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Can business and art live in harmony? ArtistCEO is one woman's journey to become a new kind of CEO, an ArtistCEO who mixes her background in performance art and Zen Buddhist philosophy with running a Bay Area branding and naming agency. Along the way, hear from successful artists, executives and other people integrating their business and creative lives. Listen in and you might learn a thing or two about branding, the creative process, or the integration of your own professional and creative selves. An Arthouse of Who Production created by Shannon DeJong and Kerri Lowe. Copyright Arthouse of Who 2017

Can business and art live in harmony? ArtistCEO is one woman's journey to become a new kind of CEO, an ArtistCEO who mixes her background in performance art and Zen Buddhist philosophy with running a Bay Area branding and naming agency. Along the way, hear from successful artists, executives and other people integrating their business and creative lives. Listen in and you might learn a thing or two about branding, the creative process, or the integration of your own professional and creative selves. An Arthouse of Who Production created by Shannon DeJong and Kerri Lowe. Copyright Arthouse of Who 2017
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Can business and art live in harmony? ArtistCEO is one woman's journey to become a new kind of CEO, an ArtistCEO who mixes her background in performance art and Zen Buddhist philosophy with running a Bay Area branding and naming agency. Along the way, hear from successful artists, executives and other people integrating their business and creative lives. Listen in and you might learn a thing or two about branding, the creative process, or the integration of your own professional and creative selves. An Arthouse of Who Production created by Shannon DeJong and Kerri Lowe. Copyright Arthouse of Who 2017

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Episodes

Vacation - Part Two

10/11/2017
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Shannon gets settled into her vacation destination and has some insights about why it's so hard for her to stop working (and it isn't just a delegation problem). A conversation highlights the universal struggle of bootstrapping entrepreneurs and a board game is eerily reflective of Shannon's challenges and dreams in business and life. At the end, Kerri teases ArtistCEO, Season Two - stay tuned.

Duration:00:16:31

Vacation Episode - Part One

9/27/2017
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Be a fly on the wall during Shannon's vacation as she hits the road and experiences the America outside of San Francisco, Berkeley and her branding agency, House of Who. Casinos, fast food and conversation that only best friends have, this episode is an in-between season treat for your ears.

Duration:00:14:51

Ep 11 - Building the Team

8/16/2017
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In the final episode of ArtistCEO Season 1, Shannon has to turn her independent contractors into a solid team for House of Who's biggest branding client yet. Can she do it before she has to go on vacation? Hear the stories of how the the team came together, including nods to a screenprinting studio, Chez Panisse and a lot of heartfelt chats about what's possible in branding right now. Plus, how to keep in touch while we're on a break between seasons! (www.helloartistceo.com)

Duration:00:21:18

Ep 10.5 - Kerri's Podcast Addiction

8/9/2017
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For this inbetweenisode, Kerri shares a story she wrote about the time in her life she was addicted to podcasts - and how she got out of it. Hear more about the mysterious host of ArtistCEO. This episode is brought to you by Arthouse of Who, a division of House of Who, Inc.

Duration:00:09:39

Ep 10 - We're Official!

8/2/2017
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Shannon discovers a new sense of purpose once the papers come in from the federal government and the IRS naming her an official CEO. She calls in the experts to help her figure out how to run a real company with systems and processes, all the while preparing to move from a fancy apartment to a place in the country with sketchy plumbing. It seems that the artist self still lives, but can it survive when the business is growing so quickly?

Duration:00:11:41

Ep 9.5 - Creativity For Sale

7/26/2017
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Listen in to Amanda Peterson, Head of Naming at Google, talk about what she looks for when she's hiring on her creative team. Dive deeper into the world of naming and branding and hear about the challenge of putting your creativity up for sale in a professional setting. You'll also learn the one thing necessary for longevity as a creative professional and an artist - hint, it's about not letting the reactions to your work destroy you.

Duration:00:11:36

Ep 9 - The Privileged CEO

7/19/2017
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Hiring an assistant and several contractors to help you in your business is the dream, right? More hands allow you to delegate tasks like a boss and focus on what you really need to accomplish to move the business forward. But what if it's harder than it seems? What if you have to come up against your own feelings of being privileged or bourgeoisie? That's what Shannon is up against this week on ArtistCEO - how to reframe the guilt around delegation and create space for herself to become...

Duration:00:18:25

Ep 8.5 - Art Energizes Me

7/12/2017
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After both Shannon and Kerri face burnout in their professional lives, they decide to interview some ArtistCEOs about what they've learned so far about dealing with and avoiding burnout, listening to your body, and defining success in a culture that always seems to be asking, "When are you getting back to it?" Unsurprisingly, creativity and making art can help balance the left-brain side of things. Featuring interviews with Sandra Shpilberg, CEO of Seeker Health, Jenny Blake, career...

