If you caught April 7th's episode, you heard an insightful conversation with Chris's friend Russ Perry, who is the CEO of Design Pickle. This candid extra from that conversation drives home the fact that you always need to be crystal clear about where you want to go with your career or business because you never know what opportunity lies ahead. And if you want more from Russ, listen to our entire chat, here.
Russ Perry: Balancing entrepreneurship and personal life
In this episode, I'm talking to one of my best friends, Russ Perry, who is the founder and CEO of Design Pickle. They've got close to 500 team members in six different countries around the world. What I love about this conversation is that Russ who runs this huge company, you know, flat rate creative design services. He's built this over the last five years, but what he's really been building this whole time is a foundation at home. He's been investing in himself. He's been creating the family, the lifestyle that he wants and his business has succeeded around that. And because of it, I believe. Russ dives into everything from his story and journey into creating Design Pickle, to the filter of how he made his decision to create this business, to how he does annual and quarterly planning and keeps his life just integrated personal and business life on a day-to-day basis. He's an amazing friend. He's been an inspiration for me, and you're going to learn a lot from this. Find the show notes for this episode here! Watch this episode on Youtube here. Host: Chris Ronzio
Welcome to episode 13 of Future Driven! This week Adam talked with Russ Perry, CEO of Design Pickle, the #1 creative services platform in the world that offers flat rate ways to get graphic design every single day. From his first business at age eight convincing adults to pay him to read to them, Russ has been creative and business driven. Unable to find people with design talent in an easy, accessible way for his business, Russ launched Design Pickle which has expanded to 13 countries, 4,000 clients, and 700 team members since 2015. From personal coach to successful CEO, Russ is an innovator. In this episode, Russ offers insight into the importance of innovation, creativity, and personal investment as the cornerstones of successful business.
110: Russ Perry - Upgrade Your Operating System by Opening the Door for Growth
Leadership Is Changing
Russ Perry is the founder and CEO of Design Pickle, the leading flat-rate graphic design and creative services company. Under his leadership, Design Pickle has grown from 2 to over 600 team members globally, completing over 950,000 creative requests since its 2015 inception. Perry resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his wife, Mika, and their 3 daughters. On this episode:Russ talks about how he led Design Pickle to grow from 2 to over 600 members globallyRuss discusses that it’s imperative to upgrade your operating systemRuss shares his battles with his ego that has kept him from growingRuss talks about the missing gap in entrepreneurial business knowledgeDenis and Russ discuss how employees’ expectations from their leaders have changedKey Takeaways:You need to upgrade your operating system to keep on growingUpgrade your skills to match your visionSuccessful leaders have the ability to adapt and growEmployees want their leaders to be true and authentic Tweetable Quotes:“What am I doing to upgrade my operating system? What am I doing to grow so that my capabilities are matching my vision?” – Russ Perry“Success is a measurement of, kind of a freedom of time.” – Russ Perry Subscribe to Russ’ newsletter on https://designpickle.com/under-the-lid/ Resources:Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: http://www.leadingchangepartners.com/ Leadership Is Changing Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LeadershipIsChanging/Leadership is Changing LinkedIn Page:https://www.linkedin.com/company/leadership-is-changing-podcast/Design Pickle Special Offer - Give $100, Get $100Hey listeners, by clicking on my Design Pickle Affiliate link below:You will get $100 off your first monthI will get $100 off my next month which helps support this podcastDenis’ Affiliate link: https://vrlps.co/3T1K9f4/cp
Ready to Take Your Small Business to the Next Level? with Russ Perry
The EntreLeadership Podcast
Eight years ago, Russ Perry, CEO of Design Pickle, would have described himself as moderately successful—and extraordinarily unhappy. On paper, things looked good: Russ had founded two creative agencies in his early 20s and was the man in charge. But his marriage and his mental health were headed toward a breakdown as he struggled to handle the stress of work. In this honest conversation, Russ describes learning from his mistakes, starting over and building a business (and a life) he’s proud of. entreleadership.com/podcast Russ Perry's website Design Pickle's website The Power of the Other by Dr. Henry Cloud Thou Shall Prosper by Rabbi Daniel Lappin Under the Lid newsletter from Russ 6 Financial Reports That Can Save Your Company EntreLeadership Toolkit - Top tools to help your business can grow and thrive Schedule a call with Tim, the Producer Want expert help with your business question? Call 844-944-1070 and leave a message or send an email to email@example.com. You could be featured on a future podcast episode!
