Community over competition​

A rising tide floats all boats.


Offering community-focused, anti-monopoly classes with a focus on tailored content and individualized pointers. Affordable and accessible workshops crafted to suit the photography and marketing needs of small businesses and freelancers.

Workshops that help you cut through the noise with data driven strategy.

Available for hire for customized symposiums, higher ed speaking, one-on-one and group trainings.


Past Offering

Someone once said:

"Your curiosity is so powerful it's like a living creature. The second someone shows they are interested in something, you have a connection, or an article, or an opportunity. Your support is always more than "that sounds cool." Your investment in the success and happiness of others is remarkable af." 


I thrive to share education and create networks of support for those around him. 


What is oomvelt?

Founded on the belief that we all do better when we all do better, oomvelt was a workshop series I created in 2019. Courses were taught with a focus on community, anti-monopoly goals, and accessible education . It offered of affordable workshops tailored to the photography and marketing needs of small businesses and freelancers. I tought concepts, not formulas and uplifted others through no b.s. information, personalized feedback, and peer networking. Crafted for the punks, rebels, and crafters who are tired of corporate monopolies crushing small businesses and freelancers. Let's face it, none of us will ever have a whole marketing team or a multi-million dollar ad budget. But that doesn't mean we should lie down and let Walmart become the go-to place for headshots or Applebee's be everyone's go-to restaurant. ​ Investing in education is one way to fight the good fight.

What does oomvelt mean?

Umwelt / oomvelt / reality as it is experienced by a particular organism. The truth of your products, services, and art are defined only by their perception. It doesn't matter what you do, it matters what consumers think you do. The best marketing aligns consumer perception with reality.

Do you still teach?

Yes! While it's become easier and more cost effective to absorb the oomvelt brand into Sage Orville, the content is still beyond valuable. In March of 2020, two talks will be presented at NERD Summit. One on one instruction and guest lectures are also aviliable.

For the curious.

One of the hardest things about shutting down my former site is losing the digital assets created for the brand. It was jarring and meant to give pause. Inspired by both brutalist web design and the art of the Dada Art movement, the graphics were both bold and minimalistic, boasting gritty hybrids of everyday objects to give them new meaning. Here's a few of my favorites: oomvelt logo

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