I’m a multi-hatted production professional with five years’ experience working at design firms with internal small-batch manufacturing facilities.
Being a production professional for design firms is exactly what it sounds like. I’m the colleague who comes in and rounds up all the creative ideas and contextualizes them into a client/vendor friendly format. Whether it is conceptual illustrations, architectural/mechanical designs, prototypes, or samples, they all need to be reined in and packaged for production to move forward.
Luckily, I’m obsessed with organization and accessibility. You can have the best solution in the world, but if it isn’t packaged correctly, it won’t do anyone any good. Correct packaging must show brand uniformity, work in an accessible format and display a deep understanding of the user/client. This trait becomes essential when working with emerging tech and requires a diverse multi-format approach. This is why over the years, I’ve branched out into product photography, infographics design, print design, and instructional video production.
2017 - 2020
Animax Designs is a creative robotics fabrication firm known for creating animatronic characters utilizing cutting-edge technology and craftsmanship. Animax serves some of the largest operators in the world of themed entertainment, live attractions, and location-based entertainment.
POCKET FOOT AND ANKLE MEDICINE AND SURGERY
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Workplace Resource is a commercial interior design firm/high-end furniture dealership providing superior service to its corporate, academic, and design industry clients throughout Massachusetts.
2013 - 2017
JOSH KIGNER DESIGN
Josh Kigner Design is a full service theatrical design firm that managed teams of designers, artisans, and technicians; Services ranged from large Broadway style multi-changing scenery, small independent film, immersive fringe theatre, and specialty fabrication.
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
CONNECTICUT REPERTORY THEATRE
Scenic Designer, Scenic Artist
RECENT SELECTED WORKS
MECHANICAL DESIGNER PORTFOLIO
Comprehensive video portfolio website for special effects veteran Jon Dawe. Since film is such a collaborative medium, it was deemed essential to create individual videos (31 in total) highlighting the effects Jon created next to in-progress footage showcasing the impressive amount of mechanical design that went into each effect.