About Me

Media & Business Consultant

With a social media following of over 500,000, I have built a non-traditional career as a maker, blogger, and arts manager. After studying at the Glasgow School of Art and Hendrix College (BA Psychology, 2008), I received an MAM in Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management from Columbia College Chicago in 2014. I have thread together varied professional experiences in the arts—from arts & crafts instructor and costume designer to marketing director and business owner.

Now I share my creative talents and decade of professional experience to support projects, organizations, and businesses making a positive social and economic impact on their communities, big and small. From developing web content and digital media strategies to building brands and capturing audiences, I help arts entrepreneurs, educators, and not-for-profits to achieve their missions and fulfill their purpose-driven callings.


What I Can Do

My Portfolio

The Debate Spot

A team of brilliant educators set out to change the world, one debate at a time. I helped them put their message online.


Working with my web developer/husband, I helped Claire build her new interior design & styling business, a striking website, and her confidence as she set out on her own. Photo Credit: Jennifer Kathryn Photography for The Everygirl.

Westervin Wholesale

Less than a year after opening the Westervin shop, my handmade fiber accessories started garnering wholesale interest.


I partnered with Bustle to create a custom Pinterest campaign and contributed a series of 8 articles to the women's interest mega-site.

Westervin Sponsors

Through my blog and social media channels, I have shared Westervin-curated content from dozens of independent sponsors.

Shoppe by Scoutmob

In partnership with Scoutmob since June 2014, I have referred over 6,000 unique visits to Shoppe by Scoutmob’s curated collection of maker-made items.


As a current Advisor for DesignEgg, I help select worthy award recipients to receive $25,000 worth of in-kind graphic design, photography, and consulting services each year.

The Lillstreet Blog

I united Lillstreet Art Center's eight educational departments to create a single, cohesive platform for keeping the Center's large community informed and inspired.


While working at Lillstreet Art Center, I helped updated the website for the Ignite program, which offers creative team-building workshops for Chicago-area businesses.


I coordinated a weekend of activities to celebrate Lillstreet Art Center's 10th anniversary in Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood. To promote the festivities, I directed the development of a temporary mini-site.

Lillstreet Logo

My first task as Director of Marketing and Communications at Lillstreet Art Center was to lead the development of a new logo.


One of my favorite partnerships involved guest pinning for Etsy.


I helped to launch and manage Columbia College Chicago's Graduate Ambassador Program and edited Marginalia, the graduate student blog.

‘Make It’ Video Series

Before working at Lillstreet Art Center, I collaborated with the staff on a marketing plan and promotional video series.

Save-the-Date Postcards

After my fall 2011 wedding, my handmade save-the-dates were published in a design book, international craft magazine, and popular wedding blog.

World Party Day

As featured contributors for World Party Day 2012, my husband and I created a boozey tutorial that was repinned over 2,000 times and started a Pinterest trend.