Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI

    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illustration - 2015

    Honors Student

    Additional course work at Brown University: Digital Media  



2017. Winner: Sundance Feature Film Program screenwriting mentee

2017. Winner: Best Experimental Film, National Film Festival for Talented Youth, Seattle, WA (Ok, Call Me Back)

2017. Winner: Sundance Ignite Fellowship, "What's next?" Challenge (Ok, Call Me Back)

2016. New Orleans Film Festival, New Orleans, LA (The Emily & Ariel Show)

2016. LA Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA (The Emily & Ariel Show)

2016. Winner: Best Experimental Short Film, Evolution! International Film Festival, Mallorca, Spain (The Emily & Ariel Show)

2016. Motion Commotion @ ICON9, Austin, TX (The Emily & Ariel Show)

2016. Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, Mammoth Lakes, CA (The Emily & Ariel Show)

2016. Tricky Women Animation Festival, Vienna, Austria (The Emily & Ariel Show)

2015. Post Alley Film Festival, Seattle, WA (The Emily & Ariel Show)



2017. Creative Culture Premiere, Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville, NY

2015. Signature Scent, Illustration Studies Building Gallery, Providence, RI 

2015. Film/Animation/Video Triennial, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

2015. Illustration Senior Show, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

2014. Palisades December Showcase, Palisades, Brooklyn, NY

2013. Clerestory Journal of the Arts’s Pop-Up Show, Carr Haus, Providence, RI

2012. Foundation Studies Triennial: Process, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

2011. Bruce Museum Student Exhibit, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT

2011. Young Artist Exhibit, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY




2017. Project 1324: 4 Emerging Filmmakers Who #ShatterStereotypes

2017. MovieMaker: Creative Culture Class of ’17: Meet the Seven Young Moviemakers in the Jacob Burns Film Center’s New Program

2017. Film Inquiry: Jacob Burns Film Center’s Creative Culture Program: An Experiment In Filmmaking & Interconnectedness

2017. Hue: january 2017: alizarin crimson

2016. Project 1324: Announcing the Winners of the 2016 Sundance Ignite “What’s Next?” challenge

2016: Booooooom: Stop Motion of the Day: “The Emily & Ariel Show”

2016. Vimeo Staff Pick: The Emily & Ariel Show

2016. KQED: Humanizing Girls: Conversation with “The Emily & Ariel Show” Filmmakers Emily Hoffman and Ariel Noltimier Strauss

2016. FM4: Die Puppenspielerinnen

2016. HuffPost Women: Inside a Maximum Security Prison’s Production of the Wiz 

2015. Billboard: Watch the Making of Tommy Trash’s Zany Cannibal Barbie Music Videos 

2015. Sherotica Zine

2015, 2014, 2013. YTB: Why the Beef

2014. RISD News: Making Magic

2013. Tulane Spring Review

2013. New York Times: Museum Explores 'The Power of Poison' 



Freelance Animator, Filmmaker, Artist & Writer, NY, 2012 - Present

Employers include Crayola, Mighty Oak, The Front, Adobe's Project 1324, Dusty Studios and more.

Valentine & Clark Emerging Artist Fellow, Jacob Burns Film Center, 2016

Fall Emerging Artist Fellow for at the Jacob Burns Film Center's Media Lab. Wrote, directed and produced a short stop-motion animated comedy, Nevada, using their facilities, equipment and staff.

Animator, Dusty Studios, Bronx, NY, 2015 - 2016

Created 12-60 second short animations for Animation Hotline series inspired by anonymous voicemails left for the studio. Additional commissioned work for Freeform, TED, etc. Animations typically chalk on a slate.

Animation Assistant/Fabricator, Subtility LLC, Brooklyn, NY, 2015

Freelance animation assistant, fabricator and illustrator, for a series of three music videos for Grammy and VMA nominated client, Tommy Trash. Animated puppets and set elements. Set/background painting and building, puppet design and production. 

Fabricator/PA, Lift Animation, Los Angeles, CA, 2015

Freelance work for stop-motion film Henrietta Bulkowski, directed by Rachel Johnson with Starburns Industries. Work included set building and painting, animation tests for replacement faces, puppet assembly, set-dressing, creative problem solving and organization.

Illustration Department Representative, RISD, Providence, RI, 2014 - 2015

Woodshop Monitor, RISD, Providence, RI, 2014 - 2015

Post Productions Editor, Electus, Los Angeles, CA, 2015

Produced sizzles for development and pitching of new TV series. Edited video, music, voice over and graphics. 

Fabrication Intern, Puppet Heap, Hoboken, NJ, 2014

Worked with the studio responsible for fabricating Muppets puppets as well as additional commissions and unique puppets. Fabricated and customized a sub-character of the Muppet series. Assisted with additional commissioned builds. Fabrication involved foam work, sewing, sculpting and character design. 

Fabrication Assistant, Basil Twist, Manhattan, NY, 2014 

Assister Basil Twist team with a build for Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast. Worked specifically on the enchantress puppet for the USA and Asian tour of the production. 

Set Design, Providence Ballet Theater, Providence, RI, 2014

Collaborated with the Providence Ballet Theater to design and produce mock-ups for the set of a new ballet, The Magic Box, with an interdisciplinary group of RISD students. Oversaw and managed design plans and production. We designed a concept that encompassed set, lighting, costuming and storyboarding. 

Exhibition Production Intern, American Museum of Natural History, Manhattan NY, 2013 

Assisted the exhibition department’s production of The Power of Poison exhibit. Created a tableau of the three witches from Macbeth. Constructed and sculpted the ground on which the witches would stand; manipulated, painted and altered costumes, wigs, mannequins and accessories.