Mentor to Laura Spencer
Chad Mize: I am a multimedia artist and designer. Have been self-employed since 2001. Specialize in apparel and brand design, fine art, gallery curation and murals.
CP: Have you ever mentored another artist before?
CM: No, I have not mentored an artist before.
CP: What has your relationship with your mentee been like?
CM: We have known each other for over eight years. Laura was in one of my first exhibits at Bluely Gallery, Bitchin’, (an) all-female exhibit in 2011.
CP: When you meet, what types of things do you work on?
CM: We did a lot (of) discussions on branding, products, future goals.
CP: What do you hope is the most important thing she took away from her time working with you?
CM: Hopefully the aspects of branding yourself and what to do and what not to do.
CP: Have you seen any changes to her work or approach to art since you started working with her?
CM: Laura established a brand name she will be presenting in the coming months. She is very receptive and takes lots of notes!
CP: How has this mentorship influenced your own work as an artist?
CM: It’s nice to share what you have learned and pass that info on to others. I feel good to release this knowledge and hope it helps Laura with her future endeavors.