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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. 

453 - Shop Talk with Sean Mort

David Defeo

It's time to start your week with a Shop Talk to get your head in the game of being a creative professional. Sean recently said his goodbyes to Chicago and has a lot to talk about with Mark about his weekend at Renegade Craft Fair. Not only does the International Bromance get into the responsibilities of a creative to the family dynamic, but Sean shares his actual numbers on everything from booking a booth to how much he's bringing home to Rogue One. Today's Shop Talk helps serve as a benchmark for any creative to strive towards and then breakthrough as they apply the strategies Mark and Sean discuss openly. Take notes and pay attention because this is an episode chalked full of chicken nuggets to apply towards your financial freedom. 

Talking Points

  • Brickey On Broadway and what dear old Mama Mort used to say.
  • Instagram Stories questions for Mark and Sean.
  • Finding a place where people are getting caught in a mosh.
  • A community of designers in Los Angeles.
  • What AID Live is looking like and a very complex mystery gift system.
  • The preliminary costs of running a booth.
  • Rain, Renegade, and ruined Little Fellers.
  • Keeping composure when mini panic attacks talk.
  • The financials on getting back to even.
  • Having a confident mindset as a salesman.
  • Pulling the egg timer on Robert From Chicago.
  • Intentionally increasing the brutality every 15 minutes.
  • Selling out or selling up who you are to a customer.
  • Branded city prints and evergreen earners.
  • Keeping stock in the states to cut down costs.
  • Comparing sales across various price point levels.
  • The jigsaw wall and strategizing your projects for retail purposes.
  • Dumpster divers, drunks, and delivered food.
  • Eating British food out of newspapers.
  • Sean's total earnings from a weekend at Renegade and how that stacks up to a regular paycheck at an agency.
  • Supporting a family dynamic as a creative.
  • Sean's Steelers and predicting how talent translates to the big stage.
  • The Astropad changes the iPad Pro.
  • The B Word and the Design Wars.
  • Breaking through your financial ceiling.
  • Investing in your travel bag.
  • Rovio's big gamble.
  • What's coming to theaters and Waking Sleeping Beauty.
  • Movies that break your emotional doors down.
  • Careers without seniority and recreating yourself.