NPR called me “a modern-day Jack Kerouac,” which is not true. I am neither so well published, nor as drunk. I did, however, convince a group of friends to consistently skip recess to help me handwrite a chapter book about dogs, alien planets, and an evil witch.
After I graduated from Calvin University with a double major in writing and political science, I hitchhiked for two months across 6,700 miles. I blogged about the experience, found myself on NPR, and gave a slew of talks across the country.
Since then, I founded and edited the post calvin, an online journal/blog for young writers, built websites and marketing plans as the owner of Branded Look, and now work as a marketing manager for HarperCollins Leadership.
I design, build, and maintain websites for small businesses and nonprofits. Using WordPress as a foundation, I customize each website to fit its organization’s personality and specific needs.
Digital and print marketing, from overall marketing plans, to individual ads, to KPI analysis.
Logos, style guides, and customized materials for print, video, and web.