Krista Gray

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  • Joined January 2015

I help people and companies shine online.

  • San Francisco, CA, United States
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Krista Gray
San Francisco, CA, United States

Worked with

Availability

Seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends

Commitment

  • Can work 10hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1-3 months

Services

Categories

Copywriting Content Community

Reviews and references

Summary

Overall
Communication
Work
Knowledge

Recent reviews

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Ben Jorgensen

This was an amazing experience. Krista was able to knock out an incredible website in just about 2 weeks. Great experience and would hands down recommend her to everyone as she went above and beyond the call of duty.

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Kate Kendall

I’m leaving a second review for Krista for her work as the global organizer Peep and website creator for Freelance Friday. Krista first built our beautiful Squarespace site (located at freelancefriday.co). She is a talented and resourceful creative with a strong eye for visuals. She then helped filter incoming organizer requests and make content updates to the site. If you're looking to create a new site and identity, she's great!

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Kate Kendall

Krista is absolutely brilliant! I can't say enough great things about how much of a pleasure she is to work with. She's smart, professional, strategical and upbeat. She's reliable, responsive and organized. I trust her with any task end to end, knowing that she'll have it covered and add in her own insight and experience.

Experience

Summary

I spent six years at San Francisco startups before launching my own business, which offers web production, content management and marketing services. I'm also a freelance writer, covering tech, travel, and lifestyle topics.

CloudPeep clients

Startup
1 x One Hour Crowdfunding Strategy Consult
Jul 2016 to Jan 2017
Sole Proprietorship
1 x Content Audit and Copy Editing (IT Buyer's Resource)
Apr 2016 to Jan 2017
Other
1 x Custom SS Website + Logo Package (SecurEdge, Philip)
Mar 2016 to Jan 2017
1 x Customized SS Package (Audible Ventures, Ben Jorgensen)
Mar 2016 to Jan 2017
Sole Proprietorship
1 x Customized SS Package (Naturally Nutritious, Mel)
Jan 2016 to Jan 2017

Work history

Tilt
Community Initiatives & Operations (Jill of all trades)
My time at rapid-growth startup Tilt was a wild ride! I had the pleasure of working on special projects, like crowdfunding strategy (Auntie Anne's, Billy Bob's Texas) and marketing campaigns for growth. Additionally, I owned community operations.
Pearl.com (now JustAnswer.com)
Community Engagement Manager
Ensured that customers got the best answers possible by providing the expert community with tools & resources to deliver valuable responses. Responsibilities included content creation (+ measurement), community building, and collecting product feedback.
SkinnyScoop (now FavePages.com)
Community and Content Manager
All things content and community, including event planning, editorial, social media strategy/execution and strategic partnerships.
The Club Carmel
Online Marketing Manager
Physical and digital marketing for a set of high-end boutiques in Carmel, California. Online included web collateral, social and email. Physical included brochures, ads and events (Concours d'Elegance, Carmel Food & Wine, Carmel Art & Film)

Portfolio

Pinterest: Krista Gray: Community Manager & Photographer

Learn more about my background and love of community & content in this short feature by one of my favorite companies, Pinterest.

Website Portfolio: GoldSquare.co

I own GoldSquare, a company I created to help individuals, small businesses and early stage startups with web production and content management on Squarespace. My web packages are all available for purchase directly through CloudPeeps!

Writing Samples: Contently Portfolio

A collection of lifestyle, tech, and travel-focused content pieces I've created for publications including Brit + Co, The Fetch, Mention, HuffPost Travel and others. Formats include site copy, help resources, blog posts, articles, interviews, and newsletters.

Campaign & Crowdfunding Strategy: Jack White/Billy Bob's Texas

Campaign strategy for a Tilt that sold 2750 tickets in 13 days (an impressive $137,500) to a not-yet-scheduled Jack White show at Ft. Worth's most popular venue, Billy Bob's Texas. Worked directly with PR to extend reach (for press hits, Google "Jack White Billy Bob's")

Community Building: Global Organizer, Freelance Friday

I have a blast serving as the global organizer for Freelance Friday, a monthly co-working popup now present in ten global cities. I recruit and screen organizers, equip them with tools & resources to scale their local communities, and help spread the word.

Skills

Skills

community building curation community ambassador programs blogging CMS social media management editorial crowdfunding campaigns content management web production

Tools

Slack Asana Squarespace Buffer Trello Wordpress Canva Google Docs Mailchimp Adobe Creative Suite Wufoo SurveyMonkey Google AdWords Facebook Advertising

Interests

Industries I love

Health & Wellness Tech Travel

What I read

People.com is my guilty pleasure - and I read it every day! I also love fiction, biographies, and business books. 'The Power of Habit' by Charles Duhigg is one book I consistently find myself recommending.

Side projects

Sharing travel photographs & stories at wanderandlove.kristagray.com and as an Ambassador on Trippy. I also serve as the global Freelance Friday organizer (freelancefriday.co) and as an official CloudPeeps Ambassador.