As creative director, Jaclyn helps her team wield photography, design, language, and film to tell stories about the everyday Americans wrestling the government for their rights. Her films for Pacific Legal Foundation have been accepted into the Los Angeles Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, IMDB’s short film festival, and others.
Prior to PLF, Jaclyn directed the Online Education and Campus Outreach teams at the Institute for Humane Studies. She led IHS’ award-winning YouTube channel, Learn Liberty, which published more than 100 videos a year that received over 50 million views. She magnified the impact of her work by collaborating with influencers and allies, such as Dan Carlin of Hardcore History, Philip DeFranco, and The Onion.
In university, Jaclyn’s education began with evolutionary psychology, which prepared her for a career in communications, and philosophy, which honed her strategic thinking. More recently, she has been trained in art direction by Alexandra Taylor, former Head of Art and Creative Director at Saatchi & Saatchi, and in copywriting by Will Awdry, former Creative Partner at Ogilvy & Mather. By learning from the best, she is able to use their achievements as a benchmark for my own work.
In her free time, Jaclyn consults on communications strategy for Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report and volunteers with Daughters of the British Empire.
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