608 - The Collection with Huck Gee - Part 19: Camilla d'Errico

Navigate through the colorful world of Camilla d'Errico as Huck Gee and Mark Brickey sit down with her for the next part of The Collection. With her unique style and vibrant palette Camilla has had her Italo-Canadian hands in everything from vinyl toys to socks to surrealist paintings that leap off the canvas. Split open rainbow heads and little button noses have paved the way for an empire of art that resonate with lifelong fans and new comers alike. One component that sets Camilla apart is how she sells her work and the multi-tier pricing that makes owning a piece from her collection an affordable venture at any budget level. Books, Skillshare classes, and countless Cons continually expand her reach and helps pave the way for new opportunities that will keep Camilla at the top of the game for a long time to come. There is so much to learn from an artist who finds a balance between the fun of creation and the business side of it all that keeps a career going so get ready to open those oversized Manga eyes even wider as The Collection interviews Camilla d'Errico.

Talking Points

  • Hunting at festivals, awkward accents, and other Italian trivialities. 
  • Overcoming teachers' expectations and making live art. 
  • Budgeting your time for social media and letting the audience in on the process. 
  • Minimums and price points in vinyl and the role of resin for modern makers. 
  • International distribution, building your US Audience, and Canada's third world postal service. 
  • Playing the Etsy game to grow your business and turning one painting into many sellable pieces. 
  • Taking inspiration from yourself. 
  • The Blank Show gets ramped up for a return. 
  • Affordable price points at every level. 

Circle Of Trust Talking Points

  • The long road to publication and what it takes to get to the printed page. 
  • Beyond fruit bowl paintings and the why behind How To Books. 
  • Staggered advances, royalty percentages, and the options of distribution. 
  • The respect a fan base deserves as they follow on your journey. 
  • Shady neighborhoods that Huck calls home and the wild older brother to Canada. 
  • Camilla takes on more feminine Manga Skillshares. 
  • Expanding your social media audience and outsmarting the algorithm. 
  •  Video tips for Instagram. 

Check out Camilla's first AID Encounter when Designer Con came through town. This episode of The Collection focuses more on the mental game that any creative has to stay ready for across their career.

You know how at the end of this episode Mark shared some incredible tips for social media. Well there are plenty more chicken nuggets like that in an entire workshop with DKNG on social media strategies. 

In this interview with another one of our favorite Canadians, Jason Edmiston, he lets us into his thought process behind turning one painting into several pieces that keep his art empire continually churning.