Creativity For Sale with Radim Malinic

Radim Malinic

Creativity for Sale is your backstage pass to the minds that shape our creative world. Based on the recently released book by Radim Malinic, helping people start and grow life-changing careers and businesses. Check out weekly interviews with the world's most brilliant creatives, designers, writers, musicians, makers, and marketers, along with bonus episodes offering quick action tips for the food for thought for the weekend ahead.

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The Science of Positive Creativity with Emmi Salonen
6d ago
The Science of Positive Creativity with Emmi Salonen
"It doesn't matter how you get there. It doesn't really matter if you're not using the font that you should be using because somebody thinks it's good. You just have to be firm on your intuition."This episode of the Creativity for Sale podcast hosted by Radim Malinic features an inspiring conversation with Emmi Salonen, a designer and happiness facilitator. They explore the transformative power of creativity in personal and professional lives, touching on themes of micro-passions, positive creativity in design, and the science of happiness. Emmi shares her journey from the inception of her creative career, the influence of Finnish design culture, her experience at Fabrica, and her eventual burnout that led to a year-long sabbatical. This sabbatical birthed her unique approach to fostering creativity and well-being through what she terms as a Creative Ecosystem, comprising five core input areas: Connection, Wonder, Pause, Movement, and Joy. The discussion delves deep into how these elements can help avoid burnout and maintain a joyful, sustainable creative practice. Emmy’s story acts as a beacon for creatives everywhere, encouraging the integration of personal well-being with professional creativity.Key Takeaways:1. 'Micro passions' and the transformational power of positive creativity in design. 2. Insights into the career journey and burnout experience of Emmi. 3. The importance of finding creative identity and fostering meaningful connections in the design world. 4. Creating a framework for creativity to prevent burnout and ensuring productivity. 5. Emphasizing a mindful approach to creativity, wellbeing, and maintaining purpose in the industry.Creativity For Sale: How to start and grow a life-changing creative career and business by Radim Malinic - Out now. Paperback and Kindlehttps://amzn.to/4biTwFcFree audiobook (with Audible trial)https://geni.us/8r2eSAQSigned Bookshttps://novemberuniverse.co.uk
Mastering the art of creative specialisation - Chris Do
08-04-2024
Mastering the art of creative specialisation - Chris Do
"We can only do our best work for those that are aligned with what we believe and that tastes are similar. "Chris Do is an award-winning designer, educator, and host of The Futur YouTube and The Futur podcast. The discussion looks at topics such as the importance of specialisation, the challenges of creative careers, and the role of AI in the creative industry.Chris shares his journey from a humble beginning as a candy seller in school to becoming a successful entrepreneur and educator. He emphasizes the need for creatives to find their niche, focus on their strengths, and be selective about the clients they work with. The episode also explores the evolving nature of the creative industry, drawing parallels between the past and present, and the impact of new technologies like AI on the creative process.Key Takeaways:Specialise and focus on a specific area to become an expert and stand out in the market.Learn the language of business to communicate effectively with clients and stakeholders.Continuously seek new challenges and opportunities for growth, even after achieving success.Embrace AI as a tool to supplement and enhance your creative abilities, not as a replacement.Build a strong sense of self-awareness and confidence to overcome criticism and adversity.Overall, this episode provides valuable insights for creatives seeking to navigate the ever-changing landscape of their industry, while staying true to their artistic vision and embracing new technologies as tools for growth and innovation.Creativity For Sale: How to start and grow a life-changing creative career and business by Radim Malinic - Out now. Paperback and Kindlehttps://amzn.to/4biTwFcFree audiobook (with Audible trial)https://geni.us/8r2eSAQSigned Bookshttps://novemberuniverse.co.uk
The importance of insurance for creatives - Ashley Baxter
01-04-2024
The importance of insurance for creatives - Ashley Baxter
