Creative Work

Jennie has designed scenery, projections, and props for a wide variety of theatrical events. Please see her CV for a complete list of shows not represented here on her website.

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2016 - Present | Freelance Theatrical Designer

Self-directed designer of scenery, projections, props, and special effects. Works with directors, producers, other designers, and technicians to create compelling stage imagery that furthers the meaning of the script; creates sketches, research boards, renderings, models, construction drawings, prop lists, and paint elevations; builds, assembles, paints, and refinishes scenery and props when needed; plans and implements projection systems; creates digital media for projections; programs projection sequences; attends all required meetings and rehearsals; takes and implements notes during rehearsal, tech, and dress processes. 

2019 | Assistant Properties Master | North Shore Music Theatre

Member of 2-3 person prop shop. Acted as main artisan for the shop for a 6 show musical season at a theatre in the round. Assisted in managing and teaching seasonal artisan, overhire, and interns; maintaining shop spaces and tools; purchasing props and materials; collaborating with other departments; show upkeep; inventory and rental management; attended and lead strikes and load ins; attended tech performances and production meetings as needed. 

2016 - 2019 | Graduate Assistant | Indiana University

Member of 20 person scenery studio. Assisting in scenery building, scenic painting, and prop work for a 9 show season, 25 shows total. Also taught and supervised undergraduate workers; attended strikes and load ins; attended and presented at design, budget, scheduling, and production meetings; purchased props and materials; created and managed research, construction drawings, budgets, prop lists, and paint elevations; general shop and storage maintenance. 

Software Skills

  • AutoCAD 2D and 3D

  • Sketchup

  • Microsoft 365

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Adobe InDesign

  • Adobe Premiere

  • Adobe After Effects

  • QLab 4

  • MadMapper

  • Audio Editing

Art & Fabrication Skills

  • Scenic and Costume Rendering (hand and digital)

  • Model Making

  • Hand Drafting

  • Upholstry

  • Furniture Construction

  • Furniture Restoration

  • MIG Welding (Steel and Aluminum)

  • Sewing (Hand and Machine)

  • Pattern Making

  • Casting and Molding

  • Stage Carpentry

  • Scenic Painting

  • Vacuum Forming

  • Brazing

  • Soldering

  • Graphic Design 

  • Blood, Violence, and Special Effects

  • Stage Makeup

  • Foam Carving

  • Puppet Construction

  • Fake Food

  • Knitting

Other Skills

  • Music Reading

  • Violin (8 years)

  • Shop Management

  • Budgeting

  • Scheduling

  • Rental Management

  • Photography

  • Box Truck and Large Van Driving