Greening the Beige
Feb 2006 - Present (15 years 10 months)
Greening the Beige is an annual eco-arts-fashion-music event held to promote environmental awareness in the Beijing area. As Creative Director, I did the logos, initial website design, business cards, etc, as well as helping to coordinate the fashion show and art displays at the event.
Jan 2006 - Dec 2009 (3 years 11 months)
Managed accounts, created lead art, crafted visual identities and strategies for clients such as Coca-Cola, The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Cresta Motor Yachts, The Republic of France and Alliance Francaise, among others.
Creative Consultant - Interior Designer
the Bridge Cafe
Changping Qu, China
Feb 2008 - Aug 2008 (6 months)
Re-designed an entire 3-floor multi-cultural cafe in Wudaokou, Beijing, China!
Shi Ji Jia Ming - YY Sports
Dongcheng Qu, China
Apr 2007 - Dec 2007 (8 months)
Designed exclusively for YY Sports, including recoloring their logo for the 2008 Olimpic Games period.
Sep 2007 - Dec 2007 (3 months)
Worked with writer / director Patrick Pearce on his amazing 798-Dashanzi documentary.
Host, Coordinator - Open Mic Nite
Dec 2005 - Dec 2007 (2 years)
Beijing's best literary cafe, the Bookworm, was the site where a troupe of international poets (Subterranean, now DRIFTWORDS) held a weekly open mic night. The event was started by poet Bob Marcacci, and I took over as host when he left the country. We had many poets perform, including both famous award-winning writers and hobbyists. Languages included Putonghua (Mandarin Chinese), English, Italian, French, Tibetan, Russian, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Gaelic, Latin, and many more. VERY multi-lingual, VERY much a melting pot. Lots of live, improvisational verse and translation, lots of group participation. Very fun :)
Sobanja & Son Restoration
Aug 2000 - Dec 2002 (2 years 4 months)
Restored wonderful scandanavian-styled homes designed and built by famous architect Edwin Lundie. Minnesota, Grand Marais / Lutsen area, on Lake Superior. Lots of hand-crafted wood elements and hand-laid irregular stone masonry.
KFAI & KUOM Radio
Jan 1997 - Jun 2002 (5 years 5 months)
Field Journalist for several radio stations in Minneapolis, MN. Traveled all around the North American continent, chasing the most harrowing and dangerous stories. Reported back by telephone, calls were recorded, and broadcast.