Kristy Oustalet began her first creative business, Color Me Nola, as a live event painter in 2011 and has been painting on-site at some of the biggest weddings and events throughout New Orleans and nationally. Kristy is also the Director of Operations at Race + Religious, a popular local event venue, where she oversees 100+ events per year and works directly with an array of creative vendors in the city.
Podcasts I Love: Fizzle, Ted Radio Hour, The Accidental Creative
On My Bookshelf: Die Empty by Tod Henry, Art of Work by Jeff Goins, Start with Why by Simon Sinek
Tools I Couldn’t Live Without: YouCanBook.me: free online scheduler, Asana: to collaborate with others + keep my tasks prioritized, andÂ Trello: To Mind Map my big ideas
Justin Shiels has 9 years of experience in communications, marketing, and graphic design. His passion is challenging creative entrepreneurs to make things happen–turning notes on napkins into sustainable businesses. Justin is a professor at Loyola University in the School of Mass Communications and is working on the launch for his second subscription based digital magazine named Curious Tribe.
Tools I Couldn’t Live Without:Â TeuxDeux: Daily to-do list app, Sublime Text Editor: The best text editor for web design, and multiple white dry erase boards for easy idea capturing
Ciera Holzenthal launched her full service graphic design business, Ciera Design Studio, in 2010 after working for years in the advertising industry. She specializes in visual brand development for creatives entrepreneurs and continues to build upon her strong following via her blog where she provides resources on design and business growth. Ciera was an invited panelist at Alt Summit and has been featured on Design*Sponge, Apartment Therapy, DesignLoveFest (just to name a few).