Wait, what? You shouldn’t have a personal brand? On the contrary. Having a personal brand is really important for how people present themselves today. There are those who want to know who you are before they get in touch. Maybe a potential client, employer or employee....

I wanted to capture his on film. So years ago, I asked if he'd be willing to tell his life story on camera.  He agreed and for a couple of days he dived deep into stories of his life. What I found most fascinating was his...

One of the things we occasionally have to do here at natie is follow our own advice. We have to take what we usually advise clients to do with their brand and apply the same approach to ours. It’s challenging - a little like the physician who has himself...

Every year around 9/11, I post this short animation which I created years ago. I made it for someone I worked with briefly back in the day – long enough for me to be able to call him a friend. I was a copywriter and he...

When I became a father a few years ago, I made a decision to be present and not miss out on any precious moments with my kids if I could help it. I didn't want to miss a thing. Sure, there are business sacrifices I've made...

This has been simmering with me for a while. And I’ve been wondering when would be the right time to let it out.   The time is now. Last year, after the Charlie Hebdo massacre went down in France, radical Islamic terrorists entered a kosher supermarket and gunned down...

10 years ago i was on a boat with my family right in the middle of the andaman sea when the earth violently cracked open off the west coast of sumatra, indonesia and calm waters became a vile beast. at 9.3 on the richter scale, the whole world...

Fellow creatives and people seeking creative services, take a look at Harlan Ellison’s (brilliant) rant about ’Paying the writer’. In true Ellison style, he’s refreshingly blunt with no holds barred and makes a great point that can be extended to the our beloved branding and...