Posts in Insight
Create Art That Sells: Youtube Interview with Art Side of Life

I had the opportunity to chat with Iva, founder of Art Side of Life, about my career path as an artist and digital nomad. Art Side of Life is a YouTube and podcast that interviews creative professionals about their day-to-day, the steps it took to reach success, and next steps.

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New Podcast Interview: Guest Appearance on TMBA with CatCoq

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 / entrepreneurship podcast.

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Guest Interview on Ladies of Ludlow Podcast – Digital Nomad Lifestyle, Art Licensing, and Self-Employed Artist

My interview on the Ladies on Ludlow podcast is officially available! 🎙On the latest episode, I speak with host Madelaine about how I got started as a digital nomad artist and left my hometown of Kansas City for Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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2018 Year in Review

I kicked off 2018 in Chiang Mai, Thailand and am ending the year in the exact same place. Despite the consistent bookends, I spent the time in between racing around the world, growing my business, and living life to the absolute fullest.

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New Skillshare Class! Social Media Marketing: Top Tips for Growing Your Followers & Going Viral

My brand new Skillshare class is officially live! It’s packed with my top strategies for using social media to grow your followers and cultivate a strong brand.

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Instagram Takeover with Brit+Co – Creative Crushin' Series

It's no surprise that Instagram is my favorite social platform– it's my go-to for posting all my art and travel pics. Because of this, the ladies over at Brit+Co asked if I was interested in doing an Instagram Takeover of their page as part of their Creative Crushin' series.

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Creative Crushin' – Featured Interview with Brit+Co

Thank you for the feature, Brit + Co! I was interviewed about how I got started as an artist, the inspiration behind each painting, and why I am so passionate about helping other creatives succeed.

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Announcing My New Online Class with Brit+Co: Styling Your Lettering in Photoshop

Want to create textures that make your lettering jump off the page? In my brand new online class, you’ll learn a variety of Photoshop techniques to apply stylistic embellishments and textures to your hand lettering or fonts.

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Speaking Event in NYC: Scaling a Side Hustle into a Business // CatCoq x Skillshare

Last week, I had the opportunity to give a presentation in NYC, hosted by my friends at Skillshare. I spoke about how I transformed my side-hustle (painting) into a thriving business that allows me to travel the world full-time.

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Develop Your Own Style of Art That Customers Will Gravitate Towards // CatCoq x Society6 Blog

A recognizable style of artwork reinforces your brand recognition, makes your portfolio memorable, and will keep your customers coming back for more. You can explore a variety of styles to identify and track best-sellers, then create more artwork in that vein to increase your top-selling pieces.

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Interview with Coworker.com for "Coworkers of the World" Series

Coworker.com reached out to interview me for their "Coworkers of the World" series. If you're a location-independent entrepreneur, chances are you're already familiar with Coworker.com. They connect people with awesome coworking spaces around the world. No matter where you are on the globe, they make it easy for entrepreneurs to find a workspace and community where they can thrive.

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Digital Nomad Cat Coquillette on Scaling a Side Hustle into a Business  // Interview with Skillshare

Skillshare periodically features their top teachers in one-on-one interviews, which helps to demonstrate the broad depth of creatives and professionals who have have found success on their platform. After both of my classes made it into the Best Classes of 2017 List, they reached out to me to understand more about my journey as a creative and educator.

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CatCoq Featured in Buzzfeed's 99 “Limit Breaking Female Founders” Share The Most Important Lessons Learned From Their Experiences

I was profiled by Buzzfeed for their latest article featuring limit-breaking female founders. I joined alongside 98 other entrepreneurial women who are making a name for themselves in their industries. We shared our stories, including the lessons we've learned and the best advice we have to share for others making similar journeys.

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All the Best Ways to Collect Email Addresses (So You Can Sell More Art)

There’s a reason your favorite websites hit you with pop-up windows to collect your email addresses. It’s because they work. Really, really well. I put together her top tips to collecting email addresses so you can start turning your fans into customers.

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My Year in Review

2017 has been one helluva year. It’s my first year of full-time traveling, which has taken me to some uniquely gorgeous places and introduced me to an incredible group of nomadic/entrepreneurial friends. I've packed in a ton and created some of the best pieces in my artwork portfolio. Check it out!

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The Top Ten Best Sites to Learn New Art Skills Reviewed by CatCoq for the Society6 Blog

Society6 asked me to put together a list of my top ten best resources for artists looking to grow their art skills. Check it out here. One key factor for succeeding as an artist is continuing to grow your creative skillset. My portfolio has evolved tremendously over the past few years. I’ve improved my painting techniques, learned time-saving shortcuts, established a solid aesthetic, and kept up with market trends. Utilizing the right resources was key in this journey.

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Drawing Wanderlust // Feature Profile: My Interview with Kansas City's 435 Magazine

I had the opportunity to chat with 435 Magazine about my CatCoq brand, travel plans, and what inspires the artwork I create. The story is published in their October issue, but you can also take a peek at the article online.

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Feature in CEO Blog Nation: 12 Entrepreneurs Share Their Thoughts on Coworking Spaces

CEO Blog Nation invited me to join eleven other entrepreneurs in sharing our thoughts on coworking spaces. (Hint: I love them!) Coworking spaces are shared working environments full of independent activity. Unlike traditional workplaces, coworkers aren't employed by the same organization– they're freelancers, entrepreneurs, bloggers, and online workers.

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Tips for Framing Artwork – Choosing Frames, Matting, and Sizes for Art Prints

Picking out artwork for your home is the fun part. But how do you go about framing it? There are a few tips and tricks you can use to make sure you're choosing the perfect frame for the perfect print. 

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