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Oct 24, 2017

On this week’s episode, Felicia is chatting with Jean Chung, a knitwear/clothing designer who has been knitting since 1992 and designing since 2011. She has been published in Twist Collective, Knitscene, and Holla Knits. Jean is now focusing on publishing her designs only on her blog, Candy and Bagel, and designing and selling dancewear locally to have more time for her family and her full-time legal career.

Please join us as Felicia and Jean discuss expanding and exploring new creative ventures!

In this episode, we talk about:

  • 1:55 Jean chats about her family and her legal career
  • 3:05 How Jean discovered knitting
  • 5:20 Jean talks about starting her blog, Candy & Bagel, and her beginnings as a knitwear designer
  • 8:20 Jean discusses her mother’s career as a fashion designer
  • 9:45 Felicia and Jean chat about what inspires her designs and how she shifted from creating designs for knitting magazines to becoming her own boss publishing her own designs
  • 11:39 Felicia asks Jean how she deals with creative slumps and Jean talks about her desire to expand Candy & Bagel beyond knitwear patterns
  • 14:35 Jean tells Felicia about getting back into ballet and creating dance wear for adults
  • 16:30 The ladies discuss being flexible and adapting your company to grow with you as a person
  • 17:50 How Jean balances work, Candy & Bagel, and being a mom
  • 21:40 Giving yourself room and flexibility to enjoy your craft
  • 24:10 What Jean is working on right now
  • 26:25 Felicia’s final notes and podcast giveaway!

Links and Things

Here’s where to find Jean online: