creative leader and filmmaker based in washington, dc

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guiding principles

An artist, filmmaker, and designer by trade, I'm a passionate creative leader hell-bent on making things that move people. When there wasn't a good enough platform for LGBT artists in this city, I built and ran an art collective for us. When I didn't find a job that I thought was the right fit for me, I started my own company. I have built a creative career on top of my passion for incredible visual experiences, my technical skills, my commitment to showing up and doing the hard work, and a belief that art and design are the most effective tools to inspire action in those around us.


the creative is the product

We live in a world where everyone has a window to the universe in their pocket. As a result, today's audiences are hyperliterate in what is good creative and what is bad. Whether it's film, video, design, or art: to move people toward something - an idea, an action, a purchase - we have to create products that stand apart from the noise.

That's no small feat. It takes skill, hard work, and a willingness to take risks - in our own careers, in what we create, and with our clients.


in service to moving experiences

Human beings are emotional learners. We are moved by narratives and moments we connect to. So whether I'm managing a team or project, or creating on my own, my goal is always the same: to push myself and those around me to create elevated work that exceeds expectations and redefines the status quo — built on a foundation of authentic stories and moments.

select clients


Anthem, Inc.

Atlantic Media

Becton Dickinson


Cox Communications


Delta Air Lines

Department of Defense

Kraft Heinz


Lilly Medical


Northwestern Mutual



Procter and Gamble


The Kennedy Center

Vox Media


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The story of Mordecai Jones’ strange journey through grief.

Safe Word

Cesar, an emotionally stunted masochist, must confront his self-loathing after his dom, Bear, reinterprets the rules of their game.

Ana's Detour

Ana Latour tunes in and drops out in this fashion short.

Kennedy Center

Video and motion graphics for an international culture festival


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Freelance Creative
September 2008 – Present
As an individual consultant, on teams, and in leadership roles executes elegant, solutions-oriented creative visual and strategic work for a variety of applications, industries, and clients. Creates with an established voice and works across styles and media. Works in both traditional and digital media illustration, video/film, and multidisciplinary commercial design. Engages at various levels of product development and execution.

TiER1 performance solutions, washington DC
October 2017 - Present
Creative Leadership: Works with account executives, business development, and engagement managers to strategize solutions and products to meet client needs. Generates visual work at a high level, establishing creative direction while interfacing with project leadership and client.
Project Delivery: Oversees the creation of project deliverables, managing creative teams and interfacing with content,
communications, and SME team members as it relates to project work. Manages design direction and product strategy while guiding designers. Manages project budget and individual components while maintaining oversight of product quality and desired end results.
Client Relationships: Works in tandem with regional leadership to drive client acquisition and sales. Works directly with clients during prospecting and post-sales continuing into discovery and through project execution. Engages in ongoing relationship management and development, especially as related to delivering outstanding creative that exceeds client expectation.
Awards and Recognition: Outstanding Project Award 2019, Kroger

September 2013 – October 2017
Founded and ran multidisciplinary creative studio serving brands, businesses, startups and agencies. The studio delivered visual experiences and products to support digital-first marketing strategies. Established business goals, processes and infrastructure. Led and oversaw new client acquisition. Oversaw execution of client projects, servedin creative-direction and production roles as needed. Scouted talent for client projects, built and managed teams to execute client work. Pursued sales leads and pitched new business. Lead teams to fulfill projects and client goals.

Development assistant, MEMBERSHIP MANAGER
MAY 2011 - September 2013
Managed the design and publication of the 350 page bi-annual WPA Artist Directory. Assisted the Executive Director with the management of broad-based funding initiatives including individual giving campaigns, grant writing and research, corporate funding and sponsorship packaging, board relations, and special events. Customized and built Salesforce CRM for organizational needs while administering data entry and donor tracking inside Salesforce. Promoted internally to Membership Manager. Maintained and administered WPA's Artist Membership Program. Planned and executed the Professional Practices series of workshops and lectures.

Documentary and Narrative Film Direction
Film Development
Traditional and Digital Illustration
Print and Web Design/UX
Photography Direction and Retouching
Video Production, Direction, Editing, and Color
Adobe Creative Suite
Content Management Systems

Art and Creative Direction
Client Relationship, Product Oversight
Project and Team Management
Microsoft Teams, Outlook, Google Apps, Slack, Asana, Basecamp
MS Office and Apple iWork
Literate in both Mac and PC OS

Education and training
BFA Fine Art
Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, DC
Dean’s List, With Honors

New York Studio Residency Program
Brooklyn, NY

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