2019 B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Lighting Design

2018 Austin Critics Table award winner for Best Set Design

2017 Austin Critics Table award winner for Best Set Design

2017 B. Iden Payne Award Winner for Outstanding Scenic Design

2017 B. Iden Payne Award Nominee for Outstanding Lighting Design

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BIO

      Chris is an Austin-based Scenic and Lighting Designer for theater, events, and installations. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with an MFA in Live Entertainment Design in 2014. He graduated from Santa Fe University of Art and Design in Santa Fe, NM with a BFA in Technical Theater Design in 2014.

       Chris has designed sets and lights for companies in Austin, Santa Fe, and Los Angeles. Chris serves as the Technical Director for the international Fusebox Festival. Chris co-founded Interactive Nature Studio in June of 2021, a company that he continues to create a wide variety of digital and physical work with. Chris created original devised work with Frank Wo/Men Collective, a company he co-founded in Austin from 2016-2021.

                  He does not ordinarily wear a cowboy hat..... But has considered it.

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SOFTWARE

Chris Conard

MFA Live Entertainment Design

University of Texas at Austin

 

 

 

chris.conard@gmail.com

Email for Resume

Email for References

CONTACT

BFA Tech Theatre Design

Santa Fe University of Art & Design

 

 

3D modeling

3D Rendering

Drafting

Problem Solving

Digital Fabrication

Mechanical Systems

Team Leadership

Delegation

Engineering

Communication

3D printing

Laser Cutting

Carpentry

Scenic Painting

Faux Painting

Lighting

Furniture Design restoration

Construction

Upholstery

Low Voltage Electrical

Sewing : Hand & Machine

Mig Welding

Rigging 

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Engineering

Communication

Production Management

Shaving Cats to look like Lions

Mustache Trimming

Home-Made Pizza

 

 

 

 

 

 

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