John C. Zell 

(714) 496-1125 Mobile 

xzellrate@sbcglobal.net 

www.xzellant.com 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

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.

 

EDUCATION

 

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 

 

EQUIPMENT EXPERIENCE

 

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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