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Job Captain

Los Angeles, CA

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Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

Job Captain

Ripbang Studios, a division of NELSON
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Venice, CA
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September 2013 to Present

Responsibilities 
I work with major sports facilities around the country to develop stadium master-plans, fan experiences, branding, public art, architecture, and premium stadium amenities. Working with a team of interior architects, branding experts, and graphic designers, the projects include everything from interiors and way-finding systems, to interactive public art on stadium grounds.  
Our clients have included several major NFL, MLB, NHL and MBA teams. 
 
Accomplishments 
Working with a team of interior architects, branding experts, and graphic designers, the projects include everything from interiors and way-finding systems, to interactive public art on stadium grounds. Our clients have included several major NFL, MLB, NHL and MBA teams. One recent project, the "Halo Club" (now the kettle one vodka club) at angels stadium in Anaheim California, has been widely successful, and is sold out through the 2015 regular season.  
 
Skills Used 
I produce everything from concepts, to presentation packages, to construction documents, and along the way manage team members and budgets to get projects on time and on budget.

Freelance Designer

Various
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Los Angeles, CA
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November 2008 to Present

I provide Design, Project Management, Graphic/Presentation, Computing, and Technical Consulting Support for various clients in the design industry. Projects have ranged from furniture systems, consumer products, commercial interiors, art installations, to graphic and visualization work. I have also collaborated on several competitions and speculative proposals.

Senior Designer

MASHstudios
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Los Angeles, CA
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December 2011 to April 2013

Design, Project Management, Technical Consulting in the Custom Furniture and Creative Commercial Interior space.

Designer

Electroland
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Los Angeles, CA
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March 2010 to November 2011

Designer and Project Manager involved in large scale physical computing, public art, and interactive lighting projects across the United States and Canada. Projects range from 
intelligent wall size displays, to reactive outdoor architectural lighting. This work has included everything from design, project management, visualization, down to component fabrication.

Junior Designer

Corsini + Stark Architects
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Los Angeles, CA
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September 2007 to November 2008

Collaborated on various phases of project implementation including; design development, documentation, permitting, plan check, consultant coordination, project management, research, and 3d rendering. Projects included mixed office developments, single and multi family residences, and commercial interiors.

Intern Architect

Watts Architecture & Engineering
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Buffalo, NY
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May 2007 to August 2007

Worked on Design Development for phase IV of the Buffalo Public Schools redevelopment project, a 1.1 billion dollar school modernization project.

Volunteer Architect

Monteverde Institute
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Costarica, Valle del Cauca
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May 2006 to August 2006

Worked with community groups in rural Costa Rican villages on architectural design, planning, and community development projects. Projects included: Santa Elena Public Library Design, Monteverde Reserve Researchers Lodge, Development strategies for the Santa Elena City Center, Storm water management plan for Los Llanos City Center, A regional community center and day care.

Product Designer

Boston Valley Terra Cotta
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Orchard Park, NY
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April 2005 to May 2006

Developed components for a terra cotta ventilated rain screen facade system which has been used on major buildings around the world. Also tasked with developing promotional materials, 3d renderings and assembly animations for the product line.

Intern Architect

Ian Taberner Architects
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Buffalo, NY
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September 2003 to October 2005

Duties included every part of the design process from the creation 
of presentation work, to the production of construction documents. 
Managed and produced CAD drawings for 1.8 million worth of 
housing in the Buffalo NY area.

Student Assistant

UB GREEN (University at Buffalo Office of Environmental Conservation)
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Buffalo, NY
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January 2002 to February 2005

Duties included Environmental program management, research, and graphic design.

Supervising Lifeguard

Buffalo Department of Parks
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Buffalo, NY
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May 1998 to September 2002

Supervised a team of 8 to 10 lifeguards in the cities largest indoor pool facility. Also taught swimming lessons, exercise classes, and directed other pool activities. Was also involved in youth intervention programs at the facility.

