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ABOUT

Born in communist Warsaw, I grew up surrounded by the Polish avant-garde theatre and visual arts. It gave me a great art & science education, hunger for beauty and learning, strong work ethic, inventiveness and rapid problem-solving skills.

 

Moving solo to USA I graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and built a family and a career in themed entertainment at Disney Imagineering in LA. In 2000 I went independent to start giving back to my community and the world at large by creating and sharing beauty in all directions.

 

B R I E F   B I O

In my 30+yrs experience of conceptualizing, visualizing, developing and art directing complex location-based projects with multi-disciplinary teams I designed and built major theme parks, attractions and exhibits from initial ideas thru ribbon-cutting ceremonies. Simultaneously I also developed a large body of personal art works held in private collections and shown in multiple exhibits.

 

My design studio, deZign sKape LLC, works directly with various community groups, non-profit and government organizations, and private and corporate clients. Often I also join other teams on their projects.

 

My family and I travel often around the world in search of new skills and experiences. Our California meadow garden home/studio in LA is a creative maker’s nest magnet for our peers. 

Here is what I do:

 

I D E A T I O N:

  • Concept development (Brainstorming / Research / Sketching)

  • Illustration (Photoshop / Illustrator)

  • 3D modeling (Sketchup / Paper models)

  • Themed lighting design 

  • Smart storytelling thru fusion of art, science, technology, culture, nature combined in unexpected ways

C R E A T I O N:

  • Painting (Oil / Pastel / Watercolor / Acrylic)

  • Sculpture (Clay / Metal / Textile)

  • Digital Modeling and Printing

  • Art Couture (Costume Design & Construction / Cobblery)

C O L L A B O R A T I O N:

  • Creative & Art Direction

  • Troubleshooting production challenges to balance creative vision with technical and practical integrity

  • Open & effective dialog based on my deep familiarity with various professional disciplines required at all stages of project development