In this episode I chat to illustrator and creative, Stacie Bloomfield. We had a wonderful (nearly hour-long) chat about all things creative including her thoughts on why you need to give yourself margin in your creative pursuits. Stacie talks about her illustration business, why she takes herself off on creative retreats and shares some truly inspiring quotes on creativity too. This really was an inspiring conversation for me and I hope you find it does the same to you too. About Stacie Acclaimed Surface Designer, Author, Entrepreneur and Sought After Teacher. Spend 5 minutes with Stacie Bloomfield, and you will immediately be ignited by her ENTHUSIASM and PASSION for helping creative entrepreneurs. She is a living idea factory. Her energy is contagious. Best of all, she practices what she preaches: that we were MADE TO ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER. Stacie has been creating artwork for brands and products around the world since 2009. Over the past several years, Stacie has traveled and taught to hundreds of students around the country, sharing her passion for design, making, and business growth. Her journey of being an illustrator began out of necessity: to financially support her husband who was a graduate student and to take care of her growing family. Through hard work, determination, and A LOT of trial and error, Stacie has become a force in the creative world, earning respect from her peers with her transparency, vulnerability, and dedication to the industry. Her illustration business, Gingiber, is now a thriving company with products sold in over 800 stores and has licensing deals with major brands. Monthly Membership: Creative Powerhouse Society (enrollment reopens in October) https://www.leverageyourart.com/membership Products at Gingiber www.gingiber.com Book: Give Yourself Margin: https://gingiber.com/products/a-give-yourself-margin-book-lya?variant=39433349070936 Free Income Stream Guide: https://learn.staciebloomfield.com/guide More Information For more information about this podcast please visit the Creativity Talks webpage here: www.creativitytalkspodcast.co.uk If you have enjoyed this podcast you can support me on KoFi here: https://ko-fi.com/susanyeates You can also find me online at www.susanyeates.co.uk or on Instagram @learninglinocut
8 - Stacie Bloomfield on Becoming a Successful Artist
Craft to Career
I remember hearing things like, "Don't be an artist. You can never earn a good income that way." Stacie is here to prove that idea wrong. In this episode we cover: Stacie's story on becoming a successful artist. Different revenue stream ideas for artists. Different business aspects creative needs to think about. The 'Leverage Your Artwork' course. Learn how and when Stacie crossed the Million Dollar Income mark When and how to hire people to help you with your business.
203 | How to Negotiate Licensing Contracts with Stacie Bloomfield, Gingiber
Proof to Product
Hey friends! Considering additional revenue streams for your business? Ever thought about licensing? It’s true that most of the seasoned product based businesses have multiple arms of their business: they might sell wholesale, retail, license art, have a brick & mortar shop or offer drop shipping….. there are a lot of ways to build a profitable, sustainable business. That’s why I brought on Stacie Bloomfield. Stace has an abundance of experience in licensing and has been creating artwork for brands and products since 2009. Her brand, Gingiber, has products sold in more than 800 stores. In 2020, Stacy began educating the creative community about licensing through her course Leverage Your Art AND she published her first book! ON TODAY’S EPISODE: How she didn’t always envision the business she runs today Her path of starting her business How she stumbled across her first licensing deal Why you have to think of pitching as a numbers game What artists need to prepare prior to pitching licensing deals How Stacie approaches her art licensing The pros and cons of licensing your art Best strategies for getting in front of licensing partners How to put your best foot forward when negotiating licensing deals Ranges you can expect for rates for one off designs How she had to adjust her business model in 2020 What she wishes she knew before licensing her artwork Tools and systems she uses in her business FOR FULL SHOW NOTES, RESOURCES AND A TRANSCRIPT, HEAD TO BIT.LY/PTPEP203 SLOW STEADY GROWTH ARE HOW STRONG BUSINESSES ARE BUILT Building a business is a long game, won with patience, fortitude, intentional decisions and passion. Inside Proof to Product LABS, you’ll receive the support, education and accountability to move your business towards your goals. Join Proof to Product Labs, our 12-month group coaching program built specifically for product based business owners: https://www.prooftoproduct.com/labs FOLLOW PROOF TO PRODUCT Follow Proof to Product on Instagram for the latest updates: https://www.instagram.com/prooftoproduct/ JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST If you'd like to receive more information about our upcoming episodes of Proof to Product including show notes and information about our guests, head over to www.prooftoproduct.com and sign up for our email list. Be sure SUBSCRIBE, REVIEW and SHARE Proof to Product with all of the product based business owners that you know!
