From Designer to Modern Artist with Debbie Clapper

Season 3.2
Episode 407
Aired March 16, 2022

Debbie Clapper has been a designer and illustrator. Debbie has shifted to doing her art full time. She creates public art works for cities, murals for businesses, rooms for home owners who want something modern and fantastic. Debbie not only creates one of a kind pieces of art (never using a ruler), her background as a designer aids her in getting new work, marketing herself, packaging her pieces, and so much more.

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Can you draw a line so straight without a ruler like Debbie?

Have you ever wanted to ditch the designer hat and go full time with your art?

We will find out all about what Debbie has done and how she uses her design chops and entrepreneurial skills to deliver amazing pieces to her customers.

I hope you’ll join us this Wednesday, March 16 at 6:30pm GMT / 2:30pm EDT / 11:30am PDT / 8:30am in Hawaii. Sign up to get the link at

You can always join us for the live taping experience and be part of the community. Come a little early and introduce yourself in the chat, tell us where you are located in the world and say hey!  


  1. Debbie, can you give everybody a little background about your start in design and when you felt called to leave the field and pursue art full time?
  2. Can you describe your entrepreneurial journey? How much do you practice drawing?
  3. In the last 10 years, what has been the biggest area of change in your life or business? (mindset, how so?)
  4. Going from Design to full time Artist must be scary. What prompted this change? What has been hard about this?
  5. The socks project, requires your designer brain, but also allows you to show up more as an artist, what things items, would fit into this category that you would say yes to now? What would you say no to?
  6. What have processes or systems have you put in place that have helped you grow as an entrepreneur? As an artist?
  7. In the last 30 days have you been learning anything or working on any new habits related to your art?
  8. How have you experimented and developed new and different styles, can you walk us through your process of learning and experimenting with a different style? When do you know if it will be something you put into your rotation or into the things you will sell?
  9. How have you brought your designer mind into your art as you pitch for public works or how you work with clients?
  10. Do you show up different when you are painting a mural in public than other non-designer artists? Do you know why you do that?
  11. What is the thing you’ve learned about yourself in the last year, that has been most impactful to your life and business?
  12. What is next?

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