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SUMMARY

  • Creative Director + Senior Designer with diverse experience in production, art direction, creative strategy, and communications management for the arts, media and social good sectors
  • Expert in understanding users and audiences, leading cross-disciplinary holistic design thinking processes, physicalizing creative vision and cultivating stories
  • Skilled at producing across print, digital and experiential platforms
  • Passionate, curious, and self-motivated thriving on collaboration and meaningful connections

EDUCATION

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY: ITP (INTERACTIVE TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROGRAM)
Master of Professional Studies: New Media + Performance . NY, NY

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY: SCHOOL OF DESIGN
Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors: Industrial Design + Minor in Photography . Pittsburgh, PA

ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DE CREATION INDUSTRIELLE (ENSCI): LES ATELIERS
Certificate in Design, Media, and Ethnographic Research . Paris, France


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

The Clarice Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland  •  Creative Director 
College Park, MD • 01/16 – present

Weil, Gotshal, & Manges  •  Senior Graphic Designer, Weil Design Studio 
New York, NY • 10/15 – 12/15

Graphic Design + Branding, Art Direction, Creative Strategy (Freelance)
Notable Clients (2010-present):

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Nissan Motor Co., The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at The University of Maryland, Havas Worldwide (H4B Chelsea), Wildlife Conservation Society, Rebuild by Design, United Nations (UN) World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Battery Dance Co., 3-Legged Dog Media + Theatre Group (3LD), Ideas Beyond Borders, SocialSway, Playwrights Realm, New Ohio Theatre, Worker Cooperative National Conference, Responsible Endowments Coalition, The Lunchbox Fund, New Georges, Purpleman Theater Co., TenduTV, DEMOS, Jack Hitt (NPR – This American Life)

Foreign contract: American Hospital Consortium  •  Lead Design Consultant – Healthcare 
Dhaka, Bangladesh • 06/05 – 05/15

TYTHEdesign  •  Lead Graphic Designer 
Brooklyn, NY • 04/13 – 03/14

EmcArts, Inc. / ArtsFwd.org  •  Online Producer + Graphic Designer
NY, NY • 09/11 – 04/13

3-Legged Dog Media & Theatre Group (3LD)  •  Media Designer + Promotions Manager
NY, NY • 11/08 – 12/11


RELEVANT SKILLS

Soft: Conceptual development and ethnographic research, typography, art direction, client and artist relations, project management and documentation, cross-industry dialogue, production best practices, sketching

Technical: Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator,  InCopy, After Effects, Dreamweaver); working knowledge of  HTML+CSS and WordPress; Microsoft Office Suite; Final Cut Pro,  Isadora, QLab; HD and holographic 3D video projection technology; Wrike (project management)

INTERESTS

Culinary education media, hybrid food and performance events, independent theater production, community and social change; Fluent in French, Bengali


INDEPENDENT PROJECTS

Graphic + Event Designer for sustainable product pop-up shop stopTHINKshop by TYTHEdesign

Co-Founder and Producing Director of Brooklyn-based theater company, the claque and new play workshop series, the Quick and Dirties

Co-Producer and host of cooking competitions (Some Like It Cold, Mac-Off, The Super Chili Bowl) featured in Zagat Buzz and Time Out NY

Company Member and Communications Manager of Exit, Pursued by a Bear (EPBB, founded by director Ed Sylvanus Iskandar), a creative gym for emerging artists and dinner theater parties

Panelist at “ERPA: Politics vs. Practice,” produced by The Field’s Economic Revitalization for Performing Artists Next Gen program. With Rich Lovejoy, Suzan Eraslan, Chloe Bass & Royd Climenhaga. (12/2011)


DESIGN CREDITS

The Germ Project / Goldor $ Mythyka, produced by New Georges (03/11 – 04/13)
Video design and stop-motion animation for theatrical projections. Coordination of green screen video shoots and editing of original content. Programming in Isadora show-control software of projections for four plays with directors experimenting with media for the first time.

Spy Garbo, a Drama Desk nominated play by Sheila Schwartz, directed by Kevin Cunningham (10/10 – 03/11)
Branding and marketing materials for print  and web. Design for outdoor video projection mapping with use of live feed camera. Design and creation of show website. Advertisement design for print and web featured in The New Yorker, New York Times and Time Out NY. Design and handcrafting of archival material keepsakes.

National Geographic (2011)
Representation of stock video content

The Modern Woman gallery for the American Woman exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (05/10 – 08/10)
Design and management of video and photo content for immersive video installation for the Costume Institute’s Annual gala and exhibit in collaboration with creative agency Laird + Partners and Curator Andrew Bolton

Times Square Alliance Sound Study (05/10)
Data visualization for audio guidelines on noise levels in Times Square

Radio Purgatory, a radio + theater drama by The Renaldo The Ensemble (2/10 – 08/10)
Generation of all video design and collaboration on Isadora programming for multimedia production of Radio Purgatory, a dark slapstick comedy with live band directed by Barry Goldman.

The Diary of a Teenage Girl, produced by Aaron Louis and New Georges (02/10 – 05/10)
Creation of original video content and animation with C. Andrew Bauer (Fela, Fêtes de la Nuit). Managing data and show cues, and coordinating with Isadora programmer for 15-channel surround video design. Graphic design of print and web materials. Creation of video for production benefit event, Beyond Funderdome, featuring the cast and writers of Saturday Night Live. The play was adapted for film by director Marielle Heller, world premiering at Sundance Film Festival 2015.

See ZEE, a promotional documentary for artist Kurt Hentschläger (10/09 – 02/10)
Creation, direction, and editing of a promotional video for Austrian artist Kurt Hentschläger, weaving interviews of patrons experiencing Zee, an immersive fog and strobe light installation. In collaboration with Cristian Rossel. Watch the video here.

Broken Land: Now, a 9-channel video installation (2010)
Shooting and editing in collaboration with James Charles Daher, exploring the 65-mile perimeter of Brooklyn. Screened at vBrooklyn Festival and Bushwick Film Festival. Watch the video here.

Why Aren’t You Naked?  (08/09 – 09/09)
Graphic and video design for large-scale video exhibition

Rods and Cables written and directed by Allison Keating (01/09 – 09/09)
Video design and animation for circus play

Fire Island by Charles Mee, directed by Kevin Cunningham (03/08 – 08/09) 
Video design, editing, and art direction for video shoot for full surround  multimedia theatrical experience

My resume is available upon request.
Write me at p@piama.co