BobWest.com is where I blow off steam. Which is hopefully used to create renewable energy.
Over my lifetime, I’ve seen a lot of changes, as we all do. Some of the advances in medicine and tech have been amazing. And some of the advances in equality have been thrilling, while others seem to be stuck in slow motion.
When it comes to the way we’ve treated the planet, I’m not at all thrilled. Because when we kill the planet, we’re killing ourselves.
And seriously, that’s something that needs some work in a very large group therapy session.
So, along with some nerdy fanboy stuff, much of what I post here is about the environment and our place in it, along with social/human rights issues like economic inequality, education, and the ugly specter of bigotry.
A little back-story: On the work-related side of things, I’ve been providing creative services to the advertising, television and film production industries, and to independent businesses and professionals for more than thirty years.
I graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio. My first gig (not counting the singing telegram work) was serving as art director and camera operator for a commercial production company. Simultaneously launching a parallel career in voice over, I did a lot of comedy dialog and shape-shifting character work. Adding experience in copy writing and direction for radio and television commercial production, I rounded out my repertoire with a stint in community relations, and continued my work in freelance creative direction, graphic design, and copy writing.
In 1995, I started providing web design services, building sites for feature films as well as film and entertainment industry professionals and artists.
Over the last 10 years, I’ve increased my work in web design, and in graphic design for feature film and network television. Feature film clients include Jon Favreau’s 2014 film “Chef”, “Desperate Measures” starring Harrison Ford and Brendan Fraser; “Aztec Warrior”; “Black Dynamite”; Fox’s “Down With Love”; and MGM’s “Be Cool”, the sequel to “Get Shorty.”
Lots of fun shows to work on, with lots of great people.
By popular demand, I’ve increasingly been put to work in company, product and service naming, in branding and positioning strategies, and in social media marketing. At the same time, infographic-style collateral design and book cover design have become a growing segment of my creative bailiwick.
And all of this is done through my house brand for creative direction and design, Thought Nozzle.
Projects in the wings include a novel that will result in global domination of its subgenre.
Seriously. I wouldn’t joke about global domination.
I’ll be posting off and on about my progress here, but I’ll be launching a new website dedicated to the book—actually, two books so far.
Stay tuned for, as they say, More™.