I contain multitudes
Writer. Marketer. Father of two. Long-distance cyclist. Owner of a defective cat. Champion decathlete. Award-winning poet. Entrepreneur. Traveler. Reader. Checklist freak. Once sang an improvised opera about a jackhammer in front of a live audience. Front-line witness to 3 online revolutions: MSNBC.com, Expedia, and Amazon. Author of 6 children's books. Storyteller.
SOME THOUGHTS ON MY CREATIVE PROCESS
I've wrestled some ideas in a couple blog posts:
THEMES I RETURN TO
Brand as mentor. Be helpful. People don't care about you. Educate. Tell stories. Copy is revealed more than created. The "Made to Stick" principles are good ones: simple, unexpected, concrete, credible, emotional, story.
SOME OF MY INFLUENCES
Joe Ranft (and improv). Howard Gossage. Seth Godin. Hayao Miyazaki. Steven Pressfield. Mary Oliver. Roger Ebert.
Master's. History. University of Utah
Bachelor's. English. University of California, Irvine
Certificate. Business Administration: University of Washington
Edward Tufte: Information Design
Neilsen/Norman Group: Content Usability, Design Thinking
2nd place: Pacific Northwest Writers Association literary prize, poetry.
2nd place, poetry, National Community College Humanities Association.
Marcia Barton Award, Poetry. Licton Springs Review.
Amazon.com door desk award.
Former board member, Seattle Arts and Lectures
Founder/writer: Rebel Crow poetry blog
Youth track and field coach
College decathlon champion
Judge: 2014 PNWA literary contest, children's books