Freelance, New York, NY
2004 – Present
Freelance Creative Director, Art Director, Designer, Videographer, Animator, and Artist
  • Lead and collaborate upon original creative solutions across television, print publications, out-of-home and experiential advertising, and social media projects, including key art, content creation, motion design and animation, advertising design, and web experiences
  • Execute multifaceted video projects from conception to completion with experience directing, producing, writing, animating, and editing award-winning videos, including stop motion animation, live action, and motion graphics for use on-air, in digital experiences, and on social media platforms including Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok
  • Propel visual and narrative creative with personality, spirit, character, and humor
  • Fulfill diverse creative needs of notable clients: NBCUniversal, Paramount brands including Comedy Central and MTV, AMC Networks, Food Network, the New York Post, People, Entertainment Weekly, the Upright Citizens Brigade, Edelman, AKA, Situation, VidMob, and many other entertainment and media brands and agencies

NBCUniversal, Oxygen, New York, NY
May 2016 – April 2017
Freelance Designer
  • Elevated Oxygen’s Millennial, multicultural, female-driven series through design including key art, logos, social media, press photography, and other creative
  • Supported the transition into a crime-driven network by maintaining innovative but provocative creative that draws upon emotional connections of crime series
  • Amplified the network’s on-air creative and social media engagement through producing, directing, and shooting inventive crime-themed stop motion animation

The Doctor Oz Show, New York, NY
April 2015 – May 2016
Freelance Digital Art Director and Designer
  • Maintained momentum for ongoing projects and assumed creative lead for new endeavors for both Doctor Oz and Sharecare while serving as interim Creative Director for the digital team
  • Strengthened the design and experience of through enhanced layouts, features, and capabilities
  • Augmented digital franchises with clever visual content, companion guides, promos, engaging infographics, social media design, ad units, video graphics, and on-air creative

NBCUniversal, Bravo Media, New York, NY
December 2010 – March 2015
Digital Designer
  • Improved and modernized Bravo’s digital experience by creating engaging visual content for Bravo’s website, apps, and social media presence, and contributing to the network’s responsive site redesign
  • Fulfilled network sponsors’ expectations through co-branded ad units, microsites, and content sponsorships
  • Supported Bravo as an innovative and modern entertainment brand through design and animation for Emmy and Webby-winning digital content
  • Augmented digital exclusives and on-air spots by capturing video featuring network events and talent and executing motion graphics and visual compositions
  • Ensured consistent digital, on-air, and marketing design aesthetics by collaborating across departments

Upright Citizens Brigade, New York, NY
December 2011 – December 2013
Director and Director of Photography
  • Strengthened web presence and content of UCB Comedy by contributing to original sketch comedy videos as director and DP, pitching ideas for content, collaborating on scripts, preparing storyboards, and providing constructive and supportive input throughout the production process
  • Supported creative and promotional efforts through additional design and social media needs

Gawker Media, New York, NY
March 2010 – December 2010
Freelance Digital Designer
  • Enhanced Gawker, Jezebel, Gizmodo, Lifehacker, and other brand websites with eye-catching and original advertising content including ads, branded interactive media, video, and motion graphics

Rocketdog Creative Studio, New York, NY
March 2010 – December 2010
Freelance Digital Artist and Designer
  • Contributed to numerous successful branding, marketing, and advertising campaigns through playful motion graphics, imaginative brand and event videos, innovative stop motion animation, and interactive digital ads

Clear Channel Radio, New York, NY
October 2008 – January 2010
Digital Producer and Designer
  • Expanded and strengthened digital endeavors for Clear Channel’s New York radio stations’ websites, partner sites, and sponsors through engaging ads, promotional pages, microsites, interactive content, video, and other media

Hannon Hill, Atlanta, GA
September 2006 – September 2008
Video and Multimedia Producer
  • Promoted brand awareness by producing marketing videos and podcasts, documenting events, and contributing to social media content, and enhanced clients’ understanding of products through training videos and animations

Whole World Theatre, Atlanta, GA
February 2007 – August 2008
Audio, Lighting, and Camera Technician
  • Produced quality theatre experiences by directing audio, video, and lights and working closely with directors, actors, and crew

Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA
January 2004 – May 2006
Equipment Cage Manager and Video Department Monitor
  • Supported faculty by coaching students with video equipment and software, assisting instructors with class requirements, and maintaining gear

Partizan Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA
June 2005 – September 2005
Music Video Production Intern
  • Provided hands-on support by embracing music video pre-production, camera, and casting responsibilities while gaining on-set experience with notable producers and directors

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Film and Video
Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA
  • Summa cum laude honors, GPA: 3.8
  • Numerous academic scholarships and student awards

Technical Proficiencies
  • Adobe Creative Cloud: Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, XD, Bridge
  • Apple: Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro
  • Dragonframe
  • Avid: Pro Tools

Professional Development
  • PhotoUno Photography School
  • 92Y School of the Arts
  • Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
  • NBCUniversal In Development: A Cable Entertainment Mentor Program
  • 90 Day Business Launch
  • The Peoples Improv Theater: Professional Writing
  • Magnet Theater: Sketch and Improv
  • The Upright Citizens Brigade: Advanced Study Writing, Sketch, Improv, Character Development, Career Development
  • Television writing workshops including sessions with staff of Saturday Night Live, Monty Python, the Tonight Show, the Late Show, the Daily Show, and more
  • Whole World Theatre: Improv
  • Dad's Garage Theatre: Improv

  • Contributed to projects honored with Emmy Awards, Webby Awards, Telly Awards, Cablefax Awards, Promax Awards, and more
  • Selected by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York Foundation for the Arts for a 2021 New York City Artist Corps Grant with a public showcase of work
  • Prizes, honors, and scholarships include the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, Paper Magazine & Jack Spade Un-Hollywood Digital Film Contest, and various juried awards
  • Screenings of film and video work at national film festivals, venues, and on television networks
  • Articles about work have appeared in publications including Paper Magazine, SPIN Magazine, Performer Magazine, ARTnews, and the Toronto Star

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