Who am I? Well, I’m glad you want to know!
I am a freelance writer and information management consultant from Seattle, Washington.
Just in case you were wondering, this website is about my freelance writing.
Do you want to read my work that is focused on topics related to the world of taxonomy, content strategy and information architecture? Are you interested in hiring me to help you get your information under control? If this is the case, please check out the website for my information management business, Infogration Consulting.
A Little Bit About Brian
I have wanted to tell stories as long as I can remember. For my sixth birthday, I got a “Big Book About Me,” one of those books where the kid writes their biography thus far. In the part where it said “what do you want to be when you grow up?” I wrote “cartoonist.” In another part of the book, I wrote my first science fiction story, which I believe was entitled “Garfield and the Time Machine.”
Thus began my love affair with writing and telling stories. Through my childhood and high school, I wrote books and stories, drew pictures and comics, painted and took photographs. In college, I tried to find a major that would somehow combine all of these interest. I majored in journalism before finally graduating with a film degree.
After graduation, I owned and operated my own video production company for five years, doing everything from weddings to training and promotional videos. I also found the time to some movies, including a black & white silent sci-fi film called “The Last Alchemist.”
In 2004, I moved to Los Angeles to see if I could get into the film industry. After 2 years in California, I decided to move to Seattle and become a writer. I met the woman who would become my wife and wrote my first book “Living Proof,” which told the expanded story of the events chronicled in “The Last Alchemist.” I continued to write short stories, novels, and columns for the Ballard News-Tribune while getting my master’s degree in Information Management from the University of Washington.
In 2012, I founded Infogration Consulting. While I have enjoyed helping people solve their information challenges, I have come to see that they are all a part of a larger issue- the lack of a clear story to tell. Whether your information problem is overwhelming you or you don’t have good content, the problem is the same- what are you trying to say?