In early 2010, husband and wife team David (the tech-savvy product designer) and Rachel (the business-minded communication professional) decided to channel their expertise and mutual artistic energy into their work for VanDuzer Design & Marketing. In order to deliver the best possible quality work, they have created a network of consultants and business owners with specialties and strengths that contribute to the goals of VanDuzer Design & Marketing.
Rachel has a passion for great food, demonstrated by her interest in the local food movement both in her work and her home. Her vision is to partner with farms and food retailers to help them market their products in this increasingly industrialized food climate. She handles the majority of the work for all clients and organizes the work in a way that allows everyone to work in their area of expertise. In addition to her professional work, Rachel shares her web and graphic design expertise the FEU university student ministry in Grenoble France on a volunteer basis. She has a B2 fluency level in French after studying at Kutztown University and with the Alliance Française of Philadelphia and Grenoble.
Rachel graduated magna cum laude from Kutztown University in May 2009 with a BA in Speech Communication and minors in Public Relations and Professional Writing. View more about her background and experience on LinkedIn.
David is an Industrial Designer with years of professional design, development & engineering experience and a proven track record of transforming design concepts and ideas into award winning products.
David is a freelance designer serving various clients designing products from baby bassinets to industrial braking systems, or building pinterest-worthy apple crate desks and mason jar lights. View more about his background and experience on on the menu above for David VanDuzer.
You can usually find Rebecca writing, baking homemade bread, testing out a new recipe, planting or cultivating veggies or curled up with a good book. She is the Director of Communication for VanDuzer Design & Marketing, handling the majority of the blog writing, email newsletters, social media updates and news releases. Since 2011, her role at VanDuzer Design & Marketing has included tasks such as blogging, editing, writing Web and public relations copy, and improving search engine optimization scores. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Roosevelt University and a BA in Professional Writing from Kutztown University.
She loves that marketing writing means that she builds bridges between companies she admires and their customers and clients.View more about her background and experience on LinkedIn.
Erin is a gifted graphic designer with a passion for domestic arts. She is an artist, wife and mom who gardens, cans fruit and vegetables, bakes homemade bread and weaves intricate fabric on a loom in her basement. Little known-fact: she raised five backyard chickens all named after typefaces until the neighbors complained it was against town ordinances.
Erin holds a BFA in Communication Design with a concentration in Advertising and Graphic Design, which she earned at Kutztown University. From 2007 to 2010, she contributed her expertise to Reighn Communications and she has also worked with many soon-to-be-married couples to design customized wedding invitations.
She designs promotional material, advertisements, farm maps and more for our clients.
Jennifer Hetrick considers herself a language thrower of sorts. Having graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. degree in philosophy and a minor in English writing, she contributes to newspapers, magazines, and blogs.
She is in charge of a quarterly feature called Community Poetry One Picture at a Time for a positive-only news publication called The Key in Berks County. Jennifer teaches poetry workshops in schools and state parks, and her traveling poetry class often meets at the Schuylkill River, community parks, coffeehouses, and cafes. Teaching flash fiction is one of her newest pursuits. Editing and photography are her other focuses.
Jennifer also manages a three-year poetry project on the manufacturing history of Berks County, which captures the memories of seniors who worked in mostly long gone factories and mills. The project is funded in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Berks Arts Council. Her work for VanDuzer Design and Marketing primarily includes blog writing.
Nancy Tirrell worked as an elementary school teacher for several years and then homeschooled her three children, two of whom include Rebecca Talbot and Rachel VanDuzer. (Yup, that’s right – this is kind of a family affair). She has always enjoyed writing, and specifically teaching writing and has used this skill most recently in blogging and writing her church’s Christmas plays. Writing must be in our genes since Nancy’s late mother, Jean Condor Soule was a published poet and children’s book writer. She graduated from Rider College in 1977 with a degree in Elementary Education.
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