About

Projects that excite me the most revolve around storytelling, require strategic thinking, put the user first, and/or offer chances for brainstorming. I enjoy challenges. I’m happiest when I’m being creative, collaborating, and contributing to or developing a community.

 
 
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WRITING & PUBLISHING
17 YEARS' EXPERIENCE


Titles:

  • Creative Writing Instructor; Mentor
  • Editor; Small-Press Publisher
  • Author of poems, short stories,
    poetry comics

Awards (select):

Publications:

  • ~50 credits in online & print publications

Readings (select):

  • “Undertows” exhibition opening.
    La Casa Amarilla, Málaga, Spain
  • Angle of Reflection anthology.
    Beyond Baroque, Los Angeles, CA
  • Hekayah—The Story spoken word event. New York University,
    Abu Dhabi, UAE

Courses Taught (select):

  • Advanced Writing Workshop
  • Creative Writing Studio
  • Graphic Novel & Poetry Comics

Skills:

  • Creativity
  • Curiosity
  • Passion
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FILM
12 YEARS' EXPERIENCe


Titles:

  • Visual Effects Assistant
    Production Manager
  • Assistant to Co-Producer
  • Character Fabricator

Credits:

  • Kangaroo Jack
  • Wild Life
  • Dinosaur
  • Bump in the Night
  • Tim Burton’s Nightmare
    Before Christmas

Studios:

  • The Secret Lab, Burbank, CA
  • Walt Disney Feature Animation, Burbank, CA
  • Skellington Productions,
    San Francisco, CA
  • Danger Productions, San Francisco, CA

Skills:

  • Collaboration
  • Organization
  • Determination
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TURNING POINTS

 

  • Traveled to South & east Africa
  • Left (along with ~10k others) The Walt Disney Company
  • Graduated from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop—MFA in English,
    Creative Writing
  • Moved from Burbank to Dubai, from Dubai to Madrid

Skills:

  • Sense of wonder
  • Sense of self
  • Sense and sensibility
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ADVERTISING & MARKETING
11 YEARS' EXPERIENCE

Titles:

  • Managing Director
  • Senior Copywriter, Content Strategist
    & Manager
  • User Experience (UX) Director
  • Brand Manager

Award-Winning Campaigns (select):
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  • Annie Leibovitz Disney Dream Portrait Series (disneyparks.com)
  • Year of a Million Dreams & Meet the Dream Makers (disneyparks.com)
  • Walt Disney World Next Gen (waltdisneyworld.com)

Skills:

  • Editorial, copy and content
  • Search and research
  • Software: Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro); Microsoft Office; Axure RP
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Projects: Various Fields
LIFETIME'S EXPERIENCE

Titles (select):

  • Web designer
  • Illustrator
  • Photographer
  • Project manager
  • Graphic designer

Projects (select):

  • Angle of Reflection anthology
  • Iowa Writers' Workshop t-shirts
    & yearbooks
  • poetry comics

Skills:

  • Self-motivation
  • Strategic planning
  • Design & layout
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CONTACT

 

Contact Me

Skills:

  • Communication
  • Community building
  • Writing