Blake Griffey
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Location: Toledo, OH, USA
School: University of Michigan
Major: History of Art, minor in Stage Management

Blake Griffey

BLAKE LUCIUS GRIFFEY


EDUCATION
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Ann Arbor, MI

School of Literature, Science, and the Arts: Bachelor of Arts, History of Art, April 2019
School of Music, Theatre, and Dance: Minor in Stage Management

Recipient of the of the James Haven and Conrad Family Scholarships

EXPERIENCE
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN MUSEUM OF ART INTERN February-April, 2018
Aid curator of African Art, Laura De Becker, in curation of a new exhibit
Develop design strategies to create thematic spaces and digestible narratives with visual interest
Coordinate acquisition of borrowed pieces with lenders

BASEMENT ARTS University of Michigan September 2016 - Current

Student run theatre organization committed to accessibility, new student work, and empowerment
2017-18 Marketing Director: Develop marketing program for the organization; Promote shows and organization through creative posters and social media posts
2016-17 Director Coordinator: Assist student directors by being liaison with organization

GRIFFEY GARDENING Toledo, OH May-August 2017

Self-started and self-run gardening business
Designed garden beds, managed budgets of up to $800 and scheduling for residential and commercial properties, implemented strategies to transform gardens with existing plants
Fulfilled a need for small scale garden work for ten clients with repeat hiring

THEATRE ARTIST University of Michigan September 2015 - Current

Executed nine productions in both student run and main stage productions at U of M

Performance, set design, stage management, run crew, light board operator, scene painting, costume shop, outreach volunteer, with Departments of Theatre and Musical Theatre, Basement Arts, Musket

APS MEDICAL BILLING Toledo, OH May-August 2015

Executed queues on medical billing software writing off balances, sending bills
Compared insurance and billing to adjust balances for medical clients

LANDWORKS STUDIO Boston, MA June 2013

Developed organizational systems for the materials library and model building studio

SKILLS AND INTERESTS

Writing samples, portfolio and blog available at ------------
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Google SketchUp, Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Proficient in drawing (architectural plans, sketching, perspective), painting (watercolors, some acrylic)

Summer design studios at Illinois Institute of Technology and Boston Architectural College; 
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Basic piano
Basic Spanish


theatre, design, art, history