Faith Schexnayder

709 W. Gibson Street

Austin Texas 78704

512-448-2256 cell #293-4178

 

INTENT

 

I am an artist and designer with multi- faceted skills and pride myself on speed of fabrication.

I have experience in project management, budgeting, working with clients directly and take pride in the fact that I meet my deadlines within realistic parameters.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

 

Art ItAustin, Texas – 1995 to present

 

I developed residential and commercial design and fabrication studio with an emphasis on foam sculpting and painting.  Sub-contract and contract projects for remodeling, sculptures, signage, Trade show booths and murals.

 

 

Playhouse InteriorsAustin, Texas – 1991 to 1995

 

Established interior design business specializing in creating magical children’s rooms. Duties included client relations, cost estimates, design of rooms and fabrication of many original furnishings including lamps, chairs, beds, play lofts, dressers, and shelving.

 

 

Freelance Artist/ Designer - Austin, Texas - 1985 to 1991

 

Trained through apprenticeship programs with Bradley and Bradley Design Studios in San Antonio and David Amdur Galleries in Austin.  Developed expertise in many types of medias from sculpting, bah- relief and painting to interior decorating, architectural drawing plans, woodworking, signage, and murals.  Worked on projects for Fiesta Texas and Sea World primarily as a scenic painter.  Designed Point of Purchase displays, Tee-shirts and television commercial for Tom Thumb Food Stores Texas Division.  Won two Addie awards for illustration and art direction of this project.

 

Notable Projects:

 

2000- Lance Armstrong Parade Float - Designed, sculpted and painted a float of Lance on his bicycle passing under the Arch de Triumph.  Hired and coordinated work of three other artists.  Completed entire project in four days.  Photos and video of the float were featured in newspapers and television news programs around the world.

 

 

2000- George Bush’s Acceptance Speech Stage - The stage was designed and painted to duplicate the granite walls of the Capitol building.   Worked in conjunction with the U.S. Secret Service to incorporate steel security barriers into the stage.

 

1998- Dell Computer – Sculpted bi-planes hung from ceiling along with other Indiana Jones theme decorations for corporate party.

 

1998- Motorola – Sculpted life-size tigers and other figures corresponding to the Chinese calendar for company party.

 

2001- 503 Coffee Bar – Produced large foam sculpture of coffee cup, exterior wall mural, and illuminated signage in front of business.

 

 1998-GSD&M – Sculpted “Frosty and the Armadillos” Christmas decorations displayed every year in front of the agency’s headquarters in Austin.  The Armadillos are sculpted out of foam and stand on top of one another with the smallest one putting a star on top of the lighted tree.  Last year, I rebuilt the huge Adirondack chair that Frosty sits in. I have maintained this display

 

PARTIAL CLIENT LIST:

GSD&M

Eichenbaum Desplays

503 Coffee Bar

Pieces of the Past

Halbert Antiques

City of Austin Trail of Lights.

Blue Genie Art

Austin Museum of Art

Brent Gaither Interior Design

 

EDUCATION

 University of Texas at Austin - Bachelor of Fine Arts awarded in 1989   

                                               - One year of Graduate School in Computer Animation

 

 Austin Community College  - Associates degree, Honors Program

 

 

AWARDS and AFFILIATIONS

 

  Scholarship for 1 year college, by the American Sales Association for product knowledge and creative salesmanship.

 

1989          Addie award for Illustration

1990          Addie award for Art Direction on Television commercial for Texas Chic

1991          Addie award for Art direction on Television PSA for the Pebble Project

     2003  Joined Art in Public Places and will be considered for upcoming Arts projects for the City