About

Denver and Boulder Headshot Photography

CultureShape, LLC is my alter ego, a home for my creative work. Working in traditional and emerging technologies, I leverage narrative and creative instructional design, professional writing skills, a “game brain” and a mythologist’s lens to capture and communicate my clients’  “stories.” My hope, always, is to educate and empower our audiences.

Key Capabilities

Drawing on my 20+-year career as a writer and creative instructional designer, my end products tell a story in words, visuals and/or interactivity. A generalist often brought into projects to make content accessible, I have worked in B2B and B2C environments, including healthcare, energy, academia, government, nonprofit and publishing.

Craft:

  • Writing: Journalistic and marketing styles, fiction and nonfiction
  • Research: Primary (Subject Matter Experts/SMEs) and secondary (online/traditional)
  • Data poetics: Metaphoric and visual treatments of complex concepts
  • Creative instructional design: Traditional, accelerated and immersive learning
  • Translation: Technical-to-accessible and often visual, deliverables
  • Tri-lingual: SMEs, creative/production team, clients
  • Technical: Mac/PC, MS Word Suite, blog editors, e-newsletter s/w
  • Delivery methods: Synchronous and asynchronous

Deliverables:

  • Blog posts, feature/how-to articles w/ infographics, books
  • Story/game-based eLearning, simulations and immersive online experiences
  • Business cases, fables, scenario-driven activities, workbooks, journals
  • Storyboards, creative treatments, visual concepts, design documents
  • A/V scripts, websites, blogs, marketing collateral
  • Facilitator/participant materials, administrative guides, job aids

Education/Credentials

  • MA., Transformative Language Arts (psychology/writing), Goddard College
  • 20+ years as a creative instructional designer and writer
  • Author, Entrepreneurship (McKinley College, 2008)
  • Author, The Woman Who (Lost and) Found Her Wings, (Wyngz Press, 2000)
  • 2015 APEX award, first place, features
  • 2015 ASBPE award, first place, features
  • Member, Colorado Authors’ League and Boulder Media Women
  • Member, American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA)

Partial Client List

  • American Animal Hospital Association
  • Colorado Department of Transportation
  • Development Decisions International, Inc.
  • Front Range Community College
  • Johns-Manville North America
  • National Renewable Energy Lab
  • Sounds True Publishing
  • The Centers for Spiritual Living
  • The Gronstedt Group, Inc.
  • The Regis Company and its predecessor, International Learning Systems
  • Tycoon Systems, Inc.
  • Verus Global
  • Weston Distance Learning
  • The Leadership Investment (f/k/a Women’s Vision Foundation)

 

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