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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. 

472 - Breaking News with Sean Mort

David Defeo

Breaking News is back and bringing you the responses you need to hear for the problems you face in today's day and age. Mark Brickey and Sean Mort are your trusted anchors navigating across the uncertain seas of creativity tackling everything from passing the Beth Test to finding your first clients. The International Bromance fearlessly answer any question you have to ask in a fair and balanced manner. What are you listening to? Is there a Post Yellow Phase in Sean's future? How should someone break into the world of gigposters? All of this and more as The People's Champ even gets questioned on his hard won title. It's another adventure packed with the chicken nuggets you are looking for most to get your week started off right!

Talking Points

  • Getting docked five episodes to end on an even number... next year.
  • Happiness outside of work and developing an identity beyond your business.
  • Riding the ebb and flow of balancing life with work.
  • Stepping beyond survival strategies and competing with yourself.
  • A day in the life of a Brickey.
  • Staying restless while you shoot for the moon.
  • The conversation that never goes away on the journey towards your goals.
  • Getting noticed in the sandbox.
  • Mark and Sean are breaking Breaking News into some serious questions.
  • Keeping the magic magical.
  • Is there any shame in using reference art?
  • Spotting the amateur tracers.
  • Best practices for shipping single and wholesale orders.
  • Cutting through the crowded marketplace of DIY crafts.
  • Alternative printing methods and passing the Beth Test.
  • Find what fits where you want to sell.
  • How much are you willing to give up for a 10% bump at the end of a year?
  • Landing your first clients and evaluating who you are.
  • Building momentum.
  • A mini tough love on names.
  • Tracing from other business models and finding inspiration.
  • What are Sean and Mark listening to these days?
  • Locker Room Talk and taking your lumps.
  • Getting into gig posters and taking note of who was there before you and what they do now.
  • Chip's new policy.
  • Parenting like a firefighter and women intuition.
  • Between hideous monster or Neil Patrick Harris and Bolton or Long Beach.
  • Raising a gender neutral, age ambiguous, middle nameless baby in today's society.
  • Is the Pixel Phone tempting enough to jump ship?