Alexia Petrakos

Copywriter, Writer

Creative Communicator. Idea Generator. Strategic Thinker. Pattern-Seeker.

I’ve never been one to stick to one narrow field, having danced around the IT field in multiple capacities: Coder, Technical Writer, Interface Developer, Trainer, Social Media Manager, eCommerce Manager. I am an artist, and in true multipotentialite fashion, have touched on multiple media, finding my home in the mixed media realm of visual journaling & bookbinding.

I bridge gaps. Distill concepts. I speak both Geek & Regular Joe fluently, so it’s pretty easy for me to translate both ways. And that’s also where I found myself most of my career. Between the artists and the geeks, graphic designers and coders, project managers and database engineers, customers and business.

Because of this ability to find common language, encourage, and support, teaching has come naturally to me. Not only have several of my previous jobs found me in a conference room teaching on more than one occasion, I’ve taught bookbinding and visual journaling classes in-person in small workshops and art retreats, reaching both experienced artists as well as beginners who claim they haven’t a creative bone in their body.

I'm also an avid martial artist and will talk anyone's ear off about the virtues and benefits of a martial arts practice if they'll give me a minute!
Categories
Content Types
Guide, Product Description, General Photo, Recipe, Social Copy, Website Copy, Blog Post, Email Newsletter, Graphic
More Information
Oglethorpe University, B.A. Psychology
Roxbury Township, NJ, USA|English
Publications
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Sample Content

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amazon.com
Guide
Eco Books: Inventive Projects from the Recycling Bin

Contributing author. Proposed, created, and wrote instructions for two handmade books using recycled and upcycled materials.

January 11th, 2011
shoptheunderground.com
Blog Post
How To Successfully Freeze 'n Fuse: A Tutorial

Full instructions on a popular glass fusing technique.

October 19th, 2016
shoptheunderground.com
Blog Post
How To Make Ornaments or Fusing Elements Using Shape Tiles

Step-by-step instructions including photographs on creating a holiday ornament using glass powders.

November 7th, 2018
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Guide
Book Arts 101

Full instructions and illustrations on how to create three different hand-bound books using various techniques.

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Guide
Make a Journal Using the Six Needle Coptic Stitch

Full instructions including hand-drawn illustrations.

completeflake.com
Blog Post
Day 14: Love yourself first. Then love your customers.

You are your greatest asset. And there’s only one of you. Unless, of course, you’ve managed to clone yourself. In which case, contact me now because we need to talk. And since there’s only one of you, you need to take care of you.

April 14th, 2011
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Guide
Guide to your website

The cover-your-ass guide to getting and keeping control over your website

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