Event Planning, Management, Graphic Design, Marketing
When it came time to name my little business, the choice was easy and well--um--Payneless. I'd like to think my dad, who was a never ending entrepreneurial dreamer, would be both proud and amused.
Payneless specializes in event planning and management from beginning to end. Whether you're looking for pre-event and on-site management, graphic design, production, entertainment booking or consultation, I'm delighted to work with you. Let's make this one oh so Payneless!
My track record includes 10 years at the Backstage in Ballard, as well as projects with NW Folklife, Bumbershoot, Cirque de Broadway, What's Cookin' in Wallingford, ROCKRGRL Women's Music Conference, King County Construction Career Days, Ballard SeafoodFest and the Fremont Fair. Current clients include the Wallingford Family Parade and Washington Women in Trades.
Stuff I do, Stuff I've done
• Washington Women in Trades
For 40 years Washington Women in Trades has produced a Spring Career Fair at Seatte Center's Fisher Pavilion. This event, which hosts over 80 exhibitors, is designed to educate, celebrate and inspire women in and toward non-traditional careers. In 2007, this all volunteer organization added a second major event, an awards celebration in the fall, the Dream Big Dinner. Payneless acts as an Executive Director to this fine group and provides Event Planning and Logistics, PR & Marketing, Graphic Design, Project Management, Volunteer Coordination, Sponsor Procurement, Grant-writing and Onsite Management.
• Wallingford Family Parade
This one's all about the neighborhood. Originally known exclusively as a "Kiddie" parade, the event has evolved to include regional Marching Bands, Drill Teams, Seafair Clowns, Pirates and more. Payneless provides Marketing, PR, Community Building and Graphic Design.
• Ballard SeafoodFest
One of the Northwest’s favorite Seafair events, this annual neighborhood festival celebrates everything Ballard and is enjoyed by over 60,000 attendees. For over 25 years, Payneless provided Entertainment Booking, PR and Marketing, Sponsorship Procurement, Preproduction, Onsite Management, Graphic Design and Copywriting.
• King County Construction Career Days
Held in at the Enumclaw Fairgrounds in October 2008, this two-day event focused on inspiring Washington State high school students toward living wage careers in the Construction Trades. It offered hands on experience with heavy equipment, informational exhibits, guest speakers and more! Payneless provided Project Management, Event Planning and Logistics, Volunteer Coordination, PR, Marketing and Onsite Management.
• What’s Cookin’ in Wallingford
A relaxed late summer food festival held along 45th Street in the Wallingford Neighborhood. This well loved community event celebrated and promoted the special character of the many independently owned and operated restaurants in Wallingford. Payneless provided Project Management, Event Planning and Logistics, Volunteer Coordination, PR, Marketing and Onsite Management.
• ROCKRGRL Women’s Music Conference 2005
ROCKRGRL Music Conference 2005 promoted, encouraged and celebrated women’s achievements in the music industry. It featured two nights of music showcases, a special Woman of Valor award dinner, two full days of panels, workshops and an artist-friendly trade show. Payneless managed production for all music showcases. Two days, scores of volunteers, 18 venues from Fremont to West Seattle, 5 bands per night (most from out of town, some even international). Successful completion of this project proved that ANYTHING is possible.
Other Notable PR & Marketing Projects & Clients
Late Nite Catechism Marketing/PR (both Seattle & Portland)
Hattie's Hat Restaurant, PR/Marketing/Design
The Backstage, Marketing/PR/Design