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Consulting for creatives

writer, communications strategist & marketing consultant


MY Story

dedicated to promoting the transformative power of design

I am a writer, communications strategist, and marketing consultant specializing in the fields of art, architecture, and design. Over the course of my career, I've served as a marketing manager at top architecture firms, event planner, publicist, and magazine editor. I'm currently working with innovative firms worldwide to help them hone their messaging, expand their business, and reach new audiences.

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Don’t waste your time doing things that don’t excite you. Find your passions and go out there and grab them with both hands.

-Richard Branson


work history

Companies I've had the pleasure of working with:


MY journey

In summer 2016, I quit my job, started my own consulting business, and ventured out on a lifelong dream of traveling the world while working remotely. The goal is to see amazing things, meet amazing people, and work with amazing clients (maybe that's you).




Writing & Editing

• Marketing collateral
• Website copy
• Press releases
• Awards submissions
• Proposals for new business
• Team member biographies
• Mission & vision statements
• Comprehensive marketing plans
• Social media copy
• Presentations & speeches


• Communications, marketing
   & business development plans
• Social media campaigns
• Program development
• Speaker acquisition
• Press campaigns
• Photography & video
   project management
• Event planning



    I have successfully garnered press for companies in countless
    publications, including the following:



    Xylia has been instrumental in the growth of our programs at The Center for Architecture and AIA Portland. Her unique creative approach, planning and communication skills have propelled the continued success of the annual Architecture + Design Festival, our continuing education program for architects, and the AIA Oregon Design Conference. She brings a collaborative and innovative process to these initiatives—leveraging the the full breadth of her production, literary and arts experience. 

    Robert Hoffman, AIA
    Executive Vice President / CEO, AIA Portland & The Center for Architecture


    Xylia is a true professional—competent, sharp, committed. She has real enthusiasm for her work, which comes across in its consistently high quality. I always enjoyed copyediting Xylia's articles; like her, her writing is intelligent, confident, and never boring!

    Allison Dubinsky
    Copy Editor | Proofreader | Editor | Writer


    Xylia is energetic and full of ideas, and—equally importantly—she follows through to meet deadlines. She's a fantastic communicator who always looks for innovative ways to do things. 

    Annie Tomlin
    Beauty Director at SELF Magazine


    Xylia has a gift for translating complex program goals into tangible tasks with measurable outcomes. She's wonderful at balancing the needs of an event's organization with the challenges of many different people's personalities. And she does everything with a upbeat, can-do attitude! She's a joy to work with, and makes difficult challenges appear like they're all a breeze.

    - Bob Hastings
    Agency Architect at TriMet