Shanna Israel | How to Become a World-Class Professional Artist, Creative Director and the Founder of Art, Fun, Parties

Show Notes

Today’s guests is a party-planner / artist who has directly worked with Jamie Foxx, Kanye West,  Neiman Marcus and other leading brands shares how she became a world-class artist, creative director and the founder of art, fun and parties.


  1. Yes, yes, yes and yes!!! On today’s show we are interviewing Shanna Israel who is the founder of Art Fun Parties! Shanna, welcome onto the Thrivetime Show! How are you?!
  2. Shanna, today you are known as a professional artist, creative director and the founder of Art Fun Parties, but where did you first grow up?
  3. When did you decide that you wanted to become a professional artist and creative director?
  4. How did you start your first company? 
  5. How did you go about funding your first company?
  6. How did you go about getting your first 10 customers?
  7. I understand that you had to work through some considerable medical challenges in route to your success. Can you share with us about this experience and how you were able to push through.
    1. NOTE: Her personal journey also includes significant medical challenges that led to seeing over 100 doctors within a 15-year period, which she says only made her more determined to succeed. 
  8. What mentor has made the biggest impact on your career thus far?
  9. Today you’ve gone on to work with some huge accounts including doing projects for Kim and Kanye West, Jamie Fox, Neiman Marcus and other leading brands…what was the first big account that you landed and how did you get it?
  10. When did you first feel like you were truly beginning to gain traction with your career?
  11. What celebrity have you been the most starstruck when working with?
  12. You come across as a very proactive person…so how do you typically organize the first four hours of your and what time do you typically wake up?
  13. What are a few of your daily habits that you believe have allowed you to achieve success?
  14. What mentor has made the biggest impact on your career thus far?
  15. What has been the biggest adversity that you’ve had to fight through during your career?
  16. What is your favorite old school jam?
  17. What advice would you give the younger version of yourself?
  18. What are a couple of books that you believe that all of our listeners should read?
  19. You’ve got the mic, what is one thing that you want to share with the Thrive Nation before you drop the mic?

ART FUN PARTIES (AFP), a virtual events company that focuses on creating customized art & entertainment experiences. recognized how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the country and launched AFP with the idea that people can still find ways to connect and celebrate life milestones (birthdays, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, graduations, etc.) during the pandemic while maintaining safety. Sharing an example of a Bat Mitzvah featuring Shaquille O’Neal and former soccer player Heather Mitts

We would love for you to consider booking an interview  

with Shanna highlighting her background as a female entrepreneur and the creative director for large scale event company, 10 Fold Entertainment, as well as how she launched AFP during a global pandemic and what she’s learned along the way about being flexible in business during times of adversity, which she is no stranger to. 

In addition, she can share more about what AFP is up to, which includes a special contest offering featuring Hall of Fame sports photographer Andy Bernstein where entrants can win a sports-themed photoshoot which kicks off on Monday, 7/27 through Sunday, August 9. Details can be found here:

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