What Is ‘Uncle Sam, Inc.’?

Besides formerly running a part-time, small media design consultancy, I work full-time for a U.S. government agency. It is my bread-and-butter, the gig that pays me. I’m lucky enough to have a full-time job doing something I love: content creation and management for web, print and video. Especially since I’ve been doing it for nearly 25 years!

It’s important to me to keep a clear separation from and distinction between the work I do for the government and the work I do on my own, be it for my own media design firm or in the writing I do for this blog. Because of that I won’t ever explicitly identify the agency where I work and only in extremely rare situations will I write anything specific about it, but should I mention it, I will refer to it as Uncle Sam, Inc.. (What I will say about it now is that it has an extremely noble mission and the work we do makes me very proud.)

Everything I write about here is something I’ve taken the time to learn on my own, but from time-to-time there are things that happen at work worth mentioning here, mostly about being a manager, but sometimes about working or being a creative in an enterprise environment, too.