The Uncommon Life

Uncommon Personalities: Meet Eric Jackson-Forsberg

January 7, 2015

Eric Jackson-Forsberg | UncommonGoods

 Eric Jackson-Forsberg, UncommonGoods Copywriter

My hometown is…
Boonville, NY. Named for Gerrit Boon of the Holland Land Company. He had plans to establish a huge maple sugar “plantation” in that part of Northern New York (which never panned out). Home of the NY State Woodsman’s Field Days, which involves axe throwing and beard competitions. If you’re looking for REAL lumbersexuals, that’s the place.

My favorite project that I’ve worked on at UncommonGoods is…
Headlines for the home page and catalog covers. Fewer words = more challenge.

I’m inspired by…
Typography, modern design, Wes Anderson, and hops.

My guilty pleasure is…
Space: 1999 and U.F.O., two craptastic Gerry Anderson TV shows from the 70s. Between him and Wes, I guess I like all things Anderson! Let’s see…Gillian Anderson? Check!

An uncommon fact about me…
With a friend from High School, I developed a pilot for a sitcom/movie review show called Zack’s Video Shack, which we pitched to Gary Coleman (for the role of Zack). It never got off the ground, but the meeting with Gary was priceless.

My favorite place to hang out in New York City is…
The High Line.

If I could travel back in time, I would…
Visit Vienna in 1900, and see if I could spot Freud, Klimt, and Mahler. Maybe buy them a round of coffee or absinthe and try to start an argument. And I’d take a lot of photos.

Since working at UncommonGoods I’ve learned…
The brand is difficult to pin down, but that’s the essence of the brand! Also, that Tech has no windows, so they must visit the Creative studio periodically for vitamin D production.

Would you rather…only speak and write in clichés for an entire day, or ride a tricycle to work through the snow?
The tricycle in the snow may not be a cliché, but it does sound like a metaphor for the awkwardness of life, so I’ll go with that one.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Siri January 22, 2015 at 1:58 am

    Hey there! Not sure who wrote the copy describing the Graffiti Necklace and Cufflinks, but you got it way wrong. The cross sections of paint are NOT graffiti — does that even make sense?? No. The scrapings come from the walls of the old car-painting booths that were used in Detroit factories back in the day.

    You are forgiven, not being a shop rat yourself.

  • Reply Cassie January 22, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Don’t worry, Siri, our copy is correct. The radiant colors in the Graffiti Jewelry pieces really do come from actual fallen graffiti. You can check out the full story here: http://blog.uncommongoods.com/2014/graffiti-jewelry-collection/

    Thanks for reading our blog!

    Cassie | UncommonGoods

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