About 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.

The Team Behind the Show


Creative Elements is produced and hosted by me, Jay Clouse.

Episode artwork is done by my talented sister, Emily Clouse.

Music created by Brian Skeel.

Audio engineering by Nathan Todhunter.

This show is a part of the Podglomerate network, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. 


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.