DAYNA GILBERT

1908 Adeline Street , Oakland, Ca 94607

C: 248-939-3298 // DaynaMG@gmail.com  

SUMMARY

I am an Events Coordinator, Producer, Builder, and Properties Artisan with almost a decade of experience, residing in Oakland, CA. Finding the balance between artist and company needs is my favorite challenge because it requires on-your-toes thinking. Being embedded in the music and nightlife avenue in both Oakland and San Francisco for years I can attest to having a far reaching network which includes the perfect mix of musicians, artists, and cultural ambassadors. I believe attracting and building long ­term relationships with clients and co-workers are key. I am also a high energy designer and builder with 8 years of maker's know-how . Creativity aside, being hands-on, a sweeping materials knowledge, efficiency, and follow ­through are my strongholds. I live to keep learning.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Highly organized  
  • Strong writing and vocabulary skills
  • Resourceful troubleshooter
  • Flexible and personable
  • Scopius network of artists, foundries, communities, etc.
  • Wide range of skills from carpentry to budgets to materials

EXPERIENCE

Producer / Designer / Builder for Art Department with MAKEBIGART //­ San Francisco, CA // 2010-Current

  • Artist and PA, Stripe Conference at Pier 38 :: 2016
  • Decor Lead, Ghost Ship Halloween for the VIP Area at Pier 70 :: 2016
  • Artist and PA, Hive Conference at The Palace of Fine Arts :: 2016
  • Artist and Builder, Chandeliers for BIGONE at Bill Graham Auditorium :: 2015
  • Lead Artist, Ghost Ship Halloween for The Junkyard at Pier 70 :: 2015 
  • Lead Stage Design, Spring Gala for Exploratorium SF :: 2014
  • Lead Artist, Ghost Ship Halloween for The Voodoo Apothecary :: 2013

Producer for Guerilla Science­'s "Guerilla Science at Symbiosis Gathering" // Oakland, CA // 2016

Responsibilities were, but not limited to:

  • Planned, facilitated, and executed over 40 hours of programming over a 3 day span as the West Coast contingent to Guerilla Science based out of New York.
  • On-boarded Hosts, AV techs, Doctors, Artists, Musicians, Decor team, Production Assistants.
  • Was the West Coast Project Manager, on-site Manager, and main Materials Buyer. 
  • Acted as shipping liaison and ensured safe transport of goods, furniture, televisions, props, back to New York,

Properties Artisan for San Francisco Shakespeare Festival's Summer Production "Winter's Tale" // Bay Area, CA // 2016

  • Built 16' tall Bunraku style bear puppet from wood, cardboard, upholstery foam, various faux fur, PVC.
  • Worked under Technical Director, Properties Master, Artistic Director, and Set Designer.
  • Managed small budget and expenses for contracted project.
  • Informed Puppet Master and taught Puppeteers how to control the giant puppet from behind a wall with proper cuing and stage direction.

Artist / Production Assistant for Kulturhaus's "World's Shortest Parade" // Alameda, CA // 2016

  • Designed and painted large wooden Stand-In cut-outs for child-parent photo opportunities. 
  • Made sure operations were smoothly on-site  including setting up barricades and commiserating with guests.
  • Managed small budget and expenses for contracted project.

Artist / Builder for Bungie Head Quarters's "Destiny Release Day" // San Francisco, CA and Seattle, WA // 2014

  • One of 5 artists who built full a 30' long enemy ship from Bungie's game Destiny.
  • Constructed tail, top exhaust, and undercarriage fans.
  • Helped pack, transport, and install at Bungie HQ.

Clients include Exploratorium SF, The Palace of Fine Arts, Pier 70 Partners, Symbiosis Gathering, Bungie, Bill Graham Auditorium, HUSH Productions

EDUCATION

Graphic Design // Academy of Art University ­// San Francisco, CA, USA // 2008-2010

General Art // Western Michigan University ­// Kalamazoo, MI, USA // 2002-2006