I graduated San Jose State University with two degrees, anthropology and magazine journalism, in Spring 2013. I’ve worked as as photographer, graphic designer, writer and full-stack developer. I love WordPress. I have a strong curiosity about life. I want to read every classic novel, travel to every good city and eat every tasty dish.
Currently I am a WordPress consultant at XWP and I am available for freelance work and collaborative projects, and care deeply about journalism, education and the Deaf community. My heart is in the truth, and I want to continue to work with journalists, documentary filmmakers and photographers to advance the stories we seek to tell.
My designs, writing and code has been published off-and-on since 2004. My work has appeared online and in print, plus artwork I’ve designed has been transferred to canvas, t-shirts, pens, car graphics, building signs, sunglasses, and many, many coffee mugs.
I’ve worked with incredible people at every organization, from Pulitzer Prize winners to top Broadway actors, and I’ve learned invaluable lessons along the way. Above all, I’m a collaborative storyteller. I’ve always said my priority in life is to give voices to the voiceless—if you’ve got a project that’ll do this, sign me up.
Here’s an exhaustive (and definitely incomplete) list of some of the publications and organizations I’ve had the fortunate opportunity to work with in both educational/internship and professional capacities:
- The Denver Post
- San Francisco Chronicle
- 96 Hours, a weekend magazine no longer in print
- San Francisco Public Press
- Source Interlink Media/TEN Media
- Missouri Photo Workshop 64
- San Jose Bike Party (Banner Artwork for 3 years)
- San Jose State University
- Fullerton College
- Project GPS2
- The Torch, a magazine no longer in print
- The Weekly Hornet
- Writers’ Club of Whittier
Non-publication clients include:
- Herman Miller
- Walt Disney Pictures
- Orange County Teachers FCU (Now SchoolsFirst FCU)
- Relativity Media’s Education division