My name is Andrew Mackie.
I shake things up. I’m an example of what Scott Belsky calls a Free Radical. I can walk into almost any situation, identify what is broken and use my broad base of experience to identify multiple solutions. This makes me unwelcome to people who want to maintain the status quo or any illusion that everything is fine. For the subset of people who genuinely want improve on the status quo and dispel their illusions, however, my input can electrify their project, startup or business. If you need a new spark, please contact me to discuss a short-term consulting engagement.
I create images. I have worked as a commercial photographer, have created vector graphics (such as logos) for fifteen years and am now learning to sketch and paint in watercolour. If you need new imagery, please contact me to discuss your needs.
I’m bypassing aggregators. For several years my primary project has been to study the harms caused by aggregators (online marketplaces, search engines, social networks and other ‘tech companies’) and work out how to bypass them (because the health of our economy, society and information depends on it). I plan to release a description of the problem and my proposed solution in early 2019.
I’m a Christian. I’ve followed Jesus all my life but until 2009 I was too busy chasing money and status to give God the priority He deserved. I found freedom in Jesus’ promise in Matthew 6:24-34 – that if I serve God and other people (‘seek first His kingdom and his righteousness’) I can trust God to meet my needs. Since then I’ve been able to focus on purpose-driven (rather than profit-driven) projects and worry less about money and status.