Simona David is a Communications and Public Relations Consultant living in the Catskill Mountains, New York. Her consulting expertise encompasses years of research and writing, working with New York StateWatch at the State Legislature in Albany, NY, and previously as an Economist in Bucharest, Romania. Ms. David also has experience as a journalist, freelancing for various media outlets, including Explore the Hudson Valley and Upstater magazines.
Ms. David holds a Master’s degree in Communications from State University of New York at Albany, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, Romania. She serves as president of Writers in the Mountains, and is co-founder of the Greater Roxbury Business Association.
Ms. David is the author of Self-Publishing and Book Marketing, A Research Guide (2013), Art in the Catskills (3rd. edition, 2016), and How Art Is Made: In the Catskills (2017).
Services include: communications and marketing plans, handbooks, white papers, newsletters, brochures, web content, social media management, analytics, event planning, and grant writing.
Research, message design, dissemination and measurement (outputs, outtakes and outcomes) through channels tailored to distinctive demographics in various areas of interest.
Wide range of consulting services (editorial developmental, book design and marketing, publishing and distribution, building an author platform, media kits, event planning, and more).
Designing and implementing robust marketing strategies for non-profit organizations, artists, writers, and small business owners in various industries.
How Art Is Made: In the Catskills is a collection of interviews with some of the world’s most accomplished artists who live and work in the Catskill Mountains, New York. Five painters and illustrators, two ceramicists and printmakers, one sculptor, one weaver, and one writer discuss what inspires and moves them, what draws them to their medium of choice, what materials they use, how they approach a new artistic project, how they deal with setbacks, and how they celebrate success. Nine are formally trained at prestigious art schools; one is self-taught. What they all have in common is a rigorous studio practice, discipline, and the desire and curiosity to learn new things, and share them with the world.