Thank you for visiting! I am a graphic designer, writer, and editor in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. I have worked with many diverse clients with unique needs and aesthetics, including nonprofit organizations, the publishing industry, consulting firms, and small businesses. My clients often utilize a variety of my overlapping skill sets. I enjoy adapting to the ever-changing trends and technology of the communications field, and I learn new skills quickly. I bring creativity, joy, and fun to my projects and enjoy finding clarity and beauty in visual and verbal communications.
Outside of my career, I am a certified meditation instructor and group facilitator. I enjoy teaching, yoga, morning light, autumn leaves, and golden retrievers.
Graphic Designer, Writer, and Editor
My design projects include branding, logos, business cards, web banners, brochures, infographics, case statements, illustration, and websites. I design books of all kinds, including the front and back covers and all interior pages. My writing includes the sales copy on the backs of books, plus feature stories, interviews, profiles, and marketing copy. I edit résumés, grant proposals, and website content, as well as books, including memoirs, fiction, and academic writing. Since 2004, I have freelanced anywhere from full-time to doing occasional side projects.
Communications and Publicity Manager
Boulder Shambhala Meditation Center
April 2018–May 2019
I created all publicity for the Center, including marketing campaigns, press releases, local event listings, digital and print ads, brochures, and posters. I administered the Center's WordPress website and blog as well as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and MailChimp accounts. I created an online auction, SurveyMonkey surveys, and weekly email newsletters. This position required close collaboration with Center staff, volunteers, event cosponsors, and the media, plus expertise in database administration, photography, copyediting, and project management.
January 2013–February 2017
This position blended production artist duties with graphic design, requiring both creative and technical skills. I collaborated with designers, writers, proofreaders, and printers to carry projects from conception and design through all preflight processes and file archiving. I designed audio and video program packaging, worked page-by-page on books, and created magazine ads, memes, social media banners, stickers, trade catalogues, interactive PDF forms, instruction manuals, and calendars. My organizational work included creating and maintaining an online art file archive. This position required careful attention to detail as well as strong typographic, layout, photo editing, and organizational skills.
July 2012–July 2015
I wrote the sales copy for the backs of book jackets and audio/video program packaging. I wrote many pieces describing apps for the iTunes store and created digital marketing copy for email blasts, online courses, and the Sounds True website.
April 2012–January 2013
Working closely with writers and production artists, I proofread advertisements, posters, bookmarks, emails, podcast transcripts, the company website, and sales copy on the backs of books, music packaging, and audio/video packaging.
Indiana University, Office of the Vice President for Information Technology
I designed the visual identity, logo, posters, website, flyers, and tee shirts for a series of technology fairs at IU campuses around the state of Indiana. I also wrote feature articles for print and online periodicals.
Administrative Coordinator for Publicity
Boulder Shambhala Meditation Center
January 2005–January 2007
I administered all publicity for the organization, including strategizing marketing, designing materials, and managing volunteers. I designed and copyedited brochures, posters, flyers, magazine ads, and a monthly newsletter.
- Graphic Design, Web Design, Prepress Production
- Writing, Copyediting, Proofreading
- Marketing and Communication
- Database and Project Management
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, InCopy, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, SurveyMonkey, MailChimp
Bachelor of Arts, English
University of Michigan
Continuing Education: Media Arts & Visual Communication
Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
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