In an industry that is highly competitive, it's easy to start telling yourself...
"My unique needs will be a problem and I won't be qualified unless I can do things exactly like everyone else"
"I'll only have one chance to tell my story or share my ideas, so it better be perfect"
"The only way to compete and stand out is to have the flashiest, coolest, designs or stories"
"I don't have time to study more storytelling, I just need to focus on surface appeal to get work"
But in this rush it's also easy to lose touch with why you love visual storytelling in the first place.
Personality exploration assignment by mentee Madeline Abatemarco
What if there was a way to reignite your creative soul WHILE elevating your visual storytelling skills at the same time?
Color and light assignment by mentee Natalia Falciglia
A self-paced training program where we explore film and life through a psychological lens to hone your storytelling skills, elevate your designs with empowering techniques, and transform your creative practice so you can show up as the protagonist you are.
Building of the foundation of my past mentorships and educational tools, I've developed an all new comprehensive self-directed course that helps you level up your storytelling and design process with a group of underrepresented creatives while equipping you with loads of business and mental health resources, templates, and demos.
PROJECT DIRECTOR & CO-AUTHOR of talking threads
co-teacher at art center
visual storytelling mentor
BRAND story coach for entrepreneur
As a guide, I provide a structured process in a shame-free, inquisitive, and open-minded environment so you can focus your energy on what matters most...expressing your story.
DEDICATED TO EMPOWERING UNDERREPRESENTED CREATIVES
I learned many creative strategies for brainstorming, exploring ideas, and a hardly ever present self-compassionate approach during the creative process.
And as someone who enjoys research, Jessie really taught me the value of being intentional and specific with it to help bring a bigger picture together.
I've never actually had a class that guided me through the very beginning of stumbling upon and developing an idea to the ending portions where things become more and more refined, and it's more about just adding the little finishing touches
Identify your 3 core story moments, Create an Archetype Board and set of keywords to help you elevate your story, and learn how to use a modified Story Circle to create a clear story arc.
Explore the spectrum of anger motivations and learn key attributes. Study film and life stories that explore self acceptance, vulnerability, and imperfectionism. Use your insights to develop business positioning.
Explore the spectrum of fear motivations and learn key attributes. Study film and life stories that explore courage, passion, and capability. Use your insights to develop more aligned business goals.
Explore the spectrum of shame motivations and learn key attributes. Study film and life stories that explore self worth, free will, and personal significance. Use your insights to develop business strategies.
Monthly DEMOs showcase my signature methodology in action as I develop my own original project
fear is a matter of perspective
GAME ANIMATION COMIC LIVE ACTION
A con artist gets more than she bargained for when her most recent grift triggers a constant supernatural vision state. Now stuck seeing the personified fears of those around her, she find temporary escape when she puzzles out the origin of the fears.
But will she be able to find a way out of this vision for good before she loses her sanity?
MANIAC meets UNDONE in this supernatural adventure with a psychological twist