I am Trina Marie PhillipsWRITERCREATORMAGICIANEDITOR

ABOUT

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Queen of the Undefinable Skill Set

Thanks for coming to my resume. You’ll find my writing credits over there on the shelf, and the editing ones justified to the left. Behind the world travel box you can see the art degree. The self-taught art skills are scurrying about the desk like baby Groots, but they always stay within arm’s reach.

Make yourself at home. There’s something caffeinated in the fridge and the buttons to the right will take you to some projects I like to share around.

Have a nice stay!

EXPERIENCE

2008+

Visual Designer

I've honed my art and design skills to suit the needs of freelance and business projects over the years. From travel photography to pin design to 2D animation, I've mastered what I need to in order to fulfill a vision. I have a unique collection of skills. Wondering if I can do something? Just ask.

2017+

World Traveler

My husband and I sold everything and are traveling around the world before he completely loses his eyesight. We've mostly been traveling in Africa and Southeast Asia. We love it.

2014 -2017

Sr. Writer and Creative Futurist

My science fiction writing led to an opportunity being a futurist with SciFutures where I created forward-looking content for Fortune 500 companies and military organizations. I also managed, edited and curated the content of dozens of professional science fiction writers as well as consulted on the art direction of our creative projects. I still freelance for SciFutures and other future-casting companies.

1999-2014

Frame Store Manager and Art Director

While I honed my sci-fi writing skills on the side, I put my art degree to good use, working at the best frame shop in LA. Years of working with color, design and composition, covering all genres and eras of art and dealing with a variety of tastes and styles has given me the ability to adapt my skills to almost any project.

2007+

Science Fiction Author

While I'd often dabbled in writing science fiction, 2007 was the year I got serious. I attended valuable workshops and wrote and submitted hundreds of stories to professional publications. In 2012 I achieved professional status and became a member of SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America).

1988-1995

CSU Long Beach - BA in Art

I put myself through school and with my work hours + class units, took the long way around to graduation; but I made it and graduated Cum Laude. This general art degree has formed the basis for every visual and design skill I've learned since, whether from a class or self-taught.

SERVICES

Magic

I pull together a unique assemblage of skills, storytelling, graphics, color, composition and vision to create the unconventional, push limits and challenge the narrative. Do you need more wow? A more dynamic presentation that drives your message home? My magic is whatever you need it to be. Let’s talk about your project.

Writing

Do you need a fictional tale, a look into the future, a travel article or a comic script? Whether it’s 50 words or 50,000, I can spin a story for you. I excel in the realms of travel, sci-fi/futurism and speculative fiction, but I can write across many genres. Contact me about your project. We’ll talk.

Editing

I’ll make your words and ideas sing like you can’t imagine. If you need proofreading for a blog post, editing for your short story, or a structural edit for your manuscript get in touch. Let’s take your writing from good, to great.

Ideas

If you have a concept that needs a story, a story that needs a plot, or an idea that need a vision, I’m ready to work with you. Concept development is the core of what I do. I will help you develop your idea from concept to execution. Think your concept is strange, or impossible? Let’s turn it into something wonderful.

Skills

My collection of skills is not easy to define. Saying writer-editor-artist is not enough. The list is single-minded only in it’s ability to create something wonderful and get the job done. I learn what I need, then build on a substantial knowledge base of art, storytelling and design.

As with any art, it is the coalescence of skills, no matter how disparate, that defines the final, magical result.

WRITING AND EDITING

2D ANIMATION

VIDEO EDITING

CANVA AND PIN DESIGN

VISUAL DESIGN

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

PROJECTS

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