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 & artist, 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 an installation at TedxMinneapolis at The Cowels Center and as part of a commissioned performance at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. 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 concepts 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, photograph, and direct 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.

References available upon request.

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