Sharing human stories through song

Stanford Talisman is an a cappella group which was founded in 1990 in an effort to bring light to underrepresented music and stories on campus. Initially, this was born out of sympathy to the anti-apartheid movement, hence our repertoire’s roots in South African music; however, our repertoire has since grown to include music from around the world, and we continue to grow while guided under the mission of sharing human stories through song.

As Publicity Manager, I managed our group’s presence on campus and online through social media, group website, email newsletters, and personal outreach. In addition, I designed all collateral to be used for publicity on- and off-campus to advertise our group and our concerts, including posters, flyers, programs, and fundraising materials, and redesigned our website hosted on Weebly to better streamline visitors’ experiences and match the group’s developing brand aesthetics. Moreover, I spearheaded creation and development of database of group’s repertoire using Airtable.

As part of the officer team, I contributed in the logistical planning of our annual Spring Tour, securing lodging reaching out to community organizations and groups in O’ahu and Maui. Lastly, I managed our annual alumni fundraising campaign and coordinated the release of two five-track extended plays (EP), entitled The Knoll Sessions and Muliwai.

As a personal project, I modeled and 3D printed a series of Talisman charms made in the likeness of the group’s original clay charms using Tinkercad and a MakerBot Replicator 2.