You’re not really supposed to write in the first person for things like this because it sounds a bit conceited. However the alternative is to pretend you’re not you, and write in the third person – which is quite a lot more pretentious again really, isn’t it? I’ll try and just be straightforward.
I’ve got over nineteen years experience as a creative, and have won a whole lot of shiny international, national and local awards for creativity and effectiveness (the ad industry is quite fond of congratulating itself).
I moved up the ranks from designer to creative director. You can have a look at my portfolio at jesserichardson.com.au if you’ve got a minute.
It sounds a bit wanky, but I’m what they call a digital native, which basically means I’ve been wasting time on the internet since the ’90s. I’ve had three attempts at making things go viral so far, and I’ve been weirdly successful three for three. I’m pretty sure that’s a record and so I should probably quit while I’m ahead. The first time was a viral video that got 8 million views on YouTube, the second time was a side project on critical thinking that also got millions of unique views and was tweeted by the likes of Stephen Fry, PZ Myers and Jimmy Wales, and the third time was a comedic political website that got over 400,000 Facebook likes in three days.
Recently I was asked to speak at the FWD conference for digital marketers, and I put together this little microsite on how to not suck online.
I’m presently working as a consultant and creative director to both agencies and clients, as well as doing a few projects to try and make the world a better place.
So, here is where we find ourselves. You looking for someone to solve your creative problems, and me with lots of demonstrated experience and skill doing exactly that. Drop me a line and we’ll see if we can work something out.
These are some things I will consider doing for money:
- Strategic and Creative Consultancy
- Creative Direction
- Speaking and lecture engagements
- Concept development (art direction, copywriting, design)
- Making sandwiches (I’m pretty good at making sandwiches – the trick is to not skimp on the butter nor condiments)
Thanks for reading all the way to the bottom. As a reward, here is a link to a funny video.