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CREATIVE DIRECTION
BUSINESS STRATEGY
BRAND CONSULTING
MESSAGING & COPY
WEIRD WEB MAGIC
HAPHAZARD CUSS WORDS

Howdy. I'm Nathan Klose.

But that's not important.

What's important is: you're here, I'm here. We're both here. And we can make some cool stuff together now.

Stuff that's human.

Stuff that lowers risk.

It's 2017, the future. People are tired of your shit.

Don't get me wrong. You, as a person, are fantastic. You're smart. You're likable. I like you and think you're smart.

But people are tired of your shit. People yearn for the you, the us, to be barefaced and real in their interactions. Who doesn't smell hogwash messaging the moment it scrolls into view? More curated, consumer-focused versions of a brand — as metaphor for product or service, as advertising conduit — don't cut it anymore. People want to experience each other as honest archetypes of a shared humanity, not algorithm-derived data points from some growth hacker's behavioral marketing scheme. It's risky to offer anything less than human.

We all want to know who's behind the jade advertorial curtains. People want other people.

I've been a lot of things for a lot of other people, to be sure. I've printed and mailed card stock at a blood bank, hustled 2AM zombie-shifts at a publisher, directed the rebrands of major companies, blistered my hands at ditch-digging, juggled hundreds of employees and numerous creative agencies all at once, scrubbed dung-brim toilets, repaired computers that had caught fire or got struck by lightning, bartended 80 year-old women who gently pinched my butt, sang opera, spoken for TEDx and for festivals and for employee retreats and for funerals.

But not all at the same time. And not always as some show of skill, some performance. More often, I did these things because I wanted to. Because I cared. (Anytime I didn't care, shit was the result.)

That's the real me. Welcome: this is not the website of some creative casanova, gold-soaked and brilliant. I am just a guy who cares. Heavily. I care about where we've come from, where we're going — and how we offer that to one another. It's why, even as a consultant, I still make stuff for my customers. I believe your ideas are worth being delivered by hand, always with other people in mind. I've been publicly recognized and won awards for making stuff like that. I've helped companies generate tens to hundreds of thousands, and even millions, of dollars in revenue for it.

Your ideas qualify the effort, really. You're smart. You're likable. This is the future, after all. We live in an ever-expanding ideas economy. And your ideas are at the forefront. It's my job to help you make them happen.

So let's make stuff together. Not because we are conveniently in need of each other's business, charged with expediency or practicality — we're people here, too. It doesn't have to be that complicated.

Instead: let's make stuff together because we both care.

And because shit marketing is tiring. For everyone.

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    This is the biography section of the website. I’m surprised you’ve made it this far. What is it, like, 4:30pm where you’re at? Later? Maybe you just skipped down here. Maybe you’re a fast reader.

    During the day, I operate as an obsession-powered, narrative-propelled creative director and futurist for clients across the United States. With a decade’s experience in copywriting, graphic, branding, and identity design, creative direction, web magic, public speaking, business strategy, narrative-focused marketing, team management, and a bunch of other important-seeming arenas that should be included in this profile for search-engine purposes, I’m ready to clamp jumper cables to your brand’s nipples and karate kick the switch amidst a lunatic yelp. Or at least caress your brand gently, nudging it toward the great outdoors, where it can be alive again.  I’ve been publicly recognized, oddly enough, for doing that. I’ve helped companies generate tens to hundreds of thousands, and even millions, of dollars in revenue for doing that. I’ve even won some awards.

    During the night, and my off-time when I’m not all of that: I write. I’m a published author and creative writing teacher.

    I have a mustache. I have stick-to-it-ness, gumption, and an extensive curriculum vitae. My wife and I live with two dogs.

    Read my narrative below. Then: let’s chat.

    Brain Raising
    BA Creative Writing, BA Linguistics,Minor, Vocal Music
    Georgia Southern Universtiy, 2008
    High School Diploma
    Greenbrier High School, 2003
    Middle School Diploma
    Western Oaks Middle School, 1999
    Elementary School Diploma
    Wiley Post Elementary School, 1994
    A Quick Looksies
    Right Now
    Consulting Creative Director for Individual Clients, Organizations Large & Small, Other Agencies
    Before That
    Corporate Creative Director over Books-A-Million, Inc., & All Associated Brands + Companies
    And Before All That
    Copywriter, Graphic Designer, Web Dev for Kruhu
    Seriously, just read my C.V.
    It's that link that says READ MY C.V.
    Important Statistics
    Juggling Flaming Coffins 35%
    Eating Cars 75%
    Salad 55%
    Adaptation within constraints 90%
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    Let's make stuff together.

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    Have a lovely, electric day (you beautiful mother fucker).