Awards

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Video

The latest video from Saigon South International School and Gypsy Creative Communications, are among the winners of the 2013 Global Cardboard Challenge Video Contest! I just got word of this during our holiday in Cambodia. What a great gift it was, and what an awesome way to kick off my new business: International School Marketing!

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Video

The iMovie Mentors Program—a course I taught for three years in a row—was recognized in 2011 and 2010 on behalf of the City of Alexandria, by Colin Powell’s America’s Promise Alliance “100 Best Communities for Young People.” iMovie Mentors is a mentorship program for local youth, that brings young men together with mentors in their community to learn how to be good students, good citizens, and kickass filmmakers. The program was funded by a grant from the Alexandria Dept. of Criminal Justice.

iMovie Mentors on the Hill

Print Design

In 2011, the City of Alexandria was awarded First Place for Best Promotional Effort by the Virginia Recreation and Parks Society, for the 2010 Power On! Campaign. Power On! was a new branding campaign I developed for the Alexandria Recreation Dept. which included logo design, a summer activities brochure and promotional collateral. I’ve developed subsequent brochures for the Department, which I’m hoping will rack up some more awards!

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Video

Over the course of 2010, I received two “HotShot” awards and four “People’s Choice” awards from UWDigitalVideo.com. As a PADI-certified Master Scuba Diver with specialties in Underwater Video and Photography, I have been shooting underwater for the past three years. I’ve been fortunate enough to dive all over the world, in the Pacific, Caribbean and Indian Ocean.

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Video

I have been shooting and editing travel videos since 2007. Over the course of 2008, 2009, and 2010 my work has appeared on TripFilms.com and been featured in monthly travel profiles. I received “Editor’s Pick” awards for a travel spot on Vancouver, underwater pieces from the Bahamas and Honduras, an event production for the Potomac Conservancy, and a profile of DC aerial photographer, Kent Larson. As a “TripVlogger” for TripFilms.com, I produced a series of videos showcasing local attractions and “how-tos” for the DC area.

My TripFilms Profile

Print Design

In 2007, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization won the Gold Medal from the Society for National Association Publishers (SNAP)—now known as Association Media & Publishing—for my redesigns of their monthly newsletter, NewsLine and quarterly Insights magazine. I was responsible for the design, layout and production of both of these pieces for 3 years. The redesign effort took a rather dull 2-color glossy and transformed it into a head (and page)-turning 4-color publication on uncoated stock, and streamlined the layout to create a more intuitive, pleasant read.

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Print Design

In 2006, The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization was a finalist for an Excellence in Print award from the Printing and Graphics Association Mid-Atlantic (PGAMA) for a 2006 Annual Report, which I designed and produced. Working closely with the printer, I created a unique page layout that increased in width, providing for naturally accessible tab markers. It featured a full-width pocket folder in the back and a special reflective aqueous coating on the cover highlighting the organization’s logo and trademark “wave.” This project required multiple mockups and print checks, but ultimately became a model for NHPCO’s annual reports in subsequent years.

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