Laura and Nikki interview Stacie Bloomfield, a perfect example of a Startist. Stacie has been creating artwork for brands and products around the world since 2009. Today we learn more about how her illustration business, Gingiber, went from an Etsy start to the thriving company that exists today. Gingiber has had products sold in over 800 stores, along with licensing deals with major product brands. Stacie’s a Moda fabric designer, a published author, and an amazing educator. At a time last year when product based businesses were really suffering, Stacie pivoted and shifted her focus into teaching all the amazing knowledge she’s learned over the last decade to other artists, to show them how to leverage their artwork across multiple revenue streams. She’s the creator of the Leverage Your Art course, as well as the Creative Powerhouse Society membership. She’s incredibly passionate about the industry and super generous with all of her knowledge. We’re excited to have her share that knowledge today with you. TOPICS DISCUSSED: Stacie's Startist story and Etsy beginnings (2:32) Getting started with wholesale and working with Grace Kang (6:23) Exhibiting at trade shows (12:54) Finding her own voice (16:30) Growing her social media presence and wholesale business (18:25) Getting into licensing (22:37) The importance of multiple revenue streams (28:34) Working with a business accelerator (30:53) Growing her business (34:32) What would Stacie do differently? Advice she would give her past self (37:47) Pivoting her business in 2020 (43:51) Creating the Leverage Your Art course (49:52) How Stacie manages her time, projects and team (55:43) The story behind her book, Give Yourself Margin (1:03:47) Creating live art retreats and the importance of self-care (1:07:30) Launching the Creative Powerhouse Society membership (1:12:11) Having the courage to ask for help (1:15:50) How her brand name Gingiber was chosen (1:21:24) Stacie’s free 52-page guide to creating multiple income streams in your creative business (1:22:50) Read more and find links to all mentioned resources in the STARTIST SOCIETY SHOW NOTES: startistsociety.com/staciebloomfield JOIN THE STARTIST SOCIETY FB GROUP: facebook.com/groups/startistsociety/ FOLLOW STARTIST SOCIETY ON INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/startistsociety/ LIKE WHAT YOU HEAR? BUY US A COFFEE BOURBON: buymeacoffee.com/startistsociety/
Shattering the Starving Artist Stereotype Featuring Stacie Bloomfield
Shownotes(2:11) What are you obsessed with?(7:53) Introducing Stacie Bloomfield and Gingiber(19:23) Paid content vs Free Content(27:45) How prioritizing mental health can benefit your business(34:40) What’s next for Gingiber?(40:30) Advice from Stacie(43:20) Wrap up(44:35) Rapid fireLinksBryan FittinLoren LewisGingiber Instagram Quotes“I have been trying so hard to like make a book deal happen for years. I’ve been trying to just force a lot of things, and as soon as I kind of exhaled a little bit and relaxed and just started kind of focusing on something else, all this really beautiful stuff started happening in my life.” (12:46)“You have to get really good as a creative of knowing, like, why you’re doing what you’re doing and let that be your guide for the decisions you’re making.” (18:17)“You want to give someone with your free content a quick win so that they walk away and really feel like, wow, something in my career shifted, or I have a new perspective that I didn’t have before, and they make the connection between you being the person that helped them get there.” (23:26)
204: Gingiber - The Art of Business Becomes The Business of Art with Stacie Bloomfield and Gingiber
The Startup Junkies Podcast
Welcome back everyone! This week, Caleb Talley, Jeff Amerine, and Matthew Ward talk with Stacie Bloomfield, founder and artist of Gingiber. Gingiber is a creative company that aims to encourage and inspire others to live their fullest lives through workshops, products, and other areas. In this episode, some of the insightful information you will get to hear about include: Gingiber's pivot during COVID-19, the process behind creating a timeless product, and the management of quality behind a product. Listen in on this great episode!
