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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.

Feb 23, 2020

Deedee Morris is a fantastic photographer. I was introduced to her work when she asked me to participate in a portrait series called Shifting Polarities. The series consists of portraits that explore the fluid spaces of gender and our connection with the non-human world (both organic and synthetic) from a range of...


Feb 16, 2020

Maurice Cherry is an accomplished creative strategist who received the AIGA’s Steven Heller Price for Cultural Commentary in 2018 and in the same year was listed as one of The Root’s 100 most influential African Americans. We talked about Maurice’s mission to increase the profile of Black people in the...


Feb 9, 2020

A. Harmony is a Writer and Emcee whose work and commentary can be found on CBC, Exclaim!, Bustle and more. She talks about the impact a formal music education had on her and how having experience as a recording artist and music writer gives her additional credibility as a journalist in the hip hop space. We both shared...


Feb 2, 2020

Tina Essmaker is a Coach, Writer and Speaker who I credit with being one of the biggest inspirations for this podcast and my creative journey. Tina, together with her former husband and business partner cofounded an online publication called The Great Discontent, that featured in-depth conversations with highly...