DESIGN WITHOUT LIMITS

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  DESIGNS

            

AARON JACKSON

Designer

aaron@ajacksondesigns.com



DESIGN EXPERIENCE


Lorna Productions

   Scenic Design:

        Lorna Luft Sings the Judy Garland Song Book

             The McCallum Theatre

              2017


Mousetrappe
   Layout Design:

         Star Wars: A Galactic Extravaganza

             Disney Hollywood Studios 

              2016


Barry Manilow

   Scenic Design:

          A Gift of Love 3(Holiday Concert)

               McCallum Theater

               2015


Stiletto Entertainment & Celebrity Cruise Line (Los Angeles, CA)                    

    Scenic Design:

          Topper

                 Directed & Choreographed by John Charron and Jill Hillier 2015


Childsplay, Inc (Tempe, AZ)                                                                                    

     Scenic Design:

          Go Dog Go (National Tour)

               Directed by Andrés Alcalá  2017

          Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure

               Directed by Anthony Runfola 2017

           Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook

                Directed by Debra K. Stevens 2016

          Sideways Stories From Wayside School

                Directed by Dwayne Hartford 2015

          Robin Hood 

               Directed by Dwayne Hartford 2013                                                                                                                               

        A Wrinkle In Time  

              Directed by Dwayne Hartford 2013                                                                                                                                 

          Lyle The Crocodile 

                 Directed by Dwayne Hartford 2011                                                                                                                                            

          Go Dog Go       

                 Directed by David Saar 2011                                                                                                                                              

          Miss Nelson Is Missing 

                 Directed by Dwayne Hartford 2008   


International City Theater (Long Beach, CA)

    Scenic Design:

           End of the Rainbow

                 Directed by John Henry Davis 2015


Stiletto Entertainment & Holland America Cruise Line (Los Angeles, CA)

   Scenic Design for 28 Productions on 8 different ships including:

          Elements, Forever Rock, That's Dance, Classiqe*, Droom*, Heat,

          Aces High, Rock Legends, Northern Lights, and Rockin' Roadhouse

                *Winner of Magellan Award for Best Overall Production

                    2012-2014


Erick, Brett & Sons, Inc (Long Beach,CA)                                                                                                                  
    Bar/Restaurant Design
                
Owners Brett Gallo & Erick Verduzco 2014                                                                                                                      


Phoenix Theatre (Phoenix, AZ)

     Scenic Design:

           Rent (Arizoni Award Best Overall Production: Musical)

                Directed by Robert Kolby Harper 2013                                                                                         

           Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson  (Arizoni Award: Best

               Overall Production: Musical & Best Set Design: Musical)

                Directed by Ron May 2013                                                                                    

           Almost, Maine   

                 Directed by Dwayne Hartford 2008                                                                                                                                

           I Love A Piano: The Music of Irving Berlin  

                 Directed by Mark Steven Robinson 2006                                                                                                             

          

Revel Entertainment Group (Atlantic City, NJ)

     Consulting Stylist: Objects and Artifacts     

                VP Brand Management: Lisa Lehr 2012                               


Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC)

     Design Producer Season 9       

                Production Designer Kim Lewis 2011                                                  


The University of CA, Irvine (Irvine, CA)

     Scenic Design:

           The Threepenny Opera (Guest Design) 

                Directed by Dr. Keith Fowler 2009                            


Shakespeare by the Sea (San Pedro/LA Metro Tour)

     Resident Set Designer:

