hello. i'm crystal.
I write essays & articles. I photograph humans & rocks. I curate crystals. I trade crypto. I create NFTs. I'm a yogi.
I used to shoot for newspapers & big brands, build websites, write & produce TV commercials, run blockchain marketing departments, mix cocktails & tune skis for a living. I'm now shifting gears & returning to school for a spell.
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i'm crystal. nice to meet you.
I stand for beauty & peace. In everything I do. I translate the human condition into powerful art. I explore the intersections of humanity & technology.
I'm an award-winning documentary photographer who worked as a commercial photographer, producer and photojournalist from 1998- 2016. In 2009, I added web production to my tool kit. I worked on strategic branding and communications for small businesses and Fortune 500s and served as CMO for a small, boutique blockchain dev shop. Past clients include Whole Foods Market, Nissan North America, Special Olympics, World Banks and Pizza Hut (don't ask).
I am currently returning to school to finish my degrees and elevate my soul. I offer very limited consulting services right now. Please click the coffee cup to see my latest offerings. For larger tech or production projects, please email me.
My professional writing career began in 1996 with my first staff photographer job at a regional newspaper in Southwest Virginia. I've continued writing in both a professional and personal capacity until the present day. Here are a few recent writing samples:
Getting Started with CBD & Cannabis Published recently on my new affiliate project website.
Live Simple Lab My new SEO affiliate niche website currently under construction.
Website Copy for Functional Medicine Clinic Client website build and copywriting, completed in 2020.
Netflix Disrupts the Television World Published in 2013 originally for Motely Fool & syndicated nationally.
Storytelling Traveler Blog Personal blog published in 2011-2014.
Twitter Tip-Toes into the Ad Game *Published in 2013
35+ Articles for Demand Media I began writing for Demand long before content mills turned into sweat shops. ;)
In 2014, I launched my digital marketing company and began publishing for clients in the context of their websites, both webpage copy and long-form content for organic search. I created and published over 45 websites, multiple funnel conversion campaigns, and paid and organic social media content production and community management.