Featured FindSpark Creative: Joseph Rauch

headshotJoseph Rauch is a writer, editor, marketer, and creative enthusiast. He is a proud alumnus of The Gentlemen of Quality at NYU, where he holds a degree in psychology.

As a blogger and volunteer, Joseph plays such an important role at FindSpark. The Team’s excited to be featuring him as a FindSpark Creative!

Learn more about Joseph and his work!

 

What sets you apart from other young creatives?

I’m incredibly confident and brutally honest, perhaps overconfident at times and a bit too open. My background is also pretty unique. I’m a half-White/Jewish, half-Lebanese Atheist from San Diego (always a good conversation starter). I have huge ambitions too — probably loftier than most creatives. I want to be a famous writer and have my name rise up along with people like Joan Didion, Junot Diaz, Dan Brown, Said Sayrafiezadeh, etc.

What is your proudest career moment (so far)?

I was elated when I competed for and earned a spot writing for The Huffington Post. My dream of being a writer was starting to bleed into reality. It was one of the first big steps in my career.

What’s something cool you’ve done recently?

I recently got hired as a Freelance Writer to produce the majority of content for a branding agency’s blog. The blog’s purpose is to have consumers perceive brands and agencies as sources of quality content, insight, and opinion. Consumers will hopefully see the branding agency and its clients/brands as sources of content rather than only encountering them by chance. It was a lot of fun since I got to write interesting articles everyday. I have an interest in brands and marketing so the research was enjoyable too.

The blog is live if you want to check it out! http://thehalogroup.com/blog.

I’m looking for the next exciting opportunity!

What’s something new you’ve recently learned?

I’ve gotten a lot better at using WordPress in general. I can do most things on it now as opposed to just posting simple text and images.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I’ll be a successful author and will have published both my first novel and memoir by then. I’ll have enough money to take care of my parent’s retirement, pay off all of my student loans ahead of time, take care of my grandmother’s final years, and my little brother’s college education. I will have more writing experience in general, especially copywriting experience. I’ll be living in either San Diego or Manhattan.

I want to be comfortable in five years. I don’t want to be hustling anymore. I want people to be coming to me.

What’s your favorite productivity tool and why?

Honestly, my writer’s notebooks are my favorite tools. They’re little pieces of my soul.

What’s been your favorite piece of career advice you’ve received?

“Don’t let people tell you you’re too young to do something you want to do.” – Daniel Rodriguez

Have a question for Joseph? Leave a comment below! Or, you can tweet him at @JRauch64.

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