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Jake Travis | Elance
 
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Jake Travis

Words that fit, like a favorite pair of jeans.
   United States
  |   Ocean Springs, MS
  |  3:38 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $35

Thank you for visiting Knowmenclature. Since you're here, chances are pretty good that you need some creative talent to help you unearth the perfect naming options for your business, URL or product. Or maybe you're looking for some extra copy writing horsepower.

Once these details are hammered out, it may be time to move on to a Squarespace-based website that brings it all together. Then we can package it all up with a turn-key marketing plan that's as fun as it is effective.

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Portfolio

Blackstack Jerky is a promotional product for HS Marine Propulsion. I developed naming...
http://www.hsmarineprops.com
Throwback Snacks is a wholesome trail mix brand focused on good, natural ingredients....
Root Partnership is a planning and landscape architecture firm in Denver, CO. As their...
http://www.rootpartnership.com
HS Marine Propulsion needed something exciting and new in an industry dominated by...
http://hsworkwheel.com
Zen is a story that I wrote about a motorcycle build project that was to be published...
The WorkWheel is a heavy-duty, no nonsense propeller used throughout the global work...
http://www.hsmarineprops.com
The Coastal Cap Company manufactures ceramic post caps that adorn docks and piers and...
I created HS Marine Propulsion's latest catalog including photo editing, layout and...
http://hsmarineprops.com
I developed and designed HS Marine Propulsion's website including all of the graphic...
http://www.hsmarineprops.com
The Coastal Cap Company came to me to develop a name, logo and a piece to be...
CampusBird is the first geo-location based search engine for college campuses. It was...
http://www.campusbird.com
Throwback Snacks is a wholesome trail mix brand focused on good, natural ingredients....

Skills (4)

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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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Content Writing Skills Test
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Business Writing Skills Certification
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Service Description

Naming:
My mind defaults to naming. We all have a weird thing. A kind of glitch that surfaces in the form of pure focus. When clients and friends tell me about new ideas, the naming part of my brain instantly awakens and I can't help myself. I feel my naming affliction will haunt me as long as I walk this earth. And I'm grateful for that. I think of the successful names that I've created as a badge of honor.

Copy Writing:
Cutting my writing teeth in the land development business, I was repeatedly tasked with making rather vanilla communities sound like the next Pleasantville. And I loved it! I was able to paint a picture with words. I could actually see the uncorked potential in each community come alive as the words spilled onto the paper. And the most gratifying part was seeing people build homes in these new communities and actually turn them into the vibrant places I knew they could be. It was my version of manifest destiny.

Squarespace Web Development & Design:
For informational websites, the Squarespace platform is the absolute best. Period. Whether you're putting together a blog, a portfolio or a full-blown site with forms and galleries, Squarespace is the bees knees. It's fully customizable and the hosting fees are very reasonable. And the content management system (CMS) is second to none for follow-on work by the owner such as adding text, photos, video or any other kind of content.

Marketing Strategy:
All of the above can be thought of as...

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Employment

HS Marine Propulsion
Marketing Manager
2010 - Present
HS Marine Propulsion distributes world-class marine propellers throughout North and South America. My role as Marketing Manager enables me to leverage the quality of the product in everything we...
Root Partnership Plannign + Landscape Architecture
Principal of Planning and Marketing
2008 - 2010
Root Partnership is another naming project that blossomed into a full-time position with the company as the head of marketing. In a down economy and housing market, Root Partnership was able to...
Norris Design
Associate
2005 - 2008
Norris Design is where I officially cut my teeth in the marketing world. I was responsible for developing copy and branding solutions for new communities up and down the Rocky Mountain region....
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squarespace
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