Business Consulting with Chris Do

I will give you straightforward, no-nonsense, clear advice on how to grow your creative business through strategic selling, value-based bidding, branding, and positioning. Heck, I even know a few things about managing creative people, art direction, and design.

This is not theoretical, metaphysical meditation or unlocking your inner potential. This is just me sharing my straight up business experience (through 20 years of trials and tribulations) to help you with your challenges as a creative entrepreneur.

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$999.00$4,495.00

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Why consult with Chris Do?

If you’re looking to jump head past the trials and tribulations of running a creative practice or have a business problem that you need solution for, then a consultation from Chris Do is what you need.

A letter from Chris Do:

I’m making myself available so that you can get one on one coaching. Overcome the mental blocks that are holding you back from achieving your true potential. Start earning the money you are worth not the money clients are willing to pay you. If you’re thinking to yourself, what does he know that I don’t? The answer is nothing. You shouldn’t purchase this session. Do it your way. Make the mistakes that I made. Lose that big opportunity. Oversell to clients that aren’t buying. When you don’t get the results you were hoping for and find yourself running in place, and going nowhere fast, it might be time to consider a different approach. Talk to me. Let me help.

I’ve been running a successful design business for over 22 years (with a combined gross billings of over $60 million), and have since launched a second business that has been growing over 300% in revenue year over year. The advice I share, comes from real, practical experience. That, combined with being coached for over 10 years myself, gives me a unique perspective, not only into the mind of a creative entrepreneur, but also what it takes to pivot, overcome objections and succeed in one of the most competitive markets in the world—Los Angeles.

More details:

  • YouTube and podcast host (The Process & The Futur)
  • 20+ years as CEO of Blind (leading motion design co.)
  • 10+ years of business coaching
  • Practical, proven and relevant tools and techniques
  • Award winning designer
  • Featured in: Huffington Post, LA Weekly, How, Print, Communication Arts, I.D., Boards, PPaper, Creatie, Upload, 72dpi, Post, Shoot
  • 15+ years as adjunct instructor at Art Center and Otis College of Design
  • International lecturer (Toronto, Beijing, Bratislava, Luxan, Guangzhou, Cairo)
  • AIGA LA board member
  • SPJA board of director
  • Emmys MTDPG Executive Committee
  • Otis board of governors
  • Judged Pele Award (AAF), AICP, BDA
  • BFA, Art Center College
  • Inc. 5000

What do I get?

You get a block of time where Chris will leverage his skills and experiences to create a custom solution for your problem. The call will be recorded so you can reference it later and share it with your team.

How does it work?

After you purchase the block of time, you will get a calend.ly invite to select a time option that works for you. To prepare for the call you will need to have the following ready:

  • Year’s worth of revenue
  • Monthly overhead
  • Money saved in bank
  • Average size of engagement
  • 3 objectives/goals for the call that you would like help with

Make sure you are in a quiet place with high-quality headphones and mic. Please make sure you are free of distractions. That’s it. Chris will do the rest. Following the call, you will get an audio recording of your conversation along with notes, relevant links to things referenced on the call and action items (as discussed). 

Testimonials

“Chris isn’t just an expert in the field he’s also a gifted mentor. In 1 hour I got more clarity than a year with other mentors. Chris helped align my priorities and focus my business. I’ve since tripled my prices and my books are filling up! If you’re serious about growth then I’d highly recommend booking Chris for a session!” – Jason K.

“I have applied some of his techniques, followed his advice and have had some amazing results. Chris is a mentor and an inspiration.” — John P.

“Chris has played such an integral role in the growth of my biz. He understands where business and design intersect and has such a wealth of knowledge and experience. He always keeps it real and breaks things down into bite-size actionable items.” — Aimee G.

“Chris is a straight shooter, but immensely kind. He’s a force of nature, but in a refreshingly uplifting manner – he seeks to help everyone around him reach that next level, both personally and professionally. Working with Chris over the past year has resulted in a dramatic increase in my company’s revenue, leadership clarity and personal confidence.” — Ben B.

