SELECTED WORK HISTORY

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ART DIRECTOR

Branderz
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2015-2016

Art Director at a boutique marketing and communications agency in Phnom Penh. Played an essential role in the strategy, conception and design of of client branding and communication projects. Worked with a wide range of clients to bring exceptional creative thought and craft output, developing and delivering projects from brief to end user.  Oversaw the launch of international beer brand Tuborg in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  Including production and implementation of TTL advertising across media channels.

  • Set visual direction for Tuborg Cambodia’s social media campaign resulting in over 175,000 Facebook page likes.
  • Aided in the implementation of client WordPress CMS websites by creating and editing compelling SEO-optimized content. Tracked engagement using Google Analytics user interaction with HotJar to make improvement suggestions.
  • Clients: Mobimedia, Infinity Insurance, Kamworks, Ibis Rice, JLC Sourcing & Services, UrbanLand
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SENIOR DESIGNER

Urban Design Studio
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2013-2015

Designed hospitality-focused digital and print collateral.  Collaborated with a cross-cultural team of in-house coders to create customized WordPress sites.  Responsible for crafting the visual identities of a diverse set of hotel, restaurant and tourism clients. Directed content production projects from start to finish.

Clients: Victoria Hotels & Resorts, Starling Farms, BMW, SNV, Britcham, Beneton, Forte Insurnace, Royal Group Cambodia, Top Peak Travel Borneo

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DESIGN MANAGER

Retreat Resort
Sihanoukville, Cambodia
2012

Design Manager for a rustic resort in Southern Cambodia. Responsible for interior and graphic design of the bar and living areas, reporting, and project tracking

  • Delivered a fully furnished and functioning bar in one month and significantly under budget.
  • Created advertising and marketing assets as well as the aesthetic for the bar and dorm area. Which included designing custom furniture and managing teams of laborers to prepare and paint the site
  • Developed reporting for expense tracking, budgeting, time-tracking and project planning
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CONTENT ADAPTATION MANAGER

Motricity
Bellevue, Washington
2007-2011

Member of IT Management staff with responsibility over content ingestion and merchandising operations for T-Mobile. Main point of contact for T-Mobile’s 3rd Party Content Providers and an integral liaison for many internal groups including Merchandising, Service Level Management, Handset R&D, Engineering and UX Design.

• Saved $10,000 by writing seven process documents which standardized the content processing work flow
• Helped retain a 10-million dollar client by maintaining customer SLAs and correcting a broken processing system
• Saved $38,400 annually by implementing an automated uploading process that lead to a 75% reduction in content ingestion cycle time

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CONTENT COORDINATOR

Infospace
Los Angeles, California
2005-2007

Production Lead for a team of mobile designers focused on generating compelling mobile imagery. Directed an array of content production projects from conception to production. Created print and digital images for a variety of clients, including Tony Hawk, Inc., Sprint, AT&T and Classic Media.

• Assisted in responsibility for all content production and catalog publishing deadlines for the top mobile content publisher in North America.
• Managed all promotional initiatives and other high priority projects for content processing. Worked with Marketing staff to ensure merchandising requirements are met for all content for all client catalogs worldwide.
• Tracked content exclusivity terms and manage their availability to client as well as the status of specific client content deliveries and promotional content.
• Supervised the introduction of new tool sets and workflows into the Content Team.
• Assisted in training new hires.

LEARNING & AFFILIATIONS

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EDUCATION

Otis College of Art and Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Los Angeles, California

Graduate of Fine Arts Program with a focus on Painting and Video Art.
• Participated in a collaborative, multi-school exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
• Video “The Lonliest Boy in The World was selected to screen at Los Angeles’ historic Egyptian Theater
• Video “The Lonliest Boy in The World was selected was selected as winner of the jury prize at the Otis Collegge of Art and Design Graduate show

Co-Founder Second Saturday: Central District Art Walk

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Second Saturday: Central District Art Walk
Central District, Seattle, Washington

Founder and lead designer of Second Saturday, a recurring art event in Seattle’s Central District. Started in 2009, the fair showcased the artistic talent in Seattle’s historic Central District neighborhood.
• Raised $7,000 in donations for the event, both fiscal and in‐kind
• Hosted an average of 15 artists in 5 unique venues monthly over the life of the event series
• Increased online viewership by 5,000 by developing a semi‐automated social media plan

I like to listen to music while I work, it helps keep the juices flowing and sets the mood. The sluggish onset of rainy season this year has filled me with a lot of shifting moods. You can tell by the music we've been listening to lately. Explore my 7 song supermix to discover music to add to your own rainy season soundtrack.

1. Tamaryn – “Cranekiss”

The lazy changes from rain to sleepy humidy puts me in a spacey mood, so this track has been on heavy rotation at the office. I'm a sucker for ethereal Dream Pop anytime of the year anyway though.

Tamaryn comes from New York by way of New Zealand. She's collaborated extensively with other artists since her 2008 debut, including scoring the short film "Are You Okay" one of my favorite authors Bret Easton Ellis (Well, the early books at least). Her album Cranekiss came out this year and we've been grooving to the title track.

2. Ducktails – “Headbanging In The Mirror”

My slo-mo swoon continues in this tune from Ducktails' new record "St. Catherine", which is satisfying overall. Though "Headbanging in The Mirror" stands out with it's languid mood and jangly guitars. When the rain comes down in opaque sheets and I can't see across the street, like lead singer Matt Mondanile I think "wish I could see so much clearer".

While the shoes on the porch get soggy and the road is a blur of multicolored plastic ponchos, we're sipping hot drinks in our afternoon interior dream. Take a listen and get dreamy with me.

