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Office Hours for Good

How I’m Using My Privilege to Help Others

As a straight, cis-gendered white guy (with a beard and glasses) who works in the creative industry, I can’t help but admit privilege has played a part in my life (and the lives of others who identify similarly, whether or not they have glasses and a beard…but let’s be honest — they probably do).

After college, this privilege allowed me take a much less traditional path:

I decided to freelance full-time.

Over the past decade, I’ve made a living illustrating posters and prints, building brands, laying out websites, designing apps, writing articles, facilitating workshops, throwing summer camps, starting companies, and pretty much everything else in-between. I’ve even been paid to make weird sounds with my mouth while five other guys sing.

True story.

It wasn’t until two years ago I joined my first (and only) 9-to-5 job where I still work today.

Why am I telling you all of this?

Mainly because this path fundamentally shaped who I am today and what I care about.

Since I’ve had the opportunity to (productively) fumble through my own creative career, I want the same thing for others, especially for those who didn’t start out several steps ahead.

In fact, my goal is to help create a world where work is whatever you want it to be, no matter who you are.

(I know, I know. This sounds like a cheesy corporate vision statement I tested with focus groups, but it’s 100% true and I 100% did not).

This might sound great, but what exactly am I doing to help create this world?

I’d like to introduce “Office Hours for Good.”

(#ohfg for short)

What is Office Hours for Good?

It’s my way of using my privilege to help two groups — individuals looking for help piecing together their own creative careers and organizations who are already doing good.

How does it work?

It’s simple. Anyone can book a one-hour call to chat through a range of topics. After, you’ll receive an email with resources and next steps. You can pay however much you want based on how helpful I was and each month, I’ll donate 100% of the proceeds to a good cause.

What can people ask about during #OHFG?

Over the years, I’ve learned a little about a lot and a lot about a little.
However, I’m going to stick to the following topics:

  • Consulting
  • Corporate America
  • Design
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Freelancing
  • Networking
  • Social Media
  • Startups
  • Writing

Where can we sign up?

Easy! Head to to learn more and sign up.

I’m a designer and writer who enjoys making people smile.

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