14 Jun My Day Job: Ace Swart | Publisher of Vice
Ace Swart is the publisher of the South African edition of the notorious, underground magazine Vice. His day job is something I’m sure a lot of you could see for yourselves. We found out what it takes:
Ace Swart: Publisher – unofficial VICE SA founder and publisher.
10and5: What characteristics and skills does it take to do what you do?
Ace: AAA School of advertising, specialized in Marketing Communication and Account Management.
10and5: Best day ever on the job?
Ace: Every time a new issue of the magazine comes off the press. Our launch party in July 2009 was also pretty spectacular. To see what is was like have a look on www.vimeo.com and search for vice za. Really cool video done by IdoIdea Sean Smith.
10and5: Worst day ever on the job?
10and5: Weirdest task you’ve had to perform while at work?
Ace: No specific day stands out – my editor Henk Lustig deals with more weird scenarios via the very weird nature of some of our content – I think one story that stands out was an interview with the ex-head of SAP division for occult investigation – mainly dealing with muti killings and satanism.
10and5: What did you want to be when you were growing up?
Ace: A fireman
10and5: Advice to those who want to follow in your footsteps?
10and5: Something working with the Vice brand has taught you that you didn’t already know?
Ace: You learn new things everyday – you have to do a lot of research and continuously learn to find new solutions to every challenge.
10and5: Strangest creative career you’ve heard of?