As a content specialist I wear a lot of hats. In one way or another they all relate to shaping the voice of a brand, whether I'm writing the content, or literally speaking it.
I've always been independent, curious, and hungry. I challenge myself to think outside the box, and I left the 9-5 world hoping to thrive in an environment outside the box.
It's enabled me to develop closer relationships with clients and collaborators and empowered me to start my own business and take ultimate pride and responsibility for everything that I do.
The foundation of my business started at the University of Delaware, where I was an English major. That meant more essays than tests, so I spent more time honing my craft as a writer than memorizing formulas. But I was also paying for school on my own, and I wanted to find ways to take my skills outside of the classroom.
So I signed up to work for the student newspaper, won scholarships and essay contests, and sold off the rights to a few films and commercials.
I joined every student-run club I could that would give me opportunities to write, film, and create live theater. I went from writing front page articles in the student satire paper to creating my own news satire webseries. Editing sketches for the student television program to producing an award winning documentary. Directing short plays to running a stand-up comedy club which included weekly workshops, monthly shows, and lots of promoting!
In Delaware, I was a big fish in a small pond, one with dreams of thriving in the ocean of New York City where I am today.
Jason Hewett studied English at the University of Delaware where he wrote and performed all sorts of fiction, poetry, and comedy. Now he's doing the same thing but in New York City, where for some reason people still think he's a tourist but ask for directions anyway.
Jason was born just outside Philadelphia. He grew up in Delaware where he was voted Class President, "Best Storyteller" and "Most Creative Writer" by his 8th grade graduating class of 75 people.
Despite his "condition" he excelled in sports. At sixteen, he started volunteering as a camp counselor at Camp Possibilities, a summer camp for diabetic children he attended as a camper since the camp was founded. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age seven, and Celiac disease at age nine.
He earned a BA in English from the University of Delaware where he wrote fiction, comedy, and poetry for student-run publications and productions. Working with small teams and often creating his own opportunities forced him to learn every aspect of production from set building and cinematography to space booking and video editing.
He served as President of the student film club, a peer mentor for first-year students where he lead freshman seminars, and American Global Ambassador for foreign exchange students. He also regularly performed stand-up comedy and organized and free workshops and shows for students.
After graduating a semester early, he worked as a substitute teacher and Creative Consultant/writer for a pharmaceutical training program. He skipped the graduation ceremony to make it down to Florida Studio Theatre to begin a yearlong theater apprenticeship, where he performed in developmental play readings, built sets, and taught thousands of children how to write plays by performing plays written by students their age. He also worked closely with special education groups and Spanish-speaking programs.
While in Florida Jason studied acting, movement, voice, improv, stage lighting, and professional play development. He made invaluable contacts with established theater actors and professionals that convinced him to join them in New York to pursue everything that the city and world had to offer.
Currently Based in: Brooklyn, NY
Born: Abbington, PA (Near Philadelphia)
Hometown: Middletown, DE
College: University of Delaware
Favorite Project: Write a Play Tour 2015-2016: touring Florida to teach over 50,000 elementary school students how to write plays after performing student-written plays as examples.
Most Difficult Project: Designing this website
Longest Running Project: Selling on eBay (since March 2018!)
City: New York City
Food: Ice cream
Music: Odezsa, Thievery Corporation, A7X
Book: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
TV Series: Game of Thrones, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Musical: Next To Normal
Video Game: Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask