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Weaving the Career Ladder As You Climb It With Bohie Palecek

November 15, 2020

Posted by Alex Lamb

THE REAL WORK: Weaving the Ladder As Your Climb It With Bohie Palecek

Bohie Palecek is a practicing commercial and public artist, creating street art, commercial murals and traditional sign writing fit outs with a clear focus on hand crafted typography. She has lead large scale street art projects with brands like Westfield, UBER and the University of Canberra, while running large scale street art workshops through Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) and the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC).

Her illustrations have featured on clothing labels from Australia, USA, Canada and the UK, and her art has exhibited in solo and group shows internationally. She is passionate about creating authentic connections in the public sphere. She won the Award for Excellence in Graphic Design at Canberra TAFE, and the Guildhouse Scholarship for South Australia’s Young Entrepreneur Scheme in Adelaide, leading to keynote talks and panel discussions with thought-leaders like AGDA Tasmania and Business South Australia. Bohie currently creates street art and mural painting workshops in Canberra, along side her fine art practice, from her off-the-grid studio on the outskirts of Braidwood, NSW, Australia.

She generously shared about her creative practice, the career path of a sole trader, the thought patterns and relationships that impact her work, and how artists are experiencing the world right now.

In this discussion we touch on:

  • The experience of being an Artist and sole trader
  • How to become brave and independent
  • Portfolio careers
  • Double loop goals
  • Peers and mentors and family conversation as a means of exploring your professional path. 
  • Building self resilience and self reliance, gratitude and confidence
  • Making sure you’re surround with the right people
  • Finding like minds to share your learning with.
  • Navigating projects and making business decisions for your own career.
  • Keep Tassie Wild: https://keeptassiewild.com/pages/about
  • Bohie’s work can be found at www.redhatdesign.co