I’m Colleen Arturi, 

founder of The Story Shoppe.

I have a heart made of Wisconsin cheese and a brain made of Internet TV. With over ten years of experience in storytelling, I am an award-winning brand builder, writer, and strategist who designs compelling communications solutions.

I love scrappy startup founders as well as C-Suite execs. I especially cherish my work with nonprofits and startups, as I have a strong belief that those organizations create a forward moving momentum for their communities as well as for society at large.

I’ve racked up awards (fancy paperweights?) in the digital realm as well as in advertising, holding everything from a One Show Pencil to a Cannes Lion. I enjoy braving the potholed streets of Chicago with my husband on our vintage tandem Schwinn, taking our rescue mutts Billy Murray and Wizard for walks in the forest, dancing of any sort, and of course, dairy products.