I started off in publishing – layout and design specifically. I eventually translated that into communications as the Communications Coordinator for the Association of Realtors. That involved writing press releases; some web design; design of marketing collateral for trade shows and events; monthly newsletters and many, many email blasts (these were the days before social media really took off)!
When I left the Realtor association, I started working for a few agents designing their marketing collateral (brochures, logos, websites); then moved on to design the layout for a physical education curriculum; and from there started managing more and more of the personal trainer’s personal businesses – I designed logos, business cards, websites, got them started in social media (Facebook, google+, linkedin, etc). I have since gained more clients through referrals.
I also enjoy volunteering my skills and currently do pro bono work for Art Walk Edmonds, Maplewood PCEP and Meadowdale High School Arts Booster Club.