Laura L. Smith


Fort Collins, CO

Laura L. Smith

Writer with a sense of adventure. Experience with non-profit marketing, writing, editing, photography, social media and graphic design.
Highly versed in sarcasm.

Available for freelance.


Not Spam Newsletter

Monthly-ish round-up of freelance articles and sarcastic musings.
Tiny Letter Link to Story

Levelling the Playing Field: The Outdoors is for Women, Too

One of my favorite topics: investigating why women have a place in the outdoors.
Out of Wildnerness Link to Story

Boys & Girls Clubs Print Communications

Communications pieces for Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County. I was the lead content creator and graphic designer on these projects.
Boys & Girls Clubs Link to Story

Who Should Have Ultimate Control of Public Lands?

An investigation into public lands and who should have control.
Out of Wildnerness Link to Story

The Adventures of Loraexplora & J-rad

The adventures of my partner and I.
Wordpress Link to Story

Noble Brewer Homebrew Interviews

Quick interviews with homebrewers while freelancing for Noble Brewer.
Noble Brewer Link to Story

Graphic Design Samples

These samples were created for different audiences and events with different feels that correlated to what the messaging would convey. I also did all copywriting, content creation on these pieces.
Boys & Girls Clubs Link to Story

Why Ireland’s Glencolumbkille Just Might be Better than Galway

Travel musings while touring the most beautiful place on earth.
Pin the Map Project Link to Story

What Happens When Social Media Use Actually Does Nature Harm?

A dive into using social media to promote the outdoors.
Out of Wildnerness Link to Story

A Quick Guide to Dublin

A quick guide to Dublin I put together after visiting there.
Pin the Map Project Link to Story

Boys & Girls Clubs - Website Redesign

I overhauled the Boys & Girls Clubs website this year. This included website design, website site map, edited content and functionality.
Boys & Girls Clubs Link to Story

Why We Need to Take Trump Supporters for a Hike

Why everyone needs to go for a hike. Some more than others.
Out of Wildnerness Link to Story


Laura L. Smith

I'm a Lincoln, NE native who answered the phone because the mountains were calling; and I wasn't about to send that to voicemail.

I'm a J-school grad with an unhealthy obsession with cardigans, coffee and watching Drinking Buddies on repeat. I'm a serial bike commuter who's happiest while running and wandering somewhere in the forest, or mountains, or half-way across the world on the coast of Ireland.

I'll always lend you my cardigan if you're cold and I will probably utter a pun to ease the tension. As a warning my hair is always a mess and there's a good chance I have bike grease or coffee or chocolate somewhere on my shirt.

But who cares about your looks when you're a writer, right? Write.



  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Graphic Design
  • Constant Contact
  • MailChimp
  • Website design
  • Social Media Management
  • SEO
  • digital marketing
  • email marketing
  • Press releases
  • Non-profit communication
  • SEO
  • CMS
  • Content Creation
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Bridge
  • Adobe InDesign
  • In-depth reporting
  • Pinterest
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Tumblr
  • basic HTML/CSS
  • Word Press
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Microsoft office
  • Editorial writing
  • Editing
  • Videography
  • Interviewing
  • AP style
  • Photography