The past year and and half have been pretty incredible. A little over a year ago, I had an opportunity to run a bar and art gallery in Paris, France.
I know, right? That sounds awesome!
So I sold everything I owned, picked up and moved to Paris. I took a run-down space in an old factory and turned it into one of the premier night clubs in Paris. I managed the bar while promoting it through social media (and of course our website). That sounds simple, but it was hard, grueling work! I basically did everything from fixing appliances, cleaning up, ordering supplies, booking bands, promoting events, and tending bar. If that sounds like a lot of work, then you’ve got the right idea. I didn’t do it alone, of course. I had a partner who handled exhibitions, big events and also had a lot of ins with the press.
Now the place is now thriving without me. Like I said, it was a lot of work. I’m proud of the accomplishment. But… whew! Job done. Time to move on.
While I was in France, I also helped out on a big film project due out later this year. I also worked hard on my photography. Then I wrote a novel based on my experience. (It’s heavily fictionalized.) It’s called “Life In The Bubble” and it’s out on amazon now.
Someone reading this might be thinking, “Wow, this guy is full of himself.”
I really am. I’ve been on a tear lately.
Now that I’m back in the States, I’m looking for my next interesting challenge. That could be anything, really. I love design, branding and marketing. I mean, I really love it. I obsess over things like that.
If you’re looking for someone who thinks a bit differently, works unbelievably hard, challenges himself and others, keeps things fresh and loves what he does, then look no further.
Oh, by the way, I have been in marketing since 1999. In 2002, I started my own business, Thermal Exposure, offering web and print design, development, corporate identity, branding, and photographic services for some pretty big companies.
I’m a big picture kind of guy.