"I want to create products that actually prevent people from taking advantage of freelancers. I want them to realize that they cannot take advantage of us easily because we are coming for them."You've likely heard the phrase "hope for the best, prepare for the worst," but are you truly prepared for the worst-case scenarios that could derail your creative business? In this eye-opening episode, host Radim Malinic sits down with Ashley Baxter, the founder of WithJack, an insurance company tailored specifically for freelancers and small creative businesses. Ashley shares her journey from wedding photographer to indispensable insurance broker, shedding light on the often-overlooked importance of protecting your creative endeavors.If you've ever dismissed insurance as an unnecessary expense or assumed that your contract alone would safeguard you, this conversation will make you think twice. Ashley and Radim delve into the real-world scenarios where insurance can mean the difference between a costly mistake and a protected business. From late payments to scope creep and client disputes, they explore the common pitfalls that creative professionals face and how insurance can provide a safety net.Key Takeaways:Freelancers often underestimate the value of insurance, assuming they'll never need to make a claim, but having coverage can change how you communicate with clients and give you the confidence to stand up for yourself.Contracts alone won't protect you; insurance is crucial for handling situations where clients perceive mistakes or threaten legal action.Late payments are a chronic issue for creatives, and insurance products like debt recovery services can help you recoup unpaid invoices without the hassle of legal proceedings.Scope creep and misunderstandings are common sources of client disputes, which is why professional indemnity insurance is essential for covering the costs of such claims.As your creative business grows, larger clients and platforms may require you to have insurance, making it a necessary step towards landing bigger opportunities.Creativity For Sale: How to start and grow a life-changing creative career and business by Radim Malinic - Out now. Paperback and Kindlehttps://amzn.to/4biTwFcFree audiobook (with Audible trial)https://geni.us/8r2eSAQSigned Bookshttps://novemberuniverse.co.uk
Staying true to oneself in the creative industry - Liz Mosley
25-03-2024
Staying true to oneself in the creative industry - Liz Mosley
"Even though you feel like you're seeing a lot of my life,  you're only seeing 5%. You are seeing what I've chosen to show you. It is curated."Radim Malinic interviews Liz Mosley, a designer and host of the Building Your Brand podcast. They discuss the importance of authenticity in social media and the misconceptions that arise from only seeing curated content. Liz shares her experience with diversifying her income and the challenges of managing multiple streams of revenue. They also explore the balance between sharing personal and professional aspects of life on social media and the impact of oversharing. Throughout the conversation, they emphasize the need for intentionality and staying true to oneself in the creative industry.Key Takeaways:Authenticity is crucial in social media, and it's important to remember that what is shared is often a curated version of someone's life.Diversifying income can provide financial security, but it can also be distracting and overwhelming. It's essential to find a balance and focus on the income streams that align with your goals.The concept of mystery in personal and professional life can be valuable, as it encourages curiosity and deeper connections.Social media has both pros and cons, as it can inspire and spark creative ideas, but it can also lead to comparison and feelings of inadequacy.It's important to set boundaries and be intentional about what is shared on social media, considering the impact on personal and professional life.Creativity For Sale: How to start and grow a life-changing creative career and business by Radim Malinic - Out now. Paperback and Kindlehttps://amzn.to/4biTwFcFree audiobook (with Audible trial)https://geni.us/8r2eSAQSigned Bookshttps://novemberuniverse.co.uk
Finding one's purpose is a reward for patience - James Martin
18-03-2024
Finding one's purpose is a reward for patience - James Martin
"If anybody walks away with one thing from this chat, it's listen, so you're actually here."In this thought-provoking conversation, Radim Malinic talks to James Martin, a designer, author, and educator, to explore his remarkable journey from a troubled childhood to becoming a successful creative entrepreneur with a bold vision for free design education. Their candid exchange offers a rare glimpse into the triumphs, challenges, and untold stories that have shaped James's career and his desire to give back to the industry that saved his life.Drawing from his wealth of experience, James shares invaluable insights on the importance of listening, rethinking, and continuous self-evaluation in the pursuit of creativity and personal growth. He openly discusses the role of childhood trauma, addiction, and the transformative power of design in his life, emphasizing the need for authenticity and storytelling in the creative process. Key Takeaways:The journey to finding one's purpose is a reward for patience and perseverance, often revealing itself over time.Social media and constant comparison can fuel insecurity and the "imposter syndrome," making it essential to stay grounded and focused on one's path.Embracing different perspectives, even those that challenge our beliefs, can be a powerful catalyst for growth and self-discovery.True creativity stems from understanding oneself, facing inner struggles, and being willing to evolve and adapt.Building a lasting legacy often requires careful planning, collaboration, and aligning with the right people who share your vision.Creativity For Sale: How to start and grow a life-changing creative career and business by Radim Malinic - Out now. Paperback and Kindlehttps://amzn.to/4biTwFcFree audiobook (with Audible trial)https://geni.us/8r2eSAQSigned Bookshttps://novemberuniverse.co.uk
