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Jillian VanTassell

Marketing Specialist

Location icon United States of America

One of my earliest memories on this earth was writing and illustrating stories for each member of my family when a birthday came up. It was always my present. I wrote stories of a cat and a bird solving crimes together, a girl befriending an alligator, and a young boy who woke up one morning to find his front lawn had turned into a giant pea. Yes, they were strange stories, but they were real to me, alive to me, and I still remember the fire and urgency that compelled me to scribble them out before they faded from my mind.

While on the outside, my life may look rather normal—if not edging towards boring—the creativity that surged through my veins as a child is still very much alive and it keeps my day-to-day life interesting beneath that veil of "normal."
Here I share pieces of what I've created. Pieces that are personal, and pieces that are all business. Either way, my heart is poured into these whether through tears, laughter, or sheer determination.

Portfolio
Medium
10/10/2018
Ironclad - Jillian VanTassell - Medium

Put your armor on. Sharpen your sword. Raise the drawbridge. Steel yourself. Don't show your weakness. Do not move. Shut up every possible avenue of injury. Bolt the windows. Lock the doors. Seal every crack in the floor with glue. Do NOT let anyone or anything in. Do NOT be vulnerable with others.

Brizzi Financial
04/18/2019
Open House Flyer

A flyer I designed for a co-branded open house

Grand Canyon University
10/17/2018
Mock Radio Script

A radio story script (including a real interview) discussing new gun laws

Grand Canyon University (Lian McWrit)
10/24/2017
Lian McWrit

A taste of multicultural literature through the eyes of an everyday writer.

Grand Canyon University
3/18/2018
Blackberry Springs

a short story where location is as important as the characters