CHRIS SEITER

ARTIST | PUPPETEER | MODEL MAKER

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Employment

Peek-A-Boo Toys

New Jersey

Designed plush toys to be produced overseas and marketed in USA and abroad.

Win Stuff Corporation

New York, NY

Created designs (over 200 to present) for stuffed toys now in production in China and marketed in the USA.

Merrit Productions

Los Angeles, CA

Assisted with production of 1/24 scale models for use in television commercials

Jones Effects

Los Angeles, CA

Art Director for syndicated saturday morning children's TV show; built props and puppets for show.

Tony Urbano Productions

Los Angeles, CA

Designed and fabricated puppets for use in Jeep Cherokee commercial.

Hand Prop Room

New Jersey

Designed plush toys to be produced overseas and marketed in USA and abroad.

Hand Prop Room,

Los Angeles, CA

Designed and fabricated alien bodies for use in motion picture industry.

Sugar Loaf Creations

Boulder, CO

Created designs (over 700 to present) for stuffed toys now in production in China and marketed in USA.

Pro Kids/Animax

Nashville, TN

Assisted with fabrication of animatronic puppets for Disney production "The Lion King Live Attraction" Orlando, FL. Puppeteer, performing live and on television. Puppet and costume construction and costume character performing.

Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Clown College

Baraboo, WI

As staff member, fabricated puppets and props for use by Ringling Brothers during Clown College and road tours. Created "Walk Around" designs on consignment.

Grey Seal Puppets

Charlotte, NC

Puppeteer for various live shows and productions with the Charlotte and Raleigh Symphonies including the Charlotte Choral Society. Built puppets and performed for Advertising/Video productions.

Education

Art Institute of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

Associates degree in Specialized Technology majoring in Industrial Design. Course work included human anatomy, color and design aesthetics, anatomy and design, mechanical animation, animated constructions, theatrical products, conceptual appliances.

Colorado Institute of Art

Denver, CO

Watkins Art Institute

Nashville, TN

Course work included: art history, cartooning, printmaking, portraiture, figure structure, sculpture, acrylic painting and basic design.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Clown College

Sarasota, FL

Graduating class of 1988

Professional Affiliations

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Clown College

Sarasota, FL

Graduating class of 1988

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Clown College

Sarasota, FL

Graduating class of 1988

Puppeteers of America membership

UNIMA membership

Puppeteers of America Festivals

Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Nagoya Japan and Vancouver Canada