Sandy Harned

based in Louisville, Kentucky

Prestige AV & Creative Services 

Digital Content Manager | April 2021 – present

Other Roles | September 2018 – April 2021

  • Design and creation of multiple conference and virtual event sites using WordPress and Divi Builder. 
  • Designing graphic content for virtual events including backgrounds, lower-thirds, and logo overlays
  • Creating and maintaining internal and external company documents with InDesign
  • Editing event content and weekly video blog videos for multiple clients using Premier Pro
  • Creating mobile-responsive order forms for Exhibit AV equipment and Hanging Sign rentals
  • Coordinating with Project Managers to assess staffing, equipment and logistics needs for all events at Kentucky Venues or Louisville area events, utilizing Prestige staff, Freelance, and Union crews
  • Project Managing events from virtual bourbon auctions to large-scale conferences, meetings and galas

Deckel & Moneypenny Exhibits 

Project Manager | July 2016 – September 2018

  • Corporate Conference and National Sales Meeting management, budgeting, logistics and onsite supervision of all production, exhibit, and AV aspects
  • Advised on rigging requirements for multiple trade show exhibit installations, provided detailed rigging and AV plans for trade shows and conferences using Vectorworks CAD
  • Creation and management of event schedules for Delo Truck tours throughout the US and Canada, directing Chevron distributor hosts on event planning, support, and execution of Delo Truck tour events.
  • Renegotiated Delo Truck tour equipment and driver contracts, coordinated maintenance, DOT requirements and Customs paperwork as needed, while staying under budget
  • Revamped, redesigned and maintained WooCommerce site for Chevron Portable Exhibit Properties, providing troubleshooting assistance to customers as needed
  • Redesigned and managed WooCommerce registration system for the Chevron Reliability Maintenance Conference using Stripe payment processing

Louisville Ballet        

Production Manager | July 2015 – June 2016

  • Planned, budgeted, built, and installed scenic designs safely and efficiently, managed the design schedule and adapted designs into construction drawings
  • Coordinated load-ins, changeovers, and load outs with local IATSE crew at KCA venues
  • Worked with local artists to translate their pieces for the stage, devising methods for safe transportation and efficient installation
  • Planning, Installation, and execution of production elements for Louisville Ballet events

ZFX Flying Effects     

Special Projects Manager | May 2014 – June 2015

  • Managed all marketing needs, including coordination and maintenance of the ZFX website throughout a mobile responsive redesign.
  • Maintained Shopify e-commerce site and managed store inventory
  • Planned and supervised tradeshow booth designs, logistics, installation, and management
  • Created flyers and instructional documents using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, & InDesign
  • Completed ZFX flying harness manuals, writing copy and producing illustrations for publication, working closely with Mindsalt Design (now Relay Design) on art direction

Columbia Artists Management International       

Advance Master Electrician | July 2014 – May 2014

  • Advanced all lighting plots and required effects for Moscow National Ballet and Shanghai Ballet tours through the continental US and Canada.
  • Installed, focused and updated all lighting cues to adapt to venues with varying capacities throughout the US and Canada

ZFX Flying Effects     

Flying Director / Production Coordinator | January 2007 – June 2013

 

  • Rigged and choreographed flying effects for over 300 productions, leading professional, amateur and student crews and performers
  • Designed unique flying systems when needed, using existing system components to increase the mechanical advantage in order to fly heavier items
  • Lead flying system installs and show flying teams for international productions in South Korea, Canada, Guam, and China
  • As Production Coordinator, advanced contracted productions and worked closely with clients to ensure their satisfaction with ZFX services. I coordinated organizational needs, equipment builds and trouble-shooting with all departments, and tracked scheduling of Flying Directors and equipment inventory.

