And why we should work together.
And here’s some more background:
It’s where I grew up
From age 6 to age 13 I lived in Europe. I learned to navigate different cultures. I learned the rhythms of two other languages. I lived among buildings that featured the arch more frequently than the square. These things contribute to who I am and how I design.
Dancing, Singing, Acting
As a kid, I adored the performing arts: I danced for 10 years, did theater summer camps and festivals, and sang in several choirs. And even in college, I took voice, acting, and dance classes. As an adult, when my jobs weren’t actually in the arts, I brought the arts into my job.
I got a BA in English & French from the University of Minnesota (magna cum laude). I also attended Paris IV (La Sorbonne) for literature classes for native French students. And the summer before I graduated, I attended the graduate program at Bread Loaf School of English to study with linguistics professor Shirley Brice Heath.
Helping others gain access
I taught Language Arts for 7 years, mostly at Roosevelt High School in Seattle. I was Communications Editor at Seattle Opera for another 7. I wrote new-business proposals for NBBJ, edited publications for the Glass Art Society, and founded SeattleDances.com. It turns out that editing and writing is a lot like designing: same goal, different tools.
What are you looking for? What would help you the most?
I’ve done all of these things for other people. I look forward to doing them for you!
(through Paradigm Communications)
BP & Associates
California Wedding Day
Center for Architecture & Design
(through The Portico Group)
Cornish College of the Arts
(through TCS World Travel)
Full Bloom Acupuncture
Glass Art Society
Holland America Line
(through D2 Studios)
John Curry Photography
Marcie Sillman’s blog
(through TCS World Travel)
Pacific Market International
Puget Sound Business Journal
Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra
Seattle Business Magazine
Seattle Opera Young Artists Program
TCS World Travel
The Gottman Institute
The Portico Group & MIG|Portico
UW Dance Program
UW School of Music
A week into her contract, we could tell Rosie was a producer. Not long afterwards, we offered her a permanent position at TCS World Travel. She’s a reliable, responsive, upbeat team player who is sensitive to brand and messaging. She handled the complex versioning of our long-form luxury brochures with ease, organizing file layers and workflow to make the process more smooth and to cut down the risk of error. Our project manager adopted some of Rosie’s habits as best practice for the department. Rosie is eager for and appreciative of art direction, but if you’re short on time she can take the project and run with it. Basically, Rosie is one part lab, one part border collie: she has a happy disposition, she likes people, and she has a natural drive to bring projects in on time, neat and tidy, with no detail left behind.
Rosie was an outstanding markets manager at NBBJ who brought a passion and commitment to a high pressure role with tight deadlines and always followed through to deliver the tools we needed. Given NBBJ’s rich history and diverse marketing sectors there was so much to learn in a short time in order to create pieces that truly communicated our understanding of potential clients’ challenges and demonstrated through prior work that we could deliver. Rosie writes well, edits effectively and can produce quality marketing materials on tight schedules while juggling the personalities and styles of multiple principals each leading their own efforts.
Rosie Gaynor proved herself to be a highly skilled, conscientious employee who embraced the challenges placed before her with good cheer. I thoroughly enjoyed being her supervisor.
Rosie’s standards were extraordinarily high. She was never content with what was merely “OK” and often took on responsibilities far beyond those in her job description. A true team player attuned to the Opera’s needs, she was ready and willing to step in to help her co-workers. She was very well liked and respected.
Rosie Gaynor is a delight to work with. Intelligent, detail oriented, incredibly hard-working, creative, thoughtful and kind. She is a marvelous professional and an absolutely wonderful person. Her rich experience, imagination and energy are an asset to any team.