Education

Masters of Architecture in Architecture, Media Art, Physical Computing

State University of New York at Buffalo
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Buffalo, NY

January 2005 to January 2007

Bachelor of Science in Architecture in Architecture

State University of New York at Buffalo
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Buffalo, NY

January 2000 to January 2004

Skills

Expert knowledge of 3ds Max, AutoCad(14-’10), Autodesk Architecture, Rhino, Aftereffects, Adobe CS(1-4), Vray, Mental Ray, Lightroom, Solidworks, others... Computing General Principles of Physical Computing, Robotics, and Electrical Design. Experience with light programming(DMX 512),HTML, Processing, Action Script 1,2.0(flash), C++. Basic knowledge of Rhino Script, Max Script and some Java. General I have several years experience in Architectural Design, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Prototyping, Component Fabrication (Wood, Metal, Plastic, Composits) Project Management, Bidding, Research, Permitting, Consultant Coordination, Site Supervision and Gallery Installation..

Awards

DesignBoom Sound Innovation Competition Shortlisted entry.

Arctic Perspective Initiative Mobile Media Habitation Unit Competition Shortlisted Entry.

Fujitsu 2011 design competition short listed entry: “Lifebook Leaf”

Exhibition: ‘Come In! 2: Surf Skate Bike’

June 2011

Featured “Skate 1.0”, a light and sound experience featuring 60 dimming florescent bulbs and 3D sounds representing skateboarders in a virtual skate park. Cordinated the install phase of the project and oversaw all construction.

Exhibition: ‘Responsive Architectures’

March 2007

UB ART GALLERY, Buffalo (spring 2007) Featured “The Hydra”, a pneumatically 
operated interactive art instillation.

Exhibition: 'Global Studios'

2006

Dyett Gallery, Buffalo (2006) Featured Work of the Costa Rican Design Studio. Published in ‘Crit’ Magazine May 2008.

Publications

Design Boom Featured Article: “A Life With Future Computing” Short listed Entry.

http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/14475/lifebook-leaf-by-laura-karnath-carl-burdick-fujitsu-designaward-%202011-competition-shortlisted-entry.html

May 4, 2011

"The 'lifebook leaf' concept, by american designers laura karnath and carl burdick, uses recent technological developments to reenvision the laptop production process in an environmentally conscious manner. the concept was shortlisted from over 1000 designs in our recent designboom competition 'a life with future computing', organized in collaboration with FUJITSU."

This solar powered laptop could be a game changer. By Caleb Denison

http://www.tgdaily.com/sustainability-features/55874-this-solar-powered-laptop-could-be-a-game-changer

May 11, 2011

"American designers Laura Karnath and Carl Burdick believe that "designers can no longer design products which rely on energy and resources as if those things were limitless." 

 
Their new laptop computer design, which the team calls "Lifebook Leaf" appears to be their attempt to show that a radical change in thinking needs to take place in the technology marketplace. "

Futuristic Laptop Concept Features Solar Panel Cover, Charger by Jaymi Heimbuch

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/futuristic-laptop-concept-features-solar-panel-cover-charger.php#ch01

May 4, 2011

Recycle My Fuselage by Marilyn Terrell

http://intelligenttravel.nationalgeographic.com/2010/01/14/recycle_my_fuselage/

January 14, 2010

Airlines are retiring the mid-size MD-80/DC-9 planes that first began flying in 1980 and are replacing them with larger, more efficient models. But what to do with the old aircraft?

Intermodal Transit Hub drapes itself in solar panels for power. By Desh Raj Sharma

http://www.greendiary.com/entry/intermodal-transit-hub-drapes-itself-in-solar-panels-for-power-adequacy/

June 8, 2010

Eco Architecture: ZNCH - A carbon-neutral housing project for the urban world By Anupam Jolly

http://www.ecofriend.com/entry/eco-architecture-znch-a-carbon-neutral-housing-project-for-the-urban-world/

October 24, 2009