S2 E16: Releasing perfection and showing up as yourself with Jess Holdaway | Designer

S2 E16: Releasing perfection and showing up as yourself with Jess Holdaway | Designer

This weeks conversation is with designer Jess Holdaway. Jess originally co-founded Frank Stationery with her husband Jason, where for each item of stationery sold they donate a school book to a child living in poverty. She is now the design director at The Opshop, a brand strategy and creative studio, she is a mother of two boys, lover of the beach, deep conversations and good questions and is the first one on the dance floor. Always. 


Links from today’s episode:
Frank Stationery

- Ocean Vuong Book
- All About Love by Bell Hooks
- Design for Belonging

- On Being - Ocean Vuong - A life worth of our breath

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:

5 things you need to get your business started
7 revenue streams to make income as an artist
5 ways to sell and share your work

You can download ‘The Basics of Running a Creative Business’ for free here.



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