What’s that, you ask?
ArtistCEO’s are a new breed of indie entrepreneur who honors both sides of themselves. The creative and the strategic. The yin and the yang. The masculine and the feminine. The Artist and CEO.
We believe that artist types running businesses is a very good thing for this planet. We also believe that when you stifle your artist side in favor of business - everything suffers.
To integrate the two energies (Artist & CEO) and become something the world has hardly seen yet. Fully harmonious, radiant, imperfect beings creating lives and businesses that are deeply creatively satisfying, financially sustainable and pave the way for a new way of working.
We’re Shannon & Kerri, two creative entrepreneurs learning how to make business and art live in harmony - and sharing our journey and insights along the way.
Listen to ArtistCEO podcast to hear our stories - and follow us on Instagram and Facebook for tips, confessions, and deep conversations on how to move through the various creative and business crises that arise on the ArtistCEO path.
Whether you’re building an empire (like Shannon) or going it solo (like Kerri), ArtistCEO will have something to sink your teeth into.
Founder & CEO, House of Who
Actress & Performance Artist
Poet, Storyteller, Songwriter
Shannon DeJong is a CEO. She’s also an artist. These two things are not mutually exclusive - however, they are extremely difficult to pull off. At the helm of her quickly growing San Francisco naming and branding agency, but equally passionate about performance art and acting, Shannon has been feeling like a woman divided.
Host Kerri Lowe, (an aspiring ArtistCEO herself) documents Shannon's journey as she attempts to integrate her two selves (her "artist" self and her "professional" self) in order to become one self - an ArtistCEO. Listen in to enter the mind of a newly-minted CEO doing business sans MBA...but with a background in performance art and Zen Buddhist philosophy.
Part narrative documentary, part performance art, part live-your-values kick-in-the-pants - ArtistCEO is the real story behind what it takes to make business and art play nice.