The Lightning Rod

The Lightning Rod

www.thecreativefolks.org
What’s up ya’ll! We’re two artists in Atlanta who decided one day to come together to answer questions and talk about the creative industry. Our goal? To spark your next creative project. Project powered by: The Creative Folks www.thecreativefolks.org


24 | Power of Networks ft. Aries Purnell
Oct 25 • 59 min
Today’s conversation is led by Tammy but co-hosted by TCF’s Brand Director, Sheena! We welcomed Aries, Founder of Purnell Film & Media to the podcast to talk about his creative work and the importance of networking. Aries since the age of 14 has built a…
23 | Marion Silverman on Branding
Oct 4 • 59 min
Today’s episode is hosted by Minh Huynh! Marian Silverman is a financial educator with a passion for sharing her knowledge about financial literacy to high school and college level students through her workshops and demonstrations. She is currently…
22 | How to Define Success with Nikon Papi aka Wildy Civil
Sep 27 • 46 min
Today’s conversation is led by Tammy but co-hosted by TCF’s Brand Director, Sheena! We’re interviewing Wildy (pronounced: WILL-DEE) Civil, more known as Nikon Papi. Nikon is a well known photographer in Atlanta who covers all styles. With today’s episode,…
21 | $2,000 Later, a New Mural on the Atlanta Beltline
Sep 22 • 30 min
Today’s episode is hosted by Minh! Cherry Virginia Chandra is a foreign exchange student from Indonesia currently residing in Atlanta. She is a graduate student studying at SCAD Atlanta.Cherry has a passionate love for the environment that she expresses…
20 | Meet Alex Seidenberg and His World of Photography - The Lightning Rod
Sep 13 • 75 min
Today’s episode is hosted by Tammy! We’re diving into Alex’s life on how he moved from Florida up to Atlanta and he’ll drop some gems about doing concert photos! Alex is a landscape and concert photographer, but don’t let it fool you! Alex is currently in…
19 | Let’s Talk About Rise & Grind Culture - The Lightning Rod
Sep 6 • 28 min
You probably saw this coming but we’re back, together, with an episode about rise and grind culture. We talk about what it is, how have we seen it interpreted in the world, and our overall thoughts on it. Do you have a “rise and grind” mentality? How do…
18 | Meet Marion Silverman & Learning Financial Literacy - The Lightning Rod
Aug 30 • 39 min
Today’s episode is hosted by Minh Huynh! Marian Silverman is a financial educator with a passion for sharing her knowledge about financial literacy to high school and college level students through her workshops and demonstrations. She is currently…
17 | Start Up to Start Up, Let’s Talk Business ft. The Cork Bros Studio - The Lightning Rod
Aug 16 • 78 min
Today’s episode is hosted by Tammy Huynh! We invited The Cork Bros, Andrew McCorkle & Mike Corkrum, to come drop some knowledge about business. Tammy shares some business struggles to get their opinions and they came through with really valuable advice.…
16 | Why Art Teachers Hate Anime - The Lightning Rod
Aug 9 • 27 min
Today’s episode is hosted by Minh Huynh! They’ll discuss about looking at anime with a critical creative eye. How anime portrays different races and how it doesn’t provide the basis of human anatomy are just a few critiques Minh has about anime. Let us…
15 | Art School vs. Self Taught - The Lightning Rod
Aug 2 • 34 min
Today’s episode is hosted by Minh Huynh! Minh’s experience stems from a self taught artist into an art student at SCAD. They will talk about the pros and cons of being self taught and the learning curve it took to become an art student! The Lightning Rod…
14 | The New Little Mermaid: Where Do We Stand? - The Lightning Rod
Jul 26 • 27 min
Today’s episode is hosted by Minh Huynh! You’ve heard the tea these past few weeks about the announcement of Halle Bailey casted as The Little Mermaid. The internet was going nuts, as usual, and there were definitely sides to this debate. However, should…
13 | Art Habits to Break - The Lightning Rod
Jul 19 • 30 min
Today’s episode is hosted by Minh Huynh! We’re going to talk about art habits you need to break; some include avoiding social media, marketing, and branding. Let us know what kind of art habits you have that you can’t break out of?…
12 | Interviewing Our Founder - Re-Meet TCF
Jun 14 • 72 min
We’re just a bit past 10 full episodes of The Lightning Rod, so we figured why not interview our internal staff so you can learn more about us as a company. The Creative Folks was founded by Tammy Huynh and she works along side with the TCF staff to…
11 | Explore the World of Agency-Level Photography with Freddy at Imagine Media
Jun 7 • 70 min
Today’s conversation is about working as a “corporate photographer” in Atlanta. While a lot of photographers typically consider freelance as their route, we wanted to be able to cover the other side too. Freddy worked for Imagine Media, a marketing agency…
10 | Taking a Mental Break and Better Your Time Management with Mike Glatzer
May 31 • 72 min
Mike is not your typical wedding photographer. He’s actually a Product Development Engineer here in Atlanta! We found out in today’s episode that his full time job as an engineer takes just as much creativity as it does any other creative job. Today’s…
08 | Minh Shares Their Mental Breakdown Experience
May 17 • 52 min
NOTE: Today’s episode can/may contain triggering words, phrases, and/or scenarios. In this episode, Minh will share their past mental breakdown experience, which resulted to them giving up art for quite some time. We understand that mental breakdowns…
07 | Understanding Therapy and Practicing Self-Care
May 10 • 66 min
Today’s conversation with our first guest, Tameika Cheek, a local Atlanta therapist. In honor of Mental Health Month, we recognize that many people, creatives being a big part of this number, go through a lot of emotional and mental break downs. The…
What’s happening with The Lightning Rod
May 3 • 1 min
The Lightning Rod is a project powered by The Creative Folks. - Questions, comments, sponsors can contact us directly: [email protected] Fun clickables and mentions: Tammy’s IG // Tammy’s Portfolio Minh’s IG // Minh’s Portfolio Let’s hustle.…
06 | What to Expect with Critiques - The Lightning Rod
Mar 29 • 72 min
We’re all about touchy subjects. Today’s conversation is about constructive criticism and taking on critique to your work. We talk about the differences, what are good ways to constructively critique, how to control your emotions when you’re receiving…
05 | The World of Freelance - The Lightning Rod
Mar 22 • 68 min
Today’s conversation is all about the freelance career! Our hosts Minh and Tammy dive in to help you understand more about the freelance lifestyle and career pathway. From pricing to when it’s the right time to do free work, and they’ll even throw a…
04 | Can my work be stolen? - The Lightning Rod
Mar 15 • 39 min
In today’s conversation, we’re hitting the topic of stolen work. As creatives, this is something we face, since we’re constantly posting in a public space. Though Minh and Tammy are not legal experts, they want to shed light on this topic and talk about…
03 | Social Media for Artists - The Lightning Rod
Mar 8 • 43 min
Today’s episode we cover SOCIAL MEDIA! We dive a bit deeper about social media and how useful it can be as a tool for artists and creatives. We talk about feed, aesthetics, followers, and content curation. Share with us your social media profiles and let…
02 | Art Portfolios and Why We Need One - The Lightning Rod
Feb 15 • 70 min
In this conversation, we talk about that one thing every artist probably already has, is in the process of making, or will be getting soon. Art portfolios have definitely transformed over the years, but is still relevant in today’s time. Without one, are…
01 | Finding & Defining Style - The Lightning Rod
Feb 6 • 44 min
Welcome to our very first episode! In this conversation, we cover a topic that can be difficult for other artists to identify: style! Both Minh and Tammy believe that style is ever changing but it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be consistent. This is an…