Jen Mussari

COMMERCIAL ARTIST

Interview with The Start Podcast

Jen Mussari
Look at me lookin' all pensive. Thinking thoughts. Or probably just staring at nothing.

Look at me lookin' all pensive. Thinking thoughts. Or probably just staring at nothing.

Cookie-baking buddy and neighborhood pal Patrick B Johnson graciously invited me to an interview on his podcast, The Start. I've been trying to get better at communicating my thoughts and ideas verbally lately, so while I am still a little nervous about interviews in general, I was excited to chat with my friend for this episode. Listen in here!

The Start is all about how people got to where they are now. I love this podcast because often the interviews are very much about personal lives and stories rather than business. I got to take this opportunity to share a little bit about how my upbringing, art school, and my crummy retail job helped to shape my current situation as a freelancer. Also, hear my weird mumbly Philadelphian accent and my Hank Hill impression! Not my best. I save that for parties. I talk through what is was like to be a weird art kid surrounded by football players in high school, and how I came to realize that there is a place in the professional art/design world for me. You'll also hear a bit about my first freelance gig, having a part time job, and generally being in this weird new generation of hand lettering artists and illustrators.

I'd love to hear your thoughts and feelings on Twitter, if you have any insights or reactions while listening!