Dwain South

Dwain South

Orlando, FL, US

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Experienced Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the entertainment industry. Versatile and broad design skill-set obtained from traditional and technical disciplines. Strong artist skilled in designing for themed entertainment including theme parks, attractions, retail spaces, and exhibits. Also versed in architecture, industrial design and automotive design. Desires working with a capable team to deliver high-quality projects based on current design standards and trends in design

Specialties: Industrial Design, Architectural Design, Photorealistic Rendering, POP Design, 3D modelling, Custom retail design and merchandising, Kiosk & Exhibit design, Furniture Design, Prototyping, BIM, Branding & Identity, Space Planning, Digital Painting, Interior Design, Illustration, Portraits, Photo Editing, 



NBC Universal (Creative), Orlando, FL, US, ATTRACTION DESIGNER

Responsible for producing compelling concepts and designs to support the vision of the projects. Providing innovative solutions, design documentation, and assisting in communication and coordination between departments, maintaining the established schedule to meet financial and project deadlines. The role requires a diverse skill set that includes creating ride profiles, concept art, vehicle design, space planning, set design, and contributing to the show set package.

Aug 2016 - current

Clifford Planning & Architecture LLC, Honolulu, HI, US, ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

Involved in creating floor plans, master plans, and construction documents for various architectural projects. Worked closely with architects, interior designers, engineers, and clients to create photorealistic and non-photorealistic renders of projects that accurately depict the design intent.

Jan 2014 - Aug 2016

Communication Consulting Services, Inc.,, Honolulu, HI, US, TELECOM CAD DRAFTER

Worked with engineers, electricians, consultants, and architects to develop and design telecommunication and security systems for the towers (high rise buildings) in the Hawaiian Islands. Notable projects include Ritz Carlton and One Ala Moana.

Jan 2013 - Jan 2014

Azimut Architecture & Interiors, Inc., Overland Park, KS, US, OWNER/ DESIGNER

Budgeted, managed, and designed projects. Coordinated with vendors and manufacturers to specify materials and processes used in the fabrication of assemblies. Performed quality control for parts and assemblies from prototype through to production to ensure that design specifications were met.

Jan 2011 - Jan 2014


Worked with a complete design team from brainstorming and concept development to manufacturing and installation. Other responsibilities included architectural layout, product design, exhibit design, furniture, and fixture design. Involved with graphic development, mechanical engineering and project cost evaluation.

Jun 2009 - Jan 2011


Converted existing CAD standards from AutoCAD to Revit. Created Revit families for bespoke fixtures, furniture, building elements, and assets for use in construction documents. Detailed construction drawings and red lines. Specified materials and finishes for use in schedules.

Aug 2007 - May 2009


Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, US, BArch, Interior Architecture & Product Design

The Bachelor of Interior Architecture & Product Design program provides a comprehensive approach to studying design. From envisioning building interiors to individual products, students are grounded in the essential process of inquiry, design, and the making of space and form.
The faculty prepares students to transform society with an innovative curriculum that combines the three distinct but complementary fields of interior architecture, product design, and furniture design.

Aug 2002 - May 2007


Memorializing Martin Luther King at the site of his last University speech, Honorable Mention


Design Honors, Lead Interior Architect, November 2006, NOMAS Chapter of the Year, 1st Place

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Young Architects Awards and AIA Young Associate Awards “honors individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the architecture profession early in their careers”. AIA members who have been licensed for fewer than ten years are eligible for the AIA Young Architects Award. Dozens of NOMA members have won the national award since its founding in 1993.


Committee of Principals Award (Building Technology), 1st Place

Caribbean Examinations Council


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