STORY DIRECTOR

Danami-Maurice Champion

Danami Smiling with hand on face

Danami is a multifaceted individual whose passion for diversifying Christian media is evident in all his pursuits. As the lead steward of BairStories, he oversees operations and story development.

With a track record of successful behavior change campaigns for clients such as Allina Health, HealthPartners, Minneapolis Farm to School Program, and the University of Minnesota, Danami is superb at crafting stories that resonate with diverse audiences.

Danami's musical talents are equally impressive, having received the prestigious McKnight Artist Fellowship grant of $25,000 - a first for a hip-hop artist. His music has also been featured on the CW show "All American."

Danami inspires and motivates others to think critically and positively impact the world through his creative endeavors.

Professional Summary
Danami is a dynamic and innovative Story Director with over over a decade of experience in emotive storytelling, brand strategy, and content production. He has proven track record in elevating empathy, community engagement, and donations for non-profit organizations, particularly in the environmental justice sector. 

Recognized for creative leadership, team mentorship, and a passion for driving social change through powerful storytelling. Danami is Skilled in film and video direction, music production, and strategic communications, adept at translating complex ideas into compelling narratives. 
Professional Experience
BairStories
Story Director + Co-Founder (Jul 2022 - Present) 
Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

DANAMI Music
Songwriter & Producer (Sep 2009 - Present)
Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

TruArtSpeaks
Lead Communications Strategist (Jul 2021 - Apr 2023)
St Paul, Minnesota

Street Factory Media
Head of Post Production (Sep 2019 - Jun 2020), Minneapolis
Senior Video Editor (Jul 2017 - Oct 2019), Minneapolis

Community Blueprint
Brand Strategist (Jan 2015 - Jul 2019)
Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
Skills
  • Storytelling
  • Brand Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Video Direction & Production
  • Leadership & Mentorship
  • Music Writing & Production

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