Made To Create



Hosted by Jen Vermillion. We are all creative in our own way. This podcast brings you interviews with makers of all kinds. You'll hear stories from people who started creative ventures, how they got to where they are, the process, and the amazing lessons they’ve learned along the journey.


  • The Art Therapy Project with Lindsay Lederman

    09/04/2021 Duration: 49min

    In this episode I sit down with Lindsay Lederman to find out more about an area of creativity I have always been fascinated by, Art Therapy. Lindsay is the Clinical Director of The Art Therapy Project in New York. We talk about Lindsay's path to finding her passion as an Art Therapist, what happens inside the walls of an art therapy session, and how covid has both created challenges and opportunities for Lindsay and other therapists. Check out this episode to hear all the amazing ways that Lindsay and the team at The Art Therapy Project are using creativity to do amazing things in the lives of others all over the country. You can find Lindsay's work on instagram @thearttherapyprojector visit their website at

  • Let's See What Happens with Lindsey King

    15/01/2021 Duration: 01h22min

    Hair stylist, singer, motivational speaker, mom, and non-profit leader! Lindsey has led such a full and creative life. The twists and turns of her story have allowed her to bring exactly who she is to the world. All by saying "well, let's see what happens..." and "give more than you take". Through her non-profit What You Deserve, Lindsey is using her creative spark to help moms in need and ultimately empower and encourage women to know and find their intrinsic value. I was definitely inspired by her story and I know you will be too!Find Lindsey on Instagram @lindseykinghairCheck out her non-profit at and on instagram @whatyoudeservesd

  • Chasing Creativity with Laura Haver

    07/10/2020 Duration: 57min

    Sometimes chasing creativity is as simple as making it fun and setting some attainable habits. In this episode Laura Haver and I sit on on my patio to talk about creativity, writing, being a mom and how to have fun with all of it. Laura is an author and coach helping busy & overwhelmed parents have fun & connect w/their kids through play, coaching & communication. I was so encouraged as a parent, creative, and just as a human being in this conversation with Laura. I know you will be too!You can find Laura on Instagram @chasinghaversTo be coached by Laura or learn more, visit her website:

  • Creativity in Hard Times with April Dillow

    06/09/2020 Duration: 54min

    It was so great talking with my new friend (and new favorite IG follow), April Dillow. We talk about creativity that was born out of hard times. Which I think is appropriate for our current 2020 woes. Let's talk about how to be creative during difficult seasons!Follow April on Instagram @thestampedlily

  • A Serendipitous Conversation with Pamela Martin-Johnston

    21/06/2020 Duration: 51min

    You are going to love this awesome interview with Interior Designer and Owner of Serendipity Design, Pam Martin Johnston. We discuss her journey to interior design (spoiler alert, it was also somewhat serendipitous), the difference between interior designers and interior stylists and how creativity shows up in the aesthetics as well as functionality of interior design. Pam has such a passion for serving and loving others and I loved hearing how she is able to bring that into every space she designs. You are going to fall in love!...and who knows, maybe you'll decide you need a little remodeling done too : )Find Pam on the internets!Website: serendipitydesign.coInstagram:  @serendipitydesign.coFacebook:  @SerendipityDesignerEmail:

  • Quarantined with Jen and Cody - Part 2

    07/05/2020 Duration: 50min

    In part two of my conversation with Cody, we do a little catch up after 7 weeks of lockdown. And then we dive into my personal creative journey which sparks SO MUCH great conversation. You'll get a peek into our marriage and family life, but most of all you will hear the different ways we came to our shared philosophies of creativity. This was a lot of fun!

  • Quarantined with Jen and Cody - Part 1

    06/04/2020 Duration: 01h23s

    Part 1 of a two part conversation with my Husband, Cody. We talk about his creative journey, and what creativity looks like in these strange days of being quarantined. This conversation really does go to some cool places and Cody and I both hope you enjoy it. Stay tuned for part two in the second half of April. Stay safe, healthy, and creative out there friends!Find Cody on Instagram: @codyjvermillionLearn more about the non-profit he co-founded, Uncommon [good]: @uncommongoodsdAlso, check out the book Cody mentions, "Get Weird" by Cj Casciotta

  • Story Time with Matthew Luhn

    13/03/2020 Duration: 01h19min

    Such an inspiring conversation with storyteller, animator, artist, and all around amazing creative, Matthew Luhn! Don't know that name? Well, you certainly know his work... From the Simpsons, to your childhood commercials, to Pixar... Matthew has had an amazing creative career. And through it all, he continuously pursued his dreams and goals while building up his skill sets along the way. Listen as he shares stories of the early years of Pixar, his random side jobs, and what he is up to today. Plus we get amazing insights into his creative process and wisdom on what matters most! Find Matthew online at matthewluhnstory.comGrab a copy of his book The Best Story WinsMade To Create is now an affiliate of Love Your Labor, a program designed to prepare you for natural child birth. If that interests you, check out their free webinar using our unique affiliate link and help out the show! Click here: Love Your Labor Affiliate Link

