Professional-photoHello readers, writers, artists, and friends!

My name is Vanessa Carlson Bender and I am currently a Communications Specialist II at the Good Samaritan Society in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I have Bachelor’s Degree in English for New Media and a certificate in Digital Photography from Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota. The English for New Media degree combines the classic aspects of English such as research, composing text, and reading great works of literature, with the new media difference such as web publishing, digital strategy, film and design.

The works presented on this website display several types of writing, design and photography. Poetry, research, prose, technical writing, literature analysis, film analysis and textual analysis can all be found here! Both film and digital photography are also shown. Other pieces include works in InDesign and Photoshop. The purpose of this website? To display my academic portfolio online for others to view, whether they are aspiring word artists themselves, or future employers.

I have been married since September 2016 and we have a beagle named Molly. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, writing, photography, music, going for walks, the outdoors, animals (especially dogs) and spending time with friends and family.

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