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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.

Nov 22, 2019

International Outsider Artist, Flavia Testa is a rebellious free-thinker whose raw, unapologetic work drew me to her. We share our thoughts on pursing an art career without formal training from an art school, how pushing risky concepts in her art has been rewarding, how being a “third culture kid” with UN Diplomat...


Nov 17, 2019

In this episode I spoke with model, Lily Lightbourn about how someone from the tiny island of Bermuda is working with some of the biggest brands and publications in the world, what it’s like working with a modelling agency, the casting process and what it’s like backstage at a major runway show. We also talked...


Nov 10, 2019

I chat with hip hop artist Maje about his passion for music, how winning $10,000 in the Viola Desmond Singing/Songwriting Competition simultaneously made his mother a believer and proved to himself that it’s possible to make money from music. We discussed the importance of having systems in place to help hip hop...


Nov 2, 2019

On episode 30 I interview award winning Filmmaker, Public Speaker and Mental Health Advocate, Tyler Simmonds. We talk about his film projects, about growing up in North Preston, where masculinity and mental health in the Black community intersect, what it was like working on the Bell Let’s Talk campaign and I...