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ABOUT US

OUR

STORY

BLANKPAGE was born from a single —simple— yet very difficult moment in our co-founder's life. A few years ago, he found himself with nothing except the clothes on his back, an empty backpack, one ink pen, about $1 in change and (almost like a horrible joke) only one single sheet of blank notebook paper that was inside the backpack.  mentally/emotionally lost, at a starbucks staring at this blank page and the pen, he tried to decide what to scribble or draw or write. creative and write a story, or zone out and draw a repeating design all over the page? He can't even decide what to scribble.

now fast-forward an hour (page still blank, with him in better spirits) to him realizing that this single sheet of paper wasn't a silly joke from the universe; it was a gift.  this page could become more... SO much more, it was a space of limitless possibility and he was in control. He was great at making organized lists and thought charts so that's where he could start — no specific thought or plan he just sat there —calm for the first time in weeks— and fully opened himself to the universe. pure vulnerability.

the page would become a list that would then become a goal followed by a plan and that plan would spark a truly crazy, and pretty much totally impossible less than 1% probability — idea... naturally, that made him want it even more. he had recently lost everything and had even less than that now, (today he was officially homeless and would be living in his car now). with both nothing and everything to lose, he looked at the page, gave himself permission to fail, and then promised himself he wouldn't allow any negative thoughts and would never give up— no matter what tried to stop him. the impossible idea? it was really 4 impossible ideas.

1- design and create his dream business.

2- from a blank page to fully operational within a year, and

3 - successful business

4 - funded entirely by bootstrap.

"YOU HAVE MY PERMISSION TO FAIL...

JUST DON'T FORGET THAT YOU ALSO HAVE

MY PERMISSION TO SUCCEED."

- JOSHUA

COFOUNDER &

CREATIVEDIRECTOR

that year was one of the hardest years our co-founder had ever gone through. It really opened his eyes to what it's like for a large number of people in this country and all that got him through it at times was just thinking to himself "it's okay if you fail... I give you my permission to fail, because failure is just success in progress; but you also have my permission to win and succeed..."

wanna know what happened to that one single piece of paper, the blank page with the impossible goals? that blank page was filled front and back with no space left on it except the very middle which said "blank page," because I thought it would be ironic one day. that blank page fully transformed and has become a quite successful marketing and creative agency with an expertise and base in holistic branding.  we offer general creative and design services, web design, social media strategy and management; and we have also just added a drone company to the lineup. another branch of the BLANKPAGE tree is exclusively focused on talent management and partnerships between incredible brands of every size and our notable influencers, some with millions of followers. all from across the social media landscape.

I am JOSHUA RICHARD and i am the co-founder of blank page group, llc. (the "napkin built business" from the original blank page I had named blank page creative. i would help people with their designs/work/projects. I didn't need a laptop at that point. used my phone for the majority of what i did. we changed to blankpagegroup in august 2019 when I gained an amazing business partner and friend by the name of DUSTIN PARKER.  the story above is very real, i can assure you. I know it's true because I was the one who lived through all of it.

"WE NAMED THE BUSINESS BLANKPAGE AS A CONSTANT REMINDER THAT WHEN CONFRONTED WITH LIMITLESS POSSIBILITY, A SIMPLE BLANK PAGE CAN BECOME WHATEVER YOU WANT...

FROM NOTHING — THE POWER TO

CREATE ANYTHING..."

- JOSHUA RICHARD,

COFOUNDER &

CREATIVEDIRECTOR

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