“And every day the world will drag you by the hand yelling, “This is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!” And each day it’s up to you to yank your hand back and say, “No. This is what’s important.””

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-Iain Thomas

I once told my friend on the phone “I can’t imagine not being an artist, and I also can’t imagine being an artist without sharing what I’ve learned with others.” There are two parts to my business: making art and teaching others. 

I believe in the self-taught artist because I am a self-taught artist. I’m here for the moms carving out time to learn Illustrator while their babies sleep. I’m here for the people who followed a path they thought they should, only to abandon it for the path they actually want. I’m here, with keyboard shortcuts, encouragement, and dad jokes. 

i love learning, i love sharing,
what can i do for you?



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I help fellow artists with creative encouragement (imposter syndrome, perfectionism, resistance); Guidance with process and technical training (Photoshop, Illustrator, Surface Design, etc); and goal setting and accountability (because working towards goals is uncomfortable). Coaching is done via Zoom in a small group of like-hearted artists. 

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