This is me without the constant distraction of Instagram in my life.

This is me without the constant distraction of Instagram in my life.

In this episode I talk about my Instagram hiatus and why I felt the need to remove the app from my devices for the whole month of August.



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Creative on the Side is  produced and edited by Jess Couture. 
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Today's guest is Anna, a woodworker who manages the Instagram account, Scanna Industries. We talk about how she got into woodworking, interior decorating, plants, creativity, and how sharing her work on social media has led to real connection with people who share her interest.



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Creative on the Side is  produced and edited by Jess Couture. 
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In this episode I'm talking to fine artist and graphic designer Bret Taylor. Bret is my first guest who supports himself full time with his passion, and we get into the pros and cons of that as well as working freelance, the process he goes through to make is unique art pieces, art business and marketing, and more!


About today's guest

Bret Taylor is a full time fine artist, part time graphic designer, and all around cool and interesting guy!

Find bret online

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/BretTaylor/posts
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bretinvancouver
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bretinvancouver/
Email: howyadoin@gmail.com

mentioned in this episode

That Jeremy Renner video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ27iS1mkuo
Pinterest search results for artist Bob Peak: https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/333899759873029084/
Artist Shanna Van Maurik: https://www.instagram.com/nogobed/
Artist M W Bowen: https://www.instagram.com/mwbowen_artist/
Siri shortcut to save and copy your Instagram hashtags: https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/55346bf3aa6e4d93abf6293f075dc9d2
RetroSupply Co brushes for Procreate and Adobe products: https://www.retrosupply.co


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About the show

Creative on the Side is  produced and edited by Jess Couture. 
You can learn more about the show at jesscouture.com/podcast and follow the show on Twitter.

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Today I'm talking to Stu Hunter, a visual effects artist by day who's taking what he loves about his day job and turning it into a killer personal project! We get into his scientific artistic process, struggling with analysis paralysis, and the pros and cons of doing VFX for the film industry.


About today's guest

Stu Hunter is a visual effects artist with a love of photography, filmmaking, and teaching.

Find Stu online

Website: https://www.fiftytwopixels.com/

Mentioned in this episode

That Shia LaBeouf video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0u4M6vppCI
App - PhotoPills: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/photopills/id596026805


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Jess at Cannon Beach, OR - Photo by Graham Cook

Let's catch up! In this episode Jess coming at you solo to talk about getting bored, as well as filling you in on some news and updates. It gets a little discombobulated when she starts thinking out loud, and the episode turns into a sort of verbal brain dump.


Mentioned in this episode

Note to Self podcast
Bored and Brilliant book
Jess on YouTube

About the show

Creative on the Side is  produced and edited by Jess Couture. 
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Jess in front of Haystack Rock on Cannon Beach, OR - Photo by Graham Cook


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Today I'm talking with Leah about her character Piuu the Baby Koala, her journey to architecture, and moving from France to Canada.


About today's guest

Leah Mason is an architect from Paris who is the creator of Piuu the Baby Koala.

Find leah online

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/piuu_thebabykoala/

mentioned in this episode

App: Affinity Designer
App: Procreate
Brushes: Retro Supply Co. | Bardot Brush
Book: Daily Rituals by Mason Curry


About the show

Creative on the Side is  produced and edited by Jess Couture. 
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In this episode I'm speaking to elementary school teacher, Lindsay Bayne about how she uses creative teaching methods in the classroom as well as how she got creative fulfillment before she was able to do so in her day job.


About today's guest

Lindsay Bayne is an elementary school teacher, social justice activist, and an all-around creative person who's creative expression has taken many forms over the years. 

Find lindsay online

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LindsideOut
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lindsaybayne/

mentioned in this episode

Drag is Magic by Nina West on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/45jsVEXlXDkmppTsEQcvxT?si=x5Du_2w1QfiCJ4MIjfICjQ


About the show

Creative on the Side is  produced and edited by Jess Couture. 
You can learn more about the show at jesscouture.com/podcast and follow the show on Twitter.

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In this episode YouTuber and camera gear reviewer, Scott Graham takes control of the conversation to ask me about my favourite podcasts, my sleep habits, and my newfound sobriety. Don't worry, we do get around to talking about his creative work as well.

In this bonus episode Scott and I get a little shady and spill a little tea. I have a wild story time moment and YouTuber Scott Graham talks about why people are mad at him for travelling. Am I going to regret posting this?


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About today's guest

Scott Graham is a photographer (even though he says he's not), and a YouTuber specializing in reviewing photography gear. He maintains a gorgeous Instagram of great urban photography and just launched a brand new website. 

Find Scott online 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/crackersbc
Website: https://digitalemulsions.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/wflbc
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wflbc/

Mentioned in this episode

Podcast: Creative Pep Talk
Podcast: Don’t Keep Your Day Job
Podcast: Sleep With Me
Podcast: My Brother, My Brother and Me
Podcast: The Adventure Zone
Podcast: Do By Friday
Merlin Mann, one of my favourite internet people
Podcast: Stuff You Should Know
Podcast: Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
The Patreon page where you can help support this very podcast!

