The view from the doorway of a narrow-gauge train winding through the Himalayan foothills can inspire some serious creativity. But so can watching my fellow coffee-drinkers at the local café.
In December 2013 I left my job as full-time graphic designer and script-writer at a large church to accept a two-year Communications Fellowship with International Justice Mission (IJM) in South Asia and West Africa. There I had the privilege of helping communicate the realities of modern-day slavery and tell the stories of survivors.
When I returned to the US at the end of 2015, I turned my attention to helping people in my home-country with their own communication needs. Everyone has something to say: a small business with a special product, a ministry helping families avoid homelessness, or an individual sharing their personal story of triumph. I’ve always been a storyteller, and it delights me to help others tell their stories through words and design that capture the imagination.
I hold a BA in French Literature (which seemed like a good idea when I was twenty) from Colorado College. Since then, I’ve supplemented my degree with thirty years of writing experience. Much of it has been marketing-focused, gained during my career in bookstore management and serving various non-profit organizations. I added graphic design to my communications palette in 1999. I have studied with the Christian Writers Guild, and am a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).
My design experience includes brochures, annual reports, posters, fliers, greeting cards, and more. My writing experience includes newsletters, training manuals, book reviews, donor-focused communications, inspirational articles, marketing pieces, product descriptions, radio intro scripts, biography, and fiction.