Episode 011: Art without Margins with Nigel “Sand” Sandridge

by | Jan 18, 2023 | A Kick in the Art Podcast

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What limits us as artists? How can we maintain our artistic spark in a noisy, algorithmic world? Our guest today, Nigel “Sand” Sandridge shares his powerful strategies for finding inspiration and continuously moving forward as a creative.

Sand, also known as Sensei Sand, is originally from Chicago but now lives in Manchester, England where he runs a media company called NoMargins Media, as well as being a partner in a clothing brand called Hundredtags Studios. Sand’s always busy but thinks it’s important to have as much fun as possible and try to ooze as much dope energy as you can on other people.

In today’s episode, you’ll learn how to…

  • Be a Creative Outside the Margins
  • Cultivate a Fan Base
  • Bootstrap Your Art



  • “The first person to take you out of the game is never the coach, it’s you.”
  • “We create for the world… it’s an extension of us that we are willing to give.”
  • “Album mode is the flyest fucking thing in the world.”





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Adam Toporek

Adam Toporek

Adam Toporek at is a published nonfiction author who has recently turned his pen to fiction and art.

He’s the author of the short stories The Tear and The Enemy, the novella The Fox, and is the writer, director, and producer of the short film, Sexy Summer Stock.