the Idea designers
Connect Audiences to Ideas
MULTIMEDIA CONTENT CONSULTANT
Story Development Video Production Exhibit Media & Design Event Media & Production Web Content Marketing Corporate Communication Professional Profile Business Plan Grant Writing
The Idea Designers believe message matters and build everything upon it. Linda Anderson is a verbal and visual storyteller, a mixed media artist who specializes in
content development. She was raised in a library and early on, discovered the formula for storytelling. Her educational and professional career led to entertainment television, news and children’s media, where she worked as a writer, producer, camera, editor, and crew. Linda has worked with teams from the stages of New York Fashion Week to the track at the Las Vegas Speedway. She has profiled world class events such as the Red Bull Air Race, told success stories of million dollar corporations, highlighted worker’s rights issues for labor unions, and developed educational videos taking kids on animal learning adventures. She works with design teams to develop content for honored U.S. museums. Linda raises the bar on content to elevate her client’s message and mission. Her unique approach helps achieve her mission, the successful delivery of your idea.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE THE IDEA DESIGNERS; Principal/Creative Director, San Diego, CA ~ 2009-present
Chief Storyteller for exhibit, event, & multimedia design firm. Wrote & designed company profile book & capabilities documents. Wrote & designed website - theideadesigners.com. Edited video demo reel showcasing creative talents of production team. Developed client database comprised of museum directors & industry executives; built client relationships. Researched RFP’s & developed proposals for presentation.
AFSCME; Writer/Producer, Sacramento, CA ~ 2010
Wrote and produced labor union piece for AFSCME: ‘University of California: Tiers of Injustice’.
SMART KIDZ MEDIA; Writer/Video Editor, Fallbrook, CA ~ 2010
Wrote scripts and edited educational videos featuring BBC animal footage for children’s media company. Programs: Animal Reading Adventures, My Animal Family
WEALTH TV; Writer/Producer, San Diego, CA ~ 2006-2009
Scriptwriter/producer for national HD lifestyle & entertainment network. Demonstrated expert ability to dissect complex information and make interesting for mass audience. 100+ hour portfolio features live studio & scripted productions. Productions awarded & nominated by EMMY & Tele Awards in categories of producing and writing. Demo Reel: vimeo.com/theideadesigners
WEB CONTENT WRITER; 2012-present
Writer for web developers, including site content, press releases, & blogs. Crafted content to deliver company vision, maintain page rank, and drive traffic to website. Clients: Home Turf, Synthetic Lawn Supply, Work Right Plumbing, Blow Me Away Laredo.
PRODUCTION CREWS; ENTERTAINMENT RADIO NETWORK, BRILLIANT SCREEN STUDIOS, CAVE LIGHT FILMS ~ 2010-2012
Shot camera at SEMA Auto Convention & Richard Petty Driving Experience. PA for music video & Hyper Martial Arts training videos.
TESS WALD PRODUCTIONS & SCECON; Writer ~ 2009
Developed and pitched exhibit proposal, ‘The Battle of Midway’, for the USS Midway Museum.
BUFFINI & COMPANY; Event Coordinator, Carlsbad, CA ~ 2004-2006
Event Coordinator for real estate/business coaching company. Managed logistics & supported presenters during 3-day, in-house & on-location training class, 100-days to Greatness. Wrote articles for company magazine.
KCCI NEWS CHANNEL 8; Production Assistant, Des Moines, IA 2001-2002
Worked on live broadcasts & location shoots for evening news @ #1-CBS afficliate in US. Developed foundation of newsroom production: camera, teleprompter, floor director, VTR, promos.
PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES Available upon request.
Tess Wald: CEO, Scenic Designer, Tess Wald Productions Bill Coleman: Director A/V Programs, USS Midway Museum Kathy Myers: Writer/Producer, myActions.org Ace Underhill: Owner, Brilliant Screen Studios Stephanie Carlson: Creative Director, ERN Dan Steele: Camera Operator, FOX Sports, NFL Rick Pshock: Director of Operations, Wealth TV Ali Cooper: Political Director, AFSCME Evers Garcia: Web Developer
Iowa State University
Bachelor of Arts, 2002 Journalism & Mass Communication Minor in English; Creative Writing Christina Hixson Scholar, Dean’s List Honors Iowa State Symphony; flautist
CS Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop Final Cut Pro, Compressor Microsoft Office: Word, Excel Social Media Marketing A/V Equipment: Cameras, mics, lighting
Online Vieos & Profile Books:
theideadesigners.com vimeo.com/theideadesigners behance.com/theideadesigners
San Diego, CA