creative living since 1976

   Mom  and me, c. 1976

Mom and me,
c. 1976

  Me with my  Dad  (and  his barn  in the back), c.~2014-ish

Me with my Dad (and his barn in the back),
c.~2014-ish


TL;DR Version:

Hi! I’m Aaron. I photograph things and I write things;
mostly, I love helping people create their own things.

 


Long version:

Hellooooo, Internet!

I’m AARON, and I create things for fun and for work... and f’life, y’all.

Basically, I write things and photograph and design things—for myself and for other creative people, many of whom are in the process of making changes in their business or brand identity.

 

WHAT I DO:

I help people grow tiny ideaseeds into actual things and build budding new brands.

HOW I HELP:

Over a 20-year career spent guiding corporate creative departments—I've done a little bit of everything from brand development to website deployment; print and interactive design; photography; trade shows & signage; direct marketing; advertising; and nearly every creative service in-between.

Over the course of my own creative life I've spent a lot of time finding efficient solutions, making things work, building brands, sharing stories, changing, adapting, revising, washing/rinsing/repeating.

And in time I developed a creative process that works for me.

Nowadays, I love helping other helpers, healers, and artists tap into their own source of inspiration and create changes or grow new ideas—from brands to books and blogs, and help them give shape to their smartest ideas.

I still offer a few, select creative services and photography commissions. Overall, my business is focused on helping the Helpers nurture their unique creative process & cultivate the courage needed to grow new ideas, make more meaningful things, and create positive change in their evolving worlds.


This is what we do. We’re the making ape. And no one is left out of the inheritance of that. That’s our shared human inheritance.
— Elizabeth Gilbert, On Being

WHY I create / help:

At the heart of what I do is a sincere love and appreciation for the creative process.

It’s innate inside me, and I’ve always experienced an inner urge to create new things. I think that ideas and inspiration visit the minds of ALL human people from unseen creative ethers, but it’s always up to us to take action—WE, the ones with hands!

And regardless of whether or not we ever consciously realize or nurture or practice the process of creativity itself, I do believe it’s a tendency that lives within all human beings.

So, I share this crazy notion, with my creative/spiritual sherpa, Elizabeth Gilbert, that we're all creative by way of being HUMAN—i.e. “the making-apes”. And we're all perpetually becoming artists of our own lives through the unique ideas that we create and make and share that help ourselves, and others around us, live better lives.

For more, check out my personal Museletter, where I share my own unique perspective and ideas on creativity, courage, and change.

I love creating outside the confines of corporate cubicles and feeling free to make and share more of my own things.

Most of all, I love being able to help others create changes (and ideas!) of their own.

Oh, hey! You’re still here! 

If we’re still together, here—literally on the same page—then, you’re totally my person, yo.

Pretty sure my people like to read. So... You. Are. WELCOME! ;) Here’s a little more, you fiend...

Double-bonus:  
So, I made this video-thing a couple of years ago, when I was applying for a job (that I’m now VERY happy I didn’t get) over at Book in A Box, and now I’m sharing it here!

Boom.. Re-purposed.

 ;)