Ongoing collage series remixing fashion, objects, and appendages to create a surreal line of unwearable clothes.
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.
Window installation created for Made Here, an urban walking gallery by the Hennepin Theatre Trust in downtown Minneapolis.
Art direction and styling for a series of still life setups with photographer Dylan Nelson.
Colorful things I find out in the world.
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.