Nick Onken

Episode 8 - April 21, 2015


If you don't know Nick Onken, you should. 


Nick is best known for his successful photography career.  He shoots for influential brands, lifestyle campaigns, magazines and celebrities.


In this episode Nick talks about his transition from a full time graphic designer to an awe-inspiring career as a travel photographer. He also shares with us what it takes to purse your passion, why he continues to always create and his deep love for giving back.


Connect with Nick: FB | Twitter | Insta | YouTube | Shoptalk Radio | NickOnken


Show Notes:

-Individuality + Self-expression = Creativity

-What is the value in becoming an entrepreneur

-How to transition from graphic designer to photographer

-How to give a great pitch to a design client

-The importance of finding your why

-How to become a successful artist

-The power of spontaneity

-Always be shooting… Always be creating!

-What is idea sex?

-How to overcome self doubt


Links Mentioned:

-Check out who Nick's collaborated with here

-Listen to Nick's podcast Shoptalk Radio

-Get a copy of The Promise of a Pencil by Adam Braun

-Listen to The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

-Find out more about Peggy Sirota, Ben Watts and Mario Testino

-Get a copy of Steal like an Artist by Austin Kleon

-Pick up a hat in NYC from Satya Twena

Episode Quotes

“The way you dress comes down to the way you think.”


“Make more money with less time so you can put that other time into your passion.”


“Take your circumstances & break them down, cut & sacrifice things.”


“Always be creating. The more you create, the more you learn, the faster you’re going to grow”


Individuality + Self-expression = Creativity