the intersection of conceptual art and modern design
With a background in installation sculpture, Arielle expanded her practice in a commercial context. Her process involves conceptualizing, planning, and producing highly creative visual solutions.
Arielle’s designs respond to the trends she observes in the gray areas where art, design and craft begin to blur. Design projects include events, retail, packaging, and graphics.
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Current Positions : : : : :
For the Makers, Creative Contributor Responsibilities include creating original content for blog posts, designing printable templates, styling for photos, designing jewelry, composing craft tutorials, and demonstrating craft processes.
Glitter and Rye, Design Assistant Responsibilities include sourcing photographers, venues, concepts, and decor for events and weddings. Window display production and installation. DIY concepts and material for blog posts. Craft and design production for events.
Selected Projects : : : :
Martha Stewart DIY Valentine post, c/o For the Makers 2015
Etsy Holiday preview event, c/o Glitter + Rye 2014
Design Sponge Marbled Coasters DIY, c/o For the Makers 2014
Domino Magazine Painted Votives DIY, c/o For the Makers 2014
Modern Love Meg Metz Custom sign 2013
Luren Jenison URBN holiday party display installation 2012
Philadelphia Zoo/ Maxwell Sorensen Animation Fabricator for kidzooU 2012
Anthropologie designer meeting / Visual Display assistant to Luren Jenison 2012
Lovin’ Oven Frenchtown Seasonal Visual Display. Valentine, spring, summer, and winter windows 2012
Maxwell Sorensen Animation Illustration Pree Music Video 2011
Programs & Skills : : : :
+ Adobe Creative Suite CC
+ Working knowledge in Vectorworks and Adobe Muse
+ Active user of Google Drive, WordPress, Dropbox, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and other social media
+ Mac expert, PC competent
+ Experienced in large scale graphics, vinyl cutting (software, file formatting and installation), mannequin etiquette, and display lighting
+ Skilled in package design, paper construction, installation sculpture, window displays, prop fabrication and styling, event design, and custom graphics
Education : : : :
Present. 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 is currently studying Visual Presentation and Exhibit Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. In addition to her studies, she works as a creative contributor with For The Makers and freelances as a fabricator making handmade elements for events, stop-motion commercials, and retail displays in New York City.
With a background in fine art, Arielle’s love for installation sculpture evolved into a passion for window displays, event design, visual merchandising, and retail display. Inspired by Linda Fargo and Simon Doonan, Arielle treats display as a form of theater by luring the audience into an ethereal realm.
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.