CONTACT

Kestrel Communications
7547 Seabeck Holly Rd. NW
Seabeck, Washington 98380

Douglas Cramer, Director & Project Manager
(505) 603-3456
Douglas@KestrelCommunications.com

Rebecca Cramer, Business & Creative Director
(720) 346-2903
Rebecca@KestrelCommunications.com

Rebecca Cramer

The Cost of Working for Free

March 16, 2017 - Rebecca Cramer

A fellow artist once chided me for working for free as a makeup artist and production designer, believing that it devalued my work as an artist. In my mind, I believed it a good way to gain exposure as a new artist, network with others in the industry, and get practical experience. However, it is a slippery slope. It is far too easy to be taken for granted and fall into a place where one's work loses value because it was produced for free. I don't have the answers, on this topic. But it is good to read another's exposure of the issue. Jessica Hefland explores this in her article Why Are Designers Still Expected To Work For Free? in reference to Doubleday's recent announcement of an open competition for the design of the cover of Dan Brown's upcoming book. Undoubtedly this will stir up the hankering to submit for gratis. But should it? 

Cover Girl!

January 10, 2017 - Rebecca Cramer

As a big fan of the Fox hit-series Sleepy Hollow, I was ecstatic to get the chance to chat it up with Lyndie Greenwood for the January issue of Jute Fashion Magazine.

Jute was founded by fashion photographer Lynzi Judish and hair and makeup artist Kadie Murphy in 2013.  The first issue of Jute launched in September of 2013 and has been constantly growing ever since. Jute magazine celebrates the individual fashionista. It’s about fashion at all levels and finding your own style by mixing and matching. We love everything from Gucci to Guess to Goodwill. It’s not about where the clothes come from, it’s how you wear them.

Lyndie Greenwood Jute Cover

 

Kestrel Communications Takes Flight in Colorado

January 1, 2017 - Kestrel Communications

Douglas and Rebecca Cramer, communications professionals with over 30 years of combined experience in media and publication forms both old and new, have unveiled the next stage of their business development with the opening of Kestrel Communications of Lakewood, Colorado.

Kestrel Communications (online at KestrelCommunications.com) offers effective and elegant communications solutions that can be quickly put into practice. They excel at projects using the acclaimed Drupal content management system for website construction, integrated with today's best tools and practices for building responsive websites and social media platforms.

Their core services include: Writing and Editing; Website Design; Social Media Design; Print Design; Production Design; Training; Strategic Planning; and Market Research and Analysis.

Deep Roots in Native Youth

August 8, 2016 - Rebecca Cramer 

My second written article in Jute Magazine! I love seeing where Jute is going, and am so utterly grateful to Lynzi Judish for including me in the blossoming of her work-of-love.

Liverpool, has always been a ship-building town, and when the industry died post-Beatles, in the mid-1980s, what was left was one of the most economically depressed areas of England. Ash Kumar’s introduction into the world of UK fashion began early with his grandmother; who, in order to help support her family, brought then drab Liverpool, a kaleidoscope of textures and fabrics in her clothing shop. Regarded as a “gifted saleswoman with a knack for bringing her customers in for the latest styles,” she surrounded herself and a young Ash, with beautiful fabrics and colors. Though Ash was born and raised in Manchester, some of his fondest memories are of the time spent with his “Gran” at her shop. Ash later found himself dreaming of fashion in college.

What is Kestrel Communications?

Kestrel Communications offers effective and elegant communications solutions that can be quickly put into practice. We excel at projects using the acclaimed Drupal content management system for website construction, integrated with today's best tools and practices for building responsive websites and social media platforms. Our core services include: Writing and Editing; Website Design; Social Media Design; Print Design; Production Design; Training; Strategic Planning; and Market Research and Analysis. Kestrel was launched in Lakewood, CO, in 2017 by Douglas and Rebecca Cramer, and its foundation is the collaboration uniting their wealth of complimentary abilities and experience.

Read more about Kestrel Communications and how we can aid your outreach to your audiences and communities.