Nicole Romero

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Themed Entertainment Designer

Loxley, AL

Experience

Nicole Romero
Themed Entertainment Designer
August 2023 – Present (7 months)
Loxley, Alabama, United States
Supporting themed entertainment companies with concept development, showset, 3D modeling support, design research, and more.

Show Set Designer – Universal Creative
February 2016 – August 2019 (3 years 7 months)
Orlando, Florida
Show Set Designer Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge – USJ, Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge: USHE-ticket Attraction, How to Train Your Dragon, Universal’s Epic UniverseAttraction Show Quality Show set packages, Blue Sky ideation, story and design development, concept sketches, queue and ride layouts, 3D modeling for show set and facility integration, interactive and prop concepts and collaborative creation, art direction for select color elevations, concept art, and 3D models, worked with vendors to ensure design integrity, adapted to changes in design and story while maintaining IP integrity and client satisfaction, collaboratively designed scenic elements to blend with AR/VR technology.

ITEC Entertainment
Graphic Design and Production Assistant
November 2015 – January 2016 (3 months)
Orlando, Florida Area
Graphics layout and packaging, worked as part of the production team todeliver concept design packages, established and maintained consistencybetween multiple files, documents, and packages, finalized packages andconsolidated documents for client delivery, supported the needs of theproducer and creative director, collaborated with designers, architects, and 3Dmodelers to ensure task completion and to acquire artwork and files, assistedand took notes in client meetings

MAD CREATIVE FABRICATION LLC
Scenic Artist
August 2015 – November 2015 (4 months)
Orlando, Florida Area
Props and set fabrication for theme parks and themed venues – consisting of,but not limited to, moldmaking, casting, character paint, wood and metal work,fiberglass, etc…

MAD CREATIVE FABRICATION LLC
Scenic Intern
June 2014 – September 2014 (4 months)
Orlando, Florida

Props and set fabrication for theme parks and themed venues – consisting of,but not limited to, moldmaking, casting, character paint, wood and metal work,fiberglass, etc…

Morgan Gallo Events
Event Designer
June 2012 – August 2014 (2 years 3 months)
Designing and implementing unique designs for multiple weddings and events.

Nicole Romero
Freelance Event Designer
June 2011 – June 2012 (1 year 1 month)
Savannah, Georgia Area
Designing and implementing unique designs for multiple events.

Pier 1 Imports
Assistant Store Manager
January 2009 – December 2010 (2 years)
Foley, Alabama, United States
Assisted the store manager in day-to-day operations and managed the store team when the store manager was absent. Duties included: ensuring team member needs were met, greeting and assisting customers, operating the cash register, managing money at store open and close, bank deposits, customer service, product orders, product and credit card sales, and handling truck deliveries and furniture assembly. Ensured products on the sales floor were fully stocked and that the stockroom was organized. Managed set up and break down of product displays for new and seasonal featured merchandise, set tablescapes, and styled product vignettes for featured items.

Walt Disney World
Attractions Cast Member
May 2005 – January 2006 (9 months)
Ran attractions in Tomorrowland, Magic Kingdom, during the WDW College Advantage Program.

Education

Savannah College of Art and Design
Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Themed Entertainment Design · (2013 – 2015)

Savannah College of Art and Design
BFA, Production Design with Minor in Themed Entertainment Design · (2011 – 2013)

Academy of Art University
AA Interior Architecture and Design · (2007 – 2009)