World, meet Team Clarity
You know our work. You love it. But you don’t really know us.
Which is a shame, because Clarity is made up of a bunch of really awesome peeps, some of whom you might never get to meet.
So we decided to change that and introduce you to the faces behind the websites. The people who make it all happen.
This month, we’d love to introduce you to David Forman, our CEO.
What is your education/background?
I took a few semesters of Computer Science at UCF before I realized that the industry was moving faster than my classes were. Then three years ago, I went back to attend a Coding Bootcamp for six months. Most of my experience has been on-the-job.
If you could give yourself an unofficial title, what would it be?
Since I’m the boss, I can give myself whatever title I want and make it official. How does “King David” sound?
What is the best/most unusual job you’ve ever had?
Best job is absolutely this one. I’m doing what I love every day.
What is your work philosophy?
Be the tortoise, not the hare.
What do you love most about working for Clarity Creative Group?
Getting to solve problems and grow businesses.
What is the coolest project you’ve worked on for Clarity?
We worked on a project for Kodak last year. It was really exciting to be able to add that to our portfolio.
How do you stay organized/productive?
A really good task management system (we use Teamwork) to keep everyone on-track.
What fuels you? (Coffee? Recognition?)
Copious amounts of coffee and the satisfaction of clearing my to-do list.
What small things make your day better?
That first cup of coffee in the morning. When my kid does something unexpected and cute. Any small work victories; I’ll take what I can get.
What company do you wish we had as a client?
If Aaron Rogers needs a website for his personal brand, I would build it for free.
What website do you visit most often?
Do you have a favorite podcast/blog/publication/etc. to help you keep up with your industry?
I listen to podcasts to/from work and sometimes at night to help me sleep. I have several that I listen to but Freakonomics is my favorite.
What do you wish our clients knew about you/your job?
I really do want their business plans to succeed. We’re all in this together.
Are you more left-brained or right-brained?
I’m so right-brained that I’m not even sure I have a left brain.
Do you have any pets?
A rescue dog named Shlomo.
Do you have a favorite animal?
Sharks are cool. They’re dangerous, but everyone still loves them.
What are your hobbies?
Coffee roasting, watching football, playing guitar, and surfing.
What is your worst habit/quality?
Ask my wife and she’ll give you the handout.
Do you collect anything?
Yankees and Green Bay Packers memorabilia.
What hobbies would you like to take up if time/money were no issue?
Flying to every Green Bay Packers game.
If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with your extra time?
Get caught up on work.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I’d love to live in New York City, but only for about a year. After that, probably the beach…or Green Bay.
What do you totally geek out over?
Websites and digital marketing.
What is your favorite song/band?
We don’t have enough space to list all of them, but it’s mostly punk rock.
What is your favorite show/What are you binge watching?
Game of Thrones, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Silicon Valley.
What is your favorite vacation destination?
New York and the beach.
What is your favorite part of the day?
Hearing my daughter shout “Daddy!” when I come home at the end of the day.
Do you have a catchphrase? If so, what is it?
Craig pointed out that I say, “Yeah yeah yeah!” way too much.
What fun fact would most people be surprised to learn about you?
I lived in Israel for a while when I was 19. I even speak (rusty) Hebrew.
What three things would you bring to a desert island?
Coffee, my iPhone, and my family.
If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you would do?
Buy season tickets to the Green Bay Packers!
What is the best compliment you’ve ever received?
When my wife agreed to marry me.
If you weren’t doing this job, what would you be doing?
If I’m ever not doing this job, it’s because I’m dead.