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About Me

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Hello!

I'm nicoco! I am a content creator who believes in the power of visual arts as a mechanism for storytelling and social change. My work has been featured by the United Nations, CNN, CNBC, ABC, Marie Claire, Insider, Bored Panda, & Ms 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)
  • E-mail: hello@nicoco.co
Experience
January 2022 - Present
Media and Production Fellow @ New York University Shanghai

Create promotional material for the program. Find and develop opportunities for students to showcase their work. Mentor students in exhibiting and documenting their projects in engaging and professional ways.

October 2021 - Present
Multimedia Editor @ The World of Chinese

Work with editorial, marketing, and design teams to develop video and audio content. Participate in weekly pitch meeting and edit news recap video.

February 2021 - February 2022
Multimedia Producer @ Dialogy

Develop the brand's creative vision and standardize deliverables. Responsible for all client facing photography and videography. Manage remote video editor.

October 2019 - February 2021
Photo and Video Editor @ SideChef

Film and edit step by step cooking tutorials with celebrity chefs. Work with major food and beverage brands to create marketing materials. Responsible for all department outgoing photography.

August 2017 - September 2019
Associate Creative Director @ LearningLeaders

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). Traveled to be media representative at domestic and international events. Regularly completed large scale graphic design projects on short deadlines.

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

Fully funded delegate for three-day conference on the theme 'Wǒmen: Retelling the China Stories,' hosted by Peking University.

Presented CELEBRATE WOMEN, an annual women's empowerment photography initiative founded in 2016.

Skills
  • Videography (Premiere)
    80%
  • Graphic Design (Illustrator)
    60%
  • Photography (Photoshop)
    90%
  • Motion Graphics (After Effects)
    40%
  • Desktop Publishing (inDesign)
    30%
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