Hey there! I’m Nick Smith —
I write, I speak, I teach, and I happen to design and code, too. I love empowering people to create authentic human-to-human connections through digital stories.
Thanks for stopping by my website. I’m glad you’re here.
To be honest, this is the hardest page for me to create, because, frankly, I don’t get a lot of enjoyment writing about myself.
But it is the thing I know best, and I think it’s important we get to know one another a bit. No doubt the curious among you may rightly pause and wonder about my background, may seek a better sense of who I am. Allow me to indulge your appetite with a few of the pertinent highlights.
College and Career
A Creative Writing major in college, I’ve worked in marketing communications for most of my career – writing, strategizing, consulting – telling stories on behalf of public and private organizations.
After 10 or so years of coming up with “messages” and operating the spin machine for various corporations, I had had enough and began to focus on my passion for creating great stories not only through words, but through design and interactions.
But with a little bit of knowledge and application, you could do some pretty amazing stuff even with the crappy technology that most companies had on the inside. That has been a big part of my career – making lemonande when all I had was lemon seeds.
As I’ve grown beyond those early hack-jobs, I’ve taken on increasingly challenging technical projects. This has allowed me to grow my technical skillset alongside my storytelling.
It’s grown to the point that I actually take on clients and turn out professionally designed websites.
What I Write
On this site, I handcraft stories that intersect philosophy, art, science, action, and nature. I especially like to write about mindset, dynamic learning, continuous growth, and the occasional random topic along the way. I also fly airplanes and you’ll find that experience suffused into just about every experience I write about.
Writer, editor, thinker, pilot, content artisan, digital storyteller – these are just a few of the monikers used to describe me. But they are a small handful of the many individual threads that are woven together to form the complex mosaic of a human being.
Add to that son, brother, father, husband, dog owner – among others.
Ultimately, I’m just doing the best I can do to pass on to others what I’ve learned the hard way with the hope that you won’t have to experience all the challenges I did. Or, at the very least, they won’t be as challenging for you as they were for me.
So I hope you’ll tag along on this adventure. I can’t guarantee much other than some humor, hijinks, and shenanigans. And we just may learn a thing or two, too.