• About Jonas

    Hey there, I'm Jonas. And that's my kid. She's a bit bigger now, but not much has changed.


    Like you, it's really hard to put what I do and who I am in the confines of a single webpage. But I'm always up for a challenge.


    I'm an almost-40-year-old dad who writes for a living. 


    I've long been a professional creative copywriter and brand storyteller. It's my main gig, and I love what I do. I started as a free agent back in 2010. After a few years of freelancing, I went on to become the Chief Copywriter at an award-winning digital branding agency owned by a couple saucy and talented friends of mine. Although it's getting more and more difficult, I do leave room to take on a few select personal clients who are looking to embrace their weirdness, express their unique voice, and write bolder content that shows big results (if this is you, feel free to hit me up here).


    What can be puzzling is that I don't write a heck of a lot about my job these days. I'm not one of these 'copywriting experts' online. I'd rather do it than write about it. My work speaks for itself (head over here if you care to see my portfolio site with just a few of my recent projects that aren't bound by a non-disclosure).


    Now, let me talk about the more matterful stuff...


    I'm currently studying to get my certificate of Divinity in Interfaith Ministry and I go to the Catholic church that I can reach with a pitching wedge from my rooftop (yes, I've done it). I find spirituality, mysticism, theology, and philosophy fascinating. I don't think I'll ever want to run an actual c-h-u-r-c-h (and I definitely won't be signing up for priesthood soon). Maybe freelance ministry? I dunno, we'll see.


    My most important work is via my blog - Cricket Hill (previously known as Higher Thoughts), which is currently the #1 single-author publication on Medium.com. It's where I write about life. And work. And play. And spirituality. And love. And creativity. And whatever else comes up along the way.This isn't a 'business blog'. It's my life's work - the work that matters to me. It's kind of a living public journal/memoir of sorts. I hope you'll check it out.

    "It's hard to find a writer with as much goddamned soul as Jonas."

    Ash Ambirge, Founder of The Middle Finger Project

    You can also find my words in the Huffington Post, New York Observer, Thought Catalog, The Mission, Daily Dot, Good Men Project, Fizzle, and more.

    Some random personal stuff

    Because who doesn't like personal randomness, right?...


    I drink unhealthy amounts of espresso. I'm just not feeling most craft coffee nowadays. It tastes like raisins. But espresso? Yes. With Oatly oat milk.


    I like open fires, German beer, and good company. I like deep conversations and have no idea what the score to the game is (any game). I used to be a golf professional and still play whenever I can. I'm a black belt in Aikido and my dream is to run a dojo one day. Stay tuned for that. (I haven't trained for almost five years. Right now, I'm raising a kiddo, so that takes precedence).


    I don't think I can call myself a philosopher, but I am philosophical. (Yes, there's a difference.)


    I've been cutting my own hair with a Flowbee for the last 15 years. I had to go through about 3 years of bad haircuts, but I finally perfected the Tyler Durden look and am sticking with it.


    These days, my wife and I live in Chicago, IL with our perfectly-behaved 4-year-old daughter and impeccably-trained terrier mutt, Dagny (okay, maybe I'm embellishing a little there). You can often find us drinking too much espresso while trying to take over the world from our home office.

    Now, back to you...

    To follow my work, your best bet is to subscribe for free to my email list where I share my musings, mutterings, and meditations every day or three. They’re typically short. A lot of people like them, and I think you might too.

    So, there you have it. Thanks for swinging by. I look forward to continuing this conversation in your inbox soon.

    "I truly love everything you post... It’s a rare thing for me to find that in any one author, but you have a knack for getting it right almost every time!"

    - Amber L.