10 episodes

Shannon DeJong is a CEO. She’s also an artist. These two things are not mutually exclusive - however, they are extremely difficult to pull off. At the helm of her quickly growing San Francisco naming and branding agency, but equally passionate about performance art and acting, Shannon has been feeling like a woman divided.

Part narrative documentary, part performance art, part live-your-values kick-in-the-pants - ArtistCEO is the real story behind what it takes to make business and art play nice.

ArtistCEO House of Who, Inc.

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    • 5.0, 22 Ratings

Shannon DeJong is a CEO. She’s also an artist. These two things are not mutually exclusive - however, they are extremely difficult to pull off. At the helm of her quickly growing San Francisco naming and branding agency, but equally passionate about performance art and acting, Shannon has been feeling like a woman divided.

Part narrative documentary, part performance art, part live-your-values kick-in-the-pants - ArtistCEO is the real story behind what it takes to make business and art play nice.

    Ep 9: Two ArtistCEO's in Brooklyn

    Ep 9: Two ArtistCEO's in Brooklyn

    In the final episode of ArtistCEO, a newly freed up Shannon travels to Brooklyn to meet Kerri on her way to SXSW.

    The two attend a podcast conference and get excited about the future of ArtistCEO until Kerri has an existential crisis about how she’s going to make business and art live in harmony.

    Produced by House of Who, Inc.

    Learn more at www.houseofwho.com.

    Music by C.F. Watkins (http://www.cfwatkins.com)

    • 19 min
    Ep 8: The Beat of Her Own Drummer

    Ep 8: The Beat of Her Own Drummer

    After performing in a play and running her business at the same time, Shannon is having some trouble getting back into the hustle.

    So much so, that she’s thinking about throwing in the towel on the whole thing.

    Listen in to hear Shannon reckon with whether or not this whole crazy path she’s taken – marching to the beat of her own drummer – was worth it.

    Produced by House of Who, Inc. 

    Learn more at www.houseofwho.com

    Music by C.F. Watkins (http://www.cfwatkins.com)

    • 29 min
    Ep 7: Our CEO is an Actress?!

    Ep 7: Our CEO is an Actress?!

    Shannon is facing her first BIG test as an ArtistCEO – being an actress in a two-person play while simultaneously running her business.

    Listen in to find out what her team thought about seeing their CEO on stage and what happened when Kerri made a surprise visit to see the final performance of Laughing Wild.

    Produced by House of Who, Inc.

    Learn more at www.houseofwho.com

    Music by C.F. Watkins (http://www.cfwatkins.com)

    • 30 min
    Ep 6: The Challenges of Being an Artist and a Businesswoman

    Ep 6: The Challenges of Being an Artist and a Businesswoman

    As Shannon commits to actively performing again and taking acting classes while running her brand agency, House of Who, she starts to remember why doing it all is challenging (to say the least!) Kerri and Shannon meet for the first time at the House of Who retreat and she realizes that this person she’s been hearing audio diaries from for months is really...real.

    Produced by House of Who, Inc. 

    Learn more at www.houseofwho.com

    Music by C.F. Watkins (http://www.cfwatkins.com)

    • 25 min
    Ep 5: An Artist Starts Freelancing

    Ep 5: An Artist Starts Freelancing

    It’s time to turn the tables as we focus on Kerri (the narrator’s) story of being an artist who starts a freelance business. Held back in her art by a health crisis in her early 20s and discouraged by the lack of financial stability, she begins helping entrepreneurs with their content. It pays the bills, sure, but what happens when her creative side wants more?

    Shannon experiences a breakthrough in her artistic life, embarking on the beginnings of a two-person play that will force her to walk the talk of an ArtistCEO.

    Produced by House of Who, Inc. 

    Learn more at houseofwho.com

    Music by C.F. Watkins (http://www.cfwatkins.com)

    • 24 min
    Ep 4: The Dissatisfied Artist: When Business Takes Over Your Life

    Ep 4: The Dissatisfied Artist: When Business Takes Over Your Life

    When Shannon takes a break from her exploding business, she realizes she has a problem. Her artist side is starving. Though she’s become better fed financially, and even fulfilled creatively, (building a business is a creative act after all) in the making art department, she’s feeling broke.

    As Shannon reflects back on the craziness of the last six months and admits she’s artistically dissatisfied, Kerri wonders if her art has simply taken on a different form….off-the-cuff, autobiographical audio monologues. And yet Kerri is also wondering if getting paid to make this podcast is enough to satisfy her artist.

    Produced by House of Who, Inc. 

    Learn more at houseofwho.com

    Music by C.F. Watkins (http://www.cfwatkins.com)

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

delandco ,

Awakening!

Refreshingly raw and honnest! Shannon is both incredibly inspiering and totally relatable. Listening to her journey has been a thouroughly enlightening experience for me – urging me to awakenend and integrate my artist self. Cant recommend enough!

spadework ,

It’s about what’s not talked about!

Artist CEO hits the nail on the head in our overstimulated results based rat race world, which is also full of creative souls who thrive on the soul and reaching souls of each other. The truth is we all have both qualities and desires on both ends of the spectrum. We need balance of mind, body, AND spirit! As an engineer by trade, stigmatized into robot like heroism, my artist-by-nature side has learned how creative juices are where the ideas come from and good design comes from, both day and night! All of us need to engage both and nourish both. It’s not talked about much. Or rather, the space between overlapping Venn diagram circles is small these days. But this podcast starts in that space and pushes out. It defines it and forces us to reimagine that this is THE circle and we are fooling ourselves when forcefully trying to live outside of it. We can all be better to know it’s good to be one body and spirit and mind. Thank you Shannon and Kerri for this relevant thread! My circle is energized!

sf_italianboi ,

Director

super cool to see Shannon's journey, great work

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