On today’s episode of the While She Naps podcast we’re talking about building an illustration business with my guest, Stacie Bloomfield. Stacie Bloomfield is the founder of the company Gingiber, based in Springdale Arkansas. She is an illustrator and printmaker who sells prints, stationery, fabric, and homewares in over 500 retail outlets around the country. She has collaborated with many retailers, including West Elm, Brooklyn Industries, The Land of Nod (now Crate & Kids), Moda Fabrics, Chasing Paper Wallpaper, and has been featured on Design Sponge, Martha Stewart.com, and others. She is also one of the founders of the Creative Social Retreat. +++++ Today’s episode is sponsored by AmyBarickman.com.Amy’s award-winning book, Vintage Notions: An inspirational guide to needlework, cooking, sewing, fashion & fun! shares lessons and wisdom from The Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences which was founded in 1916 by Mary Brooks Picken, who Amy coined “the fairy godmother of modern sewing”. Amy’s site offers a wealth of inspiration and information based on her extensive collection of vintage sewing and fashion treasures. Follow her blog and newsletter as she curates timeless wisdom, fascinating stories, and handmade style. Join & receive the “Welcome” printable which includes labels and recipe cards as well as a Magic Pattern for the Cropped Jacket. Subscribe to the Amy Barickman Studio YouTube Channel for more Vintage Made Modern inspiration. +++++Get the full show notes for this episode on my blog, whileshenaps.com, where you can sign up for my email newsletter to get the best in sewing, blogging, and small business delivered right to your inbox each week.
Eps. 16 - Stacie Bloomfield from Gingiber talks about NOT apologizing for being YOU + the ups and downs of running a successful product based business!
Rainy Day Diaries
Today’s episode of Rainy Day Diaries is with Stacie Bloomfield from Gingiber. She has SO many wise nuggets for you about life, business, and trying her best to balance the two of them. She also talks about how she’s grown her business to include multiple staff members, trade shows, and about following her illustration dreams! Also, fun story.... I was SO excited to interview Stacie from Gingiber, and I'm pretty sure we scheduled our date WAY in advance, but I ended up interviewing her like two hours before I went to the hospital to get induced to have Ollie.As always, thank you SO MUCH for listening!To read more show notes head to www.jeniphelyn.com/podcast or email me at Jenipherlyn@gmail.com with any questions or suggestions! :D
In part two of my candid chat with Stacie Bloomfield of Gingiber, we are speaking about finding your own voice and developing it over time in your work. Stacie has so much experience trying new things which gives her a lot of insight to speak with. I'm excited for you to hear this episode on the podcast today. If you missed the first part of our convo catch up on it here. For full show notes and links mentioned in this episode, visit merriweathercouncilblog.com/50 For more free handmade business advice, visit merriweathercouncilblog.com/podcast
Recording season three of the podcast was a huge treat for me. I got to speak to several brilliant and inspiring people. Hopefully you have had a chance to check out the interview I did with Kara of Kara's Vineyard Wedding and the crazy-helpful episode I recorded with Amy Northard. Today I'm excited to share yet another jam-packed conversation with you! This very special two part episode features Stacie Bloomfield of Gingiber. It's going to resonate with so so many of you, I just know it. For full show notes and links mentioned in this episode, visit merriweathercouncilblog.com/49 For more free handmade business advice, visit merriweathercouncilblog.com/podcast