Hello. My name is Evan Jones and I am a recent graduate of USC’s Annenberg Program For Online Communities.
I write things. And I make things. And this is my resume.
Some of you may be wondering “why do a Tumblr resume?” Well, despite other options, I think it’s time to point out the Pink Elephant in the room: static resumes are kind of lame in terms of acting as a barometer of quality. They often create more questions than answers, which means that the hiring process gets drawn out and becomes slug-like and tedious in nature. And who gains from that rigamarole?
(Besides people who really like interviews.)
With that said, I’m constantly amazed by what happens when people get a chance to go in and make something theirs; cultural framing be damned. Expectations are a funny thing, and in my experience they tend to get undercut on the reg. I’ve met high school drop-outs that I think are smarter than people I know with advanced degrees from Ivy League universities, and I’ve met coffee clerks who knew more about religion than most ministers. As much as I hate empty tautologies, I do feel that it’s hard to get the proof out of the pudding.
TL;DR: When you’re looking at people for your team or your project, it’s not about the school that person went to, the polite-yet-formal letters written on their behalf, or how nice their suit is. It’s about what they can do, and how well they can do it.
I want to show, not tell.
So the point of this, er, “living” resume is to show you how I work and what I can do. I will be posting a variety of projects from the past year with links, commentary, and assigned specifications in an attempt and to convey my attitude and approach to creative problem solving and narrative storytelling. It’s just more (SHOCKING!)honest that way, and hopefully that’s something that will resonate with you.
As per the question of what I want to do: I’m interested in several fields and emerging sub-fields in the media and tech worlds. Journalism, narrative fiction, and film reviews are all things I’ve done before, and video web productions that I’ve had a hand in over the past year will all be posted here as well. I’ve also helped launch start-ups and worked in tech as a server, network, and mobile analyst. And I’m not against traveling or relocating to say, Mongolia or Brazil, if anybody’s listening. 日本語でもOK。
More to come soon.
PS: If you got the obelisk-like “physical” version of this resume, the things you see on the side of the cube are QR codes provided by daqri.com, who I worked with over the summer and who also happened to build a practicum app for myself and some of my classmates called Scoutline. Why not check them out?