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Kat McCargar

Studio City, California

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Art Department
Art Director
Set Decorator
Set Dresser
Set Decoration Buyer / Shopper

Kat McCargar

An outside-of-the-box thinker, search beyond utility to create something out of nothing. Innovative & Resourceful, thrive on budget & design challenges. Organized, detail-oriented, take pride in being a hardworking team player. Have a strong work ethic & a positive, friendly attitude. Not afraid of getting my hands dirty to get the job done. Just handle it.

Experiences in TV/FILM/ Print Production & familiar with procedures, able to wear multiple hats. Both interior & exterior locations, sound stage experience with set builds & flats. Location scouting. clearances, etc. PD, Art Department swing, Set Decorator, Set Dresser, Props, Set Decoration Buyer/ Shopper & PA on-set or office.

* Savvy Shopper & Deal Finder
* Materials & Resources
* General Repair / Applications
* Building & Construction Knowledge
* Technical Design Skills
* Production Design – Research & implementation
of design & construction of sets

FIDM -Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los Angeles, CA (December 2001)
Associate of Arts Degree, Interior Design/ Visual Merchandising

Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, CA (2002-2003)
Construction Management

Credits and Employment History:

Motion Picture & Television Production (2007- 2016) Los Angeles, CA
 Art Department:
Production Designer, Art Director, Coordinator, Set Decorator, Set Dresser, Props, Scenic, Buyer, Swing, PA
 Costume-Wardrobe Department:
Skilled Crafts, On Set Dresser, Assistant Costumer, Production Assistance
 Production Crew:
Coordinator, Key On-Set Production Assistant, Talent Production Assistant, PA

Universal Studios Hollywood – Entertainment: Costume Department (9/2012- Leave of Absence 2016) Universal City, CA
 Skilled Crafts – Cartoon Characters Assistant Lead & Seasonal Halloween Dancers in Park 2012 – 2013  Assisted Costumer in management of Cartoon Characters Costumes, check-outs / check-ins, maintenance, cleaning, tracking, repairs,
inspecting for damages & pull out for repairs if needed, inventory of supplies & stock, Communication between all necessary Departments  Completed in-house costume repairs including: sewing, painting & cleaning of costumes, safety harness repairs & adjustments
 Halloween Horror Nights Costume Build & Distress Team 2013 & Costume Dresser 2013-2015

Game Show Network – Art Department Coordinator “GSN Live” (4/2010- 4/2011) Glendale, CA
 Supported all Producers with daily Art Department Needs: Props, Costumes, Set Dressing, Shopping, Fabricating, Rentals
 Attended Weekly Meetings & Contributed Creative Ideas for Games, Created Budgets, Schedules, Action Plans
 Organized & Maintained all Living Sets on Sound Stage, Props & Scenic Storage


 ‘Joyful Noise' – (2011) multi-camera Art Department Assistant
Alcon Entertainment & Warner Bros Pictures Director: Todd Graff, Production Designer: Jeff Knipp
 ‘Battlefield America' – (2011) multi-camera Art Department Assistant; Swing
Battle America, LLC Director: Chris Stokes, Production Designer: Tema L. Staig
 ‘Big Foot’ – (2009) multi-camera On-Set Dresser
Sasquatch Productions & ACI Media Director: Kevin Tenney Production Designer: Gerard Marin

 ‘Dismantled’ (2012) 35mm Art Director ; On-Set Dresser
Slightly Slanted Productions Director: Sarah Atallah
 ‘A Lovely Treat’ (2011) Art Director ; On-Set Dresser
Long Legs Productions Director: Mitch Yapko
 ‘Speed of Darkness’ (2010) Canon 7D Production Designer
USC School of Cinematic Arts Director: Andrew Jeric
 ‘Til Death’ (2009) Production Designer
USC School of Cinematic Arts Director: Leonora Anzaldua Burke
 ‘Always A Bride’ (2009) RED Set Dresser; On-Set Dresser
Straus / Tamimi Director: Danny Straus – Production Designer: David Magid
 ‘Moon Lake Casino’ (2008) RED Production Designer
6 Train Films, LLC Director: Jason Kennedy

