Kaecey McCormick, MFA
Greetings! I’m excited you’re here! My name is Kaecey McCormick, and I’m an award-winning language and visual artist, author, and educator located in the San Francisco Bay Area. I’m on a mission to ignite the creative spark in everyone. I can’t think of a better way to spend my time than helping people effect positive change in unexpected ways through creative exploration and expression.
everyone has a deep well of creativity inside them.
I’ve found the best way to connect with others and help them tap into their amazing creative potential is through my engaging courses, workshops, lectures, and series. I also provide a wide variety of services to creatives seeking 1:1 help and companies searching for amazing workshops for team events or phenomenal marketing content.
how does creativity manifest in my life?
For me, creativity is a process that lays the foundation for everything else in my life. I use creativity for time management, organization, problem-solving, relationship building, mental health, and more! I’ve been able to overcome and manage significant challenges through the power of creativity, and I want to help others achieve the same. You don’t have to be a writer or artist to use creativity for good, and it’s my goal to show the world how creativity works for the rest of us.
How do I create?
I love creative writing, and my fiction and poetry have been published in numerous literary journals, magazines, and anthologies. My chapbook, Pixelated Tears (Prolific Press), and the anthology I compiled, Celebrate Creativity (Legentibus Publishing) are available for purchase, and my new book, The Creativity Blueprint, (AAE Press), is expected late 2020. In addition, I recently served as the 2018-2020 Poet Laureate for the City of Cupertino, one of the founding cities of Silicon Valley and home of the high-tech giant, Apple Inc., bringing the power of poetry to the local community. As a visual artist, I enjoy exploring different media and working on new themes with different materials. I’m currently working on a series of mixed media collages combining poetry, journaling, and art. I also sew, cook, sculpt, and find ways to be creative in almost everything I do!
When not producing my own creative work, I spend my time freelance writing, ghostwriting, and editing (copy and developmental) for businesses, nonprofits, and individuals. I have undergraduate degrees from UCLA and the University of Maryland, and a graduate degree from Lindenwood University. I also have numerous certificates in marketing, writing, and education.
One of the most important things to me is giving back. That’s why when I’m not writing or creating, I love volunteering with organizations and people dedicated to making our world a better place. I also enjoy spending time outdoors in California’s beautiful parks and beaches.