            Macbeth

                   Directed by Stephanie Coltrin 2017

             The Taming of the Shrew

                   Directed by Cylan Brown 2017

             Othello

                   Directed by Stephanie Coltrin 2016

             Cymbeline

                   Directed by Cylan Brown 2016

           The Tempest

                  Directed by Stephanie Coltrin 2015

           As You Like It

                  Directed by Patrick Vest 2015

            Hamlet  

                 Directed by Stephanie Coltrin 2014                                                                                                                         

            A Midsummer Night's Dream

                 Directed by Patrick Vest 2014                                                                                                                                 

            King John

                Directed by Stephanie Coltrin 2013                                                                                                                          

             All's Well That Ends Well

                 Directed by Patrick Vest 2013                                                                                                                                     

            Romeo & Juliet      

                 Directed by Stephanie Coltrin 2012                                                                                                                          

            Two Gentlemen of Verona        

                 Directed by Margaret Schugt 2012                                                                                                                            

            Much Ado About Nothing

                 Directed by Amy Louise Sebelius 2011                                                                                                                      

            King Lear   

                 Directed by Stephanie Coltrin 2011                                                                                                                            

            Twelfth Night  

                 Directed by Amy Louise Sebelius 2010                                                                                                                 

            Julius Caesar                  

                 Directed by Stephanie Coltrin 2010                                                                                                                         

            As You Like It 

                 Directed by David Graham 2009                                                                                                                                  

            Love's Labor's Lost

                 Directed by Amy Louise Sebelius 2009                                                                                                                          

            Antony and Cleopatra    

                 Directed by David Graham 2008                                                                                                                                   

            A Midsummer Night's Dream

                 Directed by David Graham 2008                                                                                                                                 

            The Taming of the Shrew    

                 Directed by Christopher Morrison 2007                                                                                                                        

            The Merchant of Venice

                 Directed by David Graham 2007                                                                                                                                       

             Hamlet

                 Directed by Josh Costello 2006                                                                                                                                     

            The Comedy of Errors

                 Directed by Darin Anthony 2006                                                                                                                                  

            The Merry Wives of Windsor

                 Directed by Craig Flemming 2005                                                                                                                                  

             Othello    

                 Directed by Douglas Clayton 2005                                                                                                                                                


The Jubilee Theatre (Fort Worth, TX)

    Scenic Design:

             Crumbs From the Table of Joy

                 Directed by Sharon Benge 2007                             


The Powerhouse Theatre (Santa Monica, CA)

     Scenic Design:

              Two Rooms

                  Directed by Jamie Wolrab 2006                                                                    


The Texas Star Theatre (Granbury, TX)

     Scenic Design:

              The Boys Next Door 

                   Directed by Stephen Bishop Seeley 2005             


The WB Television Network (Burbank, CA)

     Scenic Design:Corporate Presentation NYC and Los Angeles

               WB Kids/Cartoon Network Up Fronts

                    Project Directed by Aaron Day 2004                                


Amphibian Productions (New York, NY/Fort Worth, TX)

      Scenic Design:

               A Room of One's Own

                    Directed by Sharon Benge 2004                                                         

               A Leopard Complains of Its Spots

                    Directed by Nancy Mayans 2001                                      


Genesius Theatre Guild (New York, NY)

      Scenic Design:

               Box 

                    Directed by Clinton Turner Davis 2003                                                      



CONCEPT ILLUSTRATION EXPERIENCE


Mousetrappe

      2014

        Concept Technical Drafting for Taronga Zoo Centennial Theater (Sydney, AU)


RWS & Associates 

      2014

        Concept Renderings for show bids to Holiday World Theme Park.   

                                                                           

Stiletto Entertainment

      2008 - 2014

        Concept Renderings and Show Development for bids to Seabourne, Celebrity, and Holland America Cruise Lines.                    


Bad Things (Shaun White)

      2014

        Concept Renderings for touring set. (IMAG Productions)                                                                                                                          

Miley Cyrus 

     2009

       Website Development/Design Concepts.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

IMAG Productions

       2004 - 2014

       Concept Renderings for various projects and clients.  Major Clients include Mercedes-Benz, and Design Cure among others.      


Orange County Teachers Federal Credit Union

       2006

       Digital repair and recreation of the illustration used for their Visa Credit Card.                                                            


Blue Voodoo Technologies

       2006

       Concept Renderings for pre-production of feature film.                                                                                              


Cartoon Network & Lasertech, Inc

       2006

       Concept Renderings/Stage Design for Cartoon Network corporate presentation.                                                            


Bix Pix Entertainment

       2005

       Concept Renderings for pre-production of Miss Twiggley's Tree.                                                                                    


Tina Jones

     2004

      Concept Renderings/Show Development for bid to Cirque du Soleil and Dragone.                                                        


Town Square Productions

      2003

      Concept Renderings/Show Development for presentation to producers of a Off-Broadway Musical.                              




