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Minding Your Business | Podcast Episode with Ilana Griffo
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On this episode, Kat learns all about creative business management from Ilana Griffo! Ilana's book "Mind Your Business" is a beautifully designed workbook that can help artists and creatives take charge of their career.

Our conversation includes:

  • Ilana's story and how she got to where she is today

  • Time management

  • Balancing personal life and business 

  • Leaving day jobs and more!

Ilana Griffo is an illustrator with typographic tendencies. She has taught many craft and creative workshops, and is an adjunct professor. In 2011, Ilana launched a stationery line, Sugar & Type, which includes the Rule the World Planner, a weekly planner designed for creative go-getters. She turned her side hustle into a six-figure design studio after leaving her full-time job as an art director in 2015. Ilana lives in Rochester, New York, with her husband, son, and dog.

Thread Folk: A Modern Makers Book of Embroidery Projects and Artist Collaborations
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Thread Folk is a modern refresh of an age-old craft. Author Libby Moore teaches basic stitches and how to choose materials, and shares original patterns with easy-to-remove perforated pages. Thread Folk includes:

• 15 embroidery projects with step-by step instructions & modern patterns • 14 different stitches, from straight stitch to lazy daisy
• Techniques to stitch on clothes, shoes, tote bags and pillows

Thread Folk also features Artist Collaborations, a series of projects based on the curated artwork of several distinctive, talented artists, including clothing designer Audrey Smit, and illustrators Alli Koch and Lauren Merrick.

Libby Moore is the embroidery artist behind Thread Folk, with a thriving Etsy shop and Instagram following. Libby started by embroidering portraits, and now creates her own unique patterns. She lives with her husband and four boys on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia.

Feng Guo
Feng Guo was born in 1989 in China, and now lives and works in Brooklyn NY. Feng received his MFA from the Pratt Institute in New York in 2015. Feng held his first solo exhibition at 57w57arts gallery in New York in 2016. Recent exhibitions include BWAC Gallery, Brooklyn NY; First Street Gallery, New York NY; Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan CT; and Jacob K. Javits Center, New York NY.