WOMEN KILLING IT PODCAST WITH SALLY HUBBARD
In this episode of Sally Hubbard’s Women Killing It! podcast, hear how NYC based artist and designer Jill Malek, whose handprinted, nature-inspired work now covers the walls of YouTube’s flagship corporate office, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Ritz Carlton Boston, and more, turned her passion for art into a thriving wallpaper business.
“It’s funny, everyone always says it took a lot of courage for you to go out on your own. And when I decided to make the plunge ten years ago, I really felt at that point that I didn’t have a choice, you know, of course I did have a choice. Everyone always has a choice, but I knew that I would always reach my greatest potential if I went out on my own. And because of that I really didn’t have a choice. So I didn’t see it as an act of courage. I felt it was an act of survival really.”
As she speaks with Sally about her life and career, Jill offers her advice to women who are scared to take the plunge into entrepreneurship. She also shares some of the lessons she’s learned in the ten years that she’s owned her own business, and talks about her proudest moments, which include having her patterns become part of the permanent collection at the Brooklyn Museum.
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