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131. Artist/Entrepreneurs: Going Solo with Katie Cortez

For most creative fields, there is the education you receive in the classroom and there is the education you receive in the field. From internships, to apprenticeships to straight-up training courses, the path to professional creative is one of constant learning. But when do you know when you are good to go out on your own? When do you move from the relative safety of the office or firm and jump into going solo?

This week, Ryan and Garreth sit down with Richmond-based architect Katie Cortez to talk about her field, her work and the experiences that led her to the place where she felt launching her own practice was the best step forward.

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