“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
Hi, I’m Claes Jonasson. I’ve loved story telling since I was a little kid. As soon as I could hold a pen, I was drawing. Then I put words and pictures together and drew comic strips. That started me off on my path in life: I’ve worked in media for 4 decades, with clients in Europe and the US.
During that time technology has changed dramatically, but technology is just tools. Film, video, photography, graphic design, illustration, web design. At the core is still the story. Telling my story. Telling your story well, getting results for you.
I work with non-profits (I was a donor supported missionary for over 10 years, so I understand about fundraising and the unique world of non-profits), small businesses (I am a business owner myself) and educational organizations (I produced media at Iowa State University for over 10 years).
Some of my work has won awards, which is pretty awesome. Most important is that I help my clients be their best and get the results they need.
I am a writer. I’ve written video scripts, copy for websites, brochures and flyers, presentations, news and magazine articles (published in the US, Sweden and Germany). And I write fiction. Still working on getting that to publication. But that’s all part of developing the story.
In the grand scheme of life, I believe that all things fit together and that nothing is wasted. Seemingly insignificant things can become very important, sometimes years later. It’s all about perspective — the story developing.
Writing, creative direction, web design — this site is about my writing. Come on in and stay a while.
(If you are looking for web design, check out my other home: ClaesJonasson.Design.)