Prestige AV & Creative Services 

Project Manager | September 2018 – May 2019; Operations Manager | May 2019 – present

  • Coordinating KY Venues events and staffing in multiple Louisville area venues
  • Working with Project Managers to assess staffing, equipment and logistics needs for all events at Kentucky Venues or Louisville area events
  • Arranging logistics for equipment moving between Prestige Cincinatti locations and Louisville venues
  • Hiring and coordinating staffing for all Louisville area PAVCS events, utilizing Prestige staff, Freelance, and Union crews
  • Project Managing events such as the Art of Bourbon annual bourbon auction for the Speed Art Museum
  • Assisting Creative Department as needed with website and graphic design for Virtual Events
  • Acting as a show crew member when needed, typically as Lighting 2 Technician or Graphics and Playback Operator

Deckel & Moneypenny Exhibits 

Project Manager | July 2016 – September 2018

  • Corporate Conference and National Sales Meeting management, budgeting, logistics and onsite supervision of all production, exhibit, and AV aspects
  • Advised on rigging requirements for multiple trade show exhibit installations, provided detailed rigging and AV plans for trade shows and conferences using Vectorworks CAD
  • Creation and management of event schedules for Delo Truck tours throughout the US and Canada, directing Chevron distributor hosts on event planning, support, and execution of Delo Truck tour events.
  • Renegotiated Delo Truck tour equipment and driver contracts, coordinated maintenance, DOT requirements and Customs paperwork as needed, while staying under budget
  • Revamped, redesigned and maintained WooCommerce site for Chevron Portable Exhibit Properties, providing troubleshooting assistance to customers as needed
  • Redesigned and managed WooCommerce registration system for the Chevron Reliability Maintenance Conference using Stripe payment processing

Louisville Ballet        

Production Manager | July 2015 – June 2016

  • Planned, budgeted, built, and installed scenic designs safely and efficiently, managed the design schedule and adapted designs into construction drawings
  • Coordinated load-ins, changeovers, and load outs with local IATSE crew at KCA venues
  • Worked with local artists to translate their pieces for the stage, devising methods for safe transportation and efficient installation
  • Planning, Installation, and execution of production elements for Louisville Ballet events

ZFX Flying Effects     

Special Projects Manager | May 2014 – June 2015

  • Managed all marketing needs, including coordination and maintenance of the ZFX website throughout a mobile responsive redesign.
  • Maintained Shopify e-commerce site and managed store inventory
  • Planned and supervised tradeshow booth designs, logistics, installation, and management
  • Created flyers and instructional documents using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, & InDesign
  • Completed ZFX flying harness manuals, writing copy and producing illustrations for publication, working closely with Mindsalt Design (now Relay Design) on art direction

Columbia Artists Management International       

Advance Master Electrician | July 2014 – May 2014

  • Advanced all lighting plots and required effects for Moscow National Ballet and Shanghai Ballet tours through the continental US and Canada.
  • Installed, focused and updated all lighting cues to adapt to venues with varying capacities throughout the US and Canada

ZFX Flying Effects     

Flying Director / Production Coordinator | January 2007 – June 2013

 

  • Rigged and choreographed flying effects for over 300 productions, leading professional, amateur and student crews and performers
  • Designed unique flying systems when needed, using existing system components to increase the mechanical advantage in order to fly heavier items
  • Lead flying system installs and show flying teams for international productions in South Korea, Canada, Guam, and China
  • As Production Coordinator, advanced contracted productions and worked closely with clients to ensure their satisfaction with ZFX services. I coordinated organizational needs, equipment builds and trouble-shooting with all departments, and tracked scheduling of Flying Directors and equipment inventory.

Education and Professional Development

B.A. Theatre, University of Missouri-Columbia

Code Louisville – Front End Development Cohort – Winter 2016

Code Louisville – PHP Development Cohort – Winter 2017

Code Louisville – UX Research and Development Cohort – Fall 2020  – View Final Project

Code Louisville – Python Development Cohort – Winter/Spring 2021 – View Final Project Repo

Code Louisville – Javascript Cohort – Spring/Summer 2021 – View Current Project Repo

Designlab UX Research and Strategy Course – Summer 2016

Adobe Illustrator Daily Creative Challenges -Spring/Summer 2020  – View Challenges on Behance

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, XD, Premiere Pro

Communication: Slack, Spatial.chat, Teams, WebEx, Zoom

Marketing: Google Analytics, Mailchimp

Presentation: Google Suite, Hype 5, iWork Suite including Keynote, MS Office including Powerpoint, Streamyard, Vimeo, Youtube

Task Management: Airtable,  Asana, Basecamp 3, Cognito Forms, Wufoo Forms

Web Development: Bootstrap, Brackets, C-Panel, Divi Visual Builder, Filemaker Pro, FP Web Direct, Github, MAMP, WooCommerce, WordPress, Visual Studio Code