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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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Oct 12, 2020

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.

Oct 5, 2020

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Mar 9, 2020

In this episode of Deep Dive, Chris talks with branding and marketing legend, Marty Neumeier. They discuss Marty’s journey from Art Center College of Design all the way through to his experience working in Silicon Valley.

The two enter a deep conversation about connecting creativity to business, how to do better by doing less and answer the question: What is branding?

Feb 10, 2020

In this episode, Chris talks with entrepreneur and educator, Daniel Scott, about why teaching not only brings him joy, but how lucrative it can be for anyone willing to put in the work. They get deep into the inner workings of Daniel’s online teaching business, how he got started and even how much revenue he earns from it all.

Show Notes

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Feb 3, 2020

Is there a tried and true path to creative success? Some say follow your passion, but that’s not what worked for this week’s guest. In this episode, Chris talks with YouTube design trend forecaster, Philip Van Dusen, about how following his curiosity led him to where to he needed to be.

Show Notes

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Philip Van Dusen on YouTube

Oct 31, 2019

This is part two of our conversation with acclaimed author, Austin Kleon. If you missed part one, go give that a listen first. You can find it at https://thefutur.com/podcast/dont-call-it-a-side-hustle-austin-kleon.

In this episode, Chris and Austin discuss cultivating passions, why Austin considers himself a multi-hyphenate (not a polymath), and the most common misconceptions about his renowned book, Steal Like An Artist.

Oct 25, 2019

In this episode, Chris Do talks with acclaimed author, Austin Kleon. They discuss two of his most interesting and popular books—Steal Like An Artist and Show Your Work. This conversation is so jam packed with stories and opinions on what it means to be creative that we broke it up into two parts.

In part one, Austin and Chris discuss his background, what changed the game for him, and why he hates the term “side hustle.”

Oct 9, 2019

What motivates someone to start a design conference? Why give your free time away to help facilitate the development of others? With little to no financial reward, why do this?

A year ago, I had the opportunity to speak at the Bend Design Conference—a tight knit community of creatives, in "Upper Left, USA". I got to participate and see some of the behind the scenes operations of this wonderful organization. I'm thrilled to have Vice-Chair Martha Murray and the amazing Heather Crank to shed some light on how they curate speakers and what they get from working tirelessly on producing this annual conference. 

Bend Design’s intimate, welcoming atmosphere enables the leaders of tomorrow to engage with the exceptional, experienced creatives of today. Our participants make new connections, collaborate on new projects, and learn new skills. Together we explore how creative thinking and practices can lift up our lives, our communities, and the wider world.

Sep 14, 2019
Higher learning. Higher earning.
Lambda is designed for student success. They don't get paid until you do, so they’re in this together, from your first day of classes to your first day on the job — and beyond.
 
At first it sounded crazy—a school without tuition. But when you dig deeper into how Austen Allred structures the Lambda School, you start wonder why all schools aren't structured this way. Shouldn't schools make an investment in students? Well, that's the premise. If Lambda guesses incorrectly, they lose their investment in their students.
Sep 14, 2019

What is marketing? What is branding? Is one more important than the other? What's the difference and where are the overlaps?

This conversation with sparked by a controversial post by Story Brand author, Donald Miller, who states that branding isn't necessary unless you are doing more than $50m in revenue.

Melinda Livsey and Fabian Geyrhalter join the podcast to share their thoughts. 

Aug 12, 2019

Errol Gerson is the longest running instructor at ArtCenter and for good reason. He's been sharing his knowledge, passion, wit and philosophy on sales, business and management to over 3000 students over the course of over four decades. He's getting up there in age, but hasn't slowed down one bit. This is a treat to be able to sit at the feet of master.

Gerson received a BS in Accounting from USC in 1970, and after receiving his MBA from USC in 1971, he spent eight years at a Big 8 public accounting firm.

In 1979 he co-founded a CPA Business Management firm with three other USC grads, then sold it in 1992. Gerson co-founded Cow Interactive with four Art Center grads. In 1999 he joined CAA Agency as the Director of New Media. In 2004 he left CAA and became the Principal at the Gerson Group, a Strategic Management Consulting company, where he is in practice today. Errol is a Senior Adviser to the A.I.G.A. and does Entrepreneurship and Marketing workshops and seminars across the country.

