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  • Richard Berkheimer

    Exhibit Designer

    Cleveland, OH

* Designer of trade shows, mobile exhibits, events and permanent installs * Over fifteen years experience in the Trade Show/Event marketing business * Providing 3D modeling and renderings of new concepts for construction As an Exhibit Designer my main responsibilities includes providing creative development for trade show, museum, mobile, retail and corporate environments. I am responsible for the creative direction of a project from initial concept to finished build. Projects are developed through conceptual “thumbnail” sketches through the development of computer modeling and final renderings.

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Work History

  • Owner

    • Franzia Design
    • Jan 2010 - Present (7 years 10 months)

    * Freelance Designer for trade shows, mobile exhibits, events and permanent installs
    * Over twelve years experience in the Trade Show/Event marketing business
    * Providing 3D modeling and renderings of new concepts for construction

    I have worked with a multitude of companies to Design event and trade experiences including: Honda Power Sports, BMW Motorcycles, Kymco USA and Magic: the Gathering.

  • Senior Designer

    • Communication Exhibits, Inc.
    • Apr 2006 - Present (11 years 7 months)

    Designer for trade shows, mobile exhibits, events and permanent installs:
    As a member of the Design Department I help to develop design strategies, presentations and build techniques.
    Enhance presentations by producing Virtual and Augmented Reality scenes, Walk through animations.
    Examples of clientele include GE Lighting, Diebold, Nestle, Recycled Paper Products and Cub Cadet.

  • designer

    • Gallo Displays Inc.
    • Jun 1998 - Apr 2006 (7 years 10 months)

    Designer for trade shows, mobile exhibits, events and permanent installs:
    Starting new in the industry, I worked my way to Lead Designer for large scale projects. Working in small group settings, I was able to critique and direct other Designers in the pursuit of a better final product.
    Examples of clientele include Johnson and Johnson Companies, Depuy Spine, GE Lighting and W.L. Gore.

Education

  • Art Institute of Pittsburgh

    • Associates Industrial Design Program
    • 1996 - 1998

    Associates Degree earned in the Industrial Design program. Maintained President’s, Deans and Honors lists. I earned the newly created title of Class President during my senior year by my peers. Extracurricular activities included Designing and building way finding signage and sculpting life size animal replicas for the Pittsburgh Zoo.

Specialties

Awards

Cover story and article “Trends in Digital Imaging and Printing” for work done for Gallo Displays in 2006. Finalist for the 2008 ExpoDeck Design to Win competition for the Event Design Summit. GE Trade Show Exhibit, 2012 Addy Award recipient for Communication Exhibits.

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