episode two: breaking out

episode two

On this episode, we’ll discuss breaking out and starting your own creative business. How do you become a creative entrepreneur if you never went to business school? Our guests discuss how they found their niche and learnt how to manage a growing enterprise. Not having a traditional 9-5 is one of the biggest perks but also one of the biggest challenges of running your own business. Our guests tell us how they’re managing.


Nafisa Kaptownwala

Nafisa Kaptownwala is the founder and director of Lorde Inc, the first modelling agency to exclusively represent people of colour. Lorde Inc now operates out of Toronto, New York, and London.

Lorde Inc’s Website | Lorde Inc on Twitter | Lorde Inc on Tumblr | Lorde Inc on Instagram

Kiana “Rookz” Eastmond

Kiana “Rookz” Eastmond is a self-described activator. She is the owner and director of Sandbox Studios, a recording studio located in Toronto’s Regent Park. Kiana has a long track record of entrepreneurship, including artist management and independent consulting.

Sandbox Studios’ WebsiteKiana on Twitter | Kiana on Instagram | Sandbox Studios on Instagram

Cultural Correspondent Segment: Clairmont the Second

Clairmont the Second is a Toronto-based rapper and producer. In 2016, he released his third full-length album Quest for Milk and Honey.

Clairmont’s Website | Clairmont on Soundcloud | Clairmont on Twitter | Clairmont on Instagram

Every Day We’re Hustling is created and hosted by Miranda Campbell, Assistant Professor in the School of Creative Industries at Ryerson University.

Produced by Jesse Cumming
Recorded and edited by Max Cotter
Graphic and web design by Lucy Wowk
Music by Adam Waito
Photography by Karen Young and Chris Beaulieu

Every Day We’re Hustling is funded by the Creative Innovation grant at Ryerson University.


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