Strategic Formations Design
Oct 2009 - Present (11 years 11 months)
Provide independent creative direction and consultation. Act as the primary driving force in developing engaging design for large multinational brands. Projects include: corporate and start-up creative consultation, entertainment design, game and toy design, booth, branding, interior and set design. Enhance client objectives to deliver thoughtful, aesthetically pleasing, creative results.
Senior Environmental Designer
Nov 2013 - Sep 2020 (6 years 10 months)
Senior Environmental Designer, Bringing the client's brand-story to life by collaborating with creative and technical teams to create dynamic, expressive, branded stage designs and environments for corporate events, webcast, brand activation and semi to permanent corporate installations.
• Own multiple projects from concept to execution adhering to budget and timeline constraints
• Deliver award winning environments for any situation
• Stay abreast of the latest technologies and trends in the industry of corporate stage design
• Drive all aspects of in-house scenic inventory
• Collaborate with vendors for quotes and sourcing
• Work closely with Operations on value engineering and logistics
BlueHive Strategic Environments
Dec 2012 - Mar 2013 (3 months)
Jul 2012 - Dec 2012 (5 months)
Senior Project Designer
Aug 2006 - Oct 2009 (3 years 2 months)
Provided creative dimensional design leadership as part of a larger creative team. Creative responsibilities have included the design of permanent corporate exhibits, traveling exhibits, interactive exhibits and environments, events and other dimensional products. As a senior member of the creative department, lead projects including preparing and managing both internal and external resources and serving as a primary interface with clients.
Senior Designer Studio CVR
Mar 2006 - Aug 2006 (5 months)
Worked with Studio Manager and Principal to develop business, streamline workflow and process, and establish studio environment. Helped to create customized solutions for various clients in the children's products and toy industries.
Senior Project Designer
George P Johnson Co
May 2000 - Mar 2006 (5 years 10 months)
Develop creative, three dimensional solutions to fulfill client marketing objectives in a variety of venue applications. Responsible for extensive collaboration within multi-disciplinary teams to ensure flawless execution of branded dimensional architecture. Primary point of responsibility for design & production of environments including scope, feasibility, resource identification & management, innovate materials for extraordinary purposes, oversee production, budget, quality assurance.
* High energy, High volume output, creating over 400 3D environments traversed by over 2,000,000 individuals
* Strategic and Tactical Planning, managing multiple concurrent projects, with exceptionally positive feedback
* Successful accommodating broad needs within a single environment (ranging from face-to-face to grand theatrical events) with budgets ranging from $20k to $20m
Jul 1998 - May 2000 (1 year 10 months)
Responsible for initiating creative dimensional solutions, managing design time and resources for individual projects and facilitating departmental work flow. Participated in multi-disciplinary meetings and planning sessions and applied input to develop efficient and effective solutions to clients.
* Promoted to Lead Designer in team situations within 8 months
Spirk Design Associates
May 1994 - May 1998 (4 years)
Worked in the Studio and Prototype Facility for such clients as Royal Appliance, Little Tikes, Rubbermaid, Proctor & Gamble, and Sony. Broad experience providing idea generation and design across industries and audiences, shepherding projects through the production process and providing insightful competitive analysis.
Century Products Co. Century Products
May 1997 - Aug 1997 (3 months)
Collaborated tirelessly with designers, engineers and marketers to complete the 1998 product line. Participated in the ideation, creation and bringing to market of the Century Travelite multi-use stroller. Designed infant head rest for use in car seats, booster seats, and strollers.
Alex Sekely Designs
1997 - 1997
Intelligence Specialist Second Class
U.S. Navy USS Kitty Hawk
Aug 1989 - Aug 1993 (4 years)
Provide integrated Real Time, Tactical, and Strategic intelligence to Fleet Commander and Air wing personnel through the use of advanced processes and stat-of-the-art equipment. Duties included closed circuit television operator, situational briefs, satellite imagery interpretation, collection, processing, and dissemination of classified material.