Résumé

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

EXPERIENCE

Concept & Show Set Designer
Freelance

Oct 2020 - Present

Pasadena, CA
Developed feature show elements from initial concepts
Integrated show set designs with existing facilities
Supported concept artists with 3D modeling

Show Set Designer

American Scenic Design, Inc.

March 2018 - Feb 2019, July 2019 - Nov 2021

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

• Led 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

SKILLS

• Proficient in AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, Bluebeam, 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 skill in written and verbal communication
• Broad interest in creative design and problem-solving
• Intermediate proficiency in Spanish

EDUCATION

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

 

 

ACTIVITIES

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

• environmentalism

 

  

 

 

 

References available upon request