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Technical Designer at David Stark Design & Production
New York, NY
New York, NY
With a degree in architecture from Yale University and a Masters of Industrial Design from Pratt Institute, I work in the field of exhibition and environmental design. I started my exhibitions career at the American Museum of Natural History. At AMNH I helped design their biannual exhibits and oversaw the exhibits as they traveled around the world. In my time at the museum, I worked directly on 17 different exhibitions that were installed in over 50 venues nationally and internationally. While at David Stark Design as a Technical Designer, I have worked on projects ranging form fundraising galas for the Metropolitan Opera and the Whitney Museum to product launches with Target and JC Penny as well as private events in the Roseland Ballroom and CitiField. In this position I collaborated on designs, created shop drawings, sourced materials from vendors, and estimated fabrication costs. I also lead the team during on-site installations; coordinating the efforts of union crews, production assistants, riggers and the many other vendors that play a role in an event.
Traveling Dinosaur Exhibition
Tree Frog Vivarium
Created shop drawings for furniture and décor. Coordinated with outside vendors and advised on all technical aspects of
events. Created pricing for budget of design elements. Managed installation teams on-site. Helped create pitch documents for client approval.
Drafted construction drawings for exhibitry. Created installation documents and floor plans for traveling exhibits. Designed conservation approved cases of accessioned and loaned objects. Documented and managed gallery installation in New York and out in the field.
Drafted construction documents using VectorWorks for wide assortment of residential and commercial projects in New York City. Interacted with clients, assisted on site visits, troubleshot computer issues, and developed prospective renderings and animations.
My thesis, "Would You Like to Swing on a Star?" allowed me to focus on and learn about astronaut life and the future of space tourism.