CHARGE ARTIST/LEAD SCENIC EXPERIENCE



The University of California, Irvine (Irvine, CA)

     2006 - 2011

     Production Supervisor: Scenic Art                                                                                                                         

               Supervised and mentored both graduate and undergraduate level students in a practical work environment while   

               executing all scenic treatments for the given season and maintaining the Paint Studio.  Completed over 35 productions.


Shakespeare by the Sea (San Pedro/Los Angeles Metro Tour)

      2005 - 2014

                Resident Scenic Designer and Scenic Charge Artist for 14 productions.                                                                  


Fox Searchlight & Signal Hill Productions (Visalia, CA)

      2004

      Lead Scenic:

                The Visitation (Feature Film)

                Production Design by Laird Pulver                                                                                                    


The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey (Madison, NJ)

      2003

      Charge Artist:

                Much Ado About Nothing      

                Designed by Ted Simpson                                                                                                                      


The George Street Playhouse (New Brunswick, NJ)

      2002

      Charge Artist:

                A Night in Tunisia   

                Designed by Ted Simpson                                                                                                                                          


The New Harmony Theater (New Harmony, IN)

       2000

       Charge Artist:

                Noises Off  

                Designed by Todd Rosenthal

                            Philadelphia Story

                Designed by Vladimir Shpitalnik                            

                Always Patsy Cline  

                Designed by Ron Naverson                                                             




SCENIC ART EXPERIENCE



Center Theater Group                       The Hallmark Channel                   Knott's Berry Farm

Kirk Douglas Theater                               Simi Valley, CA                                              Buena Park, CA

      Culver City, CA                                                  Scenic Artist                                                 Scenic Artist

          Scenic Charge/Scenic Artist                            TV Series: McBride                                        Halloween Haunt

          2004-2005                                                      2004                                                             2004


The NJ Shakespeare Festival              Lalique Crystal &                          Septak Custom Painting

      Madison, NJ                                                 Michael C. Fina                                          Jamesburg, NJ

           Overhire Scenic Artist                                 New York, NY                                                   Specialty Painter: Interiors

           3 Productions                                                 Specialty Painter: Showrooms                        Faux Finishes/Detail Paint

           2002-2003                                                      2002                                                             2001


Heritage Repertory Theater                American Stage Festival               The Love Lemmings Co.

      Charlottesville, VA                                            Nashua, NH                                                 New York, NY

          Scenic Artist                                                    Scenic Artist                                                  Scenic Artist

          10 Productions                                                 10 productions                                               Repainted the set for

          1998-1999                                                        1996                                                              I Love You, You're Perfect,

                                                                                                                                                      Now Change (Off-Broadway)



TEACHING EXPERIENCE



The University of California, Irvine (Irvine, CA)

       2015 - 2017

       Adjunct Professor: Teaching Color Media for Designers, Perspective Drawing, Scenic Art 1 & 2, Design Packaging &

       Presentation and Designer Mentorships.

       2012 - 2013

       Adjunct Professor: Teaching Life Drawing and Intro to Scenic Design: Model Building.                                         

       2006 - 2011

       Staff Scenic Artist: Teaching Undergraduate and Graduate Level students in a practical work environment.    


Chapman University (Orange, CA)

        2010

        Adjunct Professor: Teaching Scenic Painting.                                                                                                           


Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ)

        2002

        Summer Session Adjunct: Scenic Art (Intro to Technical Theater)                                                                               

        2001 - 2002

        Teaching Assistant: Scenic Art (Intro to Technical Theater)                                                                      


Instituto Cultural Dominica Americana (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)

       1999

        Cultural Exchange Program: Teaching week-long seminar on Scenic Design/Scenic Art.                                           



EDUCATION


Masters of Fine Arts                                       Bachelor of Fine Arts

     Rutgers University                                                              Millikin University

     New Brunswick, NJ                                                             Decatur, IL



RELATED SKILLS


Show Development, Concepts, Environments, Space Planning, Producing, Cold Calling, Budget Development, Interior Design, Rendering, Model Making, Drafting, Play Analysis, Photography, Painting, Construction.

MAC and PC Platforms: Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator. CAD, (Primarily Vectorworks, some AutoCAD). Sketch Up, Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint.

Scenic Art: Acrylic, Scenic, Latex Paints, Dyes, Large Scale Backdrop Work/Murals, Sculpture, Carving, Carpentry.



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