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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.

May 25, 2019

On this episode of Art Pays Me, I interviewed Amara Kanté, world renowned Master Percussionist, Composer and Artistic Director. We talked about Amara’s passion for preserving and sharing African culture through music and words.

We also had a brief appearance by Crystal John from the Mulgrave Park Caring and Learning...


May 18, 2019

In episode 7 I interviewed Dion Walcot, the entrepreneur behind Martk’d, a dynamic custom shoe design competition. We discussed his background and how he uses his past experience as an athlete from a tough environment in his business and how artists are similar to athletes. We also talked about why education is just...


May 11, 2019

Today on the show, I interview Tied Up Tee, a rope artist, photographer and general creative. I love Tee’s work but I admit that I’m a little scared of it. We’ve been able to chat a few times in person at various events and I love her energy, her drive and that she’s not afraid to ruffle feathers with her art.


May 4, 2019

I met Kemmy when he was my barber at a shop called Ascension. He wasn’t as talkative as the other guys but he would pipe in with a sharp verbal jab periodically to get us laughing. Then I later found out he was a NSCAD student and he told me about his interest in customizing sneakers. I’m not a sneaker head so...