The Futur

A podcast about the Business of Design and Creative Entrepreneurship hosted by Emmy-winning director, Chris Do. This is the Futur of design education. Check us out on YouTube -
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Nov 24, 2016

Are people born confident or is it a skill you can develop? Find something that you are really good at and use that as your anchor.

Nov 18, 2016

Pros and cons of being a freelancer vs having a staff position. Blind Creative Director Mathew Encina shares his experience in the field.

Nov 9, 2016
On this episode of the Futur, Chris shares a technique about how to talk about anything, being transparent, and taking the friction out of difficult topics.


Oct 28, 2016

Chris and his former business coach Keir discuss the keys to cultivating a creative culture at work.

Oct 20, 2016

Using the subconscious mind to create concepts and solve creative problems.

Oct 7, 2016

Sales, lead generation, closing, confidence, trust. Chris and Jose talk about closing deals in the Creative Business World.

Oct 1, 2016

Chris Do sits downs with Founder and Creative Director, Yo Santosa for her perspective on building brands with personality.

Sep 30, 2016

Young Designer Noha tells her story and Chris gives her tips for making it in L.A.

Sep 28, 2016

This is The Futur podcast. We talk about the business of design.

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Sep 21, 2016

Cheryl, John and Aaron join Chris Do and discuss why some people feel compelled to talk more than they need to. This episode continues our discussion about going past the sale.

Be comfortable in the dead space. Learn to listen and be present.

Sep 15, 2016

How I Became a Millionaire. Should I drop out of college to pursue my career? What does it take to run a startup. How do you become a millionaire with no college degree launching a tech startup?

CEO and founder of HireWire, Chau Nguyen sits down with Chris Do for this insight conversation about risk/reward, grit and betting it all. Chau talks candidly about big pivotal decisions, no regrets and the challenges and sacrifices that are needed to become a successful entrepreneur. This self made thirty year old became a millionaire and exited his first company Campus Special for 20 million dollars at the age of 33.

How was he able to do it?



Sep 15, 2016

When you hear YES, shut up.

Sep 14, 2016

A conversation about giving and receiving advice. Tips on how to give advice.


Sep 10, 2016

Where do you fit in the post production food chain?

Sep 10, 2016

What do you need to know to start and run a design business? 

Successful Business Man & Designer Chris Do imparts experience wisdom and knowledge on the most important issues entrepreneurs face when starting and running a business.

Frank Shi, a smart, young entrepreneur on the verge of starting a motion graphics business, asks Chris Do the following questions:

What are some common business mistakes entrepreneurs make in the creative business field?

How do you effectively communicate with business partners. How do you negotiate fair terms? How do you sell your company/service w/o much experience to show?

How do you write a mission statement: How do you communicate who you are and what you do in a sentence?

How do you budget for unexpected things that go wrong in a project: How do you put together a bid?

How to prevent your business from crashing & burning in the first year? Getting of the Runway.

Pros and Cons of running a brick and mortar operation vs. running a fluid, mostly remote team?

Team Building. How to do Management. How to create Company Culture, How to inspire the team?

Sep 7, 2016

What is The Futur of The Motion Graphics Industry and what can you, as a creative, do to adapt?

Get inside the world of Motion Graphics with Chris & Greg, 2 industry veterans, as they reflect on their experiences as both attendees and speakers at Motion 2016 - the Motion Graphics Conference in Santa Fe, NM.

Chris and Greg reflect on insightful conversations about the Motion Graphics Industry and the direction in which it's headed.