About Me

Katie Moreno

I am a creative consultant in the Houston area. As a former high school teacher, I have a very consultative approach in order help my clients meet their business goals through digital marketing. I specialize in teaching how to leverage creative content marketing in order to grow their online presence.

I am a proud graduate (and now Advisory Board Members) of the Digital Media program at the University of Houston. After spending five years building an award-winning high school journalism program, I became a creative consultant in the Greater Houston area. In my free time, I enjoys drinking WAY too much iced coffee, hosting hand-lettering workshops, photographing the entire world, and adventuring with my husband and high school sweetheart, Daniel.

I'm a for small businesses.

I'm an for new scholastic journalism advisers.

I own waaay too many

and if we ever go to DQ, I'll order a with cookie dough and brownies.

A few fast facts

“EXECUTIVE”
Embracing the values of honesty, dedication and dignity, people with the this personality type are valued for their clear advice and guidance, and they happily lead the way on difficult paths.

“THE ENTHUSIAST”
The Busy, Variety-Seeking, Spontaneous, Versatile, Acquisitive, and Scattered

Most Recent Experience

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Creative Consultant

KM Creative / Zoetica Media
June 2019-Present

  • Digital marketing
  • Web design/graphic design
  • Photography
  • Personal brandinga
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eMarketing Specialist

Lennar Homes
June 2013 - December 2013

  • Email marketing for West & Central Regions (17 divisions)
  • Marketing strategy & implementation
  • Blog maintenance (lennarcommunities.com)
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Journalism Adviser

Seven Lakes HS // Katy ISD
January 2014-May 2019

  • Advised production of the nationally recognized yearbook and newspaper
  • Taught Journalism 1 and Photojournalism courses
  • Sponsor to Calligraphy Club, Spirit Club, and Rock Climbing Club
  • Nominated for Teacher of the Year, 2019

Education + Certifications

Digital Media, 2011
Bachelor of Science

I currently serve on the Advisory Board for the Digital Media program at the University of Houston.

Teaching Certification
Journalism 8-12

JEA Certified Journalism Education
Since 2018

JEA Critique Training
Completed 2019

JEA Certified Mentor
Coming Soon

Skills & Recognition

Design

Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Lightroom, HTML/CSS

Social Media (Marketing)

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube

Customer Relationship Management

Dubsado, Hubspot

Analytics/Management

Google Analytics, Jetpack, Loomly, Sprout Social, Facebook Insights/Ad Manager

Content Management

WordPress, Squarespace, Joomla, Shopify

Email Platforms

Bronto, Exact Target, MailChimp, iContact, Constant Contact

Operating Systems

Macintosh and Microsoft

Office Management

Google Docs, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Quicken, UPS Worldship, FedEx Ship Manager

Educational Software

Canvas, Balfour Tools, Studio Balfour, eSchool Plus

Personal Achievements

2018, Rising Star Award, Journalism Education Association

Related article from The Katy Times

2018, Pathfinder Award, Texas Association of Journalism Educators

2016, Life-Changing Educator, Katy Magazine

Student Achievements

The following achievements were made by the yearbook and newspaper staff under my leadership as their journalism adviser.

2019 – JEA Nashville, Yearbook Pacemaker Finalist
2019 – NSPA Newspaper Critique, All-American Rating with 5 Marks of Distinction
2019 – NSPA Yearbook Critique, First Class Rating with 2 Marks of Distinction
2019 – UIL State, Headline Writing, 4th Place, Libby Strimbu
2019 – UIL State, Editorial Writing, 2nd Place, Ayesha Nagaria
2019 – Balfour Yearbook National Sample (Top 3% of Yearbooks Nationwide)
2018 – NSPA Newspaper Critique, All-American Rating (Highest Awarded) with 4 Marks of Distinction
2018 – NSPA Yearbook Critique, Second Class 
2018 – Balfour Yearbook Yearbook, Featured Publication (Highest Awarded)
2018 – UIL State, News Writing Qualifier, Jaden Reyes
2018 – UIL State, Editorial Writing, 5th place, Ayesha Nagaria
2018 – Balfour Yearbook National Sample (Top 3% of Yearbooks Nationwide)
2018 – JEA Chicago, Newspaper Pacemaker Finalist
2018 – JEA Chicago, Newspaper Page Design Honorable Mention
2018 – JEA Chicago, Yearbook Theme Design Honorable Mention
2018 – JEA Chicago, Best of Show, Newspaper (2nd Place)
2018 – JEA Chicago, Best of Show, Newspaper (6th Place Overall)
2017 – UIL State, Headline Writing, Bibartan Jha
2017 – Balfour High School Communications Workshop, Yearbook Overall Excellence
2017 – Balfour High School Communications Workshop, Newspaper Overall Excellence
2017 – JEA Dallas, 2nd Place Best of Show Special Edition Newsmagazine (Harvey Edition)
2017 – Senior Lizzie Heintz’ photo coverage of Hurricane Harvey, published on CNN social media
2016 – Newspaper Editor Naba Siddiq appointed to be Texas representative for the New Voices legislation
2016 – UIL State, Feature Writing, Kiara Reyes (2nd Place)
2016 – Balfour High School Communications Workshop, Yearbook Overall Excellence
2016 – Balfour High School Communications Workshop, Newspaper Excellence in Writing
2015 – State Champion, UIL Headline Writing Kiara Reyes (1st Place)
2015 – District Champions, UIL Journalism