Chase Jarvis

217 – Chase Jarvis: CreativeLive’s Founder & CEO on creating a living and a life with your passion

Chase Jarvis is widely recognized as one of the most influential photographers of the last 20 years. He’s won awards for his images on 6 continents, including contributions to the Pulitzer Prize winning story SNOWFALL – the acclaimed New York Times interactive story heralded as the “future of journalistic story telling” and an Emmy nomination for his work documenting the music scene in Seattle.
In 2009 he created BEST CAMERA app – the first photo app to share images direct to social networks which was #1 on iTunes, app of the year for Wired Magazine, Macworld and the New York Times, and helped kick off the global photo sharing craze.
As if that wasn’t enough, he’s also the CEO of CreativeLive – the worlds largest live-streaming education company, with millions of students around the world and more than 2 billion minutes consumed on the platform.
I’ve wanted to have Chase on the podcast for a while now because he’s a creative. He’s a mover and a shaker and he understands what it takes to blend art and commerce and create the life you’ve always wanted.

“If anyone can have it, i don’t want it.” (Tweet this)

Chase Jarvis talks about:

  • Struggling with being a “creative”
  • A soul-searching trip after the passing of his grandfather
  • His commitment to his craft with laser-like focus
  • The path to success as an artist
  • Creating the app predecessor to Instagram
  • Launching CreativeLive
  • False assumptions of not being able to make a living with your art
  • Hustle
  • Success principles of Mark Cuban, Gary Vaynerchuck and Richard Branson
  • His new deal with CrativeLive and Apple (never before talked about until this interivew!)
  • Much more

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