Creative Elements

Creative Elements

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.

Latest Episode


Recent Episodes

Jan. 25, 2022

#89: Hrishikesh Hirway [Willfulness] – From full-time musician to Son…

Hrishikesh Hirway is a musician and podcast creator. He’s the host and creator of Song Exploder, an award-winning podcast and a N…

Episode page
Jan. 18, 2022

#88: Tori Dunlap [Service] – Building an audience of millions on TikT…

After saving $100,000 at age 25, Tori quit her corporate job in marketing and founded Her First $100K to fight financial inequali…

Episode page
Jan. 11, 2022

#87: Dan Runcie [Focus] – From business school to music industry insi…

Dan Runcie is the founder of Trapital, a media company covering the business of hip hop.

Episode page
Jan. 6, 2022

[BONUS] Resonance Revisited with Jay Acunzo on Unthinkable

Re-examining how far we’ve come in trying to understand one key concept of the show: Resonance.

Episode page
Jan. 4, 2022

#86: Mitch Long AKA OG Pickle [Networking] – Building brands for infl…

Mitch Long (also known as OG Pickle) is a professional streamer, Twitch Partner, and PUBG Partner.

Episode page
Dec. 28, 2021

#85: Todd Henry [Deadlines] – Practices to help you be more creative …

Todd Henry is an author, podcaster, and keynote speaker.

Episode page

About the Host

Jay Clouse

Host and Producer

I started Creative Elements because, as a full-time creator myself, I wanted to understand how some of my favorite creators actually make a living from their art and creativity.

My guests are no strangers to being interviewed. But more often than not, they talk about their work itself – but I wanted to pull back the curtain on how they built a business around their work.

So you'll hear different questions on this show. Instead of asking James Clear how to form effective habits, I ask him how someone can get started as a blogger today. Instead of asking Seth Godin about marketing, I ask him how he thinks about the Seth Godin personal brand.

Outside of this show, I also write a newsletter called Creative Companion that I think you would love.

What listeners are saying...