Karen Ahuja, a local freelance artist, joins this episode of The Startup Junkies Podcasts to discuss her upbringing as a graphic designer turned painter in the Northwest Arkansas region. Karen shares her story, explaining how she went from a hobbyist to a business woman who now has prints of her paintings sold in stores such as; HomeGoods, TJ Maxx, and many more! As an artist, she describes the cultural pressure she felt towards trying to make a profit. However, her ability to leverage social media lead her to a rewarding, successful career. Karen also details her outline for The Welcome Pineapple Project. Where she is raising awareness for post-adoption challenges through art. Karen also shares how she exercises her mind through creativity and hard work, so she is always ready to take on new challenge.
Karen’s Instagram: @KarenAhuja
Karen’s Website: http://www.KarenAhuja.com
The Welcome Pineapple Project: http://www.karenahuja.com/welcome-pineapple.html
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Hosts: Jeff Amerine & Michael Iseman