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  • Arts
  • Economic & Community Development
  • Education & Admissions
  • Healthcare & Public Health


  • Admissions Applications
  • Business Plans
  • Cases for Support
  • Content Creation & Creative Direction
  • Development Communications
  • Editing
  • Fundraising Feasibility Studies
  • Ghostwriting
  • Marketing Plans 
  • Medical Residency Statements
  • Proposals
  • Screenwriting & Videography
  • SEO Content


Denise Kulawik, Principal

Denise Kulawik brings decades of experience in fundraising, marketing, communications, development communications, non-profit management, and government service to her role as principal of DENISE-K | CREATIVE. 

Kulawik began her career as a staff writer, then later as Director, Research & Communications, and finally as Vice President for Marketing & Communications for J. Donovan Associates, Consultants in Philanthropy, at that time an AAFRC consulting firm with clients throughout North America. She served as a program coordinator and consultant to the Massachusetts Commonwealth Department of Medical Security. Her experience in the healthcare sector also included service as the Associate Director of Development and then the Acting Director, Planning & Operations, for Health Care For All, one of the nation’s leading health policy advocacy organizations. Kulawik later served as the Associate Director of Institutional Giving at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during which she was closely involved in funding new dramatic work.

Kulawik has consulted to numerous organizations and start-up entrepreneurial social ventures, including the Center for Women & Enterprise, the ALS Therapy Development Foundation, and the Rainbow Health Initiative of Minnesota as well as arts and cultural organizations including Pillsbury House + Theatre, Carlyle Brown and Co., and the Minnesota Film & TV Board.  Ms. Kulawik has presented on fundraising topics for The Boston Foundation, the Center for Women & Enterprise Community Entrepreneurs Program, and the Women Waging Peace Colloquium presented by the Hunt Alternatives at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

As a screenwriter, Kulawik was nominated for a Best Original Screenplay award for Content Guidelines at the Indie X Festival of 2019. Her original screenplay, D(a)emons, was optioned by New Globe Films.

As an editor, in addition to her many years spent supervising writers and designers, Kulawik has significant experience working with prominent admissions and medical residency consultancies. Over the past four years, she has assisted hundreds of aspiring undergraduate, graduate, and medical students gain acceptance to top colleges and universities and assisted physicians from around the world seeking residencies throughout the US and Canada.

Kulawik received her BA in dramaturgy from the University Professors Program at Boston University. She holds a certificate in mediation from the Community Dispute Settlement Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Kulawik’s professional and creative resumes are available on LinkedIn.

Allied Consultants

Whenever necessary and appropriate to the project, Denise-K | Creative collaborates with experienced consultants in relevant fields including writing, editing, design, video production, video editing, technical-SEO, and data analytics. In all cases, Ms. Kulawik provides overall strategic and creative direction and is ultimately responsible for client projects. 

All allied consultants bring expertise, a history of exceptional work, and maturity to their client work.

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