Aug 10, 2019

Co-Founder of AJ&Smart, a Digital Product Design agency and self described nerdy-looking Irish guy has a remarkable story to share about nearly calling it quits to finding his focus.

How did he do it? How did he become synonymous with "Design Sprints" and wind up co-creating a course with one of his mentors?

Jonathan's energy, enthusiasm and transparency is truly inspiring. 

Jun 20, 2019

As Vice President of Adobe Design, Jamie Myrold has led large-scale design efforts at Adobe for more than ten years, leading the company’s development of the next generation of design tools. Her experience goes beyond restructuring and redesigning applications, but to redefining Adobe’s design business as well. In her role, Jamie aims to inspire the next wave of design leaders, encouraging her teams to push boundaries and develop leadership skills to define guidelines that help with all aspects of business strategy and product creation.

Dec 3, 2018

This episode of The Futur was sponsored by the all-new Chase Ink Business Unlimited Credit Card.

Joey Cofone is the CEO and Co-Founder of Baron Fig, a company that has succeeded by perfecting a simple tool crucial to the creative entrepreneur: the notebook. Launched in 2013 with a massively successful Kickstarter campaign, Baron Fig has gone on to expand its offerings and its business, but simplicity remains a common theme in both Joey’s business and his life. Joey spoke with Chris from his home in New York to let us in on what keeps him going.

Nov 14, 2018

This episode of The Futur was sponsored by the all-new Chase Ink Business Unlimited Credit Card.

When Elay Cohen moved to Silicon Valley from his hometown of Toronto, he had dreams of starting his own successful company. It would be fifteen years until that dream came true, but it’s safe to say that it was worth the wait. SalesHood is changing the face of sales culture. During those first fifteen years, Elay became an expert in his field and became known in the tech world as one of the main players who helped grow Salesforce into the multi-billion-dollar enterprise it is today.

Chris got a chance to sit down and chat with his client and friend to find out how Elay stays productive while he’s busy running a fast-growing company and writing his second book.

Nov 11, 2018

Originally planned to be a chemical engineer until I was hit by the double-punch combo of Jurassic Park and Toy Story - and then it was animation from there on. I've worked as an character animator on children's videos, created the visuals for industry-leading slot machines, and designed the opening titles for some of the highest rated shows on TV.

Sep 9, 2018

Lilian Darmono is a Creative and Art Director specialising in character-driven animated and illustrative pieces. Her expertise is helping clients communicate their brand message, through a diverse range of aesthetic and medium.

Her spare time is dedicated to helping the creative community flourish through journalism, mentorship and public speaking engagements. This has included being a speaker at Faux Images Berlin, a guest lecturer at Maryland Institute College of Art, and many more. 

Aug 14, 2018

Lilian Darmono is a Creative and Art Director specialising in character-driven animated and illustrative pieces. Her expertise is helping clients communicate their brand message, through a diverse range of aesthetic and medium.

Her spare time is dedicated to helping the creative community flourish through journalism, mentorship and public speaking engagements. This has included being a speaker at Faux Images Berlin, a guest lecturer at Maryland Institute College of Art, and many more. 

May 10, 2018

Recently, Chris went looking for some answers regarding gender inequality issues in design and opened himself up to the internet community. Needless to say, it went about as well as can be expected on the internet, BUT, through that experience, he did meet someone who was interested in helping him to find answers. Diane Gibbs, a designer and podcaster from Alabama reached out with an open heart and mind, and now she's on the podcast to talk about these issues. This is the second half of this series.

Apr 30, 2018

Recently, Chris went looking for some answers regarding gender inequality issues in design and opened himself up to the internet community. Needless to say, it went about as well as can be expected on the internet, BUT, through that experience, he did meet someone who was interested in helping him to find answers. Diane Gibbs, a designer and podcaster from Alabama reached out with an open heart and mind, and now she's on the podcast to talk about these issues. This is part 1 of a 2 part series.

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