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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.

Jun 29, 2019

Erin Trafford is an award-winning broadcaster, media and brand ambassador and influencer marketing strategist. We talk about her roots in journalism and as an OG in the influencer game. Erin explains what it means to be a city mouse and country mouse and how she uses those dual identities to win over clients. We discuss...


Jun 22, 2019

On Episode 12 I chat with Architect and Adjunct Professor and lecturer at Dalhousie University School of Architecture, Eric Stotts about what an architect does, what skills an aspiring architect should develop and why it’s important to consider history and human need when creating new developments. We also have a...


Jun 15, 2019

On episode 11 of Art Pays Me, I speak with Grammy nominated, MTV Award and Cannes Lions Award winning Director, Andy Hines about how he went from making videos for clients in Nova Scotia to directing music videos for ASAP Mob and how that gave him the industry credibility to work with other big artists.

Andy shares his...


Jun 9, 2019

Katrina Lopes is the president of KL Management, an artist management company whose roster includes platinum selling and Juno Award winning artist and producer Shawn Desman, R&B/soul artist, actor and cultural curator TiKA, and emerging pop/R&B artist Mandia. We talked about what an artist manager does, setting...


Jun 1, 2019

Alison Knott is a coding queen, graphic designer and instructor with over a decade in the field of all things web and design. She’s also a very talented illustrator and public speaker. She’s also one of the people behind the East Coast Creative Collective (E3C), a monthly artist meetup and has a hand in many other...