Ann McKinnon

Ann McKinnon

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Chicago Native, New York at heart. Longstanding professional stamp in the film community in New York as a set designer, prop master and decorator. 

Currently working as a passionate designer and artist in Los Angeles. More work can be viewed at



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

Dec 2016 - May 2017

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

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

Jul 2015 - Oct 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 - Oct 2014

Freelance Film Production, New York, NY, US, art department coordinator

responsible for opening and maintaining the daily activities of the art department office
opening accounts
tracking the budget for carpentry, set decoration and graphics
hiring and training interns and assistants
managing all pick ups and returns
generating cost reports
working interactively with locations, costume and production staff

Jul 2004 - May 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.

Jul 2013 - Jul 2016

University of Illinois at 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

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