Everyday Talent Podcast

Ep 11. You don't need to suffer to be creative with Chad Hopson

August 21, 2022 Betty Xie Episode 11
Everyday Talent Podcast
Ep 11. You don't need to suffer to be creative with Chad Hopson
Show Notes

I'm sure you've heard the saying that "artists suffer for their art."  You have to be a tortured soul, and you have to be able to push through the pain. 

What if there are a lot of bs in that narrative?

What is a more holistic way to look at creatives’ relationship with mental health?

My guest, Chad Hopson, shares with us his journey of self-discovery and helping others to uncover their creativity. We chatted about the good, the bad, and the raw stuff about diving into a creative pursuit, and how might that pursuit allow us to achieve greater awareness of ourselves and the world around us. 

Key highlights of this episode 

  • Chad shares his journey and life lessons on discovering himself through creativity
  • How he deals with difficult life situations 
  • How the designer mindset helps him in different life aspects
  • The role of mental health in his creative career
  • Advice for people in nurturing their creative potential

Key Takeaway: 

  • Making art can improve our mental health because it allows us to give voice to feelings and ideas that are difficult to put into words. 
  • Define success for yourself, and never use a broad term that everyone else uses as a goal.

Chad Hopson is a multidisciplinary artist focusing on mental health and the power of creativity. His brand So Indifferent provides graphic design services, but at its core, it aims to help others realize their own creative potential.

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The Everyday Talent Podcast is produced by Betty Xie and Benice Detoon.