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STATEMENT OF ART:
Unlike a lot of artists and designers, I don't particularly have any special statement for my work. I'm not trying to prove anything or create in order to serve a cause of any kind. I create simply for the love of creating. I draw a line. That line turns into another line. It intersects into another and the process continues until I find something I love well enough to share with the rest of the world. Though this concept may sound light hearted enough, I take every creation with a very discerning eye and critique my work vigilantly down to every last detail from line to texture. After all, when it comes down to it, Charles Eames said it best... "The details are not the details. They make the product."

ORGANIZATION:
D'Vontz LLC

EDUCATION:
Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, Georgia
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Furniture Design, 2002

EXPERIENCE:
9/05-Present
Lead Design, D’Vontz LLC, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA: Responsibilities including full management of design and manufacturing of high end fashion plumbing products from initial concept to final production. Concept design, in depth trend research, client relations, staff management, factory work flow, product engineering, orthographic drafting, CNC operation and programming, trade show exhibit design and engineering, graphic design and implementation, advertising, studio photography, packaging, technical writing and illustration, International (both intercontinental and overseas) factory and manufacturing coordination and oversight, countless other job functions. Reporting directly to President, CEO.
3/08
Contract Design, Cannole Family, Private Residence, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA: Design and sub-contracting management for renovation of master and guest bathrooms for private residence.
12/04-9/05
Contract Design and Renovation, Stone Bluff Cellars, Private Residence, Haskell, Oklahoma: Complete renovation of family home. Design to client specifications, build and fabrication of all interior structure and details.
11/04
Commission: Prototype sectional lounge, Pulse Nightclub, Orlando, Florida, USA
4/04-11/04
Special Projects Manager, Gist Studios/Bluworld Innovations, Orlando, Florida, USA: Responsibilities including project management, subcontracting external fabrication, 3D computer modeling and orthographic production, product development and engineering, fabrication and finishing.
3/04
Freelance Design: D'Vontz, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. Modular lavatory cabinet system. Exclusive distribution rights with Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouses nationwide.
3/02-12/03
Partner, Synthesis Design Lab, Savannah, Georgia, USA: Responsibilities including client meetings, subcontracting external fabrication, orthographic/floor plan production and design, on-site construction and fabrication, problem solving and material manipulation.
10/03-12-03
Commission: Prototype Entertainment Unit, Brian Cope, Savannah, Georgia, USA
6/03-12/03
Commission: Prototype Stereo Entertainment/Display Unit, Laura Bird and Thomas Kackle, Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA
1/02-5/02
Commission: Hostess stand, Kayak Grill, Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA
11/01-3/02
Internship in Design and Fabrication: Synthesis Design Lab, Savannah, Georgia, USA, Apprentice to Principal Architect/Designer.
9/01-12/01
Set Design and Fabrication: Savannah, Georgia, USA, Rick and Rocky, Presidential film animation, Savannah College of Art and Design
6/01-3/02
Commission: Prototype cocktail table, Dr. Brian Baker, Savannah, Georgia, USA
1/01-3/01
Internship in Design: Oklahoma Fixture Company, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, divisions Recheré and Madison Studios. Responsibilities including design, fabrication management and client relations.
3/00-1/02
Assembly Technician, HausWerks, Savannah, Georgia, USA: Responsibilities including assembly, delivery, and repair of mass production KD furniture.

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
3/10
Spaces, “Untitled” Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
11/09
“Champagne and Chocolate”, Living Arts Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
10/09
Momentum Tulsa, Living Arts Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
2000
Gallerybyte.com, opening artist at first live airing. Permanent exhibition space. (2007 website termination), USA

EVENTS:
5/09
Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), Atlanta, Georgia
4/08
Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), Las Vegas, Nevada
5/07
Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), Chicago, Illinois
4/06
Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), Las Vegas, Nevada

AWARDS:
2011
Design Journal Award for Design Excellence (ADEX) Platinum, Roma natural Stone Bathtub
Design Journal Award for Design Excellence (ADEX) Platinum, Victoria Wrought Iron Pedestal Vanity
Design Journal Award for Design Excellence (ADEX) Silver, Bonaire Lavatory Vessel Sink
Design Journal Award for Design Excellence (ADEX) Silver, Regatta 60" Vanity
2010
Design Journal Award for Design Excellence (ADEX) Platinum, Sahara Vanity Ensemble
Design Journal Award for Design Excellence (ADEX) Platinum, Vincent Lavatory Sink
Design Journal Award for Design Excellence (ADEX) Gold, Martinique Lavatory Sink
Design Journal Award for Design Excellence (ADEX) Gold, Antigua Lavatory Sink
10/09
2nd place & Curator Honorable Mention, Xylo Chair, Tulsa Momentum Showcase, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
2009
Design Journal Award for Design Excellence (ADEX) Platinum, Coda Stone Lavatory Pedestal
Design Journal Award for Design Excellence (ADEX) Platinum, Eros Lavatory Faucet
2007
Design Journal Award for Design Excellence (ADEX) Platinum, the Bombay Copper Front Vanity
Design Journal Award for Design Excellence (ADEX) Gold, Becha Wrought Iron
Lavatory Pedestal
2006
Design Journal Award for Design Excellence (ADEX) Gold, MDV Modular Lavatory Cabinetry System

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Fluent in most standard platform operations systems. Proficient or fluent in 3D modeling and orthographic production, Rhinoceros 3D, Vray Rendering Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat Professional, MasterCam X4 and all Microsoft Office products. Further programs are easily added with minimal training time. Extremely adept in PC based computer IT functionality.

WEB SITE:
www.dvontz.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
www.bleidu.com/morganmcbratney

REGISTRATION DATE:
2010-10-25 09:40:42

COUNTRY:
United States of America

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Morgan McBratney


Xylo Chair

A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2010
Morgan McBratney

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