Crafting creative ideas and turning them into visual and verbal brilliance. I help individuals and brands develop Rock Star online presence through social media and design.
My name is Dustin. In short, I’m a follower of Jesus Christ, husband, storyteller, actor, graphic artist, social media enthusiast, technology addict and youth director. Some would say I’m a ‘Jack of Many Trades’. They’re right.
There are three things that I am very passionate about: God (Christianity), Creativity, and Social Media. Through this blog I will be sharing my journey, discovery, expertise (if you can call it that), and revelations as Jesus works in and through me through these three areas.
I came to know Jesus as my Savior at the age of 14 and as I walk through this life trying desperately to follow Him, I want to share my journey with others. I want to share my journey so that either by example, warning, or the occasional humorous folly Jesus may use my life to draw others closer to himself. These blogs will be a collection of the things God is teaching me through His Word (the Bible) and through my everyday life. In my post titled “Why There’s No ‘I’ in Dustn” I talk a little bit more about how and why I started this blog.
Creativity is my addiction. Some might argue that it’s coffee, but that doesn’t even comare to my addiction to creating things. From websites, t-shirt designs, graphics, and of course blog posts– I love the creation process. I believe everyone is inherently creative, and I’m determined to help you unleash your creative side through inspiration and encouragement.
On Social Media
I am a social media addict. It’s no secret that the social media revolution has completely shifted the way our world communicates, and that is exciting to me (more on that here.) I believe we can harness the power of social media to spread the Gospel like never before. In order to do that, however, we need to know how to use it. Therefore, one of my goals is to share at least one social media tip per week. It will range from simple how to’s for the beginner (like this one), to more advanced social media strategy (as in this post).
A Few Last Things About Me
I love being creative, innovative, and making people laugh. Another thing you MUST know about me is that I’m honest. Even when it might make people mad. The following is an analogy I’ve come up with to illustrate my blatant, sometimes uncomfortable honesty:
“A good friend will tell you when you have a booger on your face. A great friend will pick it for you.”
I hope we can become good friends.
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To get a taste of what to expect from this blog, check out some of my favorite posts:
- The Ten Twitter Commandments
- Lose Like A Winner
- Becoming A Social Media Rockstar
- 9 Things I Get To Do Now That I’m A Father
- 13 Sites For Creative Inspiration
- Creativity Is The Key To Conquering A Crisis