The following are film projects I've been involved with, many of which are trailers to books I've written. My contributions vary from concepting and art direction to prop styling and set design. 

Mom, Inc. Book Trailer

More info - buy the book here: So many women dream of having it all—being kickass mothers and running their own successful businesses. This book helps them take the leap with confidence. Serial entrepreneurs (and moms) Meg Mateo Ilasco and Cat Seto draw on their own successes and missteps to reveal exactly how to choose the right business, find clients, write a business plan, launch a blog and Web site, stay focused at home, and more. Insightful Q&As with enterprising mothers like fashion designer Cynthia Rowley and Style Me Pretty blogger Abby Larson demystify the many nuances of balancing work life with family time. It's not easy. But this practical and inspiring guide helps make it possible.

Craft, Inc. - Revised Edition

More info here: The growing legions of crafters looking to turn their hobby into a profession can rely on the tried and true advice in Craft, Inc. In this completely revised edition of the definitive crafter's business book, entrepreneur Meg Mateo Ilasco offers expanded and authoritative guidance on everything from developing products and sourcing materials to writing a business plan and paying taxes. With all-new sections on opening an online shop, using social media strategically, and more—along with updated interviews from such craft luminaries as Jonathan Adler and Jill Bliss—this comprehensive primer features the most current information on starting and running a successful creative business.

Crafting a Meaningful Home

27 DIY Projects to Tell Stories, Hold Memories, and Celebrate Family Heritage A book by Meg Mateo Ilasco As the second decade of the 21st century begins, we’re more compelled than ever to find refuge in our homes and personalize our living spaces with DIY projects that celebrate who we are and where we’ve been. In Crafting a Meaningful Home, Meg Mateo Ilasco shares 27 projects that tell personal stories and celebrate heritage, all easily created on a budget. Learn how to decoupage a plate with photos of a best friend; silkscreen upholstery with folk motifs; artfully display love notes; sew a teepee from a vintage quilt top; or create family silhouettes for a festive banner. Contributed by a hip cast of well known designers from across the country, the projects are, at once, nostalgic, sentimental, and modern. Clear instructions are easy to follow, even for beginning crafters. Buy the book on Amazon CREDITS Directed and Produced by Thayer Allyson Gowdy; Edited by Arvid Eriksson; Script Supervisor: Maren Patton; Director of Photography: Brian Stevens; Concept by Thayer Allyson Gowdy and Meg Mateo Ilasco; Steadicam Filming (Ilasco footage): Brian Stevens; Camera Assistants: Julio Duffoo and Nicolas Maloof; Book published by STC Craft / Melanie Falick Books

Creative, Inc.

The Ultimate Guide to Running a Successful Freelance Business As the hipster classic Craft, Inc. did for crafters, this book will teach all types of creatives—illustrators, photographers, graphic designers, animators, and more—how to build a successful business doing what they love. Freelancing pros Meg Mateo Ilasco and Joy Deangdeelert Cho explain everything from creating a standout portfolio to navigating the legal issues of starting a business. Accessible, spunky, and packed with practical advice, Creative, Inc. is an essential for anyone ready to strike out on their own. Buy the book and save 25% + free shipping with promo code CREATIVEINC!,book-info/store,books/products_id,8925/title,Creative-Inc./

Print Is Not Dead

Anthology Magazine presents "Print Is Not Dead," a stop motion trailer launching the new home & lifestyle print magazine. To subscribe to the magazine, visit Director: Thayer Allyson Gowdy (; Producer & Script Supervisor: Maren Patton; Director of Photography: Brian Stevens; Animation Advisor & Editor: Anthony Rosario; Concept Design: Thayer Allyson Gowdy & Meg Mateo Ilasco; Set Design & Styling: Meg Mateo Ilasco (; Set Design Consultant: Marcus Guillard; Model: Robin Ayers-Lee; Hair & Make Up: Brynn Doering; Fashion Stylist: Yael Gitai (; Production Assistants: Lisa Congdon, Marvin Ilasco, Anh-Minh Le, & Jacinta Sue; Music: "Two Weeks Notice" by Snoozer; Words and music by Susie Ghahremani (; Drums and engineering by Roy Silverstein;