Portfolio

Hello and welcome!

This portfolio is a snapshot of my personal and professional projects to give you an idea of the kind of work I enjoy. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Be kind to you,
Kaela

coping in the chaos

This blog, published in March of 2020, discusses a few ways to practice self-care in this strange pandemic era. Click here to read.

Wichitalks

This lightning talk on vulnerability stretched me personally and professionally and inspired me to new levels of authenticity in storytelling. Click here to watch.

(un)Graceful Bones

I was privileged to be part of this anthology on mental health. It has been reviewed on both Goodreads and Amazon.

This is what we’re working with

This blog, published in July of 2018, details an experience I had at a Take Back the Night march. Click here to read more.

Kansas Prevention Collaborative

NOTE: As of 2020, my team and I are redesigning this website. Stay tuned!
I was hired on at the beginning of the KPC’s formation. Although I didn’t have a say in the branding or website design, I was able to cultivate the social media presence and personal approach to connection. It is now a thriving statewide project and has just begun its second grant cycle. I wrote several of the blogs on the website and managed the acquisition of the others. Click here to check it out.

Kansans Together

This is a statewide project focusing on creating a system of care for children and youth with mental health experiences and their families. As part of this project, I oversaw the rebranding and marketing material development. I also facilitated an annual youth mental health art showcase that was displayed all over the state, including at the Capitol Building in Topeka, KS. The grant cycle for this project ends in 2020. Click here to learn more,

Kansas Public Health COllaborative

This project’s goal was to create a resource for local health departments throughout Kansas. It highlights upcoming events and trainings, provides toolkits, and tells public health stories. My team worked on the graphic design, built the website, and helped them develop a marketing and communication strategy. Click here to learn more.

Hope Starts Now Campaign

This campaign was created for mothers and young women experiencing opioid use disorder. It ran statewide in both English and Spanish and reached 4+ million impressions in the short time it was live. Learn More

Rupture and repair

This is my first solo book, published in March of 2019. It’s a collection of poetry and was an amazing experience to write. I’ve been grateful to see it warmly received. You can check out reviews on both Goodreads and Amazon.

Dear Stranger: Kansas 2018 Suicide Prevention PSA

I wrote and produced this short film in partnership with the Kansas Prevention Collaborative and the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Click Here to watch.

Dr. linda Chamberlain Website Design

I had the privilege of designing this website for Dr. Chamberlain, a scientist specializing in trauma and resilience building. Click here to check it out.

A State of Flux: What’s Going on in Kansas?

There is a short list of things Kansas is known for: wheat fields, Wyatt Earp, the KC Royals, basketball, disastrous tax experiments, and now an official resolution to ā€œoppose all efforts to validate transgender identity.ā€ Click here to read.

Stop what you’re doing

This blog, published in March of 2019, talks about my internalized messaging and the societal pressure to “fix” ourselves. Click here to read.

Kansas Support Groups

My team and I were able to update this website to its current iteration, including a rebrand and marketing strategy. It is a statewide database that provides information on local support groups. It also highlights monthly awareness campaigns. Click here to take a look.

Hope Starts Now

This is a new awareness campaign (as of July 2020) focused on providing mothers experiencing opioid addiction with access to resources and support for sobriety. This campaign includes online ad placements, billboards, and radio spots. I oversaw my team in the creation of all graphics and messaging. Click here to learn more.