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Who's That Girl?

Old school journalist turned UX writer and content strategist thanks to…

- a dedication to creative problem-solving
- a love of experience learning
- copy that connects on a human level
- a level of empathy akin to a mama otter’s love for her baby

...the fact people scan content more than they read it. Since this words’ girl couldn’t beat ‘em, I joined ‘em by transforming words into an experience instead of continuing to grind away at long-form content readers set on par with a soul-sucking dissertation of nonsense instead of an enlightening and engaging learning session.

With a 20-year history of creating digital and print experiences, my killer storytelling skills strike the perfect balance of satisfying unique audiences' needs in the authentic voice of any brand. I constantly strive to reach the pinnacle of UX writing: to have my words go completely unnoticed in the best ways possible.

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Fast Facts

  • Madison, Wisconsin
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • December 11, Sagitarius
  • Fave Breed: English Bulldog
  • Chicago Bears
  • Wisconsin Badgers, Go Bucky!
  • Milwaukee Brewers
  • Pro-Serial/Oxford Comma
  • Fave Movie: Garden State
  • Fave Book: Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • Fave Song: Wish You Were Here, by Pink Floyd

Mad Skills

CopywritingMicrocopyMacrocopyEditingScript WritingConsultingDigital Writing

When it comes to copy, I've been around the block. 

Check out a few highlights.

The Write Way

Sneak a peek at a snapshot of my process.

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More Than Words

Making words come to life, brand style guides and mood boards are my jam. 

carrie anton cosmic connection portfolio moodboard design inspired by bokeh photo, speech bubbles, greetings, stars, constellations, vintage telephone, david bowie, E.T. movie with gertite and drew barrymore

Moodboard Elements

1. Inspiration

Bokeh photo reminiscent of the night sky, bubbles, and the galaxy inspired the theme and color palette.

2. Conversation

Bubbles evolved into the concept of speech bubbles and greetings, representing the conversational design at the heart of all UX writing.

3. Connection

Growing up in the 80s, my old-school telephone shaped the bond I had and still have with my family and friends. Conversations may now exist mainly in text, but those connections are still powerful.

4. Cosmic

A night sky bright with stars can connect two people far away by simply looking at the same constellation—essentially a pattern of stars joined together by their relative location to one another.

5. Experience

E.T. is the first movie I ever saw in the theater. My mom made it a memorable experience with billowy bows tied around my Gertie-like pigtails, my best friend as a guest, and an adorable plush souvenir. For me, it epitomizes experience, connection, and outer space.

6. Soundtrack

A longtime fan of David Bowie thanks in part to his unconventional, against-the-grain style, “Life on Mars,” Ziggy Stardust,” Starman,” “Rebel, Rebel” and more solidified the mood of this moodboard.

A touch of inspiration morphed into foundational elements to establish an out-of-this-world look and feel. 

Help Wanted?

Need an awesome new team member? 
Recruit this free agent!

Hint: That's me.

Writing is typically a solo sport, but the best wins happen on teams. Whether I'm leading the team, playing with others, or cheering from the sidelines, two heads—and more!—are always better than one. Let's chat about what I can do for your team. Reach me with the form below or at carrie@carrieanton.com.