Evan La Ruffa

Writer | Curator | Strategist | Artist

I’m a writer, curator, poet, artist, strategist, nonprofit consultant, meditator, and macchiato fiend.

I love learning, travel, food, big ideas & open hearts, and as long as I’m being creative, I’m the happiest man alive.

I’m the Founder, Executive Director & Lead Curator of IPaintMyMind, a nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to make art accessible to everyone. I’m dedicated to the arts, rethinking nonprofit development, & making the world a more connected & communicative place.

Whether editorial, copywriting, art or strategic thinking around entrepreneurship & the nonprofit sector, I have a blast collaborating with people & organizations that have ambitious visions.

I’d love to learn more about your project to see if we’re a good fit.

You can contact me via the main menu. Thanks!

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I’ve written for outlets such as IPaintMyMind, Beautiful Decay, Profile Magazine, Hispanic Executive Magazine, Beinsports, & Mode Media. I also publish articles on Medium.com.

I love to write about art, music, culture, food, travel, business, strategy & more.


I work with entrepreneurs & small to medium sized businesses producing copy for websites, newsletters, landing pages, style guides, brand briefs, social media & more.

Photography + Illustration

I’m an illustrator & photographer. Check out my drawings & photos via the Instagram page or purchase prints of my photos on Society6.com

Nonprofit Consulting

I work with nonprofits to help rethink processes & growth potential by identifying revenue generating strategies that embed value in the mission. Through a customized strategy, I help organizations expand development to achieve the greatest impact.

Check out my nonprofit consulting services & rates.

Digital Strategy Consulting

Whether helping shape your brand, building your new website, writing copy for your newsletter or giving you the tools to stay organized, I love working with passionate entrepreneurs with big ideas to help achieve a cohesive & targeted presence.

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Screw it up

“Scream it, screech it, yell it, screw it up, whatever, but do it.” – Alicia Keyes

Thank you + cleaning house

Hey everyone! I want to take this opportunity to thank you for being a part of these ideas. For those of you who read these writings regularly, it really means a lot to me. I wanted you to know that. I also want to thank the folks who check it out once in a while,…

Side 21, Track 103

A body of work is a timeline that amasses ideas turned into reality. It’s composed of many points on a line. Thinking about it as a mosaic works too. In either case, we have a lot coming together to create the whole. The thing about Side 21, Track 103 is that it’s just another point on the line. It…