A vast array of tools, knowledge, skills, & materials experience to help bring your project to life
Engineering mechanisms & automata
Drawings, paintings & renderings
Storyboarding & pre-production
Building with a wide variety of materials
Constructing in metals, woods, plastics & fabrics
Puppeteering & voice acting
Script consulting, world-building & doctoring
logos, packaging, banners, posters, fliers
Altoids, Benadryl, Brooks Running, Chriss Angel, Libby's, Nike SB, GlaxoSmithKlein, Oregon Lottery, Old Spice, Pfriem, Pratham UK, Portland Opera, Proctor & Gamble, Pok Pok, Scope, Seattle Independent Film Festival, Showtime Networks, Vans, & many other companies and individuals in film, theater & advertising
WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?
My Services & Skills
I have a very particular set of skills, acquired over a long career.
I call myself a 'Theatrical Materials Fabricator' because that comes as close to a job description as any.
What I do is invent things from scratch. Mostly puppets, sets, displays, automata, or other aesthetic art, where it intersects with engineering. I'm primarily a problem solver. I develop machines, or products, or proofs of concept for all kinds of clients. Often I devise processes and production plans. If I don't know how to do something I do research, and learn how, or I evolve a novel approach.
Marionettes, Mouth Puppets, Hand Puppets, Rod Puppets, Shadow Puppets, Water Puppets, Bunraku & Ventriloquist Dummys.
From cable-driven to strings to a hand in a glove, if you need a puppet operated by a human, I can figure out how to make it for you
WHAT I CAN DO,
Areas of Expertise
TiG and MiG welding steel & stainless
Woodworking, displays & furniture
3D printing in FDM & SLA
Casting in resin, silicone & foam
Carbon Fiber & fiberglass
Styrofoam, EVA, Zote & filter foams
CNC machining in soft metals, plastics & wood
Horizontal milling of stainless, brass & aluminum