Surviving to Thriving: Overcoming My Darkest Moment

Andy J. Pizza 

In this episode of “Surviving to Thriving: Overcoming My Darkest Moment” I talk with Andy J. Pizza, an American illustrator from Columbus, OH and creator of the multi-million-viewed Creative Prep Talk podcast series.

As a child, Andy’s mother abandoned two families and slipped into drug addiction. To escape from what he describes as a “curse” he began illustrating and eventually began working with his dream client, Nickelodian. After a series of ups and downs he eventually lost this dream opportunity and eventually won them back. Andy discusses how his journey was the only way he could slay his dragon and reflects on how seeking out new role models played a pivotal role in allowing him to find himself.

Nowadays Andy is the creator and host of Creative Prep Talk, a podcast series that offers-up his expertise on how to turn your passion into your job through marketing and business strategy. Learn more about Andy’s podcast at

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