Rock31 Member Spotlight – Wade Haesemeyer

Wade is a motion designer and videographer. His business, Lamplighter Creative, provides content creation and marketing as well as video services, animation/motion design, and podcast editing. As a digital media specialist, he can elevate your online presence with his professional expertise and is willing to help with any project in the digital realm.

We asked Wade to answer a few questions to help us get to know him better.

What inspired you to start your own business and what was your biggest challenge? I’ve always wanted to have my own business, though I thought it would come later in my career. My experiences with various digital media in college as well as internships in New York/Indiana/Billings inspired me to start my own business, rather than work for another company. My biggest challenge starting a business is what I think is still my biggest challenge: discovering all the things I didn’t know I didn’t know. It’s fairly easy to learn once I find out WHAT I need to know, but finding out what that is seems to be the tricky part!

What are some of the most important skills you’ve developed as a business owner? Treating every failure/challenge as a learning opportunity.

What is your best advice for someone starting a new business? It’s ok that you don’t know everything. If you have the right attitude, you’re getting paid to learn along the way, which is pretty cool.

What is most important to you about your business? Every project I am a part of should be treated as a win for everyone. A great project makes the client happy because it’s accomplishing their goals, I’m happy because I am paid to do what I love and makes art/digital media in Billings better!

Is there anything else you would like to mention about your business? I love working with people on any kind of creative project, even if it doesn’t seem to fit my categories above. Please don’t let the categories stop you from reaching out!

If you’d like to know more about Wade Haesemeyer and Lamplighter Creative, visit his website and follow his social media sites:

Lamplighter Creative



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