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WORK // Creative Direction for DAAP NEXT Fashion Book

Here I go, making magazines again. Anybody notice a trend? I love working on projects that simultaneously use all of my strengths: creative direction, fashion, project management, and shoot production. So when the team at UC DAAP's Fashion Design program wanted to create a portfolio-magazine inspired by the Tether Sourcebook, I was all in. DAAP NEXT Fashion Book produced by Style Sample LLC and Tether Media After creating a timeline (spreadsheets!), putting together a crew of photographers/producer/hair and

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Project Spotlight // OTR Chamber of Commerce

Project Management // Brand Development // Graphic & Web Design // Campaign Development The Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce wanted to shake up its decade-old brand and message. They'd started working with an agency at the end of 2017, but with just one full-time employee, hadn't had time to complete the full rebrand. They brought me on to manage several projects and provide creative direction for a cohesive new brand. I worked with design studio Jabeen Patrick to put the finishing

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Work // What’s In My Styling Kit

I recently had to re-stock my styling kit for a few photo shoots, so I thought I'd share what I keep in my bag, which is currently a glittery Victoria's Secret free-gift-with-purchase tote that coats everything in stripper glitter and sorely needs to be replaced. I'm looking at one of these. Until then, here's what stays in my kit: Flathead pins and safety pins - have several sizes on hand (long, short, thick, thin) so you're

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Work // Ball Tracer Dummy Photo Shoot

A few weeks ago, my friend Josh Anderson (you remember him from the podcast, right?) reached out with an interesting concept for a photo shoot: ballistics and martial arts. Josh likes weird stuff, and after years of styling relatively tame editorials for a mainstream audience, it was fun to push the boundaries a bit. The process As soon as I saw the mood board Josh put together, my brain immediately went into Producer mode: We needed people

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Creative City Podcast Cincinnati

How to Create a Podcast When You Don’t Really Know How to Create a Podcast

Whew, things have been busy! I know, I know--everyone is busy, but in addition to work and life stuff, I’ve also been doing interviews and editing and working on everything else that comes along with starting a podcast. The actual recording is pretty straightforward, but as always, there’s more to the creative process than meets the eye. Here’s my experience so far: Podcast Intro I recorded the intro in the audio booth at the Cincinnati Public Library’s

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