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S3 E1: HILTON CARTER – PLANT STYLIST

One look at plant stylist, filmmaker & author Hilton Carter’s Insta & you’ll want him to redo your whole house. He talked with us about dog people, cat people, fiddle leaf figs & getting serious on watering day. Quick hitter that he said that really stuck with us: “One for the rent. One for the real.” Meaning, make your money doing something creative, but also find something creative that is all your own.

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S2 E10: DAVID PLUNKERT – ILLUSTRATOR/DESIGNER

David Plunkert, co-founder of Spur Design and illustrator of iconic images, has a confidence in his abilities and aesthetic that is only surpassed by his humility and sense of humor. If you’re interested in learning what it takes to win a New Yorker cover, make a stop motion video for They Might Be Giants, or nail a brand campaign—Dave has done it. Take a listen!

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S2 E9: JESSICA ANYA BLAU – AUTHOR

You’re going to be blown away by the candor, stories, and fun point of view of author Jessica Anya Blau. In novels like Wonderbread Summer and The Trouble With Lexie, Jessica delivers flawed characters, unexpected plots, and a fascinating look at human behavior. She also co-wrote the upcoming book The Sorority Girl Who Saved Your Life, a true story about a sorority girl turned covert CIA Operative, which ABC is now developing as a TV series.

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S2 E8: HAYES PEEBLES – SINGER/SONGWRITER

Singer-songwriter Hayes Peebles says music wasn’t a choice. It’s what he was meant to do. Influenced by artists from The Strokes to Interpol to Neil Young, Hayes is a self-taught guitarist whose indie folk/rock music has been featured in Rolling Stone, who said, “Cerebral lyrics à la Conor Oberst, with no-frills, twangy arrangements that call to mind troubadours like Steve Earle and Townes Van Zandt.” This is an artist you’ll want to put on repeat.

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S2 E2: GREG GARCIA – TV WRITER - DIRECTOR

Greg Garcia fell in love with comedy as a kid who admittedly sat around and watched sit-coms all day. He parlayed that love into a TV writing career, winning an Emmy for My Name Is Earl and more recently creating The Guest Book on TBS. Greg gave us the low-down on everything from breaking into the industry to where he gets new ideas to the network pitch process.

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S2 E1: JOYCE HESSELBERTH – ILLUSTRATOR, APP CREATOR, AUTHOR

Turning illustrations into apps into children’s books, Joyce Hesselberth has seamlessly joined the worlds of digital and print. An illustrator/designer by trade, her curiosity and inventiveness have continually taken her into exciting new directions. As co-founder of Spur Design, Joyce works with clients of many types, honing her craft, expanding her skills, and always exploring.

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