• Organized / Process-oriented
• Collaborative and Inclusive
• Articulate Problem-solver
• Enthusiastic and Reliable
Veteran creative leader and storyteller with strong IC skills and a strategic growth mindset. I have facilitated complete pitch to production cycles for hundreds of projects, managing creative responsibilities and leading tactical teams to success . I’m able to translate goals into action, solve practical, technical and artistic challenges, and seek to elevate the discussion at all times.
20+ years at the intersection of technology, art, and entertainment. I am content creator by nature, and have contributed to the storytelling, marketing, and products of some of the biggest media and technology brands in the world, as well as smaller businesses and startups.
As a multi-faceted creative leader, I often perform a variety duties while hiring and collaborating with talent to serve business goals. These case studies demonstrate my responsibilities both as strategist and technician.
From my humble origins as a cartoonist, skate video maker, and aerosol artist, I have always been comfortable getting my hands dirty. My IC background is mostly in the following categories:
Graphic design, illustration, painting, digital photography and 3D environments have provided me with multiple outlets for my creative instincts. I am visually-minded, and need to put pen to paper (or iPad) as often as possible. Here are a few selections:
Writing allows for a different type of creative leadership and communication, and I take wordcraft seriously. I have created zines, written short stories, publlished magazine articles and interviews, penned columns, and continue to write social media posts, email blasts, web page copy, scripts, and various forms of copy. Some select experience:
- Writer of “Blank” for Disney Interactive. Award-winning 40 minute stop-motion film.
- Author of “Advanced Standing” column for Arthur Magazine. Exploring skateboarding as mind-body experience.
- Wrote hundreds of scripts, captions, and descriptions for TRUiC social media content (IG/FB/Tw/Li/TT)
- Lead Editor for weekly email campaign for entrepreneurs
- Wrote all web copy for MeanGirls.com, Jackass.com, and BeingJohnMalkovich.com
- Freelance writer for Grand Royal, Slap Skateboard Mag, Big Brother, and Warp
- Currently represented by Selectric Agency for graphic novels.
Filmmaking is a complex system of collaboration, and typically a director has a background in one or more of the foundational disciplines. I tend to think like an editor, even in the seat of writer/director/producer I like to work with music in mind.
Project: Trailer for documentary series on how to start a coffee business.
Project: Franchisee Interview for legendary local coffee shop.
Project: Game trailer made as an experiment in Unity. I not only edited, but created all assets and scenes and animations and virtual shots in the 3d engine + tools.
I’m not sure how to break into the game industry, but reach out. I urge you to hire me for or partner on a game project.
For: Future glory
Project: Commercial for an AI powered business tool.
Motion Graphics: Ricardo Gomez
Project: Sizzle reel for music production company.
For: Modern Primitive
I’m always open for a creative challenge. I thrive in opportunities where creative potential aligns with business goals. Sometimes that is content marketing, sometimes that is brand building, sometimes that is pure entertainment. But whatever the task, I like to learn new things and have fun and work with talented, funny, inspiring people.