cocktails+craft
cocktails+craft

Location Washington, DC

Partners Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Colony Club, Kicheko Goods, Printed Wild, Artspace DC, Taller dos Coyotes, Handmade Habitat, Nomad Yard, Little Salon, Embitterment Bitters, Greenhat Gin

Role Founder, Creative Director, Strategist

Date 2015 - current

About

Created as a way to inspire more creativity in the district, cocktails+craft is a monthly workshop series pairing a cocktail and a craft with a focus on local makers. 

View upcoming workshops here

Crystal City Supper Club
Crystal City Supper Club

Location Arlington, VA

Client Vornado

Partners CuratedTable

Role Creative Director, Designer, Strategist

Date 2016

About

Developed a 4-part community supper club and digital series to document the growing community of entrepreneurs and creatives in Crystal City. Supper Club had over 40 attendees, more than 80 posts on social media and 2.6K views of related blog posts. 

Explore the blog post series here

A project of Vornado

Water Park Lights
Water Park Lights

Location Arlington, VA

Client Vornado

Partners Crystal City Business Improvement District, Plantations, Inc.

Role Curator, Community Engagement Lead

Date 2016 - 2017

About

Worked with partners to execute LED light installation in a public park with input from the community. Curated a monthly moving light experience. 

A project of Vornado

WhyHotel Photo Shoot
WhyHotel Photo Shoot

Location Arlington, VA

Client WhyHotel

Partners Leah Beilhart, Miranda Gray

Role Creative Director

Date 2017

About

Creative direction for a pop-up hotel concept to document its unique experience in the hotel and real estate industry. 

A project of Vornado/WhyHotel

North End Shaw Passport
North End Shaw Passport

Location Washington, DC

Client Vornado, JBG

Partners JBG

Role Creative Director, Project Manager

Date 2016

About

Designed, curated and implemented a walking tour of the North End Shaw retail development culminating in a rooftop happy hour and performance by local Go Go band with over 150 attendees. 

A project of Vornado

WhyHotel Mural
WhyHotel Mural

Location Arlington, VA

Client WhyHotel

Partners Kasey O'Boyle

Role Creative Director, Curator, Experience Design

Date 2017

About

Creative direction and curation for an interactive mural on a whiteboard, magnetic base to encourage guest and stage interaction. 

A project of Vornado/WhyHotel

Placemaking Workshops
Placemaking Workshops

Location Washington, DC

Client Volunteer

Partners Knowledge Commons DC

Role Class Designer, Instructor

Date 2017

About

Washington, DC is home to a large population of young professionals who come from all over the world to make a difference. This series of workshops was developed to share the practice of placemaking as a form of activism and a way to build community. Taught both on-site and in a classroom setting, the workshop sparked new connections and conversations.

Last workshop info. here.

Bachata Nights
Bachata Nights

Location Arlington, VA

Client Vornado

Partners Bachata Instructor

Role Strategist, Community Engagement Lead

Date 2016

About

In a commercial district where office tenants commute in and out of the area and rarely hang out, we tested a bachata dancing night with lessons and happy hour. We found strangers coming up from the street to dance with each other and a congregation of kids and families. 

A project of Vornado

Sunset Ping Pong
Sunset Ping Pong

Location Arlington, VA

Client Vornado

Partners WeWork, 1776, TechShop

Role Designer, Strategist, Community Engagement Lead

Date 2016

About

In an effort to connect the various sub-communities of this office district, we created a series of ping pong tournaments that occurred at Sunset to capture the energy of the innovation hub community and other office tenants. 

A project of Vornado

Map Workshop
Map Workshop

Location Arlington, VA

Client Vornado

Partners WeLive, Typecase Industries

Role Class Designer, Strategist

Date 2016

About

WeLive, the co-living concept from WeWork, was looking for ways to connect their brand new community. Working with a local designer, I developed a map and workshop to guide new residents to think about their new community -- past, present, and future. 

A project of Vornado

Crystal City Art Task Force
Crystal City Art Task Force

Location Arlington, VA

Client Vornado

Partners 1776, Arlington Arts

Role Designer, Strategist, Community Engagement Lead

Date 2016

About

In an effort to connect sub-communities interested in the arts, created a workshop to talk about art in the community and the possibilities to create more opportunities to present and engage in arts and culture. 

