For Creatives in the Trenches


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It’s never been a better time to earn a living with your creativity. This show bridges the gap between art and business by talking to high-profile creators about the nitty gritty of building their creative career. We discuss the specific elements of their personality, style, or approach that have helped them thrive: elements like focus, vulnerability, revision, and constraints. Learn how these creators made a living with their art and you’ll feel more confident earning a living on your own terms too.

Meet Your Host

Jay Clouse

Jay Clouse started his career in startups. He co-founded a ticketing platform called Tixers, which was acquired in 2015. After spending a year building products at a venture-backed healthcare startup, he left to focus on his own creative ideas. He’s the creator of Freelancing School and freelancing author for Linkedin Learning and Jay has spoken at TEDx, SXSW, Creative Mornings, and more. He cohosts a podcast called upside which Business Insider called, “Almost as Good as Getting an MBA.” And in 2019, Jay produced the award-winning documentary Test City, USA.

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