WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Co-founder & Creative Director, The IF List

March 2013 – September 2016

With over 150,000 registered users, The Imagine Film List – www.iflist.com – was the world’s largest crowd-sourcing platform for movie ideas based on books, comics, real events and other sources.

  • Collaborated with partners to develop and maintain the website and help guide its direction on a conceptual, strategic and artistic level
  • Served as The IF List’s principal designer, working to plan and organize new features, create page layouts, craft the site’s unique visual look and translate the brand across all media.
  • Lead creative marketing and branding initiatives; designed and directed email campaigns; created ads and promotional materials; wrote copy
  • Helped drive traffic to the site through outreach to authors, actors and agents; responsible
    for acquiring 12,000+ registered users from Wattpad.com alone
  • Managed customer requests on a regular basis, correct errors, and ensured that standards of quality were met

 

Freelance Writer, Norwegian Cruise Lines/ Daedelus Designs

August – October 2013

Worked on Norwegian’s Illusionarium, a fictional steampunk “Museum of Magic,” and enhanced the exhibit through imagination and storytelling. Developed backstories to support artifacts on display. Wrote copy for museum-style placards.

 

Creative Consultant, Noel Spangler

July 2010 – March 2013

Provided creative services to small organizations and start-ups, including branding and marketing strategy, advertising, logo design, and generation of names and taglines.

 

Freelance Product Designer, Action Pak, inc.

August – November 2010

• Played a key role in the re-design of two consumer products, including a children’s lunch pack and a food service aid

• Identified problems with function and usability and devised cost-effective solutions to those problems

• Made detailed mechanical drawings and illustrations to support manufacturing process

 

Freelance Illustrator, Scribble Town

October 2009 – September 2010

Created original illustrations for an art-themed website and craft worksheets. Contributed to concept development and web page design. Proofread documents and helped prepare and format files for print.

 

Photo Assistant, Frank Ritter Photography

April 2004 – September 2009

Provided post-production services to a professional architectural/ interior photographer. Managed a variety of photo editing and retouching jobs requiring a high attention to detail. Organized files and helped prepare photo presentations for clients.

 

Logo Designer, Speed Dating Enterprises

September – November 2008

Designed and developed the logos for two speed dating companies in New York City for use on web site and collateral materials.

 

Toy Design/ Work Study, Fisher-Price Brands

October – December 2007

• Led a group research and design project on the topic of “Connectivity” and presented on behalf of the group to a team of executives at Fisher Price headquarters in New York.

• Received recognition for innovative thinking and presentation skills.

 

Freelance Screenwriter, Niolan Entertainment

September – November 2003

Co-wrote ten 12-minute episodes of a 3D animated children’s series for DVD.

 

Audience Coordinator, ABC Network

June – August 2001

Worked on the set of the popular game show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” with Regis Philbin.

 

EDUCATION

 

Pratt Institute, M.I.D., Product Design, 2005 – 2008

Vassar College, B.A., Film, 1998 – 2002

Gotham Writers Workshop, Advanced Fiction Course, June – Aug 2010

 

HONORS

 

  • Admitted to an elite pool of Idea Generators with Fahrenheit 212, a top branding agency in NYC (2008)
  • Sandwich Chair featured in Prattfolio, Pratt Institute’s annual design magazine (2008)
  • Placed in top 1000 out of 35,000 screenplay entries in Project Greenlight screenwriting contest (2003)
  • Received Governor’s Scholastic Achievement Award (1998)