Hi. I'm Ian McKenzie,

a schizophrenic entrepreneur sharing my quest for success.

I am a coding addict, graphic design nerd, social media experimenter, hobbyist writer, aspiring salesperson, self-taught marketer, and most of all, a schizophrenic entrepreneur. This website is my little corner of the internet where I blog about my life as an entrepreneur, schizophrenic, ongoing learner, and multipotentialite. New posts every Sunday.

Background image: Curious Markings

Here's what I'm actively working on...

Logo for the Objektiv Digital digital agency
Sales, Marketing, & Project Management
Logo for the Curious Markings Co.
Full Stack Dev, Mobile App Dev, Art, Design, & Social Management
Logo for the House of Bob Gaming Club
Full Stack Dev, Design, & Non-profit Management

By day, I assist fellow entrepreneurs in growing their business by helping them adapt to the increasingly digital world via Objektiv Digital. By night, I work on Curious Markings, a collection of writing, gaming, and experiments based on hallucinations from my schizophrenia. On the weekends and when there's demand, I work on the website and integrations for the House of Bob Gaming Club, a group of chaps podcasting and creating in the field of pen & paper and board games.

If you're interested in learning about me and my studio, you can read about my story, my studio, view my art, see some projects I did for fun and for social good. A while back, I quit social media but missed sharing my pointless thoughts. You can find those at my shout hole. If you're an Ian McKenzie superfan (Hi, mom!), check out my shop for some swag. Everything else is in the navigation. Happy browsing!

Latest posts...

The Modern Cigarette

Today, I'm sitting outside of a cafe on a breezy summer afternoon. I just had a long day of coding and my brain feels completely fried from maintaining a long stream of conditional logic in my brain for hours at a time. I'm dressed in a sleek, but casual long-sleeve black shirt with the sleev...

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Productivity Hack: Finding Your Health Formula

I have found my productivity is closely correlated with my health. Some reading this are probably thinking, "duh," but for an ignoramus like me, it was quite a profound realization. The trick, however, isn't "getting healthier." It's finding a formula that will get you into healthy habits in a...

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Side Projects: Stop Being Desperate and Start Having Fun

When I first started my freelance business, Objektiv Digital, I had a strong grasp of who my target market was, what my pricing should be, how to market myself, and how to make a sale. Everything came quite easily because what I was doing ...

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Are You Not Being "Pushy" Enough in Your Marketing?

One of the most common mindsets I see in my local entrepreneur community is people having an aversion to certain marketing/sales tactics. These tactics include having potential customers signing up to a newsletter for a discount, sending discount codes to abandoned shopping carts, having a cle...

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