• Creative Director • Curator • Immersive Set Designer •
• Photographer • Writer • Editor • Advocate •
A multi-disciplinary multimedia maven out to conquer projects
about women’s and LGBT+ rights, subcultures, fashion, music, and technology.
Based in Brooklyn, Philadelphia and San Francisco.
Will travel for art.
I only create work I truly believe in.
As curator, I boldly and closely choose the voices that must be represented.
As creative director I inject personality into art, merging disciplines for consistency.
As immersive set designer I find innovation the inspiration and magic the means.
As photographer my imagery is rich with intention and dripping in contrast.
As writer my pointed tone is filled with humor and humanity.
As editor, I pore over video, photo and copy with a searching eye and an innate rhythm.
As advocate, I am proud to give time to building a better world for women and LGBT+.
My visual style is grown from gritty North Philadelphia, soaked in the popping colors I saw clashing there in a great and gaudy struggle for attention. My work highlights extremes and the potential for beauty in landscapes often fraught with conflicting contrast and diversity. I promote a seeking sense in my imagery and hold my viewers to the standard of looking deeper than accepting anything on the surface. As of 2017 I have pursued additional projects in new media, specifically narratives in virtual and augmented reality via set design and immersive installations.
Apartment Therapy • Bushwick Daily • ElevtrTrax • EMMA • Feminist Wednesday • Girl Scouts USA Blog • Her Campus • JUMP Philly • The Key • LUCY’S Magazine • Newsworks • NYLON Magazine • The Philadelphia Business Journal • Philadelphia Inquirer • Philly in Focus • Philadelphia Magazine • POSTURE Magazine • Public Record • Spindle Magazine • The Temple News • Vanyaland • VICE • VEVO • VRScout • WAMC
56 Men• 76 Words • All Above All • Anti-Defamation League • Association of Fundraising Professionals • Balance Dance Company • Belltower Records • Berklee College of Music • Blue Ocean Network • Brandnu Clothing • Brandywine Folk Festival • Building Connected Communities • Chain Camera Pictures • Council for Clean Air • David Michael & Co. • Davison Realtors • Detach The Islands • ElleWhySee • First Person Arts • FRIDA – The Young Feminist Fund • FXG Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania • Girl Scouts USA • globalFEST • GreenFest Boston • Green Mountain • Impulse FX • Independent Curators International • Inspiroll • iTAG • ItsStellaRose • Jacob Krueger Studio • Jesse Sheppard Productions • King Pleaxure • March to End Rape Culture • Minted. • Mo Lowda & The Humble • Movie Art Museum • National Arts Club • Nat Towsen’s Downtown Variety Hour • NYC Pride – Heritage of Pride • NYC Village Halloween Parade • Philadelphia Glaucoma Foundation • Pivot Journeys • Print All Over Me • Racha Fora • Refinery29 • Revolution, I Love You • Savassi Festival • Speakeasy Cinema • NYC Central Park SummerStage • Temple University • Tokyo Jazz Festival • Two Goats Immersive Creators Studio • Upright Citizens Brigade • University of Rhode Island • Veganwear • Where Thoughts Go • West Chester Film Festival • Women’s Mafia • Women’s Way
Best In Show: Virtual Reality, AWE (2018) • Best of: Photo Essays, Broadly (2016) • Photo Feature, Osengwa (2016) • Best of: Roundup Recap, ElevtrTrax (2016) • Joseph T. Barna Photography Award (2016) • Lew Klein Grant (2013) • Nominee for Best Pennsylvania Filmmaker, West Chester Film Festival (2013) • Broadcast Pioneers Award (2012) • National Young Woman of Distinction, Girl Scouts USA (2011) • Gold Award, Girl Scouts Eastern Pennsylvania (2010)
Press Of My Work
‘IRL Set Design for VR Experiences’ – Podcast Interview for How To Create VR • Benefit Show for Displaced Families in Brooklyn – Bushwick Daily • The Art of Taking The Subway – Podcast Interview for The Unfamous Podcast • People You Should Know – The Temple News • Holocaust filmmaker from Malvern wins top Girl Scout award – Mainline Media News • Fundraiser for Families of DeKalb Fire – Elevtr
Talks, Lectures, Public Speaking
April 2019 – Introduction to Immersive Technologies, Temple University
April 2019 – Introduction to Immersive and Media Production, Temple University
April 2019 – Introduction to Wearable Technology, Fashion Institute of Technology
February 2019 – columbia
October 2018 – Introduction to Immersive Set Design for VR, Stanford University
October 2018 – LeapCon #LeapSquad Round Table Talk, Magic Leap
April 2013 – Fraternity Gang Rape, Sociology Article Summary, Temple University
April 2013 – Lights, Camera, Action: Women’s Sexuality In and On Film, West Chester Film Festival
March 2013 – With Eyes Open: Framing Teen Pregnancy in the Media, Harrisburg At-Risk Teens Conference
March 2013 – With Eyes Open: Media, You and the People You Influence, Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania
February 2013 – Young Women in the Media, HerCampus Temple University
February 2013 – Valentine’s Day Romance: Safe Sex + Consent, Temple University
© 2019 Darragh Dandurand