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About Me

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Hello!

I'm nicoco! I believe in the power of visual arts as a mechanism for storytelling and social change. My work has been featured by the United Nations, Radii China, Ladyfest, NYU Q, The Red Elephant Foundation, That's Shanghai, Ms Magazine, & Shanghai Family Magazine. I am very enthusiastic about dancing, puns, and Oxford commas.

I was born in Chicago and grew up in the suburbs before moving to Shanghai. I have temporarily lived in three other great cities: Beijing, Florence, and New York City.

  • Pronouns: she/her
  • Citizenship: usa
  • Residence: china
  • Languages: english (native), mandarin chinese (proficient), japanese (basic)
  • Profession: assoc. creative director
  • E-mail: hello@nicoco.co
Experience
August 2017 - Present
Associate Creative Director @ LearningLeaders

Frequently travel to be media representative at domestic and international events. Creative lead on thought leadership piece on discrimination against women and ESL/EFL speakers in the debate community, shown at the largest and most prestigious debate tournament in the world (WUDC 2019). Regularly complete large scale graphic design projects on short deadlines.

September 2016 - December 2016

Assisted students and faculty in fashion photography & fashion styling courses. Managed studio equipment, and assisted with studio set-up and tear down. Photography and video documentation, and supplementary graphic design work such as student ID cards and completion certificates.

June 2016 - February 2017
Associate Producer @ Idris and Tony

Worked on the persuASIAN project, a celebrity photography series on Asian men's representation in mainstream media. Managed candidate life cycle, from talent identification to scheduling. Prepared supplementary material including press packages and interview transcriptions.

Education
2013 - 2017
New York University Shanghai

Major: Interactive Media Arts
Minor: Business & Finance

Awards: 2013-2017 NYU Futures Scholarship recipient (full-ride scholarship), 2015 Deans' Undergraduate Research Fund recipient, 2015 Deans' Service Scholar, graduated cum laude

Key coursework: Digital Fabrication, Feminist Economics of East Asia (Independent Study), Political Uses of Social Media, Assistive Technology, Web Development

2018

The Asian Conference on Media, Communication & Film, hosted by The International Academic Forum (IAFOR)

Presented paper The Paradoxial Magical Girl: Women's Empowerment in Magical Girl Anime. Examined tropes in subgenre through Western and Japanese feminist film theory.

2019

Upcoming

Hosted by Peking University.

Fully funded delegate for three-day conference on the theme 'Wǒmen: Retelling the China Stories.'

Skills
  • Graphic Design (Illustrator)
    60%
  • Photography (Photoshop)
    90%
  • Videography (Premiere)
    70%
  • Motion Graphics (After Effects)
    40%
  • Desktop Publishing (inDesign)
    60%
  • Web Dev/Design (HTML/CSS)
    50%
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