Posts Tagged ‘Branding


Why the delay?

Okay, so I decided to get a real job. Went back to my former employer (Keance Canada) and started working as a programmer again. I do love the work, but my head is sometimes a bit in the future and exploring the whole sedition thing.

I did a bit of budgeting and realized that my lifestyle had lead to horrendous debt… so the job may be as long as another five years. In the meantime, I am cutting spending to the bone and trying to get some additional contracts. At my current rate it will take two years for me to get above water, plus another couple of years to save up some cash to run my own thing full time. Oh well, I still plan to do it, and by the time I begin I intend to have the whole sedition brand completely on the go.

In the meantime, I plan to update this blog regularly (although it may be once a week for bit) with both my progress on starting my own business, and the paths I am taking to pursue branding.


So what is this blog and why the hell would you read it?

I guess right off I should tell you who I am. I have been in the IT industry since 1994, and have been fascinated with technology since I was a child. I am changing directions as of today, heading to something that isn’t IT.

The thing is, there is a company I want to work for, a company that fosters creativity, that believes more in the power of its people than in the dollars they generate, that believes those people will make it more than it could be if it focused on short term gain. Problem is, after searching for a whole lot of years, I don’t believe that company exists yet. changed job again (after just a month and a half) I decided to short cut my idea and build the company I want to work for. Basically I will be doing branding and marketing, based on the belief that marketing can be the process of letting people know that a good service or product exists and that they can use it if they choose to.

I have decided to call my company Sedition Branding & Communications, a name I came up with while working for revolve. At the time Revolve was called Image Design and we were trying to come up with a name that better reflected the company. Revolve was the one selected, but sedition was my suggestion. Sedition reflects my brand in that Sedition will be about pushing the envelope, breaking away from the standard, killing the expectation.

I will be chronicling this process over the next while, so keep reading if you want to know what it is like to abandon your comfort zone, drop everything you know, and go in a totally different direction while in your mid thirties.