I'm a Writer & Creative Director and used to run a design studio — Carly AyresFeatured
Hi, I’m Carly. For most of my career, I’ve worked as a writer, using language and interaction to engage people in new or interesting ways.Up until 6 months ago, I ran a small design and technology studio in New York called HAWRAF. From sound-reactive identities to mirrored selfie posters, HAWRAF helped brands have better conversations with their audiences. In my role, I focused on new business and operations, as well as any writing-related execution work for our clients.In my role, I ran operations, solicited new business, handled account management, managed and distributed project loads, provided creative feedback, as well as created brand voices, tones & strategies for a range of clients. Prior to that, I worked as a freelancer humanizing AI and evolving the Google logo. I’ve given voices to Fortune 500 companies & chatbots alike, and write on art, design, and technology.I’m on the board of AIGA NY and the founder of 100sUnder100, a community of hundreds of creative people under a hundred years of age. It manifests in the form of a Slack group (run, in part, by a wonderful group of admins), as well as in-person events.Ask me anything about starting up and/or shutting down a small design studio, getting clients, firing clients, running an online community, creating a resonate brand voice, getting press, public speaking, and more!