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The Futur with Chris Do

Candid conversations with the most interesting and inspirational people that you’ve never heard of. Host, Chris Do, interviews people from all walks of life about the fringes of design, technology, marketing and business all in hopes of changing the way you think.
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Sep 28, 2020

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.

Sep 21, 2020

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

Sep 18, 2020
At long last, the second edition of Chris Do’s book, Pocket Full of Do, is now available on Amazon.com!
 
Get yourself a copy today → https://geni.us/pfod
Sep 14, 2020

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.

Sep 7, 2020

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.

Aug 31, 2020

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

Aug 24, 2020

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

Aug 17, 2020

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

Aug 10, 2020

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

Aug 3, 2020

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

Jul 27, 2020

Have a question that you want Chris to answer? Ask away.

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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.

Jul 20, 2020

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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.

Jul 13, 2020

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Matt Essam is a creative business coach. Think of him like the British version of Chris Do.

In this episode, he and Chris talk about finding their sense of purpose in life, and how everyone’s story has inherent value—even if you don’t see it just yet. They discuss strategies about how to become a better listener and why doing so is critical to the success of your business and client relationships.

This isn’t just for the creative community, the ideas and mindset these two kindred spirits share are applicable to everyone.

Jul 9, 2020

We have a special clip from another podcast to share with you today. It’s called Finding Founders and it’s all about highlighting the entrepreneurial spirits here in Los Angeles.

This clip is from The Futur’s own Chris Do. He shares his origin story, path from refugee to business owner and all the cultural barriers he battled along the way. We think you’ll like it a lot.

You can listen to the rest of the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever else you listen to your podcasts. Just search for Finding Founders.

Jul 6, 2020

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Amy Balliett is the founder of Killer Visual Strategies. They’re a design studio in Seattle, Washington helping clients efficiently and effectively create meaning through design.

Amy got a head start with entrepreneurship by owning her own ice cream parlor at age 17. Since then, she’s gone on to work as a video editor, film trailer marketer and—after several pivots later—founder, author and public speaker.

She and Chris discuss how to know when it’s time for you to make that big pivot with your business and the risk of not doing anything. They also get into the impact of COVID-19 on the creative service industry and what they are both doing to prepare for the future.

Jun 29, 2020

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Jose Gomez is the Executive Creative Director of Dallas based design agency, ATK PLN. He’s won an Emmy, built a skateboard brand as a teenager and continues to push the envelope in the worlds of motion design and live action.

This episode is full of great stories about the triumphs and tribulations of running a creative business in the advertising world. He and Chris swap stories about pitching ideas, working with nightmare clients and discuss how to take a loss and learn from it—even when it costs you $45K.

But it's not all war stories. Listen hard enough and you might pick up a few new tools to use in your own creative business.

Jun 22, 2020

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Reena Merchant is a UX Manager at Google and one of the few people we know that holds an MBA in Design Strategy.

In this episode, Reena and Chris discuss her journey from shy kid to tech executive, the weight of family expectations and why believing in yourself is the best cure for self-doubt. And rest assured, Reena will lay out what exactly UX is and how you can go about learning it.

Jun 15, 2020

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Hannah Corlett is the founder of architectural and urban design firm, HNNA. The projects she works on today, you may get to see 10 years from now, which means she spends a lot of time thinking about the future and how to design for it.

In this episode, Hannah and Chris discuss what that future might look like for everyone and how urban designers and educators play in an integral role in shaping it.

Jun 8, 2020

Randy Hereman has lived many professional lives. He started as a web-designer, then a professional kite-surfer, then a high rolling poker player and is now an execution coach, on a mission to help people become who they need to be to attain their goals.

He also happens to be a member of The Futur Pro Group. If you don’t know what that is, visit the http://thefutur.com/pro to find out. It just might be where your people are.

In this episode, Randy and Chris talk through the mindset it takes to have an idea and then see it through to fruition, which is a problem a lot of us struggle with. Consuming the content is easy, but taking action from it, not so much.

Get out of your head and into the mind of an action-taker.

Jun 1, 2020

Alex Zaccaria is the founder and CEO of Linktree. You might recognize that name from the millions of Instagram profiles that use their product. If you don’t know what Linktree is, go look it up. It is quite the handy social media tool.

In this episode, Alex and Chris talk about Linktree’s remarkable growth and how they gain around 20,000 new sign ups every day, without spending much on customer acquisition. Sounds crazy right? Not if you build a great solution to a common problem.

It’s not often we get to talk shop with the founder of a tech company. Alex and his team have built something undeniably unique. Even the Royal Family uses it.

May 25, 2020

What do you think about when you hear the term, “virtual reality”? It's been part of the pop-culture and entertainment news cycle for a while, but still feels out of reach. There are cumbersome headsets you need to wear, low fidelity images and poorly designed experiences.

Like or not, VR is on the cusp of changing our lives forever, which is why we were thrilled to have HP’s Global Lead of VR for Location Based Entertainment on the show, Joanna Popper.

While we shelter-in-place we can't help but think: how might VR change day-to-day life during something like this. Will it connect people and offer experiences that they could otherwise not enjoy, or will VR live up to the dystopian future we often see portrayed in films?

Either way, it's here to stay.

May 18, 2020

Adrien Behn is a seasoned world traveler, writer and comedic performer. This self-proclaimed “Jill of all trades“ ventures into new countries to seek out total strangers and listen to their stories. She then reports back about the most daring and interesting ones via her own podcast, Strangers Abroad.

In this episode, Adrien and Chris discuss what makes great storytelling, the power of vulnerability and they allude to an unforgettable travel story that led to an audience member fainting mid-show. If you enjoy a good story or want to be a better storyteller, then you better not miss this one.

May 11, 2020

Michael Bungay Stanier is an Oxford graduate and author of the wildly popular book, The Coaching Habit. He is a champion of curiosity that believes the advice we so eagerly give is not nearly as good as we think it is.

Michael founded Box of Crayons, a company that helps organizations transform from advice-driven to curiosity-led. His missions is to help shape how organizations around the world make being coach-like an essential leadership behavior.

May 4, 2020

Sophia Ahamed is a designer and founder of design agency Monograph & Co. She and Chris go deep into the role that empathy plays in creative business. Spoiler alert: it's an important one. They talk about how losing someone can trigger a perspective shift and, subsequently, how you can use your own life experiences to build greater empathy with your clients.

A lot of us get caught up thinking about ourselves and that makes it difficult to look at the world through another person’s lens. In strange times like these, we could all use a bit more empathy.

Apr 27, 2020

Meg Lewis is a designer, comedian, performance artist, entrepreneur, meditation podcaster and a whole lot more. You might recognize her style, her voice and definitely her glasses, but after listening to this episode you will understand the power of her personal branding.

Meg and Chris discuss how to take what's weird about yourself and turn it into a unique career advantage. After all, that's what creativity is: combining unrelated things to make something new.

If you're interested in finding your own personal brand or style, then you will enjoy this very fun conversation with the one and only, Meg Lewis.

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