Jared Rypkema

As a writer, I believe that ideas change everything. That the world is governed, not by politicians or commerce, but by movements built on beliefs that begin with the smallest of sparks.

As a creative, I work at Station Four, a Jacksonville-based Digital Marketing Agency, to develop brand messaging and content for clients including Rayonier, Brightway Insurance, iMethods, and Smith’s Farm. As the agency’s lead writer, I wear several hats including content manager, internal messaging strategist and content producer, among others.

As a leader, I’m the Founder and Executive Director for Bridge Eight, Inc. A nonprofit publishing company based in Jacksonville, FL. Here I have the opportunity to work with some of the best writers and artists in Jacksonville to produce the city’s only print literary magazine. It’s by working with these creatives that I’ve developed myself as an idea catalyst and communicator. It’s where I’ve found that ideas do change everything.