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, Innerwebs :)

I’m Aaron, and I create things for fun and for work... and f’life, yo.

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

 

WHAT I DO:

I help people grow their 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 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.

In my own creative life I’ve spent some time finding efficient solutions to make things work for me, creating things, changing things, revising/rinsing/repeating.

And over time I’ve developed a unique creative process that works for me.

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

Mainly, my business is focused on helping others nurture their own unique creative process & cultivate the courage to grow new ideas, make more meaningful things, and create change in their own 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! 

So, if we’re still together, here—literally—on the same page, then, you’re probably, definitely, totally my person.

Since I’m pretty sure my people love to read.

 So... You. Are. WELCOME! ;)

Here’s a little more, you fiend...