Hi there, nice to meet you 👋 I’m Devon!
For more than a decade, I’ve worn multiple hats including journalist, television producer, marketer, and comms specialist working across grassroots non-profits to multinational media agencies. I love telling stories that inspire community-building, and working alongside values-based organizations. In short: My favourite place to be is working with others at the intersection of creative, community, and social change.
I draw from international experiences in digital, news and television production: In the Philippines, I produced stories as a Princeton-in-Asia media fellow with Rappler under the leadership of renowned journalist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Maria Ressa. Following Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, I worked on a post-disaster communications strategy at UN-Habitat and captured stories from the field of the resilience on typhoon survivors. 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 development of 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 Laurier Institution, a non-profit based in Vancouver.