Kristen D. Smith

Writer • Editor • Marketer

Welcome to Kristen D. Smith's portfolio website. Kristen is a writer, editor, marketer, and social media strategist based in the Greater Chicago Area.



I love storytelling. Storytelling is a way we communicate every day with one another, even if we don't realize it. When you tell a friend about your day, you're telling a story. When you're in an interview, you're telling a story. When you post an update on Facebook, you're telling a story.

I've helped others tell their stories in many different ways. From newspaper and magazine articles, to company newsletters and social media campaigns, I've helped the stories of people and companies alike come alive.

I have a passion for exploring new avenues of communication. I'm especially fascinated by the ever-evolving world of social media and by the endless ways it can be used to engage audiences. 

In addition to being a writer, editor, and social media enthusiast, I'm a movie aficionado, bookworm, and kickboxer, as well as a fan of photography, hole-in-the-wall burger joints, and wine. I'm a native of the Twin Cities, but am happy to now call Chicago home!

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