Chicago, IL

COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO | Bachelor of Arts (2019)

**Recipient of the Columbia College Trustee Award

  • Adobe Creative Cloud

  • Capture One

  • Social Media 

  • Microsoft Office

  • Web Design

  • Set Design

  • Content Strategy

  • Writing Branded Content

  • Video Production

  • Directing

  • Storyboarding

  • Event Production

  • Floral Design

  • Interior Design

  • Styling

CO-FOUNDER + CREATIVE DIRECTOR | ki house        (2019-present)

Co-founder and Creative Director of Floral, Events & Design company, KI HOUSE. Specializing in floral design and event styling. 

  • Florist for weddings and events

  • Social media manager and creator of branded content

  • Skilled in event design, event production, and event styling.

SENIOR DESIGNER | pirrello digital imaging                      (2017-2019)

On-Staff Set Designer, Prop Stylist, and Photo Art Director at commercial photography studio; providing solutions to clients/brands for advertisement in the form of print, packaging, digital, and social media. ​

  • Project lead in charge of executing images for the company's top client's new brand launch

  • Designed layouts using 2D and 3D Rendering technology; proficient in Adobe Sketch, Planner 5D, and SketchUp

  • Responsible for all things regarding set design and styling such as choosing construction materials and finishes for a room (i.e. paint color, trim, moulding, doors, and windows) to convey specific home style trends

  • Skilled in room scene styling, tabletop styling, floral design, food styling, prop fabrication, etc.)

CREATIVE DIRECTOR | freelance                                     (2016-present)

Content developer for branded concepts and promotional marketing campaigns

  • Storyboard Artist capable of bringing all writing and pre-production plans to life via sketch

  • Content Strategist and Writer skilled in developing original ideas and storylines that will effectively communicate a brand's goal

  • Creative Director responsible for overseeing project execution from start to finish both on and off set

  • Expert collaborator with fellow subcontractors as well as production companies throughout the duration of projects to guarantee perfect execution of the team's concept

  • Clients: Soho House Chicago, Lavish Visions, LLC., Baby Pomegranate Productions, etc. 

SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST  | mary murnane                  (2015-2018)

Social media manager and photographer for Emmy Award Winning News Reporter, Mary Murnane (@marymurnane)

  • Artist manager responsible for promoting daily content and raising follower engagement measured through social media platforms and web analytics

  • Grew the artist's following from around 100 to almost 10,000

ASSISTANT WARDROBE STYLIST | ford models              (2014-2017)

Traveling Wardrobe Stylist Assistant for on figure and off figure photo shoots, fashion shows, and test shoots

  • Lead Wardrobe Stylist featured in Chicago-based online magazine: Glossed & Found

  • Assistant Fashion Show Stylist and Producer for Amy Olson

  • Assisted various Stylists on commercial and editorial photography shoots with companies such as The Trunk Club, Kohl's, Land's End, CAT Footware, Hush Puppies, Merrell, BOGA for Men, Money Magazine, Art Van Furniture, and American Girl Doll  

WRITER'S ROOM INTERN | broad city       (march 2014-may 2014)

Assisted the writers of Critic's Choice nominated Best Comedy Series "Broad City" on Comedy Central

  • Assisted the writers and the production team with daily office tasks

PRODUCTION INTERN | jax media             (march 2014-may 2014)

Production assistant for multiple television shows in the pre-production stage [Younger (TV Land), Eye Candy (MTV), Odd Mom Out (Bravo)]

  • Provided script coverage for projects being considered for development

  • Assisted the production team in daily office tasks

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