About.

A BIT OF MY STORY.

When I was 12 I hosted my own radio show in my hometown in Argentina. Life then took me in other directions and I didn’t touch a microphone until I started a MA in Media and Journalism with a certificate in Conflict Resolution at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill as part of the Rotary Peace Fellowship. Now I  know that everything has led me here and I collect stories of people way more interesting than me.

I call myself a chronic complainer but I mean this in the sense that I am never quite satisfied with the status quo. I am a firm believer that I (that we) can always do better. In my world, there’s always room for improvement and that’s what I strive for in my personal and professional life.

I like the idea of “storytelling with a purpose” because I believe that everyone, every company, every organization, through their actions, is constantly telling a story of who they are and what they do, but to me the “why” is more important than the “what.” Why we choose to share a story matters to me and should matter to you too if we are going to work together.

Through my work I like to push boundaries and with my stories I like to make people feel a bit uncomfortable but the good kind of uncomfortable, the kind of uncomfortable that makes people break out of their comfort zone think about the little things that connect us all.

Whether you are a foundation, a non-profit organization or someone who typed some random letters in Google and got here by chance, check out my work and if you like it, let me know how I can help you share your story.

Work

Work.

RECENT PROJECTS.

Self-Narrated, short stories about living with a mental health disease

The Stories often left behind when conducting monitoring and evaluation projects

Stories of people coming into the field of Peace and Conflict Resolution

Projects involving the production of audio materials

Strategic Communication related projects

Projects involving production of video

Experience

Work Skills.

BEHIND EVERY STORY.

Although at first my work and volunteer experience might seem unrelated, every one of them have brought me closer to my passion in life: to tell stories that matter. I have learned something every step of the way.
01. ANALYTICAL THINKING.

From developing projects with low or no budget for non-profit organizations to expanding the market of a company or conducting research, every task has been taken as a challenge to prove that there’s always something that can be done.

02. SOCIAL CHANGE.

The stories produced for an organization or for a personal project sought to promote ideas that would help the world be a better place. Storytelling has the capacity to move and persuade publics and I want to make sure that is done for the right reasons.

03. MULTICULTURAL APPROACH.

Having worked in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Turkey, Uganda, Kenya and the United States, I understand the role culture plays in any project and the boundaries between a story worth sharing and cultural exploitation.

FULL CV.
Skill

Skills.

RESULTS DRIVEN STORYTELLING.

Whether it was in front of a microphone, I was the one holding the microphone, it was at the editing room or during the research and planning phase of any project the technical skills acquired throughout the years have become as varied, and relevant, as my own experience.
ADOBE AUDITION
ADOBE PREMIERE PRO
ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
SCRIPT WRITING
RESEARCH AND PLANNING
DATA INTERPRETATION
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Contact.

LET’S TALK.

If you got up to this point is because I got your attention or we must share the same values when it comes to working with people and sharing their stories, so drop me a line, tell me about your work and we can think of ways of working together. I am always looking for my next challenge!
gabriel_maisonnave@unc.edu