My Next Chapter
In 18-months of freelancing, I had the honor of helping nine entrepreneurs launch their dream businesses and share their stories with the world. I learned more than I ever could have imagined along the way, and recently decided to seek full-time employment with a company that lives a great story.
As a freelancer, I learned how to design and how to code, I learned how to test assumptions with real users, how to manage expectations and how to create simple solutions from complex problems.
But most of all, freelancing taught me taught me the power of living a story worth living, and showed me that I couldn't do all that I dreamt of alone.
Living a great story is about having an answer to this question and pursuing it at all costs: "Why am I here? What's wrong with the world and how can I fix it?"
I want to team up with entrepreneurs whose answer to the problem of this world is so much more than making huge profits. I want to invest my skills and my passions in a company that has a mission—not just a mission statement.
After months of research I finally found a few companies whose mission makes me excited to get up in the morning. I decided to let go of the freelance lifestyle for a chance to be part of something bigger. Hopefully I'll learn more than I ever could have learned on my own.
If you're one of those companies I reached out to—thank you. Thank you for your passion and for living a great story. Thank you for taking the time to consider me as an ally on your journey. It's an honor.
Feel free to check out my portfolio, writings, or what my clients have to say. If you're interested in working together, I'd love to get coffee and learn more about your story and the mission of your work.
Crafting effective stories through UX Design
Research is an iterative process of defining and validating hypotheses. We want to understand your audience and the world they live in. Also, we want to test our assumptions to learn how to serve your audience best.
Strategy is about crafting research and vision into a measurable plan. If you cannot measure something, it cannot be improved. Strategy is the most crucial part of any project. If the strategy is wrong, all attempts at creation will fail.
This is where research and strategy come to life. Whether it's a website, an application or a video—the goal is the same: create something that empowers people to live better lives. Do that, and everything else will follow.
Hear what my clients have to say
“John understood our vision and crafted it into reality. He was the guy who took charge and made it happen. From business strategy to user needs, he was a rockstar.”
“As a direct result of John's expertise, I am now a top blogger, I've been approached by a publisher to write a book, have more leads than ever... and I have a feeling this is just the beginning.”
“John is at the top of my list of ‘go to’ people because of his experience, knowledge, and most importantly—his superior listening skills. Prepare to be impressed, John will exceed your expectations.”
“Since John built me a website, I've been featured as the cover story on a national magazine, and my business has grown faster than I ever imagined. John doesn't just build you a website, he builds you a business online.”
“John Ellison is passionate about helping dreamers accomplish their dreams, and his medium for doing so is the web. I would recommend him to anyone who is ready to use the internet to take the next step in their career.”