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Espionage Cosmetics

In Business & Marketing, Misc, Podcast by Nerd For A Living

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.

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‘How to be a Nerd for a Living’ panel from C2E2 2014

In Art, Business & Marketing, Comics, Live Panels, Misc, Podcast by Nerd For A Living

Recorded at Chicago’s C2E2 2014, this panel of nerd industry professionals discusses different types of jobs that exist within pop-culture. Each speaker talks about their career path, from education to on-the-job experience. Topics include small business start-up, the challenges of working for yourself versus corporations, networking and more. Panelists include Lorenzo Lizana (art director, Lion Forge comics), Andy Schmidt (owner, Comics Experience and Brand + Entertainment Solutions), Jaimie Cordero (CEO and art director, Espionage Cosmetics) and Pat Loika (Comixology, the Loikamania Podcast). Moderated by Nerd For A Living’s Wendy Buske.