Whats not to be thankful for? I have my family, my home, my health (bum knee and all). I am grateful to the efforts that people before me have given to enable me to have the life I live. I don’t earn too much, I don’t have a luxurious house or car, my son doesn’t benefit from a private education and I yet I’m still content with my achievements and rewards. My gratitude comes from my measurement of success which comes down to being empowered to act on many choices. I have admitted the limitations of my choices but this can be addressed and corrected with hard work and determination, which in itself are choices.
I am indebted to Aero Industrial Sales for the responsibility of developing their marketing efforts both strategically and the execution. I spent the previous period of my career in a commercial studio of some kind executing other peoples instructions or strategies. Working with AIS I have been able to plan with them an online marketing plan that leverages the treasure of information in Email with supporting social media management and thoughtful website development. I appreciate AIS for trusting me with their company and brand while also indirectly teaching me how to be a better businessperson and self-advocate.
I returned to NYC in 2016 for an 8-week work visit in which there was nothing lined up just a feeling that the market was ready. I was relieved that my history with Creative Circle, a talent placement agency, was still relevant. I was lined up with some incredible full time looks with major global studios and clients that require such service. I eventually landed at MAC Cosmetics assisting in their in-house studio. I spent a few weeks there before it was time for me to return to my family in Berlin. On my last day, I had a phone interview during my lunch break with a St Louis based marketing agency that now goes by We Are Alexander. I was heading back to Berlin with a trophy from my hunt in the NYC Jungle, a steady gig working in a remote production studio responsible for both print and digital assets.
After 18 months working with what was Group 360 and is now We Are Alexander, I’m very much obliged to open my laptop at the Unicorn workspace in Wedding, Berlin and navigate through my queue of print brochure’s, emails, or banner jobs. Working remotely requires more than a laptop and an internet connection. It requires a personal workflow that can adapt to an organizational workflow. It requires one to be clear in communication and constant with that communication. My experience working with the WAA teams in the various U.S. locations have been fantastic. I’m a team guy and I don’t go for long without informing one of them how much I enjoy working with them and this is said with all sincerity.
I’m beholden to these three companies for helping me develop my profession remotely. Thanks.