Hi, I’m Zoe.
I am a content creator working primarily as a video editor, analog photographer, graphic designer, and web designer for various clients and brands. I also manage clients’ online presence, including social media management, content creation, strategy, and analytics.
I am currently located in East Lansing, Michigan where I work as the Digital Media Coordinator for the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum. I am also an instructor for MI 337 Compositing and Special Effects at Michigan State University, a course focused on Adobe After Effects, motion graphics, content creation, and detail-oriented critical thinking.
I recently graduated from Michigan State with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media + Information, a concentration in Film + Media Production, and a minor in Documentary Production.
I love analog photography—I think that there is something so magical about a photo looking like it came from a long ago, and very different, time and place in the world.
+ 2018 Terry and Tami Inch Scholarship, awarded by the Michigan State University College of Communication Arts and Sciences.
+ 2018 Sports Live Event Student Michigan Emmy, awarded by the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the 49th Annual Spartan Stampede.
+ 2019 South Texas Underground Film Festival, screened with my film Juice.
+ 2018 Detroit Shetown Film Festival, screened with my film Juice.
+ 2018 Traverse City Film Festival, screened with my film Juice.
+ 2018 Threadbare Mitten Film Festival, screened with my film Juice.
+ 2018 Adrian International Film Festival, screened with my film Juice.
+ 2018 Madurai International Film Festival, screened with my film Composing Our Stories.
+ 2018 Spartan Film Festival Audience Favorite Award, awarded for Juice.
+ 2018 Planet 9 Film Fest Most Relevant Creative Film Award, awarded for Juice.
+ 2018 Accolade Global Film Competition Award of Merit for Women Filmmakers (Student), awarded for Juice.
+ 2018 Best Shorts Competition Award of Recognition for Film Short (Student), awarded for Juice.
+ 2018 IndieFest Film Awards Award of Recognition for Women Filmmakers (Student), awarded for Juice.
+ 2018 Impact Docs Awards Award of Recognition for Documentary Short (Student), awarded for Composing Our Stories.
+ 2018 Accolade Global Film Competition Award of Recognition for Documentary Short (Student), awarded for Composing Our Stories.
+ Introducing MSU TV: A Channel Made For Spartans, written by Rianna N. Middleton for Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences.
+ Eight Student-Produced Short Films Featured At Traverse City Film Fest, written by Caroline Johnson for Michigan State University’s College of Arts and Letters.
+ A Filmmaking Community, written by Jessica Kukla for Ing Magazine (East Lansing, MI).
+ We’ve Talked Before About The Need For Female Fronted Bands And With Zoe Kissel Singing And Playing Guitar, Sidewatcher Is A Perfect Example, written by Autumn McDonald for Pure Nowhere Magazine (San Diego, CA).
+ New Music: Sidewatcher — Fans Of Alternative/Punk Rock Will Love It, written by Maria Savva for U.K. Arts Directory.
+ Adobe Creative Cloud (including Premiere Pro, After Effects, Media Encoder, Audition, Lightroom, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks)
+ Avid Media Composer
+ DaVinci Resolve
+ Red Giant Suites
+ Pro Tools
+ Autodesk Maya
+ Analog Film Photography
+ Digital Photography
+ Social Media Advertising and Analytics
+ Digital Content Creation and Promotion
+ Squarespace (Circle Member)
+ Microsoft Office
+ Google Drive
+ Dylan Kissel – www.dylankissel.com
+ Russ + Zoe – @russandzoe
+ Christian Kolo – www.christiankolo.com
+ Broken Jaw Studios – www.brokenjawstudios.com
+ Silver Saucer Productions – email@example.com
+ DIYphonic Sound – firstname.lastname@example.org
+ Sidewatcher – www.sidewatcher.com