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Laura L. Smith

Writer/Designer

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.

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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
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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
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Who Should Have Ultimate Control of Public Lands?

An investigation into public lands and who should have control.
Out of Wildnerness Link to Story
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The Adventures of Loraexplora & J-rad

The adventures of my partner and I.
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Noble Brewer Homebrew Interviews

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

A quick guide to Dublin I put together after visiting there.
Pin the Map Project Link to Story
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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
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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
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The Inner Dialogue of Retail

Satire personal essay on working at Trader Joe's during college.
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About

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.

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Skills

  • 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