Good Company

By Grace Bonney

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Good Company (@goodcompanyzine) is a weekly podcast about the intersection of creativity and business. Good Company provides motivation, inspiration, practical advice, and a vital sense of connection and community for creatives at every stage of life. Each episode of Good Company will focus on honest, open conversations about the ups and downs of creative life. (Theme song by Lame Drivers

Episode Date
Change Makers with Tavi Gevinson, Nora Gomez-Strauss of Public Art Fund and Jen Tolentino of Rock the Vote
Change Makers Tavi Gevinson of Rookie, Nora Gomez-Strauss of Public Art Fund and Jen Tolentino of Rock the Vote discuss how they use their platforms and work to affect check. LIVE from the 2018 Issuu Generators Summit
Dec 11, 2018
LIVE From SF: Building Community + Self Confidence with Shakirah Simley, Reem Assil, Windy Chien and Esmé Weijun Wang
LIVE from our San Francisco launch party at Books Inc, Shakirah Simley, Reem Assil, Windy Chien and Esmé Weijun Wang talk about imposter syndrome, building community, overcoming fear and giving yourself time to feel and learn from failure.
Dec 02, 2018
LIVE From Seattle: Ageism and Honesty with Shauna Ahern, Davora Lindner and Erika Dalya Massaquoi
LIVE from our Seattle launch party at The Riveter, local entrepreneurs Shaun Ahern, Erika Dalya Massaquoi and Davora Lindner talk about ageism, comparison and turning fear into creative fuel.
Nov 27, 2018
Kathleen Hanna on Transforming Spaces with Music and Design
Musician, Artist and Activist Kathleen Hanna talks about the similarities between music and interior design (two of her loves), the importance of listening as much as speaking up, and how she's learned to give herself boundaries, time and space for creative work.
Nov 19, 2018
The Importance of Inclusion and Advocacy with People of Craft co-founders Amélie Lamont and Timothy Goodman
Amélie Lamont and Timothy Goodman discuss People of Craft, their online database showcasing creatives of color. We talk about how they met, the difference between diversity and inclusion, why the world needs more advocates (rather than allies) and why all design is inherently political.
Nov 13, 2018
Designer Tuesday Bassen on Staying True to Your Voice and Values
Illustrator and owner of the eponymous size-inclusion fashion brand, Tuesday Bassen, talks about learning to become her own boss and being an effective leader. She talks about growing up in Nebraska in a family of entrepreneurs, the ups and downs of social media, and learning to speak up for what she believes in.
Nov 06, 2018
Orlando Soria on Imposter Syndrome and Staying Afloat as a Creative
Designer Orlando Soria discusses his path to design, how a community of creative friends in the entertainment industry helps keep him supported and how he manages to keep an honest and transparent voice online despite the pressure to be "perfect".
Oct 30, 2018
Nicole Gibbons on Life, Work and the Myth of Overnight Success
Designer Nicole Gibbons discusses launching her new paint startup, Clare, and the myth of overnight success.
Oct 15, 2018
Adam JK Discusses Life, Death and Redefining Success
Graphic designer, artist and author, Adam Kurtz (Adam JK), discusses the importance of transparency in life and work, why we should embrace tough times in order to appreciate good ones, and why the internet's ability to connect people gives him hope for the world.
Oct 08, 2018
Loveis Wise Talks About Setting Intentions and Resisting Competition
Artist and designer Loveis Wise discusses the importance of setting intentions in work and life, how to resist the urge to see colleague as competition, and the importance of representation in artwork.
Oct 01, 2018
Justina Blakeney Discusses Radical Honesty and Diversity in Design
Artist, designer, author and speaker Justina Blakeney discusses radical transparency online, the difference between perceived success and reality and the importance of diversity in design. She shares her story from studying world cultures in school to her first boutique in Italy to starting a thriving design empire in Los Angeles.
Sep 24, 2018
Genevieve Gorder Discusses Career Longevity and Reinvention
Designer Genevieve Gorder discusses career longevity and reinvention with Grace Bonney. Genevieve talks about how she got her start on Trading Spaces over 15 years ago and how she's transformed as an artist and business woman.
Sep 17, 2018