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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. 

252 - Michael Sieben

David Defeo

Michael Sieben took an opportunity at a Fugazi concert that forever changed his creative life, now years later he’s illustrated his own books, skateboards and countless fine art prints / gallery shows. Currently he resides as the managing editor of Thrasher Magazine and recently launched his visionary skateboard company The Program.

Talking Points You’ll Hear on Episode 252
- Humanizing your heroes to get over the hump of intimidation.
- Becoming a huge part of Thrasher Magazine from monthly illustrations, articles and now editor.
- How one career milestone can create many others.
- Creating a visual universe and allowing yourself to create anything within your style.
- How Michael and a friend tried several times to get their own skateboard line up and off of the ground.
- We introduce you to “The Program” Michael Sieben’s new skateboard company with a heavy narrative.
- The influence of art through skateboarding heroes such as the great Neil Blender.
- Story telling through your company’s brand and marketing.

Circle of Trust (Paid Member Content)
- Doing the math before you say yes to creating a book.
- Michael Sieben’s illustrated Wizard of OZ book containing over 60 illustrations and the creative / business lessons he learned from this massive undertaking. 
- How a failed art show experience inspired Michael and friends to create their own gallery.
- Even dreamers can be complainers.