Well folks, I knew this day would come. Trevor Dickerson– my compadre/partner-in-crime/right-hand/wingman– has decided to pursue his interests in creative services.
While bittersweet, I am pleased to announce the launch of his new company
Boulevard Creative. For those of you who know the former Mayor of Short Pump, this is hardly surprising. He has built sites for a number of local brands, including RichmondMom.com and RichmondBizSense.com. Trevor also designed promotional materials for an array of small businesses.
What Trevor is most famous for is creating what would become one of Richmond’s most popular blogs. Having started it while he was still in high school, Trevor transformed DowntownShortPump.com into an online magazine with more than 30,000 subscribers by the time he sold it in 2011. I should know– I used to pitch him stories about grand openings and wine tastings back then. Which is, of course, how we met. And here it is… for old time’s sake…
In the words of Golden Girl Sophia Petrillo-Weinstock, “Picture it.” It’s February 4, 2012. Kelly has only decided to strike out on her own one month prior and guess what? She’s pregnant. No matter. Go big or go home. In March 5, 2012. Kelly calls Trevor about creating a mini-documentary about Kate Hall (formerly of Richmondmom.com) and a band of bloggers on a SXSW road-trip sponsored by Chevy. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w92BZxdwW6E[/youtube] Now it’s May 2012 and Kelly decides it’s high time for a website. Trevor obliges and builds a beautiful WordPress site, later incorporating the brand-spanking new logo and color palette designed by The Flores Shop. Fast forward to July 2012. A rounder Kelly is starting to understand that her October due date is quickly approaching. She begins her search for an PR exec to manage media relations for her clients while she is on maternity leave. Trevor steps up. Kelly’s life changes forever on October 9, 2012. Trevor takes the reigns until February 2013.
A year has passed. Trevor signs on full-time and we are officially a duo. Like Mutt and Jeff. (Google it, Trevor). And 2013 was a very good year, filled with all sorts of fun and adventure. We dined like kings, delved into the cultural arts, put our lives into the hands of race car drivers, danced in fancy ballrooms and hobnobbed with celebrities and the media elite.
Best of all– we moved into a real office at 804RVA. Those of you who know the Wolfpack, understand that 804RVA is the hub of Richmond’s technology community. These are the wolves who made coding cool. By 2014, Trevor was taking on more web work. He designed 4 sites for Max Radio of the Carolinas. He also created a new website in time for the relaunch of Carena’s Jamaican Grille as well as a new site for Endorphasm fitness trainer and author Erica Porter. Like I said, it was just a matter of time. Trevor is no longer dabbling in web design and development. He’s all in. And from one entrepreneur to another, that’s the only way to do it. Thank you for all the hard work and dedication over the past couple of years, Trevor. You are a dear friend and I wish you the very best in this new chapter. Hear Ye! Kelly P.S. For those of you who are still reeling from the big announcement– fear not. Trevor is keeping the same desk at VANCE and will continue to partner with us on projects. You’ll see him hard at work as usual.