marissa yardley clifford


Marissa Y Clifford (b. 1992, Mississippi)


Art History, B.A. and Digital Humanities, Minor | University of California, Los Angeles

Certificate in Physical Computing and Fabrication from University of Victoria 

Certificate in Digital Storytelling from University of Victoria

Creative Professional Experience

2018-present | Freelance Writer + Producer, 72 and Sunny, Los Angeles

- spearhead and develop Project Restart

- digital creative on AllState 

2018 | 72U Creative, 72 and Sunny, Los Angeles

- designed and projection-mapped immersive, experiential installation

- ideated and wrote copy for Google, Uber, Adidas

- spearheaded social justice initiative called Project Restart 

- directed and choreographed music video for Project Restart 

2018 | Audience Engagement Strategist, Neon Altar start-up, Los Angeles 

2017 | Social Media Producer, Szeeman Digital Seminar, Getty Research Institute

2017 | Audience Engagement Specialist, Mutual Muses Research Project, Getty Research Institute

2017 | Social Media Producer, A Space for Music Exhibition, Getty Research Institute

2016-2018 | Researcher + Content Producer, Digital Art History, Getty Research Institute

2016-2017 | Project Manager, Getty Scholars’ Workspace Software Development

2014 | Research Fellow, Social Media Analytics, UCLA Center for Digital Humanities

Editorial Experience

2016-2017 | Editor, The Bibliotechnica Dialogues

2016 | Copy Editor, Intro to Metadata

2013-2014 | Essays Editor, GRAPHITE Journal

2010-2012 | Poetry Editor, Westwind Interdisciplinary Arts Journal


copywriting (digital, B to B, email, experiential, immersive, activation, social), copyediting, conceptual development, pitching, after effects, photoshop, illustrator, wordpress, ms office suite

Selected Works

2017 | Live Visual Artist for Arts Party at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

2017 | Projection Designer and Technologist, Collideoscope Installation, 72 and Sunny, Los Angeles 

2017 | Live Visuals for The Entire Universe at Zebulon, Los Angeles

2017 | "Mobius," live projections and performance, Junior High Gallery, Los Angeles

2017 | Visuals and projection mapping for Pickathon Music Festival, Portland, OR  

2017 | Visuals for Leche Funk, Chinatown, Los Angeles

2017 | push, multi-channel video installation

2017 | DH4, interactive installation for Getty College Night

2015-2016 | WIP (Works in Progress) Artist Salons + Happenings

2016 | [Broadcast], Tekst Curatorial Residency, Our Prime Property

2016 | “Notes from the Field,” Performance at HerStory at the Blue Orchard

2016 | "30 Seconds LA," Local Area Emmy Awards Competition 

2016 | Saucepot Publishing Poetry Reading, Stories Books, Echo Park

2008 | Indians, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland


2018 | "Is LA losing its marine layer?" Curbed LA

2018 | "In California, it's always fire season now," Curbed LA

2018 | "Cape Town is running out of water. Is Los Angeles next?" Curbed LA

2017 | "Mapped: LA's last remaining Green Book locations," Curbed LA

2017 | "The Enduring Allure of Baba Yaga, an Ancient Swamp Witch Who Loves to Eat People," Broadly

2017 | "New program wants to improve cities with the power of tweets and Flickr uploads," Curbed 

2017 | "The Neural Net That Recreated ‘Blade Runner’ Has the Movie Stuck in Its Memory," Motherboard

2017 | "VR Puts Your Face on an Infant to Make You Want to Procreate," Motherboard 

2017 | Feminist Research Guide, Getty Research Institute

2017 | "Four Questions for Yasuhisa Toyota," Getty Iris 

2017 |  “Why Doesn’t MacArthur Park Gentrify?” Curbed LA

2016 | #MetadataMonday Series Getty Iris

2016 | “From IRL to URL // Melissa Gill” Getty Iris

2016 | “Open Content at the Getty” Getty Iris

2015 | “Drama on the Command Line | Programming for Humanists” Collaboration with Professor Francis Steen, UCLA Center for Digital Humanities

2015 | “Vulnerable Proximity” GRAPHITE Issue V

2015 | “Netizens in Dialogue” GRAPHITE Journal Blog

2015 | “The Architecture Graveyard”  The Culture Trip

2014 | “Art Through Technology” Omeka

2013 | “Students, the Public, and Turrell” LACMA’s Unframed

Lectures + Presentations

2017 | 'The Four Dimensions of Success," UCLA Center for Digital Humanities

2017 | 'Sharing Warts & All: The Benefits of Transparency in Social Media," Getty Digital Share

2016 | Intro to Digital Art History + Getty Scholars Workspace, Getty Digital Share

2015 | Selected Readings, GRAPHITE Journal Launch, Hammer Museum

2014 | Bridging the Art + Science Divide, SIGGRAPH, Vancouver

2014 | Panelist, Birds of a Feather Panel, SIGGRAPH, Vancouver

Radio + Film

2015-2017 | Production Assistant, KCRW

2016 | Netizenspan, Self-published podcast

2012 | Clara, TRYOUTS, Short film

Honors + Awards

2016 | Scholarship, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria

2013-2014 | Dean’s Honors List, UCLA