Kristin V.

  • Joined January 2017

Strategic & creative communications & marketing professional with 20+ years outstanding leadership & collaboration in diverse industries.

  • Portland, OR, United States
Profile photo of Kristin Valinsky
Kristin V.
Portland, OR, United States

Services

Categories

Marketing Content Design Strategy Public Relations

Experience

Summary

After more than twenty years spent starting, operating, and growing businesses, I discovered that promoting, in its many forms, is my calling. And I'm damn good at it.

Work history

marketing, communications, graphic design and business development professional
In this role I have developed overall marketing and communications strategies, branding, content development, event coordination, social media management, and graphic design for websites, products, logos, advertising campaigns and more.
Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue LLP
Marketing and Business Development
I handled all marketing and business development for one of Portland's top 10 law firms and its 50 attorneys.
Corporate Big, LLC
Owner and Co-founder
Managed earned, owned, & paid media, marketing, web site design & content development, SEO, advertising, strategic messaging & branding, sales, client training & graphic design for a marketing and communications firm simultaneously serving 30+ clients.
Sensory Overload
Vice President and Co-founder
I handled all aspects of large-scale show design for this production company which organized, produced and promoted hundreds of concerts and eight multi-day, multi-stage music festivals each with 26-30 acts.
Signal Magazine
Editor-in-Chief
Editor-in-chief of an arts and culture magazine in Rochester, New York at which I supervised a team of eight section editors and several contributing writers.

Reviews and references

References

Dylan Vance, CEO Jupiter Devices

Kristin isn't content with just getting the job done. She applies a great combination of intellectual curiosity, passion, and detail to deliver beyond expectations. Doing a great job with integrity matters to her. I have always enjoyed working with her, and I continue to do so as often as possible.

Reggie Houston

Kristin is the most competent professional I've worked with in my five decades in the field. Highest marks in integrity.

Portfolio

Pitch Deck

PowerPoint investor pitch for biotech startup. I developed the design and written content. (Some sensitive, proprietary slides have been omitted.)

Biographical novel introduction

Introduction to Faith and Outlaws, a biography I'm writing about a former biker and Chief Joseph descendant. (I also designed the cover image, shown here.)

Social Media Post

Sample blog-style social media post

Education

Accreditations

Ohio Wesleyan University
Journalism and Art History
University of Pittsburgh
Communications and Public Relations

Skills

Skills

communications content creation events graphic design writing web design advertising branding HTML marketing

Tools

Google Analytics Wordpress Adobe Creative Suite Microsoft Office Social Media Wix CRM software Blogging Software Open Office

Availability

Not seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends

Commitment

  • Can work 40hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1+ years

Interests

Industries I love

Advertising & Marketing Entertainment Media Music PR & Communications Professional Services

What I read

Works (like Chasing the Scream) that offer solutions to social/political/environmental problems, anything on quantum physics, The Borowitz Report, biographical and historical works, Faulkner, Vonnegut, Tom Robbins, Hunter S. Thompson, Jim Dodge....

Side projects

I'm currently writing the biography of the only woman, I believe, who has ever held an office in an outlaw motorcycle club (more info at kristinvalinsky.com).

Ideal team

Intelligence and integrity are an absolute must. I prefer creative, compassionate and fun people but excel at working with those deemed difficult. I find a flexible and adaptive approach provides for the most effective management of any team or project.