I also share examples of graphic design and website development. Most of the technical things I know are self-taught. When I want something done and I need to do it myself, then I find a way through research, trial and error, and a broad network. Thank god for perseverance, motivation, the internet, and talented friends! I do not consider myself a graphic design artist or website developer. I learned how to use the tools necessary to best deliver the messages I write.
This portfolio has a sampling of writing I've done in many different areas. I am a content writer, copywriter, content strategist, communications specialist, publicist, grant writer, technical writer, creative writer, blogger, journalist, and author. I can write to inform and I can write to sell. I have successfully written appeal letters and procedure manuals, contracts and product descriptions, advertising and business plans, SEO-driven web content and value propositions.
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Click the image to see examples of infographics, annual reports, donor forms, and more examples of fundraising collateral I created, as art director, writer, designer, or other.
I've planned, organized, and implemented events of all sizes - from chef-hosted lunches at a farm for 29 people to cocktail receptions for 50 to dinners and weddings for 250+ people. My events have included live auctions, silent auctions, video production and presentations, speeches, awards, passed and served food, activities & live entertainment, full production performances, and more. I have put on events in empty warehouses, private homes, museums, parks, the opera, and out in a field or on a farm. Many I was the lead staff. All of them required a team.
I either had direct oversight or was a team member helping with Event Design, Event Planning, Event Implementation, and Event Promotion & Marketing. For the food-centric events, I did Event Concept Development, Art Direction, Copywriting, Vendor Relations, Stage Manager, Event Promotions & Marketing, Speech Writing, and more.