The first quarter of my professional career was spent trying to “make it” as a painter, poet and musician (some of this writing and imagery is woven into this blog). I have boxes full of writing, tapes full of music, and storage spaces full of paintings. All boiled down to great joy, wonderful experiences, and meeting amazing people. I think art school is the best training for any type of profession or life-path; it’s the study of solving problems with creativity. I still make stuff, just not as often as before.
Then, sometime during the autumn of 1998 the dotcom bubble sucked me into its cyclone. Starting off in the marketing department of a cloud-based music service, I moved on to content powerhouse FortuneCity. At FortuneCity I wore as many hats as the team could throw at me: marketing manager, content chief, customer support supervisor…if it dealt with client-facing communications, I did it.
From there the main wave of my career path was established: I help friends and clients gain insights from emergent trends in order to create new opportunities.