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Balancing Goals, Burnout & Naysayers

featuring Rebecca Noel Ati

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Rebecca Noel Ati is ambitious, curious and is determined to achieve her goals.

In fact, she ticked off her goal to be a writer at age 14, when she wrote, illustrated and self-published her first book.

In this episode of Creativity: Uncovered Rebecca shares her story of balancing her personal and professional creativity, managing her own ambition, dealing with naysayers and her journey to her dream career.

We chatted about:

  • How Rebecca published her first book at age 14
  • Tips to avoid and manage burnout
  • How to balance paid and personal creativity
  • Navigating criticism and discouragement
  • The concept of the “starving artist”
  • How Rebecca moved into illustration and running her own business
  • How she and her husband have become digital nomads

Happy listening!
xo Abi

More About Rebecca Noel Ati

Rebecca, a seasoned illustrator with more than 8 years of creative experience, kicked off her artistic journey with a personal challenge back when she was just 12. Her goal? To self-publish her first book before hitting 13. Well, she didn’t quite make the deadline and learned so many lessons along the way, but finally at 14, she achieved that dream. This challenge sparked something unstoppable within her, propelling her into a whirlwind of diverse and meaningful projects.

Among these, she contributed her artistic talent to illustrious projects such as the New York Times bestselling book, Lives of The Stoics, authored by Ryan Holiday & Stephen Hanselman. But it doesn’t stop there. She’s crafted illustrations for various books and designed custom art and posters that reflect company values, enhancing work culture for the innovative minds over at Purple.

Presently, she assumes the role of creative director and co-founder at Inkinetic Studios. What’s cool is that she’s not confined to a traditional office. Rebecca’s a digital nomad, traveling alongside her husband. When she’s not busy bringing art to life, she’s off hiking, enjoying a good chess match, diving into books, singing a tune or two, putting pen to paper, and, well, doodling even more. Art isn’t just a job for her—it’s a passion that fuels her adventures.



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