Blake Desaulniers

Work experience

Work experience
Jan 1990 - Present


Blake Desaulniers

Freelance — Since 1990, while I have taken on a number of editorial and corporate communications postings, most of my work has been as a freelance writer, editor, photographer and video producer.

Publication credits, client lists and portfolio samples can be found at

Jan 2011 - Jan 2015

Creative Director & VP Marketing

PartsCheck Live

Created brand, branding strategy and imagery for Company servicing the US collision repair market

Developed marketing strategy

Planned, organized and executed content/inbound marketing program using HubSpot automated cloud-based system

Coordinated all aspects of media including content development and distribution

Wrote and produced content assets including articles, white papers, blog, corporate and instructional video, email, social media etc.

This position part-time/consulting due to the early stage of the Company's development

1993 - 1995


KW Publishing

Editor—Managed editorial for two newspapers, The Prospector and The Independent Senior

Jan 1992 - Jan 1993


The Loewen Group

Corporate Writer—Wrote for the Company's corporate publication on the funeral services industry during the period the Company was fighting in the Mississippi courts

Produced video for the Company 

Produced monthly newsletter for the Company

Book—subsequently, between 2004 and 2005 wrote a book for Raymond Loewen on the destruction of the Company at the hands of the Mississippi judicial system and subsequent NAFTA Tribunal proceedings.

Jan 1988 - Jan 1990

Managing Editor

Vancouver's Business Report

Managing Editor—Monthly magazine covering the business sector in Vancouver, Canada

1984 - 1986

Registered Representative

Merrill Lynch in Montreal
Worked as a registered representative, Canada
1983 - 1984


Maisonneuve Broadcasting

Copywriter—Wrote commercials and produced radio advertising in-house for a wide range of clients.


1986 - 1987

Creative Writing / Fiction Non-Fiction

University of British Columbia

Senior Level Course in Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction

Jul 1984 - Sep 1984

US General Securities


Completed securities licensing requirements for the United States

Jan 1983 - May 1983

Canadian Securities Course


Completed Canadian Securities Course and licensing in Canada

1978 - 1982


Concordia University

B.Comm Marketing


Print Production

Editorial workflow, Quark Xpress, Adobe Creative Suite


Wordpress, Joomla!

Video Production

Camera operation, lighting, audio recording, crane and slider. Steadicam, green screen—10+ years experience in field and studio video production

Video Post Production

FCPX, Adobe Creative Suite, Logic Pro X—10+ years experience in editing and post production


Advanced skills in still photo and photo editing