“The knowledge Chris has is above and beyond the normal business mentor. His approach to business situations has been such a huge influence on my company and the way I approach new clients, it’s helped me increase my bottom line. He has instilled the confidence in me to be able to raise my prices and become more successful.” — Lance M.

About Chris

Chris Do is an Emmy award winning director, designer, strategist and educator. He’s the Chief Strategist and CEO of Blind, executive producer of The Skool, and the Founder of The Futur— an online education platform that teaches the business of design to creative thinkers.

Founded in 1995, Blind has been a pioneer in the motion design field and has made hundreds of award-winning commercials, music videos and broadcast promos that combine design, typography, animation, live action and visual effects for screens and clients of all sizes.

His firm’s work has been recognized by national and international organizations such as: the Emmy’s, Effie Gold, Effie, Huffington Post, Lynda.com, Webbie, Communication Arts, London International Awards, One Show, British D&AD, AICP 20, Pictoplasma, How, 72 dpi, L.A. Weekly, Boards, Res 10, Type Director’s Club (20, 22, 23, 26), IDN, Addy Awards, BDA, Create, Stash (2, 12, 22, 24, 35, 43, 65), Creatie Augustus 2010, Motion Design, Asia Image, Brief, 365 AIGA Year In Design 26, Art Director’s Club, Motionographer, New York Festivals, B Brand, PPaper, I.D., and Print.

Mr. Do currently hosts The Process (a YouTube channel with over 70k subscribers) and lectures all over the world on the business of creativity.

Quantity

One-Hour Session, Three One-Hour Sessions, Five One-Hour Sessions

4 reviews for Business Consulting with Chris Do

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jonathan (verified owner)

    I’ve worked as as a full time designer for over a decade and I’ve always thought about branching out and starting by own business. It was always a comforting thought, something that would resurface itself during the most punishing hours. Wouldn’t it be great to leave this all behind and start working for myself?

    One hour with Chris helped solidify those thoughts, breaking down the process from employee to entrepreneur into concrete, actionable steps that suddenly make the prospect of building something a realistic probability. We discussed at length what the other side would be like, whether I was suffering from the grass is always greener syndrome, or if there really was a better way (there is).

    In addition to creative consultation, Chris discussed the gamut of the process from financial runways, to viable infrastructure, client profiling, even mindset changes…things they don’t necessarily teach you in design school.

    This did not feel like a lecture. It felt like a conversation, an in depth discussion where I felt comfortable asking any questions without feeling stupid (am I even talented enough to start my own business, what does MLE mean and how much should I be charging, am I crazy, etc). After the hour, I feel more inspired and confident than ever to make the leap…and now I have a blueprint.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jason Knight

    There are lots of coaches but none with Chris’s experience and knowledge.

    With over 15 years experience as a designer I had reached a glass ceiling in my own business. I’d had coaching in the past, but nothing as precise and within a few sessions Chris had elevated my brand and was now charging 5x to 10x more. Finally I had a direction to head and was beginning to win bigger and better work.

    I’d recommend his coaching to anyone that was serious about transforming their business from mid to high level.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    maecesa (verified owner)

    Chris has the ability to simplify matters to tangible goals and layout a well organized career path to success. His coaching style is well rounded and very personal, I felt like talking to a trusted friend who had my best interest at heart.

    He touched upon business goals, creative process, design, and social media that aligned with my passions and personal interests in ways that can relate to my design studio. He re-asessed my Instagram account by providing feedback to increase my following and produce specific content to tailored to my audience. He even recommended what type of camera and lens to use, lighting, and composition.

    By implementing his advice I had the ability to charge 10x than what I was previously charging. I landed my large paying client to date by taking his advice. I was able identify the right type of clients and transition to an art director role and hire a small team of designers. I’m excited for the next steps in my business, achieving my goals and celebrating them!

    I would highly recommend Chris as a coach to those wanting to transform their business to the next level.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    marvin (verified owner)

    When I went into the call I thought I already knew a lot since I watch a lot of the Futur videos but it turned out I knew little about my business and there’s a lot I didn’t know. Chris helped me gain clarity of the lifeline of my studio, and he coached me what I need to do.

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