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Blank Canvas Podcast
41 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
MadHappy’s Peiman Raf on Innovating Through Brand | IKONICK Blank Canvas #26
For Blank Canvas Episode #26 we had the pleasure to bring on Peiman Raf, co-founder of MadHappy. He jumped into the vision for the brand, and how they are making a positive impact on the mental health space. We touched on staying egoless to learn, his thinking on brand collaborations, how to get product in the hands of celebrities, and why he chose “Keep Looking Up” as his favorite IKONICK piece
52 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
Selling for a $100M+: CEO of MVMT Jake Kassan’s Advice for Ecommerce & Entrepreneurship | Blank Canvas #25
On Today’s Episode we have founder & CEO of MVMT, Jake Kassan. We jump right into his big wins & losses in e-commerce as a teen, all the way up to his $100 Million+ exit to Movado Group. We do in depth about different digital marketing strategies, the importance of understanding your consumer, how to develop a great team, and why he chose, a new Space piece, "Dreams Rise Fears Fall" as his favorite IKONICK piece.
62 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
Becoming 5x Champion: Mat Fraser Explains How Hard Work Pays Off | IKONICK Blank Canvas #24
In light of our most recent collaboration, Mat Fraser, 5x Crossfit Champion, is our guest this episode. We cover our experience seeing him train for his 2020 victory, and how he structures his life around the Crossfit Games. He preaches his best advice to start working out, staying disciplined, his mentality with competition, and why he picked ‘Hard Work Pays Off’ as his favorite IKONICK piece.
46 minutes | Oct 10, 2020
Never Needing a Vacation & Optimizing Business Life w/ Founder of Rastaclat Daniel Kasidi | IKONICK Blank Canvas #23
Today we have on Daniel Kasidi, founder of Rastaclat an innovative bracelet that stands for positivity & doing good for yourself and others. We talk about what it's like on Richard Branson's Necker Island, cease & desists, and his favorite book Sapiens. We jump into how covid has changed our perspectives, moving out of LA, and why he picked "Feed Your Focus" as his favorite IKONICK piece.
64 minutes | Oct 3, 2020
Strategizing Your Youth & Aiming for Massive Goals w/ Steven Borrelli | IKONICK Blank Canvas #22
Today’s episode is meant to inspire you to reconsider how big your goals are. Starting from selling apples & being a former baseball umpire, Steven Borelli walks us through his journey of building Cuts Clothing. We get right into his vision to turn his brand into a One Billion Dollar brand known for the most comfortable shirt in the world. We go deep into starting a clothing brand from his basement, the importance of doing what’s right by the customer, strategizing your 20s for success, and why he picked “Cards Your Dealt” as his favorite IKONICK piece.
63 minutes | Sep 5, 2020
Balancing Business & Making An Impact w/ Dr. Shawn Dill | IKONICK Blank Canvas #21
Today we have on someone disrupting a space run by old tactics Dr. Shawn Dill, Chiropractor, Speaker, Coach, Entrepreneur. We touch on his journey of finding whitespace in a market, the importance of communication, his perspective on money, giving back, and why he thinks business problems are actually personal problems in disguise. We end the episode with why he picked “Rubberband Racks” as his favorite IKONICK piece.
72 minutes | Aug 8, 2020
Our Old Partner/Boss Brian McDonell comes on to talk Mindset & Growing a Brand | IKONICK Blank Canvas #20
Today’s episode we have on Melin Co-founder Brian McDonell, our old business partner/boss. We talk about touring the U.S together, almost getting killed in a Walmart parking lot in Atlanta, how he helped blow up the iconic MMA Brand Tapout, and why he chose “Mindset - Open Book” as his Favorite IKONICK piece. Near the end of the episode we mend an old score and Mark gets tattooed by famous tattoo artist Franco Vescovi. Enjoy!
46 minutes | Jul 19, 2020
Turning Creativity & Attitude into a Business w/ Sophia Hodes | IKONICK Blank Canvas #19
Today’s episode is Los Angeles born and bred, entrepreneur / creative, Sophia Hodes! We’re gonna talk about why she picked “Act Your Wage” as her favorite IKONICK piece, what it’s like being a creative getting into business and how a run in with Blac Chyna ended up being the turning point in jump starting her high end LA brand, ‘Sophodes’. Hope you guys enjoy!
64 minutes | Jul 11, 2020
From Immigrant to $340 Million: Ilya Pozin’s Calculated Guide for Entrepreneurs | IKONICK Blank Canvas #18
A Russian immigrant with two 7 figure exits, followed by a recent 340 million dollar exit. This episode highlights Pluto TV co-founder Ilya Pozin, the poster child for the American Dream. We go deep into the importance of self-awareness as an operator, curiosity, and why he chose “Chess Not Checkers” as his favorite IKONICK Piece.
93 minutes | Jun 20, 2020
What it Takes to Build A Real Brand: Pink Dolphin’s 12 year Rise | IKONICK Blank Canvas #16
Pizza Maker, Water Park Employee, Stock Boy at Macy’s, college dropout, turned to successful businessman. Our guest today is Cena Barhaghi co-founder of streetwear brand, Pink Dolphin. We’re going to go deep into the origins of the brand, the impact, of celebrity endorsement, and why he Picked “Super Success” as his favorite IKONICK piece. Enjoy!
