- Two PensCo-Founder, 2011 - present
- Sharp HartwigCo-Founder and CD, 1979 - 2012
401 Second Avenue South, Suite 501, Seattle WA 98104
- StarbucksGlobal Creative Studio, presentI have been teaching workshops in Creative Evaluation and How to Rock a Presentation customized for the gauntlet that is Starbucks. Like boot camp, except harder :-)
- Richard Hugo HouseFiction, presentI teach writers on platform building and Writing for Social Media.
- School of Visual Concepts2011 - presentI teach classes in Evaluating (and Encouraging) Better Creative, How to Rock a Presentation, and Writing for Social Media.
- Duke UniversityEnglish Literature, 1971 - 1974
In Search of Whoosh: How to Boost Your Blog Design - Two Pens
Blog design with Whoosh pops the moment you open the page. It evokes smiles, oohs and ahhs, maybe a small delighted laugh. The reader’s curi
Content Writing Tips from the Beast of Boom - Two Pens
Cynthia Hartwig shows 4 content writing tips derived from an article on the Beast of Boom by Seattle Times sportswriter, Jason Jenks. Put a
Why The Best Creative Marketing Ideas Are High Concept - Two Pens
Concepts—the creative marketing ideas behind the headline and image—used to be the Holy Grail. Every copywriter and art director spent hours
When to Upgrade Your Blog Design? Three Questions to Help You Decide. - ...
New tools and designs come online continuously, making your blog look out-of-date. How often should you upgrade your blog design? Read more.
Four Quick and Easy Type Tricks that Make Blog Readers Dive Deeper - Two...
Blog writers typically play with text and word choice to get readers to read deeper into a post. But there are two other T-words-—can you sa
Blog Karma: Free Photos That Don't Look Like Anyone Else's - Two Pens
Here, for the taking, are six free photos that don't look like anyone else's because well... they're mine. Feel free to use them to give you
Advice from Susan Orlean: Using Twitter to Engage with an Audience - Two...
Writer Susan Orlean is a proponent of using Twitter beyond self-marketing. She makes a stellar argument for using Twitter to engage with an
Make Your Content Easy to Read By Using Text as a Visual
When you treat text as a visual element on a web page, you make your content easy to read. Tips on texts fonts, paragraph shapes, and how th
Lean Community Building: Getting the Most Bang for Your Time & Money
You want to grow your organization's community, but that simply takes more time, money, and general people power than you have access to. Je
How I Used Twitter to Curate the #SameSexMarriage News - Two Pens
When a big news story breaks, how do you join the conversation and use it to find followers? By curating the information deluge. Learn how.
How to Use Whitespace so Your Writing Breathes - Two Pens
Words - like wine - need to breathe. In Designer Speak this breathing room is called whitespace. Understanding whitespace and how to use it
Why Retweeting Is As, If Not More, Important than Tweeting - Two Pens
Strategically retweeting will grow your following more quickly than spending hours writing clever tweets.
Headline and Photo of the Week: Guy Bergstrom Wins Because Photo and Hea...
Blogger and speech writer, Guy Bergstrom, wins our Headline and Photo of the Week Contest. Guy achieves perfect synchronicity between headli