SUMMARY A team player with a dedicated work ethic. Classically trained in dance, piano, visual art. I’ve worked within media, marketing, and communications since 2006. I’ve worked within the arts since 1999. I pursued a graduate degree to deepen understandings of the dynamics of history, art history, and develop language around the values and motives in embodied cognition and human relationships with nature. I enjoy opportunities to serve as an educator and provide guiding support for future generations in solid foundational and critical thinking skills. My philosophy fosters freedom for individuals to develop their aptitudes and supports respectful relating through trust and communication.
2008 – now ARTIST & CREATIVE PRODUCER | Freelance – On-site, Online
From conception to completion with physical installations, digital techniques in companies, education, and community settings. Consulting, content production, installations and events, creative direction, web design, photo, video, editing, writing, design, brand representation. Clients: Temoco, BBC, Kastel Shoes, Nordre Aker, Smeltverket, Isbre, Follain, Ekebergparken, Barnas Open House Oslo, Boffi Studio, Outdoor Illinois Wildlife, The Cook Chicago, JB Chicago, Akasha Yoga Studio, iTeach iOS, Driven Realty, 22nd Century Media, Department of Natural Resources, Jesse Bornstein Architecture, PXS Architecture.
2016 – now PHOTO REVIEWER | LensCulture – Online
Artist features, interviews, and over 400 art photography reviews supporting creative development.
2012 – now MOVEMENT INSTRUCTOR | Yoto Studio – LA, Chicago, Oslo
Leading mind/body movement courses for all ages. Workshops relating body to environment. Yoto is a form of movement combining dance, tai chi, yoga, Chinese Medicine philosophy.
2016 – 2017 ADMISSIONS COUNSELLOR | Otis College – Los Angeles, California
Counselled graduate and undergrad applicants. Grow enrolment through portfolio reviews and presentations in national/international travel. Maintained CRM database and admissions records.
2013 – 2015 TEACHING ASSISTANT | Otis College – Los Angeles, California
Materials preparation, assisting critique, research, student studio and lab work for Graduate Modernism to Conceptualism, Undergraduate Advanced Photography.
2012 – 2013 GALLERY MANAGER | College of Lake County – Grayslake, Illinois
Managed gallery sales shop. Developed inventory sales system, gallery shop policies, artist contracts. Grew sales and community trust with student logo and juried photo contest. Managed public events and fundraiser with over 200 attendees and 30 artists in cooperation with facilities, biology, accounting. Led meditation and yoga for professors, faculty, and staff.
2013 – 2015 MASTER FINE ART | Otis College of Art and Design – Los Angeles
Art history from 1800s, modern & post-modern theory, studio art, critique
2003 – 2006 BACHELOR ART | Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg
Interior Design, Advertising Communications. Dean/President Honours
2017 -2019 JAPANESE CULTURE | Keio Univerity & University of Oslo
Courses: Rare Books, Washi Paper, Butoh Dance, Music Moves
2015 NORWEGIAN | Rosenhof Voksensopplæring – Oslo
2013 PHOTOGRAPHY | College of Lake County – Grayslake
Courses: History of Photography and Darkroom
2013 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY | Ehime University – Japan
HARDWARE Mac/PC, Digital/Film Cameras
SOFTWARE Apple/Google/Microsoft, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, iMovie, YouTube, WordPress/WebDevelopment
CREATIVE Photo, writing, illustration, styling, singing, music composition, dance
INSTRUCTION Movement, meditation and breathing, dance, art/theory
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