Evonne Heyning

Evonne Heyning

Work History

Work History

Interactive Producer

Primescape

Producing virtual events and experiences for the US Department of State using virtual worlds for international dialogue and conversations on relevant topics:  architecture and design, policy, green business solutions.

Jan 2007 - Present

CoFounder

Toyshoppe Systems

Toyshoppe Systems is a dynamic engineering team providing high tech solutions for innovative programming. We build your dreams!  LED Design, Models, Event Solutions and Film/TV Production are key specialties. Collaborative art & design work can be seen behind the scenes at www.toyshoppesystems.com

2008 - Present

Interactive Producer

USC Network Culture Project

Working in virtual worlds the USC Network Culture Project studies the role of philanthropy and the public good in virtual communities. Primary roles include producing events, writing the book Visions of Global Justice, moderating panels along with machinima and interactive curatorial work for State of Play 2009. I catalyze new communities, design and develop spaces with diverse organizations and help groups work together in the growing 3D web landscape.

2007 - 2012

Interactive Producer

TechSoupGlobal: Nonprofit Commons

Technology support for international network of nonprofit organizations: streaming video series, audio and content for live and virtual events, meetups, webinars and conferences.  Role includes producing video and interactive presentations in many platforms while educating many nonprofit partners how to use these tools efficently for collaboration. Speaking and frequent blogging at conferences as a social media expert for nonprofits and public sector partners. 

Jun 2003 - 2011

Founder

Amoration

Consultant to leading public sector clients.  Founder and director of international bridgebuilding NGO dedicated to creating a culture of conscious compassion through multimedia aid efforts. Over ten years of creative design for nonprofit and educational partners including special event management, arts organization, publication and broadcasting production and design, communications and marketing for nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and media networks.

2001 - 2003

Media Specialist

Providence Public Library

Coordinated computer education programs for kids. Developed curriculum, taught computer and media production courses, provided program management and assistance for a number of nationally-recognized pilot projects. Received awards for Cambodian Family Journey and Wall of Hope video and web projects produced with students.

2002 - 2003

Special Education Arts Instructor

Massasoit/Granite Academy

Curriculum development and daily education of dozens of middle and high school students in two charter special education schools for students with violent/self-destructive tendencies.  Designed art workshop, media classes, outdoor sculpture gardens, music and video production and computer workshops with many students successfully producing albums, videos and artistic works.

2001 - 2001

Promotions Manager/Interactive Division

Citadel Broadcasting

Designed national interactive and transmedia promotional campaigns for over 200 radio stations. Produced graphics and user interfaces, games, copy, broadcast clips, research and metrics on the success of internet marketing for the entire broadcast network.

1999 - 2000

Outreach Director

Sexual Assault & Trauma Resource Center

Provided communications and development management for statewide rape and abuse prevention and advocacy center. Organized 5K fundraising event, produced newsletters and annual fund mailings, community drives and outreach activities, at times handled both communications and development departments in addition to IT/computer issues for an office of 25 and a budget over one million.

1998 - 1999

Development Director

World Society for the Protection of Animals

U.S. development officer for international animal welfare organization. Responsible for raising $1.1mil budget through annual fund appeals, grantwriting, major gifts and planned giving, corporate donations and emergency in-kind gifts. Coordinated international aid shipments and assisted communications, PR and web design teams, organized first successful charity eBay auction with celebrity autographed teddy bears to benefit bear sanctuaries.

Skills

Skills

Insight & Integration

Ad-hoc consultant, board member and confessor to hundreds of world leaders in social service, media, spiritual development, education and healing arts.  Pursuing advanced study into love and compassion in the cloud, our future of collective intelligence as it relates to wisdom studies.

Tech Consultant

Advising nonprofits and individuals on how to use social media and basic web tools for communication, connection and project integration.  Recent speaking engagements include how to use virtual worlds for global events, and "Sparking an Energetic Revolution" on crowdsourcing volunteer solutions for Lightning Temple development.

Artist: Painter & Sculptor

Canvas, autos and artcars, bodypainting for performance and fine arts exhibitions, sculpture and digital painting for graphic design, glass arts, large scale public arts and unique interactive experiences.

Producer

Events of all sizes, presentations and demonstrations, community campaigns, videos and social media challenges, games and playable virtual spaces.  Amoration is a flexible arts collaborative available for unique interactive production services.  Film, television, radio, print and online experience.

Love

COMPASSION, TRUST & REPUTATION NETWORKS:  Amoration is the crux of this work, exploring the roots of love and practices that lead to a healthy ecosystem in your networked culture.  Our mission is to create a culture of conscious compassion.

Machinimatographer

Produce videos within virtual worlds and gamespaces for education, commercial and nonprofit causes.  My avatar ~In Kenzo~ is hired to produce mixed reality events, machinima and transmedia campaigns.  Current series for @techsoup and Nonprofit Commons:  Stories of Impact

Curator

Currently working with www.theCOREconference.com and under-the-radar clients. Produced interactive demonstrations and the AvatarCamp virtual event for the State of Play conference at New York Law School, June 2009.  Curate within the Lightning Temple team as creative director piecing together arts & educational content with opportunities.  Associate artist at the Sugar Shack in Los Angeles.

Publishing

Education

Education
2008 - 2008

Network Culture

University of Southern California

Post-graduate research and production working with the Network Culture Project in the Annenberg School for Communication at USC, focusing on the affordances of virtual worlds for research, education, communities and social benefit organizations.

1993 - 1998

B.A.

http://www.enc.edu

Student body chaplain, Volunteer coordinator for all students offsite, President of Women's Society, Curator for arts shows and events, Newspaper photographer and Student Council representative.  Graduated with honors.  Specialized in matching students with volunteer projects in Quincy and Boston, MA. Served as an intern for Quincy Crisis Center as volunteer manager and development coordinator, writing grant proposals and communications materials for a local social service community center.

1989 - 1993

Richmond Community High

Arts, media production, event management for National Honor Society. Class secretary, volunteer wrangler, organized blood drive and community actions, food care programs for NHS.  Extracurricular: photography and publishing zine/papers along with intramural volleyball.