutely loved this interview with Stephen and I hope you enjoy it. Several quotes from this episode: “I am committed with really educating people about what’s happening to work and how you can prepare for that.” “I had to deprogram myself to give myself permission.” “This is not my vision for work, this is just what’s happening. If you want to respond to it, I’d like to tell you some different ways that you can do that.” “I think sometimes Silicon Valley entrepreneurships have hijacked the definition of entrepreneurship.” “You get to call yourself whatever you want, but you have to back it up.” “You’re going to have to manage more of yourself than ever before and you’re going to have to get better at it.” “You can read all that productivity stuff, but don’t think it’s necessarily going to work for you. Setup an experiment. Try it out.” “You are the only constant in this time of uncertainty, so you really have to understand how you work.” “Life skills are the foundation. That is what will give you career resilience, value, and motivation for the long term.” “Nobody’s like this perfect culture fit. I’m a human being. I’m unique.” “Fear’s normal, self-doubt is normal, but I’m now learning how to manage it better and more effectively.” Show Links Life Skills That Matter Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations by Thomas L. Friedman When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel Pink The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life by Twyla Tharp Chris Ducker Rise of the Youpreneur by Chris Ducker Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post “The Future of Work” with Stephen Warley (GWTW157) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  24. Gant Laborde is an entertaining public speaker, science nerd, and Chief Technology Strategist at Infinite Red. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, he shares his programming journey from the early days of video games, wrestling for computers and printer shenanigans, to transforming his work daily by pushing himself to learn new things by any means possible. He also touches on the importance of being yourself, the impact of Toastmasters on his life, and the four books he would give to anyone looking to become more influential leaders. Several quotes from this episode: “I always had the oldest, worst computers. I was like, “Hey, you know what I want to be when I grow up? A computer programmer!” And they’re like, “You can start with this old thing! It can almost get on AOL.” “I think that there’s that part of you that wants to be creative and explore. It really helped me out because by the time I actually took my first programming course, I was way ahead of what was going on.” “I used to wrestle with my demons and now we just cuddle.” “I will always invest in myself. I will spare no expense educating myself. That value is there for the rest of your life and it’s really important.” “If you take a look at anybody beginning something, they look like they’re flailing and they’re manic and they have no idea. But at the same time, if that’s where you really want to be, then you will straighten up and fly right because you’re doing that.” “Today you are armed with a set of skills that are multi-dimensional: You have videos of people doing things, you have learning by stories, examples, free courses, and then of course, books and forums, and communication. We are so interconnected that I can’t really feel like anybody with the internet has an excuse not to learn something they wanted to learn.” “If I’m not me, I can’t connect with people….How could you be passionate about being inauthentic?” Show Links Gant Laborde Infinite Red Toastmasters Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post “How to Constantly Learn and Grow” with Gant Laborde (GWTW158) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  25. Ryan Carson is the founder and CEO of Treehouse, a company whose mission is to bring “affordable technology education to people everywhere in order to help them achieve their dreams and change the world.” In this episode of Getting Work To Work, Ryan shares about his entrepreneurship journey, how the model of trades and apprenticeships is found within the hiring practices of Treehouse, how he is working with his team to change diversity and inclusion in tech by doing something about it, and the future of education. Several quotes from this episode: “Almost all of us are doing highly advanced technical trade skills that we did not learn in college.” “I think we’re just in a new age where we realized the old traditional model just didn’t adapt fast enough, and the price structure didn’t change, and we’ve almost leapfrogged the whole thing.” “Why have student debt if you don’t need it?” “I ended up being an entrepreneur because I was so passionate about solving a problem that I cared about, that it drove me into entrepreneurship.” “I had to admit that my gut instinct is better than what I thought.” “I think one of the big things that happens to you as an entrepreneur is you’re constantly losing your confidence and then regaining it.” “Trust is the hidden multiplier of everything…and if you don’t trust people, you just can’t be successful.” “All of this learning was happening inside Treehouse, then we realized we could build the same system for other companies.” Show Links Treehouse Ryan Carson on Medium The Speed of Trust – FranklinCovey How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t by Jim Collins Ryan Carson’s Daily Schedule Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post “Changing the Future of Tech” with Ryan Carson (GWTW159) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  26. Jason Lengstorf is a developer, designer, speaker, and friendly bear emoji at Gatsby, a company whose mission is “to make building websites fun” and create tools that increase the performance of the web. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, we talk about how he found his voice, the power of stories to highlight experiences and emphasize context, moving from screwing up publicly to embracing public feedback, and his big idea of pushing the world forward by improving web performance in the developing world. Several quotes from this episode: “I don’t offer advice, I tell stories.” “I’ve shied very much away from trying to create doctrine and instead I try to teach by just talking about the ways that I’ve screwed up or made my life hard.” “I have always learned best when somebody just shares their experience.” “The bigger the distance is between when the thing happened and when the thing was written about, the more revision there will be in that history.” “The experience of being bad at programming never goes away. Whether you are a beginner and you’re having to look up every single thing or whether you’ve been doing this for 15 years and you just have to look up the particularly weird stuff, you’re always going to suck at certain things.” “You can be an expert and simultaneously suck at this job.” “Each little thing that I did was a decision point: I can either be okay doing this or I can stop here.” “Having an idea is the easy part. The hard part is getting people to adopt it. The hard part is explaining it in a way that you’re actually transferring that information, that context, from your brain into someone else’s in a way they can repeat it without you.” “Make the right thing the easy thing.” Show Links Jason Lengstorf Jason Lengstorf on Twitter Jason Lengstorf on GitHub Gatsby Gatsby Site Generator for React “Africa is the next billion users and next million builders.” – Kelvin Umechukwu RescueTime ZenHub CSS Wizardry Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath & Dan Heath Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath & Dan Heath Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values by Robert M. Pirsig How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking by Jordan Ellenberg Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari Spent: Sex, Evolution, and Consumer Behavior by Geoffrey Miller The Authenticity Hoax: How We Get Lost Finding Ourselves by Andrew Potter Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post “Pushing the World Forward” with Jason Lengstorf (GWTW161) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.
  27. Meredith Koch is a film director out of Los Angeles, CA who brings a disposition for non-linear storytelling and sees beauty in all of the details. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, we talk about doing your best work with whatever resources you have, her first learning experience in filmmaking, social media and getting inspired by competition, the power of dreams, and the need for more diversity in front of and behind the camera. Several quotes from this episode: “I just wandered around Portland with my camera and I started telling stories without thinking about it.” “I think [permission] came subconsciously with holding a camera.” “I think it’s very important for directors that are just starting to learn film directing to actually shoot and edit their material.” “How do I resurrect what I originally wanted?” “I feel like I’ve had to define myself so many times in front of people that maybe didn’t really care that much that I want to close a little bit more and only have really meaningful conversation about where I’m at.” “My best work comes from me in my own space.” “It’s a little bit of a lonely journey and if you’re not supporting yourself, then you can kind of step back and say, ‘What’s the point?’” “What makes me love a movie is just one scene that is perfection.” “When I’m in a creative process, I’ll get an idea about a really cool scene, it makes me kind of forget about the other scenes.” “I make sure that anything I am making is with people that are not exactly like me.” Show Links Meredith Koch American Film Institute – AFI Conservatory Maya Deren Hereditary A Quiet Place Raksha Lynne Ramsay Lauren Guiteras – Cinematographer The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath Getting Work To Work (@gwtwpodcast) on Twitter Chris Martin (@cmstudios) on Twitter Sign up for my weekly newsletter: The Curiosity Lab The post “Making a Lot with Very Little” with Meredith Koch (GWTW163) appeared first on Chris Martin Studios.