Welcome to the start of Season 2 of The 21st Century Creative, the podcast that helps you thrive as a creative professional amid the demands, distractions and opportunities of the 21st Century.
It’s taken several months, many hours of work, and in the case of one interview, several thousand air miles, to put the new season together. So I hope you’ll find the result a helpful source of inspiration over the next 10 weeks.
We start Season 2 with an interview with Tina Roth Eisenberg, a designer and entrepreneur based in New York City. She’s known to millions of readers as Swiss Miss – the title of her blog, where she’s been sharing design inspiration since 2005.
Her ventures include Friends Work Here, a co-working space; Tattly, a temporary tattoo business; Teux Deux, a productivity app; and Creative Mornings, a series of free lectures for creatives currently taking place in 183 cities around the world. She also just launched ‘the LinkedIn of the creative world’, called CreativeGuild.
In this conversation Tina tells us about her journey from a small town in rural Switzerland to becoming a successful creative entrepreneur in New York, with an audience and network spanning the globe.
She talks about the challenges she faced, and the amazing opportunities that emerged as if by magic, when she followed her creative instincts to work on a series of labours of love, however unusual or commercially unviable they looked at first.
She has interesting things to say about the opportunities that can come to you if you are generous in sharing your work and ideas, and also has an unusual take on the challenge of bringing up children while running your own business.
Listen to Tina’s interview and you will experience a shining example of a 21st century creative – inspiring, generous, outward looking and consistently surprising.
Portrait photo of Tina Roth Eisenberg by Catalina Kulczar
What’s coming in Season 2 of The 21st Century Creative podcast
This the first of 10 interviews in the new season, including a leading poet, a high-end jeweller, an experienced TV and radio host, a serial entrepreneur and a musician who performed to a global audience at Live8.
Each episode will also feature insights and practical guidance from me, based on my 21+ years experience of coaching creatives like you. And I ask every guest who appears on the show to set you a Creative Challenge that will help you put the ideas from the interview in to practice in your own work.
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