Work samples

Sean Kelly has created publications, videos, ads, communications plans, cases for support and re-branding strategies for non-profit organizations, charities, community groups and social enterprises.

An ad from Clean Foundation

An ad from Clean Foundation | Photo & copy by Sean Kelly

Part of an ad for Cuso | Photo by Sean Kelly

Part of an ad for Cuso | Photo & copy by Sean Kelly


Sean has done freelance work with the Nova Scotia Nature Trust, Atlantic Council for International Cooperation, the National Judicial Institute of Canada, the Nova Scotia Environmental Network, Ecology Acton Centre, Marine Renewables Canada and the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency.

He has been a staff member of Cuso International, the Lester Pearson Institute for International Development and the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia, and was the former Manager of Communications & Marketing for the Clean Nova Scotia Foundation. He is currently the Director of Energy Programs for Clean.

Sean knows that creativity and strategic thinking do not have to cost a lot.

His documentaries have been heard on CBC and National Public Radio in the United States.

CSCNS logoSMSean has advised non-profits on branding and led initiatives for groups including the Community Sector Council, HeartWood Youth Centre, and Aphasia Nova Scotia.

“I have worked with others on branding and this is the first time that I felt like I came away with something useful. We couldn’t have done this with without him.” – Maria Cain, past Executive Director of HeartWood

Sean also led a re-branding process for Cuso International, one of the largest development agencies in North America. Originally known as Canadian University Services Overseas, that full name stopped being used in the 1980s, and they needed a brand refresh.

“Sean helped create the face of Cuso International. It is one that we can all be proud of.” – Derek Evans, former CEO of Cuso

Here are some samples of Sean’s communications work:

 Web writing  Web videos  Issues writing  Cultural writing TVad2 TV ad RadioDocRadio doc

You can read more of Sean’s writing, including travel writing and creative non-fiction, at