I’m Lena, it’s nice to meet you.
I’m a multidisciplinary creator – a writer, designer, and visual artist with a penchant for development and creative strategy.
I cut my teeth as a creative representative for a roster of A-list production companies and award-winning post production studios in my hometown, Chicago. Craving a more hands-on involvement in marketing and creative strategy, I moved to Los Angeles in 2018 to manage creative development for Lord Danger, a creative production studio at the intersection of entertainment and advertising. In one year at Lord Danger, I helped restructure, rebrand, and reshape the directorial talent for the production studio while managing global sales and development. My success rate for pitching new business through creative decks and treatments culminated at 86 percent, among them the treatment for director Mike Diva’s “Panini” music video for Lil Nas X. Lord Danger awarded the project, the video went viral within hours, and garnered over 100 million views on YouTube in its first month.
My side hustle and general joy in life is providing freelance creative services to non-profit and social justice clients. I contribute copywriting, digital marketing, photography, fine art, and design work for clients including Planned Parenthood, Delta Institute, My Block My Hood My City, Bottle & Bottega, and more.
In my spare time, I run ‘Sosu,’ a diverse womxn’s group that convenes biweekly to discuss news and politics, utilizing awareness as a vehicle for empowerment and activism. I also manage a Monday night bowling league for a crew of extremely talented people that are utterly untalented at bowling.
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I taught sex education presentations to high school freshman for three years, including a demonstration that required me to mount a table. I used to teach acrylic painting classes to drunk people. I started a non-profit hub for sustainable travel in Chicago, and presented my strategy at the United Nations the following year. I love phlebotomy – that means drawing blood, not exhuming boogers. I was born with several congenital deformities, fun ones like having two extra ribs, and tricky ones like a short left leg that had to be lengthened three inches when I was thirteen years old. I creative directed an international magazine at age 25, and wrote over one hundred travel articles while working an entirely different full time job. I have kept a journal since I was ten years old.
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