#40: A 30-Year Dream To Work For a Top Surfing Mag and Now He Owns It? Ray Bisschop from Surfing Life
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Our guest for this episode of the podcast is the editor and owner of Surfing Life Magazine, Ray Bisschop.

Ray has been described as a “visual marketing genius” by some of his peers. He’s also a designer, photographer, loving husband and devoted Dad who started surfing about 35 years ago.

In fact, surfing lit the spark for an interest in all things creative. These two elements combined have led Ray on a three-decade journey to become owner and publisher of Surfing Life magazine, 

But he had his fair share of challenges in between. He spent 30 years dreaming of the day he could for a blue-chip surf mag like Surfing Life. 

The lesson? Do not give up on your dreams. There is so much wisdom packed into this episode of the podcast along with some ripping yarns. 

We cover: 

  • The definition of a creative and what is an entrepreneur?
  • 30 years later, never give up on your dreams.
  • The most sustainable thing you can do when it comes to work…
  • How budding surf photographers and writers can get published in a mag like Surfing Life.
  • The difference between print and digital media – kind like coffee makers and instant coffee!
  • Plus, so much more…

About Ray Bisschop:

Ray dreamt about working at Surfing Life magazine for the last 30 years. Starting out as a graphic designer who'd always surfed, he thought there could be nothing better than working in the same field as your passion. Thirty years later, Ray is doing precisely that.

He’s seen it all in his long career, from working as an analog designer to web, photography, video, and social media, finishing up as a Creative Director before taking on his current role. The one takeaway Ray has from this whole experience is... “never give up on your dreams.”

Ray is a firm believer that the more we learn about technology and ourselves, the more we understand how certain things can never be replaced like a mother's warm hug, a cold glass of beer, and the visceral effect a print magazine has on readers. 

Connect with Ray Bisschop on:

Website:              https://www.surfinglife.com.au/

LinkedIn:              https://www.linkedin.com/in/raybisschop/?originalSubdomain=au

Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/raybisschop

Instagram:          https://www.instagram.com/raybisschop/

Twitter:                https://twitter.com/raybisschop/ 

Catch Surf Coast Creatives on:

Website:              https://surfcoastcreatives.com/

Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/surfcoastcreatives/

Instagram:          https://www.instagram.com/surfcoastcreatives

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