John C. Zell
(714) 496-1125 Mobile
DISNEYLAND RESORT ENHANCEMENT "Park Decorator - Project Lead" December 2000-Present
Job responsibilities are maintenance and fabrication of attraction props, window displays and holiday decorations throughout the resort. As Project Lead, I have been working with Resort Management, Imagineering, Production Services and Project Management for the past five years. Together we've provided assistance in the refurbishment/additions of decorative elements for Blue Sky Cellar, Cars Land, "Mater Bells" Holiday Film Shoot, Ariel's Undersea Adventure, Boardwalk Pizza, Goofy's Sky School, Rivers of America, Storybook Land, Food and Wine Festival, Goofy' s Playhouse, etc. As a sculptor I've produced models for resort window displays that include "Ratatouie,'" "Finding Nemo," "Pirates of the Caribbean," and "50th Anniversary Celebration." Annually I'm assigned as the Holiday Lead for Grand California Hotels 30 foot lobby tree and Paradise Pier Hotels 20 foot lobby tree since 2006.
SCENARIO DESIGN INCORPORATED "Lead Scenic Artist" September 1999- December 2000
Job responsibilities were theatrical painting and sculpture for productions of television commercials, feature films, music videos and theme parks. As the Lead Scenic Artist I was involved in assembling crews and materials in association with the Art Director to construct creative projects for Coca Cola, Pepsi Cola, Janet Jackson, Disney's Grand California Hotel, Aladdin Hotel/Casino, Universal Studios Tokyo, etc.
RB INDUSTRIES "Art Department Supervisor" March 1998-September 1999
Job responsibilities were overseeing illustration files met production needs for commercial and industrial signs. As the Art Department Supervisor I would implement design files for production/ installation purposes preparing vinyl lettering and templates, plus silk screen and sand blast masks. Assisted in Project Manager with sculptural fabrication of projects for O'Hare Hilton, Bally's Vegas Hotel/Casino, USC and Disney's Wild Animal Kingdom Lodge.
2/94-6/96 SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO Chicago, Illinois
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS PROGRAM
10/89-6/90 FULL SAIL CENTER FOR THE RECORDING ARTS Orlando, Florida
FILM AND VIDEO COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM
12/85-8/87 MC FATTER VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL CENTER Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
COMMERCIAL ART TRAINING PROGRAM
Windows and Macintosh Operating Systems; MS Office (Powerpoint, Word, Excel, Outlook); MAXIMO; Macromedia Flash MX; Adobe Illustrator; Adobe Photoshop; Sony Sound Forge Audio Studio; Ulead MiroVIDEO Media Studio; Hash: Animation Master; RAY DREAM 3D
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