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Asher Rumack

Asher Rumack

Column Five

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Asher's work combines: Writing, Business, and Communicating / Sharing Stories

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Day In The Life


I create graphics and video content for clients of all kinds.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    American/United States Studies/Civilization

    Vanguard University of Southern California

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Art Directors:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Graduate Degree: Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    I always felt creative, thought music was my path.

  • 2.

    Went to college and was involved with radio but also was fascinated by social sciences.

  • 3.

    Pursued my studies and became a really good reader / writer / critical thinker.

  • 4.

    Didn't have a plan after college but tried Law for a couple years based on knowing my skills.

  • 5.

    Hated law, lucked into a copywriting position at a branding agency.

  • 6.

    Developed strategic marketing and client management skills.

  • 7.

    Did freelance writing for a bit while I traveled.

  • 8.

    Wanted more stability and a team environment and am currently stoked in my position.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Parents:

    You should be a doctor / lawyer. I admire people who love those fields, and they certainly pay comfortably, but I was always someone who liked more variety and didn't want to take such a defined path.

  • How I responded:

    Don't ignore people in your life, but just as you want them to hear you, hear them out. Don't be a rebel for the sake of being a rebel. Usually your parents have pretty smart things to say, and nobody cares more about your future than they do. Listen to them, but also express yourself to them and ask that they listen to you as well. This kind of open dialogue is how to turn that noise into something useful.