Founder / Creative Consultant
Spectacle Publishing Media Group LLC
Writer, Ring-leader, rabble-rouser at SP. My responsibilities include guiding and consulting the various projects undertaken by SPMG, which range from publication, eBook creation, editing, author/writer relations, copy writing and working with a brilliant team of motivated, creative talent.
Writer / Game Designer
The Darkest Age – Role-Playing Game System
Created and designed alternate history fictional game setting. Wrote theme and mood copy, fleshed out the world of post-plague induced zombie apocalypse in 14th Century Europe. Project required detailed research regarding the Black Plague, medieval social structure, and warfare, as well as architecture and cultural values. Additionally, participated in play test groups, revised and modified the rules for final publication. Edited content for internal consistency and theme. Complete gaming system based on the OGL, 400+ pages.
Volume One Magazine
Writing reviews of films, as well as occasional feature articles about local cultural events.
Internet Production Manager
The Core Organization
Managed production of online marketing campaigns, enriched opt-in email campaigns, sub-site creation, and web site maintenance. Initiated creative projects per client specs. Acted as art director for web designers and animators. Edited, compressed, encoded video for distribution on the Web. Evaluated and chose development and graphics technologies. Coordinated freelance staff. Copywriting and proposals. Managed two web animators and one database-to-web programmer. Liaised with client’s marketing and IT staff as well as acted as translator between Art Dept., Web Group, Account Execs. Recognized twice by Chicago Association of Direct Marketing for bulk email campaigns (concept to conversion).