This week's creative conversation is with Genevieve Chunn, a commercial creative leader, and mother to two kids who are 6 and 9. Gen's background is in advertising and TV creative, she has worked as a creative director, and is currently Head of Creative in a PR agency. She is also the main breadwinner for her family.
Gen has stoked her creative fire in recent years with the publication of a children's book she illustrated, curating a group art show featuring her friends from Elam and life, oil portraiture painting, illustrated pet portraits, and experimental cake decorating. She'll also dance up a storm to music at any opportunity she can.
IG - @genevievechunn @lovemypetportrait
Links from today’s episode:
‘It’s good to know your neighbours’ - Written by Karin Montgomery + Illustrated by Genevieve Chunn
David Farrier’s Flightless Bird Podcast
This is Love Podcast
Liar Liar Podcast
About your host:
Kate Hursthouse is an artist, creative business owner and single mother to one awesome kid. She has run her own creative business since 2014 and has been involved in a whole range of projects over the years - from commercial illustrations and design projects to contemporary art, children’s book illustrations and hand painted murals.
She started this podcast to try and answer the question: how do we continue to be creative and produce creative work, while raising children? Her goal is to create a little corner of the internet where creative mothers share their stories and gain a feeling of community, understanding and inspiration.
If you are wanting to start or grow your creative business I have just the thing for you. I have learned over the years that to succeed as a creative, you must understand business. I wish I had a guide to help me when I got started, and the way I see it the more we can share with each other the better it is for all creatives. So I have created a Free e-book with an overview of some of the things I think are essential to know when starting a creative business. I have included:
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7 revenue streams to make income as an artist
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