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    11/1/22 Secondary Colors Episode 20: Growing Your Commercial Photography Business With Asia Brynne

    Photographer Asia Brynne gives advice for being a successful commercial photographer. Asia talks about diversifying your business and navigating the fine line of work you're passionate about and work you can make a living off of. Get Asia's practical tips for shoot day. We also chat about crafting your dream career through the winding road of entrepreneurship. Nick and Dale take a deep dive into how to answer media interview questions and talk Black Friday marketing and how it applies to your art business. ...And if you like drone flying horror stories this one's for you! 

    Asia Brynne's work can be found at www.openwaterproductions.net

    Mahalo to our sponsor Hawaii Magazine!

    Mahalo as always to our Producer Dale Rutledge (@thewalkingdale)

    Broadcast from Nick Kuchar Shop in beautiful Kailua Town, O'ahu, Hawaii.

    10/1/22 Secondary Colors Episode 19: Design Client Communications & How to Fail Forward with Jonas Claesson

    Artist Jonas Claesson joins the guys to share words of wisdom on how to get helpful direction and quick feedback from your clients (from the initial design brief!) to revision stages and presenting the finished product. They talk ways to avoid creative burnout and the amazingly coined feat of learning how to “fail forward.” Even Jonas’ worst fail ever comes with practical advice you can take and apply today to avoid it yourself. Nick and the Australia-based guest discuss their upcoming NFT releases while Tracey shares his advice on communication with your team and vendors. PLUS the most epic of showdowns - THE Australia vs. Sweden World Championships! What? That's right, it's episode 19, friends!

    Jonas Claesson's work can be found here: jonasclaesson.com

    Mahalo to our sponsor Hawaii Magazine!

    Mahalo as always to our Producer Dale Rutledge (@thewalkingdale)

    Broadcast from Nick Kuchar Shop in beautiful Kailua Town, O'ahu, Hawaii.

    9/1/22 Secondary Colors Episode 18: Exploring NFTs and Web3 with Collective Strangers Eric & Noah

    An often requested topic from our listeners, this deep dive takes us into Web3, NFTs and art on the blockchain. A must listen convo with guests Eric & Noah of Collective Strangers serves as a great intro-guide for creatives entering the space! The team also talks new studio releases, physical vs. digital collecting and Nick's upcoming NFT PFP collaboration with Collective Strangers. World traveling photographer Eric Rubens additionally shares his tips on networking, telling your story and furthering your creativity. Noah AKA Passion shares his knowledge of the Ethereum network, practical advice for minting NFTs and how to find opportunities in this new frontier. It's time for episode 18, friends!

    SHOW NOTES:
    Collective Strangers
    On the web: www.collectivestrangers.xyz
    On Twitter: @strangersxyz
    @nickkuchar for a sneak peek of the pfp Collection!

    Photographer Eric Rubens: @erubes1 on twitter & insta

    Mahalo to our sponsor Hawaii Magazine!

    Mahalo as always to our Producer Dale Rutledge (@thewalkingdale)

    Broadcast from Nick Kuchar Shop in beautiful Kailua Town, O'ahu, Hawaii.

     

    8/1/22 Secondary Colors Episode 17: Creative Director Best Practices with Noa Emberson

    Onward Creative Art Director and Artist Noa Emberson joins us to discuss the ins and outs of working with clients and gives practical tips on successfully directing a design team. How do you avoid an endless loop of revisions? How do you get properly compensated for your work? What does a client look for in a designer or creative agency? This one is a topical and insightful look into the way a creative's brain works and the team ends the show with a fun game of "This or That."  It's time for episode 17 of Secondary Colors!

    Mahalo as always to our Producer Dale Rutledge (@thewalkingdale)

    Broadcast from Nick Kuchar Shop in beautiful Kailua Town, O'ahu, Hawaii.

    7/1/22 Secondary Colors Episode 16: Ask Me Anything with Nick & Tracey

    After a long hiatus (thanks, COVID) the boys are back in town with episode 16! Nick & Tracey sit down with producer Dale to answer all your "Ask Me Anything" submissions from social media. From business tips to family life, and never discussed before topics like NFTs and Web3, the guys reveal a plethora of fun facts about the adventures of Nick Kuchar Art & Design Co. Join us now, friends!

    Mahalo as always to our Producer Dale Rutledge (@thewalkingdale)

    Broadcast from Nick Kuchar Shop in beautiful Kailua Town, O'ahu, Hawaii.

    5/1/22 Secondary Colors Episode 15: Family, Faith & Fast Surfboards with Brian Bent

    We dive headfirst into the intriguing life of renaissance man Brian Bent. From kookboxes to homemade hot rods, family-band punk rock and his myriad of creative ventures. The gang goes deep on advice for positive thinking during the darkest of times (even during tragic family loss) and how the right mindset to constantly put yourself out there can lead you to unexpected success. Nick, Tracey & Dale also chat about recent outer island adventures and how to find the sweet spot of challenging yourself and pushing through discouragement. 

