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Marna Towne

Project management. Design. Development.

Relationship building. Writing.


Diversity. Adaptability. Comprehension. 

I am a project manager at my core but I also have experience in design, production and writing as well as some instructional design. I possess a solid background in training materials and my understanding of structure requirements are valuable in print and web content development. My diverse background is an asset to those who are seeking a well-versed individual.

Project Management

Recently I lead a creative team in developing a variety of training products for Sears associates. This role’s duties included planning and managing timelines, defining learning objectives and ensuring training goals were met, and coaching, team building and leading four direct reports.

Design Portfolio

CD Design


This 6-panel CD was a fun project, which included original art design. Additionally, the project required Kickstarter, iTunes and CD Baby  graphics. It’s also a great listen.


Design & Production

Sears Training & More

I have extensive experience with magazine-style design and layout, including setting up master pages and styles. The Sears creative team produced monthly training magazines in multiple business categories. Other projects include training guides, brochures, demonstration sheets, etc.

Work for additional clients includes logo development, signage, posters, fliers, etc.


WordPress Web Design

City of Rock Falls, IL

This site includes 50+ pages covering government requirements and departmental information. The WordPress platform allows multiple contributors to easily manage their own pages. 



WordPress Web Design

Matt Ukulele

This site was built for musician and ukulele instructor Matt Dahlberg. Matt was looking for a simple yet powerful site for potential and current students. Effortless navigation was key to a positive and productive user experience, and imagery was used to engage visitors.



WordPress Web Design

Gramma’s SaltZ and More

Stahr Media contracted with me to build this site. I it includes an upcoming WooCommerce store, Facebook Events integration and social media follow.  


WordPress Web Design

Sisson Lawn and Landscape

Another site for Stahr Media, this site for a landscape service includes employment application forms, third party portal log in and a blog. 


Online Magazines

Sears Training

Proficient with FlipBuilder FlipPDF Pro to convert PDFs to online magazines and guides. This platform allows for video embedding and document/web site linking. Some guides required up to 100 links. Organization is key to managing large document conversions. 

Writing Samples

Seeing Spots — Hosta Virus X

Bird Lovers, Wake Up and Smell the Shade Coffee!

Raising Butterflies — Member Methods

All Dave’s Garden Articles

Sears Community Outreach


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