Inspiring with strategic economic development place-making or community development strategies in mind. Concepts include interactive sculptures, parades, and festival concepts for spectaculars, public art and performance art concepts.
I've also served on the Public Art Committee of Arlington County, VA for 4 years helping facilitate arts in communities, interacting with government and fine artists.
Concepts include interactive sculptures, web apps, and media concepts .Interactive projects I have worked on have had strategic economic development place-making, and audience building strategies in mind. I'm really intrigued by developing combinations of media that give the audience an artistic or personal response after their feedback.
40+ plays produced multiple times in Lola's Lab, at the National Children's Museum and licensed for stages at arts organizations since 2018
"Waking," a dream parade, won an individual artist grant Arlington County
3 Children's Books, 1 self-published, 1 ready for publication, 1 in development
Episodes of Lola's Lab for the web
Loads and loads of engaging program curriculum including 90 Countries of global arts and culture lessons, and programs programs and creative art, drama, movement for kids from pre-K through 7th grade
Blogs, videos, special event opening scripts, and spectaculars
Exhibit text panels
art direction, graphics
As the first person to ever work in 2 departments simultaneously at Disney, (entertainment design and merchandise design) I was lucky to receive a unique birds eye view of an audience members experience inside a brand-- from invitation thru memorable takeaway. I'm hardwired to envision every project in this way.
Producing, directing and designing on projects have included films, podcasts and apps for artists, small business and organizations. I've been bringing stories to the screen and to podcasts that were previously on the stage in my company Lola's Lab, and directing/producing short business marketing films for my company Story 17.
I currently volunteer at Arlington Independent Media, as the Floor Director and Camera Operator for the weekly news roundtable production of "Square Circle," in the television studio and working on field productions for others.
When the audience can internalize and experience, they remember the message. I've spent 17 years writing programming that engages participants in the stories they encounter, weather it's through books, plays, live action role play, performance art, events or exhibits, that create audience interaction and memorable outcomes.