Odd numbers. City streets. Yoga. My piano. Long afternoons at the Homestead. Excellent coffee. Film cameras. The Chicago Manual of Style. Good beer. Live music. And visiting the beach after dark.
I like to think I've had many different careers in many different stages of my life—from my very first job as a professional piano accompanist to gigs as an arts educator, theater lit nerd, website developer, non-profit manager, SEO pro, writer, and startup product/marketing "jack of all trades."
I'm currently using these skills to design creative, compelling content for a wide variety of projects. I believe the best experiences are crafted by understanding who your audience is, listening to them, and developing an authentic and cohesive voice for your product, your company, and your community. I bring to the table meticulous writing and editing skills, years of experience designing successful SEO strategies, and a deep understanding of how to craft crisp, clear messaging.
Right now I'm thrilled to be working with the team at Mighty Networks to help niche brands and businesses build thriving online communities that bring people together to do good things in the world. Want to know more about what I do? Please contact me.
I am always learning, and (hopefully!) always getting better at what I do.
I'm Lithuanian-American, and someday in the not-too-distant future I may run away to Europe with my other passport.
I've been known to wear a spirit animal hat on occasion.
I am deeply drawn to the energy and anonymity of big cities, but outdoor adventuring also makes me happy.
The images collected in this little corner of the world only represent some of the places I've been lucky enough to see in the last handful of years. More recently, I spent a month in Europe (in 2017) and a month in Thailand (in 2016) taking not nearly enough photographs, but collecting experiences that continue to shape my everyday.
In 2016, I participated in my first go at #the100DayProject and captured #100daysofstoriesinphotos with my dSLR—a project in which I created a photograph every day to represent a written passage in literature. In 2017, I decided to try something new by fumbling my way through #100daysofwatercoloradventures. I am by no means a painter of any kind (and, in truth, these are the first paintings I've made since the age of 10 by my best guess), but the exercise was exciting, weird, scary, and (thankfully) quite fulfilling.
Back in 2013, I also embarked on a 365 project that pushed me to capture something every day (or at least ~300 of those days) to reflect my city, my life, and my world. The following year I started walking, biking, and hiking every inch of my city in pursuit of a project I haven't quite finished yet—capturing a photograph of every single laundromat in San Francisco. A few of the early photos I took can be found here.
I fell in love with a twisted short film by Don Hertzfeldt about 17 years ago. Somehow, I latched on to this little guy. Somehow, it stuck. If you see this image out there as an avatar somewhere on the internet, it's probably me.
And, yes. It's true. I happen to own a very large spoon. Sometimes it comes with me to costume parties (because actual costumes are the worst) and once, a very long time ago, it was gifted to me at Burning Man by a dear friend.
Photo above captured on film by @termie on my little Olympus OM-G, many years ago on a sunny Saturday in Dolores Park.