**rated in the top 0.05% of all individual freelancers in the design category**
Hi, my name, as you've seen above, is Dani, and I love to both write and design for magazines, publishers, corporations, farms, and other clients.
I enjoy working on a variety of print projects, as well as creating unique, well-written, and on-deadline copy for a variety of audiences. I have over 200 publication credits in Japan, the US, and Canada.
In terms of design, I strongly believe in letting content speak for itself, and my overall style is simple and easy to navigate, with a fun and colourful twist here and there.
When I'm not writing or designing, I can usually be found flipping around at gymnastics, helping out on the family farm, or travelling as much as possible.
To learn more or see some more of my work, visit my online site at www.danitatestratton.com
Simon Fraser University
Bachelor of Arts--Anthropology (with distinction)
2007 - 2012
Meiji Gakuin Daigaku (Tokyo, Japan)
International Students Program
2008 - 2009
York-Sheridan Honors Bachelor of Design Degree
2006 - 2007
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan
2009 - Present
Provide design services for the quarterly publication of the CCCJ, The Canadian.
On request, also provided proofreading and writing services for various issues.
in 2010, was solely responsible for redesigning the publication from a 12-page, A3 newspaper format to a 28-page, A4 magazine.
The Alderley Grange
Sales and Marketing
2009 - Present
The Alderley Grange is a loose collective working together to re imagine how space is used and how food is produced, as well as examining new meanings of community and sustainability. During the summer season, I volunteered twice a week at the Grange, as well as promoting it through online channels. I was also responsible for design and production of food product labels. I worked regularly with the public to answer their questions and concerns and taught them about the Grange and its food production practices.
Sono Nis Press
Freelance designer and writer
2009 - Present
Designed author information sheets to promote books and authors to press, reps, and schools.
Wrote teacher guides to promote books to teachers and children, helping both groups to fully engage with the material and use it as a valuable part of the curriculum.
Designed and organized transit and set up of a trade show booth for Sylvia Olsens Working with Wool at the Vogue Knitting Live show in Los Angeles. The show successfully promoted the book and resulted in interest from North American press in the book, as well as interest from a production company regarding a second title by the same author.
Being A Broad Magazine
2007 - Present
Responsible for sourcing and editing content for the online network.
Prior to 2011, was responsible for all editorial and design of a 28-page monthly print magazine.
Have worked with hundreds of writers over the past five years, usually coordinating approximately thirty at a time.
Have interviewed, hired, trained, and managed two interns, both of whom have gone to work in international media.
2012 - 2012
Responded to RFPs and RFQs, including working as part of a team that successfully bid for contracts with the Forest Practices Board and Independent Schools Association of BC.
I designed the studios website and wrote the majority of the content.
Undertook creative and production design, including the 4H Auction brochure, and a 3-D rendering of the Parliament Buildings that was turned into a custom
chocolate bar for the Legislative Assembly. I also created 3-D samples of plan bindings, kit folders, and other custom collateral for an interior designer.
Carried out research and administrative tasks to aid the two partners of the studio in completing their work as efficiently as possible.
2007 - 2009
Partnered with the editor to publish the longest-running English magazine in Japan (with a readership of 30,000), sometimes under incredibly tight production deadlines.
Wrote regular articles, including several cover stories.
Aided with content planning and commissioning.
Was responsible for several sections of the magazine including things to do and products.
Organized and conducted a variety of interviews, taking detailed notes and then writing articles, often promoting events, charities, or classes and activities to our readers.