RESUME: MONIKA LEA JONES
Academy of Art University
San Francisco, CA
Jan 2008 to Present
Production Designer/Set Dresser/Scenic Painter:
Prepared and painted over 10 sets in soundstage. Designed productions for acting and directing classes. Dressed sets and re-set props for daily 6 hour shoots. Creates over 50 unique settings per semester.
J. Sahadi Jewelers
June 2003 to June 2007
Sold high end jewelry. Designed jewelry with customers, including brides-to-be. Calculated estimates for repairs. Typed appraisals and evaluated gemstones. Ordered parts and processed jobs for contractors. Tracked inventory and created over 1000 inventory cards, with detailed cost breakdowns. Also had a set of keys and opened and closed the store.
In-Ticketing - San Francisco Bay Area August 2005 to Oct 2007
Worked in the Box Office of high priced, high traffic events (30,000 people plus). Sold tickets and issued will-call, requiring identification. Resolved disputes over lost or illegally sold tickets.
Dakot-Art Custom Framing
Sept 2002 to June 2003
Framer and Retail Salesperson:
Designed and sold custom framing to match artwork.
Cut mats, glass, backings, and created buildups, shadow boxes, and special computer layouts.
Fitted frames, joined filets, and attached hardware.
Sold retail items, used Life-Saver computer program.
I am a professional artist experienced in consulting with clients, schools and non-profit agencies as a designer and contractor. In the Ashby Bart Area I designed and painted two segments of a 40 foot mural with the nearby non-profit venue Epic Arts and later I collaborated on a local history panel which was placed on the outer fence of Malcom X Elementary School. My work is in all mediums, primarily photography, sculpture, murals and sign painting. I have worked in formal studios, workshops and on-location outdoors. As Production Designer at the Academy of Art I create over 50 unique settings per semester on the soundstage, also delegating a crew of students to assist in set decoration.