I pride myself on producing creative, relevant and engaging work.

Whether in video, print or on the web, I enjoy utilizing my skills to find the best way possible to visualize an idea and tell a powerful story.

The work you’ll find here represents both personal and professional projects. Take a look around, read what people have said about my work, and send an email if you want to connect.

Microsoft Office, Google Apps (including Analytics and AdWords), Facebook Insights, Final Cut Pro, Adobe CS4, Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, SEO, SEM, and HTML/CSS

User research, integrated marketing, content strategy.

WordPress CMS

Final Cut Pro

Adobe Photoshop


Aug 15 - Present

Media Cause

Senior Account Manager

Media Cause is a full service digital marketing and communications agency dedicated to helping nonprofits and good causes grow. We help our clients inspire people to take action, build online communities, engage with supporters, and ultimately grow their mission and organization. Our expertise includes digital strategy, creative campaigns, branding, online fundraising, social media, search engine marketing, ad campaigns, website & graphic design/development, and systems analysis.

Sept 2012 - Present

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco

Digital Strategist

• Create and implement compelling, data-driven online marketing campaigns that raise brand awareness and engage donors.

• Train and advise a citywide team on social media tactics, manage volunteer writers and designers.

• Increased website traffic by 100%, newsletter subscribers by 30%, and online donations by 40%.

Jan 2012 - Aug 2012

National People’s Action

Director of Online Communications

• Built a 45,000-person subscriber list and implemented first-ever online fundraising campaign, raising $18,000 in small-dollar donations.

• Led website redesign process, including surveying stakeholders, researching competitors, developing a project budget and timeline, managing contractors, and synthesizing 10+ years of content.

• Reduced overall web costs by $10,000/year by replacing expensive and outdated technologies with more sustainable and open-source alternatives.

Prior positions:
• Multimedia Specialist (April 2008 – January 2012)
• Housing Counselor (January 2007 – April 2008)

Aug 2011 - Jun 2012

Freelance Campaign Writer

• Created innovative communications strategies to raise awareness of wrongful foreclosure tactics and win fair settlements for homeowners.

Mar 2008 - Jan 2009

Media Process Group

Assistant Editor and Lead Researcher

• Led first round of edits for a documentary film that received 3 out of 4 stars from Roger Ebert.

• Served as DV camera operator for an episode of Oprah’s How to Look Good Naked (Aired 2/15/08)

Sep 2005 - Sep 2006

Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

Training & Development Coordinator (AmeriCorps*VISTA)

• Conducted and filmed interviews for organization video that educated teens about financial planning.

• Designed and co-edited a 44-page reference guide for developing community-corporate partnerships.

Jun 2003 - Jun 2005

Paintbrush Diplomacy

University Diplomat Program, Founder

• Created University Diplomat Program, which paired university students with young artists living in foreign countries.

• Fostered partnerships between three universities and 15 middle and elementary schools, resulting in the exchange of art and letters among 500 children.

2014 - 2014

Cornell University – Johnson Graduate School of Management

Certificate in Marketing Strategy

2000 - 2004

Santa Clara University

B.A., Mass Media & Cross Cultural Studies

Community service trips abroad: San Salvador, El Salvador and Tijuana, Mexico

1996 - 2000

Marquette University High School

AP Courses: French, Biology, Math
Varsity Soccer, Wisconsin State Champions (’03, ’04)
Wisconsin Second Team All-State, Defender

“Increased sales…and proud to refer people to my website”

Ian did an amazing job helping me to define my business on social media. He successfully created a website to reflect the look and feel that I desired. As a result, I am proud to refer people to my website to see examples of my floral designs. This has resulted in increased sales for me. Ian also took the time to educate me so that I would be able to make add photos and content to my pages with ease. I would highly recommend him.

>> Mindy Rosenberg – Owner, Mindy Rosenberg Floral and Event Decor

“A great collaborator…”

I was Ian’s manager at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. He was a wonderful asset to the organization, a great collaborator, and incredibly instrumental in helping bridge the gap between Marketing and Development. Ian implemented new strategies to increase online donors and revenue; revamped BGCSF’s online volunteer strategy, resulting in 25% more traffic to the volunteer page; and made huge updates/aesthetic improvements to both BGCSF’s websites and social media presence, resulting in an increase in web traffic and engagement.

