To contact me, please send an email to dbuchwalder@gmail.com


Show Set Designer

American Scenic Design, Inc.

March 2018 - Feb 2019, July 2019 - Present

Pasadena, CA

• Developed CAD show set packages
• Modeled 3D assets for animations and show set designs
• Created ride and show moments for feature attractions


Facility Design Manager

The Hettema Group

Feb 2019 - July 2019

Pasadena, CA

• Developed CAD show set package
• Maintained creative intent while incorporating architectural facility models
• Integrated highly-themed retail fixture cladding and finishes for individual spaces


Show Set Designer

Rethink Leisure & Entertainment

March 2015 - March 2018

Burbank, CA

• Designed and managed large 3D digital project models
• Created a complete set of standards for SketchUp modeling and management
• Documented designs as technical drawings
• Generated concepts for small projects such as collectibles and toys

University Relations Chair (Volunteer)

Themed Entertainment Association - NextGen Committee

March 2015 - Present

• Lead team of volunteers to support university outreach

• Managed network of 40+ student organizations worldwide
• Created resources and programming for student participants
• Maintained databases of membership and archives of materials


• Proficient in AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, other basic office and internet programs
• Experience in hand-drafting, basic drawing, 3ds Max, Lumion, Unreal, Revit, Rhino, InDesign, Illustrator, and physical modeling
• Strong technical skills, focus in structural engineering
• Excellent communication skills
• Broad interest in creative design and problem-solving
• Intermediate proficiency in Spanish
• Accomplished in music and competitive performance


Savannah College of Art and Design

Master of Fine Arts in Themed Entertainment Design

• Graduated December 2014


University of Hawaii

Post-graduate studies in the school of Architecture

• Attended Jan-Dec 2012


University of Dayton

Bachelor of Civil Engineering, minor in Art History

• Graduated May 2011
• Attended a semester at UD's sister school, Chaminade University of Honolulu, with a cultural exchange program in the spring of 2008




• Themed Entertainment Association
• Boney Island Skeleton Crew
• drum and bugle corps
• costuming






References available upon request