Hey guys (and gals)!
Welcome to Nick Exposed! Im Nick Mayo and I wanted to take a second to share a bit about myself and this blog, in hopes of helping you better relate to what Im doing.
I’m a man of many hats!! I’ve been called a Project Manager, a Web Designer, Graphic Designer, Creative Director, Marketing Consultant, Convicted Felon (kidding), a Magician (not kidding), as of recently an Amateur Photographer as well as a few names Id rather not mention… But what I think it all boils down to is Im simply a Creative, and a student of Life!! I love to create things, whether it be a tangible design/piece of art or a memorable experience (especially with the Charity I strongly associate myself with), I just love bringing value to the world.
I currently run Avenue52, which is my personal Creative Studio. I made the switch over to my passion for art and design Jan of 2010 and have loved every minute of it since.
I not only have a background in Design/Arts but also in management, marketing and public speaking and love the instructional and motivational side of things as well, which is probably apparent in my Nicks Thoughts section of the site.
My biggest education source is LIFE!! I often times put myself out there with large opportunities to fail horribly, but because of it I often find levels of success I never even imagined.
The idea for this site started as a small seed at the end of summer in 2011. I was inspired by the idea of challenging myself to create something new every single day of the year. After thinking long and hard on what I wanted my creative creations to be I decided I would pursue another passion of mine that I have unfortunately neglected in the past, which is photography. Like I said before I consider myself simply a Creative, Im not sure if designer or photographer fit as well as this title. However I am passionate in both as well as multiple other forms of art and creativity.
I realized this last year that there was a void in my life that needed to be filled. That void was personal creative expression, and although I have acquired clients for my graphic design that allow for my creative input on our design projects, I realized I needed to create for myself at the same time. I strongly believe in the power of creative thinking and its a topic I speak about to a wide variety of people, yet at the same time I was also lacking my own creative expression in my personal life. So I decided to make a decision to make self expressed works of art a daily goal and challenge. And so we now have this wonderful blog I call home to my creative expression.
As stated above one of my other great passions is in motivation and personal growth. Last year I had started a blog titled “As told by Nick”, which was a collection of my thoughts on life and business. I decided to combine the two blogs and just have one big exposure to what inspires, motivates and captivates me, and along came “Nick Exposed”.
As the title suggests, I am exposing my thoughts to the world for both positive and negative criticism and vice versa. I look to open the door to what inspires me personally as well as in my business so that others can have access to the same information. I look forward to sharing reviews on products, books, coaching as well as offering words and wisdom from my mentors and the people I choose to surround myself with to move me towards success.
Im pretty confident you will find value in what I have to share and would love to have you along for the Journey! Be sure to follow the blog and keep up on the latest!
Also never hesitate to post your comments! I look forward to what you have to say and am completely open to what others have to share 🙂