On the fourteenth episode of Radically Honest, your host Dasom Lee interviews Forbes 30 under 30 Artist Amber Vittoria. Embracing femininity and the human form, her handmade paintings are enamoring. With clients from Google, Facebook, Snapchat, Warby Parker, The New York Times, and NBC to Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Adidas, and more, even HuffPost and Teen Vogue praises her. Her mellow voice will infuse you with strength—don’t hesitate to click “play.”
Her childhood love was painting, which catapulted her career in graphic design. From Victoria’s Secret Web Designer to Art Director for luxury and fashion Fortune 500 companies, her capabilities have flourished the corporate goals of notable brands. Her advice? Be your own PR person. With a strategy coined the “warm” call, Amber excels in advocating for her pieces’ worth. Reach out to others in your industry to gauge rates—you may be underpaid.
Here’s a surprise: she works off of her kitchen floor and dining room table. Her 100K followers may envision her in a decked-out art studio, but the reality is much more sensible. Although her visually thought-provoking pieces are often similar, the approach is different and this creates variety.
“Success means to be able to be happy doing what I love, taking a break from that when I need it, and enjoying life with the people I love the most.“ – Amber Vittoria.
Don’t fall prey to America’s warped sense of success. Despite the high costs, the vibrant energy of the people of New York City keeps her there and drives her on the daily. So, how can you courageously pursue a career in the arts? Listen to the episode to find out.
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