I started Mariko Creative as a way to give back and apply my talents to helping others, to support those who are doing great things in their communities. My years of working and volunteering for nonprofits means I have a special place in my heart for serving these important organizations and their missions. And I'm also eager to help all kinds of people and businesses. Anyone who has a vision and a story to tell can do great things with clear, thoughtful communication.
I want to bring your message to life, applying my years of professional and creative writing, design, and marketing experience to your project. I love coming up with creative solutions for multidisciplinary projects. It's where I excel.
2015 - 2019
Development & Marketing Manager – RISE San Luis Obispo County
Write and manage all agency grants as primary grant writer; Develop and execute fundraising & outreach campaigns; Design and disseminate print and digital marketing materials (e.g. press releases, websites, and social media);
Manage donor database; Market and support events; Manage interns and volunteers
2012 - 2016
Technical Writer – Tapestry Solutions (now Boeing )
Create and design software user documentation, training materials, marketing materials, and websites; Review and edit documentation (e.g. contract proposals, reports, and executive briefs); Collaborate with multidisciplinary stakeholders
2011 - 2012
Writing Tutor – Cal Poly Writing & Rhetoric Center
Tutor students on writing of all disciplines
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo - 2012
English, Teaching Credential
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo - 2009
University of California, Berkeley - 2007