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 & PROJECT COORDINATION
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.
PIRATES OF THE COIN - CREATIVE/STORY DEVELOPMENT & PROJECT COORDINATION
Conceptualized the overall experience, created concept art, wrote show and 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 perform editorial functions, including reading and evaluating outlines and scripts, tracking and maintaining creative assets, reviewing and providing story notes to creators, writing solicit and backmatter copy, coordinating our backmatter program, developed and maintain our project greenlight document and in-house variant tracker, maintain our catalog of creator bios and photos, assisting our film and tv division, reviewing story pitches, Young Adult imprint (Seismic Press) brand advisor, transitional social media community manager to our over 58k followers, and bringing 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.
PAGES: AN UPSCALE COMIC SHOP & CAFE - GUEST EXPERIENCE & MENU DEVELOPMENT
Pages is a planned upscale comic shop and cafe located in Houston, Texas, where it blends your local coffee shop with a new era of comic shop to tap into next-generation comic fans and locals alike. I developed the overall brand and interior design guides while providing a comprehensive brand experience satisfying comic fans and non-fans alike in partnership with ownership using my experience as a former head chef and F&B operations manager in menu development and overall BoH and FoH design.
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.