The psychology of typography - Sarah Hyndman
11-03-2024
The psychology of typography - Sarah Hyndman
"The more we learn, the more we realize we don't know. We can only judge the world from our own viewpoint and our own experience."How often do you pause and ponder about the words you read? In this thought-provoking episode, graphic designer and author Sarah Hyndman invites us to explore the psychology of type through her experimental and multisensory approach. With a decade of groundbreaking research, Sarah challenges the notion that typography is a niche interest, making it fun and accessible for everyone.~From matching scents to typefaces to discovering how expensive branding can influence the perceived taste of chocolate, Sarah's interactive events and installations reveal the invisible yet profound impact words have on our thoughts, feelings, and actions. Her journey is a testament to the power of curiosity, creativity, and a willingness to interrogate mistakes – the secret sauce that fuels growth and innovation.Key Takeaways:Embrace naivety and enthusiasm; they are powerful catalysts for exploration and learning.Interrogate mistakes; they offer unexpected insights and opportunities to challenge assumptions.Make the invisible visible by fostering awareness of the subliminal processes that shape our experiences.Relinquish the need to be "right" and listen to diverse perspectives; they can open your mind.Persistence and a genuine love for your craft are essential for sustained creativity and growth.Creativity For Sale: How to start and grow a life-changing creative career and business by Radim Malinic - Out now. Paperback and Kindlehttps://amzn.to/4biTwFcFree audiobook (with Audible trial)https://geni.us/8r2eSAQSigned Bookshttps://novemberuniverse.co.uk
Happiness as a key to a successful life and business - Craig Black
04-03-2024
Happiness as a key to a successful life and business - Craig Black
"Happiness is key to a successful life and business. Having that solid grounding is so important for me personally."Craig Black takes us behind the scenes of his inspiring creative journey - from professional soccer player to graphic designer to world-renowned acrylic pouring artist.~In this candid conversation with creativity guru Radim Malinic, Craig shares the intentional mindset and focused work ethic that led him to find immense success on his own terms.Though Craig hit a high point designing the iconic typeface for his hometown soccer club Glasgow Rangers FC, he knew it was time to evolve. From honing his craft in secret to launching his acrylic fusion pieces in a strategic campaign timed with the World Cup, Craig progressed with purpose.Now a sought-after visual artist collaborating with massive brands, Craig remains grounded. He discusses getting in the zone during live pouring performances, always pushing his acrylic art to new levels, and building a flexible lifestyle business with his wife.Key Takeaways:Success takes years of intentional development and discipline behind the scenes. Put in your 10,000 hours!When you wholeheartedly believe in yourself, others will too. Be your own biggest cheerleader.Evolve your craft before external forces push you. Move onto new creative challenges on your own terms.Tunnel vision focus unlocks flow states, whether on a soccer pitch or pouring acrylics. Zero in on the task at hand.Build a lifestyle business that allows creativity and family to flourish together. Stay grounded in what matters most.Creativity For Sale: How to start and grow a life-changing creative career and business by Radim Malinic - Out now. Paperback and Kindlehttps://amzn.to/4biTwFcFree audiobook (with Audible trial)https://geni.us/8r2eSAQSigned Bookshttps://novemberuniverse.co.uk
Never not pushing beyond boundaries  - Héctor Ayuso
26-02-2024
Never not pushing beyond boundaries - Héctor Ayuso
“When you believe in something, it doesn't matter what happens, you just keep going  because you know that you're going to get somewhere.”In this episode, host Radim Malinic unveils the inner workings and inspirations of Hector Ayuso, the man behind the OFFF festival in Barcelona~Hector shares his unique journey from being a visual creative to the founder and curator of one of the world's most recognized creative festivals. Ayuso delves into his creative process, illustrating how he curates the festival and selects speakers based on intuition. The conversation also reveals his passion for endurance sports and how it intertwines with his creative endeavors, reflecting on the importance of challenges, balance, and accepting one's journey with all its ups and downs. The discussion furthermore delves into Ayuso's future plans, including the preparation for the 24th edition of OFFF and his various creative projects