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Preston Church

Preston Church

Brooklyn, NY, US

 

About 

Limitations on design are restricted only by our imaginations.  Through multi-disciplinary experience, my tool box as a creative designer has enabled me to succeed in the scope of fabrication of custom designs, lighting design, construction documentation, 3d visuals, brand representation, and artistic endeavors.

My interest in the abstraction of design and its impact on the human experience is a strength and unique perspective on approaching product, visual, spatial, and experiential design.  Collaboration and questioning are keys to successful project development.  

Employment 

One Lux Studio, New York, NY, US, Architectural Lighting Designer

As an architectural lighting designer, I worked on dozens of projects simultaneously to develop professional, modern, and creative lighting solutions for a variety of architectural proposals.

Produced preliminary design proposal documents with researched product and precedent imagery.
Developed architectural lighting plans and details.
Collaborated with architects, clients, and manufacturers to provide detailed options for lighting solutions.
Created realistic rendering edits for advanced proposals.
Experienced an array of project typologies from landscape, sky-scraper facades, residential, commercial, and historical.

Created detailed documentation and schedules for lighting elements on projects.
Reviewed and responded to submittal requests.
Organized mockup elements during design process.
Visited construction sites and responded with punch list items.

Researched lighting products and manufacturers.
Composed budget pricing and revised layouts according to architects' needs.
Proposed conceptual designs for existing and historical projects.
Created design narratives.

Feb 2016 - May 2018
 

IN.SEK DESIGN, Brooklyn, New York, Production Manager

Expanded a small scale project based design studio into a successful and growing small business.

Managed custom designed projects and products from sketch to fabrication.
Expanded growth of online sales and product offerings.
Fabricated over 3000 pounds of concrete castings annually.
Oversaw direct consumer purchases, shipping, and customer relations for hundreds of individual online sales.
Managed wholesale product sales.
Collaborated in company branding, online visual presence, and business representation at various trade shows.

Jun 2012 - Feb 2016
 

FORT, Brooklyn, NY, US, Fabrication and Sales Assistant

Assisted with production of custom jewelry and paper clay bowls as well as sales at the Brooklyn Flea.

Apr 2013 - Aug 2013
 

Bond No. 9, New York, NY, US, Packaging/Display Assistant

Provided support for holiday packout and display of high-end high volume product.

Oct 2012 - Nov 2012
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architecture

Participated in Pratt's summer studio B.C.V.C.B 2009 travelling through parts of Asia as well as Pratt's Rome Program in 2010 - both trips including an international design charrette during travelling and with international participants.
Participated in Fabric Images Inc. sponsored studio with critics D. Zoric and M. Parsons.
Projects have included experimenting with plaster casting, mold making, wood working and welding/metal work in addition to laser cutting and 3-D printing.
Studies were heavily focused on 3D modelling and producing graphic presentations as well as book printing and model making with a variety of experimental techniques.

Aug 2006 - Nov 2013
 

Awards 

Design Project Archives, Honorable Mention

2009
 

Pratt Presidential Merit Scholarship, Scholarship

Scholarship awarded based on academic achievement

2006
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills