Awards, Accomplishments, & Grants

Tribeca Film Institute All-Access Grantee 2018

New Deep South Episode 1 - INSTABABY
(Consulting Producer)
Winner - Audience Award at LA Film Festival
Winner - Audience New Orleans Film Festival

New Deep South Episode 2 - KAYLA 
(Consulting Producer)
Winner - Best Documentary Short, 2017 Webby Awards
Nominated - 2017 GLAAD Awards

VICE- ASME nomination for General Excellence in Print

ReadyMade - Webby nomination for overall excellence in Lifestyle Category

Guest Speaker - Downtown Project Speaking Series at Stitch Factory, Las Vegas

Guest Lecturer - School of the Art Institute Chicago, DePaul University, Columbia College

Judge - American Society of Magazine Editors, Digital Media

Annual Reader’s Choice Awards, Las Vegas Weekly - Best Local Writer, runner-up

Chicago Historical Society - named a “Notable Chicagoan”

Hourlong interview with 100 Project Managers on product as a distribution model for storytelling, the art of faking it till you make it, how content really gets made, and the pros and cons of insourcing content production.

“If a writer can incite that much emotion in her audience for months? years? How great is that?” -Imitation Objects

Interview for Self-Evident Truths, an LGBTQ photography project sponsored in part by the Human Rights Campaign

“We assure you her written voice is powerful, sharp, and a must-read across the board.” –Bib & Tuck

With more than a decade of formal experience in cultural journalism and editorial strategy, Liz is radically fluent in aesthetic observation and conceptual narrative. 

Originally from Chicago, she's settled in Los Angeles, where she moved from Brooklyn to spearhead VICE's first West Coast Editorial office.

A total LA convert, she of course was pulled into film and television, first in documentary and then in scripted. Along the way she started a consultancy, working with directors, agencies, media companies, brands, digital startups, entrepreneurs, and producers on media and storytelling in all formats from concept to completion.

Her work bridges that liminal space between strategy and creativity. Fascinated with all elements of script writing and editing, story producing, treatments, copywriting, content strategy, editing, and more, her work is incredibly ephemeral and surgically specific. And she can’t get enough of it.

Much of this work is created under sensitive conditions. Please contact for a portfolio.

Shut Eye; New Deep South; Be Here Nowish; We Are Not Alone; Off Hollywood; We Can Do It

Essays published in Reading Pop Culture, Second Edition (university textbook for Bedford/St. Martin’s); Rookie Yearbook One (Tavi Gevinson’s first best-of compendium, from Razorbill); The Empty Bottle Chicago: 21+ Years of Music / Friendly / Dancing (Curbside Splendor)

Select Publications
VICEFlauntBullettRookieNylonInventoryANP QuarterlyNew York magazine, The Pitchfork Review, The FaderxoJaneChicago ReaderArtSlantHuck.

Select Clients
Rockefeller Foundation, Washington Post, Nike, Jaguar, B Team, Lululemon, Reebok, Nasty Gal, Saucony, Humble, Iconoclast, A Hundred Years, Honest Company, What Should We Do, Influence, Funkhaus, Rock in Rio USA, Virtue, Aritzia, Hornitos Tequila, Warner Bros., The Made In America Project, Lowe's Home Improvement, One Fine Stay, Andrea Maack fragrance.

Staff Positions/Experience
Shut Eye (Hulu) - Writers' Assistant
The Front - Editorial Director & Producer
VICE - West Coast Editor, Online Editor
ReadyMade - Digital Director
xoJane - New Agey Editor

Hint - Beauty Editor
Chicago Reader - Staff Writer
Las Vegas Weekly - Staff Writer


Full professional breakdown  via LinkedIn.

Contact here.


@climaxintl (Instagram)
@lizzyarmstrong (Twitter)