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The Futur with Chris Do

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The Futur with Chris Do

The Futur with Chris Do

The Futur

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Candid conversations with the most interesting and inspirational people that you’ve never heard of. Host, Chris Do, interviews people from all walks of life about the fringes of design, technology, marketing and business all in hopes of changing the way you think.

Latest Episodes

89 - Tales From a Creative Director — with Jose Gomez

Want to help support The Futur? Fill out this super short survey: https://bit.ly/futur-survey Jose Gomez is the Executive Creative Director of Dallas based design agency, ATK PLN. He’s won an Emmy, built a skateboard brand as a teenager and continues to push the envelope in the worlds of motion design and live action. This episode is full of great stories about the triumphs and tribulations of running a creative business in the advertising world.

67 MIN5 d ago
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89 - Tales From a Creative Director — with Jose Gomez

88 - From Shy Kid to Tech Executive — with Reena Merchant

Want to help support The Futur? Fill out this super short survey: https://bit.ly/futur-survey Reena Merchant is a UX Manager at Google and one of the few people we know that holds an MBA in Design Strategy. In this episode, Reena and Chris discuss her journey from shy kid to tech executive, the weight of family expectations and why believing in yourself is the best cure for self-doubt. And rest assured, Reena will lay out what exactly UX is and how you can go about learning it.

63 MIN1 w ago
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88 - From Shy Kid to Tech Executive — with Reena Merchant

87 - Designing for the Future — with Hannah Corlett

Want to help support The Futur? Fill out this super short survey: https://bit.ly/futur-survey Hannah Corlett is the founder of architectural and urban design firm, HNNA. The projects she works on today, you may get to see 10 years from now, which means she spends a lot of time thinking about the future and how to design for it. In this episode, Hannah and Chris discuss what that future might look like for everyone and how urban designers and educators play in an integral role in shaping it.

57 MIN2 w ago
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87 - Designing for the Future — with Hannah Corlett

86 - Stop Thinking and Start Doing — with Randy Hereman

Randy Hereman has lived many professional lives. He started as a web-designer, then a professional kite-surfer, then a high rolling poker player and is now an execution coach, on a mission to help people become who they need to be to attain their goals. He also happens to be a member of The Futur Pro Group. If you don’t know what that is, visit the thefutur.com/pro to find out. It just might be where your people are.

72 MIN3 w ago
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86 - Stop Thinking and Start Doing — with Randy Hereman

85 - Problem Solving and Product Design — with Alex Zaccaria

Alex Zaccaria is the founder and CEO of Linktree. You might recognize that name from the millions of Instagram profiles that use their product. If you don’t know what Linktree is, go look it up. It is quite the handy social media tool. In this episode, Alex and Chris talk about Linktree’s remarkable growth and how they gain around 20,000 new sign ups every day, without spending much on customer acquisition. Sounds crazy right? Not if you build a great solution to a common problem.

51 MINJUN 1
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85 - Problem Solving and Product Design — with Alex Zaccaria

84 - The Promise of Virtual Reality — with Joanna Popper

What do you think about when you hear the term, “virtual reality”? It's been part of the pop-culture and entertainment news cycle for a while, but still feels out of reach. There are cumbersome headsets you need to wear, low fidelity images and poorly designed experiences. Like or not, VR is on the cusp of changing our lives forever, which is why we were thrilled to have HP’s Global Lead of VR for Location Based Entertainment on the show, Joanna Popper.

59 MINMAY 25
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84 - The Promise of Virtual Reality — with Joanna Popper

83 - How To Tell A Great Story — with Adrien Behn

Adrien Behn is a seasoned world traveler, writer and comedic performer. This self-proclaimed “Jill of all trades“ ventures into new countries to seek out total strangers and listen to their stories. She then reports back about the most daring and interesting ones via her own podcast, Strangers Abroad. In this episode, Adrien and Chris discuss what makes great storytelling, the power of vulnerability and they allude to an unforgettable travel story that led to an audience member fainting mid-show.

64 MINMAY 18
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83 - How To Tell A Great Story — with Adrien Behn

82 - Stop Giving Advice, Ask More Questions — with Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier is an Oxford graduate and author of the wildly popular book, The Coaching Habit. He is a champion of curiosity that believes the advice we so eagerly give is not nearly as good as we think it is. Michael founded Box of Crayons, a company that helps organizations transform from advice-driven to curiosity-led. His missions is to help shape how organizations around the world make being coach-like an essential leadership behavior.

59 MINMAY 11
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82 - Stop Giving Advice, Ask More Questions — with Michael Bungay Stanier

81 - Designing With Empathy — with Sophia Ahamed

Sophia Ahamed is a designer and founder of design agency Monograph & Co. She and Chris go deep into the role that empathy plays in creative business. Spoiler alert: it's an important one. They talk about how losing someone can trigger a perspective shift and, subsequently, how you can use your own life experiences to build greater empathy with your clients.

47 MINMAY 4
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81 - Designing With Empathy — with Sophia Ahamed

80 - Design, Comedy and Personal Branding — with Meg Lewis

Meg Lewis is a designer, comedian, performance artist, entrepreneur, meditation podcaster and a whole lot more. You might recognize her style, her voice and definitely her glasses, but after listening to this episode you will understand the power of her personal branding. Meg and Chris discuss how to take what's weird about yourself and turn it into a unique career advantage. After all, that's what creativity is: combining unrelated things to make something new.