A project of Vornado

Poetry Signage
Poetry Signage

Location Arlington, VA

Client Vornado

Partners Cherry Blossom Creative

Role Creative Director

Date 2016

About

Adding subtle surprises to an office park district, tested the concept of using signage to present unexpected poetry. 

A project of Vornado

2U Boo
2U Boo

Location Landover, MD, NY, New York, Denver, CO, Los Angeles, CA, Chapel Hill, NC

Client 2U

Partners Various 2U Employees

Role Curator, Strategist, Project Manager

Date 2015

About

To celebrate 2U's biggest corporate event, the talent and diversity of 2U employees, and connect 5 office locations worldwide, we designed, curated, and implemented an employee generated blog series. Generated interconnectivity amongst offices and hundreds of views online. 

Full series here.

A project of 2U

2U Impact Report
2U Impact Report

Location Hyattsville, MD

Client 2U

Partners N/A

Role Designer, Strategist, Event Planner

Date 2015

About

Developed a digital strategy and in-person event around the release of the 2U Impact Report to socialize the report to employees and share the report with the public in a post-IPO environment. 

A project of 2U

Parking Day
Parking Day

Location Bilbao, Spain

Client N/A

Partners Various

Role Artist, Pop-Up, Experience Design

Date 2017

About

Participated in annual Parking Day event with an art pop up. 

Art Attack
Art Attack

Location Bilbao, Spain

Client N/A

Partners N/A

Role Artist

Date 2008

About

Art series featuring original prints in the built environment. 

  Location  Los Angeles, CA   Client  N/A   Partners  James Connors, local artists   Role  Designer, Creative Director   Date  2008   About   Created a site-specific art happening at the courtyard at Union Station with a collection of dancers, musicians, and visual artists. 

Location Los Angeles, CA

Client N/A

Partners James Connors, local artists

Role Designer, Creative Director

Date 2008

About

Created a site-specific art happening at the courtyard at Union Station with a collection of dancers, musicians, and visual artists. 

cocktails+craft
Crystal City Supper Club
Water Park Lights
WhyHotel Photo Shoot
North End Shaw Passport
WhyHotel Mural
Placemaking Workshops
Bachata Nights
Sunset Ping Pong
Map Workshop
Crystal City Art Task Force
Poetry Signage
2U Boo
2U Impact Report
Parking Day
Art Attack
  Location  Los Angeles, CA   Client  N/A   Partners  James Connors, local artists   Role  Designer, Creative Director   Date  2008   About   Created a site-specific art happening at the courtyard at Union Station with a collection of dancers, musicians, and visual artists. 
cocktails+craft

Location Washington, DC

Partners Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Colony Club, Kicheko Goods, Printed Wild, Artspace DC, Taller dos Coyotes, Handmade Habitat, Nomad Yard, Little Salon, Embitterment Bitters, Greenhat Gin

Role Founder, Creative Director, Strategist

Date 2015 - current

About

Created as a way to inspire more creativity in the district, cocktails+craft is a monthly workshop series pairing a cocktail and a craft with a focus on local makers. 

View upcoming workshops here

Crystal City Supper Club

Location Arlington, VA

Client Vornado

Partners CuratedTable

Role Creative Director, Designer, Strategist

Date 2016

About

Developed a 4-part community supper club and digital series to document the growing community of entrepreneurs and creatives in Crystal City. Supper Club had over 40 attendees, more than 80 posts on social media and 2.6K views of related blog posts. 

Explore the blog post series here

A project of Vornado

Water Park Lights

Location Arlington, VA

Client Vornado

Partners Crystal City Business Improvement District, Plantations, Inc.

Role Curator, Community Engagement Lead

Date 2016 - 2017

About

Worked with partners to execute LED light installation in a public park with input from the community. Curated a monthly moving light experience. 

A project of Vornado

WhyHotel Photo Shoot

Location Arlington, VA

Client WhyHotel

Partners Leah Beilhart, Miranda Gray

Role Creative Director

Date 2017

About

Creative direction for a pop-up hotel concept to document its unique experience in the hotel and real estate industry. 

