Hi, I'm Cathy Hutchison.
I connect people and ideas through marketing, writing, illustrating, and sketchnotes.
"Cathy Hutchison is brilliant at helping thought leaders craft their ideas into content. She understands SEO and executes in a way that has intelligence and heart."
- Jon Morrow, CEO, SmartBlogger
"Cathy Hutchison is the most valuable go-to person in my network. I am making a fast pivot in my business model to focus on social media and online content. I've hired her to help me in that transition. I'm a book writer. That's my problem. Cathy is a guru for online copy. She is literally my copy whisperer."
- Rex Miller, CEO, Mindshift
What I do professionally and passionately
My work is always in the space between people and ideas. Leaders can get buried in their own thoughts. I help them find the connections, identify what's essential, and communicate concepts in ways that resonate.
For the past 20 years, I've marketed the consultants at Idibri—a brilliant team of acousticians, theatre planners, and technology designers who serve venues where thousands of people gather.
My personal writing focuses on topics related to developing thought leaders, branding professionals, thinking on paper, and getting more joy out of your day job. Bylines include: Hacker Noon, Business Insider, Career Relaunch, and Marketer. One of my most comprehensive articles is How to Journal | The Ultimate Guide. To see a longer list of my writing, check out my MuckRack profile.
Why are you often pictured with crayons?
When I first saw someone sketchnote at a conference, I was blown away by the clarity visual notes provided, and began to practice in a notebook I carried with me everywhere, Now, my passion project, yourvisualjournal.com, helps people learn to journal visually. In addition to creating the content and illustrations for the blog, I also give workshops on the technique.
Years of visual journaling honed my skill as a graphic facilitator and I have scribed for clients like: TEDx Plano, Global Design Alliance, Perkins+Will, and SMPS. Download my scribing CV.
In addition, I provide freelance illustration for clients, such as Mirasee.
One more thing I care deeply about
I lead the Mentor/Protege Program for SMPS Dallas. There is magic that happens when people meet one-on-one to share their experiences. I've been mentoring for the past nine years, and I highly recommend giving your time to connect with the people who are going where you have been.
If you are wondering how I have the bandwidth to do all of this...
I am fueled by green juices, have a vibrant yoga practice, am into essentialism, and happen to be surrounded by exceptional family and friends.
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