Hi there, nice to meet you 👋 I’m Devon!
For more than a decade, I’ve worn multiple hats including journalist, television producer, marketeer, and communications specialist. Working across non-profits to MNCs, I’ve learned that my favourite place to be is at the intersection of creative, community, and social change.
My career as storyteller draws from international experiences in digital, news, and television production: In the Philippines, I produced stories as a video journalist in the early days of Rappler under the leadership of acclaimed journalist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Maria Ressa. Following Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, I managed a post-disaster communications strategy and documented recovery efforts in the field for UN-Habitat. As a television producer in Singapore, I developed pitches, wrote, and produced regionally-televised documentary programs for major networks including National Geographic and Channel NewsAsia. The first television program I produced and directed (Singapore’s Finest) won ‘Best Sports Programme’ at the 2015 Asian Television Awards.
In my hometown of Vancouver, I’ve consulted on media projects for the City of Vancouver, served on the advisory group for the first Chinese-Canadian Museum, and helmed the video production department of the David Suzuki Foundation. During the pandemic, I led the implementation of Prudential’s first regional, blended-learning program for 400,000 financial agents. Currently, I’m based in Hong Kong where I support regional clients with storytelling and creative, including the last two seasons of the Bloomberg series, Art+Technology.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is a topic close to my heart and in my current work with the Laurier Institution, a non-profit based in Vancouver.