The Art Biz ep. 178: Every Artist Is Designed Differently and What It Means with Jahje Ives

I want to share a tool I was introduced to a number of years ago that helps me in life and in my business. And it’s helped many of my clients.

It’s a life map, of sorts, called Human Design.

Jahje Ives Gate 11
©Jahje Ives, Tricia, Gate 11: Ideas. Watercolor and pencil on paper, 11 x 14 inches.

My guest for this episode of The Art Biz is Jahje Ives, an artist and a Human Design coach and guide. While I have worked with Human Design guides in the past, Jahje is the first artist I have met in this realm.

I wanted her insights as to how knowing your Human Design could help with your art and art business.

To get the most out of it, you have to have a little woo in you. As Jahje says, you might need to put on your tinfoil hat.

She’s going to tell you about the 5 different types of people according to Human Design (and Quantum Human Design):

  • Manifestor (Initiator)
  • Projector (Orchestrator)
  • Manifesting Generator (Time Bender)
  • Generator (Alchemist)
  • Reflector (Calibrator)

We discuss what each would mean for an artist. Human Design has taught me that there are no two people alike. We are each unique in our gifts and our approach to life and business.

What works for one artist might not be just a bad idea for another—it could also be a huge waste of time. Or even damaging.

Since learning Human Design, I’ve changed much of my approach to teaching and coaching, which is reflected in my Essentials art-marketing program and community conversations. I’ve started tuning in to the differences among artists—differences that they were born with—so that I can meet them where they will be able to thrive.

This episode probably isn’t for everyone, but if you’re open to the journey, please continue to listen. Maybe something will ring true.

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Jahje Ives portrait project
Studio View of Jahje's Human Design 64 Gates Portraits Project.

Jahje Ives Quotes

“Can we just make this easy in life? Like can’t there just be a user’s manual for what I’m supposed to do?”

“Getting to see this map of who people were born to be was sort of the missing piece to why they were struggling to be somebody else.”

“It’s basically like being handed a map—an energetic map—to who you were born to be.”

“I’m telling you the story of who you were born to be.”

“[Human Design] is really a system that gets us out of our heads and back into our bodies and back in touch with like what our instincts are.”

“Why would you waste your precious energy on someone who’s not going to listen, who’s not going to shift, who doesn’t want it?”

Instagram is great, because you can share it out on Instagram. You don’t need an invitation to be on social media.”

“It’s when you start to realize there’s nothing wrong with me—there’s actually so much right with me—and now I know what my gifts are and the things that I may have been ignoring are actually where I need to start concentrating that I can start feeling less unaligned.”

About My Guest

Jahje Ives is a Human Design Specialist, QHD Family Coach, and Transformational Artist who fuses her human design knowledge with her 15 years of experience as an artist, small business owner, and parent coach to help clients transform and re-align their lives with ease.

She is also a practicing artist with a studio just outside Philadelphia, PA. Her latest project exploring the 64 Gates in Human Design to create intuitive portraits of her clients to root them into the story of their Human Design.

Follow her on Instagram @jahjeives

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2 thoughts on “The Art Biz ep. 178: Every Artist Is Designed Differently and What It Means with Jahje Ives”

  1. Hi Alyson,

    I so enjoyed this podcast for the enthusiasm and the story. I have always been leery of systems that
    try to divide us into types like Myers-Briggs, but I liked the great advice in this podcast. I may never be
    a Human Design person, still I am grateful for the ideas Jahje shared. Thanks for this.

    XOXOXOXOXO Barbara

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