Ann McKinnon

Ann McKinnon

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Chicago Native, New York at heart. Currently working as a passionate designer and artist in Los Angeles. Longstanding professional (Art Director + Set Decorator) in the film community. Completed Masters degree from RISD in 2016, focus in urban planning, community spaces and Interior Architecture. 

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Hallworth, Burbank, CA, US, Interior Designer

Project Manager and Interior Designer for boutique design firm and AD 100 designer; Highlights and achievements
-Creating Furniture plans for 8,300 sq foot property
-Leading furniture sales with clients by tracking memos for reviews and related samples
-Responding to redlines from principal designer
-Safeguarding company; confirming lead-times and design approvals in writing
-Adding furniture and lighting elements to Studio Designer
-Creating presentation decks for virtual meetings
-Using AutoCAD to illustrate furniture plans and programming
-Taking initiative to push projects forward through all phases of the design process
-Communicating directly with vendors and outside consultants

Jul 2022 - current

Jae Omar Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Interior Designer

Produced detailed spreadsheets for product selections, Obtained proposals with outside vendors, Created mood boards & presentations using Google Slides, Updated fixture, finish schedules for projects,

Apr 2021 - Dec 2021

COHESION, Los Angeles, CA, US, Assistant Designer

Contributing member in this design build firm. I work both in-office and remotely. Managed progress with vendors and outside consultants such as MEP, Structural, General contractors, Carpenters and lighting designers. Coordinating with on-site teams and track construction progress and problem solving

Feb 2021 - Dec 2021

Netflix Films: Halston Limited Series, New York , Art Department Coordinator

Nov 2019 - May 2020

Studio MAI, Los Angeles, CA, US, Junior Designer

Prepared finish schedules, gathered material samples and managed sample library
Obtained, reviewed and tracked proposals for bids with outside vendors
Delivered concrete package for Two Bunch, showing prices, styles and timelines
Autonomously created custom textiles for Made Hotel, working with outside vendors
Actively worked to find new products and consultants

Apr 2017 - Jul 2017

Crate and Barrel, Los Angeles, CA, US, Customer Service - Furniture

Assisted customers with questions about products and services available. Placed orders for custom furniture. Helped customers make product selections in line with event, project or lifestyle. Used POS system and advance computer skills to make changes in inventory management system. Used strong logical analysis and problem solving skills. Ability to listen coupled with efficient written and oral communication skills

Nov 2016 - Apr 2017

There We Go Films, New York, NY, US, Art Director

Supervising Crew, Scenic Painters, construction and set drafter
Overseeing all graphics

Jul 2015 - Sep 2015

Freelance Film Production, art director

assist production designer with all visual aspects of the production
manage prep schedules, obtain and produce all graphics, supervised set build calendars, special orders and managed construction crews.

Jul 2014 - Sep 2014


RISD INTAR Department of Interior Architecture, Providence, RI, US, Masters, interior architecture adaptive reuse

focus on analytical and conceptual design
using tools to find the best process to redesign a structure for a new function
participation in advanced studios within the Interior Architecture department as well as
the Architecture department.

Jun 2013 - Jun 2016

University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Bachelors, Fine Art - Film and Video

Film and video
with an interest in fine art painting and photography

Aug 1991 - May 1995

Areas of Specialization