Adrian Patenaude is an accomplished editor, writer and director of marketing media and collateral, specializing in social media and online communications.

Adrian joined the Crosswind team in 2014 after moving to Austin to pursue a career in public relations and film. She grew up in Thailand where her family worked in community development and partnered with local churches in the rural north. Due to this overseas upbringing, she has a global perspective beneficial to our clients working in an increasingly international and multicultural world.

As a creative writer, published poet and photographer, she has a love for effective language and powerful visuals that expresses itself in the press releases, videos and reports she produces for clients.

Adrian is a key team member at Crosswind, serving as the agency’s principal social media supervisor, corporate scriptwriter, photographer and critical workflow chief on Crosswind’s health, higher education and international technology accounts. She is also involved in the creative community in Austin, including serving as a marketing volunteer for the Austin Asian American Film Festival. Adrian studied advertising and public relations at Abilene Christian University (ACU).