Conversations with Creative Women: Volume Two

Conversations with Creative Women: Volume Two


Following the success of the first Conversations with Creative Women book, Tess McCabe presents interviews with another 16 creative Australian women, about the varied paths that have led them to their current achievements. Learn how women juggle careers, creativity, small business and the demands of family life.

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Independently published and printed in Melbourne, Australia on beautiful uncoated, environmentally friend paper, each woman interviewed in Conversations with Creative Women: Volume Two talks about her career path, offers tips, shares advice, and gives us insights into the passion that fuels creative women.

Featuring exclusive interviews with:

  • Illustrator and art teacher Dawn Tan
  • Letterpress stationery designer Alischa Herrmann
  • Bag & accessories designer Emily Wright of Nancybird
  • Interior designer Anna Spiro
  • Designers Kat Macleod, Simone Elder & Chloe Quigley of Ortolan
  • Ceramicist Shelley Simpson of Mud Australia
  • Stylist Megan Morton
  • Maker Madeleine Sargent
  • Furniture designer Natasha Dumais of Ubabub
  • Film & television director Shirley Barrett
  • Footwear designer and founder Georgia Hobart of Hobes
  • Artist Christine Cholewa
  • Photographer Olga Bennett
  • Book designer Michelle Mackintosh

About the author:
Tess McCabe is a graphic designer and independent publisher. As the current president of Creative Women's Circle, she is passionate about promoting the work of creative women, and aiding small creative businesses and individuals with information to work smarter. Tess is regularly asked to speak to students and professionals alike on the topics of social media, networking and graphic design.

How do we follow a creative path without a clear direction? Where can our abilities take us when we’re not restricted by our expectations of what we ‘should’ be achieving? Tess McCabe’s [Conversation’s with Creative Women] may be described as ‘interviews about the careers and creative lives of 16 Australian women’, but it goes far beyond this humble description; it’s a study into the practice of leading a creative life.
— Portable
A good conversation has the ability to fuel our ambitions, stimulate our creativity and give us a motivational kick up the bottom – so you can imagine how inspired you’re going to feel after listening in on 16 enriching conversations with some of the country’s most creative cats.
— The Weekend Edition
Brace yourself Australia: 16 creative ladies and their thoughts on design, business and life are about to hit a bookshelf near you!
— Peppermint Magazine