Motivated, sensitive, and attentive team player, with an international education and work experience. Classical training in dance, piano, and visual arts built a disciplined foundation in critical thinking. My relationship oriented approach fosters a sense of inclusion while nurturing individual aptitudes. Since 1999, I’ve worked on projects in public and land art. Since 2006, I worked with media, marketing, and communications. Since 2011, I guided movement and meditation courses for diverse ages and abilities. As a creative, my consulting, research, presentation, and teaching skills were developed over time. My interests include psychology, biology, geology, and ways artists’ work intersects with science and technology. I believe cooperation between the arts and sciences are the future in working together to realise shared goals.
CREATIVE & PRACTICAL SKILLS Photography/video/cinematography/editing, all forms of writing, drawing/illustration, painting including large scale and various substrates/papers/canvases, lighting design, interior design and space planning, styling and staging, installation, branding and concept development, design, layouts and print production, singing, music composition, classical and modern dance, frontend web development and marketing, presentations for education or sales, relationship building and connecting cultures for shared interests.
INSTRUCTION Movement, meditation and breathwork, art and performance: dance, colour theory, drawing, painting, photography.
TECHNICAL SKILLS Mac/PC, Digital/Film Cameras, Apple Suite, Google Workspace, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, CaptureOne, iMovie, YouTube and Vimeo, WordPress/WebDevelopment, Film Development/Scanning/Archiving, Digital and Darkroom Print Making, Printing and Pre-production for CMYK and RGB output on machine or plate printing, glass and matte cutting including museum glass, art handing and installation.
2011 – now ENTREPRENEUR | International
Brand development of mind/body services and products. Leading courses in movement, dance, yoga, visual arts. Research, networking, creating products and courses, WordPress.org website/shop design/development, photographing/content, sales, shipping, administration. https://yotostudio.com , http://veveri.co Writing The Cookie Jar: https://rachelwolfe.substack.com
2008 – now CREATIVE DEVELOPER & PRODUCER | Freelance – On-site, Online
Photography/video/editing, copywriting, essay/fact-based editorial, collateral design/illustration, events/Installations from conception to completion, consulting, marketing, frontend web development, social media/SEO, project management, on-site/remote working managing multiple projects/timelines/timezones in USA/Nordics. Selected Clients: BBC, House of Norway Foundation, 22nd Century Media, Nordre Aker Bydel, Ekebergparken, Temoco, MIT, Outdoor Illinois, Dept. Natural Resources, Akasha Yoga, Dales Bottle Stoppers.
2016 – 2020 PHOTO REVIEWER | LensCulture – Online
Wrote editorial, interviews, and over 400 photography project reviews.
2016 – 2017 ADMISSIONS COUNSELLOR | Otis College – Los Angeles, California
Counselled grad/undergrad applicants through enrolment processes by travelling portfolio reviews and presentations, CRM systems, 48hour response times, campus tours, interdepartmental relations.
2013 – 2015 TEACHING ASSISTANT | Otis College – Los Angeles, California
Supported grad/undergraduate professors in art and photography courses, research/materials preparation, critiques/mentorship, supervision labwork/field trips, digitising coursework.
2012 – 2013 GALLERY MANAGER | College of Lake County – Grayslake, Illinois
Managing daily operations of gallery and sales shop including inventory, sales, reports, accounting. Ran student logo contest, website media, managed volunteers with 30 artists in holiday event with 200+ attendees, themed catering and live music for openings, building community and interdepartmental relations. Taught yoga/meditation.
2012 – 2016 PHOTOGRAPHER | 22nd Century Media – North Shore Chicago, Illinois & Malibu, California
Editorial photography, photo-editing, within 12 hour or less turn-around time. Consistently delivering cover-worthy images and covering multiple events in a day. Gathering permissions and ages for publication. Published in North Shore Chicago & Malibu newspapers.
2008 – 2010 AUTHOR | Chicago Tribune Media – Chicago, Illinois
Author of The Art of Advice column on living life as art. Creating original written content on a schedule for Chicago Tribune’s blogsite. Interviewed live 2x on WGN Radio.
2006 – 2008 COPYWRITER | MSI & Momentum – Chicago, Illinois
In-house and contract agency work. Wrote client-winning presentations, taglines, headlines, concept development, style guides, and body copy for consumer packaged goods. Branding, product naming, trademark, patent research in government database for client such as Wahl, The Home Depot, BonTon, Sam’s Club, and Kohl’s. Additional brands included Kraft, Triscuit, Tombstone, A1, Mac ’n Cheese, and Chicago Blackhawk’s Pitch. Photographed produced in-house for the agency’s portfolio and mockups for client presentations. Assisted on photoshoots.
2006 – 2009 GRAPHIC DESIGN & PRINT PRODUCTION | Alphagraphics & Freelance – Chicago, Illinois
Branding, typography, logo design, layout and pre-production for digital and plate printing presses.
2006 – 2009 LIBRARY ASSISTANT | Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg, Illinois
Checking books in and out of college library. Assisted patrons in research and critical thinking for projects. Catalogued books, magazines, and audio-visual materials. Processed book orders and assisted library manager in inventory duties. Ensured daily facilities operations and closing maintenance responsibilities.
2013 – 2015 MASTER FINE ART | Otis College of Art and Design – Los Angeles, California
Art history from 1800s, modern & post-modern theory, studio art, critique. Honours.
2003 – 2006 BACHELOR ART | Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg, Illinois
Interior Design, Advertising Communications. Dean/President Honours.
2017 – 2019 JAPANESE CULTURE | Keio Univerity & University of Oslo
Courses: Rare Books, Washi Paper, Butoh Dance, Avante-Garde, Music Moves
2015 NORWEGIAN LANGUAGE | Rosenhof Voksensopplæring – Oslo, Norway
2013 PHOTOGRAPHY | College of Lake County – Grayslake, Illinois
Courses: History of Photography and Darkroom
2013 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY | Ehime University – Matsuyama-shi, Japan
1993 – 2003 CLASSICAL PIANO | Byron, Illinois
1990 – 2003 DANCE | Various Studios – Ogle County, Illinois
Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip-Hop
ANE VIGDIS ØVERÅS, Founder, Kjerringøy Land Art Bienale & Residency, Norway
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ANNETTA KAPON | Graduate Chair, Otis College, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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ERICK ROWE | Instructor Art Photography, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL, USA
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CHRIS SISSON | Associate Professor of Art; Department Chair of Art & Art History, Rockford College, Rockford, IL, USA
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KERI HAUG, Haug + Maberg AS, Oslo, Norway
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