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Darby Mae

Freelance Content Creator | Creative Strategist | Artist Manager

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Darby Mae is a creative thinker who translates ideas into cogent and imaginative vernacular. With a particular proclivity for the quixotic, she enjoys snail mail and values meaningful connections. As a content creator for three years and counting, she assiduously tailors her clients' needs to a body of work that reflects them in a uniquely marketable fashion. From ideation to publication, her work ethic is on par with her interpersonal communication. Her personal writing is at once obscure and deeply introspective, writing in a multitude of styles from poetry and music reviews to non-fictional narratives and portrait essays. Darby is co-editor of European cultural webzine, Slow Culture, and periodically contributes to the budget travel site, EuroCheapo.

She is also a seasoned music enthusiast, personal band manager for LA-based rock band, Cosmo Gold, and (aspiring) vinyl collector. Her network of bands and solo musicians, as well as music industry personnel, extends across four continents and multiple generations. In 2015, she earned a B.A. in Arts Management with a concentration in Music Industry Studies, as well as a French minor, from the College of Charleston. Darby's ensuing trajectories led her to France, where she stayed for three years becoming fully fluent in French. An adventurous soul with an enterprising mind, Darby's global experiences has imparted her with the desire to help companies build conscious brands that spark positive interaction and catalyze continual growth.

Portfolio
Starfish Taylor
06/08/2018
Meeting Hack: How to Avoid Common Meeting & Workshop Pitfalls

When it comes to planning a workshop, we believe in three things: keep it simple, keep it subtle, and, keep it straightforward. But in terms of set-up and atmosphere, our idea of "Meeting Room Essentials" sways a bit form the norm.

EuroCheapo's Budget Travel Blog
12/26/2018
Provence Budget Tips: A moveable feast minus the big costs | EuroCheapo

Even for those who have yet to step foot on French soil, Provence is a name familiar to many - whether it is the vision of billowing lavender fields, the illustrious work of Vincent Van Gogh, the eponymous wine appellations, and of course, the sapphire shorelines of Mediterranean bliss.

Starfish Taylor
11/30/2017
Top Three Icebreaker: Guessing the Priorities - Starfish Taylor

Are you a project manager who's in the midst of solving a complex problem? Building a list of ideas and/or solutions might seem like an easy win, but the tricky part is in narrowing down and highlighting a small set of priorities to focus on. Let's say, a Top 3.

EuroCheapo's Budget Travel Blog
11/28/2017
North of France Budget Travel Tips | EuroCheapo.com

It goes without saying that France boasts some of the most diverse and picturesque provinces of Europe. Between the beauty and vibrancy of Paris, the impressive chateaus of the Loire Valley, the sunny beaches nestled along Nice and Côte d'Azur, or the charming wine villages of Bordeaux, the French seem to have it all.

Starfish Taylor
06/15/2018
Graphic Facilitator Didier Gallon: The Third Musketeer | Starfish Taylor

Where would we (and the world) be without Didier Gallon? Artist, actor, and all-around Visioneer, Didier is Starfish Taylor's veteran graphic facilitator and unfaltering atmosphere boosting aficionado. He's our 'satellite' mainstay and estimable creative performer, who has built many bridges between the paths he's walked and the industries he's traversed.

Slow Culture
12/05/2018
Why I Write Vol. 10 - Darby Mae - Slow Culture

"You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself." - Alan Watts - Peripatetic, offbeat, I am the poster child of odd jobs and a shrewd opportunist-here, there, anywhere-always ready to go further. Spontaneity and I get along well. Call me quixotic and I won't deny it.

Slow Culture
06/20/2017
TUESDAY MUSEDAY - Yayoï Kusama - Slow Culture

"The Priestess of Polka Dots", a.k.a. Yayoï Kusama, is an avant-garde artist and writer of Japanese descent. After moving to New York in 1957, (with an extra push from Georgia O'Keefe), her artwork went from 2D to... infinity. While painting still remains one of Kusama's daily artistic mediums, her forte lies in installation and sculpture.

Starfish Taylor
11/23/2017
6 Keys to a Great Workshop - Starfish Taylor

Are you launching a new product or at the start of an Agile Transformation? Perhaps you are in the middle of a Digital Transformation or at the end of an acquisition deal that brings the challenges of merging organizations together? Or maybe you're simply planning a project that will run for several months or years.

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