podcast episodes

55 – Kickstarter Basics with Jenni Kowal

55 – Kickstarter Basics with Jenni Kowal

Can't get enough of startist society? Join Startist Society in our Facebook group Nikki's art and design website Laura's art and class website We have a lot more to share with you about print on demand, but we are taking a short break from this series to talk about...

54 – 10 Print on Demand Sales Tips

54 – 10 Print on Demand Sales Tips

Can't get enough of startist society? Join Startist Society in our Facebook group Nikki's art and design website Laura's art and class website Last week, we shared all about getting started with print on demand marketplaces and how you can create either a Society6 or...

53 – Getting Started with Print on Demand Marketplaces

53 – Getting Started with Print on Demand Marketplaces

Can't get enough of startist society? Join Startist Society in our Facebook group Nikki's art and design website Laura's art and class website For the first episode of our second year, we're taking you back to where we left off with print on demand. In Episode 50, we...

52 – Celebrating One Year of Podcasting

52 – Celebrating One Year of Podcasting

Can't get enough of startist society? Join Startist Society in our Facebook group Nikki's art and design website Laura's art and class website This week marks one full year of Startist Society podcasting for Laura and Nikki! They share how they plan to celebrate -...

51 – Studio & Life Updates from Laura & Nikki

51 – Studio & Life Updates from Laura & Nikki

Can't get enough of startist society? Join Startist Society in our Facebook group Nikki's art and design website Laura's art and class website This week Laura and Nikki take a break from the usual interviews and educational topics and get more personal with a studio...

50 – Intro to Print on Demand

50 – Intro to Print on Demand

Resources Mentioned Shutterfly Snapfish Vistaprint Moo Sticker Mule Society6 Redbubble Spoonflower Fine Art America Thortful Nikki’s Artist Page on Mixtiles Art Printify Printful Gooten The Art of Where We've been teasing everybody about this topic for months and...

Surface Pattern Design with Elizabeth Silver

Surface Pattern Design with Elizabeth Silver

Today we’re speaking with Elizabeth Silver, a professional surface pattern designer and a licensed artist for the stationery, gift and textile markets. With 18 years in the industry and hundreds of designs in her portfolio, she also teaches beginner surface pattern designers how to move past overwhelm and obstacles to create a profitable creative business. She’s passionate about keep it real business advice, and moving forward even in a messy way. She’s also passionate about ice cream.

Packing & Shipping Your Art & Products

Packing & Shipping Your Art & Products

In the last few episodes, Nikki and Laura have been talking about selling for the holidays and one thing that can really make or break your customers’ experience of your products is how you ship them.

Facebook & Instagram Ads with Luan Jardine

Facebook & Instagram Ads with Luan Jardine

This week Laura and Nikki interview Luan Jardine, a feminist mental health advocate and ambitiously creative Facebook and Instagram marketing consultant. We often think the goal of advertising is to sell all the things, but it’s also really important to make sure you’re reaching the right audience in a way that aligns with your values and brand. Luan has a holistic approach that not only looks at your bottom-line numbers, but focuses on amplifying meaningful messages of creative business owners who are striving to make others’ lives better. We know that art does that beautifully and our Startists are the perfect people to learn what she has to share.

Marketing for the Holidays

Marketing for the Holidays

Does it seem like the holidays come sooner and sooner every year and with it the pressure to get your holiday marketing plan in order? In this episode, Laura and Nikki chat about social media marketing, email campaigns and sales, breaking it down so it’s not so intimidating and feels more doable.

Making & Selling Greeting Cards

Making & Selling Greeting Cards

Resources Mentioned Laura’s Copic Marker Essentials Skillshare class A few of Laura's favorite card making and shipping supplies: Neenah Solar White Cardstock 110 lbs Clear protective bags Scoring board 6x8"' kraft rigid mailers Download the resources PDF for the full...

Designing & Selling Calendars

Designing & Selling Calendars

Resources Mentioned Nikki’s new calendar (2022) Nikki's first calendar (2019) Gooten calendars Nikki’s work at Raven & Moth in Paducah, KY Can't get enough of startist society? Join Startist Society in our Facebook group Nikki's art and design website Laura's art...

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