During my last several years as a freelance media producer in Southern Arizona, I have had the opportunity to learn from some of the best storytellers in the country.

As a member of several professional organizations, I have also facilitated multimedia workshops, and designed programming for high school students, college students (undergraduate and graduate levels), professionals and community members. I have mentored young photographers and multimedia producers for different organizations, including The New York Times Journalism Institute, for which I was a member of the professional faculty between 2008 – 2012. For the institute, I worked closely with other faculty members and mentored students on photography, multimedia productions, video, web and print design.

On this site, you will find some of my work from the past years, including multimedia projects for which I have served as a supervisor, editor, producer, videographer, or photographer. You will also find some print projects from my contributions to Scientific American Guest BlogTucson Weeklyincluding freelance projects for which I served as a supervising editor or a coach to the freelance journalist.

Currently, I am a freelance video producer for National Geographic Society‘s online news desk and the digital media director for the Genetic Literacy Project, a non-profit news site that covers human and agriculture genetics. I also do commercial work with the University of Arizona Graduate School’s director of recruitment.

I also started photographing for UANews.org, a service of the Office of University Relations, Communications, the primary source of information and news about the University of Arizona. Photography is something I do love dearly and so it has been a welcome addition to the list of activities I get to do in an official manner, not just pleasure.

Welcome to my site.


John de Dios