In this episode of the Indie Show series, we chatted with Dannie Fountain and Adam J. Kurtz

A bit of background here. Dannie is a marketing and business strategist for creative entrepreneurs. Earning her business acumen working in marketing for brands such as Whirlpool and H&R Block, she has a combined 9 years experience as an entrepreneur and strategist. Dannie now currently works at Google. Adam J. Kurtz (aka @adamjk) is an artist and author whose illustrative work is rooted in honesty, humor and a little darkness. His newest book, Things Are What You Make of Them, is available now.

Watch our interview with Dannie and Adam below — hit the play button and enjoy!

Discussed in this episode:

  • 00:50 How and when Dannie and Adam met
  • 09:51 Dannie’s recent book and being an author
  • 13:24 The importance of being “multi-passionate”
  • 17:55 Adam’s book snapshots
  • 19:50 Replication and trademark in art
  • 28:41 “Shop Art Theft” and cases of independent creators’ works being stolen
  • 37:42 Copyrights vs trademarks
  • 43:01 Trademarks, popular phrases or slogans, and the risk of “genericide”
  • 52:15 Wrapping things up

Check out Dannie’s books!

Check out Adam’s books and art!

Connect with Dannie & Adam on social media!

Dannie’s LinkedIn: Dannie Lynn Fountain
Dannie’s Twitter: @dannielfountai

Adam’s Instagram: @adamjk
Adam’s Twitter: @adamjk
Adam’s Tumblr: @adamjk

You can find more Indie Show episodes at www.indielaw.tv — and tune in live at www.indielaw.live. The Indie Show is a live chat hosted by Joey Vitale, the attorney for creatives behind Indie Law. Every week, Joey brings on a business expert to shed light on different aspects of running a creative business.