George Carpenter

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Work Experience

California Science Center

Exhibit Designer & Coordinator

July 2023 - Present Los Angeles, California, United States

Palo Alto Junior Museum And Zoo

Contract Exhibit Designer

October 2022 - August 2023 California, United States

Palo Alto Junior Museum And Zoo

Jr. Exhibit Designer

– Planned, developed, and lead the construction of an interactive donor wall exhibit, raising over $14,000 during a seven month period

– Assist in the supervision of volunteers and interns, providing fabrication drawings and design expertise

– Designed furniture and fabricated display cabinets for permanent and rotating collections
February 2022 - September 2022 California, United States

Palo Alto Junior Museum And Zoo

Exhibit Technician

– Served as one of four primary in-house exhibit fabricators during a 33 million dollar renovation, leading to a successful grand opening with tickets sold out for the first three months
August 2019 - February 2022 California, United States

SaveNatureOrg

Web & Graphic Designer / Insect Husbandry Technician

Between October 2019 and September 2020, developed and launched company website, integrating new and improved program signup and fundraising tools. Additionally designed promotional graphics for fundraising campaigns, virtual events, and ecommerce.

Between July 2017 and October 2019, designed program handouts, brochures, web, and social media graphics, as directed by project leadership. Engage public through hands-on insect presentations, teaching and promoting conservation science. Provided husbandry for arthropod collection, sourcing food, breeding, and independently managing the collection. Built, repaired, and cleaned animal enclosures as needed.
July 2017 - April 2021 California, United States

Self-Employed

Freelance

Providing fine art, graphic design, AV, photography, and fabrication services
February 2017 - Present California, United States

Gizmo Art Production

Graphic Designer, Fabricator, & Preparator

– Participated in the fabrication of exhibitions for renowned institutions including Stanford University, the California Academy of Sciences, NOAA, the Oakland Zoo, and the San Francisco Art Commission
– Worked collaboratively in project teams, employing museum-standard best practices in all art handling
October 2017 - October 2018 California, United States

Ten Speed Press

Design Fellow

– Designed book covers and interiors including best-selling author Marie Kondo’s Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up and James Beard Award finalist Three-Ingredient Cocktails by Robert Simonson
– Visualized and presented design concepts to senior editorial, design, and marketing staff members
– Integrated organizational systems for project files and made timely edits for pre-press production
February 2017 - August 2017 California, United States

National Park Service

New Media, Graphic Design, and Social Media Intern

– Collaborated with the Head of Design and across departments, designing environmental, wayfinding and interpretive graphics in addition to a centennial celebration video premiered at AT&T Ball Park
January 2015 - January 2016 California, United States

Design Working Group

Student Graphic Designer

– Worked with senior member of the Exhibitions Department to design NPS branded print and digital materials, including brochures, signs and centennial celebration video premiered at AT&T Ball Park
August 2015 - December 2015 California, United States

Education

San Francisco State University (CSU)

BS in Visual Communication Design – Minor in Art

– Cum Laude
August 2012 - July 2016 San Francisco, California, United States

Awards

San Francisco State University

Deans List 2013–16

2013

De Young Museum

Exhibiting Artist

2016

Boy Scouts Of America

Eagle Scout

2011

Skills

ADA Design, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Art Production, Asana, Audacity, Basecamp, Box, Carpentry, CSS3, Dropbox, Electrical Prep, Event Booking, Fabrication, Final Cut Pro, HTML, Installation, Painting, Photography, Photography, Sketchup, Styling, Trello,

Volunteer Experience

Curiodyssey + Frogwatch USA
- Citizen science, frog monitoring (2019)

SFMOMA
- Art production & install team (2017)

de Young Museum
- Committee Member & Graphic Designer (2016–2017)