Hi, my name is Walt Viviers. I’m the creative director at Menzies Media, as well as a dedicated family man. I’ve worked as a fine artist, graphic designer, creative writer, animator, illustrator, video editor and art director. My current obsession is focussed around Google’s advertising tools; especially the relationship between Adwords and landing-page driven-lead funnels. I’m also currently writing a cosmic horror novel in my free time.
Throughout my career I have acquired the management and creative skills required to get the job done. I possess the ambition to keep those skills sharp, along with the drive to acquire new skills as needed to keep getting the job done in the future, and to do it even better.
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” — Albert Einstein
I’ve been an artist and a fan of technology my whole life. With over fifteen years of experience in the media, advertising and entertainment industries and more than five years working as a creative director; I’m confident that I have the experience required to find creative solutions to everyday business problems.
“To see a World in a Grain of Sand, And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand, And Eternity in an hour.” — William Blake
Skills and experience are without a doubt important qualities in any worker, but what about their passions and interests? If skills and experience are part of the recipe for making a cake then interests make up the quality of that cake’s ingredients:
“The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognise that we ought to control our thoughts.” — Charles Darwin
I constantly work diligently and loyally to find solutions for my employers and clients, utilising media and strategy, proactively directing my team, creating high-end graphics, and providing creative input.
“We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.” — Carl Sagan
There are so many incredible and interesting things in this world. More things than is possible to know in a single lifetime. Thanks to the power of the internet there is now no excuse not to learn something new every day. Along with CS50’s Introduction to Computer Science, I am also actively pursuing these certifications:
“He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.” — Marcus Aurelius
Ethics & Philosophical Naturalism are the basis of my morality and decision making. I’m friendly, good-natured and love a good laugh. I embrace human reason, I’m a serious person and a survivor. My personal creed I live by is: “You can prepare, but you cannot control. So always be prepared.”
“Education is something you can’t finish.” — Isaac Asimov
The quotes on my site are all from inspirational people; my guides; my mentors. These are ideas I meditate on. I believe in the wisdom of those who have come before me. I believe in people. I‘m a person, I believe in myself. I make things for people. Real people, everyday people. From the caveman to the astronaut, for me, life is art.