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Creative Elements Podcast - For Creatives in the Trenches

PRESS RELEASE — March 24, 2020

Creative Elements is a new interview podcast that’s How I Built This for the creative class. For most of human history, being an artist has seemed antithetical to being a business owner. But with the tools available to empower artists today, it’s never been a better time to earn a living with your creativity.

While most shows talk to artists about their creative process, Creative Elements breaks the mold. On this show, you’ll meet artists who have charted their own path and built a business around their creative talents.

Hosted by startup-founder-turned-solopreneur Jay Clouse, each episode of the new podcast features high-profile guests talking about the nitty gritty of building their creative career. They share specific elements of their personality, style, or approach that have helped them thrive: elements like focus, vulnerability, resilience, discipline, and the belief that “everything is figure-out-able.”

And it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. Guests share their all-too-relatable stories of going into debt, failure, clients from hell, and moments of self-doubt. From working at the mall to building HTML websites in middle school, each guest has their own unique path that they’ve navigated to find financial and creative freedom.

Jay Clouse began his career in startups. He co-founded a ticketing platform called Tixers, which was acquired in 2015. After spending a year building products at a venture-backed healthcare startup, he left to focus on his own creative ideas. He’s the creator of Freelancing School and freelancing author for Linkedin Learning and Lynda.com. Jay has spoken at TEDx, SXSW, Creative Mornings, and more. He cohosts a podcast called upside which Business Insider called, “Almost as Good as Getting an MBA.” And in 2019, Jay produced the award-winning documentary Test City, USA.

This isn’t your typical interview show that glorifies the guest. This show explores the mistakes, failures, and lessons being learned in real time from successful creatives who may seem to have it all figured out.

Join Jay, beginning on March 24, 2020, as he digs into the details to help other creatives in the trenches build their own businesses. Subscribe, listen, and join the conversation around the Creative Elements podcast, available for free wherever you listen to podcasts.


Jay Clouse started his career in startups. He co-founded a ticketing platform called Tixers, which was acquired in 2015. After spending a year building products at a venture-backed healthcare startup, he left to focus on his own creative ideas. He’s the creator of Freelancing School and freelancing author for Linkedin Learning and Lynda.com. Jay has spoken at TEDx, SXSW, Creative Mornings, and more. He cohosts a podcast called upside which Business Insider called, “Almost as Good as Getting an MBA.” And in 2019, Jay produced the award-winning documentary Test City, USA.

Jeff Umbro is the Executive Producer for Creative Elements and a principle at The Podglomerate, a podcast company charged with producing and distributing amazing audio content.

This show is part of The Podglomerate network, a podcast company that produces and distributes exciting new shows. Select clients include NBCUniversal, CoinDesk, Castbox, Pocket Casts, the Daily Dot, and Serial Box, among others.

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