Conversations with Creative Women Volume Two: Pocket Edition

Conversations with Creative Women Volume Two: Pocket Edition


By Tess McCabe

By popular demand, all three volumes of the Conversations with Creative Women series are now available as advice-rich, lightweight, throw-it-in-your-bag books ready for you to dip into for inspiration whenever you have a pocket of time.

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Each of the Conversations with Creative Women books features exclusive interviews with creative Australian women about the varied paths that have led them to their current achievements. Learn how women juggle work, creativity, small business and the demands of family and life at various stages of their creative careers.

Volume Two features 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

Independently published and printed in Australia.

About the author:
Tess McCabe is a graphic designer and independent publisher. As a graphic designer, the founder of Creative Minds and former 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. 

Praise for the Conversations with Creative Women series

So thoughtfully curated and beautifully designed... I am seriously impressed with the finished product.
— The Design Files
Interview is a genre that’s easy to consume but hard to master and McCabe seems to have hit the nail on the head, really letting the interviewees speak about their journeys, never interrupting to speak for them, and it truly lets the artistry of the women involved shine.
— Pelican Magazine
Calling all creative souls intent on getting serious about their business this year – I think this might just be the New Year boost you need!
— Studio Home Online
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