David Kisan

David Kisan

Seattle, WA, US



Enthusiastic and passionate professional with progressive experience interdisciplinary design. Years of work in customer service has helped in developing a keen understanding of relationship building and project management communication. Interested in entry level positions within the architectural field. Design skills stemming from stage design have been excelled through educational opportunities in architecture. By drawing conclusions between the separate design principals of stage and architecture, discoveries continue to propel work. 


Nordstrom, Seattle, WA, US, Sales

Full service outfitting centered on relationship building.

Global opportunities have lead to positions in Seattle, Chicago and Pittsburgh.

Commission sales allowes for an entrepreneur like environment. Reaches competitive sales goals ranging from $1,500.00-7,000.00 per day set by the department quotas.

Exudes the Nordstrom Culture by promoting the Nordstrom Company through non-traditional media, social media and word-of-mouth communication.

May 2014 - current

Quantum Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Production Intern

Assisted in the responsibilities of the Director of Production and Technical Director within a company that supports professional artists who produce intimate and sophisticated theatrical experiences in uncommon settings

May 2015 - Oct 2015

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Event Coordination Assistant

Working under the special events coordinator for the Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation Lecture Series.

Event planning experience in public relations, ticketing, organization, time table management, guest relations and security.

Aug 2013 - Dec 2013


The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), State College, PA, US, Bachelors, B.A. Theatre Direction and Design

Aug 2010 - May 2015

Columbia University, New York, NY, US / Paris, FR, NY/P

Columbia University GSAPP accepted me as part of the NY/P (1 year visiting student) program. I studied alongside the M.arch candidates in a two semester intensive which included 6 months at the New York Campus and 6 Months at the Paris Studio. This was concurrent to my studies at Penn State.

Jul 2013 - Jun 2014

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Jumpstart Summer Intensive

May 2012 - Jul 2012

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