Hi. I’m probably on a Zoom call right now.
Farmer of ideas. Gardener of details.
My name is Crystal Jackson. I’m a native Houstonian now living in the coastal foothills of California, land of raptors, rattlesnakes, wildfires and wine tastings. When I’m not clicking around on a keyboard or trying to find my best angle on a video call, you can find me on a hike. Or, actually, you can’t find me, which is kind of the point.
I started my career as a grant writer for nonprofits then moved to agencies working with public and private sector clients. I’ve written proposals to the federal government, TV spots for a transit agency, keynote speeches for healthcare CEOs and brand guidelines for hotels. Sometimes I also write plays and blog posts and promote fighting stupidization.
That’s the what. But what about the why?
I love supporting organizations that are making the chasms between us smaller, whether they’re simplifying how people navigate complex systems, shining a light in the darkness or amplifying important stories.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR + COPYWRITER
HMA, a hospitality marketing company (Monterey, CA and remote)
July 2017 to present
Langrand, a branding and marketing agency (Houston, TX and remote)
June 2011 to July 2017
MARKETING AND DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT
March 2010 to present
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
HoustonPBS/KUHT, America’s first public television station (Houston, TX)
January 2008 to June 2011
DIRECTOR OF FOUNDATION AND GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
Alley Theatre, a Tony Award-winning regional theatre (Houston, TX)
July 2004 to January 2008