Customer Service people are basically therapists - Russ Perry
Automate, Delegate, Eliminate
Our guest for today is Russ Perry of Design Pickle. Russ Perry has been involved in branding and marketing strategy for the last decade. He has worked to shift the status-quo with brands such as Apple, Morgan Stanley, Pebble Tec, LG, Botanicare, and the Harlem Globetrotters. In 2015 he launched Design Pickle – the world's #1 flat-rate creative platform. Tell us about what your software does for people? It is a network of a global creative team. They connect entrepreneurs and businesses to on-demand creative help. How does Design Pickle differ from competitors? The scalability of their service and platform. The quality of their services. Consistency. Their software and platform How did you help found Design Pickle? He had his own design pickle that needed to be fixed. He set up an early version of Design Pickle with some third-party software and a couple of other people. He realized that the model worked really well, especially as some of the designers were overseas, as the work was done “overnight”. He looked at it and thought “what if I could package this”. Where did you get the idea for the name and logo? Russ is really great at branding. The name for his previous consultancy was long and unwieldy, so he decided his new company had to be easy to remember and spell. He likes fermented food, so he went with Design Pickle. He made 2 sketches, and the one his daughter could identify as a pickle he used for the logo. What were some of the moments where you realized exactly what Design Pickle needed? The need for software to manage the business as they scaled. Having instant communication with your designer. What made you decide to dedicate a designer to each client? It came down to the quality of the experience. If a creative can really get to know the client and their brand, they can deliver better designs. It makes it easier to track the customer’s experience. How did you keep you and your family afloat when you started Design Pickle? He kept his business relationships from his agency alive, he got some consulting work from past clients. He was actually getting paid more and working less than when he had an agency. He invested in personal development, he hired some coaches, and went to events. Do you have any examples of your challenges and how you overcame them? Russ has written a book about all of his personal challenges (see the bottom of the notes for a link) Russ realized that isolation was his biggest challenge, and being able to open up about his problems is key to overcoming that. All of your problems are personal ones. What advice would you give to entrepreneurs? Be hyper niche and specific in your business, you can always branch out later. Resources: Websites: Design Pickle Data Automation Books mentioned: The Sober Entrepreneur Get hold of Ryan: https://russperry.co/ Suggest a SaaS founder for the Automate, Delegate, Eliminate show at: firstname.lastname@example.orgSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Adventures of the Sober Entrepreneur: A Discussion with Design Pickle CEO Russ Perry
Growing Global With Chanie Gluck
Russ Perry is the Founder and CEO of Design Pickle, the world’s most successful flat-rate creative service. Russ leads a global team as they rethink and deliver a remarkable new way to find the perfect creative.
About this episode Everyone gets hyped up about a software as a service startup. However, what’s incredibly unique is a service as a service design solution. Imagine a service model with no contracts and a graphic designer who will create anything you need. This is just what Design Pickle is. Russ Perry is the founder of Design Pickle. Much like their name, they set themselves apart and provide unlimited graphic design work for a flat monthly fee. I use this service myself and it has been amazing. In this episode, Russ answers direct business questions from a live audience. Tune in to hear his highs, lows, successes, and failures. In this episode, you'll hear. How Russ grew up. The steps that led him into entrepreneurship and founding Design Pickle. Where he lands in the spectrum between pessimism and optimism. What made him finally decide things had to change in regards to his drinking. How he grew Design Pickle to where it is today. Why establishing trust is critical. Who he looks to for a business model. Where he wants to see Design Pickle go in the next 5 years. Resources from this episode Join Grindology: https://grindology.com/ ExpressVPN: Get 3 Months Free → https://www.expressvpn.com/startupstory Get Emails: https://app.getemails.com/referrals/newaccount?ref=R18HWW5 The Startup Story Inner Circle: https://www.thestartupstory.co/vip The Startup Story on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thestartupstory The Startup Story is now on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/jamesmckinney The Startup Story on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thestartupstory Get Design Pickle’s free creative bundle + 30% DISCOUNT: https://designpickle.com/startupstory/ Russ on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/russperry/ Share the podcast The Startup Story community has been so incredible sharing our podcast with others, and we thank you! We do have more stories to tell and more people to reach. There are three ways you can help. First, the most powerful way you can support this podcast is by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Second, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and be sure to share your favorite Startup Story episodes with your friends and on social media. Tag or mention @thestartupstory.co so we can give you a virtual high five and a thank you! Lastly, share the podcast on LinkedIn. The Startup Story podcast is for entrepreneurs. Don’t underestimate the power of sharing on LinkedIn so other entrepreneurs can discover us. With your support, we hope to further our reach in encouraging and inspiring the founders of today and tomorrow. Thank you! EPISODE CREDITS If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment. He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world. Contact him today at https://emeraldcitypro.com/startupstory
Whether it be drug or alcohol addiction, money, or a relationship, we all have attachments that may or may not be serving us. However, when we’re able to identify them, overcome them, and use them as part of our story, that’s when we can truly find freedom. Russ Perry’s experience was no different. After a tumultuous affair and battle with alcohol addiction, he found himself in and out of 12-step programs, Celebrate Recovery groups, and therapy. Through various physical and emotional bottoms, it wasn’t until he had a profound experience after reading a book on his family lineage. He realized most were alcoholics and drug addicts. It was that profound moment he decided to change the trajectory of his path and ultimately his family tree. It was then that Russ decided to change everything, including shutting down his seven figure business. From there he started to participate in coaching, personal development, and find a healthy destination to focus his time and energy. In 2015 he launched DesignPickle. Pulling inspiration from the idea that everyone should have access to seamless graphic design — a problem he often faced at his agency — and his love of pickles, Perry set out to build the pickle-themed company with zero outside funding. For the first few years, he attended marketing events with nothing but an ice cream-turned-pickle-cart and a pickle suit, hoping the “quirkiness” would resonate with people and transform into clients and revenue. Since then, Design Pickle has grown from 2 employees to over 500 globally, was ranked #345 on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list, and has completed over 500,000 creative requests. He is also the author of The Sober Entrepreneur. Don't miss this inspiring episode! For the show notes and links for this episode go to theshairpodcast.com/285. Explore the Alcohol-Free Lifestyle and Feel Better Now! Join the SHAIR Recovery Community and live alcohol-free - theshairpodcast.com/join-the-src. Get 1-on-1 Life Coaching with Omar Pinto! For more information and a FREE consultation go to omarpinto.com/coaching.
Growth, marketing, branding & recruitment with Russ Perry from Design Pickle
The Growth Manifesto Podcast
This episode is a discussion with Russ Perry, CEO and founder of Design Pickle - the world's #1 unlimited graphic design service. We talk about growth, marketing, branding and recruitment (and everything in between). You’re listening to The Growth Manifesto Podcast, a Zoom video series brought to you by Web Profits where we talk about how to drive business and marketing success.