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  • Matthew Castor

    Industrial Designer and Project Manager

    Portland, OR

A creative practitioner of any kind is often faced with the position of having to see an end goal from the eyes of the design firm, the project manager, the designers, the fabricators, and ultimately the client. I have the multidisciplinary background and the diverse range of skills to have first hand knowledge of all those perspectives and as a result I have become very efficient at meeting the needs or all involved, ultimately streamlining the process of bringing a new idea to fruition.

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Matthew Castor 9840 NE Campaign, Portland, OR 97220 tele: 541.848.7444 email: form@matthewcastor.com web: http://www.matthewcastor.com Education 2001 M.F.A. University of Oregon, Visual Design Honors Graduating Commendation (4.0 G.P.A.), University of Oregon, 2001 Oregon Arts Fellow, University of Oregon, 1998-2001 1997 B.A. University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, Communication in the Arts Major: Electronic Media, Journalism, & Photography Minor: Informational Computer Science Related Work Experience 01/08 - 07/09 Project Manager, Savoy Studios, Portland, OR (interior themeing, product design, and project management) 2007 - Pres Freelance, FORM design Build, Studio, Portland, OR (industrial design and fabrication, project consulting and management) 2004 – 2007 Lead Artisan and Exhibition Space Coordinator, The Art Foundry, Sacramento, CA (bronze monument production, exhibition design/installation, and project management) 2002 – 2004 Sculpture Studio Manager, Kraft Studio, Washington, DC (bidding, scheduling, restorations, and installation work) 2001 – 2002 Architecture & Allied Arts North site (TMW II), University of OR, Eugene, OR 1998 – 2001 Photography Facilities Manager, University of Oregon Dept. of Art, Eugene, OR 1997 – 1998 Advertising Studio Photographer, Shopko Inc. Corporate Photography Studio, Green Bay, WI (product styling and fashion photography for print catalogs) Recent Commercial Projects 2009 Golden Trees and Themeing, Spanish Restaurant – City Center, Las Vegas, NV Blown Glass Chandelier, Wynn Resort, Macau, China Steel Chandeliers, Voyeur Nightclub, Los Angeles, CA Slumped Art Sconces, Seminole Paradise, Hollywood, FL Glass Water Walls, SW Medical Center, Vancouver, WA Fused Glass Countertop, Taylor Residence, Portland, OR Custom Art Sconces, Kahala Hotel, Honolulu, HI Etched Presidential Seal, Camp David, Frederick County, MD 2008 Stained Glass Wall and Beaded Curtains, Inox Restaurant, McLean, VA Harvest Chandelier, ZED451, Boca Raton, FL Glass Floor, Snyder residence, Portland, OR Casino of the Wind Fixtures and Themeing, Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT Outdoor fixtures and heat lamps,Fontainebleau Resort,Miami Beach,FL Glass Bamboo, Imperial Palace, Biloxi, MS Asian Gaming Canopies, Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT Blown Glass Art Displays, Lucier Restaurant, Portland, OR Crystal Bar Top inserts and Water Glass Panels , NY NY Casino, Las Vegas, NV Stained Glass and Custom Fixtures, Barona Casino, Lakeside, CA Broken Wine Bottle Chandeliers, Stella Marina Bar, Ashbury, NJ Corridor and Suite Tiles, MGM Mirage, Las Vegas, NV Rotunda Installation, Escalator Sculpture, and Themeing, Foxwoods Casino, CT Fiber Optic Walls and Crystal Chandeliers, Pequot Halo Bar,Ledyard, CT Wall Sculptures, Atlanitis Palm Hotel, Dubai, UAE Selected Exhibitions and Public Art Installations 2007 Watt Ave Art Fence Project, Sacramento, CA GOMA – Bronze Sculpture, Basilica di San Francesco, Assisi, Italy Sierras – Bronze Sculpture, Private Residence, Berkeley, CA Rabbiniod – Bronze Sculpture, Pine Lake, San Francisco, CA LaGuardia – Bronze Sculpture, Aioli Bodega Espanola, Davis, CA 2006 Coat of Arms – Bronze Sculpture, Saint Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco, CA Arroyo Shade Memorial – Steel and Mosaic, Davis, CA Residential Gates – Steel, Brass, Wood, Tahoe, CA Star IV – Bronze Sculpture, Sacramento, CA International Arrivals Building – Bronze Sculpture, Sacramento Airport, Sacramento, CA 2005 Three Frolicking Dogs – Bronze, boulders, and water feature, North Davis Greenbelt, Davis, CA Firedog – Bronze Sculpture, Fire Station 30, Sacramento, CA Serna Memorial – Bronze Sculpture, Sacramento, CA 2004 Shires – Bronze Sculptures, Grass Valley, CA Sunrise Lightrail Station – Cast Bronze and Steel, Sacramento, CA Embassy Suites – Bronze Sculptures and Water features , Sacramento, CA St. Joseph and the Boy Jesus – Bronze Sculpture, Eldersburg, Md. PFA Commission – Aluminum,Steel, and Neon Lighting,Silver Spring,MD XISH – Aluminum , Steel, and Neon Lighting, Washington, DC LCA – Cold Cast Composite and Neon Lighting on Panel, London, UK 2002 The Gift – Mixed Media Installation, Eugene, OR Teaching Experience 2004 - 2007 The Art Foundry, Sacramento, CA – Instructor, Introductory and Advanced Bronze Casting Classes 2002 - 2004 Kraft Studio, Washington, DC – Instructor, Neon Bending Classes 2000 - 2002 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR – Instructor, Multimedia Portfolio & Resume Development 2001 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR – Instructor, Basic Design (2 sections) 2000 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR – Instructor, Photography I Course(3 sections) 1998 Malheur High Desert Photography Workshop, Instructor - Sponsored by the University of Oregon 1998 - 2001 University of Oregon, Oregon Arts Fellow – Awarded nine teaching fellowships Skillsets (Design & Management) •Prefabrication Consulting •Design Development •Constructability Reviews •Project timeline & budget management •Sourcing & Subcontracting •Packaging & Transportation •Installation & Site Supervision (Computer & Software) •Adobe Creative Suite CS3 •Microsoft Project & Fastrack scheduling software •Microsoft Office Suite •Acad, Solidworks, AP100, & Cad Tools •Wireless networking •Cross platform trained (Fabrication & Production) •Signage design, fabrication, & installation •Vinyl plotting & application •Monumental scale casting & mold making •Welding & precision metals (CAD) •Finish quality woodworking & casework •Glass Fabrication & laminations •Lighting Design & installation •Composite & concrete cold casting •Historic restorations (Photography, Digital Media) •Digital & linear video editing & installations •Camera operations: 35mm, medium, large, digital Polaroid, & pin hole •Commercial: C41/E-6/ B&W, & mural •Lighting & studio equipment expertise


MFA - University of Oregon BA - University of Wisconsin