Typeset Inspiration To Impacting 1 Billion Creatives – With Chris Do

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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 ebooks 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 droppedd the ego.

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  • Check out the Futur here: https://thefutur.com/
  • Watch this episode on YouTube

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