3. Alabama Shakes – “Give Me All Your Love”

That gray expanse of sky sometimes gives me the blues. But when you've got guitars like Alabama Shakes, the blues tastes like a sweet summer drink.

Lead singer Brittany Howard's amazingly versatile vocals add earthiness, desire and just some ol' fashioned deep-down emotion to this song. It's one of those tracks that just makes you scrunch up your face from all that soul and savor the ride.

4. Wolf Alice – “Your Love’s Whore”

Wolf Alice came out of nowhere for me. I first heard them on a Seattle-based radio station's stream. One listen led me to get their 2015 record "My Love Is Cool".

The album from this four-piece, born in North London's overcast and rain, spans a range of moods and styles. Though our favorite is "Your Love's Whore". With strong backing percussion, breathy vocals, and slightly shoegaze gauzy guitars, this song is my jam.

5. Dotama – “「音楽ワルキューレ」”

I just got into Dotama but he's been around a while. This artist dropped a bomb on the alternative Japanese Hip-Hop scene with his 2010 debut Music Valkyrie. He's been praised for his cerebral steam-of-consciousness flow and aggressive beats. This track, produced by Fragment, perfectly encapsulates the feeling of stop-and-go traffic with a manual motorbike on exhaust-hot Monivong during a drizzle.

6. Algiers – “Black Eunuch”

This hot gospel-rock-industrial fusion track is our theme to the sticky in-between rain heat when the power goes out. Algiers comes to us from Atlanta, Georgia in the US of A. Their experimental rock self-titled debut fuses political rhetoric with eclectic musicianship. Songs swing from early East Coast electro to call-and-response spirituals in delicious hodgepodge.

7.ODESZA – Light (feat. Little Dragon)

When I'm calming down at the approach of evening, after the wetness and heat have passed, I put on this song.

"Light" comes from Seattle duo Odesza. The two have been gaining ground in the electronic scene with melodic tracks over the last few years. This song features vocals from Little Dragon, who's been a favorite of mine, especially since her guest spot on the Gorillaz joint "Empire Ants". A song to chill from the workday and ease into a social evening. Float on...



What have you been listening to while the rain comes on down? Let me know in the comments below!I like to listen to music while I work, it helps keep the juices flowing and sets the mood. The sluggish onset of rainy season this year has filled me with a lot of shifting moods. You can tell by the music we've been listening to lately. Explore my 7 song supermix to discover music to add to your own rainy season soundtrack.

1. Tamaryn – “Cranekiss”

The lazy changes from rain to sleepy humidy puts me in a spacey mood, so this track has been on heavy rotation at the office. I'm a sucker for ethereal Dream Pop anytime of the year anyway though.

Tamaryn comes from New York by way of New Zealand. She's collaborated extensively with other artists since her 2008 debut, including scoring the short film "Are You Okay" one of my favorite authors Bret Easton Ellis (Well, the early books at least). Her album Cranekiss came out this year and we've been grooving to the title track.

2. Ducktails – “Headbanging In The Mirror”

My slo-mo swoon continues in this tune from Ducktails' new record "St. Catherine", which is satisfying overall. Though "Headbanging in The Mirror" stands out with it's languid mood and jangly guitars. When the rain comes down in opaque sheets and I can't see across the street, like lead singer Matt Mondanile I think "wish I could see so much clearer".

While the shoes on the porch get soggy and the road is a blur of multicolored plastic ponchos, we're sipping hot drinks in our afternoon interior dream. Take a listen and get dreamy with me.

3. Alabama Shakes – “Give Me All Your Love”

That gray expanse of sky sometimes gives me the blues. But when you've got guitars like Alabama Shakes, the blues tastes like a sweet summer drink.

Lead singer Brittany Howard's amazingly versatile vocals add earthiness, desire and just some ol' fashioned deep-down emotion to this song. It's one of those tracks that just makes you scrunch up your face from all that soul and savor the ride.

4. Wolf Alice – “Your Love’s Whore”

Wolf Alice came out of nowhere for me. I first heard them on a Seattle-based radio station's stream. One listen led me to get their 2015 record "My Love Is Cool".

The album from this four-piece, born in North London's overcast and rain, spans a range of moods and styles. Though our favorite is "Your Love's Whore". With strong backing percussion, breathy vocals, and slightly shoegaze gauzy guitars, this song is my jam.

5. Dotama – “「音楽ワルキューレ」”

I just got into Dotama but he's been around a while. This artist dropped a bomb on the alternative Japanese Hip-Hop scene with his 2010 debut Music Valkyrie. He's been praised for his cerebral steam-of-consciousness flow and aggressive beats. This track, produced by Fragment, perfectly encapsulates the feeling of stop-and-go traffic with a manual motorbike on exhaust-hot Monivong during a drizzle.

6. Algiers – “Black Eunuch”

This hot gospel-rock-industrial fusion track is our theme to the sticky in-between rain heat when the power goes out. Algiers comes to us from Atlanta, Georgia in the US of A. Their experimental rock self-titled debut fuses political rhetoric with eclectic musicianship. Songs swing from early East Coast electro to call-and-response spirituals in delicious hodgepodge.

7.ODESZA – Light (feat. Little Dragon)

When I'm calming down at the approach of evening, after the wetness and heat have passed, I put on this song.

"Light" comes from Seattle duo Odesza. The two have been gaining ground in the electronic scene with melodic tracks over the last few years. This song features vocals from Little Dragon, who's been a favorite of mine, especially since her guest spot on the Gorillaz joint "Empire Ants". A song to chill from the workday and ease into a social evening. Float on...



What have you been listening to while the rain comes on down? Let me know in the comments below!