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20

YEARS

Web    *    Broadcast    *    Print  *  Email

Strategize *  Write  *  Design  *  Manage 

what my clients say

 

Elaine Kraft
Elaine Kraft
Intergovernmental & Communications Dir.
Cascade Water Alliance
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"Karen creates beautiful visuals that tell your story better than any words."
Susan Hall
Susan Hall
Interium Executive Director
Enrichment Center for Women, Children, Families
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"We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the incredible website that Karen Skeens has designed for our non-profit organization. Karen has excellent creative insight and interpretation, advanced technical skills that she easily translates into laymen terms. Her communication and organizational skills enabled the project to be completed in a timely manner. Her patience in working with a small organization with limited staff was tremendous. I highly recommend Karen, for her excellent project management, design and technical skills."
Christine Wells
Christine Wells
PhD, MBA, Interim Executive Director
NAMI Southern Arizona
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I am delighted to provide a recommendation for Karen Skeens related to her creative web design and UX skills, and her ability to effectively convey a brand’s message through visual strategy. I recruited Karen to provide a website audit and then create a new responsive 60+ page website for NAMI Southern AZ, a non-profit organization that provides educational resources for individuals living with mental illness and their families. On an accelerated schedule, Karen personally handled all aspects of the web redesign – including navigation planning, custom design concept, web development, content organization and content editing. She beautifully integrated messaging..."
Michelle Bevins
Michelle Bevins
Assistant Executive Director
Arizona Sustainability Alliance
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"Karen worked with me in a volunteer consultant role as Communications Director at Arizona Sustainability Alliance. She has a talent for coaching her communication team members and aligning their skill sets and interests to positions to improve productivity and morale. She quickly identified pain points, provided insight, then translated modern solutions into easy, understandable action steps."
Kirby Wilber
Kirby Wilber
Morning Show Host
Fisher Broadcasting
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"Karen worked as a regional account manager at a Seattle radio station when I was morning host. I helped Karen brainstorm ideas for clients and would accompany her on client meetings and lunches. She showed a lot of great initiative and creativity, writing copy for live testimonial spots that I read on the air. I highly recommend Karen for marketing and copywriting positions."
Kyle Dalan
Kyle Dalan
Web Developer
Nordstrom
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"Karen is a creative genius with a gift in attending to the details. Her stellar ability to articulate ideas, and communicate them clearly, created a backdrop where expectations were clearly understood."
Martha Reisdorf
Martha Reisdorf
Officer
U.S. Bank
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Karen is a talented creative copywriter, both short and long form. Karen often sends me some of her work in advance to obtain my feedback and I find her work polished and forceful, well researched and she has a superior grasp of the English language. I highly recommend her."
Brent Abrams
Brent Abrams
President & CFO
MSBI Lending (dba Kiel Mortgage)
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"Karen and her team at Ad Ventures truly guided our company to a new level. The finished product was amazing and the company’s service was second to none. The end result was a product that is the envy of our industry.
D. Alex Howard
D. Alex Howard
Managing Partner
Ad Ventures Marketing
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We couldn’t be more delighted with the end result our agency's new website which Karen designed and programmed. Karen brought a really hard-to-find blend of great ideas plus technical acumen to our project. Her strengths are not only in concept development and design creativity, but also the in crucial implementation of WordPress development - all in one package. We found her work ethic and attention to detail second to none. No question, she’s the real deal.
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what I
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Strategy

Business Strategy, Brand Strategy, Content Strategy, Marketing Strategy; Overhauls in marketing collateral and websites

Advertising

Ad campaign concepting, writing, designing, negotiating & scheduling

Public Relations

Message and positioning development, storytelling and content writing, slogan & tagline writing, press release and article writing

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Hello! I'm Karen Skeens and am savvy at UI/UX design, copywriting, digital marketing, advertising, personal selling, sales promotion, consumer lifestyle PR, and sponsorships.

ADVERTISING &
DIGITAL DESIGN

I'm skilled at planning and executing advertising and digital marketing programs utilizing analytical, creative, and writing abilities. My current focus is WordPress web design and development.

BRAND STRATEGY &
PUBLIC RELATIONS

I've helped shape the images of over 100 businesses and organizations through brand strategy, visual design strategy, positioning and brand storytelling via websites, social media, press releases and more.

My Work Style

My work style is collaborative and empowering towards others, whether working  together side by side on-site or virtually. My goal always is to exceed client or employer expectations, while putting some fun into the process.