Furniture work

Is there a place in this ID world for this kind of work?
www.woodenlegacy.com

Mitch Goldstein
1799 Overbrook Drive
Rock Hill, SC 29732
803 327 0717
email mitch@woodenlegacy.com
www.woodenlegacy.com


EDUCATION
1989
B.S. transportation/product design
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Ca.
1990
Post graduate studies, woodwork and design
Southeastern Mass. University

EXPERIENCE

2003-present
Designer/Model maker
Alpha Security Products, Charlotte, NC
Work with product management and engineering to develop innovative solutions for retail product security.

2001-2003
Designer/Project manager
Visual Impressions, Ca./N.C.
Created and manage Visual impressions West coast design and fabrication facility. Estimate projects and work directly with contractors and customers in project production. Manage budgets and payables. Organize and manage hired help and vendors. Design and fabrication of signage in metals and plastics using digital graphics, paint, powdercoat, cnc cut lettering….and more.

1997-2001
Exhibit Designer/Chief Preparator/Facilities Manager
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, Ca.
Worked closely with curators and administration to create informative and visually intriguing fine art exhibits. Responsible for wall colors, placement of artwork and art objects, lighting, overall “feel” of the exhibit, banner and wall graphics. Built mountings and exhibit furniture of all types. Hired and managed installation crews and outside vendors. Handled pickup and delivery of artwork of all kinds, built crates. Created and managed exhibition budgets and schedules. In charge of care and safe storage of the permanent collection. In charge of care and maintenance of facilities and mechanicals. Oversaw complete HVAC renovation in 2001.



1996-1997
Preparator
Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana, Ca.
Cared for permanent exhibits. Built mountings and exhibit furniture of all types and materials.

1992-1996
Designer/Modeler/Fabricator
Kawasaki R&D, Irvine, Ca.
Styled and prototyped watercraft and atv’s. Created design ideation and presentation sketches, mockups and working prototypes using polyeurathane foam, fiberglass,bondo, metal and paint.

1990- present
Freelance design/model making/fabrication
Serfas Professional Cycling Products
seating and grip design/mockup
Champion Sidecars of California
2 seat motorcycle sidecar design/full size mockup/plug
Rapid Suspension Technologies
bicycle suspension fork styling/mockup

1990-present
Design and construction of art furniture in personal studio for sale through galleries and commissions.

1986-present
Professional and personal automotive restoration and race preparation

SKILLS
Conceptualization/Development
Sketching/Illustration
Interpretation from 2D to 3D
Form Development/ Surface Development /Sculpting
Model/Mock up/Prototype Fabrication/Mount Making in all materials
Patterns/Templates
Fine Woodwork and Finish
Personel management and relations
Budget and schedule creation and management