FAILE 2011 – Present
Fabricator of sculptures for the artist group Faile.
Currently on retainer to create pieces for upcoming shows.
CLAE FOOTWEAR 2010 – 2014
Associate Creative Director, responsible for all print & online materials (catalogs, photo shoots, etc.)
SCULPTOR AND MODEL MAKER – Freelance 2001 – Present
INSTALLATION DESIGNER AND BUILDER – Freelance 1997 – Present
Projects include: Installation Design, Interior Design and Build
Clients Include: Nike, Incase, Stüssy , Tonic, Dave’s Quality Meats, Nort/Recon, Union, Alife Rivington Club
Highlights include: Nike/Stüssy Worldwide Tour Installation, Nike in-store installs in NYC, Interior Design for Tonic Bar in NYC
GRAPHIC DESIGNER – Freelance 1996 – Present
Print Design, Web Design, T-Shirt Graphics Design, Logo Design and Branding
Clients Include: Atlantic Records, AT&T, Polygram Records, Register.com, Urban Outfitters
Highlights include: Re-branding and logo creation for Atlantic Records, Branding and logo creation for Lava Records, Art Directors Club Award-winning design for CD packaging
ATLANTIC RECORDS – Art Director on staff & In House Freelance 1993 – 2005
Art direction & design of album packaging & advertising, hiring creative, managing deadlines & budgets. design of current Identity
Freelance Projects include
- Nike – Sculpted action figure Basketball player replica for Air Force 1 campaign.
- Stoli Vodka – Created sculpture for ORGNL.TV campaign, using CNC and hand-sculpted elements.
- SS White – Created sculpture for dental company’s promotional campaign using their dental burrs
- Starz Network – Sculpted hero prop for launch campaign of Torchwood TV series
- HBO’s Funny or Die Presents – Prop Master, Lead Fabricator of miniatures for a series of short films.
- Spiderman 4 Film – assisting lead sculptors Hiroshi Katagiri and Matt Rose in Villain costume hero sculpt at Frontline Design.
- AOL – Sculpting & animating short stop motion film with GHAVA/Wolff/Olins
- FAILE – Heading of a team of sculptors in Beijing China creating pieces for NYC artist group FAILE’s exhibition in Lisbon Portugal.
- Charles Ray Studios – Studio assistant to artist Charles Ray
Other Projects include: Fine Art Fabrication, Model Making, Toy Sculpting, Product Design, Award Design & Fabrication.
Clients Include: Sony Pictures/Frontline design, HBO, AOL, Charles Ray, Adidas, Sexy Hair, Nickelodeon, Ogilvy, JWT, Banksy, Faile, Antony Micallef, Butter NYC, Kid Robot, DXP, SwishToys, Hunter Gatherer, Coca Cola, Atlantic Records, Lava Records,
Highlights include: Manifest Equality, Manifest Hope “Art For Obama” Inaugural Art Show in DC, Adidas CSC sneaker design, Banksy Rat sculpt, Faile Bunny Boy sculpt, Faile Scuba Horse Sculpt, Coca Cola-commissioned Cherry Coke Sculpture, Charles and Ray Eames Mini-Busts with Butter NYC, Limited-edition sculpt with Rich Jacobs, King of NYC action figure sculpt for Swishtoys
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI 1986-1991
College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, B.S. degree in Design – Graphic Design Major. Participant in the Five Year Co-operative Education Program, Alternating quarters of school and work in Graphic Design
EAMES FOUNDATION – Volunteer Docent 2008-2010
Sharing my love of Charles & Ray Eames by volunteering with the Eames Foundation in Pacific Palisades CA.
Computer Design: Mac Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design, Quark Express, Rhino 3D & Z-Brush
Sculpting: Specialty in small-scale human figure sculpting, experience in various forms of fabrication, including silicone mold making, resin casting, model making, foam sculpting, various forms of painting
Rapid Prototyping: Beginner Level Experience with 3Dprinters and CNC
Interests: Modern & Mid-Century Design & Architecture, Photography, Skate, Surf, & Snowboarding, Soccer, Bicycling
AWARDS AND EXHIBITIONS
Panorama Project III, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York – Group Show
Altoids Living Spaces Design Show – Finalist
SELECT III WPA\Corcoran 2005 Art Auction & Gala , Corcoran Gallery of Art, DC – Group Show
Move (13), Clementine Gallery, New York – Group Show
Objects For Joseph Cornell, ZieherSmith, New York – Group Show
Dimebag, New Image Art, Los Angeles – Group Show
Alife at Deitch, Deitch Projects, New York – Group Show
17th Annual ACD (American Center for Design) 100 Show – Finalist
18th Annual ACD 100 Show – Finalist
The ADC (Art Directorʼs Club) 73rd National Exhibition – Silver Award
I.D Magazine 41st Annual Design Review – Honorable Mention
Published in American Type Play by Steven Heller
Published in Typography Now 2 by Rick Poynor