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kelly@kellydiamond.ca | www.kellydiamond.ca

Work Experience

1st Assistant Art Director (Graphics, Motion Graphics)
The Strain: Season 4 (2016/17)
Production Designer: Tamara Deverell
Art Director: Jody Clement

Paper Year (2016)
Production Designer: Zazu Myers

Dark Matter: Season 2 (2015/16)
Production Designer: Ian Brock
Art Director: Russell Moore

From Here to Infirmity/Operation Insanity (2015)
Production Designer: Rocco Matteo
Art Director: Kim Karon

Tomato Red (2015)
Production Designer: Kim Karon

 

2nd Assistant Art Director (Graphics, Motion Graphics)
The Expanse: Season 2 (2016)
Production Designer: Anthony Ianni
Art Directors: Kimberley McQuiston, Kim Karon

Dark Matter: Season 1 (2014/15)
Production Designer: Ian Brock
Art Director: Kimberley Zaharko

Lost Girl: Season 5 (2014)
Production Designer: Kim Karon
Art Director: Kimberley Zaharko

 

Production Designer
Love in the Age of Like (short) (2015)
Producers: Scott Cavalheiro & Ted Bezaire
Director: Ted Bezaire

The Escape Plan (short) (2014)
Producer: Jessica Adams
Director: Jonathan Watton

Who is Hannah? (short) (2014)
Producer: Scott Cavalheiro
Director: Mark O’Brien

 

Art Department Apprentice
Apple Mortgage Cake (Trainee) (2013)
Production Designer: Brian Verhoog
1st Assistant Art Director: Roxanne Borris

Working the Engels (Trainee) (2013)
Production Designer: Ingrid Jurek
Art Director: Marion Pon

Lost Girl: Season 4 (Trainee) (2013)
Production Designer: Ian Brock
Art Director: Kim Karon

 

Artist/Stylist – Freelance
March 2010 – Present
– Developing 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional visual concepts to promote clients’ brands
– Producing custom signage and mural work
– Creating props and painting effects for large-scale retail companies’ visual displays
– Fulfilling commissioned works in a wide variety of media including watercolour/oil/acrylic painting, drawing, cookie and cake decorating, tattooing and digital art.

Scenic Painting Permittee – NABET 700 CEP
August 2011 – Present
– Prepping and painting scenery on film and television sets under the key scenic painter
– Creating textural and aging effects to replicate Artistic Directors’ visions
– Colour matching to previously used sets and/or inspiration images

Art Intern – Drake Hotel
February 2013 – May 2013
– Worked in tandem with Drake’s in-house curator to develop installation ideas for the various visual areas in the building.
– Constructed and installed 3-dimensional works within the visual spaces of the building.

Prop Stylist – Holt Renfrew
October 2011 – January 2013
– Led the prop styling for the retailer’s flagship store, coordinating and directing freelancers and students when applicable.
– Constructed and implemented the scenic elements of window and interior displays in partnership with the visual technician.
– Liaised with the corporate team to design prototypes for nationwide directives.
– Assisted in coordinating and installing visual elements for event setups.

Exhibitions

The Bees (& the Birds) (Group Show) – Graven Feather Gallery, Toronto, ON (2015)

Untitled Exhibition – Above Ground Art, Toronto, ON (2014)

Undress UR Fear (Group Show) – The EDGE Gallery, Winnipeg, MB (2010)

Education/Training

Bachelor of Arts in Production Design – University of Winnipeg
Graduated April 2010
– Learned key design and drafting programs and skills with an emphasis on application in the film and theatre industry
– Excelled in conceptual work for production design while building on knowledge of colour theory, lighting and spatial design
– Gained hands-on experience in several facets of theatre production including costuming and scenic painting/styling

Skills

– Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, After Effects and Illustrator, WordPress and HTML.
– Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite on both Mac and PC operating systems.
– Experience and understanding in using various artistic media in painting, drawing and 3- dimensional work.

References

Available upon request.

Please feel free to contact me regarding potential projects – I’m always happy to talk shop!