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The Circle of Trust Archive

The Circle of Trust is the paid subscriber content for listeners of the Adventures In Design podcast. Containing over 300+ episodes and 500 hours of design, illustration, printing and business tips n tricks. Hear every episode in it’s entirety! The Circle of Trust has the full Adventures In Design audio catalog, featuring every episode with bonus content added or you can choose to go straight to the bonus content. Every topic possible on following your creative passion as a hobby or career has been covered in this collection and we’re not even close to finishing the conversation adding another 200 episodes in 2016. 

172 - David Stowe of Vannen Watches

David Defeo

Watch designer David Stowe of Vannen Watches talks about his inspirational moment of changing his life and starting his business. 

Talking Points of AID 172
- The magic of Swatch Watch in 1980s.
- Designing every piece of the watch to create an overall product experience.
- Selling IP products versus selling original art pieces.
- Working with Descendents.
- The balance of working with big name properties and trying to make great products.
- Keeping a balanced release schedule to use big releases to fund introduction pieces.
- The commute from work that changed David’s life, when he decided to spend the next year planning his escape into entrepreneurship.
- Making excuses to not try.

In The Circle of Trust (Paid Subscriber Content)
- The cash flow of production
- Investing time into figuring out your product design and production.
- Creating a production relationship with your manufacturer.
- Thoughts on unlicensed work, when you’re paying licensing fees.
- Working with limited edition product lines.
- The behind the scenes story of his official Breaking Bad watch release.