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62 minutes | Sep 6, 2022
If It Ain't Right, It Ain't Right (w/ Jade Akintola)
welcome to another episode of the venture podcast, today we’re talking with Jade, a friend of mine who has been working in the experiential and spatial design world for quite a bit now. we cover quite a bit here, from building your own brand and finding your voice in the creative world to working with friends. you can find her brand ita in instagram at https://www.instagram.com/italeisure/ and jade herself at https://www.instagram.com/jaahday/ as usual, if you have any questions for us or for our guests, you can find us at https://www.instagram.com/vtr.pod/ and explore the world of venture at https://www.vtr.world
37 minutes | Sep 12, 2020
Shit happens (w/ Ebun Olaloye)
today, we chatted with my our friend Ebun who’s the founder of LBF (Live Breathe Futbol) a soccer lifestyle brand. what’s really cool about ebun is that he originally majored in architecture, now uses his passion for soccer to share what he loves with the world through fashion. we chatted about how ideas grow, the “rise and grind” myth, maintaining your sanity during quarantine, and much more. 1:51 - how he started 4:00 - applying architecture thinking to fashion 8:00 - channeling restlessness 11:26 - letting ideas go 13:00 - staying flexible without diluting your brand 19:41 - building a team/dangers of micromanaging 27:10 - “rise and grind” myth _ ebun’s instagram : @mrlbf lbf instagram: @lbfutbol website: livebreathefutbol.com _ our instagram: @vtr.pod our website: vtr.world
105 minutes | Jan 13, 2020
Cut the check (w/ Jihad + Age)
we’re baaaaack. sat down with two good friends of mine — jihad (@heyjihad) and age (@agehumphrey) of clyde and clyde which is their social capital management group. some of their clients include glossier, mercedes benz, and many more. we’ll get into what social capital management actually is, knowing your worth as a creative, managing relationships in an authentic way, and building your own platform amongst other things. 3:12 - what is social capital management? 8:48 - social capital vs promotion 11:36 - building relationships vs “networking” 14:43 - being honest when faced with an opportunity 15:30 - transactional relationships 23:31 - how do you recharge? 24:50 - establishing boundaries in relationships 26:45 - friends vs clients 30:58 - knowing your worth 39:45 - why take free work? 44:18 - getting paid to do what you love 45:41 - truth with working with big names 51:50 - what happens when you’re stretched too thin? 57:59 - what happens when you don't "feel like it"? 59:12 - open and honest communication with partners 1:09:02 - investing in relationships early + naturally 1:22:20 - self-control in social settings 1:27:16 - benefits of an open + curious mindset 1:31:28 - creating their own platform (goodlooks) 1:34:50 - setting reasonable goals 1:38:52 - self-awareness / the BS meter if you like what you’ve heard, please leave us a review in your favorite podcast apps! Also check out more of what we’re doing with this project on Instagram @venturewip. Let us know if you have any questions you’d like answered on the show.
101 minutes | Dec 7, 2018
Safe Burn (w/ Eden Lewis)
We’re back! We had a nice chat with Eden Lewis, an art director working at Edelman PR in New York. This EP is longer than normal...but it’s the 3rd EP so what really is “normal” anyways? Still, promise it’s worth it, especially for those transitioning out of school or looking for new gigs. We talked about rethinking “relevant work experience”, learning from (catastrophic) failure, earning respect when starting anew job, salary $$$ negotiation, and much more. A couple other things we covered: 4:41 — Why the story you tell about your career matters 9:56 — How references help you to communicate with other creators 13:44 — The “superpowers” you have as someone fresh out of school 17:01 — Best advice for people in school 17:39 — Working odd jobs 21:15 — Rethinking “related work” experience 22:39 — How can your find out what your future employer is about? 23:23 — Voicing what you believe in 24:57 — How can you make an impact? 34:46 — Finding hobbies outside of design 41:00 — Managing expectations as a student 50:12 — When things go wrong 50:50 — It’s ok to not know what you want to do 52:56 — Putting in the work as a brand new hire 57:54 — The impact of tiny decisions 1:07:06 — Salary Negotiation 1:10:01 — What happens when you ask for too little? 1:17:04 — When you want to take the job, but the money is too low 1:31:24 — Creative confidence 1:36:00 — Post-failure decisions Eden on Social: Instagram As usual if you like what you’ve heard, please leave us a review in your favorite podcast apps! Also check out more of what we’re doing with this project on Instagram @venturewip. Let us know if you have any questions you’d like answered on the show. For those who want to live in New York: Bitter Renter NYC
54 minutes | Nov 2, 2018
The Luxury of Time (w/ Tayo Jr.)
This week we interviewed Tayo Kuku (@tayojr), an engineer turned photographer. We’ll get into how he got his start, along with how he sees the world as a photographer and how that’s driven by his engineering skillset. A couple other things we covered: 9:36 - Solving problems as an engineer > solving problems as a creative 10:29 - What happens when things go wrong…how do you change your mindset? 12:07 - Skill vs. Talent 13:47- Self-teaching 15:43 - Expectations 19:16 - Passion vs. Frustration 22:35 - What parts of your process are special to you? 31:39 - Helping those who are just starting out 39:03 - Comparison, art/design, and social media 44:12 - Fear 48:33 - Taking your time Check out Tayo’s Work: Instagram Twitter Website As usual if you like what you’ve heard, please leave us a review in your favorite podcast apps! Also check out more of what we’re doing with this project on Instagram @venturewip and Twitter @venturewip. Let us know if you have any questions you’d like answered on the show.
10 minutes | Oct 5, 2018
Venture: Works In Progress Trailer
Fiiiinally getting this off the ground! Venture hosts Justin Morris-Marano + Dapo Oni are just trying to figure out what it takes to stay inspired and maintain your sanity as creatives. The goal has always been to inspire by using conversation + observation as a learning tool. Going to be inviting some of the people who are further along in their journey to hear how they figure things out along the way — not just answering our lingering questions but ones from our community. We’d love to have you as we start this journey, and you can join us for more over at @venturewip on Instagram. Please feel free to share your thoughts on how this project can be more accessible, as we aim to help people stay inspired and motivated on their creative journey.
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