Interviewed by NewTown Macon Intern, Rachel Maddox.
Rachel Maddox: How did you get into videography and branding?
Jave Bjorkman: My grandma raised me and every night she’d tell me a story. And that’s always been a part of me – connecting people through their stories. For a lot of my clients I do everything from scratch to tell the story of their brand, creating a narrative in individual shots or videos.
RM: If you were a music album, which would you be?
JB: Purpose by Justin Bieber
RM: What do you like most about working at The Office?
JB: The huge windows… They’re welcoming. [The light] precedes people’s moods. Makes the attitude toward the workday brighter and creates an atmosphere of comradery.
RM: Do you consider yourself a dog or cat person?
RM: What's your favorite thing about downtown Macon?
JB: There’s always something new popping up. Discovering places that just opened or that you’ve never been to. There’s a lot of hidden gems that really add to the downtown experience.
RM: What fictional character do you identify with most?
RM: What's your favorite meal in downtown?
JB: The PBK platter at Piedmont Brewery. They have the best brisket with mac ‘n cheese and the house salad. You pair those with mimosas on a Sunday after church and that’s the perfect meal!
RM: What's your least favorite condiment?
JB: Is relish a condiment?
RM: What advice do you have for aspiring entrepreneurs?
JB: Show up. Fifty percent of the battle when it comes to starting your own business is showing up. Even if you don’t have anything to do, come in and find something to do.
Want to work alongside Jave and other awesome coworkers? Join The Office! Located at the NewTown Macon headquarters on Poplar Street, The Office provides a unique and creative space for entrepreneurs looking to establish a professional presence in downtown Macon. Private offices 1 and 3 are currently available for rent!