I am a Minneapolis-based director and conceptual creative with a focus on making, art direction, and storytelling. I solve problems through creating content, performances, installations, and visual art. With over 8 years experience as a creative storyteller, I have produced work for brands such as Post-it® and Nestlé, and for the last four years, I have freelanced regularly at Zeus Jones. My visual art and installations have been exhibited in New York City, Philadelphia, Minnesota, and Wyoming, most recently as part of a commissioned performance created by singer Martha Stuckey at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia and a mixed media installation at TedxMinneapolis. In December 2018, I finished work on my first short film called No Magic, written by my creative partner and husband Jason Zabel. I have directed and designed a short film written by Jason Zabel that will premier this year, as well as over 25 plays, musicals, and interactive performance experiences, including the Hmong-Lao Friendship Play, FLUFF, and The Best Songs You Ever Heard, Part 1: Proxis at FringeArts in Philadelphia, PA. Born and raised in Wyoming, I graduated from St. Olaf College with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Studio Art.
Freelance Creative, Maker & Art Director, Zeus Jones
- Worked as a creative maker to concept, produce, style, and photograph content for clients such as 3M (Post-it® Brand) and Nestlé (Outsiders Pizza, Nerds).
Freelance Designer, Superhuman
- Produce branding, web design, and storyboards for clients such as Vista Capital and Black+Decker.
Freelance Director & Designer
- Directed, devised, and designed new performance work, musicals, theater for young audiences, and immersive performance experiences with companies such as Kimmel Center, The Buoyant Group, Red 40 & the Last Groovement, FringeArts, Stages Theatre Company, Lazy Hmong Woman Productions, Rachel Jendrzejewski & Theo Goodell, Red Eye Theatre, One Minute Play Festival, among others.
Video & Performance Direction
Creative Production & Making
Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Lightroom, Premier, & Illustrator)
Visual Art (Sculpture, Collage, & Painting)
3M - Post-it®
Nestlé - Nerds, Outsiders Pizza
Joshin & Josh’s Place
Treat & Company
Red 40 & the Last Groovement
Twin Cities Movement