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communications consulting

communications/PR strategist, writer & Editor

 
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MY Story

dedicated to promoting the transformative power of design

I help innovative companies worldwide to increase their revenue and visibility through communications strategy, PR, and media relations. Industry specialties include: architecture, design & engineering; sustainability & innovation; and hospitality/boutique hotels.

 
 

The question is whether or not you choose to disturb the world around you, or if you choose to let it go on as if you had never arrived.

―Ann Patchett, writer

 
 
 

Work History

Companies I've had the pleasure of working with:

 
 
 
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MY journey

In 2016, I quit my 9-to-5 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 serve amazing clients (maybe that's you).

 
 
 

SERVICES

 

Strategy & Management

• Communications, marketing & business development strategy
• Mission & vision statements
• Press campaigns
• Social media campaigns
• Photography & video production
• Event planning & public outreach

Writing & Editing

• Marketing collateral & proposals
• Website copy, blog posts & newsletters
• Press releases
• Award submissions
• Team member biographies
• Presentations & speeches

     
     

    Visibility

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

     
     
     
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    Testimonials

    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 was instrumental in the growth of our programs. 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 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
    Magazine Editor | Consultant

     

    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;  TriMet