about üma

11002605_753055741488548_2478093653836529610_nHi. I’m Üma, a freelance editorial and copy writer, blogger and producer based in Portland, Oregon. For as far back as I can remember I’ve had a passion for communication, language and expression. I studied visual communications  before beginning an illustrious career as a graphic designer. For 10 years I worked my way up through the ranks, from junior designer to art director.

As the digital platform evolved as the new communication medium, I’ve evolved along with it, added experience as a brand communications director, email newsletter marketing, and content and social media marketing.

With my experience as both a visual designer and a professional storyteller, I am uniquely qualified as a brand communications and marketing specialist.

For the past 10 years I have served the bike, outdoor, and fitness and wellness industries. Emerging brands, rebranding projects and ghost writing are my specialty. I am the published author of BikeYoga—a comprehensive, optimized approach to flexibility and recovery for cyclists and mountain bikers.

When I’m not working on client projects I’m usually out riding my mountain bike, road bike or dirt jumper, or writing creative nonfiction.

I am currently accepting new copywriting, content marketing and editorial clients.

My name is Üma. The umlaut is silent.