Category: Educational

Adobe 1-Minute Tutorials

I produced several films for a fun, 1-minute tutorial series with Adobe Creative Cloud. The series teaches viewers on Facebook and YouTube interesting and useful techniques for a range of creative products, including Premiere, After Effects, Illustrator, and XD. The above video explores how to recolor an image in Illustrator, while the below film teaches editors how to make a ghost effect.


What is the Anthropocene?

I wrote and produced this animated explainer introducing Smithsonian viewers to the concept of the Anthropocene – a new geologic epoch delineated by humanity’s impact on the planet. The first in a multi-part series, this film describes the far-reaching effect of human actions.

The second episode I produced, below, illuminates how humans have modified food over time.


Life Noggin

I wrote over a dozen scripts for the educational science series Life Noggin, including episodes about space, medicine, geology, biology, and technology. For each script, I performed detailed research and fact-checking to ensure we were holding ourselves to the highest editorial standards.




While working with Discovery Communications, I produced roughly 300 episodes of DNews (now called Seeker), a science and medicine web series that had 2.4 million YouTube subscribers. I was responsible for both the creative vision of the show and directing the daily production, including managing the team’s associate producers and interns. I also maintained the rigorous production calendar for 10 episodes a week.

Below are two of the most popular DNews videos I worked on, both of which garnered over a million views in their first week.



Ask Smithsonian

I produced over a dozen episodes of Ask Smithsonian, an editorial web series that answered intriguing questions about science, history, and culture. The show tackled everything from, “How do flamingos stand on one leg?” to “How do you mummify a body?” In the above episode we answer the question, “Why do we get prune fingers?” Below we tackle, “Is it true that elephants can’t jump?”


National Portrait Gallery

I wrote and produced a series of nine videos in support of the National Portrait Gallery exhibition The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today. Primarily created for social media channels and YouTube, the videos also played together as a loop within the exhibition.

Below, first prize winner Amy Sherald shares her technique, and Jerry Saltz, Senior Art Critic for New York Magazine, talks about the jury process.



Adobe GDPR

When Adobe wanted to make a video about GDPR – regulations that affect how companies collect, store, and share data – they asked for a creative solution that would keep people’s attention and not bog them down in details. I produced this light and colorful animation that takes abstract concepts and visualizes them in a playful way.


Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement (JA) empowers young people to become financially literate and own their economic success. Every year, the regional chapter of JA in Washington, DC sponsors the Washington Business Hall of Fame. I wrote and produced the above video to introduce JA to the business community at that event. I also produced four tribute videos introducing business leaders in the community. Two examples are below.





I produced and wrote this vital safety campaign video for Amtrak that educates viewers on the best ways to react and respond to an active shooter within a station. The video is currently showing in major Amtrak stations around the nation.


Alaska Wilderness League

As part of a national campaign for the Alaska Wilderness League, I produced three videos about the need to preserve our wild lands and the harmful impacts of drilling and mining operations. The above film introduces viewers to the Alaska Wilderness League, while the below videos profile two of Alaska’s most precious natural spaces: the National Petroleum Reserve and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.