Posts Tagged ‘Jory Burson’

New Year, New Site!

This website has long been my catch-all web presence. I’ve tried making it a sort of ‘one-size-fits-all’ space for my blog, professional and personal portfolios, and social connections; but I’ve never been quite happy with how it all fit together.

In truth, it didn’t. Like many other products, if you try to make your website do everything, chances are it won’t be very good at anything in particular. Co-mingling my personal life with my professional work on this blog sent mixed messages that didn’t do much to support my personal branding efforts. That’s what I saw as I monitored this site’s analytics. Pages displaying my past work didn’t generate any meaningful traffic. And the hacks that had to be done to display that work in this theme and template on a static Wordpress site didn’t make it look its best.

With help from my favorite graphic designer, Michael Champlin, I’ve now split the two conflicting personalities on The new site,, will be home to an edited collection of past work tailored to individual companies through the use of a ‘hire’ subdomain. And I’ll be free to continue blogging about whatever I fancy on this site, without much worry about confusing a potential employer. As an added bonus, it’s quite a bit easier to navigate with fewer pages!


01 2012

AP Essay – Apocalypse Not Now

Since we’re still around to talk about it, you may have already forgotten that the world was supposed to end on May 21.  Associated Press writer & editor Ted Anthony contacted me through our mutual friend Hillary Speed to get my take on the non-apocalypse, and I am just now getting around to sharing the article with you.

As an afterword – I heard through another friend that the new date for the apocalypse is now sometime in Spring 2012.


06 2011

A Different Sort of Video Resume

Over spring break, I set out to create an unusual video resume with the able help of one Michael Champlin. I wanted it to be humorous and memorable while still communicating important facts about my qualifications.  We came up with this idea to use different characters to deliver character-appropriate dialogue but also inject some humor into the video.  I’m really curious to know what others think about it, so please leave me some feedback in the comments section and let me know what you think!


03 2011