Episode 11: Typeset Inspiration To Impacting 1 Billion Creatives with Chris Do

Episode 11: Typeset Inspiration To Impacting 1 Billion Creatives with Chris Do

Chris Do is the founder and CEO of the Futur, a c…

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Chris Do is the founder and CEO of the Futur, a content and education platform whose mission is to teach 1 billion people to make money doing what they love. In this episode we discuss: Why he was entrepreneurial at an early age [1:40] How Chris got into his first business [2:56] How his family encouraged his creativity [4:04] How a visit to a practising typeset designer made Chris realize what he wanted to do with his life [5:45] Preparing to get into a private art school -Art Center [8:00] How his asian parents felt about him going to community college before art school [9:36] Starting his company - Blind - without any business knowledge [11:23] Competing with large design companies, working with large companies and receiving his first check of $48,000 for a project [12:48] Starting the Futur and building a company around digital education for designers [17:04] Journey of the Futur from idea to earning $3m per year [19:35] How Chris grew his Instagram following [22:10] Formula for graphic content that help grow your following [25:31] What platform benefits the Futur [27:32] Being touched by a client’s gesture [28:28] Teaching the business of design to creatives [30:18] Best ways to get in touch [31:35] Quotable Quotes If I wanted stuff, then I had to go out and earn it. I did want to become something creative, but I was telling myself ”This isn’t practical. Find something else.” For Asian parents community college is purgatory. It’s where kids go to vocational school. We help creative people from all stripes, people in UX, graphics design, even in photography and illustration. They buy our courses and our e-books because it solves a very specific problem for them. Start with something attention getting, usually with a benefit to the user. I have to date resisted/refrained from using my Instagram channel to promote things.I always feel a little scummy when I read things where it’s like an obvious play to sell me something. I might like it but I start to distrust the person. So I’m using that same lens (when marketing). I just want to give you a ton of value and if you’re really curious and if you feel really grateful, you’ll find a way back to me. The Futur: it’s like the future but we dropped the e. There’s no “e” because we dropped the ego. Links to sources and tools Subscribe to The Futur’s Youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-b3c7kxa5vU-bnmaROgvog) where they have awesome resources for creative entrepreneurs. Follow Chris Do on all his social media channels: Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/theFuturisHere/ Personal Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thechrisdo/ Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-futur/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thechrisdo Twitter: https://twitter.com/theChrisDo Check out the Futur here: https://thefutur.com/ Call to action: Support our podcast Rate and review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pass-the-secret-sauce-by-matt-shields/id1506940483 the podcast on iTunes or wherever you subscribe. Tell a family member, friend, or colleague about the show. Subscribe: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pass-the-secret-sauce-by-matt-shields/id1506940483 so you never miss an episode. Subscribe to us on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ5eItxsGWyGKC91zd1pzbA and follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pass-the-secret-sauce-podcast

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