the intersection of conceptual art and modern design
Arielle is a multidisciplinary designer with an affection for craft. Freelance prop stylist & art department fabricator specializing in the fusion of technology and craft traditions. Utilizing vector based designs as a launching point, Arielle embraces the advancements of technology and their contributions to the handmade process with laser cutters & paper plotters for exact interpretations of brand identity.
Custom props for print, video, animation & visual displays in New York City.
For fabrication and styling inquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Positions : : : : :
Hornet Inc. Brooklyn NY, Freelance Fabricator/ Under the expert guidance of director Peter Sluszka. Fabricating miniature models in paper by utilizing vector plotting technology and skilled paper crafting techniques.
Ralph Lauren, Greenwich CT, Freelance Creative/ Execute interior changeovers and installations for store including construction of interior/window sets, onsite prop handling and replacement, product presentation for mannequin and product display.
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 : : : :
Bloomingdales Catalog, Food Styling Assistant c/o Frances Boswell 2015
Cosmopolitan Beauty Editorial, Prop Styling c/o Ariana Salvato 2015
Aldo Portrait Shoot & Video, Prop Styling c/o Ariana Salvato 2015
Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Wing Production c/o Makerie Studio 2015
Hallmark Kitten Bowl Commercial, Prop Styling c/o Tubbs 2015
Tiffany & Co Holiday Catalog, Set Design Assistant c/o Makerie Studio 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
Etsy Holiday Preview Event, Decor Fabrication & Styling 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 Custom Logo Sign, Fabrication 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 & Visuals. Design Director 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.