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Status report:

Daven is currently employed.

Would you believe that? I’m actually employed right now! Like, for real. Making that moolah, caching that cheddar, getting those greenbacks, delivering the dough. But feel free to send me a message if you’d like to set up a photo shoot or offer me much more money than I currently make.

You can also find me on LinkedIn.

Dossier

Name:

Daven Mathies

Classification:

Creative problem solver

Blue Collar Agengy

senior writer

Jan. 2022 – present

Status: Active

Field assessment:

As part of Blue Collar’s three-person creative team and the sole staff writer, Daven is known for his adaptability and efficiency. Operating with a high degree of autonomy, he has mastered time management. He routinely works ahead of schedule and is an expert delegator when managing freelancers on larger projects. His photography background makes him particularly effective on photo/video campaigns.

Employer personnel database:

online

Key effectiveness:

branding

product launches

video

email

web copy

Sample projects:

Available

Known associates:

SIGMA

Yakima

CRKT

AHA

senior writer

Jun. 2021 – Dec. 2021

Status: expired

Field assessment:

Recognized for his tenacity in rebranding himself while unemployed, Daven was an educated gamble when he was hired by Alling Henning Associates. He was thrown into the middle of several large projects and adapted quickly, earning a reputation as a reliable and committed creative partner.

Just a few months into this position, Daven was recruited by Blue Collar Agency.

Employer personnel database:

[offline]

Key effectiveness:

email

case studies

infographics

web copy

Sample projects:

Available

Known associates:

Charles Schwab

Chase

[redacted tech firm]

Gasp! A gap!

Unemployed

Oct. 2020 – Jun. 2021

Status: recovered

Field assessment:

The first few months of unemployment were rough. But Daven learned that accepting fate did not mean accepting defeat. He studied HTML and CSS, redesigned his website multiple times, and began writing comically about his experience as an out-of-work writer. He met new friends in online communities, found new creative outlets, and established a new sense of self.

The last few months of unemployment were among the happiest of his life.

Employer personnel database:

Online

Key effectiveness:

Funny photos

Entertaining blog posts

Sample projects:

Available

Known associates:

Cheap Beer

Tacos

Digital Trends

cont. editor

Aug. 2017 – Sep. 2020

Status: expired

cont. writer

May 2016 – Aug. 2017

Status: expired

Field assessment:

Armed with years of photography and photo retail experience, Daven revitalized the photography section at Digital Trends. Beginning as a contributing writer, he was soon put on retainer and promoted to editor. He oversaw the photography section and edited three other writers.

In the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, Digital Trends made significant cuts to staff and freelancers. The photography section was shut down, leaving Daven without a job.

Employer personnel database:

online

Key effectiveness:

product reviews

youtube videos

interviews

news writing

live broadcasting

Sample projects:

Available

Known associates:

Apple

Adobe

Red Bull

Nikon

Canon

Panasonic LUMIX

Fujifilm

GoPro

Hasselblad

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