KATHRYN R. BURKE
Professional Image Crafter & Presentation Specialist
Who Am I? I am a Presentation Specialist, a Professional Image Crafter. My job is to make you look and be your very best, to present yourself in the most effective way possible, so others know who you are, what you do, and why you can best do it for them. I am your muse, your cheering squad, your slave-driver, your champion. I am your beacon, lighting your road and leading you to success.
What Can I Do For You?
Help you make more money by making your business more visible and more viable. Here's how:
Web sites - the world is on the web now, and if you aren't there yet, you should be. If you have been for a while, you probably need an update, a fresh new look. And if you recently took advantage of one of those quick, cheap, "do-it-yourself" web site design programs, you know how lost you are. Better imaging means better impressions—where they count the most. I build awesome, affordable, custom web sites, and yes, you can afford me. Let me build the perfect site for you. Here are some of my favorites.
Photography - Pictures tell the story, and in a visual medium, tell it much better than mere words. In some instances, such as the food photographed for Kate's Place, we had the terrible task of photographing the food, then eating it. Delicious! (Somegody's gotta do it, right?) However, sometimes a single image can't capture the essence, so we tweak it a little, using tools like Photoshop. In this example, Cups is a Beverage bar, serving specialty coffees and teas, wine and beer, and full bar. Weekends there is live entertainment. Follow the steps to see how we tell Cups story, and you will understand why I say "image crafter." There is truly an art to this! Creating Cups. And then there's the scenic photography we do, and our custom photography workshops and tours. Photography is a life-long love, and when you see what I do, it shows!
Copy-writing, Editorial - Sometimes you need the words, and this is another area where I shine. Over the years, I've written hundreds of published articles, each of them right on target, perfectly conveying the essence of its subject. More recently, I've been writing unique copy for websites we design and publish. One of the best examples can be found in the descriptive iteneraries of Magical Moroccan Travel. Another good example can be found in the copy for the Beaumont Hotel & Spa and the special writeups on exotic animals, such as the Red Stag and others, for Robert Floyd Photography. This is so much fun!
Social Networks - Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, specialized sites for specific crafts, locations, industries - all offer the chance for you to be seen and heard. Let me help you navigate through the tangled web of the web. Working with you, I can help you select the best social networking venues, post your pages, even keep your posts fresh and current.
Marketing Materials- business cards, flyers, brochures, rack cards. The printed material you hand out to others says a lot about you. You might be thinking "Home-made" saves money, but it really doesn't in the long run. And it is sure to give the wrong message. If you want a professional image, let a professional image crafter, a "presentation specialist," help you get the right message to the right people.
Specialty publications - "magazines" and catalogues, mainstream, location- or subject-specific, non-profit organizations—whatever your need, you need it to look as professional as possible. Your print presentations, from the smallest effort to the big blockbuster, should be exciting, colorful, well-designed, well written, current, pertinent to your profession, organization, company, or personal use. When you want to put out this kind of publication, you definitely need professional help. That would be me—A Professional Presentation Specialist, with a reliable publishing company that's been in business nearly 20 years and has a dedicated following.
Print advertising - magazines and newspapers. We publish them, do the design for the entire publication and all that is in it. Nobody does it better. If you want an ad in a print publication, have me design it for you. Chances are, I've already got you on file, if you live in western Colorado or the Four Corners and have been in business for a year or more. If not, check out what I can do, then let me do it for you.
Online advertising - the web reaches more people in less time at any given moment than any other media. If you want an accurate presentation of who you are, what you do, what products and services you offer, then your message needs to be professionally presented. By a presentation specialist. By me. Helping you. Be the best you can be.
Broadcast - Radio isn't dead, and television is still a terrific marketing medium (if you can afford it). The trick is knowing where to go, what spots to buy, and how to target your market before you whip out the credit card. Let me help you avoid "shotgunning" useless air time and pick the perfect spots to grab your audience and get them to crank up their credit cards!
Business Development - Imaging - Branding - Print - Broadcast - Internet - Interactive - Advertising - Target Marketing - Consulting
Let me help you put your best image out there - in print, on the web. Let everyone know who you are and what you do!
You're in the driver's seat. Let me build you a vehicle that gets you where you want to go!
And you choose me, because?
I’m the real deal: experienced, professional, reliable, successful. I offer all these wonderful talents, attributes and more:
Over 20-plus years experience from freelancer to publisher and long-time small business owner.
Undergraduate degree in arts and education. Graduate degree in business. Both from top schools.
Technically savvy, flexible, and creative with outstanding people skills.
Proven ability to excel in stressful environment and under tight deadlines.
Affordable, experienced, reliable, modest in moderation... and very very good at what I do.
I can help you get your message out there.
Proven Experience and expertise in:
Web Design and Content Management.
Print and Graphic Design.
Marketing and Business Development.
Book and Magazine Publishing.
List of satisfied clients upon vetted request.
Success Upon Request. How Much Better Can It Get?