What made you want to join Neon Hive?
Cue my brownie points…
The chance to work under an overachieving, inspirational, driven, and *enter-every-single-pragmatically-positive-word-in-the-dictionary*, boss-man!
The chance to work alongside like-minded, creative individuals oozing passion for their jobs in a very cool, dog-friendly office space, with a wicked whiskey collection, and UNLIMITED COFFEE, was another reason.
What aspect of working with us are you most excited about?
I’m excited to produce some kick-ass content for some kick-ass companies!
Describe your personality in 3 words
Errr, I can’t!
I’m too indecisive to choose 3. But how does ‘I’m a Sagittarius’ sound?
Who in your life inspires you?
I’ve gotta stick with the cliche here and say, my family! I’d be lying if I didn’t. My gran and nana, my mum and dad, my brother and sisters. Every single one of them is completely killing it, possessing all of earth’s greatest qualities, and always ~*~vibing~*~.
Who would you most like to swap lives with for a day, and why?
For only one day, I'd have to say, the richest person in the world, no care for who it is, I just want to transfer 90% of their money into my bank account. Then I can live my best life forever - no need to be someone else.
P.S. I'm considerate, so I figured leaving a mere 10% would leave them with a run-of-the-mill, few hundred million :)
Tell us about your favourite project to date.
Writing the script for and co-directing a short film!
Where do you draw inspiration from?
The weird and wonderful things in life! I find most of my inspiration comes from daydreaming, when I am completely zoned out, thinking about the logistics of swimming through a crocodile-infested pool of cotton candy, and then BAM, the perfect title for a Forbes-worthy article pops into my head!
So, in short, I guess I draw it from the inner realms of my mind - it’s there, I just need to find it first!
Your top 3 favourite Podcasts/Books?
Well, nothing seems to come to mind… SHOCK HORROR!
Instead of reading a long, dragged-out story about some lack-lustre romance to only be left in disappointment, I’d prefer to read 100 different features and articles, contrasting from “How to Maximise Brain Power” to “Vogues Hottest Trends this Season”.
The more the merrier, and ultimately, the more inspiration my brain stores away!
To be honest, I’d rather just watch a film.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
Watching films, shooting hoops, and baking cakes! All with the cutest dog in the world, Roxy, by my side.
If you weren’t working for Neon Hive, what would be your dream job?
I’d love to be God! Religious or not, you can’t deny living in the clouds, dealing the world the hand it deserves would be pretty cool!
But, if I do get up there and answer what is arguably the world’s most controversial question (that God doesn’t actually exist), then I’d like to teleport back down to earth, make documentaries, and work for National Geographic!
Tell us something about yourself that might surprise us?
I used to be able to lick my elbow! Which is supposedly impossible! You could call me a super freak, or you could try it out yourself.
Who looks like the freak now, huh?
Lastly, and most importantly, how do you take your coffee?
Depends on how tired I am and how many I have already consumed. Also depends on the cafe and definitely on the coffee brand.
Wow, maybe I'm a coffee snob? (editor note: you'll fit right in)
Since founding Neon Hive in 2015, Jonathan continues to work passionately on both client and agency-side projects. With extensive industry experience and two first class honours bachelor degrees across finance and computer science, Jonathan brings a strategic and results driven mindset to helping clients transform and grow.