Hi, I'm Marie.
I'm a writer, freelance designer, and content consultant. I help creative people and organizations tell their stories—on the web, through social media, and with special print projects.
I find that many of my clients often feel overwhelmed by the pressure to have an up-to-date website, publish a regular blog, send out weekly e-mail campaigns, and post daily on social media. Part of what I do is try to help clients view these “obligations” as connected opportunities to share their message with the public. This shift in perspective combined with learning how to integrate these tasks into a daily routine can keep them from feeling so daunting or annoying. However, I understand that it's not always feasible to do all of these things when you're running your own business or pursing a passion outside of your 9-5 job. That's why I offer to run social media accounts, write or edit blog posts and e-newsletters, and maintain and update websites.
My background in fine art and painting informs my design process. I always begin with basic elements—color, shape, type. But I never lose track of the purpose of a design. Whether I'm working on a website, a business card, or an event poster, I keep these questions in my mind: Who is the intended audience? What are they looking for? What questions might they have? How can the design answer those questions before they’re even asked?
Both of my parents were English professors, so I was raised with a love and curiosity for language and a respect for grammar and proper punctuation. I'm good at honing in on the central message of other people's writing and helping them organize and clarify their thoughts.
Want to work with me? Email firstname.lastname@example.org