I’m known in the NY art and design world as Cojo “Art Juggernaut.” Cojo is short for Colin Jorgensen. I liked the ambiguity and easy recall of Cojo, and Art Juggernaut as a job title was broad enough for me to glide in and out of the commercial design and fine art worlds.
I’m 40-years-old, and my bizarre career path over the last few decades has left me with myriad diverse footholds in many seemingly unrelated creative fields. A Venn diagram of the various fine art scenes, design, advertising, theatre, and commercial art have circles that don’t seem to have any relation to one another, but they do. There are tiny bits of overlap, and those bits are where I somehow live. I bridge the gaps.
The video above shows the faces of just some of the thousands of talented artists, photographers, gallerists, docents, curators, painters, writers, dancers, actors, playwrights, sculptors, DJs, performance artists, cartoonists, musicians, conceptual artists, and innovators I’ve had the privilege to meet and photograph.
Many of them I’ve written about, collaborated with, or interviewed over the past twenty years of working in and documenting the commercial art, design, advertising, tech and art worlds. All ages, races, and genders. All stages and colors, from greenhorn to blue chip.
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My diverse background puts me in a very strange and complicated rarefied air. It will take a very unique company or agency to invent a position where I can have my talents truly put to use.
It’s a combination of my distinct design and art world knowledge, creative direction experience, writing, social and in person networking, tech development, viral marketing, photography, journalism, comics, illustration, cartooning, video editing, gif building, B2B design, catalog design, html coding, wordpress design, art experimentation, lecturing, public speaking, influencer seeding, interviewing / hosting, email marketing, directory building, crowd sourcing, blog running, editing, show curating, sculpting, wood working, mold making, editorial design, logo design, poster design, retouching, keynote design, infographic design, High Level Design, and teaching drawing to teenagers (try saying that all in one breath).
In short, I am a creative dynamo, brainstorm master, marketing wiz.
In addition to the conventional resumé, I’ve built this site as a navigable timeline of some of my notable talents and experiences, and really, what are we if not a collection of our experiences?