Ever wish life had an undo button? 

The CMD-Z Show, hosted by Matt Vojacek and Shelby Hagerdon, seeks to provide answers to the big questions that hound creative minds at night. With a new guest each week, hear unique perspectives from creatives on running a business, maintaining your mental health, finding your voice, and more. Presented by Made By Things — this is the CMD-Z Show.

Have a question you want us to discuss? Send us a message at question@cmdz.show

Learn more about Matt and Shelby at madebythings.com

Latest Episodes

What Are the Big Challenges Affecting Studios Right Now? (w/ Amanda Russell)

The main theme of the conversation is the challenges affecting studios, particularly in relation to AI and the economy. Amanda highlights the lack of control over budg...

How Do You Position Your Brand to Find Your Niche Audience? (w/ Shawna Poliziani)

In this episode, Matt, Shelby, and guest Shawna Poliziani discuss the importance of finding your niche audience and positioning your brand. They explore the role of em...

What is the Best Business Model for Creatives?

In this episode, Matt and Shelby discuss the best business model for creatives. They explore different models such as standard employment, freelance, and the agency mo...

How Do You Build a Successful Marketing Strategy for Brands? (w/ Jess Fogal)

In this episode, the Matt and Shelby discuss building a successful marketing strategy and the importance of storytelling and empathy with their guest, Jess Fogal. Jess...

What Should be the Roles and Tasks of a Creative Producer? (w/ Katie Weger)

"What do producers even do?" Well, in addition to having Shelby (co-host and producer) on the show, we also brought on Kate Weger, our other producer at Made By Things...

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