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Asked Questions


Q – Did you mean "Frequently Asked Questions"?

A – Nope. Most of these questions have not been asked all that frequently, but they have all been asked.


Q – Oh okay, I guess that makes sense. Where are you from?

A – I’m Illinois born, Southern California-raised (free-range, organic), and have been a Nashville local for 6 years now.


Q – Who are you? What do you do? Why? How?

A – Whoa, slow down. Sounds like you skipped the SERVICES section on my home page. Go check that out for the answers you seek.


*pause*


Q – Okay, I’m back. So…the weather’s sure nice today, huh?

A – Stalling. That’s cool, catch your breath. You’ve got this.


Q – What are your favorite activities when you’re not working?

A – I’m a big people person, and I love trying new restaurants/cafes/breweries, traveling, and playing sports.


Q – Who would be your dream client of all dream clients?

A – Ooh, a tough one. Any project related to the three interests in my last answer would be amazing.


Q – You’re not getting out of this question that easily. Pick one.

A – I’d love to work with a new restaurant on an initial brand design, or work with an established restaurant on a rebrand, and then expand that new brand into integrated solutions for a website, menu, other printed materials and merchandise, digital marketing, and more – the whole enchilada. (Maybe an enchilada place?)


Q – Tell me more about what you mean by ‘integrated solutions’.

A – I’m referring to a wide range of creative work (visual brand development, website design, print products, etc.) all coming from one place (Pen & Mug), which means a final batch of solutions that are more cohesive, efficient, controlled, and often less expensive.


Q – And you can do everything yourself?

A – I’m flattered that you considered it for a moment there, but no, not everything. However, I CAN do everything listed above, and if you need other creative solutions, (like original music, animation, video production, writing, etc.), I have some very talented friends with those skill sets who I can bring in and collaborate with to get the job done and bring your visions to life.


Q – Are you willing to collaborate with my friends, as well?

A – Of course! If you've already got a dream team in mind and you think I'm a good fit, I'd be happy to join the roster.


Q – Wow. That all sounds pretty awesome.

A – That is not a question.


Q – That all sounds pretty awesome?

A – You’re running out of gas.


Q – I sure am. Do you have a photo?

A – Here’s a nice one.


Austin Schulenburg