One of my best friends from high school is now kicking ass and taking names as the front woman of a popular band in town called Guilty Pleasures. It’s a balls-out, all-girl rock band that covers everything from Benatar to the White Stripes, with lots of legs and attitude. (They put on a tremendous live show; don’t pass up ANY chance to see them.)
They recently landed a big gig at the House of Blues in Houston, and needed a poster or two to promote the event. My friend knew I could find my way around Photoshop pretty well, so she asked me to help out. I came up with a bunch of templates, she picked her favorite and we made a few tweaks.
Even though she didn’t use all the drafts I sent her, I still really liked some of them, so I’m sharing them here. I absolutely love doing design work and will soon add this to my menu of services… until then, though — enjoy!
For a while last year, I played around with the idea of running a local mom-review kind of blog, which I called Kidding Around Austin. I kept up with it for a few months, doing reviews of local spots for family fun, and I really loved it but then freelance work started pouring in and… Continue reading Kidding Around Austin
The promotional video below was produced by my friends Joey McGirr and Mosaic Media for a group called GOOOH (Get Out Of Our House); I served as copywriter on the project.
A couple of months ago I was asked to write a press release announcing Funny Not Slutty’s newly redesigned web site. The site was created by and for women in comedy; I’ve written a semi-regular column for them since 2009. Super proud to be associated with the group, and I was glad to help when… Continue reading Funny Not Slutty
I often do work for an online deals site called Juice in the City. This is a popular Groupon-like site that targets moms in a number of markets across the country, and I’m extremely proud to be associated with them. My work for Juice consists of writing marketing copy for the deals they run; a… Continue reading Juice in the City
I recently collaborated with my friends at Mosaic Media and the Color Factory on the script for this promotional video/ad for a company that designs industrial automated shelving and other space-saving solutions for offices and warehouses.
I wrote this piece as an audition of sorts, for a group of financial advisors looking to position themselves as experts in the field of sudden wealth. They were interested in capturing a more female-centric audience, so I wrote this on spec and targeted it to a female audience. I’m not sure they’ll use it… Continue reading Women, Divorce and Dollar Signs
I want to say something about blogging. I’ve been doing this blogging thing for a while now and, like anyone else, I’ve had my ups and downs. It’s the natural progression of a blog, I suppose, an evolution that we all go through on some level — at least, those of us who love it… Continue reading The Power of Blogging
As I get further into a strictly-freelance career, I’m finding the road paved with tough choices. It all feels very make or break as I try to identify my work in a way that will make it the most appealing to potential clients — my “brand.” One of the biggest choices I’ve had to make… Continue reading Diversity
The other day someone asked me what it felt like, jumping from a steady, stable day job into a fresh start as a freelancer. My answer? So far, it feels a lot like diving headfirst into a pool of freezing water, right in the middle of winter. I’ve plunged from the warm security of a… Continue reading Swimming
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about optimism and what it can do for you. I’ve spent the last several years in a job that has paid the bills but has never made me feel passionate or excited about my work, and I’ve recently made the decision to cut back my hours and use my… Continue reading Optimism