Ep.54: Helga Jiang from PuddingFishcakes about art and craft communities on YouTube

By Iva Mikles •  Updated: Nov 17, 2017 •  Interviews

Helga is the founder and ‘chief crafter’ of PuddingFishCakes.

PuddingFishCakes was born out of a love for DIY crafts and polymer clay.

Ever since its inception, Helga has been making video tutorials in an effort to bring the joy of polymer clay and crafts to other crafters like herself. Five years later, she’s done just that. With over a quarter million subscribers, she’s brought a community of crafters together to learn from each other and celebrate the craft.

Get in touch with Helga

Key Takeaways

“If you don’t know if you should do what your heart is telling you, just go for it and don’t let the fear hold you back!”

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

All artworks by Helga Jiang, 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 illustration, 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 either wake up or develop your creative genius. Learn more about me.

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