|Objective||I am a freelancer of many trades: photographer, writer, designer, maker, and teacher. I am located in Portland, Oregon; I specialize in the craft world, and would love any related work taking photos, designing projects, or writing.|
University of California, San Diego La Jolla, CA 2004|
Graduate with a BA in Visual Arts, Media
My emphasis was in photography and I minored in Visual Arts, Studio. I have taken many classes in the art fields of computing, video, drawing, painting, history, and theory. I studied abroad at the University of Sussex in England for a summer as well.
Specializing in natural lighting and music photography, but diverse in subject matter, freelance work has been for city weeklies, nationwide magazines, record labels, websites and blogs, and individual press shots and head shots. Also, art photography has been displayed in galleries and shown on websites.
Have done magazine writing, blogging and other online writing, and am currently writing for a knitting book.
Mainly hats and other accessories, designs are always unique and use uncommon construction concepts or other unusual design elements.
leethal has been my ever-evolving business since 2004, for which I've designed and sold a huge variety of hand-crafted items, hand-coded the website and online store, as well as published a popular print zine and maintained a widely-read diy blog.
Hope in the City Reel Stories Program San Diego, CA (11/04 - 04/05)
Taught basic digital still photography to students in the program to use for the videos they created, also helped with video aspects of the program, including filming, sound and visual editing.
KSDT Radio San Diego, CA (11/01 - 06/03)
Operations Manager/DJ/Staff Member
Designed print and online zine, ran weekly staff meetings, trained new DJs, booked live shows in the station, photographed shows for the zine. Also, DJed my own show weekly; was publicity director for about 6 months in 2002. As publicity director, I created a zine, which was published in book form and distributed throughout San Diego, and also made into an online version.
-Craft Magazine (Writer, Photographer)
-Threadbanger (weekly Blogger)
-Knitty.com (Designer and Photographer)
-The Sound of Young America (Photographer)
-The District (Photographer)
-Sage Community Group (Photographer)
-Asthmatic Kitty Records (Photographer - photo was printed on the cover of CMJ magazine)
-San Diego City Beat (Photographer)
-Sol Gallery in Santa Ana, CA
-Natale Cafe in Costa Mesa, CA
-Twiggs Cafe in San Diego, CA
Work Sold At:
-Bazaar Bizarre, Los Angeles 2005 and 2006
-Crafty Wonderland, Portland 2007 and 2008
-SCRAP Holiday Bazaar, Portland 2007
-Alberta Art Hop, Portland 2008
Photos and art/craft work have also been shared on various websites and blogs, such as: craftzine, westcoastcrafty, craftypod, diyalert, whipup, craft and found, oregonlive