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The Futur with Chris Do
56 minutes | 7 days ago
107 - Building a creative community — with Hayley Akins
Hayley Akins runs an online education company called Motion Hatch. They help motion designers with their businesses and creative careers. If that name sounds familiar, you might recognize it from her podcast, that goes by the same name. It’s great, so check it out if you’re looking for something new. Hayley and Chris discuss her journey from studying film production, working for Google and the transition from full time to freelance to ultimately, starting her own business. But what’s really cool is that she’s created this unique community to help her fellow creatives and provide a support group of their peers. There is a lot of overlap with what Hayley does and what we do. So if you’re a fan, then you will enjoy this one. Her and Chris even do a little mentorship role play which is always fun to witness. Thanks to Gusto for sponsoring this episode. gusto.com/futur
58 minutes | 14 days ago
106 - Digital real estate — with Jeff Lerner
Jeff Lerner is the founder and CEO of Entre Institute, a platform that teaches people how to build business’ and make a living in non-traditional ways. Which makes sense, because when he was a kid he dropped out of high school and taught himself jazz piano to pay the bills. Eventually, he traded the piano keys for a keyboard, started his own affiliate marketing business and dug himself out of insurmountable debt—about $400K to be exact. Jeff and Chris talk about the concept of digital real estate and the long game behind creating wealth from an online business. They also get pretty raw about the experiences that fuel our guest's death defying drive to be good at things. Thanks to Gusto for sponsoring this episode. gusto.com/futur
1 minutes | 16 days ago
Special Announcement! Winter workshops + Black Friday
Black Friday is right around the corner. To kick things off we will be dropping time limited deals all month on our products and courses. If you’ve had your eye on something, now is the time get it and save a few bucks while you can. It’s one of the few times we discount our stuff. We will also be hosting a series of Winter workshops covering a variety of topics like Brand Strategy, Instagram, Video Storytelling, Print Production, and Illustration. Visit thefutur.com/blackfriday to stay in the know.
64 minutes | 21 days ago
105 - Making art that matters — with Timothy Goodman
Timothy Goodman is a traditionally trained graphic designer turned artist. At least, that’s what his grandmother calls him. But you might recognize his work from murals, graffiti, The Patriot Act show on Netflix, or even his collaboration with international clothing brand, Uniqlo. He's done a lot—he even worked at Apple for a year. As designers, we’re taught not to insert our opinions into our work, but our guest does the exact opposite. Beyond the wild strokes in his artwork, there is one theme that resonates through it all: he takes a stand on issues. Call it politics, opinions or just speaking from the heart, whatever you name it, it's personal and Timothy puts it all out there for the world to see. In this episode, he and Chris talk about what it means to live that public life. And all the beautiful and ugly things that come along with it.
61 minutes | a month ago
104 - Invisible marketing — with Jeff Lotman
Jeff Lotman is the founder and CEO of brand licensing agency, Global Icons. You may be asking yourself: what exactly is that? Rest assured, you are not alone. As he puts it, they “operate in an incredibly misunderstood field that no one knows about.” Except, we see it every day. Remember Flintstones vitamins? You don’t think Hanna Barbera actually created those, do you? In this episode, Jeff and Chris talk about the world of invisible marketing. Pairing brands with products that you wouldn’t think necessarily go together. BMW strollers, Porsche sunglasses, Forever 21 and the US Postal Service. An interesting field that most of us don’t know exists, but after hearing about, seems so obvious. Thanks to Gusto for sponsoring this episode - gusto.com/futur
75 minutes | a month ago
103 - Email marketing like a pro — with Tarzan Kay
Tarzan Kay is an expert in email marketing. In fact, it’s her superpower. And one that she's built a successful business with. In this episode, Tarzan and Chris talk about her journey from jazz pianist, to lawyer, to copywriter and ultimately course creator. What we love most about this conversation is that Tarzan is so transparent and generous. She talks about how her sheltered upbringing paved the way for a rebellious spirit and doesn’t shy away from talking about money. You’ll get to hear the what, the how and the why of her business and all of it’s revenue. If you’re interested in copywriting or email marketing, then you’ll love this episode. And if you’re not, that’s okay too. The stories and lessons shared here can apply to any marketing tactic.
73 minutes | a month ago
102 - Making it in Film and TV — with Matthew Helderman
Matthew Helderman is the founder and CEO of Buffalo 8, a film and television production company in Santa Monica, CA. He also co-founded the media financing firm, BondIt Media Capital, which is now one of the leading film financing firms around. He and Chris discuss both the business and creative sides of entertainment, and give you a peek into the world of filmmaking and production. And when we say peek, we mean a nuts and bolts explanation of what it takes to produce a film. The two talk about how Netflix deals work (e.g. Tiger King), the value of never-ending curiosity and why you should learn how to the play the orchestra, and not just the instrument. Thanks to Framer for sponsoring this episode.
61 minutes | 2 months ago
101 - Winning over new clients — with Jone Korpi
Jone Korpi is an entrepreneur, brand strategist and salesperson who helps creatives get more clients. He’s also 19 years old. Before you ask yourself, “What does a 19 year old know about business or sales?” We’d like to ask you to save your judgement until after you listen to the episode. Jone walks Chris through his thinking and sales tactics for identifying and contacting prospective clients on LinkedIn. And he does it step by step. You could literally write it down and try it out yourself. But talking the talk and walking the walk are two different things. All we can say is that you will certainly learn something new. And that it might be from a 19 year old. Thanks to Framer for sponsoring this episode.
84 minutes | 2 months ago
100 - Special live Q&A with Chris and Greg for our 100th episode!
We did it! 100 episodes of The Futur Podcast. To celebrate this milestone we invited members from our community to join us on Zoom for a live Q&A with Chris Do and Greg Gunn. Big thanks to everyone that joined in the festivities and asked questions along the way. And thank you for your support and for allowing us into your ears for this long. Here’s to 100 more! Thanks to Framer for sponsoring this episode.
59 minutes | 2 months ago
99 - Side project gone wrong — with Benjamin Shapiro
Benjamin Shapiro is a brand development and marketing strategy consultant turned podcaster. He runs the MarTech Podcast, which is short for marketing technology. He initially started the podcast as a side project, to help onboard new clients. But it has since blossomed into a bonafide business leading him to start his own podcasting network. Benjamin and Chris discuss the inner workings of podcasting, how to make sense of marketing analytics and how to build meaningful sponsored content that aligns with your brand. This episode is sponsored by Framer - framer.com/thefutur
64 minutes | 2 months ago
98 - Making life happen for you — with Dean Graziosi
Dean Graziosi is a New York Times best-selling author, real estate investor, and successful entrepreneur. But it didn't come easy. He learned how to transform a tumultuous childhood into fuel for personal growth and business development. In this episode, he and Chris talk about how each of our unique experiences shape who we become and why it's important to identify, question and even change the beliefs we hold. His path was windy, riddled with self-doubt and included plenty of mistakes along the way. But you don't become business partners with Tony Robbins by giving up. Thanks to Framer and Hover for sponsoring this episode.
67 minutes | 3 months ago
97 - Build your own dream job — with Andy J. Pizza
Andy J. Pizza is a podcaster, public speaker and illustrator best known for his optimistic and energetic show, Creative Pep Talk. Andy describes himself as a personal growth junkie, but we think his real secret weapon is knowing the value of creativity and understanding how to use it in the world of business. In this episode, Andy and Chris talk about how he built this remarkable career, balancing everything that he is passionate about: communicating ideas, helping creatives find their way and doing it all on his terms. But life isn’t always cheese and pepperoni. Especially when you have ADHD and you’d rather go to jail than do your taxes. We won't spoil any stories, but we will say that you will love listening to this episode. And hopefully, you’ll learn something from it too. Thank you to our sponsors for this episode, Framer and Hover.
1 minutes | 3 months ago
Join Chris and Greg for a live episode!
We’re coming up on our 100th episode of The Futur Podcast and we want to do something special. Next Wednesday, September 9th at 10AM PDT we will be hosting a live Q&A episode through Zoom and we would love to have you join us. We’ll answer questions, talk shop and see where the conversation takes us. To join us, visit thefutur.com/100eps. And if you do decide to join in the celebration, you will be entered to win products, courses and maybe even a copy of Chris’ new book, Pocket Full of Do. We hope to see you there!
58 minutes | 3 months ago
96 - Deep Dive: How to be a professional — with Seth Godin
This Deep Dive episode comes from a 2018 livestream we hosted with marketing legend, Seth Godin. As the author of eighteen best selling books and the founder of the acclaimed online workshop altMBA, we’re pretty sure you will love this episode. In this value packed conversation, Seth talks about how writer’s block is a myth, what it takes to be a professional, and why the world needs more artists who love what they do, despite the uncertain outcomes. This episode is sponsored by Framer. framer.com/thefutur.com
60 minutes | 3 months ago
95 - Introducing “Hey Chris…”
Welcome to a special, new episode format that we call “Hey Chris.“ It’s a candid and casual conversation where Chris answers your most most burning questions. And Greg gets to spring them on him. In this episode, we answer five unique questions. They cover topics like selling your boss, how to get hired during a pandemic, and why Instagram could be the most powerful teaching tool in the world. Have a question for Chris? Visit thefutur.com/heychris and ask away. This episode is sponsored by Framer. framer.com/thefutur
30 minutes | 3 months ago
02 - How To Start and Run a Design Business — with Frank Shi (Rebroadcast)
What do you need to know to start and run a design business? We dug deep into the podcast archive to find and share this episode. Even though this conversation is almost four years old, the concepts Chris shares in it are timeless. If you’re thinking about starting up your own creative business, or rethinking the one you have, then don’t sleep on this one. This episode is sponsored by Framer - framer.com/thefutur
70 minutes | 3 months ago
94 - Deep Dive: Teaching on YouTube — with Unmesh Dinda (PiXimperfect)
In this episode of Deep Dive, Chris talks with content creator Unmesh Dinda, but you might know him better by his YouTube moniker, PiXimperfect. He teaches people everything there is to know about Adobe Photoshop and with over 2 million subscribers, he seems to be doing something right. But as you will soon hear, Unmesh does not consider himself a YouTuber. He is a teacher, first and foremost. Through this fun and transparent conversation he will explain why helping people will get you everything that you want in life. This episode is sponsored by Framer - framer.com/thefutur
67 minutes | 4 months ago
93 - Deep Dive: Listening, Learning and Mindfulness — with Cynthia Kane
In this episode of Deep Dive, Chris talks with mindfulness instructor, Cynthia Kane, about how to process your feelings and find the right language to clearly express them. Easer said than done of course, but the stories and techniques Cynthia shares will help. If you’re in your head too much and struggle with how to make sense of your thoughts and feelings, this discussion might help. This episode is sponsored by Framer - framer.com/thefutur
102 minutes | 4 months ago
33 - Making It In the Little Leagues — with Aaron Draplin [Rebroadcast]
Have a question that you want Chris to answer? Ask away. - Chris talks with the people’s champion, Aaron Draplin, about having a following among your peers, honoring your parents, and managing success. Aaron Draplin is one of the most well-known and recognizable graphic designers to date. He’s known for his logo designs, popular design course on Skillshare, and his loud personality.
61 minutes | 4 months ago
92 - The Business of Podcasting — with Jordan Harbinger
Want to help support The Futur Podcast? Fill out this super short survey: https://bit.ly/futur-survey Jordan Harbinger is the host of his own podcast, The Jordan Harbinger show. He’s talked with incredible people like Kobe Bryant, Mark Cuban, Malcom Gladwell and Frank Abignail. He and Chris talk about the seedy world of contrepreneurs, the business of podcasting and why the best thing you can do for your brand is to uphold your duty to your audience.
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