106 episodes

Creative Elements explores how your favorite creators do what they do.
Through narrative interviews, Jay Clouse dives into the nitty-gritty of how the world's best creators like Seth Godin, James Clear, Austin Kleon, and Lauren Hom make a living from their art and creativity. You'll hear the specific elements of their personality, style, or approach that have helped them thrive – elements like focus, vulnerability, revision, and constraints.
By learning how these creators make a living with their art and creativity, you'll gain the tools and confidence to do the same.

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    • 5.0 • 227 Ratings

Creative Elements explores how your favorite creators do what they do.
Through narrative interviews, Jay Clouse dives into the nitty-gritty of how the world's best creators like Seth Godin, James Clear, Austin Kleon, and Lauren Hom make a living from their art and creativity. You'll hear the specific elements of their personality, style, or approach that have helped them thrive – elements like focus, vulnerability, revision, and constraints.
By learning how these creators make a living with their art and creativity, you'll gain the tools and confidence to do the same.

    Hrishikesh Hirway [Willfulness] – From full-time musician to Song Exploder and back again

    Hrishikesh Hirway [Willfulness] – From full-time musician to Song Exploder and back again

    Hrishikesh Hirway is a musician and podcast creator. He’s the host and creator of Song Exploder, an award-winning podcast and a Netflix original television series, where musicians break down the creative process behind their songs. Vulture called Song Exploder “probably the best use of the podcast format ever.” 
    As a musician, he’s released four albums under the moniker The One AM Radio, and an EP with Moors, his project with Lakeith Stanfield.
    Fast Company named him one of the Most Creative People in Business in 2021. He serves the Library of Congress as an advisor on digital strategy. He gave a TED Talk on how to listen to people to connect more deeply with them and their stories.
    In this episode, we talk about Hrishikesh’s journey as a musician, the disappointing album that led to starting Song Exploder, how he landed a series on Netflix, and how his Willfulness helped him rediscover his passion for creating his own music.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Tori Dunlap [Service] – Building an audience of millions on TikTok with Her First $100K

    Tori Dunlap [Service] – Building an audience of millions on TikTok with Her First $100K

    Tori Dunlap is a nationally-recognized millennial money and career expert. After saving $100,000 at age 25, Tori quit her corporate job in marketing and founded Her First $100K to fight financial inequality by giving women actionable resources to better their money. She has helped over 800,000 women negotiate salaries, pay off debt, build savings, and invest. 
    A Plutus award winner, her work has been featured on Good Morning America, the Today Show, the New York Times, TIME, PEOPLE, New York Magazine, Forbes, CNBC, and more.  
    In this episode, we talk about Tori’s start as a creator, what she’s learned about what works on TikTok, her best advice for getting featured in major publications, and why Service is at the core of Tori’s winning content strategy.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Dan Runcie [Focus] – From business school to music industry insider by covering the business of hip hop

    Dan Runcie [Focus] – From business school to music industry insider by covering the business of hip hop

    Dan Runcie is the founder of Trapital, a media company covering the business of hip hop.
    Trapital has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BBC World News, NPR All Things Considered, CNBC, and many more publications, with more than 13,000 subscribers.
    And 35% of the audience works in the music industry at companies like Universal Music Group, Sony Music, Warner Music Group, Live Nation, 300, Roc Nation, eOne, ASCAP, UnitedMasters, and more.
    In this episode, we talk about Dan’s pathway into writing the Trapital newsletter, why he shut down a successful paid version of his newsletter to focus on monetizing through consulting, what the subjects of his writing have to say about it, and why Focus has helped him quickly create a name for himself despite being an industry outsider.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    [BONUS] Resonance Revisited with Jay Acunzo on Unthinkable

    [BONUS] Resonance Revisited with Jay Acunzo on Unthinkable

    I recently started a mini-series of episodes on the show called Jay-Talking with my friend Jay Acunzo. Those episodes are intended to be a little more raw and really feel more like you are a fly on the wall listening to a conversation between the two of us.
    Well, Jay recently had me on HIS show, Unthinkable, to continue the Jay-Talking series.
    We are talking about one of his favorite topics, the idea of Resonance. As Jay likes to say, marketing isn't about who arrives, it’s about who stays.
    We chatted about Resonance and how he can talk about that topic in a way that resonates with guys like me who may NOT yet be focused as much as resonance as we are on reach or revenue.
    It’s a fun conversation, and so I’m going to share the episode in it’s entirety today on the feed.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Mitch Long AKA OG Pickle [Networking] – Building brands for influencers and becoming a professional streamer

    Mitch Long AKA OG Pickle [Networking] – Building brands for influencers and becoming a professional streamer

    Mitch Long (also known as OG Pickle) is a professional streamer, Twitch Partner, and PUBG Partner.
    PUBG Partners have an average concurrent viewership of 150 + on Twitch or 50,000+ subscribers on YouTube and they broadcast at least 3 times per week.
    That’s a high bar – and being a Twitch Partner has a high bar too. Within a 30 day period, you must stream for 25 hours, Stream on 12 different days, and average 75 concurrent viewers.
    Mitch also played a major part in the development of the Maverick brand with Logan Paul and other influencer brands as well.
    In this episode, we talk about Mitch’s experience building brands for influencers, the opportunity for creators today to sell merch, how Mitch found initial traction on Twitch, and how Networking played a role in his success.
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    • 59 min
    Todd Henry [Deadlines] – Practices to help you be more creative on-demand

    Todd Henry [Deadlines] – Practices to help you be more creative on-demand

    Todd Henry is the author of five books, including The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, Louder Than Words, Herding Tigers, and The Motivation Code. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages.
    He’s the host of The Accidental Creative podcast, which has more than 10 million downloads. 
    And he’s built one heck of a reputation as an international speaker as well, keynoting more than 30 events per year at times.
    In this episode, we talk about how you can become more creative on-demand, honing your intuition, why vine keepers destroy perfectly good grapes, Todd’s Idea Factory, and why Deadlines make his whole creative business run.
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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
227 Ratings

227 Ratings

JayTrotter2 ,

For podcasters and creatives

There’s a number of shows out there for creative people, but this one always has great guests and gets into the creative process. If you’re a podcaster you should check this out.

Becky23 ,

Constant inspiration to do what fuels you

Creative Elements is one of my favorite discoveries of 2021. I’ve learned so much from this podcast and it’s given me the inspiration to pursue my creative-business dreams. In addition to Jay Clouse himself, I’ve discovered countless other creatives to be inspired by through this podcast. I can’t recommend it enough for the creatives/creators that are interested in business.

Cory Ames ,

A podcast for podcasters 🤪

Jay is producing an excellent podcast with Creative Elements. If you’re looking for a podcast with production value to aspire to, listen to this show. Jay is clearly someone to learn from.

Great guests, clearly well prepped, planned, and researched, and the post-production seems to do a great job of bringing the conversations to life.

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