About Jillian

Hey there! The name is Jillian, and I am an introverted creative who enjoys a great cup of black coffee and the occasional flavored latte. A humanitarian-turned marketer, writing has been a part of work and life for me since I can remember. I graduated from Wheaton College, IL in December of 2016 with a BA in Communication – Media Studies.

My early roles include that of a Communications Officer for Samaritan’s Purse in South Sudan, an Emergency Staff Coordinator for the same organization in Iraq, then the switch was made to a content writer at a local marketing agency in Columbia, Missouri, where I now reside. My husband and I founded TRAVELSMITH Co. in November of 2018, a travel service helping anyone on any budget experience international travel. For more on past and current roles, check out my LinkedIn profile – and feel free to connect with me!

Today, freelancing is my home. I established Jillian Creates because I wanted to create a platform that grew with me. I currently specialize in content writing and content marketing for digital marketing and travel industries, as well as branding photography and graphic design.

If you ask my friends, my strengths are compassion, empathy and a service-oriented mindset. I love uplifting, giving, and helping brands become better in the eyes of their audiences.

I’m an open book. If you want to learn more about me and what drives me, contact me or check out the projects I’ve worked on.