New Podcast Interview: Guest Appearance on TMBA with CatCoq


New Podcast Interview: My Guest Appearance on TMBA

When does an artist become an entrepreneur? I discussed this idea and more during my interview with TMBA Podcast.

The show is used in business school curriculums across the USA and has been downloaded over 1,000,000 times in 100+ countries. It was an honor to make a guest appearance on my favorite business and entrepreneurship podcast.

I had the opportunity to speak about how I've carved out a living for myself as an artist/entrepreneur while traveling the world full-time.


Art and entrepreneurship don’t have to be mutually exclusive. In fact, the skillsets are often complementary. I shared my story of how I went from working a 9-to-5 while living with my parents to traveling the world on my own terms.

I’ve made my career licensing my artwork and designs through companies like Target, Urban Outfitters, and Bed Bath & Beyond. On the podcast, I spoke about how I navigated the journey from living in my childhood bedroom while paying down my student debt to successful solopreneurship, without sacrificing the creative fulfillment along the way.


  • Why I prefer to work as a solopreneur

  • How I got started selling my art online

  • What my experience has been like working with larger brands

  • What happened when celebrities started wearing CatCoq designs

  • Why I have recently taken to teaching entrepreneurial skills to other creatives


About TMBA Podcast

Cohosts Dan Andrews and Ian Schoen created TMBA podcast as a way to share entrepreneurial stories. The mindset of the TMBA community is, as one reader put it, to “create more value than you capture.”

Themes often discussed on the show are:

  • Old-school business know-how

  • The artisanal approach to entrepreneurship

  • The permanent travel lifestyle

  • Books Heuristics for generating business ideas Bootstrapping (vs. “startups”)

  • Post-corporate life

  • Community building and events

  • The globalization of sub $10,000,000 businesses

  • Apprenticeship and mentoring

  • Team building, culture, and management


Thank you, Dan and Ian, for the opportunity to share my story!