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Resourceful Event Production/Design Specialist eager to contribute innovativeness, strong project management skills and dynamic communication and customer relation skills toward actively supporting the employer in optimizing results.
Offer 8 years progressive experience in both temporary and permanent design, fabrication and installation of exhibits, themed events, sets and props in casinos, hotels, shopping malls and restaurants.
Comprehensive management background and technical expertise in a wide variety of media including metal, plastic, Styrofoam, and wood fabrication, as well as lighting, special effects, blueprint reading and the design, construction and installation of sets, props and exhibits.
Effectively define, develop and implement targeted action plans to maximize operational productivity, efficiency and profitability.
Proactively hire, train, develop and direct motivated teams and create a collaborative environment conducive to achieving high levels of employee retention and job satisfaction.
Exceptional ability to research and evaluate industry trends and products and use findings toward designing and executing innovative strategies to boost company leveraging.
Dynamic communication, presentation, relationship building and problem-solving abilities.
Excel at interacting with broad populations including senior management and staff as well as clients and external contractors.
JCD Atmospheric Studios - Modesto, CA 1999-2007
Creative Art & Production Director
Contributed strong strategic planning, prioritization, organization, and time management skills toward effectively coordinating and facilitating multiple simultaneous events to achieve critical deadlines, project specifications and budgetary guidelines.
Applied creativity and industry expertise toward managing creative design and fabrication of all projects supporting enterprise-wide operations.
Spearheaded diverse administrative activities ranging from staffing, training and performance evaluation to payroll administration, workflow planning and purchasing supplies and materials.
Cost-effectively allocated and administered project budgeting, illustrating strong financial and detail-oriented skills.
Proactively built and established key relationships and liaised effectively with senior management and staff, as well as vendors, suppliers, subcontractors, and customers.
Maintained full accountability for all digital and film photographic needs of an event including the creation of interactive CD s/ web pages, advertising materials and digital presentations.
Exhibited solid leadership qualities in mentoring, coaching and developing team of associates.
Bachelor of Arts in Media and Theater Arts - Montana State University (Bozeman, MT), 1998
PC and Mac: AutoCAD, 3D Studio, Adobe PhotoShop CS and Illustrator CS, Microsoft Office, (including slide and video PowerPoint presentations, Word & Excel), Micrographix, Flash, Microsoft Windows XP, payroll software, web page designing, OCR and flat bed scanning.
Photography: Digital cameras, along with digital color balancing and manipulation, scanning, printing, and photo archiving. Also knowledgeable with 35mm and 4 x 5 view cameras, B & W film developing and printing, color balancing, studio lighting, light meters, and various experimental techniques, such as pinhole photography, hand coloring, toning, lifts, Polaroid transfers, and posterization with kodaliths.
Creation/design and installation using the following mediums: wood, metal, glass, fiberglass, plastic, vinyl, Styrofoam, cloth, lycra; with the following techniques: painting/ faux painting, sculpting, metal fabrication, carving, welding, woodworking, building, by the following equipment: hot knife/ wire, various saws and woodworking machinery, welder, 30' scissor lift & 70' knuckle boom.
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