Category Archives: How I Got the Gig

How I Got the Gig: Jack-O-Lantern Farm Brochure

A few months ago, one of my professors mentioned that a local business owner needed a brochure made for his company.  I approached her after class, and she set me up with the Mr. Larry Carpenter, owner of Jack-O-Lantern Farm in Muscle Shoals, AL.  After a quick visit to the farm, I started working on the brochure.  This is the brochure I made for him:

Jack-O-Lantern Farm 1

Jack-O-Lantern Farm 2

I’m very happy with it, and so is Mr. Carpenter.  In fact, he told me that he is going to recommend me to other local vendors.  In a few minutes, I’m going to start designing a business card for myself and drop those by the farm on my way to Florence on Monday.  It is so exciting to have finally reached a point in my life where I need a business card.  I didn’t think that would happen so soon after graduation, yet here it is!


How I Got the Gig: Writing for &

If you have visited my Freelance Writing Samples page, you will know that I write for two travel sites ( and  I thought I would take a moment to explain how I got the gig and how you can find one, too.

In February, I left the nest and moved into an apartment.  I had more free time and I decided to pick up a few freelance gigs.  I started checking the classifieds in the local papers.  I also checked job sites like and, but I didn’t find a single hit. Continue reading How I Got the Gig: Writing for &