About the show

Creative on the Side is  produced and edited by Jess Couture. 
You can learn more about the show at jesscouture.com/podcast and follow the show on Twitter.

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Hot Tub, aka Ryan Krumins is a human ray of sunshine. In this episode we're talking about the Vancouver music scene and industry, Ryan's long history with music, and how he learned to produce music from a very limited knowledge base. I was genuinely interested in hearing about the technical side of electronic music!


About today's guest

Ryan Krumins is a social media strategist by day, and DJ by the name of Hot Tub the rest of the time! The music he produces is a positive ray of sunshine, just like the man behind it. 

Check out Hot Tub online

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0KlXFeUn8uyeCUnSdGv6s7
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/hottubdj 
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8KX90ywCfYXVbJ93rl8Dmg
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hottubdj
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hottubdj/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hottubdj/

Mentioned in this episode

That episode of Don’t Keep Your Day Job

About the show

Creative on the Side is  produced and edited by Jess Couture. 
You can learn more about the show at jesscouture.com/podcast and follow the show on Twitter.

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In part two of Jess's conversation with Geoff Gauthier of The Blowouts, we have a lot of laughs, we have the GIF/JIF debate, and it gets heavy in the second half when Geoff discusses his struggles with concussion rehab therapy. 

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About today's guest

Geoff Gauthier is a musician on the side of his demanding day job. But that's not all, he's also a dad! 

Find Geoff online 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/geoffgauthier 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mistergoats/

Find The Blowouts online

Website: https://theblowouts.ca
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theblowoutsvancity/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/vancityblowouts

About the show

Creative on the Side is  produced and edited by Jess Couture. 
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It's our first two-parter! Jess had such a wonderful conversation with Geoff Gauthier (punk rock dad) that they filled almost two hours and we couldn't find anything we wanted to cut. In part one we chat with Geoff about his journey with the band he plays in, The Blowouts, as well as the creative aspects of his day job. But bring tissues for next week because part two gets really heavy.

That’s Geoff on the far right.

That’s Geoff on the far right.


About today's guest

Geoff Gauthier is a musician on the side of his demanding day job. But that's not all, he's also a dad! 

Find Geoff online 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/geoffgauthier 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mistergoats/

Find The Blowouts online

Website: https://theblowouts.ca
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theblowoutsvancity/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/vancityblowouts

About the show

Creative on the Side is  produced and edited by Jess Couture. 
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In this episode Jess chats with photographer and all around creative person, Kayla MacInnis. We cover great topics like authenticity on social media, making an effort to maintain a social life, and taking control of your quality of life rather than just going through the motions.


About today's guest

Kayla MacInnis is a a photographer on the side of her day job. Tired of going through the motions, she grabbed her life by the you-know-whats and started living with passion and purpose. 

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Find Kayla online

Website: https://www.kaylamacinnis.com 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/raisedbythesea/ 

Mentioned in this episode

Donate mascara wands for wildlife rescue: https://www.appalachianwild.org/wands-for-wildlife.html 
Cathy Heller - Don’t Keep Your Day Job podcast: https://www.dontkeepyourdayjob.com/podcast 
Libby app: https://meet.libbyapp.com

About the show

Creative on the Side is produced and edited by Jess Couture. 

You can learn more about the show at jesscouture.com/podcast and follow the show on Twitter.

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In episode three Jess if flying solo talking to you about being a beginner at things. Even the greats were at one time beginners in their craft. It's ok not to know everything!


Mentioned in this episode

Podcast: Creative Pep Talk

About the show

Creative on the Side is produced and edited by Jess Couture. 
You can learn more about the show at jesscouture.com/podcast and follow the show on Twitter.

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In episode two Jess is chatting with podcaster Derek Bolen who made some huge changes in his life a few years ago that freed up time for so many fulfilling creative pursuits.

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About today's guest

Derek Bolen has a full time day job and does freelance work, and yet he still has time to cohost a podcast, build a community, and tweet....a lot. 

Check out Derek's socials and many projects: 
Podcast: Outrage Factory
Instagram: van_sober
Instagram: deeek
Twitter: hurrrdurrr

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Creative on the Side is produced and edited by Jess Couture. 
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In episode one, illustrator-on-the-side Jess Couture is chatting with writer, blogger, and funny woman Deepali Parhar who within the last few years has begun to live her life with authenticity, even if it's against her parents' wishes.

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About today's guest

Deepali (Dee) Parhar has a full time day job, but on the side she's a writer and blogger. Check out Dee's blog and find her online on Instagram and Facebook

About the show

Creative on the Side is produced and edited by Jess Couture. 
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