Hi, my name is Bob.
I am a Designer / Creative Director / Art Director / Set Designer / Graphic Designer / Lighting Designer / Exhibit Designer / Technical Director / Mentor and much more.
I love designing.
I am excited to start a new chapter in my career as Resident Designer (set & lights) / Technical Director at Lake Forest College just north of Chicago.
At Lake Forest College, I will run the scene and light shop while I mentor the theatre students along with teachings courses in stagecraft and design for the stage.
Before Covid-19 hit, I was the Creative Director of Marketing & Brand / Resident Set Designer for The Second City (Chicago, Toronto, Hollywood) for 16 years.
I oversaw all things aesthetic for The Second City on stage and off – including branding, graphics, sets, events, interior design, and environmental installations for the company.
Besides Lake Forest College and The Second City, I have worked at so many wonderful places including Circle Theatre, Kohl Children's Museum, Center on Deafness/CenterLight Theatre, North Park University, Northwestern University, and The Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
At many of these places, I was also a mentor, a teacher, and (hopefully) a good role model. I believe strongly in the power of sharing one's skills and knowledge with others – to open up their own potential. Mentorship is a two-way street and many times, I learn from the mentees. They make me a better mentor and designer.
I am originally from Wisconsin and moved to Chicago after undergrad (double major in Art and Theatre) to take graduate courses in Design for Theater at Northwestern University. I fell in love with Chicago and I never left.
To keep me focused during the pandemic, I decided to return to school and I completed the Interior Design Certificate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Fall of 2021.