Creative Pep Talk Ep. 114 – Your Best Year Yet


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

114 – 9 Ways to Make 2018 Your Best Year Yet

No that title is not a typo.

In this episode we dream big about what an ideal January 1st 2018 would look like, so we can spend a year working hard to get there.

I’ve found I ride the wave that I create the year before. This episode contains 9 of my most effective principles for making the most explosive changes to your creative career.

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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Categories: New Illustration, Podcast

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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2 Comments on “Creative Pep Talk Ep. 114 – Your Best Year Yet”

  1. December 20, 2016 at 6:11 am #

    These are my favorite podcasts.

  2. December 20, 2016 at 9:08 am #

    Hello Andy! I really enjoy and benefit from the content of your creative podcasts. I wonder if you have transcripting available or if you have considered transcription for the podcast? I enjoy it, but sometimes am not in a place where I can listen. Thank you for your great work!


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