John Larsen
Art + Design

Design CV

I have over 18 years of creative production experience in design, web development, and fabrication. I know how to solve problems and I like to get my hands dirty.

 
 

About

I have over 18 years of creative production experience in design, web development, and fabrication. But it's not all about pushing pixels for me. I know how to solve problems and I like to get my hands dirty. I can draw by hand, paint with an HVLP gun, and sculpt with a Sawzall. I have lead projects for Intel, Disney, Cirque du Soleil, The Metropolitan Opera, The Royal National Theater, Nike, and Universal Pictures.

My wife Vicki Lynn Wilson and I work collaboratively producing community engaged public artwork and immersive installation. We recently founded a self sustaining community garden atop an abandoned gas station. I also record experimental multi-track audio and have performed at the Doug Fir, Bassanova Ballroom, and Holocene in Portland, OR.

 
 

 

Experience

2014 ~ Present

Front End Developer + Designer
Drive MG / TEAM

As a front end developer at DMG I build and help design digital campaigns targeted at a wide variety of industries from gaming, custom merchandise, BTB, to law firms. Each project has unique requirements so flexibility and attention to a broad array of branding guidelines are paramount. 

+ HTML5/CSS3/SASS/jQuery

+ Git/Gulp/NPM
+ Jekyll
/Liquid
+ Bootstrap
+ Wordpress

+ Responsive web design

+ Adobe CC

 

2014 ~ 2015

Freelance Web Designer
What the Festival

What the Festival is a unique and daring event focused on contemporary electronic music, installation art and avant-garde experiences. I took over the duties of Wordpress theming, content management and design integration for the 2014 festival year. I also built a lean teaser site before the 2015 changeover to keep the promotion team ready for social engagement.

+ Wordpress
+ Bootstrap
+ Content management
+ Responsive web design
+ Adobe CC

 

2010 ~ 2014

Freelance Web Designer
Wire Creative

Wire Creative is a user experience design and web site development company. I assisted Wire with creating custom Joomla sites as well as user interface design, icon development, logos and branding.

+ Joomla
+ HTML5/CSS3/JQuery
+ Responsive web design
+ Adobe CC

 

2010 ~ 2014

Freelance Web Designer
Panolabs

Panolabs is a custom application development company dedicated to delivering solutions that really help people. I contributed to their brand strategy as well as filling in gaps with markup, Wordpress development, and graphic design.

+ Wordpress
+ HTML5/CSS3/JQuery
+ Responsive web design
+ Adobe CC

 

2010 ~ 2011

Sculptor + Painter
Additive Workshop (Form 3D)

Painter and finish sculptor for 7-axis robotic milling enlargement and reduction sculpture, fine art, and rapid prototypes.

Selected projects from Additive Workshop

“Niketown NYC World Basketball Festival (Character production)”, Lead painter

 

1998 ~ 2009

Art Director + Lead Painter + Illustrator
Michael Curry Design

MCD is a theatrical production design studio focusing on large scale kinetic sculpture and puppetry. I worked alongside Michael as his assistant designer, technical illustrator, and storyboard artist. During my tenure I was the lead scenic painter and had hands on experience in all aspects of each project from concept to installation.

Selected projects from MCD

“Le Rossignol”, Directed by Robert LePage, Paris, France
“Le Reve”, Cirque Du Soliel, Las Vegas, NV
“The Lion King”, Disney Theatrical Productions, Touring production
“Wish Lights Parade”, Universal Studios, Osaka, Japan
“Prosperity”, Wynn Casinos, Macau, China
“Pixar Play Parade”, Disney Creative Entertainment, Anaheim, CA
“Finding Nemo the Musical”, Disney Creative Entertainment, Orlando, FL
“Ka”, Cirque Du Soliel, Las Vegas, NV
“Love”, Cirque Du Soliel, Las Vegas, NV
“the Legend of the Lion King”, Disney Creative Entertainment, Hong Kong, China
“the Legend of Mythica”, Disney Creative Entertainment, Tokyo, Japan
“AIDA”, Teatro Regio, directed by William Friedkin, Tornio, Italy
“Waterworks”, Disney Creative Entertainment, Hong Kong, China
“2007 Special Olympics Opening Ceremony”, Don Mischer Prod., Shanghai, China
“2005 World Stunt Awards”, Los Angeles, CA

 

Education 

1995

Bachelor of Fine Arts : Mixed media + Photography
Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR