Open aperture. Follow heat. Seek clarity. Trust voice. Make real.
I work to bring information, ideas, and stories to life.
Brought up to value both the analytical and creative since childhood, I’ve always felt as if working at the intersection of two worlds. One side, strategist, one side, artist. Drawn to looking for meaning and truth, creating order through making things.
After about six years working as a strategist in three creative firms, I felt a call to find my voice and craft. With a start in stop-motion animation, I taught myself video capture, editing, sound design, and also rediscovered my love of illustration.
Video feels so powerful to me because it can capture and convey thought and emotion, mind and heart, the energy of intention, the potential of ambition. A medium that lives and breathes, brings things to life, shares who we are, and wish to be.
Would love to hear from you about your projects.
CRAFT | 2012 - Current
Duotone, Strategist x Storyteller, Oakland, CA
Clients and Work For: Bay Area Impact Investing Initiative, Carhartt, Collective Invention, Education Superhighway, Episcopal Impact Fund, GSVlabs, Guidewire, Into, Presidio Institute, Scansion, Smallify, Sustainable Silicon Valley, St. Dorothy's Rest, Storyteller, Westly Foundation
AGENCY | 2006 - 2011
Future Partners, Strategist, Half Moon Bay, CA
Jump Associates, Strategist, San Mateo, CA
SYPartners, Intern & Strategist, San Francisco, CA
Clients and Work For: Alcoa, Coca-Cola, Deloitte, Johnson & Johnson, Guidewire, FUSE Corps, HP, Legacy Foundation (Menth Lab), Not For Sale (Montara Circle), Microsoft, Pepsi, Purina, Target
WORLD | 2001 - 2006
Human Resource Department, Wyeth KK, English Teacher & Technical Writer, Tokyo, Japan
Sustainable Energy & Economy Network (SEEN), Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), Intern & Policy Researcher, Washington DC
Centre for Community Studies, Action, and Development (CENCOSAD), Volunteer & Cultural Exchange, Accra, Ghana
SCHOOL | 2004 - 2006, 1997 - 2001
University of Michigan, MBA 2006, Self-designed concentration in Marketing and Graphic Design, Ann Arbor, MI
Smith College, BA 2001, Major in Chemistry and Minor in East Asian Language & Literature, Northampton, MA