Below, you will find an overview of projects I have worked on across a wide variety of project types -- click on the images and links for a closer look!
AUGUSTINE HOUSE - CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT
Coordinated and participated in early creative development sessions for emerging boutique hotel brand by providing sketches, architectural ideas, guest experience mood boards, F&B development and initial site plan studies to help further build the brand and how it would capture the local community within its guest experience. Creative Partners: Danny Forster & Architecture, Marquis Latimer + Halback and DMDmodular.
VISUALL - PLATFORM/UI DEVELOPMENT
In 2016, I noticed something about traditional digital comic book platforms; they weren't fully capitalizing on the wants and needs of the digital content-consuming generations. It wasn't enough just to put comics online; to truly tap into the next generation of comic consumers, we would need to create a place where users weren't just entertained but educated and inspired. Blending my experience in the comic book industry, video game development, and UI design, my team and I began to craft VISUALL. A platform that blended graphic novels, video/audio, and gamification. While we were never able to convince the traditional comic book industry to make the jump to the future, many of the ideas at the heart of VISUALL can be found in the kids-centered platform, Epic!
PIRATES OF THE COIN - CREATIVE/STORY DEVELOPMENT
Conceptualized the overall experience, created concept art, wrote show, quest storylines and brand guides for varying teams to follow, developed pitch presentations and oversaw the creation of graphics and experience video to ensure they matched with the overall vision and brand guidelines.
MIND CONTROL: AN A.R. EXPERIENCE - CREATOR/WRITER & PROJECT COORDINATION
Wrote Mind Control and oversaw a cross-discipline team to not only create the comic book (and later our Webtoon version) but lead development of our in-house augmented reality companion app by setting deadlines, providing reference material, tracking assets, and leading app testing sessions. In conjunction with that, I worked directly with our marketing team to develop, plan, and execute the launch event at New York Comic Con 2018. Lastly, I produced our original score with composer João Gabriel Rodrigues.
AFTERSHOCK COMICS - ASSOCIATE EDITOR & YA BRAND ADVISOR
As Associate Editor at AfterShock Comics, I read and evaluate outlines and scripts, track and maintain creative assets, review and provide story notes to creators, write solicit and backmatter copy, coordinate our backmatter program, developed and maintain our project greenlight document and in-house variant tracker, maintain our catalog of creator bios and photos, assist our film and tv division, review story pitches, edit and advise our Young Adult imprint (Seismic Press), acted as transitional social media community manager to our over 58k followers, and bring to life exciting fan experiences at conventions worldwide.
LAKE MOHAWK POOL & SPA - CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT, PROJECT COORDINATION & HEAD CHEF / F&B OPERATIONS MANAGER
Created sketches and overall creative direction for reimagining the historic private pool club, Lake Mohawk Pool, in northern New Jersey. Coordinated onsite remodel and installation, including dedicated kid areas, adult-only areas, architectural remodel, building and planning of onsite Arcade and camp program, and design and installation of the onsite mini-golf course. To accomplish all of this, I worked closely with our creative team, contractors, and onsite crew while providing regular updates to varying stakeholders. The phased, multi-year refurbishment won multiple awards, including the Sussex County Beautification Award. In 2019, the Lake Mohawk Country Club bought the pool from the Leo-Carbin group and brought the facility into their overall club offerings. Fun fact: I was Head Chef and F&B Operations manager for 5 years overseeing a team of 15 in the task of feeding just over 900 members on our daily lunch and dinner services, planning and executing special events, and worked closely with F&B providers Coca-Cola, Rockland Bakery, Dingman's Dairy, and SYSCO.
HOTEL PONCE DE LEON CIVIL RIGHTS MARKER - CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT, MARKER COPY & PROJECT COORDINATION
Working in partnership with Flagler College, their Diversity & Inclusion office, and Black Student Union, we began developing a Civil Rights marker that commemorated a sit-in that took place within the dining hall of the then-segregated Hotel Ponce De Leon just four years before the founding of Flagler College. I led a team to bring this marker to life by sorting through FBI and police records, researching and logging old newspaper articles, presenting our vision and design to the College's President and board, and secured the necessary funding to create the marker, while illustrating concept art to show how the marker would look and sit on the proposed site, wrote the marker copy, and worked with the manufacture to turn proofs into a physical marker.
MISCELLANEOUS CONCEPT ART - ARTIST
Everyone has their own way of getting ideas out of their head. For me, I have always been pulled to concept art and illustration. My art background comes in handy when coming up with new ideas during brainstorming meetings, trying to communicate design intent to installation crews, and my ability to speak and understand creatives during the project life cycle.
ITS GOTTA BE CREATIVE PODCAST - CREATOR/HOST & PRODUCER
As host and producer of the behind-the-scenes interview series focused on creative professional's career stories, I set up interviews, edit shows, develop partnership listener benefits, worked closely with composer João Gabriel Rodrigues to create original intro and outro scores, write up social media and marketing copy and oversee our graphic design team to ensure brand guidelines are met across video, social media, and marketing assets.