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Art Pays Me

The goal of the Art Pays Me Podcast is to help creative people figure out how to use their power to improve their lives and the world. We want to dig into the business strategies of successful creatives in order to break down how they achieved their goals. Art Pays Me is hosted by Artist and Designer, Duane Jones, Founder of lifestyle brand Art Pays Me.

Oct 11, 2021

Vancouver based band daysormay talk about how they started making music and how they’ve made the best of the pandemic. We also talk about their new album, Just Existing and why putting a deadline on your success can be unhelpful. 

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Sep 27, 2021

Graphic Designer and Educator Amy Batchelor shares what it’s like doing exhibition design for the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. We nerd out about design and creativity and Amy’s experience as Casual Faculty at the Nova Scotia Community College. Amy also gives advice about what to include in your portfolio and why...


Sep 21, 2021

John Orpheus is a Trinidadian musician and writer based in Toronto. We talked about his upbringing, his thoughts on creativity, his new book Saga Boy and the musical companion to it – his album, Saga King. 

John Online


Aug 1, 2021

On the 100th episode of Art Pays Me, Designer, Author and Professor Reginé Gilbert shares how her background in fashion, psychology and project management influence her work in user experience, accessibility design and education. We also talk about how transferable skills can be applied to different industries,...


Jun 27, 2021

Rebekah Higgs and I talk about the latest season of home renovation show, DIY Mom that she both hosts and produces. We get into how she runs her business, being a mom and the influence of God in her life. She also talks about her parent’s influence, her background as a performer and how leaning into...