Ep.92: Running your own design studio with Alli Koch

By Iva Mikles •  Updated: Jan 17, 2018 •  Interviews

Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Alli Koch, the owner of Ali K Design from Dallas, TX. She designs in modern, minimal style full of neutral colors. Each design is a one-of-a-kind, made to order and created by hand.

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Key Takeaways

“Confidence, work-life balance and networking are the key!”

Resources mentioned

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Special thanks to Alli for joining me today. See you next time!

All artworks by Alli Koch, used with permission

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Hi, I am Iva (rhymes with “viva”). I am an artist, illustrator, founder of Art Side of Life®, and Top Teacher on Skillshare. Since 2009 I've worked as an illustrator, character designer, art director, and branding specialist focusing on storytelling, concepts, and animation. I believe that we are all creative in infinite numbers of ways, so I've made it my mission to teach you everything I know and help wake up your creative genius. Learn more about me.

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