like writing a script for an upcoming film and an 'OFFF Festival' book.Key TakeawaysHave a "Just Say Yes" attitude and be open to tackling bold challenges that push you out of your comfort zone. Persist through early struggles and losses when pursuing a passion project. Stay focused on your vision and purpose.Be willing to make big sacrifices or life changes to protect activities essential to your wellbeing. Take creative risks and trust your intuition when curating unique experiences for others.View all parts of your life as creative expressions. Reflect on past experiences as instrumental to your growth.Creativity For Sale: How to start and grow a life-changing creative career and business by Radim Malinic - Out now. Paperback and Kindlehttps://amzn.to/4biTwFcFree audiobook (with Audible trial)https://geni.us/8r2eSAQSigned Bookshttps://novemberuniverse.co.uk
In search of the right balance - David Sedgwick
19-02-2024
In search of the right balance - David Sedgwick
“I've hit a point where I can just turn around and say, I'm not going to work today, I'm going to go on a school trip with my daughter.”Graphic designers Radim Malinic and David Sedgwick traverse through the evolution of creativity from album art to the era of Instagram. ~Radim and David discuss the shifts in the design industry towards digital platforms, the enthralling yet exhausting facets of social media engagement, and adapting to the new norms ushered in by the pandemic.They also share candid stories of professional burnout and the importance of finding a balance between work and personal life, emphasizing a renewed perspective on success. Insights into the universal challenges and transitions over time - in all professions, particularly in creative fields, are particularly relevant.Key Takeaways:The Importance of Communication: Good communication is vital for presenting designs effectively and appealing to clients.Adapting to Change: The necessity of being flexible and adaptable to change, particularly with regards to social media and design platforms.Balancing Productivity and Personal Time: How achieving a four-day working week can improve quality of life allowing you to spend more time with family.The Impact of Technology on Creativity: How the digital age has affected the creative process, with social media platforms enabling designers to gain instant feedback on their work. The Joy of Design: Despite the challenges, the satisfaction and joy derived from being a designer, creating impactful designs, and seeing your work being appreciated by many.Creativity For Sale: How to start and grow a life-changing creative career and business by Radim Malinic - Out now. Paperback and Kindlehttps://amzn.to/4biTwFcFree audiobook (with Audible trial)https://geni.us/8r2eSAQSigned Bookshttps://novemberuniverse.co.uk
A successful career without a plan - Vikki Ross
12-02-2024
A successful career without a plan - Vikki Ross
"Creativity needs time. Restraints can bring great ideas, but time is essential."Vikki Ross didn't go to university or ad school, never had a plan to build her enviable career, but  has crafted irresistible copy for major entertainment brands by following her curiosity and passion. ~In this fascinating discussion with copywriting sensation Vikki Ross, host Radim Malinic traces her journey from curious office assistant to award-winning copywriting consultant for major entertainment brands. Without formal training, Vikki followed her interest in writing early in her career to become a sought-after copywriter known for crafting irresistible copy. She shares how vital connections were in getting work initially and why she generously shares opportunities with others now. Vikki explains her transition from writing copy for beauty brands like The Body Shop to specializing in entertainment. She discusses why she turned down working on the high-profile Harry Potter franchise launch due to lack of knowledge. Radim and Vikki also explore how she moved from labeling herself a freelancer to a copywriting consultant. Throughout their insightful discussion, Vikki emphasises the importance of curiosity, integrity and allowing creativity the time it needs to blossom.Key Takeaways:Vikki shares how she went from an office assistant to an in-demand copywriting consultant without formal training, just by following her curiosity.She explains why connections have been integral to getting work, and why she generously shares opportunities with others in her field. Vikki discusses how she transitioned from writing copy for beauty brands to specializing in entertainment - and why she turned down working on the Harry Potter franchise.She reveals why she doesn't worry about AI taking over creative jobs, arguing it can't provide the nuanced execution and guidance needed.Vikki explains how she evolved from calling herself a freelancer to a copywriting consultant, and why she has resisted starting her own agency. Creativity For Sale: How to start and grow a life-changing creative career and business by Radim Malinic - Out now. Paperback and Kindlehttps://amzn.to/4biTwFcFree audiobook (with Audible trial)https://geni.us/8r2eSAQSigned Bookshttps://novemberuniverse.co.uk