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New York, NY
New York, NY
•Production design & client interface for one-off events and custom structures concentrating on maximizing both sponsor & agency visibility, and 'on target' design for special events. •Stage set designer & engineer since 1972 in Industrials, Exhibits, Museums, Trade Show, Special Events, Rock'n'Roll (large indoor & outdoor events), Video & Film & other associated disciplines. Touring, one-off & permanent stages & sets, exhibits, environments and structures. •Extensive knowledge of Tensile & Pneumatic, and fabric structures, their design, form & function, manufacture and erection procedures. •Familiarity with computer interactivity, and mechanical controls & interfaces of sets & environments. •Complete attention to detail from conception to opening night. •Production management, 2D drafting & 3D modeling, workshop & onsite build oversight, client skills, budgets & project politics a specialty. •Seeking senior level design position, or freelance consultancy, in Special Event, Exhibit design or Production Co-ordination, steering large or complex projects from initial concept to the finest possible conclusion.
As previously noted
Production Designer in Atomic’s New York office leading projects from initial concept through final execution, some of which were constructed in Atomic’s workshop in Lititz, PA.
A continuation of Jeremy Thom Productions, but with a new website, and an enhanced emphasis on Client Services to listen to, advise, & guide clients through the process of one-off & custom event production and design, ensuring that client’s project targets are met, or exceeded, by the design & production process of the event.
Runs full service design company offering creative, production and management services from initial concept through onsite construction oversight. Emphasis on creating innovative and distinctive designs, resolving design and production issues with uniquely creative solutions, and utilizing advanced technology blended with traditional theatrecraft.
... Assignments include: Industrial events: An array of projects from product launches and meetings to trade show booths and private functions for over 50 major corporations including AmEx, BMW, Coca-Cola and Nike.
... Special events: Enormous variety of events for more than 100 clients including the 9/11 Commemorations in 2002 at Ground Zero & Battery Park for the New York City Mayor's Office, Nike Football's Broadway Bowl in Times Sq. and all of Vanity Fair Magazine's Oscars & Tribeca Film Festival related events.
Ran full service design company in London & New York, specializing in high tech touring stage sets, complex industrial and trade show design and consultation, and a variety of special events.
Co-ran a $3.5 million p/a partnership, in London & Los Angeles, which pioneered the development, design and construction techniques for the original touring Rock’n’roll extravaganza stage sets. ... Introduced those technologies, special effects, lightweight engineering and production efficiencies to the fledgling industrial theatre business, as well as to movies & TV special events.
Set design & installation of touring Rock'n'Roll shows worldwide
Partner & lead designer/engineer of tensile and pneumatic outdoor touring and festival stages for the music business The Rolling Stones (European Tour 1975), Paul McCartney (Piazza San Marco Venice 1975), Queen (Hyde Park, London 1976), Roskilde Festival (Denmark - The same structure [originally built for the Rolling Stones 1975 tour], sold to the Festival in 1977, is still in use as the main stage and festival logo of the festival, and has been re-skinned only twice in that time)
Designer & lighting technician to various Rock'n'Roll bands touring all around Europe, including; Genesis, Osmond Brothers, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, America, Led Zeppelin, The Who, etc. ... and music festivals; Reading Festival, Knebworth, Pink Pop, Glastonbury, etc.
Introductory correspondence course at the Institute of Lightweight Structures in Tensile & Pneumatic structures.
Assisted in the design, drafting & hanging of theatrical shows in London's West End, and of ballet & opera at Covent Garden Opera House, London