Andrew Tracy & Laura Dopp | How Intention, Risk and Creativity Built This Couple’s Success

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Andrew Tracy & Laura Dopp | How Intention, Risk and Creativity Built This Couple’s Success

Andrew Tracy & Laura Dopp

Posted on August 20, 2019

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For Laura Dopp and Andrew Tracy, building a full, successful and creative life was no accident. In fact, they literally drew out a roadmap illustrating their perfect future. Years later, most of it has already come to fruition. 

Today, Laura and Andrew are the co-founders of One Thousand Birds, a sound and creative tech studio based in New York City and Los Angeles. Together, they combine their love of sound and their incredible talents to develop exquisite compositions for clients including Google, Nike, Sony, Peloton, and Spotify. 

In addition to their commercial clients, they stay dedicated to pushing their own creative limits by designing immersive, often experimental, sound experiences at events and fine art installations.

They’re also married and figuring out how to balance a thriving business while raising two young children in Manhattan.  

In this week’s donothing podcast, discover the power of intention, how Laura and Andrew built One Thousand Birds, why three-year-olds can actually help you become more mindful and so much more.

In this week’s donothing podcast, you’ll learn:

  • How they intentionally created the life of their dreams
  • What kind of work One Thousand Birds does
  • How they got the name One Thousands Birds 
  • Which major clients their studio has worked with
  • How they’re fostering a more diverse creative community
  • Why risk-taking is essential to success
  • Which books they consider influential to their lives
  • How Laura and Andrew constantly influence each other
  • Which strategies they use to attract new customers
  • How they promote a work-life balance at One Thousand Birds
  • What Laura learned about business from her hotelier father
  • How they’re balancing their career with two young kids
  • Why Facebook brought them together after 12 years apart
  • Laura’s experience working with legendary photographer, Douglas Kirkland
  • Andrew’s experience at the renowned Berklee College of Music
  • Why not getting into his desired major was the best thing for Andrew
  • What music synthesis is
  • Why Laura moved to Hanoi, Vietnam
  • What Laura’s time working in an art gallery in Hanoi was like
  • What mindful techniques Andrew uses when he stressed out
  • Which exciting, unique projects they’re currently working on
  • How they create their sound experience
  • What a Sound Bath is
  • Why they’re intrigued by the future of virtual reality

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Laura and Andrew’s Recommended Resources


The Tao of Pooh, by Benjamin Hoff

The Dharma Bums, by Jack Kerouac

Sapiens, by Yuval Noah Harari

Shoe Dog, by Phil Knight


This American Life

The Future of Everything

The Daily


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