soniayoon.com | Chicago | 2002–current
Creative strategy, program development and project coordination, event management, and visual design across digital and print media for the arts and culture sector. Graphic design with specialty in publication design and branded marketing campaigns. Select clients: Theaster Gates Studio, Rebuild Foundation, ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen, Hyde Park Jazz Festival, Haggerty Museum of Art, Promet Solutions, Green Lantern Press/Sector 2337.
midnightkitchenprojects.com | Chicago | May 2015–current
Design collaboration with Chef Guiseppe Catanzariti creating unique food experiences specializing in pop-up dinners, cooking classes, food demos, and lectures at the intersection of culinary and visual arts. Brand strategy, partnership and project development, event planning and management, curriculum development, digital marketing, and social media management. Select projects: “Black Out Dinners” for 6018 North, cooking class curriculum development for CookedChicago.com, “Amuse” for the Department of Curiosities, and “Itineraries of Taste” for San Pellegrino.
University of Chicago | arts.uchicago.edu/apl | Chicago | March 2017–July 2018
Direction, development, and oversight of organization communications, budget, and policies. Marketing, press relations, social media content strategy, editorial and creative design services for over 250 events and 10 exhibitions per year, annual winter festival, neighborhood redevelopment initiatives, and ongoing artist-led projects, education, and research programs. Author major press releases, company narrative, newsletters, and branded content. Organize media outreach and coverage for major events, external vendors, diplomatic handling of sensitive issues. Supervision
of marketing coordinator and interns. Coordinated communications with the University of Chicago, Theaster Gates, and local and national partners: Currency Exchange Café, BING Bookstore, Elevated Chicago, and Reimagining the Civic Commons.
neotericdesign.com | Chicago | Mar 2007–July 2015
Experienced producer for interactive firm specializing in the design and development of customized content-driven, responsive websites, content management systems, and digital products. Steward research and production for digital narratives and interactive exhibits. Duties include product management, UX research, information architecture, Agile and Waterfall project management, content strategy, software testing, training, and client services. Author creative briefs, editorial plans, information architecture, visual prototypes, and documentation. Art direction for visual designers, oversight of front and back-end developers. Select clients: University of Chicago’s Becker Friedman Institute, Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry, and Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, EXPO Chicago, Chicago Gallery News, Hubtran, and the City of Evanston.
ess.org | Chicago | Sept 2003–Aug 2010
Preservation and archive management for the Sun Ra/El Saturn, Malachi Ritscher, Links Hall, and Experimental Sound Studio collections. Created the finding aids and archive website. Oversight of audio technicians for the digital preservation and audio recordings, maintenance of related physical ephemera. The archive is made available to the public through projects in partnership with other archives and through a variety of ESS programs including broadcasts, tours, and private listening sessions. Development of public programs and artist commissions based on the archive content. Artists are commissioned each year to reflect and respond to the collections and produce new works, performances, and exhibitions, presented on site and in the Audible Gallery.
Chicago, IL | Jul 2005–Jan 2007
Art direction, project management and trafficking, supervision of visual designers and editorial team. Design, typesetting, and proofreading for annual stock and custom calendars, promotional collateral. Pre-flight all products and technical liaison with print vendors.
three-walls.org | Chicago | Oct 2003–Jan 2007
Spearhead communications strategy and implementation for start up non-profit arts organization. Creation of brand identity, expressed through marketing assets, website, and program collateral. Design and production of monthly exhibition publications. Development and content management for website, and press and artist archives. Onboarding and supervision of communications interns.
woodtinarch.com | Chicago | Jan 2003–July 2005
Management of physical and digital image archives. Image digitization, photo retouching, and color correction of architectural photography and press documentation. RFP and presentation design and production.
naturemuseum.org | Chicago | Oct 2000–Jan 2001
System administration and operations assistance for a MAC web-based computing center. Audio, visual and mechanical equipment maintenance for permanent and temporary exhibitions. Exhibition installation, lighting and art handling. Diplomatic communication with non-technical museum staff.
mattress.org | Pittsburgh, PA | Aug 1998–Aug 2000
Exhibition installation, signage, art handling. Publicity support and production of exhibition and education-related printed matter. Curatorial administration, oversight of special needs for exhibits. Maintenance of permanent collection and museum archives. Technical support for MAC-based network.