An Open Letter to Staples on Your New Logo

The new Staples logo is clunky and obvious

Dear Staples: You might be tempted to think that, as a writer, my only tools of the trade would be a screen and keyboard. As it turns out, however, I happen to be one of those people who love the creative process of writing notes, mind-mapping and brain-dumping into good old-fashioned in notebooks—the Leuchtturm 1917-Squared, […]

Becoming The Face of My Business

Julie Green, copywriter, freelance writer, Billings, Montana

There was a time not that long ago when the idea of putting a photo of me anywhere near my website—much less the idea of becoming the face of my business—was met with a swift “nope.”   Admittedly, it’s somewhat ironic. You see, while a lot of people are afraid of things like public speaking […]

Freyenhagen Construction

Freyenhagen Construction - Box 117 Creative Portfolio

I first had the opportunity to meet Jeremy Freyenhagen years ago during a business meeting about his marketing efforts; however, I knew of him and his company long before that. Many of the articles I’d written for Magic City Magazine were related to Billings homes that had undergone renovation, and the Freyenhagen name was one […]

Seeing Clearly: Bauer & Clausen Optometry

Marketing for Bauer & Clausen Optometry, Billings, Montana - Box 117 - Julie Green

I clearly remember the day that I met Dr. David Bauer and Dr. Robin Clausen of Bauer & Clausen Optometry for the first time. I was to come to their office, which certainly seems an easy enough task…until I first parked in the wrong parking lot and then, when I did find the right door, […]

Freyenhagen Construction

Freyenhagen Construction - Box 117 Creative Portfolio

I first had the opportunity to meet Jeremy Freyenhagen years ago during a business meeting about his marketing efforts; however, I knew of him and his company long before that. Many of the articles I’d written for Magic City Magazine were related to Billings homes that had undergone renovation, and the Freyenhagen name was one […]

The Moss Mansion: Helping Tell the Story of Billings

Moss Mansion, Billings, MT

Almost anyone who has visited Billings, Montana and certainly every one of its residents knows about the Moss Mansion. Built in 1903, it has stood as our community’s “Grand Lady,” with many of its original and charming features remaining intact for more than a century. It is maintained by the Billings Preservation Society, and my […]