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Brianna Horan

Think Big, Focus on the Details

Location icon United States of America

I have a way with words and am driven by curiosity. It's taken me from city streets to cornfields in the pursuit of authentic perspectives and compelling narratives.

I'm based in my hometown of Pittsburgh, and at my day job as an account manager in luxury hotel sales, I collaborate with clients across a number of industries to design experiential travel and events. Whether the interaction is B2B or B2C, the foundation of every successful relationship is H2H – human to human. Understanding a client's goals and discovering her aspirations leads to impactful and engaging results.

My freelance experience spans ten years and includes work as a newspaper features reporter, weekly columnist, magazine editor, and trade magazine writer. The best way to tell a story is to listen, and by being a keen observer I've had the delight of recounting the experiences of a diverse array of individuals - from aerial performers to sleep experts versed in catching Z's.

Portfolio
The Civic Salon
06/09/2017
Graphic Design

A collection of images that I created for social media and marketing materials for The Civic Salon, a non-partisan organization I founded to encourage community conversations as part of the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh. I created these designs using Canva.com.

Crown Cut Concierge
01/30/2017
Web Content and Branding

As a consultant for UpTo Know Good, a non-profit marketing firm that produces low-cost, high-impact communications deliverables to small businesses, I developed a new name, web content and marketing copy for Crown Cut Concierge.

www.BucketTruckGuy.com
03/06/2017
Web Content

As a consultant for UpTo Know Good, a non-profit marketing firm that produces low-cost, high-impact communications deliverables to small businesses, I developed web content for www.BucketTruckGuy.com.

New Jersey Meetings + Events magazine
10/01/2015
Shades of Green

Strategies and resources for hosting sustainable meetings and events in New Jersey

Pennsylvania Meetings + Events magazine
07/01/2015
Making Time for Play

A selection of activities that encourage camaraderie and energy during meetings and events

New Jersey Meetings + Events magazine
03/01/2015
The Magic Touch

Five meeting industry professionals share what gets their creative juices flowing

Pennsylvania Meetings + Events magazine
03/01/2014
Pittsburgh Pleases

A profile of Pittsburgh featuring venues, activities and attractions

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
06/22/2008
Old-fashioned Farming

Collectors preserve antique farm equipment - and a way of life from days gone by

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
07/23/2007
Night Lights

The science behind the whimsy of fireflies on a summer night

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
07/06/2007
Shorts That Work

Fashion do's and don'ts for incorporating shorts into a professional wardrobe

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
10/03/2006
A-MAZE-ING

Cornfields are life-size puzzles to those who wonder through