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SERVICES

A vast array of tools, knowledge, skills, & materials experience to help bring your project to life

Comprehensive tinkering

Engineering mechanisms & automata

Drawings, paintings & renderings

VISUAL DEVELOPMENT

Storyboarding & pre-production

PROTOTYPING

Building with a wide variety of materials

FABRICATION

Constructing in metals, woods, plastics & fabrics

PERFORMANCE

Puppeteering & voice acting

Script consulting, world-building & doctoring

logos, packaging, banners, posters, fliers

 

Previous Clients

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.

 
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PUPPETS

1998-present

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

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WHAT I CAN DO,
SPECIFICALLY?

Areas of Expertise

 
  • Wooden marionettes.

  • Rod puppets

  • Shadow puppets

  • Vietnamese water-puppets

  • Stilt-walking

  • Wearable puppet costumes

  • Silicone or foam-latex: human-powered, cable-driven​

  • Miniatures & model making

  • Theater weapons

  • Gadgets & fictional tech

  • 3D models in CAD

  • 3D Organic sculpts

  • Mechanical & automata

  • Cast resin, rubber, & foam

  • Fiberglass sculpture

  • Tailored: theatrical & tumbling

  • Cosplay, Halloween & heroes

  • Wearable puppets / monsters

  • Multi-person

  • Electronic elements

  • Dolls & puppet clothes

  • Body extension & modification

  • Digital & traditional

  • Black & white / pen & ink

  • Drafting & cross-sections

  • Book & album covers

  • Comics & graphic novels

  • Presentation, flyers & posters

  • Animation backgrounds

  • Character & costume

  • Set design / prop design

  • Architectural models

  • Pre-production / storyboarding

  • Dramaturgical & storytelling

  • Mechanical & engineering

  • Brand Identity & logos

  • Didactic & instructional

FABRICATION

  • 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

  • Mold making & mold design

  • Material knowledge

  • CAD design for injection molding

  • Gang-molding & production

  • Fiberglass or plaster hard molds

  • Vacuum bagging for composites

  • Pattern-making for sand casting

  • Workshops, single-day & recurring

  • Group project management

  • Craft courses

  • Writing syllabi

  • Best practices & safety trainings

  • Personal instruction

  • Story & writing coaching

  • Muraling

  • Signage & window art

  • Trompe-l'œil

  • Backdrops

  • Matte Painting

  • Portraiture

  • Optical illusions

  • Speculative fiction

  • Technical writing & manuals

  • Comics

  • Puppet plays

  • Story development & screenplays

  • RPG supplements

  • Short fiction