Creative Industry

A list of all the episodes you will find in the So This Is My Why podcast that features people working in the creative industry, including show notes, links and other episodes that you might find interesting. Past interviewees include artists, dancers, stunt actresses, photographers, writers and more.

Lauren Hom - Artist, Designer, Illustrator,

Ep 66: The Business of Lettering | Lauren Hom (Designer, Illustrator & Hand Lettering Artist)

Lauren Hom is a California-born designer, illustrator & hand lettering artist with a 250k strong following on Instagram. She is known for her use of bright colour palettes & playful letterings and has worked for clients such as Starbucks, YouTube, TIME Magazine, Google and AT&T. She has also been recognised by Communications Arts, the Art Directors Club, the One Club, the Type Directors Club and the Webby Awards.

Nigel Stanislaus - celebrity hair & makeup artist, Mr Maybelline, judge on Australia’s Next Top Model and Asia’s Next Top Model

Ep 58: Nigel Stanislaus (Celebrity Makeup & Hair Artist)

Nigel Stanislaus is a highly celebrated makeup artist who’s been a part of international television shows like Project Runway, X-Factor, Make Me A Supermodel and also a judge on Australia’s Next Top Model and Asia’s Next Top Model.

His editorial works span the likes of Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan L’Officiel, Elle, Marie Claire, GQ, and Esquire and he has worked with celebrities like John Legend, Suki Waterhouse, Kelly Osborne, Gigi & Bella Hadid, Scary Spice – Melanie Brown, and most recently, Jenna Dewan and Tina Arena.

But what is it really like being such a celebrated makeup artist who was known for almost a decade as “Mr Maybelline”? What did it take to get to where he is today?

In this episode, we dive into what it was like growing up in Singapore, how he almost became a professional sniper, discovering the world of fashion and makeup as well as the realities of living the jet-setting life, and what he is now up to since leaving his position as Makeup Director at Maybelline, where he had represented Singapore in NYFW.

Robert James Ashe - head of post production Conan O'Brien, animatic editor beavis and butt-head

Ep 57: Robert James Ashe – Hollywood Editor & Title Designer

Robert James Ashe is a 4-time Emmy nominated editor and title designer, best known for being the Head of Post Production on Conan for nearly 8 years. He has also worked for Conan O’Brien on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour, The 2014 MTV Movie Awards, and his show CONAN on TBS. Rob also served as the announcer, title designer, and lead editor for The Pete Holmes Show on TBS.

Nick Bernstein - Senior Vice President of Late Night Programming (West Coast) at ViacomCBS; executive in charge of the Late Late Show with James Corden

Ep 51.2: Nick Bernstein (Senior Vice President, Late Night Programming (West Coast), ViacomCBS)

Nick Bernstein is the Senior Vice President of Late Night Programming (West Coast) at ViacomCBS & is the executive in charge of the Late Late Show with James Corden.

In Part 2 of this episode with Nick, we explore how the Comcast acquisition of NBC Universal impacted Nick personally, how he ended up being the executive producer of the Pete Holmes show & ultimately (currently!) the executive in charge of the Late, Late Show with James Corden and ALL things related to the CBS show, including how they pivoted during the global COVID-19 pandemic and how Nick himself ended up in FRONT of the cameras!

Nick Bernstein - Senior Vice President of Late Night Programming (West Coast) at ViacomCBS; executive in charge of the Late Late Show with James Corden

Ep 51.1: Nick Bernstein (Senior Vice President, Late Night Programming (West Coast), ViacomCBS)

Nick Bernstein is the Senior Vice President of Late Night Programming (West Coast) at ViacomCBS & is the executive in charge of the Late Late Show with James Corden.

In Part 1 of this episode with Nick, we explore what it was like growing up in Maryland and how he would spend 4 hours every Sunday morning charting America’s Top 40 biggest hits on radio, the impact that Camp Taconic had & continues to have in his life, and how he ended up being an NBC page and working with legendary late night television executive, Rick Ludwin.