award-winning writer, producer, director and digital chick.
Daryn Strauss is a WRITERS GUILD AWARD winning writer, producer, director, and “digital chick” who has won numerous awards on projects that have garnered over 250 million views. She is best known for her pioneering, critically acclaimed web series Downsized, which was nominated for a WRITERS GUILD AWARD in 2012 and recognized by numerous publications including the Los Angeles Times, Indiewire, Fast Company, and The Guardian as one of the best series on the web. She was the recipient of the 2016 WRITERS GUILD AWARD for Original New Media for Weight, her online comedy about life after reality TV weight loss, which she created, wrote, and executive produced through her production company Digital Chick, named after her popular blog. She created and executive produced #DAYOFF, a social media take on Ferris Bueller’s Day Off for Vine and YouTube featuring internet stars Cameron Dallas, Nash Grier, and Lauren Giraldo (2.5 million+ views) for Astronauts Wanted and Sony Music. She was part of the writing team of the EMMY AWARD winning The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (75 million+ views on YouTube alone) and directed digital programming for EMMY AWARD nominated MAKERS for AOL and PBS (40 million+ views and a #1 trending topic on Twitter). She also served as the producer for the digital companion experience to NBCUniversal's 2017 Upfront at Radio City Music Hall and many star-studded NewFront events.