Asher Rumack

Asher Rumack

Producer


Column Five

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
I always felt creative, thought music was my path.
Went to college and was involved with radio but also was fascinated by social sciences.
Pursued my studies and became a really good reader / writer / critical thinker.
Didn't have a plan after college but tried Law for a couple years based on knowing my skills.
Hated law, lucked into a copywriting position at a branding agency.
Developed strategic marketing and client management skills.
Did freelance writing for a bit while I traveled.
Wanted more stability and a team environment and am currently stoked in my position.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Bachelor
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Vanguard University of Southern California

Career

Producer

I create graphics and video content for clients of all kinds.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Writing
Business
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

Oatmeal for breakfast, a long commute down to Newport beach, get in the office and make a to-do list (can't emphasize how far these things will get you), write content for a client, check the designs that have been submitted to me over night, field client calls and discuss plans to help them achieve their business goals, attend internal meetings about process and improving work product, knock out any administrative tasks on my to-do list, make a list for the next day, and head on home.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

I think the key is to be good to other people and maintain friendships, get good at whatever you're doing and you'll find your way to where you belong.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Get really good at writing, and soak up a ton of inspiration. Consume media that you love. Make friendships and share ideas with people you trust. Build cool things in teams! That's all I do every day.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies or Journalism
graduate
Graduate
Journalism or Data Analysis

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"You should be a doctor / lawyer. I admire people who love those fields, and they certainly pay comfortably, but I was always someone who liked more variety and didn't want to take such a defined path."