40 minutes | Jun 20, 2020
Making Money in Brand: Leveraging Relationships & Flipping Fashion w/ Chris Ngo | IKONICK Blank Canvas #15
No filter on this episode. We have on Chris Ngo founder of the Leverage Showroom a vertical fashion house that owns, operates, manufactures, and distributes a bunch of household brands. Born in Thailand, he came to the US with little to nothing & transformed himself into a successful brand rep, father, and entrepreneur. We went deep into the value of relationships, how to leverage licensing deals, and why he chose “Secure the Bag” as his favorite IKONICK piece.
69 minutes | Jun 13, 2020
Leaving a Mark on Culture: Aaron Levant Reflects on Building Agenda Tradeshow | IKONICK Blank Canvas #14
Today we have on one of the biggest names to ever disrupt the trade show space, Aaron Levant. Aaron is one of the founders of the iconic streetwear trade show, Agenda. From being dyslexic and a dropout since 4th grade to eventually overseeing events for Reed Exhibitions which puts on events like Complex Con. We discuss his first trade show, leveraging connections, his new project NTWRK and why after all his success he picked “Passport” as his favorite IKONICK piece. The workaholics will love this episode!
49 minutes | Jun 6, 2020
The Creative Process Of A High End Event Designer w/ Melissa Andre | IKONICK Blank Canvas #13
From Drake to Future, Google, GQ, Reebok, & Instagram…These are just some of her clients. Today’s guest is the owner of Melissa Andre events, Creative Director & Event Designer, Melissa Andre. On this episode we went through her greatest wedding advice, her creative process, how her project with Drake came to be, her perspective on entrepreneurship, and why she picked “Arrivals” as her favorite IKONICK Piece. If you know absolutely nothing about weddings or want to know more this is a must listen. Enjoy!
65 minutes | May 23, 2020
A Billion in Real Estate Sales: Kevion Elevates your Personal Life in One Hour | IKONICK Blank Canvas #12
Today’s guest is someone that has sold over a Billion in real estate volume, Kevion. High school dropout turned entrepreneur, life coach, and an over 20 year real-estate salesman. Today we talk about why he chose “Go” from the Monopoly Collection as his favorite IKONICK piece, optimizing the 7 areas of your life, and the mindset he had to climb out of during his darkest moments with his family and financial welfare.
50 minutes | May 16, 2020
Matt Komo's Advice on Branding & Storytelling in a Content World | IKONICK Blank Canvas #11
If you are a content creator you’re going to love this episode. We have on former head of social content at Go-Pro, now successful filmmaker, Matt Komo! We’re going to talk about why he picked “Keep Going” as his favorite IKONICK piece, his time in film school, the importance of personal branding, and some great practical advice for any content creator looking for exposure.
47 minutes | May 10, 2020
Trevor Wallace on Building an Online Presence | IKONICK Blank Canvas #10
45 minutes | May 3, 2020
What it Takes to Build Something Special: George Heaton talks High End Streetwear & Leadership | IKONICK Blank Canvas #9
We have on UK born George Heaton co-founder of emerging fashion brand Represent. This is an inspiring story fueled by self-education and hard work. We’re gonna discuss why he picked "Boss VS Leader" as his favorite IKONICK piece, the importance of partnerships, and how growing up cleaning busses taught him how to grind.
78 minutes | Apr 25, 2020
2020 Social Growth & Mental Hacks for a Fulfilling Life w/ Eliot of @dunk | IKONICK Blank Canvas #8
Today's episode is a completely different type of guest. He's 22 years old, brash, but one of the more emotionally intelligent social media hackers we know. We have on Eliot, formerly on Team Gary Vee, a young growth marketer that grew his Instagram account @dunk to over 2 million followers. we're going to talk about why he chose "The Sailor" as his favorite Ikonick piece, Tik Tok, what it's like working for Gary, and some great tactical advice on how to grow your social footprint.
95 minutes | Apr 18, 2020
$200 Million Raised: How a True Operator Defines Happiness w/ Bill Glaser | IKONICK Blank Canvas #7
From being bullied as a kid to raising over 200 Million dollars including two $100 Million dollar exits... Bill Glaser is our guest today. We went deep on why he picked 'Happiness - Open Book' as his favorite IKONICK Piece, life as a vegan, some crazy failure stories, his rules to raising money, and how a celebrity partnership can propel your brand to the next level! Enjoy!
80 minutes | Apr 11, 2020
Bieber's Personal Videographer Rory Kramer breaks down Fear & How to Excel in a Creative Career | IKONICK Blank Canvas #6
Our guest today is Rory Kramer, and how he climbed the ranks in the content game. From completely lost with no “real” job to over 500 million views on an Avicii music video. He drops a bunch of crazy stories about Justin Bieber, and goes in depth about the night The Chainsmokers met Bieber. This guy is one of our favorite videographers, a psycho we watched jump off a cliff in Hawaii, and an all-round great human. Listen in on Rory’s advice on fear & anxiety, and why he chose “Fear is Only Skin Deep” as his favorite piece. Enjoy!
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