Creative Pep Talk Ep. 110 – How to Know What to Make


A podcast of quick casual thoughts on finding your thing in the design and illustration world by illustrator and designer Andy J. Miller.

In this episode we discuss how to know what work YOU should be making. I share my process of gathering ideas and how I’ve determined the type of content I’d like to feature in my work.

This isn’t just about personal work. Yes it may start there, but that personal work will lead to the type of clients you get too. This is why it’s so important to dig deep and get clear on what you want your work to be about.


Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at

Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music.

Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes!

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Author:Andy J. Miller

Andy J. Miller is an American illustrator who works with the likes of Nickelodeon, IDEO, Chronicle Books, Converse, Sony, Smart Car, Mental Floss, Real Simple and Bloomberg. He's most known for his self-generated work, The Indie Rock Coloring Book, The NOD daily drawing project, the collaborative exhibit Color Me ______ with Andrew Neyer and his podcast Creative Pep Talk.

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