Since 2004 I have worked in the field of communications and design with special emphasis in outreach, public relations, project management, publicity, and events for activist and cultural organizations. Email me for jobs and references email@example.com
- Video Trailer Production: 21st Century Home Economics for the Jane Addams Hull House Museum
- Consulting/Editing: Planed and developed a new communications platform and online publication to network art departments across the University of California system for University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, Facilitated and edited conference documentation, expanded social media networks, and developed strategic goals report following facilitated discussions and meeting with the executive and advisory board groups throughout 2010 and 2011.
- Website Support: CTJM
- Five years of Editing, Organizing and Leadership Transition: Following the founding and establishment of AREA Chicago magazine and events series in 2005, I worked with the advisory group to develop a strategic plan, new leadership structure and transition out of my role as managing director through an intentional process in 2010.
- Research/Writing: Developed draft of study guide for documentary film about mixed income housing in Chicago by Ronit Bezalel
- Design/Workshop: Safe Routes Ambassadors – Customized Content Management System using WordPress templates; administration and maintenance workshop for users; strategic planning meetings with administrators to determine direction/structure/content
- Publicity/Outreach: Futurefarmers public art project about Energy Policy in the 2008 elections. Worked with Provisions Library (funder) and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (venue). Placed articles and blurbs in Newcity, Chicago Reader, Gapersblock, Flavorpill and developed outreach through social networks, Craigslist, list-servs, facebook and relevant local organizations.
- Blogging Workshop: Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois
- Design/Workshop: Metropolitan Tenants Organization of Chicago hired me as their webmaster. From Spring ’06-Spring ’08, I designed their site (with blogger integration), prepared user reports, given admin workshops to the employees and did regular maintenance, updates and improvements.
- Workshop Leader: Center for Urban Economic Development – Planned new website, messaging and identity in day long workshop and follow-up report and communications strategy audit.
- Workshop Leader: Facilitated day long meeting with the ex-offenders organization “Roll Call Chicago” to develop email and blogging competence amongst members.
- Publicity: Biz3 Publicity (Communications Internship) Assisted with publicity, client relations, and communications logging for internationally popular indie rock (ie.Tortoise) and hip hop artists (ie.Lady Soverign).
- Design: Personal Websites for Nance Klehm, Hugo Michel Hernandez, Gail A. Tucker, VisibleFoods (Claire Pentecost), Todd Tucker, and others.
- Image Production: Photo editing and retouching for Seeds of Peace, Jewish Partisans Educational Foundation and the Center for Cartographic History at the Newberry Library.
- Design: Print Poster/Publication Layout for DePaul University’s School of Visual Art Education, Discount Cinema, Blocks Together, Art Institute of Chicago Visiting Artist Program Mapping Series
- Panel Organizer: “Reclaim the Commons” Event @ NAMAC 2007 [Austin, TX]. This panel attempted to link the current trends in corporate-controlled online distribution and so-called Web 2.0 with a more historical critique of media ownership monopolization. With presentations by Sharon Strover (UT), Joshua Levy (Personal Democracy), Carol Pierson (NFCB), Tracy Van Slyke (Media Consortium).
- Attended Trainings: Strategic Communications Workshop - Led by Miami Workers Center Communications Team (2007); -Popular Education Training by Project South at MidWest Social Forum (2006); -Intro to Blogging/Vlogging at Allied Media Conf. (2005); -Story/PR Strategy Workshop – Led my SmartMeme (2005); -Digital Map Archiving for at the Newberry Library (2004)