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Margo is joined by friend of the Windowsill, Emily McDowell. As an advisor, thought partner, and coach, Emily McDowell helps save creative entrepreneurs’ time, money, and sanity, and helps product-based brands succeed. As founder of the stationery brand Em & Friends, she created Empathy Cards, a more honest and supportive alternative to traditional sympathy cards, […]

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May 15, 2024

​​Pivot, Profit, and Purpose: Emily McDowell on Reclaiming Joy in the Creative Journey

Margo is joined again by tax expert for creatives, Hannah Cole. Hannah specializes in working with creative businesses and mission-driven solopreneurs. A long-time working artist herself, she’s helped tens of thousands of self-employed people skill up with accessible tax and money education, through her Money Bootcamp program, speaking engagements, and through her podcast. Margo and […]

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May 8, 2024

The Artist’s Path to Financial Stability: IRA Insights, Maximizing Benefits, and Reaching Full Creative Potential with Hannah Cole

Margo is joined by the incredibly talented Leigh Standley, founder of Curly Girl Design. Lee has been making waves in the greeting card industry since 2003, creating beautifully crafted cards that resonate deeply. In this episode, Leigh opens up about the evolution of her business through the seismic shifts in technology and consumer behaviors over […]

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May 1, 2024

Building a Business that Resonates and Rewards with Leigh Standley of Curly Girl Design

Margo is joined by Aussie Surface Pattern Designer Rachael King. Obsessed with pattern from an early age, Rachael King grew up watching her talented mother making clothes not only for her and her siblings but for bridal and formal events too. While working in her mom’s fabric shop, she mused over how the pattern repeated […]

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April 24, 2024

Pattern Pulse: Fostering Creative Communities and Advocacy in the Australian Design Scene with Rachael King

In this part 2 of 2 episode, Margo is joined by founder of Lonesome Pictopia, Melanie Nead. Rooted in American tattooing, the wild spaces of the Pacific Northwest, and the belief that all work should be a force for good, Lonesome Pictopia is a woman-owned design collective creating magical worlds with original wallpapers, textiles, and […]

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April 17, 2024

From Tattoos to Wallpaper: The Impact of Authenticity and Creative Drive with Melanie Nead (Part 2)

Margo is joined by founder of Lonesome Pictopia, Melanie Nead. Rooted in American tattooing, the wild spaces of the Pacific Northwest, and the belief that all work should be a force for good, Lonesome Pictopia is a woman-owned design collective creating magical worlds with original wallpapers, textiles, and murals. After fifteen years as a custom […]

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April 10, 2024

From Tattoos to Wallpaper: The Impact of Authenticity and Creative Drive with Melanie Nead (Part 1)

Margo is joined once again by surface pattern designer, intuitive art maker, and course creator Jessica Swift. As a child, Jessica sported a nearly-permanent Crayola marker stain on her left arm, from pinky to elbows so, naturally, she became an artist. She creates colorful, uplifting artwork and manufactures her own products in her studio in […]

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April 3, 2024

The Creative Journey to Inner Freedom: Using Art Making as a Portal for Personal Discovery and Self Expression with Jessica Swift

Margo is joined once again by artist, metalsmith, teacher, creative business coach, writer, and entrepreneur Megan Aumen. Megan has built a multi-faceted business around her passion for art, design, and creativity. In addition to her eponymous jewelry line and various other creative pursuits (including textile design, painting, and sculpture), she runs Designing an MBA, where […]

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March 27, 2024

Permission to be an Artist: Valuing Art Beyond Problem-Solving and Advocating for Artists in the Age of AI with Megan Auman

Margo is joined by book-loving, notebook-hoarding literacy teacher educator who is on a mission to change lives one book and one notebook at a time, Stephanie Affinito. Stephanie blogs about the power of leading literate lives and podcasts weekly on books and reading, writing and notebooks and everything in between. Stephanie shares about the transformative […]

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March 20, 2024

Leading a Lit(erate) Life: Crafting a Book Apothecary, Embracing Reading Rituals, and Rediscovering Creativity Through the Power of Reading and Writing with Stephanie Affinito

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