Episode 010: Conquering the Feature of Failure {Natalie Rodriguez Ivicek}

This week’s guest is artist Natalie Rodriguez Ivicek of Maps Travel Art, a collection of custom maps and travel art, and Don't Tell Me 2 Smile, an anti-street harassment and anti-gender violence clothing line. We discuss conquering the fear of failure, going out on your own, how she created her own clothing line using drop-shipping tools like Printful, and much more.

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This week’s guest is artist Natalie Rodriguez Ivicek of Maps Travel Art, a collection of custom maps and travel art, and Don't Tell Me 2 Smile, an anti-street harassment and anti-gender violence clothing line. We discuss conquering the fear of failure, going out on your own, how she created her own clothing line using drop-shipping tools like Printful, and much more.

Find Natalie Rodriguez Ivicek online:

 

Other artists and resources mentioned in this episode:

  • Ladies, Wine & Design New Orleans - monthly salon night for creative ladies
  • I met Natalie at the Craftermind event I co-hosted with the ladies of The Palette Social in June 2017.
  • @grita.acallejero - artist group based in Chile creating anti street harassment art
  • M.A.D. Nails - New Orleans nail artist Morgan, who was the set nail tech for Niecy Nash on Season 1 of Claws on TNT. She will be collaborating with Natalie soon on an art project. 
  • Printful - the print-on-demand drop-shipping company both Natalie and I use to print and fulfill our clothing designs
  • Art of Where - another print-on-demand company designed with artists in mind
  • Etsy Manufacturing - Natalie used it to find fulfillment companies to partner with
  • Natalie mentioned listening to the 2 Dope Queens podcast, the audio book version of The $100 Startup and Side Hustle School, and uses the OverDrive App to listen to audio books.
  • They weren't mentioned in this episode, but Natalie also recommends checking out the GIRLBOSS® Foundation, which awards one grant biannually to female entrepreneurs pursuing creative endeavors.

 

Special thanks to:

Eric Laws + Morella & The Wheels Of If for composing the show's theme music

 

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