A project of Vornado/WhyHotel

North End Shaw Passport

Location Washington, DC

Client Vornado, JBG

Partners JBG

Role Creative Director, Project Manager

Date 2016

About

Designed, curated and implemented a walking tour of the North End Shaw retail development culminating in a rooftop happy hour and performance by local Go Go band with over 150 attendees. 

A project of Vornado

WhyHotel Mural

Location Arlington, VA

Client WhyHotel

Partners Kasey O'Boyle

Role Creative Director, Curator, Experience Design

Date 2017

About

Creative direction and curation for an interactive mural on a whiteboard, magnetic base to encourage guest and stage interaction. 

A project of Vornado/WhyHotel

Placemaking Workshops

Location Washington, DC

Client Volunteer

Partners Knowledge Commons DC

Role Class Designer, Instructor

Date 2017

About

Washington, DC is home to a large population of young professionals who come from all over the world to make a difference. This series of workshops was developed to share the practice of placemaking as a form of activism and a way to build community. Taught both on-site and in a classroom setting, the workshop sparked new connections and conversations.

Last workshop info. here.

Bachata Nights

Location Arlington, VA

Client Vornado

Partners Bachata Instructor

Role Strategist, Community Engagement Lead

Date 2016

About

In a commercial district where office tenants commute in and out of the area and rarely hang out, we tested a bachata dancing night with lessons and happy hour. We found strangers coming up from the street to dance with each other and a congregation of kids and families. 

A project of Vornado

Sunset Ping Pong

Location Arlington, VA

Client Vornado

Partners WeWork, 1776, TechShop

Role Designer, Strategist, Community Engagement Lead

Date 2016

About

In an effort to connect the various sub-communities of this office district, we created a series of ping pong tournaments that occurred at Sunset to capture the energy of the innovation hub community and other office tenants. 

A project of Vornado

Map Workshop

Location Arlington, VA

Client Vornado

Partners WeLive, Typecase Industries

Role Class Designer, Strategist

Date 2016

About

WeLive, the co-living concept from WeWork, was looking for ways to connect their brand new community. Working with a local designer, I developed a map and workshop to guide new residents to think about their new community -- past, present, and future. 

A project of Vornado

Crystal City Art Task Force

Location Arlington, VA

Client Vornado

Partners 1776, Arlington Arts

Role Designer, Strategist, Community Engagement Lead

Date 2016

About

In an effort to connect sub-communities interested in the arts, created a workshop to talk about art in the community and the possibilities to create more opportunities to present and engage in arts and culture. 

A project of Vornado

Poetry Signage

Location Arlington, VA

Client Vornado

Partners Cherry Blossom Creative

Role Creative Director

Date 2016

About

Adding subtle surprises to an office park district, tested the concept of using signage to present unexpected poetry. 

A project of Vornado

2U Boo

Location Landover, MD, NY, New York, Denver, CO, Los Angeles, CA, Chapel Hill, NC

Client 2U

Partners Various 2U Employees

Role Curator, Strategist, Project Manager

Date 2015

About

To celebrate 2U's biggest corporate event, the talent and diversity of 2U employees, and connect 5 office locations worldwide, we designed, curated, and implemented an employee generated blog series. Generated interconnectivity amongst offices and hundreds of views online. 

Full series here.

A project of 2U

2U Impact Report

Location Hyattsville, MD

Client 2U

Partners N/A

Role Designer, Strategist, Event Planner

Date 2015

About

Developed a digital strategy and in-person event around the release of the 2U Impact Report to socialize the report to employees and share the report with the public in a post-IPO environment. 

A project of 2U

Parking Day

Location Bilbao, Spain

Client N/A

Partners Various

Role Artist, Pop-Up, Experience Design

Date 2017

About

Participated in annual Parking Day event with an art pop up. 

Art Attack

Location Bilbao, Spain

Client N/A

Partners N/A

Role Artist

Date 2008

About

Art series featuring original prints in the built environment. 

Location Los Angeles, CA

Client N/A

Partners James Connors, local artists

Role Designer, Creative Director

Date 2008

About

Created a site-specific art happening at the courtyard at Union Station with a collection of dancers, musicians, and visual artists. 

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