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Biography

I was born and grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. I attented high school at West Anchorage and at Saint Paul’s School, in Concord, New Hampshire, and college at Middlebury, in Vermont. After college, I began working as a graphic and web designer in Brooklyn, NY, and spent a year studying Design and Technology at the San Francisco Art Institute. I currently live in Anchorage Alaska and work as a creative professional. When I’m not working on creative projects I’m often out exploring in the great outdoors. Please feel free to get in touch.

Education

Postgraduate San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, USA Post-bacc Certificate in Design & Technology Undergraduate Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, USA BA, Cum Laude with Highest Honors in Film and Media Culture High School Saint Paul’s School, Concord, NH, USA Distinctions in Arts and Humanities

Creative Resume

Film and Animation
  • The World Beyond the World featured by The Atlantic, National Geographic, Outside TV, Vimeo Staff Picks, Huffington Post Canada and more
  • The Prospector screened in the “Best of the Fest” category at the Anchorage Film Festiva and in the Cabin Fever exhibit at the Anchorage Museum, and awarded Best Animation at the Ivy Film Festival
  • Reflection featured on the front page of YouTube, where it earned over 1.5m views and 5,000 comments, and became the subject of a full-page profile in Popular Mechanics magazine
Photography
  • Assignments for the Sierra Club, American Alpine Club, and Alaska Wilderness league
  • Photography sold for publication by National Geographic
  • Photography featured on hundreds of websites and blogs, including USA Today, BuzzFeed, the Huffington Post, and more
Art and Illustration
  • Two illustrations selected as daily features on DA, the world’s largest online art community
  • Poster art for 2016 Anchorage Folk Festival
  • Winner of SFAI Course Catalog cover competition
Writing
  • Article and photo published in Backpacker Magazine
  • Articles in Alaska Dispatch News
  • Illustrated trip report for Expedition Arguk
Commercial
  • Graphic and web design, branding, strategy, and writing for numerous Alaska political campaigns, including those for Governor, Lt. Governor, Senator, State Senator, State House Represtentative, Anchorage Assembly, and Anchorage School Board
  • Design, web design, and more for numerous businesses, including CH2M, Shell, Body Renew, Lounsbury and Associates, Popular Science Magazine, NYC-based startup Next Caller, and the elite Napa winemaking estate O’Connell Family Wines
  • Work for nonprofits including the Sierra Club, Great Land Trust, the Alaska Wilderness League, Project Albania, Bike Anchorage, and more