Upon Graduation, I'm hoping to acquire an internship with David Stark in Brooklyn. Here's a little info about the man behind the company...
"David Stark is a renowned, New York based event producer as well as President and Creative Director of David Stark Design and Production. This full-service event design and planning firm is celebrated for the innovative,
imaginative events it creates for a wide range of high-wattage celebrity clients such as Beyoncé Knowles and Jon Stewart, major corporations such as Target, TBS and Condé Nast, as well as high-visibility fund-raising galas for the nation's most elite not-for-profit organizations including The Museum of Modern Art and The Robin Hood Foundation.'
"CBS' The Early Show, The Today Show, The View and Martha Stewart are several television shows that often call upon David to serve as a guest expert on décor, party planning, holiday decorating and home planting projects. David and his work are often featured in publications including Elle Décor, Glamour, Interior Design, InStyle,House Beautiful, and Town & Country to name a few.'
"David Stark currently resides and works in Brooklyn, NY and received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts."
<--David Starks Studio
87 Luquer Street, Brooklyn, New York, NY
Here are some of my favorite events of his:
125th Anniversary of the Metropolitan Opera:
"Instead of over-the-top flowers and dripping crystals, fonts were our muse. Exploded, cropped, varied in type and color, the array of graphics not only provided a wonderful walk through the Opera s historic identities in print but it transformed the tent into a three dimensional collage. Elegant banners gently fluttered above vases and luminaries wrapped with glowing prints from every time period. "
Luminaries made from slide sheets and paper swatches
Go to: http://www.designspongeonline.com/2008/11/david-stark-interview-diy-project.html to learn how to make them!
Sundance Institute Gala:
Birds made from Utah Maps and Groovy auction blocks.
National Design Awards:
Topiaries crafted from 6,000 tons of shredded office paper waste
Sundance Institute Gala:
Table decor fashioned from scripts and musical scores
Tate Modern's Inaugural Artists' Dinner:
15,000 benjamin moore paint strips compose undulating curtains
Museum of Arts & Design Gala:
Dining decor created from packing materials
NYC's Opera's Gala Celebration:
A wall of love letters and music
Robin Hood Foundation Gala:
Castle made from NYC coffee cups
check out www.davidstarkdesign.com for more photos!
Ok, so it's definitely been a minute since my last blog....but I'm back!
So much has happened over the last year. Soo....if you haven't been personally updated by me, I'll catch you up.
I chaired the leadership conference here at USU and loved every minute of it. School began, and I started planning my favorite event of all time with my best friend.
Homecoming! Brady and I were in charge of Mr. USU and we totally rocked it. Our theme was "I can go the distance" from Disney's Hercules. It was completely fabulous. I also joined the Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity for women.
Brady, Colie, and I planned the HOWL and what a success that was. We brought in about 6,000 people and made over $80,000.
I turned 21! I finally became a full fledged adult! I also got a job as an event assistant for the Utah State University Research Foundation and Space Dynamics Lab. AND I finally bought a macbook pro (which has become the love of my life).
Declared my candidacy for student office...and began planning.
Lost my election for Programming VP, but was appointed Traditions Director. Also had quite the adventure in Las Vegas and St. George with some of my favorite people.
Chaired the 52nd Annual Robins Awards! It turned out amazing. It was the most gorgeous event I've ever worked on.
SUMMER happened. I moved in with six of my Alpha Chi sisters and my really good Kappa Delta friend Emma.
NEW Car! 1998 Black Audi A4 Quattro.
Those are definitely the highlights of my year...hopefully I'll get better about blogging again.