Emilia is a Canadian-Nicaraguan new media artist and creative producer. In 2019, completed her Master’s in Design of Digital Futures from the OCAD University in Toronto, Canada. Her thesis exhibition showcased an experimental location-based mobile AR documentary and was awarded the 2019 Best Social Impact Award in the programme. Emilia combines interactive narratives, affect theory, immersive media, and installations to create engaging experiences. Her research and practice focus on human rights advocacy, freedom of speech, and the affective qualities of impromptu citizen journalism.
Emilia is interested in the use of AR and VR as disruptive and subversive storytelling tools to reach broader audiences. Prior to her work in interactive media Emilia worked in the non-for-profit sector in Nicaragua, producing and directing the first human rights film festival (2015) in the country, and producing over 250 short-format video pieces for national television discussing human rights, women’s health and rights, reproductive health and lgbtq+ advocacy.
Interested in the use of AR and VR as tools for disruptive storytelling, marketing and retail.
In her professional career, she is a Creative Producer and Project Manager, passionate about immersive and interactive experiences. Emilia has 10+ years of experience building and increasing engagement with users and audiences through content, social experiences, marketing, and strategic direction. I am focused on vision, goals, value and target user/audience applying the methodology and frameworks that best fit the project/product.
Integrated production for traditional media. In her different roles, she's been in charge of business plan development, partnership building, qualitative and quantitative market research and analysis, Public Relations, BTL/Experiential marketing, and event production.
As a Program Manager, she worked in the development, implementation and evaluation of human rights advocacy and community-based projects. The projects focused on inspiring, informing and educating young audiences on human rights, democracy, active citizenship, women’s health issues and gender equality. During my time as a Project and Program Manager and developed administration and communication skills.
For several years she served as a creative producer, host and reporter of a television show. During this time, I generated brand and audience engagement through the production of over 250 short-format videos for national television. My mission was to dissect complicated topics and deliver them into concise, entertaining, fun and dynamic pieces