Elizabeth MacLean




Hi. I'm Elizabeth MacLean. I'm a digital media and communication consultant. I'm also 'the face' behind EM Consulting. I have a PhD in Communication (Global Media) from The University of Texas at Austin but left the academic world 5 years ago to start my own consulting business.

I was born and raised in Venezuela, the daughter of a North American mother and a South American father, and have been fortunate to live, work and travel in various places. As a lifelong 'go-between,' (helping to bridge gaps between and across cultures and languages), I spent many years developing and managing international academic programs in higher education, while I attended graduate school and raised my two boys, who are now men.

I got my start in graphic design. I began my college career as an art student, but left with a BFA degree in Visual Communication. As a designer/art director, I worked in different roles with art studios, advertising agencies, and universities, on a wide range of projects that included corporate identity design, print collateral, packaging design, communications and more.

My early days as an art student.

My early days as an art student.

My creative interests keep me learning and exploring, and this, inevitably, spills over into other areas of my life. Right now I enjoy working on various personal illustration and digital photography projects during my free time -- that is, when I'm not out walking this guy.

Iggy Pup, my rescue dog.

Iggy Pup, my rescue dog.


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The focus of my services is on digital media strategy, which touches everything from web design, to copywriting, email marketing and social media — with a focus on efficiency and systems.

Here’s how to get started. Schedule a free no obligation consultation. Then, watch your email for questions from me. Before we talk, I’d like to know a little bit about you and your business. Once you’ve done that, we’ll talk during our scheduled time, and use the opportunity to make sure we’re the perfect fit before you commit.

If you decide to work with me, I’ll explain the exact steps for getting started. If you decide not to work with me, I’ll do my best to offer resources to help you get what you need. Have questions? Check out my FAQ, or email me.



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