Scenic Artist

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Desired position type: Full-Time
Location: Chicago Illinois, United States

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Motivated experienced artist. Partners with creative teams with a collaborative
spirit and a strong work ethic to build lasting relationships.


Education | BFA | California Institute of the Arts


Scenic Artist |                                                                                                                                                         2013 | 2018

Full time traveling artist | Dixon Studios, Tucson, AZ

Works closely with a creative design team to complete projects on tight deadlines. Skilled in color mixing and matching. Painting and sculpt three dimensional concrete, fiberglass, urethanes and epoxy objects to achieve a natural appearance. Projects include: Witte Museum, San Antonio TX, Patricia Phillip Frost Museum of Science, Miami FL, Bass Pro Shops Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium, Springfield MO, Smithsonian Heritage Museum, Baltimore, MD, Grizzly Ridge Zoo Exhibit, Akron OH.


Scenic Artist |                                                                                                                                                        2011 | 2013

In House Lead Painter | Cost of Wisconsin, Jackson, WI.                                                            Skilled in color mixing and matching. Painted and sculpted three dimensional concrete, fiberglass, urethanes and epoxy objects to achieve a natural appearance. Projects include Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Disney Worlds Rainforest Café Volcano, Nationwide Zoos, Casinos, Aquariums and Museums.

Freelance Decorative Painter | Scenic Artist

Listed below work performed between                                                                                                                 2000 | 2010


Shapes Design Studio | Decorative painting business

Worked closely with clients discussing their home improvement projects.

Help define needs and visions. Set realistic deadlines. Estimated jobs, ordered all materials needed.


Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL

Harry Potter the Exhibition employed by Exhibitgroup/Giltspur

Worked with a team of artisans on the construction and set execution of the Harry Potter exhibit.


Bass Pro Shops, Bolingbrook, IL Employed by Cost of Wisconsin

Lead painter specializing in painting the four story high artificial waterfall, Bass Pro Shops, Bolingbrook IL


Chicago Theater, Chicago, IL Conan O’ Brien Show

Painted props and show logo on the theater’s walls.


  • Mural and Scenic Art Creation
  • Color mixing and matching Carpentry | Sculpting | Sewing
  • Traditional Fine Art Skills
  • Faux Finishes | Italian Plaster
  • Strong Organizational Skills
  • Illustration | Imagination
  • Adobe Creative Suite

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