We asked experts from a broad range of industries to open up to us about things they know about their industry but that we probably don’t and we’ve shared some of those responses below.

Zoey B Scheler | Ceramic Artist and Teacher

As a ceramic artist I am often commissioned to make speciality mugs, from a specific pattern to a specific size. What people often don’t realize is how long it actually takes to make one mug. Because of the finicky nature of the porcelain I use, I can’t make just one, I often make three with the hope that one will make it through both firings crack and flaw free. Sometimes all three make it through and I luck out with an addition two I can sell but sometimes only one survives. Read more>>

Bailey Race | Illustrator, Designer, and Creative Director

How much goes into one poster/piece, hands down. There’s been more times that I can count where folks are surprised that that poster artists are a thing, let alone that it can be a professional career – it’s one of those things that many don’t put a second thought into, you know? After that conversation is started and I explain all of what goes into every single piece, from conception to completion, people are even more surprised that almost 125-150 hours are poured into every single thing that I create, but it’s absolutely a labor of love. Read more>>

Don Amiche | TV / Radio Host | Voice Talent | Consultant

As an On-Air Personality, I have had the pleasure to work in the radio industry for close to three decades. I have held just about every title it has to offer, from program director to creative services. The one thing that I can tell you about my industry that you might now know is, it is in the perfect storm of chaos, causing it to die a slow death. Read more>>

Bao Er (Fiona) Ho | Previs Animator

Working in the pre-visualization industry can be very vague because its pre-vis process takes shape after the director. You could be working on-site with all the other film crews, or you could never even see the director. Sometimes you get complete freedom on creating shots creatively, other times you are given storyboards to replicate. However, no matter how the pre-visualization process took place, it never fails to keep the movie within budget and essentially make a better movie, both visually and storytelling-wise. Read more>>