What I've Done
2016 - CurrentGodsfall
Writer / Producer
I write, record, and edit a series of podcasts (Kill Every Monster, Godsfall, Of Now And Then, I’ve Prepared Nothing) focusing on fantasy, gaming, and shared storytelling. The shows have a combined audience of over five million downloads and have launched a pair of successful Kickstarters.
2013 - 2016Kennedy Center
I was contracted on a regular basis for a variety of digital media projects released through ARTSEDGE, the Kennedy Center's free digital learning platform for arts education.
2010 - 2014Metro Weekly
I joined MW as their Multimedia Producer tasked with advertising, in-house marketing, and the expansion of their online video department.
Hired as their webmaster, I expanded my role designing ad campaigns for both clients and in-house use. I led the creation of the Washington Blade's video department, BladeTV.
What I Know
Where I've Been
I spoke with Shelly Moo and Greg Tito at Wizards of the Coast about my actual play podcast and the Godsfall Worldbook.
I was interviewed by the Washington Blade about gaming, queerness, and what I thought was important to the LGBTQIA+ community
FREEDOM FROM FEAR: COMING OUT STORIES
I was part of a documentary by the State Department about coming out in America.
DUNGEON MASTER'S BLOCK
DMs Mitch and Neal are joined by returning guest, Aram Vartian to discuss Demigods, their lore and the idea of running games with them as PCs!
PODCASTS OF WATERDEEP: FINALE
A rag-tag team of heroes face off against Jarlaxle and his Bregan D'aerthe followers as he rushes to escape Waterdeep after securing the three keys. Staring Celeste Conowitch, Holly Conrad, Matthew Lillard, Josh Perault, Lauren Urban and DM Aram Vartian.
DCA #34: THINE OWN ELF
The group fights alongside the legendary hero Drizzt Do'Urden, with special guest Aram Vartian from Godsfall!
Who Digs It
Aram has provided both video and photography services for our productions that are designed for an audience of young children. He was able to capture the joy and whimsy of our work in a way that is unparalleled. To this day, some of my favorite images from our productions are ones that Aram photographed. He was instrumental in our growth as a company and truly helped us put forth a professional image to both funders and patrons. I highly recommend him and his work!
When Aram delivered the first edit, we had exactly one note for him: he needs to censor our pottymouths. We had forgotten to tell him. The rest was a seamless transition. Within a month or so, we were posting episodes blindly. That's how much we trust Aram's editing decisions.
Aram has created all my web and print design for my company Design Up, LLC. He has been and continues to be amazing. His creativity and vision is unmatched. His insight on what will get results and what will not has been right on target and an invaluable asset. I simply would not have had the success that I have had without Aram's amazing talent. I highly recommend him for all your visual needs.