Duration:00:23:01

Special Hello #2

7/5/2017
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This week, we've got a special SECRET EPISODE called "Advice to Entrepreneurs" strictly for our newsletter subscribers! Want it? Listen to this episode for details and then sign up at www.helloartistceo.com

Duration:00:02:07

Ep 8 - The Burnout Zone

6/28/2017
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Last time on ArtistCEO, Shannon was letting go of her artist studios to focus on building her branding and naming agency, House of Who. But with everything moving so quickly, it soon became clear she was getting off-balance and into "The Burnout Zone." Shannon gets an insight about the underlying nature of a growing business and sees how the way she works influences her team (including the host, Kerri), You can't hide your consciousness when you're a CEO.

Duration:00:08:56

Ep 7.5 - Is Art Your...Hobby?

6/21/2017
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Artists - has anyone ever told you that your art is a nice "hobby" or "outlet" - but not a real career path? How do you react? Kerri and Shannon asked their acting/theatre friends and musician friends in the Bay Area and Brooklyn what it's like to be following an untraditional path. Hear from a multidisciplinary performance artist, an actress, and electro-pop musicians in this ArtistCEO "inbetweenisode."

Duration:00:18:42

Ep 7 - First Failed Business

6/14/2017
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Alongside her branding agency, Shannon has been a partner in another business - renting out artist studio spaces. When it comes down to expanding or closing up shop, a mix of factors means that she's looking at a first failed business rather than a smashing success. Listen in to hear how Shannon responded to a failed business venture and go back in time to the moment that everything changed. Hint: it involves meditation, a building catching fire and client calls on the edge of disaster....

Duration:00:08:39

Ep 6.5 - The Creative Professional Pendulum Swing

6/7/2017
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Amanda Peterson is a cartoonist, writer and the Head of Naming at Google. She was also the woman who brought Shannon back into the branding world after her time in Vietnam. Amanda has found her own version of integration between the artist self and the professional self within a "Creative Professional" career, which is exactly why Shannon wanted to interview her. If you're feeling anxious about the balance between your job as a creative professional (in advertising or something else) and...

Duration:00:14:20

Ep 6 - Bootstrapping a Business

5/31/2017
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You're a freelancer with too much work, so you start hiring contractors. Suddenly, you have a business! You've got to start thinking about money differently. This week, Shannon gets very real about how much money she was making as a new business owner (umm, not very much) and how she got the guidance she needed to be able to bootstrap her branding and naming agency, House of Who. Special shoutout to CFO, Robin Puro & Puro Kinstsugi.

Duration:00:10:37

Special Hello #1

5/24/2017
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A special hello in "real" time from Kerri and Shannon to all you artists, CEOs and others out there - THANK YOU FOR LISTENING! + Some links for you! (Find them live on helloartistceo.com/season-1/specialhello1) Kerri and Shannon were interviewed on the Artists in Business podcast #92 by Alexis Fedor! "The Effortless and Ideal Merging of Business and Art" How to Make Sure Your Day Job Doesn't Extinguish Your Creative Soul - Shannon's tips on PopSugar! *Bonus! Kerri wrote an article...

Duration:00:03:02

Ep 5 - Becoming an Artist

5/17/2017
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After getting pulled back to California with a phone call, Shannon alternates between professional branding roles and pursuing her art - a one-woman show, studying Meisner technique and even auditioning for the movies. Unexpectedly, she also starts a business.

Duration:00:09:11

Ep 4 - Fortune Cookies

5/17/2017
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While attempting to be both a brand professional and an artist, Shannon keeps a blog. This episode, we bring the blog to life, revealing the messages of two fortune cookies, following her travels to Vietnam and covering and the hardest thing that Shannon ever had to face.

Duration:00:08:37

Ep 3 - Hip Branding Agency

5/17/2017
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Shannon puts her dreams of being an artist aside in favor of the brand agency fast track. Copywriting. Creativity. Competitive salary with perks. When the urge to make art (while still being great at her job) leaves her sleeping just 3 hours a night...what will she choose?

Duration:00:08:36

Ep 2 - Thoughtful Marketing

5/17/2017
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Shannon, the businesswoman, knows she needs to brand herself. Shannon, the artist, can't stand to do it in a false way. When Kerri suggests a podcast, it's off to the races. The story behind the podcast plus thoughts on thoughtful, yet irreverent marketing and branding.

Duration:00:09:29

Ep 1 - Business Self, Art Self

5/17/2017
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"I don't feel very creative when I'm in my CEO mood. I don't feel very intelligent when I'm being an artist." So begins our true story of Shannon DeJong, the CEO of a branding and naming agency as well as a performance artist/actress. She's always kept her creative life and her business life separate...until now.

Duration:00:06:46