With Jamie Ridler Studios, Jamie has created a rich online space for all those seeking creative inspiration and support. From classes to content to coaching, all of Jamie’s offerings meet at the powerful intersection of practical and inspirational. At the studio, she creates space and opportunity for each of us to discover, develop and express our creative selves in fresh and powerful ways.
Over 7 years Jamie has produced over 250 episodes of her popular podcast, Creative Living with Jamie. Listeners around the world are drawn to Jamie’s warm approach, her practical strategies for creative living plus inspiring interviews with superstars like Julia Cameron, Brené Brown, Danielle LaPorte and Natalie Goldberg. Her dedication to the podcast is rooted in her desire that each and every creative heart, no matter their artistic medium, no matter their experience level, know that they are not in it alone. This powerful podcast has been recognized by The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur and iTunes as a major contributor in its field.
Jamie is a speaker
With her background in performance and extensive experience teaching, Jamie is an engaging workshop leader and an in-demand speaker. She has appeared on dozens of telesummits and presented to entrepreneurial and community-minded organizations such as eWomen Network, Ladies Who Launch and GDay, as well as serving as a role model for Fresh Collective. She regularly presents on creative topics such as journaling, finding your unique voice, dealing with the inner critic, embracing yourself as an artist (even if you don’t have a creative bone in your body) and presenting powerfully, as well as sharing her expertise as a blogger, podcaster, YouTuber and online entrepreneur. She’s been consulted as a guest expert for articles at Psychology Today and Spirituality and Health and as a creative consultant on a film, theatre productions and several blogs. For speaking engagement information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jamie’s heart and experience are deeply rooted in the expressive arts, from her early love of dance to her Masters degree in Theatre from the University of Toronto. As performer, she’s appeared most often as archetypes and icons with roles ranging from Imagination (aka Imogen Nation) and Papa Smurf to The Authoritative Voice and Sexual Desire. She’s created and directed shows that turned academic research into performance art and that transformed the colour blue into rants and movement. Now you can most often find her love of performance expressed through speaking, leading and teaching both in-person and online.
Jamie got her first camera when she graduated grade 6 so that she could take pictures of her friends before she left her life in Montreal and moved to Toronto. Years later, a camera is still her constant companion, allowing her to capture as many of life’s magical moments as she can. She has been told her photos help people see the wonder and beauty that’s available in every day.
(With very few exceptions, all the photography on this site is by Jamie)
A Visual Artist
Of all the arts, the visual arts has been the most complicated for Jamie. Drawing, painting and collage called at an early age but her sensitive heart was often shut down by critical feedback. As an adult, Jamie decided to heal these wounds. She braved a variety of in-person classes, most of which resulted in frustration and tears. When she finally came to study with a shining array of supportive online teachers, including Carla Sonheim, Lynn Whipple, Cat Bennett, Connie Hozvicka and Flora Bowley, her inner artist finally found her strength. Jamie even found the courage to study collage at the Toronto School of Art. Now the visual arts are a mainstay of Jamie’s creative life.
The Wonderfill Series
Mixed Media Portfolio