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SUMMARY Motivated and sensitive team player, with international education and work experiences in art, marketing, consulting, research, presentation, and teaching. My relationship oriented approach fosters inclusion while nurturing individual aptitudes. Since 1999, I’ve worked with art and public projects. Since 2006, I worked with media, marketing, and communications. Since 2011, I guided movement and meditation courses for diverse ages and abilities. My interests with artwork, science, and technology include psychology, kinesiology, geology. I believe cooperation between the arts and sciences create a more benevolent and harmonic future.



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, space planning, styling and staging, installations, 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 and performance, dance, yoga, meditation and breathwork, art foundations, colour theory, drawing, painting, photography, visual literacy, pattern recognition, body architecture.


TECHNICAL SKILLS  Mac/PC, Digital/Film Cameras, Apple Suite, Google Workspace, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, CaptureOne, iMovie, Vimeo Expert, YouTube, WordPress/WebDevelopment, Analogue Film Developing/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, website/shop design/development, photographing/content, sales, shipping, administration. , Writing The Cookie Jar: 


2008 – now   CREATIVE PRODUCER & CONSULTANT  |  Freelance – On-site, Online

Photography/video/editing, copywriting, essay and fact-based editorial, collateral design/illustration, events/Installations, consulting, marketing, frontend web development, social media/SEO, project management, on-site/remote working managing projects in USA and Nordics. Selected Clients: BBC, House of Norway Foundation, 22nd Century Media, Nordre Aker Bydel, Ekebergparken, 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

Fielding Grad/Undergrad applicants through enrollment by travelling, portfolio reviews, and presentations, CRM systems, 48hour response times, campus tours, interdepartmental relations. 


2013 – 2015   TEACHING ASSISTANT  |  Otis College – Los Angeles, California

Graduate courses in art history. Undergraduate courses in photography courses. Research, materials preparation and digitisation. Mentorship, supervision of labwork and field trips.


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

2012 YOGA TEACHING CERTIFICATION | Akasha Yoga Center – Crystal Lake, Illinois

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

T: ‭+47 901 20 184‬   E:


ANNETTA KAPON | Graduate Chair, Otis College, Los Angeles, CA, USA

T: +1 (310) 665-6848  E:


ERICK ROWE | Instructor Art Photography, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL, USA

T: +1 (847) 543-2552  E:


CHRIS SISSON | Associate Professor of Art; Department Chair of Art & Art History, Rockford College, Rockford, IL, USA

T: +1 (815) 632-7984  E:


KERI HAUG, Haug + Maberg AS, Oslo, Norway

T: +47 924 84 230  E:



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