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Good Life Project

I’m truly honored to have been interviewed by Jonathan Fields for the incredible Good Life Project:

Samantha Hahn was born into a world of color and texture and light.

Now a well-known NYC illustrator and author of the forthcoming book,Well Read Women, Hahn’s story is very different from the “counter-industry” stories, like Ann Rea and Lisa Congdon, we’ve featured on past episodes of Good Life Project.

Drawn to the arts as a child, she went to school, got her degree, spent time as a “fine artist” and then teaching. But at some point, the system she was working wasn’t working for her any more. Rather that stepping outside, though, she decided to lean into it. Leveraging the system, but bending it to accomodate the way she felt called to build her craft and her career.

We dive into some really interesting ground in this conversation, including how she broke into the brutally hard to enter world of commercial illustration, publishing and fashion. We talk about the intersection of business and art, why pushing the business side hard and being insanely vision-oriented is one key to success.

We explored how becoming a mom has changed the way she works and creates and lives. And we talk about her forthcoming book, what it’s all about, what inspired her to write and illustrate it…and he she ended up writing a book in the first place.

4 Responses to Good Life Project

  1. lr May 30, 2013 at 7:44 pm #

    made my way here from the good life project. i’ve always believed we never truly stop searching. i think that is why i resonated with your interview. i especially enjoyed the conversation about your feelings towards whether one has arrived or made “it” regardless of the level of success one has achieved. i believe peering over the horizon after enjoying the process of creating one project and seeing the potential of what is ahead keeps me pulling forward. wonderful interview.

  2. evie May 31, 2013 at 4:02 am #

    i love the GLP and was so excited to see jonathan interviewing you today! such a treat. loved this. thank you

  3. Samantha Hahn May 31, 2013 at 11:24 am #

    Thank you so much Evie!

  4. Samantha Hahn May 31, 2013 at 11:25 am #

    thank you so much LR. Your work is lovely btw.

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