I’m Ross – welcome to my website!
Born in the heart of the South, I grew up on southern hospitality. You could definitely say I’ve never met a stranger – I feel as comfortable in front of 1000 people as I do around a table with friends. I’m a genuine guy, a hard worker, and someone you can always depend on. I’m no doubt the humblest person you’ll ever meet ;~) and the ideal balance between logical and creative. I love working on diverse projects from concept to realization to success story. I enjoy challenges and adventures even more than a well-made mojito, and I look forward to plenty of all three in the future! I’ve lived in 4 countries on 3 continents and traveled to more than a dozen others. My definition of success is helping others reach their definition of success, and in that regard, I hope to become very successful.
Well, that’s just a little bit about me! So please peruse the rest of the site to find more information on my education, experience, hobbies, references, and a few projects I’ve worked on! Thanks for stopping by, and if you would like to know even more about me, please contact me!
January 2015 – Present
With more of a hybrid position, I collaborate with colleagues at every stage from strategy to conceptualization to creative work. Every day, we cater this work to diverse clients with even more diverse audiences – from individual citizens to large stakeholder organizations. We produce comprehensive campaigns with digital and online engagement alongside more traditional media, requiring the customization and realization of strategy, concepts, content, and copy to various media.
As part of the advanced master in Creativity & Marketing, I interned for 3 2-week periods at MCI Benelux, one of the largest event and communication agencies in the region. I partook in a company-wide digital strategy project that involved outlining the overall strategy, timeframe and potential issues, as well as interviewing dozens of diverse employees including the management team.
December 2012 – August 2013
Being the sole native English teacher at E.Bo Young Talking Club in South Korea granted me the opportunity to learn a lot about myself. Tailoring lessons for 30+ classes a week for kids between the ages of 6 and 14 taught me many lessons in patience and endurance! This was one of my best moments in learning the art of adapting to constantly shifting environments in a challenging and culturally sensitive environment.
2005 – March 2010
My primary business experience comes from owning and managing my own photography business during university. By the time I closed my business to pursue further education abroad in 2010, I had photographed more than 40 weddings, hundreds of portrait clients, and even had a part time office manager. Working largely on my own, I successfully established a great business presence and reputation in my region.
December 2007 – March 2010
As a College of Business student ambassador, I represented our university at various college fairs throughout the region and assisted with campus tours and visits from prospective students. I also gave presentations during our Time Out for Tech weekends and co-taught a University Seminar class to incoming freshmen.
June – December 2007
At the beginning of my time at university, I worked as an office assistant in the Louisiana Tech Admissions Office. My duties involved all matters and media of communication, fulfilling requests from other university departments, reviewing sensitive documents, and my favorite: being the face of Louisiana Tech through giving tours to prospective students and their families.
August 2013 – July 2014
I entered this advanced masters program in order to help bridge the gap between my creative and logical sides. Through this program, I learned from global leaders in their field on the creative process, effective brainstorming techniques, marketing to different target audiences, managing online brand reputations, experiential marketing, and the creation of various campaigns from start from finish – just to name a few! I served as my class’ elected representative, and as this was the first year of this program, I kept detailed comments and suggestions from my colleagues and disseminated this information to help the administration improve the program for our year and subsequent years.
My final project was a marketing and strategic growth plan for BeeOdiversity, a local Belgian company with the mission of generating and preserving local biodiversity through regeneration and conservation of bees.
August 2010 – September 2011
At the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, I majored in managerial economics and strategy and a minor in international business. I spent my time there learning in a very academic, multicultural, and international atmosphere. I took classes specializing in everything from corporate strategy to managing political and innovation strategies to mergers and acquisitions to cultural awareness in international business. I completed my year at KU Leuven upon the presentation and defense of my thesis: “Open Innovation Versus Intellectual Property Tradeoff: The Evolving World of a New Paradigm.” If you would like to read it, you can download a PDF version by clicking here.
KU Leuven is the oldest university in the lowlands, founded in 1425, and it is consistently ranked in the top 100 universities in the world and top 30 in Europe.
June 2007 – March 2010
Studying economics provided me with a solid foundation of viewing projects and issues logically with a sound business mind. Economics enhanced my knowledge of many facets of the business world as well as the implications of political and social actions. This degree well-prepared me to cope with an entrance onto any path of the business world.
After graduating valedictorian and student of the year from Ruston High School, I entered university classes that summer. I completed the normally 4-year bachelor of economics program in just over 2.5 years with a 3.883/4.0 GPA as a senior scholar and a student ambassador of the College of Business. I funded my education there 100% through scholarships, including the Louisiana Tech Outstanding Student Scholarship, and earned a comfortable living through simultaneously running my own photography business.
“Ross is a smart creative mind. He has a great sense of rational and analytical thinking and is able to turn it into a creative vision. A good balance between left / right brain. He is talented and curious. I highly recommend him.”
“Ross Frazier was an excellent asset to the College of Business Ambassador Team. He was extremely dependable and very versatile. I could give Ross any task and not worry about whether or not it would be completed. Ross was often times put in a leadership role as an Ambassador. He was very good at leading his peers and gaining buy-in from his classmates. Ross was, without a doubt, one of the strongest student leaders within the College of Business at Louisiana Tech University.”
“Ross Frazier was a student in my accounting class at Louisiana Tech University. Ross is one of those outstanding students that you remember forever. Not only was he intelligent, he was mature, polite–just an all around great person.”
“My wife and I hired Ross as the photographer for our wedding, and he did a fantastic job. When we asked him to fly to NYC to take engagement pictures he was quick to accommodate and worked within our budget and schedule. The quality of his work is great, and he’s very professional with his clients.”
“Ross was a very diligent and dedicated student who always produced superior output in any endeavor he undertook. I recommend him without reservation.”