Oh boy, these are always awkward right? I mean here you are looking at my webpage, and here I am trying to impress you. It’s like a first date with someone you’ve been setup with… but you’re just staring at me and I can’t ask questions back. (Soooo… what do you like to do for fun? *sweat drips down my forehead) Why do we even put these in websites anyway?? Meh, I guess it’s to give it some personality and make it relatable.
Alright so here’s the deal, I’m pretty awesome. Now that we have that established I think we can move on. Communication is something I’m passionate about and I particularly love communicating through video and design. I’ve been doing it for a while (check out my resume) and don’t see myself ever stopping. While quite a bit of my work is collaborative with other creators, I often find that I am tasked with the whole enchilada. Clients come to me with a need and then after consulting on what they are looking for I get to work. Then we work together to fine tune things so the final result is something that has a beautiful combination of form and function.
Whenever I introduce myself as J. I often get these responses: “Jake” “Jace” “Jade” or “Like J-A-Y?” and I always respond, “no just J.” In one of my first video tutorials I started by saying “Hey Just J. Here” and it had a ring to it so I went with it. Thus Hey Just J. was born.
Since I can remember I have loved art, the crayon drawings still on the underside of my mom’s tables can attest to that. One thing I’ve come to learn is that no matter the tools you have to work with, the art is still the same. I started with crayons then moved to bringing things to life with flip books on sticky notes, claymation, and later in high school worked in 3D animation. High school is where I got my first taste of video editing using a computer, as well as photo editing and I was hooked. I consider myself a “Jack of all trades” when it comes to media and technology.
I’ve always been fascinated with making technology do things it wasn’t meant to do (for example this). As I’ve grown up and invested more into the gadgets and gizmos, I decided it was time to venture out and start my own business.
Definitely not one that lacks personality, I try to bring that to the table when it’s appropriate. I love projects that I feel make the world a better place so if you’re on board with improving the world I’m your guy.