 ‘FRED Channel’ - (2014) YouTube Channel - Comedy, multi-camera Art Director & Costumer
Digital Atoms, LLC & PBS Integration Production Manager: Cara Brown
 ‘Epic Meal Time' - (2014-2015) Cooking Comedy, multi-camera Assist. Art Director Swing;Set Dresser
Digital Atoms, LLC & A+E Channel Production Designer: Nathan Carden
 ‘Inventions USA' - (2012) Reality, multi-camera On-Set PA
T-Group Productions & History Channel Line Producer: Christie DiCecco
 ‘Spaced Reality' - (2012) Prop Master; Graphics
Busted Buggy Entertainment Director: Dan Cunningham, Production Designer: Jessica Mehnke
 ‘Ruth & Erica’- (2012) multi cam Canon 7D Swing
Wigsco, LLC & Sony Pictures Director: Amy Lippman, Production Designer: Tracey Gallacher
 ‘Vanessa & Jan’ - (2012) multi cam Canon 7D On-Set Dresser; Floral Design
Wigsco, LLC & Sony Pictures Director: Jon Avnet, Production Designer: Tracey Gallacher
 ‘Christine’ - (2012) Union - multi cam Canon 7D On-Set Dresser; Floral Design
Wigsco, LLC & Sony Pictures Director: Rodrigo Garcia', Production Designer: Tracey Gallacher
 ‘H+' (2011) Union - Prologues Art Director
RIVAL Pictures a Warner Bros Distribution Director: Jamieson Fry
 ‘Brown Bookstore’ (2010) TV pilot Production Designer
Child Lowe Books Productions Director: Phil Flores & Mitchell Altiere
 ‘GSN Live’ (Feb-Aug 2010) Daily, Live TV, multi-camera Art Dept Coordinator
Game Show Network Director: Chip Terrill – Line Producer: Bob Jones
 ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ (2010) Reality, multi-camera On-Set PA
19 Entertainment Line Producers: V Jay Tabula
 ‘Clean House’ (2008-2009) Reality, multi-camera On-Set PA
E! Style Network Line Producer: Eddie Jiovanni

 REDCAT Theater – Los Angeles (2015-Current) Production Wardrobe; Skilled Craft; Scenic Tony Shayne
 ‘Elder Scrolls’ – Los Angeles (2015) Commercial Star Beast Digital Art Director Nick Losq
 LA Opera @ REDCAT Theater – Los Angeles (2015) Production Props; Wardrobe; Skilled Craft Tony Shayne
 Universal Studios Hollywood (2013-‘16) Costume Department Costume Dresser; Skilled Craft Supervisor: Karen Rivera
 Universal Studios Hollywood (2013) Costume Department Skilled Craft – Halloween Horror Nights Supervisor: Karen Rivera
 Myth Masque -Ritual Fashion Show (2013) – New line release Skilled Craft, Sample Sewing Designer: Cassidy Haley
 Multiple Projects (2013) Commercial Central Station Media Art Director; Coordinator Director: Upinder Raisauda
 'Hans Yogurt' (2012) Commercial Central Station Media Art Director Director: Upinder Raisauda
 Universal Studios Hollywood (2012) Costume Department Lead Skilled Craft - Cartoon Characters Costumer: Joanna Aceves
 'i-Braa' (2012) Commercial Central Station Media Art Director Director: Upinder Raisauda
 'Vali Porter-Bon Voyage' (2012) Music video Art Director Director: Alex Haldi
 'Delusion' Interactive Theatre (2011) Haunted Play Productions Art Director Director: Jon Braver
 'Party City' (2011) 8 Commercials Castleland Productions Art Director Director: Jeff Bonilla
 ‘Klondike Bar’ (2010) Commercial Desert City Filmworks Set Dresser; On-set Dresser Director: Susan Emshwiller

Industry Qualifications
• Communication Skills - Written & Verbal
• Business & Project Management
-budgets, deadlines, interacting with teams of people
• Advanced Computer Skills - PC & MAC
-Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, PowerPoint
-Adobe: CS -ArchiCAD, AutoCAD, Google Sketchup
• Proficiency in the use of Office Equipment
• Team Player - Flexible, independent, good people skills
• Strong Work Ethic-hardworking, motivated, multitasker & goal oriented
• Critical Thinking Skills - Research & Analytical-common knowledge, problem solving, quick thinker
• Problem Resolution-handled efficiently & expediently
• Organizational Skills- Detail Oriented
• Build Client Relation
• Production Design – Research & implementation
of design & construction of sets: Set Decorator, Set
Dresser, On-Set Dresser, Props, Shopper, Buyer
• Strong Visual Merchandising -experience in home
goods; high-end merchandise
• Interior Design, Space Planning -scale, proportion, color, balance, harmony, texture
• Technical Design Skills -manual & CAD drafting, elevations, perspectives,sketching, rendering, schematics, Plan-o-grams
• Building & Construction Knowledge - Carpentry, power tools, blueprint reading, field measuring
• General Repair / Applications -Electrical, fixtures, hardware, furniture assembly,
built-in’s, drywall, molding, paint, texture, graphics, sew
• Materials & Resources -fixture development & sourcing
• Savvy Shopper & Deal Finder

I have been in the industry since 2007.

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