    Mahalo as always to our Producer Dale Rutledge (@thewalkingdale)

    Broadcast from Nick Kuchar Shop in beautiful Kailua Town, O'ahu, Hawaii.

    4/1/22 Secondary Colors Episode 14: Captains, Contracts and Community with Jack Soren

    Nick, Tracey & Dale are back with the one 'n only Captain Jack Soren to discuss his catapult to success in the art world and all the ups and downs in business that can go with that (all while trying to stay true to your art.) Nick 'n Tracey had an event-filled weekend around the island while Dale became an official Kailua resident right by our shop. Guard your Juneshine folks, it's time for episode 14 of Secondary Colors!
     
    Find more of Jack's work here: www.jacksorenart.com
    Follow Nick on Instagram: www.instagram.com/NickKuchar

    3/1/22 Secondary Colors Episode 13: Humility, Happiness and Haircuts with Photographer John Hook

    Nick, Tracey & producer Dale are joined by photographer John Hook in a discussion about the creative process of being a professional art creator. Is your work for your audience or do you make it for yourself? Is there a way to genuinely balance both? John also gives some great wedding photography tips from his years in the biz and Nick offers some bite-sized advice ... unsolicited, of course. Join us, friends!

    Mahalo as always to our Producer Dale Rutledge (@thewalkingdale)

    Broadcast from Nick Kuchar Shop in beautiful Kailua Town, O'ahu, Hawaii.

    2/1/22 Secondary Colors Episode 12: Absorbing the Journey of Surfer Towel's Christie Shinn

    Creative artist and owner of Surfer Towel, Christie Shinn drops in for a chat about the importance of well considered decisions regarding product design feedback and the right (and wrong) times to say "Yes!" to projects. Nick offers unsolicited advice on that very topic while a returning Tracey shares his recent US Citizenship story which prompts a Canadians-are-people-too themed round of "The Hot Seat" with their guest from the north. 

    Mahalo as always to our Producer Dale Rutledge (@thewalkingdale)

    Broadcast from Nick Kuchar Shop in beautiful Kailua Town, O'ahu, Hawaii.

    1/15/22 Secondary Colors Episode 11: Brewing Passion Into Success with Juneshine's Forrest Dein

    JuneShine Hard Kombucha Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer Forrest Dein joins Nick & Dale (thanks to a quarantined Tracey) to share some ways JuneShine found success and national growth since the brand's 2018 start. Focus on company culture, engaging Ambassadors, establishing (and staying committed) to your brand ethos and more plus Tracey delivers some "Unsolicited Advice" from home and Nick fails horribly at his own show's game ... all right here on Secondary Colors! 

    Mahalo as always to our Producer Dale Rutledge (@thewalkingdale)

    Broadcast from Nick Kuchar Shop in beautiful Kailua Town, O'ahu, Hawaii.

    1/1/22 Secondary Colors Episode 10: The Long And Winding Road to 2022

    Happy New Year, friends! We're kicking off 2022 with Episode 10, and our producer (former FOX Sports host) Dale's got a mic?! Nick, Tracey & Dale reflect on their varied careers over the past 25 years and what brought them to where they are today.  This episode contains practical advice about merchandising your art and tips on how to treat a new year as a jumping point to new goals.  They dive into how opportunities don't always have the potential they seem and why you can learn more from a job you can't stand versus one you love.  This episode has it all, folks, chicken barns, spilling food in customer's laps and moving across the country for Pamela Anderson.  All this and more on Secondary Colors with Nick Kuchar and Friends!

     

    Mahalo as always to our Producer Dale Rutledge (@thewalkingdale)

    Broadcast from Nick Kuchar Shop in beautiful Kailua Town, O'ahu, Hawaii.

    12/15/21: Secondary Colors EP.9: Distil Union's Kickstarter Advice & How To Battle Burnout

    This week's holiday episode of Secondary Colors features Distil Union's Nate Justiss & Lindsay Windham (https://distilunion.com) and focuses on the keys to a successful Kickstarter campaign and advice on what to do when creative burnout rears its ugly head. Nick & Tracey also discuss new holiday items available at the Nick Kuchar Art & Design Co. and the importance of giving back to those in need when you can, regardless the season.

    Mahalo as always to our Producer Dale Rutledge (http://www.instagram.com/TheWalkingDale)!

    Broadcast from Nick Kuchar's Art Studio in beautiful Kailua Town, O'ahu, Hawaii.

    Resources & Show Notes:

    Nate's picks: 

    Lindsay's picks:
    Here's the Kickstarter How-To Zine "Getting Stuff Out of Your Head and Into the World" by Craighton Berman.