Experiential and set designs from live theater productions, lasertag arenas, theme park rides, retail stores to video game simulators and museums. I concepted the designs as well as oversaw the development and construction.
Tuck Everlasting Houses Set Design
These are the Foster and Tuck houses that I designed for the Next Generation Theatre Group. The houses would rotate to utilize the exterior and interior elements as needed for the performances. The Foster house was two sided and the Tuck house was three sided which included an “attic” element.
I design environments ranging from video sets, business meeting sets, trade show booths, video editing suites, illustrated murals to commercial and residential interiors.
A few selections of my illustrative abilities. I utilize both traditional and digital techniques to create my work.
Various designs that I've created over the years. Some designs were created fully in Photoshop, others were hand drawn, then enhanced in Photoshop and Illustrator.
Various campaigns that I've created and managed over the years for corporate and government clients. I managed and produced the designs from concept to completion including print, digital media and promo products.
From logo concepts, to storyboards, to set designs, here are a few of my samples.
Props that I have designed and built for dance performances, Sci Fi costumes/cosplay, and product design. Some props were "kit bashed" utilizing daily items and model kits and found objects.
The large dance props were concepted and built by me. They had to be as lightweight as possible and able to "break down" for ease of transport. Yet structural and stable so that the dancers could climb on and move though the props.
The artistic director and choreographers at Motion Express wanted three full size doors that the dancers could open the doors and walk thru, climb on, roll out long strips of fabric that was concealed behind the doors. As well, they needed to be able dance with, stretch, pull and release the fabric. The doors needed to be relatively light and portable, yet stable enough for the dancers to be able to do all of the required elements that the choreographers gave them to do.
Steampunk Battle Axe
These two swords were made for a cosplayer so she could take them into conventions. They were made of wood, pvc, and foam.
The prince’s horse that I designed for “Into the Woods” musical. It was designed to be made as layered “flats” to give it some dimensionality so the actors could actually ride on the horse. The prop team built the horse from my full size drawings and Susan Pisoni painted it. Another great team effort. The audience cheered when the prince “road” onto the stage!
Wolf masks I designed and made for “Into the Woods”. A fun project to work on and see live! We had two sizes, “Big Wolf” and “Little Wolf”. Painted by Susan Pisoni.
Cinderella’s Bird props I designed and built for “Into the Woods” musical. I made nine of them that were to appear as they were made out of pages from books. The prop team added real pages to the wings. The birds were mounted onto a rod to add motion and kinetic energy when the prop team held and moved them.
The “giant’s harp” from “Into the Woods” musical that I designed. Prop team constructed it from my full scale drawing and it was painted by Susan Pisoni. Great team effort all around!
Mandalorian Costume Jetpack
"Ghostbusters" Proton Pack
One of eleven “Proton” packs I designed and made with all found parts.
This was a radio prop made out of foam and plastic for”Dance Force”, a performing company associated with Motion Express located in St. Louis. It needed to be light and maneuverable for their Christmas show that had a 1940s theme.
Custom costumes that I have designed for Sci Fi conventions and events as well as for dance and performances. Some have been for clients, some for fun! I've shown a small sampling of the numerous dance costumes that I have designed and made over the past 27 years.
In my opinion it's always nice to show some of your work that is done for fun and experimentation! So here are a few...