  • Creative Cookies with Alanna Barrera

    23/02/2020 Duration: 51min

    Alanna Barrera of Cub and Cuppy never set out to start a decorative cookie business. But we are so glad she did! Listen as she shares her story of finding her creative passion during a difficult season, balancing motherhood as a soloprenuer, and all the antics that ensued along the way.I've known (and loved) Alanna since we were all teenagers. Her family is like a second family to ours. So get ready for an easy conversation with lots of laughing. And most importantly, tons of insights into her creative journey that I know will be encouraging to yours!Find Alanna on Instagram @cubandcuppyVisit her website, www.cubandcuppy.comMake an order or get info about workshops by contacting

  • Anita and the Craft House

    08/02/2020 Duration: 52min

    I really enjoyed this conversation with the owner of a brand new creative venue in Temecula called The Craft House. Anita Maldonado shares about her journey of creativity and the process of launching her creative dream!The Craft House Temecula is opening February 22, 2020Follow The Craft House on instagram at @thecrafthousetemecula to stay up to date!

  • For the Love of Creativity with Roberto Comparan

    18/01/2020 Duration: 58min

    For the first episode of 2020, I sit down with my long time friend and super-hero of creativity, Roberto Comparan. From graphic design, to painting, to blogging, to art shows, to being a creative director... Roberto is one of the most creative people I have ever met. It was so awesome hearing his creative journey, how he balances creative work with family life, and how his faith interacts with his creativity. I am sure you will love this conversation and get a lot out of Roberto's wisdom. You can find Roberto on Instagram @bertowayLearn more about Roberto's art shows at or on Instagram @fortheloveofpixar

  • Creativity Coach Yang Jiang

    03/01/2020 Duration: 01h11min

    In this episode I sit down with Yang Jiang, Creativity Coach and Founder of the Hidden Artist. We talk about her journey to creativity and her current role in helping others find their creative voices. As she mentions, people often check in on one another's relationships, health and virtually all other aspects of life. However, we rarely ask the question, "how is your creativity doing lately?"

  • Digital Marketing Creative Aurora Vilchis

    04/12/2019 Duration: 50min

    This month I sat down with Aurora Vilchis. She is a beautiful lady with an equally beautiful soul! Our conversation centered around wholeness and what it means to be a whole person while taking on creative endeavors. So often being a "creative" is associated with being a dreamer rather than a doer; an idea person; someone with their head in the clouds... Rarely is "creative" associated with Type A personalities. Enter Aurora, the creative who gets the job done. Let her show you that one can love designing beautiful things while also getting joy out of planning projects in a spreadsheet. And that creativity can go hand in hand with order and productivity. We're mom's, we're boss career babes, we're creatives, we're whole people. You can find Aurora on Instagram @auroravilchiscreativeOr on her website,

  • Jewelry Designer Kassi Grunder

    13/10/2019 Duration: 01h05min

    What do social justice, jewelry, and salad spinners have to do with finding your true creative self? Kassi Grunder explains it all in the latest Made to Create Episode.Here's a little teaser: "My work is connecting people with the tools that they need for the season of their life. Right now it’s jewelry. It could be something totally different 10 years from now, and I’m okay with that… but the work of my soul is to help people find the tools." - Kassi GrunderConnect with Kassi on Instagram @kassigrunderShop Kassi's online store at

  • Songwriter Kyle Reynolds

    02/09/2019 Duration: 56min

    In this episode I sit down with Songwriter and Musician Kyle Reynolds. We talk about his  journey and experiences as a musician and overall creative. Our conversation was full of incredible wisdom about living life to its fullest and the importance of just showing up to continue doing the things you love even in the moments when you don't feel like it. As Kyle says, “Some days are gonna be filled with rainbows and butterflies. Some days will be filled with nothing. I think the most important thing is showing up."Follow Kyle on Instagram @kylereynoldsmusicListen to Kyle on Spotify, Apple Music, or wherever you get music.Visit Kyle's website: In the episode we reference a book called Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. I can't recommend it enough! Such a good read for anyone venturing out to do creative work.

  • Musician Gallie Fisher

    22/07/2019 Duration: 52min

    In this episode, I sit down with Gallie Fisher to talk about her creative journey as a musician. Her story is powerful and beautiful. Chock full of wisdom and insights that I didn't expect, I was so pleasantly surprised by this conversation. I am sure you will love this episode and the amazing Gallie Fisher.If you'd like to learn more about Gallie, you can follow her on social media @galliefisherYou can also find her band, Digital Lizards of Doom on instagram @digitallizardsofdoomIf you'd like to connect with me, find me on instagram @iammadetocreate"Come Around" by Gallie Fisher is used with permission.

  • Introducing Made to Create

    13/07/2019 Duration: 09min

    Welcome to the Made to Create Podcast, hosted by me, Jen Vermillion. In this episode, I will explain where the idea for this podcast came from and share some of my own creative journey. Please hit that subscribe button so you can continue to hear interviews with makers, artists, and creatives of all kinds.Song "Come Around" by Gallie Fisher. Used with permission.