Rod Mendez - Feeling Behind, Strict Clients, and Working for the Companies YOU Want,

We have Freelance Concept Artist and Illustrator Rod Mendez join us. Hailing from Brazil, his journey as an illustrator travelling to North America is very inspiring. We talk about the feeling of losing time and being behind, working for the companies you want to work for, and dealing with clients who don't give you creative control. Consider checking out his Artstation and his Instagram! Hope you enjoy the episode.

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Vince Blais - Authenticity in Your Work, Creative Styles, and Why You Should Vlog

We hang out with Vince Blais. He's a digital content creator with an emphasis on travel content. We dive into the idea of authenticity, why everyone should vlog, as well as figuring out your own creative style. If you haven't seen his work before this, find him on Instagram and on YouTube.

Give him a follow and send him a message, he's always open to discussions and sharing his insight as a creative.

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Dani Nowosad - Living Up North, Struggling with Multiple Choice Questions, and Having a Creative Partner

Dani joins us and shares her experience doing research up north, and her journey to get to where she is today. I've known her from way way back, and her story is incredibly inspiring. We talk a bit about having a creative partner, the struggles of a student, and living a sustainable life. For anyone thinking of doing sciences, or has some curiosity of that world, hope this gives you some insight into that!

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Stephan Azulay - Balancing for your Body, a Stable Living as a Dancer, and Putting Your Heart On the Stage

We spend some time with Royal Winnipeg Ballet's Second Soloist Stephan Azulay. After being introduced to me as a chef, he shares more of his experience bouncing around the world as a dancer. We talk about taking care of your body, putting your heart out on the stage, and bringing yourself into your role. Super fantastic discussions, and if you've ever been interested in the RWB, consider supporting Stephan and the ballet!

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Kurt Andrew - Doing What You Love, Using a Disposable Camera, and Living Your Truth

A couple weeks ago Kurt sent us a message saying he was enjoying the podcasts. We then asked him if he would be down to be on the show. After meeting with him, here we are now. We talked about seeking out people that share the same mentality as you, expressing gratitude, and shooting double exposures with a disposable camera. Super chill dude, so I hope you enjoy this episode. And consider sending him a message and support him on his personal project in creating a community.

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Movies with Matar - Current State of the Movie Industry, Being Super Professional, and Creative Direction versus Better Reception

This episode, we talk to Matsya and Abrar, hosts of the podcast Movies with Matar. I actually had no idea what they did before they showed up to record, but once we got to talking it was just on. We talk about the current movie industry state, writing a compelling story, and watching La La Land. Huge thanks to them, so definitely check them out on their socials and listen to their podcast!

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Sherry Sobey - Mindset and Perspective, Expanding on your Passion, and Being Vulnerable

This episode, we talk to Sherry Sobey. Owner of Generation Green and Acorn Cafe, I actually messaged her since Serena pointed me to The Wildflower Project. Little did I know we would share so many similar perspectives when it comes to wellness and life. We talk about finding out where you're meant to be, expanding on your passion, and the growth from being vulnerable. Hope you enjoy.

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Mason Calanza - Spiderman Fangirling, Communicating through Design, and Staying Creative

Idea Conjurer, Fresh Perspective Patron, and Unorthodox Solutionist Mason Calanza is an Illustrator and UI/UX Designer He joins us for an episode of the 2M Creative Labs Podcast and shares his story and process. I met at a previous company called iQmetrix. We gush about Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse, but also about personal branding and keeping design simple.

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Justin Ladia - Being Pecha Kucha Winnipeg's Organizer, Making your City Creative, and Handling Personal Branding

This episode we chat with a very creative graphic designer who is also Pecha Kucha Winnipeg's organizer Justin Ladia. We talk about what Pecha Kucha is and how he got his start, how to make your city a more creative space, and handling personal branding. Super fun, lots of great rambling, as well as insights on how to deal with the various challenges of being a creative.

Enjoy and be sure to give him a follow as well as Pecha Kucha Winnipeg!

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Keo Necra - Compartmentalizing Your Life, Break Up Advice, and Having Fun While You Do Things

This episode features the mutlifaceted, insightful, and downright hilarious Keo Necra. 

I had no idea what to expect when I was initially told she was a fitness model. She's got tons of experience in so many things so it's hard to be specific with her title. But in this episode, we talk about her experience as a social media manager, the difference between a good and bad creator, and compartmentalizing your life.

Super fun, lots of hot takes as well as tips to give you a boost in your own field.

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Geneva Discovery - Switzerland Social Media Influencer

Marie Laure, founder of the Instagram page Geneva Discovery, sits down and shares how she finds and maintains balance in her creative life, setting boundaries for herself, and conquering self doubts. The very first international podcast guest, please give her some love on Instagram! And if you liked this episode, please please please share it with your friends!

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2M Creative Labs - The Origin Story

We always ask other people about the origin story, and we realized we haven’t really shared our own. How 2M Creative Labs came to be, this partnership, and the strengths and weaknesses we each possess. Give this one a listen if you’re curious on the 2M Creative Labs Origin Story

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Juanmigs_ - Content Creator, Cloud Person

I’m not one to write much about me but I guess this is the episode where I share my own thoughts on the podcast. Learn about my thoughts on social media and how it can be a positive or negative, and why I think we stop ourselves from trying things!

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Serenachandesign - Designer, Photographer, Strategist

On this episode, I sit down with Serena Chan, a photographer, designer, and strategist. I’ve learned so much from her and have been so lucky that she supports a lot of what 2M stands for. From her organizational skills, to her ability to decipher my “cloud”-ness, working on 2M with her has been nothing but fun. Give this one a listen!

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The6Pod - Dancer, Hustler, Podcaster

Hey there! Time for another write up. This episode's a little bit different. We collab with Rowin from The 6Pod. Such an incredibly hard working and humble dude who's got his own podcast. It’s a two part episode and we explore our thoughts in depth. Such a fun episode, looking forward to doing more collabs with this guy!

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Dp.cnmtgrphr - Filmmaker, Visual Storyteller

As an aspiring filmmaker myself, Darryl is a huge inspiration for me and I personally learned a lot from him during this episode. From his origin story, investment in expensive gear, to his personal how to on storytelling, I am so glad he was kind enough to jump on and provide this much value.

If you're a filmmaker and love that creative medium, there's tons of inspiration and knowledge to be had from this episode. Let's get that bread.

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