Kristen D.

  • Joined January 2016

I am a writer and theatrical lighting designer from Austin, Texas. I have taught English in Indonesia and currently do transcription writing

  • Austin, TX, United States
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Kristen D.
Austin, TX, United States



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Since studying History and Theater for my Bachelor's degree I have explored may different lines of work including retail design, baking, teaching and performance arts. Currently my new teaching career is facilitating my global travel.

Work history

ESL teacher
Daily lessons with Indonesian children age 5-18 in classroom. Includes online teaching of adults through audio, video and shared PowerPoint program globally.
Job consisted of baking and packaging cookies for delivery around Austin as well as assisting shop-front customers.
Merchandising Associate
Work included warehouse organization, packaging orders, designing displays and executing the plans of other designers.
Lighting Designer (freelance)
I worked alongside directors to design and run lighting for children's shows including "Into the Woods" and the Spring dance performance. I ran another designer's work for "Bring it On, the Musical" in the Spring of 2015
Lighting Designer (freelance)
I designed the lighting for the production of Antigone done by the theater department at Concordia.
Lighting Designer (freelance)
I was one of two designers who met with a multitude of directors of short performance for the Frontera Fest 2014 Short Fringe. I designed for one-act plays, musical performances, dance pieces, spoken word and other variations for 3 weeks.
Seasonal retail associate
I worked as a Halloween associate helping customers assemble costumes in the vintage department and organizing clothes.



Texas State University
BA in History, Minor in Technical Theater
Point Park University
(Technical Theater with a specialization in lighting)
University of Texas in Austin
CELTA certification



content creation proofreading transcription


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Not seeking work


  • Available during business hours and weekends


  • Can work 20hrs per week
  • Can commit to 3-6 months


Industries I love

Animals & Pets Education Entertainment Health & Wellness Travel

What I read

I enjoy historical reading as well as classic fiction. I mostly like to read poetry in my spare time. When I read blogs I most enjoy themes in travel, wellness, global issues and entertainment.

Side projects

I have just started my own travel/spiritual development blog. My side work is generally in the arts, mostly theater. I have worked in children's theater, collegiate performances, traditional Indian dance, concerts and variety shows.

Ideal team

I prefer to work with a small enough team that we can really get to know each other creatively enough to utilize each others' abilities and interests. I appreciate creative room within structure with managerial guidance.