Episode 17 – Communication over Creativity with Laura Kampf

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Congratulations to this week’s winner, Brian Prusa! You’re getting a Makers’ Hustle necklace!

On this week’s episode, we are joined by guest Laura Kampf to talk about “Concept, Communication, Continuity, then Creativity.” Laura explains that she is often praised for her creativity, but in a business venture, creativity is far less important than a strong concept and clear communication.

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Episode 16 – Life influences Art

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Congratulations to this week’s winner, David Thompson! You’re getting a 3D printed keychain from Jeff!

On this week’s episode, we discuss how art, making, and current events are intertwined. You can’t separate making from real life, and you can’t separate real life from making. They influence each other constantly. When you go out into the world and “feed your brain,” you bring that into your making and your art. The creative sense is fueled by society and the world around us. It only gets worse from here, folks. Read on.

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Episode 15 – Money

This week, it’s all Jeff all the time. Our own Mr. Moore schools the Hustle crew about money, how to be smart with it, and strategies for making more of it. Amy and Bill are also present, but Jeff’s passion really comes through in this one.

Thanks to Luis Gonzalez and everyone on Patreon for supporting the show! Please support the show on Patreon — every dollar really helps. You could win cool stuff, like our supporter The Maker Monkey who won a SurlyRamics necklace!

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Episode 14 – Busy

This week, Amy, Jeff, and Bill discuss “busy” in all its aspects — as a positive, a negative, a brag, and an excuse. Busy can mean a lot of things. Sometimes we want to be busy. Sometimes busy gets in the way of being productive. Special thanks to Marc Spagnuolo, Andy Birkey, and Carlos from Cactus! Workshop for their contributions to the discussion.

Thanks to Luis Gonzalez for supporting the show! Please support the show on Patreon — every dollar really helps. We will be doing another prize drawing next week, so make sure you get your name in the running!

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Episode 12 – Tools of the Trade

In this episode, Amy, Jeff, and Bill discuss tools and techniques they’ve picked up along the way that allow them to get the job done, both physical and otherwise.

Special thanks to this week’s Patreon supporters: Marc Schaefermeyer, David Bellhorn, David Thompson, TheMakerMonkey, Eric Wright, Nick Ryan, Brodie Brickey, Pat Lap, Ian McKay, Brian Prusa, Johnny Skaare, Jim Beshears, and Scott Haun. Thank you all so much!

If you enjoy the show and want to help us make it, please Support Makers’ Hustle on Patreon. Every dollar helps! Remember that we’re giving away all kinds of cool swag at World Maker Faire in NYC, so if you want a chance to win, remember to check out our Patreon campaign! This is your last chance to enter before the drawing!

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Episode 11 – Work/Hustle Balance

Making stuff isn’t easy, but life is hard. Even harder is balancing work and life — especially when you have a day job and your own hustle. In this episode, Amy, Jeff, and Bill discuss the difficulties of balancing work, family, and everything else that makes up a life.

Special thanks to this week’s Patreon supporters: David Thompson, TheMakerMonkey, Eric Wright, Pat Lap, Ian McKay, Brian Prusa, Johnny Skaare, Jim Beshears, and Scott Haun. We reached our first goal! We can now produce the show without losing money every week! Thank you all so much!

If you enjoy the show and want to help us make it, please Support Makers’ Hustle on Patreon. Every dollar helps! Remember that we’re giving away all kinds of cool swag at World Maker Faire in NYC next month, so if you want a chance to win, remember to check out our Patreon campaign!

We’d also like to thank Bill Lutes of Reclaimed Audio for the kind words, and (while it hadn’t come out yet when we recorded) Jimmy, Bob, and David at Making It for the recommendation and the great discussion about branding and logos. It’s a great follow-on discussion from Episode 10, so definitely go check it out.

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Episode 10 – Branding (with Jimmy DiResta)

When it comes to getting noticed, having a strong brand can be just as important as having a strong product. This week, Amy, Bill, and Jeff are joined by guest Jimmy DiResta to talk about branding, how to get noticed, developing your own style, and some things you shouldn’t do.

Jimmy DiResta is a hugely influential YouTube Maker and one of the most prominent personalities in the Maker Movement. He is a student of art and has taught at the School of Visual Arts, his alma mater, for over two decades. His YouTube channel is filled with build videos showcasing his amazing creativity and artistic vision. Jimmy is also noted for his consistent branding and often-imitated video style — in other words, the perfect person to talk about branding.

Hello to all the new listeners out there — our audience is growing really quickly, so if this is your first time listening to the show: welcome to the Hustle! We’re happy to have you!

Patreon supporters for this episode include Scott Haun, Jim Beshears, Johnny Skaare, and Eric Wright — thanks guys!

If you enjoy the show and want to help us make it, please Support Makers’ Hustle on Patreon. Every dollar helps! Remember that we’re giving away all kinds of cool swag at World Maker Faire in NYC next month, so if you want a chance to win, remember to check out our Patreon campaign!

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