Creative on tap.

Wouldn’t it be nice to set your own schedule; to come and go as you please; to take the next turn and see where it leads because—even if it takes a couple more days to get home—things can wait?

Wouldn’t it be nice to spend most of your time behind the wheel getting use out of all those mods instead of just putting more hours on them stuck in traffic?

If so, you should get to know Chazz Layne.

Chazz thinks your labels are cute. | image: Chazz Layne

Why Chazz Layne?

For starters, if you think either of those ideas above would be nice, Chazz is going to tell us a bit about how to make them happen. Because that’s how he rolls.

Like Andy and Mercedes the other day, and Tim and Kelsey coming soon, Chazz travels—literally—in many of the same circles within the overlanding/adventure-based business realm. When I first met him, he was working for Overland Journal. Not long after, he and I were standing up Adventurist Life to spotlight a more attainable life of adventure for the everyman.

The adventurist life and…

Chazz does creative and design work for outdoor-/adventure-related brands through The Layne Studio. His work often finds him driving—either his Land Rover Discovery or Subaru Forester—across the country to client projects, ensuring the agreed-upon vision is realized.

He’s been known to get lost on the way home. On purpose.

Everyone in the super issue is chasing work-life parallel—aka: doing what they love for a living. We’ve intentionally sought out next level gearheads in the earlier stages of entrepreneurship so we can talk about the startup-related challenges you might face while they’re still fresh in their minds.

While most of our features are side hustlers with full-time day jobs extending their runways or transitioning into full-time self-employment, Chazz is one of only a couple who’ve already been doing their own thing full-time for several years.

How does he do it?

That’s what we’re going to find out!

Again, I could go on and on. Suffice to say, Chazz is a gearhead like us. He’s the quiet one you should watch, because he’s done fitting himself into the boxes others create for us with all their lazy labels. He’s taken the built-not-bought mentality far beyond automotive.

If you’d like to spend more time using your vehicles in support of work that doesn’t really feel like work because it’s what you’d be doing for fun anyway—you’re gonna love this one.

In the meantime, you can find Chazz at The Layne Studio and

Would you like to know more?

Chazz was on Episode 11 of the podcast, featured in The Gratitude Project 2018, and the effing cover of GBXM 1.06.


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  1. Stoked to be a part of this! I can’t wait to see the Super Issue come together, glad I can help make it happen.

    • It’s gonna be good times.
      It’s ALREADY good times.
      Man, I gotta get these fresh episodes out ASAP!

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