65 MINAPR 27
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80 - Design, Comedy and Personal Branding — with Meg Lewis

Latest Episodes

89 - Tales From a Creative Director — with Jose Gomez

Want to help support The Futur? Fill out this super short survey: https://bit.ly/futur-survey Jose Gomez is the Executive Creative Director of Dallas based design agency, ATK PLN. He’s won an Emmy, built a skateboard brand as a teenager and continues to push the envelope in the worlds of motion design and live action. This episode is full of great stories about the triumphs and tribulations of running a creative business in the advertising world.

67 MIN5 d ago
Comments
89 - Tales From a Creative Director — with Jose Gomez

88 - From Shy Kid to Tech Executive — with Reena Merchant

Want to help support The Futur? Fill out this super short survey: https://bit.ly/futur-survey Reena Merchant is a UX Manager at Google and one of the few people we know that holds an MBA in Design Strategy. In this episode, Reena and Chris discuss her journey from shy kid to tech executive, the weight of family expectations and why believing in yourself is the best cure for self-doubt. And rest assured, Reena will lay out what exactly UX is and how you can go about learning it.

63 MIN1 w ago
Comments
88 - From Shy Kid to Tech Executive — with Reena Merchant

87 - Designing for the Future — with Hannah Corlett

Want to help support The Futur? Fill out this super short survey: https://bit.ly/futur-survey Hannah Corlett is the founder of architectural and urban design firm, HNNA. The projects she works on today, you may get to see 10 years from now, which means she spends a lot of time thinking about the future and how to design for it. In this episode, Hannah and Chris discuss what that future might look like for everyone and how urban designers and educators play in an integral role in shaping it.

57 MIN2 w ago
Comments
87 - Designing for the Future — with Hannah Corlett

86 - Stop Thinking and Start Doing — with Randy Hereman

Randy Hereman has lived many professional lives. He started as a web-designer, then a professional kite-surfer, then a high rolling poker player and is now an execution coach, on a mission to help people become who they need to be to attain their goals. He also happens to be a member of The Futur Pro Group. If you don’t know what that is, visit the thefutur.com/pro to find out. It just might be where your people are.

72 MIN3 w ago
Comments
86 - Stop Thinking and Start Doing — with Randy Hereman

85 - Problem Solving and Product Design — with Alex Zaccaria

Alex Zaccaria is the founder and CEO of Linktree. You might recognize that name from the millions of Instagram profiles that use their product. If you don’t know what Linktree is, go look it up. It is quite the handy social media tool. In this episode, Alex and Chris talk about Linktree’s remarkable growth and how they gain around 20,000 new sign ups every day, without spending much on customer acquisition. Sounds crazy right? Not if you build a great solution to a common problem.

51 MINJUN 1
Comments
85 - Problem Solving and Product Design — with Alex Zaccaria

84 - The Promise of Virtual Reality — with Joanna Popper

What do you think about when you hear the term, “virtual reality”? It's been part of the pop-culture and entertainment news cycle for a while, but still feels out of reach. There are cumbersome headsets you need to wear, low fidelity images and poorly designed experiences. Like or not, VR is on the cusp of changing our lives forever, which is why we were thrilled to have HP’s Global Lead of VR for Location Based Entertainment on the show, Joanna Popper.

59 MINMAY 25
Comments
84 - The Promise of Virtual Reality — with Joanna Popper

83 - How To Tell A Great Story — with Adrien Behn

Adrien Behn is a seasoned world traveler, writer and comedic performer. This self-proclaimed “Jill of all trades“ ventures into new countries to seek out total strangers and listen to their stories. She then reports back about the most daring and interesting ones via her own podcast, Strangers Abroad. In this episode, Adrien and Chris discuss what makes great storytelling, the power of vulnerability and they allude to an unforgettable travel story that led to an audience member fainting mid-show.

64 MINMAY 18
Comments
83 - How To Tell A Great Story — with Adrien Behn

82 - Stop Giving Advice, Ask More Questions — with Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier is an Oxford graduate and author of the wildly popular book, The Coaching Habit. He is a champion of curiosity that believes the advice we so eagerly give is not nearly as good as we think it is. Michael founded Box of Crayons, a company that helps organizations transform from advice-driven to curiosity-led. His missions is to help shape how organizations around the world make being coach-like an essential leadership behavior.

59 MINMAY 11
Comments
82 - Stop Giving Advice, Ask More Questions — with Michael Bungay Stanier

81 - Designing With Empathy — with Sophia Ahamed

Sophia Ahamed is a designer and founder of design agency Monograph & Co. She and Chris go deep into the role that empathy plays in creative business. Spoiler alert: it's an important one. They talk about how losing someone can trigger a perspective shift and, subsequently, how you can use your own life experiences to build greater empathy with your clients.

47 MINMAY 4
Comments
81 - Designing With Empathy — with Sophia Ahamed

80 - Design, Comedy and Personal Branding — with Meg Lewis

Meg Lewis is a designer, comedian, performance artist, entrepreneur, meditation podcaster and a whole lot more. You might recognize her style, her voice and definitely her glasses, but after listening to this episode you will understand the power of her personal branding. Meg and Chris discuss how to take what's weird about yourself and turn it into a unique career advantage. After all, that's what creativity is: combining unrelated things to make something new.

65 MINAPR 27
Comments
80 - Design, Comedy and Personal Branding — with Meg Lewis

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