Dakota Sexton writes about arts and culture. Rides a funky bicycle. Doesn't wake too early. And will chase half-baked travel plans like a derby pony to an apple.

Work

I'm a web designer and essayist with a background in magazine journalism. I like to think that every website needs a narrative—and I just show it with lots and lots of different crayons.

My specialties include designing forward-thinking, responsive websites; interviews that will not put you to sleep; and lots of excellent sound effects. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. I've got loads of other skills I'm eager to use.

  • Editing
  • Fact-Checking
  • Blogging
  • Interviewing
  • Technical Consulting
  • Brand Development
  • Logo Design, Web Design and Development

In short, I want to help you find your voice, whatever the medium. (It gives me the fuzzies.) I also like to spend time working as a non-fiction Genre Editor for Paper Darts and writing a travel column for Monkeybicycle. Past projects include working professionally as the Web Editor of a yoga magazine, as a fact-checker, and a health reporter.

A small selection of my more relevant writing clips are below. Please feel free to request more: for example, did you know I once wrote for Minnesota Women's Business Monthly? That happened.

DESIGN

Coming Soon!

About

I graduated from Columbia College with a BFA in fiction writing in 2010. I made it my passion to travel, but my posture was terrible. So was my health.

I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia at 20. I made lemonade by leaving the midwest to join the staff of magazine, where I studied yoga and ayurveda while continuing to write. It was also where I learned to stop thinking of a major health crisis like that as an ongoing, permanent limitation. If anything, it's what pushes me to succeed.

In early 2013, three years at the magazine later, I left Honesdale, Pennsylvania for my hometown in Minnesota to strategize my next move.

I'm passionate about getting around any sprawling metropolis by bike, and about gardening with native plants: I currently take care of hundreds of them as a seasonal horticulture intern and teaching assistant at the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden. I guess you could just say I associate pretty hardcore with the maker movement and startups like DIY.

And I also can't really disguise my total love of a little tumblr called Cabin Porn.

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CONTACT

I'm free to chat about doing freelance work. If you're in the twin cities, even better. or find me on Twitter, Linkedin, or Facebook.