A short biographical note
My name is Sean Cranbury. I live in east Vancouver.
I work as a freelance writer, website designer, communications consultant, and project manager specializing in using digital tools and technology to inspire change.
I have worked with a diverse range of people and organizations in the arts (writing and publishing specifically), public healthcare, and the hospitality industry, among others.
I have also produced several independent creative projects that are inspired by the collision and integration of books, writing, various digital and analogue media, community building, and collaboration.
Awards for my work
In 2011 I was awarded Marketer of the Year for Literature in Vancouver by Pandora’s Collective.
In 2015 I won the Surrey Board of Trade Special Achievement Award in recognition of my work as a writer and my contributions to the writing community.
My teams at the Storm Crow Alliance won numerous awards including annual people’s choice awards in publications like The Georgia Straight and Vancouver’s Westender.
Community-based creative projects
I am the founder, Board president, and host of the Real Vancouver Writers’ Series, a non-profit society dedicated to producing four events per year featuring the best writers from Vancouver and beyond.
I co-host and produce a radio show/podcast called Books on the Radio. The show features interviews and interactions with some of the best writers, publishers, and creative minds working in literature today.
Mixing technologies for better writing
I have an abiding interest in technologies old and new, and how they influence our communications today, but I’m most interested in helping people and organizations to unleash their own potential as creators and communicators.
This involves a lot of listening, learning, collaboration, and experimentation. We live in a golden age of technological super-abundance and it takes work to figure out how to do it well.