Current & Past Projects
These are some of the things I've kept myself busy with, past and present.
The Stormworks is my personal brand, and what I do most of my freelance work under. While it's geared towards the heavy music underground scene (rock and metal, mostly)--from band logos to album art to music videos--I do take on clients from all walks of life, working with them to realize their brand identities through logo design, photography, videography, and more.
Nova Vox developed as a part of a social entrepreneurship exploration course I took at Indiana University Kokomo. The focus of the course was developing and launching a social enterprise in response to the Clinton Foundation's annual challenge for the Hult Prize, which for 2017 was "Reawakening Human Potential" and dealt with the global refugee crisis. This also included 10 days in England to meet with and learn from successful social enterprise leaders. While Nova Vox was initially focused on the global refugee crisis, it has since expanded to humanitarian work in general, and has become the non-profit arm of The Stormworks. The goal of Nova Vox is to restore the dignity of victims silenced by humanitarian crisis and social injustice by giving them new voices through photo and video documentary. Current projects under the Nova Vox brand include Project 22 (see below) and helping a Ugandan orphanage tell its story and develop social enterprises for self-sustainment.
Project 22 is a current and ongoing project aimed at bringing awareness to the continuing U.S. veteran suicide problem. Currently consisting of a series of photos depicting the internal struggle a lot of combat veterans face and an in-production short film, the overall project is currently slated to include more photo and film work in the coming months.
The Forge started out as a weekly radio show on Indiana University Kokomo's student-run internet radio station, Radio Free Kokomo. Featuring local and regional unsigned hard rock and metal bands, it gained popularity quickly and became a daily show less than a semester after its creation. After the university shut down the station, I launched The Forge as a 24/7 station of its own, doing full-slate programming, including spots and station identity. The station ran for almost a year before technical issues forced me to shut it down, but I've recently relaunched The Forge as a semi-regular podcast going back to its roots. I'd like to eventually put a full station back online, but have also been considering the possibility of seeing if there's an existing station that would be interested in adding The Forge to its line up.
Salem's Childe is my band. We're a mix of hard rock and metal, with emphasis on the metal. We've released one album so far, a 5-song EP, are getting ready to release a new single soon, and are otherwise writing new music and playing gigs locally.