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Digital Content Producer + Writer + Designer |
Post Supervisor + Producer | Technical Project Manager | Graphic Artist + Designer

 I’m a Digital Producer with over 15 years front-line experience adding value to corporate and non-profit organizations and their brands by leading teams in designing, creating and delivering memorable user and audience experiences.



  • Proficient at leading teams on multiple projects under tight deadlines and budgets
  • Adept at distilling complex technical information into pictures, video and text
  •  Extensive knowledge of social media, interactive, online, video and print branding processes
  • Hands-on experience delivering software
  • Outstanding ideation, research, analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Expert written, visual and spoken communication
  • Emmy nomination for Visual Effects


  • Digital Content Management & Production
  • Software Development & Production
  • Film, Video & Television Post-Production
  • Graphic Design
  • Technical Writing & Illustration
  • Digital Asset Management


  • B.A., University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Special Visual Effects)
  • Visual Effects Society



User interface (UI), user experience (UX), information architecture, mobile app development, business modeling, transmedia, generative art, history of computing, interaction design, history of imaging, AGILE/SCRUM, embedded systems, color science, photography, perception, cognition, the maker movement, hackerspaces, drones, private spaceflight, open software, flight simulation, astronomy, previsualization, holographic imaging, light, optics, serious games, non-serious games, making projects fun