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Portfolio

 

We invite you to peruse our Portfolio that distinguishes our Studio as the area's preferred provider of integrated multimedia services. Below are some examples of our past and present performance.

 

Book Authorship:

  • Conducted primary transatlantic field research in the United States, three West African countries (Nigeria, Republic of Benin, Senegal) and England (Bath, Bristol, Liverpool).
  • Utilized the interview as an instrument for collecting primary oral data from descendants of the Clotilda Africans as well as descendants of the slave dealers who sold the Clotilda Africans into slavery.
  • Produced and transcribed 50 interviews.
  • Analyzed and synthesized data. 
  • Developed photo-documentation.
  • Wrote manuscript.
  • Submitted Query Letter to Book Agent and Publisher.
  • Edited manuscript for publication by Praeger.
  • ​Supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Advanced Studies in England Program (affiliated with University College, Oxford), U.N.C.F. (United Negro College Fund), the Adrew W. Mellon Foundation, and PASALA (Project for the Advanced Study of Art and Life in Africa/University of Iowa).
  • Nominated for a Library of Virginia Book Award (nonfiction category).

National and International Reviews:

 

"Robertson draws on African fieldwork and almost 50 interviews 'to metaphysically connect' the Clotilda's captives to their West African cultures... Robertson concludes that the Clotilda captives originally were enslaved in separate raids and derived from many Yoruba cultures. She credits the Clotilda descendants with resiliancy, self-help, and survival based on their West African traditions."---Choice

 

"the information provided expands our knowledge about African cultural values, attitudes, and naming practices...the study contains a good deal of useful and original data."---The Historian.

 

"Robertson skillfully traces individual survivors back to specific geographic regions and makes plausible arguments as to where they likely came from based on admittedly tenuous evidence."---Journal of Social History.

 

"There are a number of fine historical examinations of Africans in the diaspora, but few offer an approach as interesting as Natalie S. Robertson's study of the persistence of African culture among slaves in AfricaTown, Alabama. The Slave Ship Clotilda is at once historical scholarship and a journey of self-discovery. At its core is Robertson's use of oral history and archival research to trace the development of one community as its members confronted the challenges of being African in nineteenth-century America."---International Journal of Foreign Studies. 

 

"---[A] superbly researched ethnographic monograph of the African origins and the fortitude of survival in slave society Alabama of 75 captives, who in 1860 were illegally transported across the Atlantic Ocean in defiance of federal laws against trafficking human cargo. She engages the reader in more than just the on-board, inhumane conditions that confronted the human cargo it transported. Through diligent, scholarly retrieval of the ethnographic and cultural data in Nigeria, combined with interviews of the captives in the early part of the last century, the book tells the story of who the 75 individuals were in terms of African origins, as well as how their indomitable African spirit of resiliency sustained them through the short period of enslavement and the eventual founding of AfricaTown in Mobile, Alabama... This book is recommended for readers at the college and high school levels as well as the general reading public."---MultiCultural Review.

 

"After 15 years of research, from Benin to Alabama, historian Robertson offers a detailed reconstruction of the illegal voyage of the Clotilda and the amazing effort of the Africans to re-create lives for themselves in a strange land, as well as the traditions and cultures of the land they left behind. Robertson talked to Africans on both sides of the Atlantic to explore the complexities of the slave trade and continued cultural connections. She includes photographs of the descendants in America and Africa and the ties they continue to share... The book will also appeal to readers interested in how black Americans have retained African culture."---Booklist. 

VDACS Handbook for Small Food Businesses

  • Performed digital design layout for the VDACS Handbook for Small Food Businesses. 
  • Revised the handbook using track-changes, per the instructions of VDACS officials.
  • Published the handbook in ebook and print PDF formats.

Federal Emergency Response Plan (FERP)

  • ​​Revised text, charts, and references using track-changes, per the instructions of VDACS and VDH (Virginia Department of Health) officials.
  • Adhered to specified deadlines for submission of final version.

HIV Prevention Social Marketing Campaign Design and Curation:

  • Designed and implemented the HIV Prevention Social Marketing Campaign (INCHARGE757), in promotion of VDH's EC4Life (Empowering Communities for Life) HIV prevention intiative funded by the CDC.
  • Developed logo and slogan.
  • Devised a strategy to attract and engage target populations.
  • Using social media to educate and to navigate target populations to services.
  • Curating, monitoring, and analyzing user's responses to marketing.

Transcription Services:

  • Transcribed Public Hearing from digital data file.
  • Edited transcript.
  • Submitted completed transcript in PDF format.

Transcription Services: Hampton Roads Oral History Project:

  • Transcribed interviews from digital WAV files.
  • Edited transcripts for deposit in the Hampton Roads Oral History Project database at CNU.
  • Completed in collaboration with CNU's Department of History.

Design Facilitation:

  • Aberdeen Gardens Historic District Oral History and Mapping Project.
  • Wrote and received a Virginia Foundation For The Humanities grant on behalf of the Aberdeen Gardens Historic District.
  • Collecting oral data from residents of Aberdeen Gardens.
  • Analyzing oral data for incorporation in historical vignettes and map to be installed in Aberdeen Gardens to promote education about the community's history.
  • Digitizing the historical vignettes and map for embeddment in the community's website in order to make it more interactive for a broader, more diverse audience.

Design Facilitation (National Register of Historic Places): 

  • Researched the architectural and cultural history of St. Peter's Episcopal Church (currently The New Saint James Church), a mission church of historic St. Paul's Church (Norfolk, VA).
  • Utilized the interview as an instrument for collecting primary oral data from congregants and members of the public.
  • Transcribed interviews.
  • Produced photo-documentation.
  • Synthesized technical data in a National Register Nomination for the edifice, in accordance with state and federal standards.
  • Served as liaison between the church and the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) throughout the nomination process.
  • Edifice approved for listing in the National Register of Historic Places and in the Virginia Historic Landmarks Register in 2010.

Design Facilitation (National Register of Historic Places): 

  • Researched the architectural and cultural history of Zion Poplars Baptist Church, the oldest African-American congregation in Gloucester, Virginia.
  • Utilized the interview as an instrument for collecting primary oral data from congregants and members of the public.
  • Transcribed interviews.
  • Produced photo-documentation.
  • Synthesized technical data in a National Register Nomination for the edifice, in accordance with state and federal standards.
  • Served as liaison between the church and the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) throughout the nomination process.
  • Edifice approved for listing in the National Register of Historic Places and in the Virginia Historic Landmarks Register in 1999.

Logo Color Design:

  • Developed logo color scheme for Hampton Roads Freight Brokerage.
  • Consulted on corporate brand identity.

 

 

Logo and Tagline Design:

  • Designed logo and tagline for the Cosmopolitan Women's Center.
  • Consulted on brand recognition and nonprofit formation.
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