Concepts

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Call to Fashion “Wear Your Insides Out!” socially conscious T-Shirt company — New Orleans, LA (Active: 2018 to present).
Conceptualized business, branding, and operations
Built Etsy store and Printful platform
Designed shirts

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The Creativity Collective (TCC): community-based artist collective — Klamath Falls, OR and New Orleans, LA (Active: 2007 to present).
Conceptualized and branded the business
Filed articles of incorporation, bylaws, and operation manuals
Wrote 501c3 tax-exemption application for TCC (awarded in 2011)
Wrote liquor control plan for proposed bar. Approved by the Liquor Commission in 2011.
Wrote and filed foreign corp. paperwork to moved nonprofit to New Orleans.
Grant-writing, fundraising, and budgeting oversight.
PR, marketing, and graphic design.

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Bridal Crawl: French Quarter pub crawl in wedding dresses. — New Orleans, LA. (Active: 2013 – 2018)
Conceptualized and branded the Creativity Collective event.
Committee creation and oversight.
Press: Brasted, Josh. “Bridal Crawl says I Do.” Times Picayune October 4, 2015. sec.: Living, pages D-14 (back page)
Press: Miller, Sherri. “Here Come the Brides.” New Orleans Advocate September 21, 2014. sec.: Metro, pages 1-B
Press: Hinton, Matthew. “Veiled Attack.” New Orleans Advocate September 26, 2013. sec.: Community, pages 1-G

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Fauxmosa: Craft mocktail menus featuring drinks to improve beverage options for nondrinkers in social settings. — New Orleans, LA. (Active: 2015 – present)
Conceptualized and branded the Creativity Collective project.
Committee creation and oversight.
Wrote grant for Fauxmosa: Awarded full grant amount requested from Hash Harriers Red Dress Run in New Orleans, LA.

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Corset Crawl/Corsetcon: a pub crawl and fashion walk turned fantasy costuming experience. — New Orleans, LA. (Active: 2015 – present)
Conceptualized and branded the Creativity Collective project.
Committee creation and oversight.

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Gradeuxity: (Gratuity for graduates) A book of life skills awarded to high school graduates in a lively assembly. — New Orleans, LA. (Active: 2015 – present)
Conceptualized and branded the Creativity Collective project.
Committee creation and oversight.

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Nolalit: Book club that celebrates New Orleans’ culture with local literature and related field trips. — New Orleans, LA. (Active: 2015 – Present)
Conceptualized and branded the Creativity Collective project.

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The Creative Resource Directory (CRD): A web directory showcasing the local creative and cultural economy. — New Orleans, LA. (Active: 2015 – 2017)
Conceptualized and branded the Creativity Collective project.
Committee creation and oversight.
CRD was a finalist in the Art-Based Business pitch competition curated by The Downtown Development District, Idea Village, and Entrepreneur Week

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Leprecrawl: Leprechaun pub crawl and block party — New Orleans, LA. (Active: 2015 – 2017)
Conceptualized and branded the Creativity Collective event.
Committee creation and oversight.

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Artventure: A youth-focused art excursion that showcased a fledgling arts district. — Klamath Falls, OR. (Active: 2011 – 2012)
Conceptualized and branded the Creativity Collective event.
Committee creation and oversight.
Wrote grant for Artventure: Awarded $4800 from the Transient Room Tax Grant. 2012

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Creativity Theater: Three conceptual haunted houses Cadaver Kitchen #1, Cadaver Kitchen #2, and Field of Screams. — Klamath Falls, OR. (Active: 2011 – 2012)
Conceptualized and branded the Creativity Collective concept.
Committee creation and oversight.
Managed 40 volunteers of all ages during Field of Screams
Raised $10,000 in admission for the Field of Screams haunted house in 2012.

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The Artisan’s Almanac: Creativity Collective’s cultural arts magazine. — New Orleans, LA. (Active: 2011 – 2012)
Conceptualized and branded the Creativity Collective project.
Wrote multiple articles and ad copy for the full color magazine.
Created the photography used in stories, ads, and covers (88 photos in the first edition and 62 in the second edition).
Sold a combined total of $21,437 in print advertising for the Artisan’s Almanac.

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Passionlab: A gallery exhibiting modern art from artists and members. — Klamath Falls, OR. (Active: 2009 – 2011)
Conceptualized and branded the Creativity Collective project.
Committee creation and oversight.

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Zeallab: All-ages live music venue, dance studio, and band practice space. — Klamath Falls, OR. (Active: 2009 – 2011)
Conceptualized and branded the Creativity Collective project.
Committee creation and oversight.

Christmas in Flight: 2010 city-wide Snowflake Festival theme. Klamath Falls, OR. (Active: 2010)
Won the citywide concept contest.
Created original T-shirts to sell as merchandise.

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Contemporary Arts Kitchen: 10,000 square foot art compound with a cafe, kids area, and — Klamath Falls, OR. (Active: 2009 – 2010)
Branded the Creativity Collective venue
Staff creation and oversight.

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Legacy of Bravery: Multimedia van tour, website, and gallery exhibit narrating the WWII veteran experience. — Klamath Falls, OR. (Active: 2008 – 2011)
Conceptualized and branded the Creativity Collective project.
Committee creation and oversight.
Project was listed as Southern Oregon Magazine’s “Best of Southern Oregon”.
Wrote grant for Legacy of Bravery: Awarded $3000 of the $5000 requested. from the Transient Room Tax Grant. 2009.
Press: Aho, Jill. “The Stories behind the Names.” Herald and News February 26, 2009, sec.: Book of Lists, pages 48 & 49

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Graphic Design as Art Form: An exhibit highlighting graphic design as visual art. — Klamath Falls, OR. (Active: 2009)
Concept branding and advertisement
Art show creation

Optilux Design Incorporated: advertising company. — Klamath Falls, OR. (Active: 2007 – 2011)
Created concept with partner, Mike Stier.
Concept branding and advertisement
Wrote press releases, photo/video assets, websites, brands, print materials, corporate histories, and social media for businesses, campaigns, and events.
Managed event: Red White and Blue – Forever, Thank You: A two-day event to honor Oregon veterans that included a free catered meal, honorary medal ceremony, multiple speakers, a resource expo, and a showcase of veteran books, film, and music at multiple venues. 2010
Sample: Jordan Essentials: Trade-show displays, posters, fliers, and website for bath/body line. 2010 – 2011
Sample: Wendy Ronco-Smith: Fact-sheet and rack cards for real-estate agent in Oregon. 2010
Sample: Trish Seiler: Website and photography for council member’s campaign for re-election. 2009
Sample: Wild Irish Gerry: Posters, business cards, website, and corporate history for folk singer. 2008
Sample: Red White and Blue – Forever, Thank You: Event schedule (responsible for 11 photos and copy), PowerPoint, brochures, postcards, posters, and more. 2009 – 2010