she makes an [IDENTITY] part 2

In this inspiring in-person episode with a live audience, we are joined by Ashlea Kiiing of Kiiing Creations who celebrates Black culture through visual storytelling, Kathy Phan of Kathy Phantastic who creates stationary, stickers, and magnets that feature her Texan and Asian American identity, and Nicole Bernard of NB Makes which is a ceramic, tableware and jewelry company. All of these ladies sell at Mosaic.

We discuss representation, discrimination, and race in the independent artist space, pandemic projects that went “rogue”, how to express and honor your culture through your work, and using your creations to empower others.

Host: Katy Sensenig Schilthuis
Guests: Ashlea Kiiing of Kiiing Creations, Kathy Phan of Kathy Phantastic, and Nicole Bernard of NB Makes


She Makes questionnaire:

Maker Toolbox: 
Graphic Design: Canva
Accounting and Bookkeeping: Quickbooks
Organization and Project Management:

She Makes, a podcast // @shemakesapodcast

Ashlea Kiiing // @kiiingcreations 

Kathy Phan   // @kathyphantastic 

Nicole Bernard  // @nb.makes 

She Makes is a podcast focusing on female makers + creative business owners. We share stories, discuss hot topics in the biz, and educate you on small biz tools, tricks, and life.

Expect chats on essential lessons learned as women in business - and hear incredible stories from women who have paved their own paths. Listen to conversations on complex topics like mental health, imposter syndrome, and self-care. And learn about how to run your own biz: with tips and tricks on topics like marketing + PR, local markets, pricing your products, finding funding, and more.

Season One