Words by Design is a writing and design creative firm specializing in global marketing and development communication for nonprofit organizations.
Driven by efficient writing and compelling design, dynamic, strategic communication is a social catalyst that lifts awareness, links people, then mobilizes them for good. We help clients more effectively engage – then move – their audiences by producing, packaging and posting content, from print and video applications, to web, infographics and interactive, social media.
Shawn Reeves, Editorial Director
Shawn has been writing professionally for two decades, including more than 15 years serving editorial and communications functions at a global nonprofit organization. He is currently a content developer at CARE USA, where he had written about the Syrian refugee crisis and village savings groups in Niger. He has spent much of his career writing and packaging strategic, donor-facing content that mobilizes people and funding on behalf of local and global missions. Shawn appreciates the importance of words and is passionate about bringing them together for good.
Shawn's services: Conceptualizing and crafting capital campaign cases for support and other donor-facing fundraising collateral; Magazine and publications writing; Executive communications, including internal/external correspondence and “ghost” writing for print and digital publications; Direct marketing writing, editing and consulting.
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Stefan Peterson, Creative Director
Stefan has worked for Habitat for Humanity International for more than sixteen years, and currently serves as the creative director of the storytelling group, where he designs the organization's print and digital magazine, manages the visual components of the global brand, and produces animated videos and visuals for social media. He has traveled widely with Habitat, working in Haiti post-earthquake and leading the team that redesigned the global logo and identity system. Through Words by Design, Stefan shares his expertise and enthusiasm for nonprofit design with international development organizations, creating design and multimedia products that helps educate, inform and inspire.
Stefan's services: Layout and design of print and digital communication collateral including brochures, case statements, manuals, magazines and websites; Creating compelling information graphics and animated videos; Developing identity systems including logos, brand user guides and applications.
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