Podcast: Suann Song, Appointed

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Have you ever wondered about the people who made your favorite mug, shirt or chair? In Why Do We Have Things?, Rita Mehta of The American Edit and Erin Husted of Hackwith Design House interview the independent designers, artists, small business owners and creatives behind our favorite things.

Our first podcast guest is Suann Song, the owner and founder of Simple Song Design and Appointed! (Are you thinking, wait, what is this podcast? What happened to TAE? Read this… and rest assured, normal TAE posting will resume soon!)

Suann talks to Rita about the path she followed that led to starting not one but two companies, her favorite quote, the massive amount of research and work behind the scenes that got her to where she is today, her experience with Kickstarter, and how launching a brand has changed the way she shops.

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NOTES FROM THE SHOW:
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– Suann’s favorite Ira glass quote
Noble Denim & Victor Athletics
– Suann’s Noble Denim tote from Pop Up Flea
– Suann’s favorite podcasts: Serial, Tim Ferriss (particularly, Alain de Botton & Jane McGonigal)

Thank you for listening and please give us your feedback! We’d also really appreciate it if you would subscribe and leave us a review in iTunes. I really hate to ask for stuff like this, but here’s why it matters: basically, the more reviews and subscriptions we get, the more likely people are to find the podcast, and then the more likely we are to be able to get rad interviewees, improve our sound, etc. So if you take the few minutes to subscribe and review, we can provide you with even better content throughout the year!

Our amazing sponsors are also on board to make reviewing and subscribing worth your while! Through the end of the month, we are giving away:
– $100 gift card from Hackwith Design House
– $100 gift card from Wilson & Willy’s
– a gift set from Appointed Co.

To enter the contest, subscribe and review on iTunes and then send a screenshot of your review to podcast@theamericanedit.com. Winners will be chosen randomly at the end of the month! THANK YOU!

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