Ramona d'Viola

Copywriter, Photographer

Content Creator | Writer | Digital Marketing Expert | Columnist

Content strategist and creator, with exceptional communication skills and digital marketing experience, I excel when collaborating with goal-oriented, performance-driven businesses, with a collegial “good intentions” philosophy.

What I Bring to the Table
Adept at plate spinning, cat herding, and getting small children to eat their veggies, I can coax the core message out of complex concepts and craft targeted, engaging messages for a variety of audiences. An articulate and concise communicator, I make informed, cost-effective decisions through collaboration with stakeholders (or fill in the blanks on loosely defined concepts). I pride myself on follow-up, follow-through, and leading by example.

Adept at synthesizing multifaceted projects into manageable deliverables, building core teams (and keeping them motivated), creating realistic timelines and delivering high-quality projects—on time and on budget. Tall buildings and speeding bullets don’t scare me.

A professional, personable team player I can synchronize the moving parts, create process, and execute effectively under tight deadlines, print schedules, and high demand environments—all the while remaining flexible as Gumby.

What You Can Expect
• A “take ownership” philosophy performed with the highest integrity.
• A self-motivated problem solver with excellent communication and time management skills.
• A consensus builder who accepts compromise.
• A personable and empathetic professional who strives to exceed expectations.
• A customer-focused ambassador willing to go the extra mile when the road gets bumpy.

Personal
• Veteran, United States Marine Corps
• 1st place recipient, 2009 San Diego Press Club “Excellence in Journalism” award
• Captain, 2003 world-record setting Full Moon Paddle between Cuba and Key West, FL
• Member, 1985 US Women’s Tour de France cycling team
• Co-founder, Jay Moriarity Memorial Paddleboard Race
• Co-found, Director of Marketing – The Inga Thompson Foundation
• Volunteer, Ride A Wave (RAW) enabling the disabled to experience and enjoy the ocean
• Crew member, retired America’s Cup Yacht “Stars & Stripes”
• Avid organic gardener, reader, and animal lover
Categories
Content Types
Article, Blog Post, Whitepaper, Social Copy, Website Copy, Interview, Product Description, Case Study, Buyers Guide, Press Release, Ad/Promotional Copy, Video, Direct Mail, Infographic Copy, Email Newsletter, Guide, Presentation, Page Layout, Script, Headshot, Corporate Photo, General Photo, Candid Photography, Studio Photography, Product Photography, Corporate Video, Social Video, Narrative Video, General Video, Recipe, Landing Page
More Information
Chapman College, Certificate in Communications
Oakland, CA, USA|English
Publications
N/A

Published Content

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blog.villageclubs.com
6 Top Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer
January 24th, 2017
PDF upload
Article
Cool Rules

A bachelor's mid-century modern masterpiece on the beach. San Diego Home and Garden Magazine.

stonehousecellars.com
Product Photography
Bed and Breakfast and Ag. Homestay

Architectural photography for Lake County, CA Winery, Bed & Breakfast

houzz.com
Product Photography
ilumus photography & marketing
July 26th, 2017
lmbinteriors.com
Blog Post
California Ranch-Style Home Remodel in Lafayette: Modern Farmstead Meets Mad-Men Inspired Glam

Nestled among the coastal, Contra Costa County hills, a 1960’s-era California Ranch style home on expansive grounds had remained largely unchanged from its original form; a testament to the appreciation for the modernist movement.

March 10th, 2016
oaklandmagazine.com
Article
Getting Creative to Buy Property Comes with Challenges

Pooling resources with family members or friends makes sense, but shareable properties like duplexes or single-family homes with auxiliary living units are scarce in the East Bay market.

October 13th, 2016
the3rdact.com
Website Copy
The 3rd Act

Web design and development for retirement strategies firm.

blog.villageclubs.com
Blog Post
Get S.M.A.R.T. About Your New Year's Resolutions

Health and wellness blog for Arizona's Village Fitness Centers.

December 20th, 2016
ilumus.com
Product Photography
Marketing services FOR ​architects, INTERIOR Designers + the TRADES ​
March 1st, 2003
carolsromanshades.com
Website Copy
Carol's Roman Shades

Website design and development, content management and copywriting, and product photography for a custom window treatment company.

oaklandmagazine.com
Article
Perfectly Provisioning Your Outdoor Kitchen

From spartan and multi-station outdoor galleys to kitchens complete with wood smokers and beers on tap, outdoor kitchens span the gamut from simple and ingenious to downright bodacious.

July 31st, 2017
sandiegomagazine.com
Article
Two with Nature

Architects Jean Zagrodnik and Scott Thomas don't just build green; they live that way, too.

February 10th, 2019
sandiegomagazine.com
Article
Mexico's Wine Country

The turnoff from coastal Route 1 is easy to spot—look for the flock of eternally hungry seagulls circling the fish processing plants, but within moments you’ll be winding through the purple-tinted foothills leading to the valley.

February 10th, 2019
sandiegomagazine.com
Article
Mediterranean Meets Mazatlán

The boom in Mexico’s tourism industry is obvious. A flock of construction cranes, raising luxury hotels and high-rise condos, rivals San Diego’s own current count.

February 10th, 2019
oaklandmagazine.com
Article
Oakland’s Condo Glut Becomes a Condo Shortage

More than one decade after it was first conceived, almost all the condominiums built as a result of Mayor Jerry Brown’s push to bring 10,000 new residents to downtown have been sold.

May 1st, 2015
oaklandmagazine.com
Article
Reverse Mortgages Explained

Equity is the endgame to homeownership. Or as James Brown put it, “The big pay back.”

April 4th, 2015
blog.villageclubs.com
Blog Post
Train Like an Olympian

Regardless of whether you aspire to Olympic glory, or simply want to raise your game, here are some tips from Olympians Janelle Parks-Graham and Inga Thompson, teammates on the 1984 Los Angeles Games US Women’s Cycling Team on how to take your fitness to the next level.

August 1st, 2016
oaklandmagazine.com
Article
The Timeless, Stylish Roman Shade

Deceptively simple, Roman shades are the little black dress of any window treatment wardrobe. Timeless, functional, and incredibly versatile, they can be used in every room of the house.

December 18th, 2017
oaklandmagazine.com
Article
Deck Does Wonders for Craftsman’s Backyard

After 36 years of navigating an ill-conceived deck, Berkeley residents Bob and Bonnie Hester decided to reclaim their outdoor space from years of neglect. The couple had two criteria. Their new deck had to be pretty, and it had to be made out of real wood.

September 15th, 2015
oaklandmagazine.com
Article
Kitchen Overhaul for a Tidal Canal Home

When you’re a military family, picking up and moving every few years comes with the territory. So when the Alameda rental house that retired U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Matt Bliven and his family were living in became available, they couldn’t pass up the chance to finally put down roots.

June 28th, 2016
oaklandmagazine.com
Article
Modern Meets Rustic

Chabot Heights, a hilltop neighborhood at the far southern border of Oakland’s boundaries, was developed during the post-World War II housing boom when the country’s mood was buoyant and land was plentiful.

October 3rd, 2017
oaklandmagazine.com
Article
Beyond Zillow and Redfin
December 6th, 2015
oaklandmagazine.com
Article
Berkeley Hacienda Gets Regal Redo

An aging, 1930s-era hacienda-style dwelling in the Berkeley hills has been re-imagined as an ultra modern manse to match stunning near-panoramic views.

January 12th, 2016
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