Firstly and most importantly, I’m really excited to be working with you! I wrote this guide to share insight on how I like to work and communicate; it’s for context-setting not rules-setting.
Working styles are always a work-in-progress so consider this a living document. I’m always open to feedback about what’s helpful and what isn’t in here.
This is a link to my personality assessment - I was surprised by its accuracy.
Call me Dave, my mum used to yell “David” when I’m in trouble and I still hear it echoing in my nightmares.
I live in Melbourne, Australia with my wife Grace and three kids (Chelsea (yes, after the football club), Leo (yes, after the ninja turtle) and Stella (ye,s after Seinfield).
Family is #1 in my world. I love working and I am obsessed with design and marketing, but with three young kids, I want to be present for them and that includes being at their soccer events and doing what I can to support their passions in life.
Second thing worth knowing. Full disclosure. I love marketing. I love having a crazy idea, creating something from scratch, getting people to pay attention to it, sign-up for it, buy it, share it, whatever. So as a result, I breathe / eat / sleep marketing. Books. Podcasts. Audiobooks. You name it.
I’ve only ever worked for myself, so building habits and a strong work ethic comes to me like chicken nuggets to a toddler.