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NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS
SUMMARY

I am a skilled project coordinator, artist, designer, maker, and writer with a deep commitment to community service.  I specialize in poetry, design, and project development/implementation. I am looking to contract with individuals and organizations for custom projects -- no matter how big or small. I am interested in any project that brings art, joy, and beauty to our communities in the Twin Cities and beyond.

I am skilled in several different areas which makes working fun because every project I work on is different! I am great at time management, logistics, and budgeting for projects. Getting projects done on time and under/on budget is very important to me. 

SKILLS
PROP BUILDING

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 4

 

I have experience in the commercial design of whimsical and custom props. If we can dream it, I can build it! I take pride in creating one-of-a-kind props that are built to last! Whether you want to create a custom design for your child's bedroom or you need a special prop for a play or your retail store, I can make your dreams come true within your budget! 

 

PAPER ART

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 5

 

I create handcrafted paper flowers, paper bouquets, rosettes, kissing balls, and paper sculptures using various weights of paper for amazing visual effects! I use different papers ranging from high-quality paper to vellum. I also create my own papers and I can make custom papers to suit your needs! I love doing handmade wedding invitations! I would love to give your event a handmade touch! 

iLLUSTRATION

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 24

 

I create striking hand-drawn illustrations primarily using pen and ink.  My favorite mediums are pencil, pen, ink, and colored pencil. My skills are versatile -- I can draw beautiful and whimsical renderings or something edgier! 


writing & poetry

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 24

I am a grant-winning writer and former contributor to the Huffington Post. As a Spoken Word performer, I have shared the stage with world-renowned acts such as The Last Poets, Ursula Rucker, Eyedea and Abilities, Brother Ali, Toki Wright, and many more. I have experience in several types of writing to suit your needs: 
 

  • Technical Writing 

  • SEO Writing

  • Blogging

  • Creative Writing

  • Grants

  • Resumes

  • Proposals

  • Poetry
     


 

 
GRAPHICS & WEB DESIGN

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 20

 

If you need a simple and professional website, flyers, a simple logo, banners, social media branding, or custom stationery for your event that fits in your budget, contact me and let's see how we can make your vision come to life! No job is too small! 

 



 

Program Design & implementation
 

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 24

If you need a simple and professional website, flyers, a simple logo, banners, social media branding, or custom stationery for your event that fits in your budget, contact me and let's see how we can make your vision come to life!

1995 - Started teaching Spoken Word, writing, and Hip- Hop Classes.

1997-1999 - Participated in the International Baccalaureate program at Highland Park Senior High.

1997-1999 - Member of the Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council and worked with artists such as Bill T. Jones, Sue Coe, and the Guerilla Girls. 

1998 - Worked with graffiti artist Barry McGee for his artist-in-residency  and exhibition at the Walker Art Center for " Regards, Barry McGee"

1999 - One of 12 curators of "Hot Art Injection: May Cause Side Effects" - The largest bi-annual Teen Art Exhibition in MN.

1999 - Worked on two murals with renowned Twin Cities Muralist Marilyn Lindstrom.

2000 - Fundraiser for the Walker Art Center to raise funds for the Annual Sculpture Garden Campaign.

2001 - Singers of Daybreak Symposium featuring Carl Handcock Rux.

2002 - Opened up for Ursula Rucker at the Walker Art Center (Spoken Word).

2002 -  V.E.R.V.E. Grant for Spoken Word Artists Recipient.

 

2003 - Feature Artist for “Don’t Believe the Hype” on KTCA-TV.

2005-2007 - Lead Web Designer and Internship Program Leader for Aura Asset Group in Los Angeles, CA.

 

2008 - US Representative at “Ignite the Americas” International Arts Conference in Toronto, CA.

2009 & 2011 - Los Angeles Marathon Finisher. 

2010 - San Francisco Marathon Finisher. 

2010 - Tough Mudder Finisher.

2013-2015 - Blogger at "The Peacock Bride"

2015-2018 - Huffington Post Contributor. 

2016-2019 - Owner of "Pastel Pleasures" - a quirky online geek boutique. 

2016-2019 - Decor Lead at Trader Joe's, Bloomington, MN

2020 - Started "Girl in Ties" Project.

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