I love words. No really. Words are everything.
In all seriousness, words create stories. Stories made me who I am, and stories are everywhere: in books and articles, in history, in art, in design, in video games, and in the very fabric of our society.
I remember playing the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone PC game in first grade. My teacher encouraged me to actually read the book, and she was bang on the money with that recommendation. The Harry Potter books are the reason I decided to become a storyteller. I began writing at a young age and decided to pursue it in college.
The more time I spent at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, the more I learned that storytelling extends far beyond the written word. It’s in everything. I broadened my horizons during and after college to learn other storytelling methods like design, photography and social media.
I can confidently say that a well-rounded, jack-of-all-trades approach to storytelling makes me a valuable asset to the teams I’ve worked with, and I am always game to learn new things. Especially in an ever-evolving media landscape.