My name is Jason Flamm
Creating is my passion. Currently I'm a Senior Copywriter at Manifest in St. Louis, MO. But, even before getting paid to create stuff I've always been drawn (or written...) to it.
I'm the author of Keep Creating: 83 Ways to Keep Creating the Things You Love.
In 2014, I started a company called Sketchpad® Comedy. Its mission is to help people create comedy.
My favorite quote of all time is from my middle school band teacher; "If one of us does it we look stupid. But, if we all do it we're geniuses."
I've done improv and sketch comedy since 2011. The first sketch show I created was called The Last Sketch Comedy Show on Earth. Each month we'd put up a completely original show themed around the end of the world. The world didn't end on December 21st, 2012 (Damn you Mayans!) but, our show did. Since then I've done my best to help sketch comedy grow in St. Louis by putting up over 50 live comedy shows.
I use my improv comedy skills on a regular basis and even teach it to my work mates, building a curriculum based upon the skills they need to be better at their jobs and grow their careers.
I've been blogging since 2006 and before that I blogged the old fashioned way; with paper and pen.
Creating things creates a better world to live in. Creating for adults is like playing for children. You wouldn't ask a child to stop playing and grow up. You shouldn't ask an adult to stop creating (or grow up, for that matter).
"The opposite of play is not work; it's depression." - Brian Sutton-Smith
For me, "The opposite of creating is not NOT creating; it's depression."
If you'd really like to know more about me and the things I've done, I'm kind of an open book (so many writing puns).
Feel free to read some of my writing (links below) or ask me a question.
Some of my work (click the bold text to read) or go straight to my Medium page
- I believe in creativity & collaboration
- I think resumes are the worst way to get a new job: Read Your Resume Sucks Because Resumes Suck
- I wrote a book - Learn about Keep Creating
- After going to college off and on for 17 years, I finally decided it was best to quit
- I thought I'd be stuck working in fast-food forever. I was wrong. Thank goodness!
- My life has been pretty rough. But, I've overcome (warning, very personal)
- Sometimes it's best to not share your ideas because it wears other people out
- I love sketch comedy so much that I started a business around it