We talk with Dane Ault and Ashlie Hammond, the founders of Monkey Minion Press. Dane is an artist and graphic designer. Ashlie is a creative copywriter and crafter. Together, as Monkey Minion Press, they produce art prints, T-shirts, greeting cards, kids’ books, and much more. Monkey Minion’s first Kickstarter campaign, for their book “Eureka! The Art of Science”, just blew past their initial funding goal of $8,500, and will close at more than $32,000.
This week, N4AL talks with Espionage Cosmetics. Espionage is currently in their second Kickstarter campaign, looking to crowdfund the next wave of their innovative nail wraps, new licensed products and company expansion. We talk shop with Jaimie Cordero, Chad Downing, and Christal VanEtten about how they’ve leveraged fandom, social networks, and surprise celebrity support to build an ever-growing company on their own terms, and without debt.