Portland's a vibrant town, full-to-bursting with designers, creative-types, the self-employed, makers and shakers of every stripe. That environment is both a boon and a pain for entrepreneurs trying to make it work in fields that are challenging at the best of times. In this talk, Amanda explores the struggles, strategies and opportunities for fulfillment that she's discovered in her own pursuit of success and achievement as a furniture designer and maker. This is not a "how to get rich talk." It's a time for us all to ask ourselves the questions: How do we, the creative and self-employed, succeed? How do we build and maintain a vibrant and exciting practice? How do we seize the hustle?