Brandon James

  • Joined June 2015

After a short career in Finance, I took my savings and traveled the world by bicycles, creating a digital tribe in the process.

  • Chicago, IL, United States
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Brandon James
Chicago, IL, United States

Worked with

Availability

Not seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends

Commitment

  • Can work 40hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1+ years

Services

Categories

Content Copywriting Email Community Strategy

Experience

Summary

Starting in a finance job, I escaped to create a blog following my journey from Berlin to Mumbai by bicycle using pictures, video and writing. Since, I've been a deal writer for Groupon Thailand, a blogger for Mindvalley and helped launch many startups.

Work history

Founder
Nomad Pad is a housing startup dedicated to creating a home on the road for digital nomads, traveling professionals and startups. We rent out comfy pads nightly, weekly and monthly to a vibrant community of creators. ( I did copy, web design and layout)
Brand Representative
Bucketfeet exists to connect the world by art. A footwear startup created to give global artists a platform for their designs. My function was business development, strategic partnerships and connecting the brand with prominent artists I met in my travels
Product Manager
I helped to launch the Thailand office by facilitating daily deals through copywriting and working with the editorial team. Being in a foreign market taught me the differences in buying behavior between cultures and how to manage international teams.
Sub-editor
Acted as English sub-editor to the brands flagship product, BK Magazine, Bangkok's most widely distributed city living magazine.
Blogger
Wrote about topics ranging from productivity to positive psychology to wellness and spirituality. Main blogger, editor and administrator of the blog FinerMinds.com, with a subscriber list of over 35K.
Founder
Nomad Pad is a housing startup dedicated to creating a home on the road for digital nomads, traveling professionals and startups. We rent out comfy pads nightly, weekly and monthly to a vibrant community of creators. ( I did copy, web design and layout)
Brand Representative
Bucketfeet exists to connect the world by art. A footwear startup created to give global artists a platform for their designs. My function was business development, strategic partnerships and connecting the brand with prominent artists I met in my travels
Product Manager
I helped to launch the Thailand office by facilitating daily deals through copywriting and working with the editorial team. Being in a foreign market taught me the differences in buying behavior between cultures and how to manage international teams.
Sub-editor
Acted as English sub-editor to the brands flagship product, BK Magazine, Bangkok's most widely distributed city living magazine.
Blogger
Wrote about topics ranging from productivity to positive psychology to wellness and spirituality. Main blogger, editor and administrator of the blog FinerMinds.com, with a subscriber list of over 35K.

Portfolio

My writing portfolio site is contained in the attached link.

All writing from my blog New Life Travel, Groupon, BK Magazine and Mindvalley.

Education

Accreditations

University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign
Finance
University of Manchester - England
Business Administration

Skills

Skills

Salsa Dancing design marketing writing communications community building content creation creative mindfulness Product Management

Tools

Adobe Photoshop Wordpress Trello Slack Typeform Asana Basecamp Zendesk Cloud9 Dropbox SublimeText CodeKit Evernote Zapier Buffer

Interests

Industries I love

Advertising & Marketing Real Estate & Property Travel Venture Capital

What I read

Nomadlist.com, Inc Magazine, Carlos Castaneda, National Geographic.

Side projects

I'm creating a digital product called Wander Envy, which will be an aggregator of the webs more viral travel content. I'm also working on launching a clothing line called Free Indee which will showcase found items from my travels.

Ideal team

I think a 5 person team is perfect. A designer, project manger, developer, content manager and assistant. I love to learn about new management styles, especially from different cultures (Swedish, Japanese). Co's in the location independent, travel space.