creative problem solver, visual storyteller


I make big ideas and visuals happen. I solve problems by creating a wide range of work, from editorials and digital content, to installations, performances, videos, and visual art. With over 9 years of experience as a creative, I have produced work for brands such as 3M and Nestlé, and for the last four years, I have freelanced regularly at Zeus Jones. My visual art and installations have been exhibited in New York City, Philadelphia, Minnesota, and Wyoming, most recently as part of a commissioned performance at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia and TedxMinneapolis at The Cowels Center. This past year, I directed and produced my first short film called No Magic, written by my creative partner/husband Jason Zabel. I have directed and designed over 25 plays, musicals, and interactive performance experiences, including the Hmong-Lao Friendship Play, FLUFF, and The Best Songs You Ever Heard at FringeArts in Philadelphia, PA. I grew up in Wyoming and currently live in Minneapolis.

contact: scotty.gunderson@gmail.com

creative experience

2015-Present 
Freelance Creative & Art Director
- Work on wide range of creative projects establishing visual frameworks for photoshoots and video, concepting ideas and scripts, storyboarding, and directing.

2015-2018
Freelance Creative & Art Director, Zeus Jones
- Worked as a creative maker to concept, produce, style, and photograph content for clients such as 3M (Post-it® Brand) and Nestlé (Outsiders Pizza, Nerds).

2016
Freelance Designer, Superhuman
- Branding, web design, and storyboards for clients such as Vista Capital and Black+Decker.

2010-Present
Freelance Performance Director & Designer
- Directed, devised, and designed new performance work, musicals, theater for young audiences, and immersive performance experiences with companies such as Kimmel Center, The Playwrights’ Center, The Buoyant Group, Red 40 & the Last Groovement, FringeArts, Stages Theatre Company, Lazy Hmong Woman Productions, Intermedia Arts, Rachel Jendrzejewski & Theo Goodell, Red Eye Theatre, One Minute Play Festival, among others.

press

Hunger Magazine

skills

Art Direction
Photo & Video Direction
Performance Direction
Creative Concepting
Storytelling
Storyboarding
Creative Production
Prop & Set Design
Graphic Design
Content Planning
Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, & Premiere)
Interactive Events
Visual Art (Installation, Sculpture, Collage, & Painting)

clients

3M - Post-it®, Nestlé - Nerds & Outsiders Pizza, Zeus Jones, Treat & Company, Joshin, Fulton Beer, SuperAmerica, Complex Magazine, Champs, S. Carey, Red 40 & the Last Groovement