the intersection of conceptual art and modern design


Exploring the intersection of conceptual art and modern design, Arielle is a multidisciplinary designer with an affection for craft. Freelance designer & art department fabricator specializing in handmade props for print, video, animation & visual displays in New York City.

For display and design inquiries please email fluxahedra@gmail.com


Current Positions : : : : :

Makerie Studio, First Assistant/ Working directly under Julie Wilkinson & assisting in the production and execution of paper based set design for print, video, and retail displays.

Rye Workshop, Stylist/ Responsibilities include sourcing photographers, venues, concepts, and decor for events and weddings. Window display production and installation. Craft and design production for events & day-of-event styling.

Brand Experience : : : :

BOSE NFL Campaign, Art Department Point Person. c/o Tamarama Studios 2015

T Galleria Commercial, Production Design Assistant. c/o Makerie Studio 2015

Schön! Magazine Editorial, Set Design Assistant c/o Makerie Studio 2015

SK-II Editorial, Production Design Assistant c/o Makerie Studio 2015

Money Magazine Editorial, Production Design Assistant c/o Makerie Studio 2015

Etsy Holiday preview event, Stylist. c/o Rye Workshop 2015

Martha Stewart DIY Valentine post, Concept & Production. c/o For the Makers 2015

Motorola Solutions’ Enterprise Business & Zebra Technologies  Kaleidoscope” animated display. Designer. NRF BIG Show, Javits’ 2015

Etsy Holiday preview event, c/o Glitter + Rye 2014

Design Sponge Marbled Coasters DIY, Production & Styling. c/o For the Makers 2014

Domino Magazine Painted Votives DIY, Production & Styling. c/o For the Makers 2014

Modern Love Meg Metz Custom sign 2013

Luren Jenison  URBN holiday party display, Installation & Styling 2012

Philadelphia Zoo/ Maxwell Sørensen Animation Fabricator for kidzooU 2012

Anthropologie designer meeting / Visual Display assistant to Luren Jenison 2012

Lovin’ Oven Seasonal decor. Designer 2012

Maxwell Sørensen Animated Pree Music Video, Illustration 2011

Programs & Skills : : : :

+ Adobe Creative Suite CC

+ Vector Based Plotting/Cutting for paper & vinyl

+ SketchUp Rendering & Drafting

+ Large Scale Graphics (design and file formatting)

+Photo, Event & Display Styling

+ Mannequin Etiquette (styling & striking)

+ Display Lighting

+ Prop/ Material Sourcing in NYC

+ Skilled in paper construction, sewing, printmaking, ceramic sculpting, and miniature building techniques with styrene, foam core, and wood.

+ Active user of Google Drive, WordPress, Dropbox, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and other social media

+ Mac expert, PC competent

+ Basic welding & metal casting

+ Working knowledge in Vectorworks & Adobe Muse

Education : : : :

2015. Fashion Institute of Technology. Visual Presentation Exhibition Design

2013. University of the Arts. Adobe Creative Suite / Continuing Education

2010. Yandara Institute. 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training

2008. Penland School of Craft. Ceramic Installation with Kristine Michael

2004-2008. University of North Carolina in Asheville. Studio Art, Ceramics, Sculpture

Arielle recently completed the Visual Presentation and Exhibit Design program at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. In addition to her studies, she worked as a creative contributor with For The Makers where she worked closely with, photographer, Emily Alexander. During this time Arielle was given free reign to conceptualize photographic stills, source materials and props, & create comprehensive and stunning DIY tutorials that raise the aesthetic bar for Pinterest standards. In addition to creating beautiful images for the web, Arielle also experimented with a diverse array of materials and processes ranging from shibori to cast plaster.

In the recent past, Arielle’s projects range from ceramic sculptures based on sacred geometric forms to environmental installations dedicated to ecological issues. In 2009 Arielle devoted her efforts to curate community art shows where she curated and hung a series of exhibits for a DIY gallery and art space. Arielle is a graduate of the University of North Carolina in Asheville where she concentrated in wood-fired ceramics and installation sculpture.

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