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Today we have Tom Ross founder and CEO of Design Cuts. He has built an audience of 400,000 designers and grew the business to multiple 7 figures with more than 16 full-time staff.  He is also one of the hosts of The Honest Designers Show which is one of the most popular shows in the design community and host of The Honest Entrepreneur Show where he gives a candid look at the life of an entrepreneur.


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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [1:30] Jeremy introduces his guest, Tom Ross.
  • [2:40] Tom talks about some of the clients that he has worked with.
  • [4:30] Common challenges in the design community.
  • [7:00] Tom explains why Pinterest is so popular with designers.
  • [8:30] What was it like dealing with health difficulties?
  • [11:00] Why it’s important to loosen up and have fun.
  • [12:30] Tom talks about some proud moments in his career.

In this episode…

Have you ever wondered what life is like for designers? What does it look like in the creative world behind the designs you see on the marketplace? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from designer and entrepreneur Tom Ross. In his conversation with Jeremy, Tom opens up about seeing his designs out in the world, common challenges that the design community deals with, why Pinterest is so popular with designers, challenges he has faced along the way, and much more. Don’t miss a minute of this powerful episode featuring Tom’s story!

Let’s face it; most people think that their job is the most stressful or most difficult job out there, it tends to be very subjective in many respects. The truth is unless you are in the industry, you don’t know what it is like to deal with all the unique stressors that come up. According to Tom Ross, most of the public is unaware of the toll many designers deal with day in and day out. These are the creative folks who work to make big companies and small startups look aesthetically pleasing; there are bound to be some challenges. You can learn more about the design community and the great resources available by checking out the link to Design Cuts located in the resources section.  

What is your outlet for getting some distance between you and the stressors and challenges of your office? Do you hit the basketball court, binge-watch Netflix, reach for some comfort food, or do you do something different? At the end of the day, we all need a way to take the work hat off at some point and relax. Tom Ross learned this lessons the hard way, he worked so hard and challenged himself so much that his physical and mental health took a turn for the worse. Thankfully, Tom found his way to a healthier path and now regularly prioritizes fun and relaxation in his life. What can you learn from Tom’s story?

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