124. Rediscover Your Passion, Build an Art Business, and Maintain a 9 to 5
Justine Swindell is a DC native multidisciplinary artist fusing retro vibes with visual storytelling. She collaborates with businesses, publications, and everyday people to create vibrant branding designs, murals, and illustrations. Through pop-ups, art shows, and workshops, she sells and teaches art and showcases how one can use art to inspire and impact a community.
In this episode, we learn how Justine’s journey helped define the artist she is today. She chats about the importance of diversifying income and deciding what types of work to take on. We also discuss why she has chosen to work full-time while running an art business and the importance of not putting pressure on your passion.
4:28 Justine Swindell’s background
17:31 Turning art into a business
25:01 Diversifying your income
37:40 Types of work Justine takes on
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