Robert Aguirre


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Robert Aguirre received his BS in Television, Film and New Media Production from San Diego State University in fall 2014. He emphasized in production design and worked as a scene-shop teaching assistant for the film program. Since graduation, he has gained success in the commercial and editorial realms and has worked with many notable companies such as Chick-fil-A, Disney, Matchbox, Mattel, Nintendo, Qualcomm, Sony, Vanity Fair and Wired Magazine. Aguirre's most recent short film THE STAIRS, which he art-directed, won the Audience Award at the Ashland Independent Film Festival.

SKILLS
Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, SketchUp and LayOut, Photoshop, Vectorworks; photography

619.889.5209
[email protected]

Katelyn Budke


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Katelyn Budke holds a BFA in Stage Design from the University of Cincinnati: College-Conservatory of Music. She was an art department assistant on the feature film GOAT (2016), produced by James Franco. She worked as a scenic painter for the Cincinnati Opera's 2016 production of "Tosca," and for the Tony®-nominated musical "The Visit" and "Living on Love" at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. She was a freelance props artisan for the Tony®-nominated musical "Waitress" and also a props intern for "The Light Years," created by The Debate Society at the New York Stage and Film's Powerhouse Theater.

SKILLS
InDesign, Microsoft Office, OfficeSuite (IOS), Photoshop, SketchUp and LayOut, Vectorworks; carpentry, fiberglassing, foam carving, hand drafting, leather working, model making, perspective drawing, prop fabrication, scenic painting, sculpting, sewing, soldering, upholstery

513.382.0945
[email protected]
katelynabudke.com

Kristen Budke


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Kristen Budke holds a BFA in Stage Design from the University of Cincinnati: College-Conservatory of Music. She worked as an art department assistant on the independent film GOAT (2016). She has worked as a freelance scenic painter for the Cincinnati Opera and for the Williamstown Theatre Festival. She has also worked as a properties assistant on National Puppetry, Musical Theater and Playwrights conferences at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center.

SKILLS
InDesign, Photoshop, SketchUp and LayOut, Vectorworks; foam carving, hand drafting, leather working, model making, perspective drawing, scenic painting, sculpting, set construction

513.708.5088
[email protected]
kristenbudke.com

Doriane Desfaugeres


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Doriane Desfaugeres is an honors graduate from the University of California Davis with BAs in Psychology and Fine Art. After her post-baccalaureate painting studies at Columbia University in New York City, she began exploring filmmaking opportunities. She has production-designed several short films, and has worked in various art department positions on TV shows and indie feature films.

SKILLS
Illustrator, Photoshop, SketchUp; hand drafting, model making, perspective drawing, scenic painting, set construction, set decoration, visual research

209.735.0172
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Claudia Ethridge


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Claudia Ethridge is a graduate of San Diego State University (SDSU), with a BS in Television, Film and New Media Production. She graduated valedictorian of the School of Theatre, Television and Film at SDSU, and was awarded Excellence in Production Design (Undergraduate) at the 2015 San Diego State Spring Film Festival. Among a variety of pursuits, during her time at SDSU, she production-designed a multitude of student films, worked as supervisor of the film scene shop on campus and designed, and built, an array of studio sets.

SKILLS
Illustrator, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, SketchUp, Vectorworks; hand drafting, model building, perspective drawing, public speaking, screenwriting

619.402.3180
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David Lawrence


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David Lawrence is a designer, filmmaker, writer and musician. After graduating from the College of William and Mary in 2006 with a BA in Film Studies and American Modernism, he began his career in short film story development at Walt Disney Studios and Humble Journey Films. In 2010, he produced DISNEY SHOT KENNEDY, a feature-length film that had a successful festival run. In 2012, he co-designed the interior for the restaurant Red Bread, featured on the Saturday cover of the Los Angeles Times. In 2015, he co-created the web application Yoric Story Composer, which earned the notice of Sundance Institute's New Frontier Story Lab.

SKILLS
CSS3, HTML5, Illustrator, Photoshop, Ruby5, SketchUp; full-stack web design and dev, letterpress printing, miniatures, mold making and casting, practical special effects workflows, screen printing, stop-motion animation

757.207.2390
[email protected]
modestcon.com

Angran Li


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Angran Li is a recent graduate of Parsons School of Design at The New School, with a BFA in Interior Design. She served as a design assistant to the scenic designer on two musicals on Broadway and off Broadway in 2015, assisted in the Sukhishvili Georgian National Ballet performance at Lincoln Center, worked in New York Fashion Week 2016, assisted on interior residential projects and helped the production team of the Costume Institute's spring 2016 exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She also spent time as a directing assistant and camera photographer for MSU student independent films CLEISTES BIFARIA and EDGING. She did soundtracks and editing for Core Education's chemical teaching videos.

SKILLS
AutoCAD, Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Revit, Rhino 3D, SketchUp; 3D printing, fashion illustration, laser cutting, model making, sewing

917.826.1827
[email protected]
angranli.wixsite.com/feather

Katia Nájera Viale


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Katia Nájera graduated with honors from San Diego State University (SDSU) with a BS in Television, Film and New Media Production, with a focus in production design. Nájera has designed over 15 films for SDSU and University of Southern California (USC), as well as a project for the Navy's SPAWAR. She was awarded Best Production Design at the 2016 San Diego Student Film Awards for her film AMONG THIEVES. She also worked as an art department PA for the pilot of THIS IS US and for the first season of NBCUniversal's THE GOOD PLACE.

SKILLS
Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere, SketchUp, Vectorworks; costume design, hand drafting, perspective drawing, make up artistry, model making, set construction, set decoration, set design, visual research

619.301.0299
[email protected]
katianajera.com

Sam Rashba


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Sam Rashba graduated cum laude from Harvard University in 2015, with a BA in Visual and Environmental Studies and a minor in English. As an undergraduate, he was the art director for the comedy magazine The Harvard Lampoon. He spent the summer after college studying architecture at Harvard's Graduate School of Design, and the following year worked full-time crewing for art departments in the Los Angeles film industry.

SKILLS
Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, SketchUp; drawing, hand drafting, model making, painting, project management, scenic painting, set construction, visual research

631.617.9554
[email protected]
samrashba.com

Harshita Reddy


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Harshita V Reddy studied at BMS School of Architecture in Banglore, India, and graduated valedictorian with a bachelor's degree in architecture. She trained at Mindspace Architects, headed by Sanjay Mohe, one of India's renowned architects. She also trained under Shiny Prabhakar in interior design as an intern for six months. She also worked as a production assistant for the plays "Yes, No, Maybe" and "Comedy Capsules," produced by Phoenix Entertainment. After graduation, she worked at KMK Event Management Limited, as an assistant to production designer and art director Peketi Ranga Rao, who has designed more than 250 Indian-regional movies.

SKILLS
AutoCAD, CorelDRAW, Photoshop, SketchUp and LayOut; basic clay modeling, hand drafting, pen and ink rendering, sketching, watercolor rendering

917.497.0263
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Dara Zhao


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Dara Zhao earned her BFA in Production Design at Beijing Film Academy in China in 2014. She worked as a production designer, a costume designer on short films and commercials and also as a concept artist, art director, assistant art director and illustrator on feature films and commercials in China. She has a strong passion for film and concept art.

SKILLS
Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, SketchUp; costume design, drawing (sketch and different medias rendering), graphic design, illustrating, model making, storyboarding

424.355.1216
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