Seriously. Let me make you something.
Need a website? I will build you one. Your head’s cold? I will knit you a freaking adorable hat.* I make lots of things, and you probably need all of them.
These days, I spend most of my time designing marketing materials for theatrical productions (yes, this is the best job ever). But I do other stuff too – design stuff and websites and a bit of writing here and there. If you need something cool made, I’m your girl. And if you want to find out if I’m any good, I suppose that’s fair. Scroll down…
*I can’t actually make you a hat right now, sorry. But maybe you want a fancy business card instead? Think about it…
You’re producing a play, huh?
Awesome, I love plays. Let’s make something cool so people will want to come see it. Here are a few things I’ve done for these other people.
You probably also need a playbill printed. I can do that, too.
Web images… all that. Lemme do it.
I WILL MAKE YOU LOOK SO GOOD.
You need letterhead and business cards and twitter memes to promote that awesome thing you’re doing. Or maybe you need some fancy images for your website because it’s booooooriiiiiing. I’m good at making that stuff. Look what I did for these people.
CLIENT: Trickle Up (web images)
Created this fancy logo and a bunch of web images for their annual report website. Also, I designed the website, BLAMMO.
CLIENT: Know How (feature film)
Adapted existing branding for print and web, and created complimentary web content from film stills. (You totally want to see this movie now, am I right?)
CLIENT: Aescetic Productions (infographic)
These guys will edit your podcast for you while you spend your time on other very important things.
CLIENT: The Possibility Project (print materials, etc.)
Eight years of event signage, newsletters, web things, promotional post cards, etc., etc., etc. Eight years, y’all. I can show you TPP stuff for daaaaays.
It’s annoying to think about building a dumb website.
You’ve got a bunch of other stuff to do – let me do it. I love thinking about that stuff. Plus I’m good at it. And cheap. And fun. Hire me. These people did:
2017 Annual Report Website
Every year, The Water Trust builds like a ton of wells and bathrooms in Uganda and saves a bunch of sweet little babies from dying of poop diseases. If that’s not something to toot your horn about, I don’t know what is.
I made them this Annual Report website to make their horn-tooting real fancy and professional-looking. Built on WordPress, December 2017.
2015 Annual Report Website
These supersmart people help like probably a gazillion women a year become successful business owners so they don’t have to rely on men to feed their kids and stuff. What they do is so awesome, you should totally give them lots of money. I made this site so they could brag about all the great work they did last year. Project included all graphic design on the site and logo creation. Built on WordPress, February 2016.
2016 Annual Report Website
…And then in 2016, those supersmart people did even MORE excellent work with women in India and Africa and South America, and so we made ANOTHER site to tell the world about it. GO THEM, RIGHT? Project included all graphic design on the site and logo creation. Built on WordPress, February 2017.
A brilliant little tool for music students and composers to make their musical lives a little more tidy and a lot less annoying. Project included all graphic design on the site, logo creation, and product design. And everything else (say hello to mah side hustle). Built on WordPress, August 2017.
Small Business Website
This site replaced a busy, overdone mountain of words and wackiness, with the goal of zen-ifying the user’s experience. Simple, clean, woosaaaah…
Project included a complete revamping of site structure, plus integration of Infusionsoft, PopupAlly, ScheduleOnce, etc., etc., etc. Built on WordPress, October 2017.
The Greatest Blog Ever
Okay, so it’s my blog. Whatever, I’m still counting it as “stuff I’ve done.” Built on Blogger, June 2014. Rebuilt on WordPress, March 2015. Rebuilt again on WordPress w/Divi theme, January 2018.
Small Business Website
Sarah Benvenuti is a grant-writing, event-coordinating, strategic-plan-developing superhero. She is saving the world, one arts organization at a time.
This site replaced a lackluster Squarespace startup – one of those “it’ll do for now” deals that wasn’t quite “doing” it anymore. Project included a complete revamping of site structure, and application of fancy bits like forms with commerce capability. Built on WordPress, October 2016.
Small Business Website
These lovely ladies will rub your feet till you pass out drooling. Job included concept design, photography, e-mail setup, app integration, and frequent yelling matches with Mailchimp. Built on WordPress, November 2015.
Kids’ Travel Blog
I started this blog in order to keep in touch with my niece while I was traveling. It’s pretty adorable, if I do say so myself. Built on WordPress, June 2016.
Let me write you something.
(Or fix that really important thing you wrote, either one.)
I can make you sound charming. Or smart. Or however you want to sound. I also know how to use a semi-colon. And I promise I won’t use sentence fragments in your grant proposal. Or start all the sentences with conjunctions.
WORK STUFF: I will tell you where your grant proposal doesn’t make sense or sounds like you’re lying. I will fix that grammatical thing you’re not sure about (or aren’t aware of). And I am really, really good at making sure commas are in the right place.
One time I wrote (and won) a proposal for three years of funding from a Korean foundation for an organization that served zero Korean people. For real. I won’t post it here, but if you want to peek at it, I can maybe arrange a little look-see.
PERSONAL STUFF: Please, oh, please hire me to slide your impending divorce into your family Christmas letter, or announce your simultaneous pregnancy/sex change. No one comes to your parties? They will if I write the invite.
Lots of people come to my parties and it’s not because I’m fun (although I AM). It’s because of this.
PERSONAL-WORK STUFF: I will edit the crap out of your resume so everything’s tidy and they’ll think you’re really competent (you totally are, don’t worry). You want to quit your job? I am so good at resignations, you wouldn’t believe it. And for God’s sake, let me at your cover letter. I’m serious.
You can look at my resume if you want. (And then hire me, because that’s what you do when you look at other peoples’ resume’s, right?)
WEIRD STUFF: My travel blog is pretty weird: www.NoStrangersISay.com. Also this party invitation I sent to Alec Baldwin: www.HeyAlecBaldwin.com. Writing weird stuff is like my secret superpower. Please, someone pay me to do this all day, I’m literally begging.
You know you wanna read it. Don’t be shy…
Here’s some stuff about me which may (or may not) compel you to hire me.
Either way, you should probably read it because I spent a lot of time on this section.
1. I’ve lived and worked in New York City for just about nine years now – aren’t you impressed? (I sort of am, if I’m honest.)
3. I spent my childhood in Texas, mostly in bowling alleys; I’m a sick-ass bowler, no joke.
4. I’m the baby of the family, and I fulfill nearly every stereotype that goes along with the title.
5. My Dad’s name is Santa. That’s totally true, I SWEAR.
6. I have a masters degree in opera performance. There was a time when I played violin, harp, piano, and marimba… I can no longer do any of those things, although I do ride a bike sometimes.
7. I really, really, really hate small round foods with squishy insides. Peas, okra, bubble tea, miniature grapes… all of these are disgusting. Corn is the absolute worst.
8. I travel some, and have just begun a round-the-world quest for purpose. Or something like that. (I just may find it if you hire me – that ish takes money, y’all.)
9. About 95% of the emails I send include either bullets or a numbered list.
You know what I hate?
Contact forms. They’re the worst. How ’bout we just communicate like normal people. You send me an email – tell me what you need. I’ll respond with a quote. Simple. Sound like a plan? Awesome. Talk to you soon…