I specialize in event design ranging from small conference rooms to large scale ballroom events.

Work Samples

  • Lighting Design

  • Island Themed Event Decor and Projection

  • New Years 2010 Decor and Accent Lighting

Work History

Jessica Charest 260 Hamilton Ave, Norwich, CT 06360 Tel: 860-917-3422 E-Mail: charestmedia@gmail.com Web Portfolio: www.coroflot.com/jessicacharest Objective: Looking for an opportunity to work as an event manager or designer in a highly challenging environment where I can put my knowledge and experience into practice. Experience Mohegan Sun Casino Uncasville, CT 2004- Present Event Designer/Planner -Designs range from small conference rooms to large scale ballroom events with budgets up to $200,000. -Most recently was the interior designer for a permanent club/lounge installation, called “MIST”. -My specialties include proposal creation and budgeting, vendor designation, project pre-production and installa-tion, show management and event completion. -I collaborate with audio, video, lighting, carpentry, food and beverage and outside vendors to achieve event goals and exceed expectations within budget and time constraints. -On-site project management for all levels of events including all logistical portions and supervision of on site staff and outside vendors during all phases of events. -I regularly participate in hands-on show preparation including set builds, floral design and drape creation. -A main component in this position includes managing crews of up to 100 people. Lighting Designer, Programmer and Technician -Programmer and lighting designer for all venues within the casino ranging from intimate meeting room settings to our 10,000 seat arena. -I am highly proficient in installing theatrical, concert and special events lighting equipment for performances in multiple venues within the casino. -I have extensive training in large scale power distribution as well as a working practice of all OSHA related regu-lations. Frost Productions Boston, MA 2013- Present Freelance Lighting and Event Decor Installation -I am a freelance lighting and decor technician and work in various event spaces for weddings and other private and public events. Redfern Arts Center Keene, NH 2003-2005 Maintenance and Event staff I helped prepare venue for occasions such as concerts, plays and touring productions working with lighting, sound and scenery equipment. Trained new employees how to work with theatrical equipment Education Graduated 2005 Keene State College Keene, NH Bachelor of Arts – Technical Theatre and Design Honors attained: Graduated Cum laude, National Society of Collegiate Scholars Skills and Accomplishments -Auto CAD, Mac and PC systems -Lighting Consoles – Wholehog 2, GrandMA, GrandMA2, Diamond 4 -HighEnd DL3 Projection and Mapping -Stage Manager -Digital photography -Set construction -Employee of the month July 2007 and Winter 2011 Mohegan Sun Casino

Education

  • Keene State College

    • Bachelors Technical Theatre and Design
    • 2002 - 2005

    Graduated with honors

Specialties

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