DWYWR #44: Mandy Porta- Children's Illustration, Licensing your Artwork, and Getting Clear on your "WHY" / by Jordan Hefler

Do What You Want Radio | A Podcast for Creatives, Hosted by Jordan Hefler

In this episode, I talk with children’s illustration artist Mandy Porta about licensing your artwork, raising creative girls, and getting clear on your “why" as a creative entrepreneur.


  • How Mandy encourages creativity through her illustrations

  • Why kids aren’t as creative these days

  • How Mandy is trying to “raise creative girls” and how that has become a big part of her business

  • How I saw this hand lettering artist Laura Hom speak at the most recent Crop conference and thought her talk about personal projects was really compelling

  • What surface illustration entails

  • Creating a business that prioritizes family

  • Creating doodle pages for her kids

  • Spoonflower is the fabric website we talk about

  • Licensing your artwork and using that as an income source

  • Mandy’s hand lettering workshop she has coming up! RSVP on Facebook here

See Mandy’s artwork at @mandyporta, http://mandyporta.com/ and @raisingcreativegirls

Keep up with Jordan at www.jordanhefler.com and @jordanhefler