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Dan Laske is a prolific writer and blogger, contributing his talents to magazines, newsletters, websites, blogs and various social media pages. He also enjoys writing bios for creatives of all types. Dan's writing covers the full spectrum of his interests, including: creativity, arts, culture, television and film, music, artist features, arts advocacy, cancer awareness. cancer patient advocacy, environmental awareness and spirituality.
Social media profiles & artist bios
EXAMPLE 1: Creative Artist Bio written for Phil Koch, Award-Winning Photographer
Phil Koch is a nationally recognized, award-winning photographer, videographer and filmmaker. Among his awards and honors, Phil was named winner of Ron Howard's Canon Imagination in 2012 (Forgotten Tale). In 2012, Phill also received the Pace Setter Award from the Milwaukee Independent Film Society. In 2009, Phil was named Best Filmmaker by the Shepard Express for the Best of Milwaukee series.
Phil Koch may be an exception to the rule that "nice guy's finish last." In this case, it's "nice guy's finish first." Phil has a reputation for stepping up to the plate to help local filmmakers and film productions achieve success. His ability to wear many hats (pun intended!) helps to improve the creative process. Some of his more recent projects include Petty Cash (2011), Yellow Hill: The Stranger's Tale (2012) and Serum (2012-2013).
An article written by noted illustrative photographer Royce Bair states.... "Can a photographer create his own style and following by breaking one of the basic rules of composition? Phil Koch did." "There are three unique things about my new Flickr gallery of Phil Koch images: 1) every image was photographed by Phil in Wisconsin, 2) every image is a vertical, and 3) every image has the horizon line almost dead center -- breaking a major rule of composition." "Because of Phil's unique composition, he has created a style that is starting to get attention. Although Koch has only sold a handful of prints so far from the 'Horizons' project, its exposure has resulted in a new assignment to start traveling the country to shoot both photography and video."
To date, Phil Koch has taken over 250,000 images for his 'Horizons' project. To see his body of work you can visit this site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/philkoch/
EXAMPLE 2: Performing Artist Bio written for Kristen Johnston, Emmy Award Winner
Introducing two-time Emmy Award winning actress - Kristen Johnston! In addition to her work on television, Ms. Johnston is an accomplished stage and screen actress, acting teacher (NYU), and noted author. Ms. Johnston's memoir "GUTS" is a New York Times Best-Seller.
Kristen Johnston is from Whitefishbay, Wisconsin, where much of her family still lives. Her long and varied career spans theater, film, and of course, television. Ms. Johnston won two Emmy's for her role on “3rd Rock from the Sun," but has appeared on many other TV shows, including “Ugly Betty,” “ER,” “Bored to Death,” and, perhaps most memorably, as the party girl who was shown the window on "Sex & the City." She's now back on television on TVLand's new series, “the exes.” Just a few of Johnston’s many stage credits are SO HELP ME GOD! (Drama Desk Nomination), THE WOMEN; AUNT DAN & LEMON; LOVE SONG on the West End; as well as starring in three Shakespeare in Central Park productions, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, 12TH NIGHT & THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH.
Kristen Johnston is a long-time member of The Atlantic Theater Company, and roles over the years have included THE LIGHTS (drama Desk Nomination) and SCARCITY. Ms. Johnston's films include 'Austin Powers; the spy who shagged me', 'Finding Bliss', 'Bride Wars', 'Life Happens', 'Vamps', 'Strangers with Candy,' and the upcoming independent films 'Bad Parents' with Janeane Garafolo, and 'Lovesick' with Matt LeBlanc. Ms. Johnston also teaches acting at The Atlantic Theater Company's Acting School at NYU.
Ms. Johnston is working to build a desperately needed sober high school in New York City - 'SLAM NYC'. Finally, her New York Times Best-Selling Memoir, GUTS - the endless follies and tiny triumphs of a giant disaster, recently came out in paperback. Visit gutsthebook.com for more info.
Connect: IMBD - Kristin Johnston.
EXAMPLE 3: Executive Profile written for Valerie "Val" Johnson, CFP (TM)
Meet Valerie "Val" Johnson, CFP™ - financial services executive, arts and nonprofit board member, community volunteer and ballroom dancer!
Valerie Johnson, CFP™ is a Financial Advisor in the Wealth Management Division of Sikich Financial, LLP. Val has broad reaching experience in investment, retirement and overall financial planning - helping individuals and businesses to identify, quantify and achieve their life goals and financial objectives for the future - while being able to enjoy life and have some fun now! Val's areas of expertise include: financial and retirement independence planning; investment planning including developing investment policy statements and asset allocation plans; college education funding; estate planning and 403(b) plans.
Valerie Johnson CFP™ is one who is active and involved in making her neighborhood and community a better place to live and work. Val is a tireless volunteer, having helped numerous causes throughout the community including: American Heart association; American Diabetes Association and Milwaukee Public Schools. Val also serves on the Board of Directors for the Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Foundation (Vice Chair) and The Skylight Music Theatre. In her spare time, Val also enjoys ballroom dancing, teaching financial literacy and living life!
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