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Freelancer Lifeline is a resource destination where FX members can find grant opportunities, loan information, digital events, creative tools, and more. We hope it serves as a source of comfort, inspiration, and support as we navigate the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic together.
Laura is a marketing freelancer who provides data-driven, creative digital and traditional marketing services, partnering with businesses to fill the gaps in their marketing strategy so they can meet their marketing goals and grow their business. Her services include social media marketing, SEO, content marketing, email marketing, PPC, media relations, print design, website creation and marketing automation. Keeping abreast of the latest marketing strategies, and testing and adjusting marketing messages and channels that compel consumers to act are ongoing challenges that she loves! She’s thankful for the opportunity to help businesses tell their stories.
As a writer and designer, Liz loves collaborating with others to craft authentic stories and content in novel ways. With more than a decade of experience in marketing, design, and the arts, she pulls from a rich and diverse skill set to deliver engaging and thoughtful results, no matter the task at hand. A never-ending desire to grow, learn, and engage keeps her active within the KC community through volunteering and serving on local boards and committees.
Julie Cortés is an award-winning freelance advertising/marketing copywriter and proofreader, who works in all mediums and most industries. Her client and account lists run the gamut, from ad agencies and design shops to corporations and small businesses. Cortés has dedicated her 20+ year career to helping other freelancers be successful as well. She is the founder of The Freelance Exchange of KC, an adjunct professor at the KC Art Institute where she created her own course, Freelancing 101, and a professional speaker and business coach targeting both freelancers and the people who hire them.
Member At Large
George brings a combination of business acumen, sales passion, and servant leadership to his role. Since his early career, George has been involved with creative teams and their business leaders, taking care of client relationships and developing new ones. He leads new business initiatives from his grounding in strategy, his orientation toward relationship development, and his core values of service. One of his special gifts is the ability to help a team identify their unique positioning to the market, and then to translate that into new business results through effective prospecting, targeting, and new and expanded relationships that lead to sales.
Communications Director Jeanene is a writer, editor, proofreader and communications consultant – and avid reader. Her professional experience includes corporate communications and marketing stints in the engineering, financial services, mortgage and healthcare (animal and human health) industries. She has also worked on the agency side as an employee and a freelancer providing copywriting, consulting and proofreading services. For the last 15 years, Jeanene has written, consulted and managed editorial for the Kansas City-based Our Health Matters magazine.
In addition to being in service to the Freelance Exchange, Jeanene is a passionate advocate for her community through her work as vice-president of the Beacon Hill-McFeders Community Council and neighborhood representative for the Urban Neighborhood Initiative.
Elizabeth was FX's very first Membership Director and she is excited to put her 25+ years of entrepreneurial experience to work! A Texas transplant, avid coffee lover, proud mother of two, survivor of divorce and a true creative visionary. Her passion and strategic ability to adapt to the client’s needs and create from the business owner’s shoes – whether by pixel or print – is phenomenal. Elizabeth is a dynamic communicator who will keep it real, make you laugh, empower you to soar to new heights and realize your strengths.
Matt Nichols celebrated his 16th year anniversary as a freelance photographer in July, and has been creating dynamic images for over 22 years. Specializing in commercial and fashion photography. Matt works out of his custom-built 3000 square foot studio in the old Italian neighborhood of Columbus Park in downtown Kansas City, MO. Matt believes in "No BIG egos, just BIG pictures."
Hamama Bushra is an enthusiastic traditional illustrator and graphic designer, who enjoys the unique hands-on process that analog offers. She also makes a mean cup of tea. She plans all the coffee meet-ups and the happy hours that members and non-members alike can enjoy.
With a passion to empower audiences through creative storytelling, travel, and adventures, I have been sharing my journey around the world since 2012. I have written, directed and produced content and digital media for a variety of brands and industries, from non-profits to celebrities and influencers. Creative strategy is truly a passion and I've developed a proven track record of designing high-quality, engaging, audience-appropriate stories that are aligned with brand and business goals. I believe there is an art to bringing together the right internal and external resources to create and leverage a community.
Maliha Khan is an award-winning marketer with more than 10 years of experience in leading integrated marketing programs. She has become a change agent in helping companies leverage their unique strengths to build strategic roadmaps and unparalleled creative solutions. She is the Founder and Creative Director of Khanect the Dots LLC, a digital marketing firm specializing in content marketing and creative design. She is currently serving as Social Media Director on the Freelance Exchange of Kansas City's board. She is also the Vice President of Communications for the Kansas City chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators and previously served as their Quills Award Director. During her free time, Maliha loves to track current industry trends, travel, create art, and spend time with her family.
Kate Bradshaw is a graphic designer with a passion for using visual language to make connections and tell stories. Working almost exclusively with entrepreneurs and freelancers as clients, she loves to see independent creatives succeed. She joined FX’s Board of Directors in order to further that goal and support Kansas City’s creative and entrepreneurial community. Before life led her to design, Kate spent several years working for nonprofit animal rescue groups around the Midwest. She has two cats, drinks too much coffee, and enjoys enthusiastically trying to identify fonts.
Amy Moyer has over 15 years of experience in freelance design and marketing. She is passionate about helping small businesses create memorable brands, build social equity with their target audiences, and teaching them how to maximize their marketing dollars! When she isn't busy running amymoyerdesign.com, she loves to create art, cook, and spend time with her family.