The certified money coach discusses how she merged the worlds of film and finance to launch a practice catering to creative professionals.
Check out Terry Ibele’s Animation Industry Podcast, featuring a new podcast every week focusing on the stories of today’s animation professionals - how they got to where they are and what they learned along the way. Now home to 234 episodes, the podcasts cover all areas of the industry, including storyboarding, writing, animating, directing, visual development, and game design. Guests have included returning guest Aaron Augenblick; the notorious JJ Villard; Spike & Mike’s Spike Decker; Disney Director John Musker; Sony Lead Animator Humberto Rosa; Frederator’s Fred Seibert; Tumble Leaf’s Scarlet Nelson; and many others from major animation studios all over the world.
Podcast EP 234: Money Coach Victoria Mateo with Finance Tips for Artists
This episode features Victoria Mateo, a Certified Money Coach who used her background in film and finance to launch her practice last year, catering specifically to creative professionals. In this chat, Mateo covers misconceptions artists have about finances and the four steps they can take to set themselves up for a better financial future.
Tune in to Ibele and Mateo to hear:
- One thing you can do right now to reframe your current financial situation
- How to figure out your value as an artist and charge appropriately
- Helpful tips on how to increase your financial literacy
Ibele has begun to publish the interviews as videos as well – you can find previous interviews here!
- Check out Mateo’s website
- Follow Mateo on Instagram
- Follow Mateo’s Money Awareness Path (MAP) on LinkedIn
Ibele, himself a stop-motion animator (see AWN’s Fresh Takes piece on his whimsical short, The Silly Duck Wizard, deftly digs into all manner of topics, encouraging interviewees to share insights and opinions on a wide range of topics like pitching shows, marketing your work online, key skills studios look for when they bring on talent in storyboarding, vizdev, character design, and animation.
In 2018, Ibele, who lives in Toronto, decided to quit his career as a marketer and pursue his love for animation. Since then, he’s become well known for his viral animation productions, which include the previously mentioned Silly Duck Wizard, which is how AWN first came to know him and his work.