Back in ‘07 I launched Slant Six Creative with the idea that my unique creative background — journalism, advertising, comic books, etc. — could serve as a solid foundation from which to do business. And, basically, it worked. I’ve had the privilege of working with some amazing folks under this banner. It hasn’t all been great, of course, but it certainly grades out at a “B” at least.
Now, I’m starting a new chapter.
Slant Six as you’ve known it (if you’ve known it) is on hiatus. Why? Not for any kind of negative reason, thankfully. No tales of catastrophic failure to share. Rather, I’ve agreed to join the team at Orange Element as their new Communications Director, a position which will enable me to continue doing the kinds of things I’ve been doing here for the past few years, but do so as part of an amazing team of creative thinkers.
I am, needless to say, stoked as hell about this development. It’s a great chance to continue contributing to Baltimore’s creative community in even bigger and better ways. I hope you’ll look me up there, and here’s to maybe even working together soon.
On a personal level I’ll still have my hand in plenty of projects. I’ll continue with Ignite and Outlet, I’ll continue writing about sports at The Loss Column, and I’ll still be active on Twitter. I also have a few new nuggets in the works that will go public soon.
From now on you can also always find me at nealshaffer.com. There you can access the above mentioned outlets as well as my new personal blog, where I’ll be writing regularly about culture, design, tech, and the like.
If you appreciated what Slant Six Creative has been, you have my gratitude. Understand as well, though, that most of it was really just me and I’m damn sure not going anywhere.
See you soon.