Creative direction, set design, and still lifes for a collaboration exploring transparency and color.
Photographer - Lauren Krysti
Hair & Makeup - Fatima Olive
Wardrobe styling - Sarah Cochran
Model - Gabby Vanden Avond
Retoucher - Katie Joachim
Art direction, styling, set design, photography, & creative content for Outsiders Pizza on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. I produced photo and video shoots from initial concepts through post-production and final delivery. Outsiders Pizza is a new frozen pizza brand created by Nestlé, and I was part of the team to bring the brand to market in Columbus, OH. As part of this foundational work, I organized and directed everything from a basement pizza party to a scrappy video shoot featuring local actors. As part of the launch, I either made or supported the creation of over 50 assets.
Art direction, styling, photography, GIFs, and videos for Post-it®'s website and social media channels on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. Samples showcase a range of content, from artistic to hyper-functional. All of these images were concepted, created, styled, and edited by me. I also planned and concepted articles for Post-it®'s website, as well as scripts and storyboards for digital content. Created at Zeus Jones.
Conceptual work to give Nerds a voice in today's world. Created in collaboration with Jason Zabel (Creative), Rachel Hardacre (Art Director/Designer), and Lindsay St. Clair (Art Director/Designer). My role in this project was video direction, video editing, art direction, styling, and set design.
Art direction and styling for a series of surreal still life setups with photographer Ken Friberg.
Ongoing collage series remixing fashion, objects, and appendages to create a surreal line of unwearable clothes.
Collages for a marketing consultancy specializing in architecture and landscape architecture in Boston.
Window installation created for Made Here, an urban walking gallery by the Hennepin Theatre Trust in downtown Minneapolis.
Colorful things I find out in the world.
Art direction and styling for a series of still life setups with photographer Dylan Nelson.
Art direction and styling on a series of pet portraits featuring D'Angelo the Poodle. Photography by Leslie Plesser.
Directed and designed a pop-up theater experience for kids during the Lyndale Open Streets Festival 2014. FLUFF tells the story of an 111-year-old woman named Dezi, who is obsessed with baking a sweet treat called Fluff. She's so enamored that she hasn't left her Fluff Shop in 86 years. That is until a lost child interrupts her, asking for help finding her parents. Together, they go on a spectacular journey in a world completely different than the one Dezi remembers. This project was generously supported by Minneapolis marketing agency Zeus Jones.
Devised and directed the Hmong-Lao Friendship Play or Lao-Hmong Friendship Play as part of the Catalyst Series at Intermedia Arts in September 2015. Written and performed by Saymoukda Vongsay (aka Mooks) and May Lee-Yang, it's a comedy-turned-accidental musical that explores their friendship with each other as well as the connections between Hmong and Lao people.
Directed, adapted, and designed a pop-up theater experience for kids during the Lyndale Open Streets Festival 2015 and at Lake Winds Co-op's Kids Food Fest. Based on the book by Timothy Basil Ering, Frog Belly Rat Bone tells the story of a boy looking for a treasure in the grey, junk-filled town of Cementland. When the boy uncovers a special box filled with packets of tiny grey specks, he sets out on a journey to transform Cementland into a vibrant space filled with vegetables and flowers.
Paintings, collages, and drawings from 2010-2015.
Selected theater projects from 2009-2015.