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The Collection returns for its possibly final installment with a live performance from Designer Con with Camilla d'Errico and Alex Solis. The life of a creative can take a lot of unexpected twists and turns and this episode focuses in on the optimism and hard work it takes to break through to the other side. When do you start to find your own style? Will I no longer have to live by spreadsheets once I'm successful? How do I kick myself into gear to get things done? The Collection answers all this and more as Mark Brickey and Huck Gee delve deeper into the world of business that surrounds art before and after the live Designer Con portion of the show.
- The 8th Tube of Christmas gets opened up and shipped for free domestically with a chance to win the Day and Night versions of Raku.
- Sex talk on The Collection and hard Camaro disses.
- Drowning in the big projects.
- Pricing a forty part toy bike and blindly following your passion.
- The tipping point in production when you work in house.
- Why should you get out of your bubble and into a convention?
- Trying to control the chaos while taking stock of your time.
- Bringing in pop culture to bring in an audience.
- The process behind creating a series and making each piece have some sort of meaning.
- Losing over 10,000 followers because of your subject matter.
- Does the final product dictate the initial sketches?
- Planning for complexity, price point, and structural engineering.
- When did your work start to look like your work?
- The 10,000 hours to develop your style.
- Finding your heroes and making what you love your own.
- Persistence in the only patch to take.
- Jumping in feet first and figuring it out as you go along.
- Balancing what you want against what your audience wants against what galleries tell you will sell.
- Refining your vision and staying optimistic with no end in sight.
- Staying invigorated by pushing into new territories.
- The difficulty behind breaking out of your own shell and showing people your work no matter how weird it is.
- How do you kick yourself into gear to get something done.
- Mark gets his bubble burst.
- Huck's goals for 2017 and leaving San Francisco.
- The current workflow from pencil to plastic and the back and forth of finding the form.
- The many hats you don't think you'll have to wear as a sole proprietor.
- Spreadsheets over sketchbooks.
- Accounting for flexibility in your business plan and figuring out what is within your control.
- Will The Collection return next year at all?