Paul Kestenbaum
Exhibition, Event & Interior design, Creative Direction, Project Management,Photography
Experienced and motivated Creative Director / Project Director / Team Leader specialising in:
Exhibitions / Experiential Marketing / Road Shows / Product Launches / Live Events / Commercial Interiors / Museums / Visitor / Heritage Centres / Conferences
Expert in all aspects of exhibit and event design, planning, production, management and delivery.
Proven ability to manage multiple projects concurrently with extensive knowledge of technical production & delivery, first-class client relations and account management skills.
Demonstrable ability to build, motivate and manage design/account/project teams to deliver a broad range of outstanding live events with excellent people management skills honed over many years.
Considerable success in designing, writing and leading new business pitches, working at the highest level with some of the UK and Europe's leading companies.
Proven ability in strategic design development, preparing written proposal and tender responses and instigating methods to deliver planned deliverable outcomes to achieve sales growth within the business.
Core Project Management and Event Skills:
Managing all aspects of a project including leading brainstorming and conceptual meetings, writing and presenting project outline/concepts to end clients, sourcing vendors, negotiating contracts, estimating and controlling budgets, writing project schedules and setting deadlines, writing briefing documents, managing internal departments/suppliers and running day-to-day operations.
In-depth knowledge of Corporate and Consumer events:
Global trade fairs & exhibitions, product launches, experiential events, road shows, and sampling campaigns.
Commissioning Exhibition Stands and Trailers, Marketing Suites / Reception Areas / Interiors / Visitor & Heritage Centres.
Campaign logistics including stock control, transport, storage, shipping and handling.
Recruiting, training and managing creative teams within design studios and managing directly in-house and external resources for both 2D & 3D production.
Researching and liaising with many different specialist suppliers & venues including, contractors, specialist model makers, design engineers, metalworkers, photographers, video production staff, writers, structural engineers, Event organisers, AEO staff and ESSA members.
Event / Campaign evaluation.