About

Hello! I’m Christy Dena [pronounced “Deena”] (she/they).

I’m in my late 40s and run my own studio Universe Creation 101, where I create original projects, consult, freelance, and hire collaborators on a by-project-basis. A year ago I moved back to Boon Wurrung country in the Kulin Nation/Melbourne, Australia, where I now live and make art.

I’m an award-winning writer-designer-director of interactive and multi-artform projects, organiser, independent educator, and independent researcher. I like to combine live social experiences with online technology, and traditional forms of screen (film, games) and paper-based objects (tabletop, books). I used to be National Program Coordinator, National Chair, and Department Coordinator of Games; a producer of websites, CD-Roms, digital effects for TVCs; and actor in theatre and TV.

I’m particularly interested in how our creative processes can be radically changed to produce different works, and different ways of being in the world. I see myself as responsible for what I bring into this world. I have always shared my journey into this along the way, with non-fiction writing and education. Now I’m writing a book on Redesigning Narrative Design, developing some new multi-artform projects, consulting on others, and sharing different ways of creating with public talks and labs.

 

Photo of Christy bearing teeth with narrative designer name plate

Photo of Christy in wizard hat with hand up casting a spell, bearing teeth and holding a name plate reading “narrative designer,” with pink and purple tones throughout.

 

Email christy at this domain.

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