I’m Jeff Finley

Designer, Writer, & Healer

Looking for opportunities to express my gifts in design, communication, and leadership while aligning with my passion and curiosity for the metaphysical, new age, spiritual, and esoteric.

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Bio

J eff Finley has been a lifelong artist and independent thinker. He attended college for animation but began his career doing freelance graphic design and illustration for punk bands and indie clothing companies in 2004. In 2006 he became a partner at the design firm Go Media and went on to unite the design community through blogging, speaking, and creating resources for other creators. He capped off this era by writing the book Thread’s Not Dead: The Designer’s Guide to the Apparel Industry. In 2010 he founded the Weapons of Mass Creation Festival which brought together creatives across the country to network, share, learn, and get inspired with speakers, workshops, galleries, and live music.

But in 2013 Jeff found himself burned out and mired in depression. He started a blog called Maker/Mistaker to express his thoughts and philosophical ideas. He started waking up early every day to focus on healing and overcoming depression, which led to numerous out of body experiences and a spiritual awakening. His life was forever changed.

The following year, one of his shamanic healers told him he was a Starseed. That piqued Jeff’s interest and he dove down the rabbit hole learning all about it. He wrote this post about asking if he was a Starseed and it has attracted other seekers wondering the same thing.

He wrote a book about his journey titled Wake Up which is for sale on Amazon and his website. He later made the decision to leave his company, get a divorce, go on a 43 day cross-country road trip, and move to Austin, TX to follow his heart and pursue new creative projects.

Jeff is currently living and creating in Austin, TX with his cat Cookie.

Fest 7

Fest 7 – Shirt Design

Sacred Geometry experiment

Astral Exploration

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Parachute Journalists – Andrew Jackson

Starseed Fun Time

Starseed Fun Time

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Paint the Stars – Candy Lettering

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Cherry Cola Champions – Album Art

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Tough or Suffer – Lettering

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Close Your Eyes – T-Shirt Design

Look Around You

Look Around You

Graphic Design & Illustration

I’ve been creating art since I was a child, and even won fancy awards in high school and college. But in 2004 was when I began my professional career as a graphic designer, working for indie bands and clothing companies. In 2006 I joined forces with Go Media and helped us grow into one of the most respected design agencies in Cleveland. Some of my clients include Warner Bros Records, Sony Music, Nike, Lincoln Electric, Bravado USA, American Greetings, Adobe, Computer Arts Magazine, Advanced Photoshop Magazine, Cleveland Cinemas, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, Pepsi, Gym Class Heroes, Signals Midwest, Stolen Parts, Bridge and Tunnel, Caliban, Disciple Clothing, Declaration Clothing, Paint the Stars, All City Media.

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Writing

I’ve been writing and blogging professionally for over a decade, including publishing three books. People tell me they love my writing because of how I authentically express my feelings and philosophies about life and love. Subjects I write about are self-growth, consciousness, spirituality, magic, metaphysics, anxiety, depression, habits, design, entrepreneurship, love, sexuality, relationships, inspiration, and creativity.

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Maker/Mistaker

Healing & Coaching

I offer my experience, wisdom, and open-hearted sensitivity to help others overcome fears, limiting beliefs, and anxiety. I draw from my own experience with depression, divorce, career change, and other spiritual growing pains. I have certification in Quantum Sphere Healership and also have experience with Shamanic healing and Soul Retreival. However, my sessions feel more like personal coaching where I act as a mirror to reflect back your own power and potential. Sessions are done over the phone or via Skype.

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Event Organization

I have a passion for bringing people together to help inspire and uplift each other. As I like to say, life is better when more people are on the dance floor! In 2010, with the help of Go Media, I started Weapons of Mass Creation, a 3-day festival for design, music, and film. It has as since turned into one of the nation’s leading indie design conferences. I was the primary organizer and designer from 2010-2014.

WMC Fest
maker/mistaker podcast

Podcasting

I’ve been interviewing leaders and expressing my philosophies on life, design, and business since 2012 when I started the Go Media Podcast. In 2013 I started the Maker/Mistaker Podcast to talk about self-growth, spirituality, and Starseeds.

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Products & Resources

My latest venture is Starseed Supply Co., a startup clothing line to express your interests in the metaphysical, occult, spiritual, or new age. In 2006, I co-founded Go Media’s Arsenal, an online shop of stock vector graphics, textures, brushes, and other resources to help graphic designers get cool-looking results faster.

Starseed Supply  The Arsenal

Patches
Jeff Finley speaking

Public Speaking

I’ve had the pleasure of speaking at various events, conferences, and universities on the subjects of design, entrepreneurship, and personal growth.

  • Creative South 2011, 2012, 2013
  • WMC Fest 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Cleveland Institute of Art
  • Art Institute of Pittsburgh

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Skills

GRAPHIC DESIGN

100%

PHOTOSHOP

100%

CONTENT WRITING

95%

ILLUSTRATION

95%

SOCIAL MEDIA

90%

PUBLIC SPEAKING

85%

EVENTS

80%

HTML / CSS

75%

WORDPRESS

75%

SEO

75%

AUDIO

65%

PHOTO

60%

VIDEO

55%

Experience

2016 – Present

Starseed Supply Co.

Founder / Designer

I create wearable goods to help Starseeds and spiritual renegades express themselves in a fun and fashionable way. Currently I just have patches, but plan to expand more into t-shirts, pins, buttons, stickers, and more.

2013 – 2016

Maker/Mistaker

Founder / Writer / Designer

I published articles about personal development, spiritual growth, productivity, habits, love, and relationships. I was responsible for all design, website maintenance, marketing, SEO, and social media.

2010 – 2015

Weapons of Mass Creation Fest

Founder / Event Organizer

I co-founded and organized the 3-day music and design festival WMC Fest with the help of Go Media. We grew from 100 attendees to 1,000 in a few years and I learned valuable skills in event production, booking speakers, workshops, selling tickets, branding, marketing, and attendee experience.

2006 – 2014

Go Media

Partner / Designer / Content Marketing

I was one of three partners in the 12-15 person design agency Go Media. I was primarily responsible for design, marketing, and social media. Notable accomplishments were co-founding The Arsenal, GoMediaZine, ShirtMockup, WMC Fest, and writing the book Thread’s Not Dead.

Areas of Interest

Strong Interests

  • Self-Growth
  • Spiritual Sovereignty
  • Crystals
  • Art, Design, and Creativity
  • Masculine / Feminine
  • Meditation
  • Consciousness
  • Astral Projection
  • Authenticity
  • Empathy
  • Intuition
  • Starseeds
  • Extra Terrestrials
  • New Age
  • Shamanism
  • Metaphysics
  • Healing Arts
  • Love & Relationships
  • Sexuality & Tantra

Hobbies

  • Breakdancing
  • Hiking
  • Drumming
  • Songwriting
  • Reading
  • Magick
  • Pyschic Development

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