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I’m Amber, a Chicago-raised, Michigan-educated New Yorker. 

Magazines were the dream, but the internet and urban rent asked, “Are you sure about that?” So, I spent my teen years consuming digital content (thanks, Tumblr) and teaching myself the basics of front-end development.

In college, I optimized everything I loved about editorials for the digital sphere – accenting my journalism studies with digital photography and design. In time, I turned my magazine dreams into reality as a Digital Editor-in-Chief, all while maintaining my job as a Web Editor for the university itself.

Post grad, I moved to Brooklyn with two suitcases, two months rent, and began freelancing (read “struggling”).

One NYFW show, a slew of blog content, and several copy editing gigs later, I was recruited for a hybrid role combining my technical and editorial skills. In my two years at Google, I created the production process for a global site serving 21 regional markets and 2+ million monthly active users.

Now, I’m working behind the scenes at Viacom producing content for their music and entertainment brands including BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV and VH1.

Technology supports me, but creativity drives me. So, please don’t think of this site as a portfolio. Instead, let’s call it an ongoing work in progress of, dare I say, “digital art.” Enjoy.

AmberCreative Hustler