>> Brittany Johnson – Account Supervisor, Horn Group (former Director of Marketing and PR at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco)

“A rare talent…”

We are very fortunate to have Ian on our team. He does exceptional work for NPA, produces incredible visuals and coordinates powerful online-to-offline actions. He is a rare talent.

>> George Goehl – Executive Director, National People’s Action

“Great instincts for engaging people online…”

Ian built NPA’s online organizing program from scratch to a 45,000-name e-mail list. He also started our online fundraising program, raising over $15,000 in the first half of 2012. He has great instincts for engaging people in the online space, is a tireless worker, and a tremendous team player. A real asset to our organization.

>> Jeff Pinzino – Assistant Development Director, Marwen (former Development Director at National People’s Action)

“Determined and resourceful…”

Ian is thoughtful and resourceful. His creative ability is a gift but his determination and resourcefulness are derived from his desire to contribute and are manifested in his work ethic. Ian is always willing to do what it takes to get the job done. He always strives to develop professionally and learn new skills to enhance his portfolio.

I highly recommend Ian and am certain he will be an asset to any organization. He is determined, smart and one of the most creative people with which I have ever worked.

>> Andrea Frye – Project Director, Ceres Connections, Ltd (former Communications Director at National People’s Action)

“Impressive creativity, organizational skills…”

I enthusiastically recommend Ian for any editing or producing position. Ian was the assistant editor and researcher on a feature documentary I edited, Radical Disciple: The Story of Father Pfleger (2009, dir. Bob Hercules). I was really impressed with Ian’s organizational skills, creativity, and problem solving ability.

>> Melissa Sterne, Independent Media Production Professional

“Adding new vision to the organization…”

Paintbrush Diplomacy is a thirty year old non-profit that has survived because new people continue to come along and add new vision to the organization. In a very short period of time, Ian has become one of those people. Ian volunteered at a time when the organization was in a crucial restructuring phase and developed a program that reenergized our general exchange program. Ian created and implemented the University Diplomat program that pairs university students with children artists abroad. Since the program’s development, partnerships between three universities and 15 middle and elementary schools have evolved, resulting in the exchange of art and letters among over 500 school children.

Ian has also been an active participant on our Board of Directors. Although he is not a member of the board, he attends all meetings regularly and contributes to the discussion and decision-making process; he is an invaluable asset to our organization.

>> Louise Valeur – Executive Director, Paintbrush Diplomacy

“Hard-working, congenial colleague…”

Ian worked for a year as an AmeriCorps*VISTA member at the Shriver Center in Chicago as part of the Community Investment Unit team that I managed. Ian was a hard-working, creative, and congenial colleague and I would recommend him to others in the social justice and creative fields. One of the many projects to which Ian contributed greatly was creation of a student-run bank in a public high school, and the related Guide to Establishing Bank Branches in High Schools and Branching Out video, both available at

>> Dory Rand – President, Woodstock Institute

VIDEO: Celebrating Great Mentors

VIDEO: Celebrating Great Mentors

Created for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, 2014

VIDEO: Donor Appreciation

VIDEO: Donor Appreciation

Created to thank Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco supporters, 2013

VIDEO: Birthday Wishes

VIDEO: Birthday Wishes

A whimsical video birthday card my wife and I made for a good friend, 2007

Web Development: Grassroots Action

Web Development: Grassroots Action

A website I co-created for a political action campaign, 2009

Web Development: Local Business

Web Development: Local Business

Redesign for Mindy Rosenberg Floral & Event Decor, 2013

DESIGN: Educational Poster

DESIGN: Educational Poster

A poster I created for the Houston School District, 2010

DESIGN: Movement Art

DESIGN: Movement Art

A poster I created for a political protest, 2009

DESIGN: Illustration

DESIGN: Illustration

Having some fun with Photoshop, 2007