O B J E C T I V E
Create exceptional visual scenery and graphics for live events, experiential design, or environmental design.
S K I L L S
Leadership: collaborative project management, excellent communication skills, calm liaison between creative and management teams, effective vendor coordination, support and inspire teams, consistent team management;
Conceptual: listen to client’s unique voice, brainstorm with clients and creative team, present innovative solutions, managed multiple changes, set appropriate boundaries;
Graphics: offer clear art direction while welcoming constructive criticism, develop strategic corporate branding for clients including presentations, print & digital media, signage, packaging, deliver projects on time;
Scenic: in depth script and project analysis, clear conceptual drawings, conduct specific research, present beautiful renderings, design effective props, create numerous scale models, draft technical documents, paint my own and other’s scenery, add set dressing and finishing touches;
Writing: create clear technical writing, edit my own and other’s documents, create text for marketing material, develop articles for blogging, assist with story development, creative writing;
Digital: draft technical drawings for vendors and clients, build 3D models in CAD program (Vectorworks), design graphics, renderings and elevations (Adobe Creative Suite, Corel Painter), online website development (WIX Website Developer), presentations and slides (MS Office).
W O R K E X P E R I E N C E
Lynn Grant Design: 1990-present. Scenic, production and event design for local theater companies, corporate parties and events. Commercial design and art direction for corporate identity, branding, sales and advertising material for local technology companies, small businesses, advertising and design firms. In all projects, engage with clients, create conceptual sketches, revise graphics, ensure technical and graphics products are delivered on time.
DMD West: 2018. Assisted Production Designer, Duke Durfee, with corporate party held at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Before event: designed scenery, drafted floor plan using CAD software, sourced and managed delivery of scenic materials from local vendors. Event set-up: managed three areas of event for deliveries and installation, created last minute set pieces for lounges, painted scenery on large posters, acted as production assistant.
Palo Alto Black & White Ball: 2019. Assisted event committee with concept renderings and ground plans to aid planning and visualization. Attended planning meetings, worked with city staff and vendors to coordinate event. Managed vendors, installed props and signage, helped hang lighting.
Joe Ragey Design: 2011-2012. Assisted Joe Ragey with design, research and creation of preliminary visual design concepts. Built set model. Designed and painted color elevations. Attended meetings with artistic directors, technical directors and scenic painters.
Scaremeadow Haunted House: 2007-2009. Produced sets for annual haunted house in 1300 square foot auditorium. Designed themed rooms, painted scenery, managed painters and set dressers during building of haunt. Created Scaremeadow branding: logo, graphics, apparel and signage. Designed and managed all PR for event, including signage, posters, T-shirts and communications. Served as liaison between school and event producers.
E D U C A T I O N
M.F.A. in Theater Arts: San Francisco State University – Primary-Set Design, Secondary-Costume, Tertiary-Lighting;
B.S. in Graphic Design: San Jose State University – minor in Printing Technology.
Theater Technology, Art and Design: Foothill College, Los Altos.
M Y P A S S I O N S
I love all things art and design. I love art history, theater and painting images larger than life. There is nothing more exciting than creating, by myself and within a group of professionals.
I love the excitement and anticipation of a live event.
I love young people and teaching them about art and design. I love visual puns and being silly.
I volunteer as a sexuality education teacher, through my church, teaching age-appropriate classes from kindergarten through senior high.
References provided upon request.
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