About Jim Sweas Creative Services



10 Lessons I've Learned


A good idea doesn’t care who has it. Your clients as well as their customers often wax eloquent. You discover that wisdom by merely talking with them, then enhancing their wealth of experience by writing down and applying what you've learned.


If writing and designing are your principal skill sets. mastering the verbal and visual will
make you an efficient and effective business communicator no matter your life pursuit.


It was my delight to create ads
and marketing materials for a
truly unique luxury boutique
hotel called Webster 8…


Webster 8 backstory:
Conceived by its owner as a creative respite for extended stays in Los Angeles by many entertainment professionals, WEbster 8 was an entirely restored 4-plex building meticulously revived from 2001 to 2010 to its 1920's
grandeur originally created by
talented studio art directors at
the time.

Looking to embody the
spoils of the glory days of
La La Land…
WEbster 8’s
designer and proprietor poured her heart into restoring and detailing each spacious 2,000 s/f suite with her personal collection of globally curated historical and artisanal books, artifacts and cherished east coast antique furnishings.









A stay at WEbster 8 was like stepping onto the set of a vintage Turner Classic Movie filled with the sounds of George Gershwin or Cole Porter at the keyboard. Each apartment included two bedrooms and baths, an eat-in kitchen, separate living and dining rooms — even an in-suite laundry room and hair salon.


On the ground level, guests enjoyed a garden patio and large screening & events room for hosting after parties, including a memorable wedding ceremony and catered reception.

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With convenient access to the major studios, WEbster 8 (named for the original telephone exchange of the day in its tony Hancock Park neighborhood) served as an enticing lodging mecca for set directors, screenwriters, producers, actors, dancers, musicians and performing artists alike.

Appropriately, we targeted today's industry clientele by hearkening back to vestiges of  big screen celebrities who likely walked
the same streets during those nascent
Hollywood heydays…