Mollie Alexander


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Mollie Alexander graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a BFA in film and video and a minor in acting. During her enrollment, she worked at the school's set construction shop and sound stage. One of the first student films she designed, THE TREEHOUSE, was awarded Best Production Design at the Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival. Upon graduation, she studied film in Italy and interned as a scenic in the art department for several productions. Alexander has been a crewmember on the Bollywood film DHOOM 3, Sony Pictures' KITCHEN SINK and the new HBO series TOGETHERNESS.

SKILLS
MS Office, Adobe Photoshop, SketchUp, foam carving, mask making, scenic painting, set construction

ms.molliemac@gmail.com
molliemalexander.com

Clarisa Garcia-Fresco


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Clarisa Garcia-Fresco graduated from the New York Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Architecture and has been practicing for over 10 years. In her professional career, Garcia-Fresco has had the opportunity to work on many award-winning projects for renowned architects around the world. Her work has allowed her to live in London, Shenzhen, Rotterdam, New York and Buenos Aires. Her passion for film and storytelling has led her to Los Angeles and AFI.

SKILLS
AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Rhino, SketchUp, hand drafting, model making

cgarciafresco@gmail.com

Arielle Ness-Cohn


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Pursuing her passions for both design and storytelling, Arielle Ness-Cohn earned a BFA in theatre with a dual concentration in scenic design and directing, and a minor in architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At the university, she designed and directed numerous productions and received the Morey Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding merit and excellence as a student and practitioner of theatre. After graduation, she moved to Tel Aviv, Israel where she worked in both architecture and film – honing her design and technical skills at Gutman Assif Architects and dressing sets for a leading Israeli production company — until her acceptance to AFI.

SKILLS
AutoCAD, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, SketchUp, concept drawing, hand drafting, model making, set construction

a.nesscohn@gmail.com

Laura Santoyo


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Laura Santoyo graduated with a degree in architecture from Los Andes University in Bogota, Colombia. She has a diploma in art direction from Blackmaría School of Cinema and a diploma in Ephemeral architecture and scenography from Javeriana University. Santoyo participated in the art direction workshop offered by the production company NPI Nuevas Producciones Independientes and soon after was the art director on LEO, a short film that has been shown at several independent festivals in Latin America. She has also studied creative arts, literature and languages in Canada.

SKILLS
AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Rhino, SketchUp, hand drafting

lausantoyo@gmail.com

Shannon Walsh


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Shannon Walsh earned her BA in theater design and technology from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2008. She completed a fellowship in the properties department at The American Conservatory Theater in the fall of 2010. Over the next five years she worked as a properties artisan, scenic artist, design assistant, and scenic designer on a variety of projects in the San Francisco Bay Area theater community. Clients include The American Conservatory Theater, California Shakespeare Theater, The Magic Theatre, Center Rep Theatre, Marin Theatre Company and Shotgun Players. Outside of theater, Walsh has worked as a scenic artist for corporate events and commercials, as well as an art director for Sara Eliassen’s A BLANK SLATE.

SKILLS
Adobe Photoshop, SketchUp, Vectorworks, fine art drawing, foam carving, furniture repair and fabricating, hand drafting, model making, scenic art, set construction, sewing, upholstery, welding

shandwalsh@gmail.com
shannonwalsh.virb.com