selected projects: event design & production
oracle: openworld 2017 - cloud plaza & the exchange
Building off of a successful collaboration in 2016, CJD partnered with Mosaic for a second year to provide lead design direction, visualization and onsite art direction for CLOUD PLAZA at Oracle’s annual 50,000+ person event. Additionally, CJD was asked to help re-imagine OpenWorld’s partner showcase areas, which were renamed THE EXCHANGE.
CLOUD PLAZA is OpenWorld’s massive street take-over, centrally located on one full city block between Moscone’s North and South Halls. In 2017, this premier area provided attendees space for meet-ups, interactive sessions, keynote overflow viewing, food and beverage service and entertainment.
THE EXCHANGE refers to the re-imagined OpenWorld partner hubs within the South and West Halls. The scope of design for these environments included both overall creative direction and layout, as well as detailing and production for specific Oracle footprints. In 2017, the South Hall included multiple custom-built Collective Learning classrooms and a large, central open-format Arena that hosted 500 person sessions. These structures were strategically designed for multi-year use and were just recently re-installed at OpenWorld in 2018.
Cloud Plaza Credits: Mosaic / DesignHub (Design Support and Management), Hartmann Studios (Production Management), Project Workshop and PRG (Fabrication and Production Support)
The Exchange Credits: Mosaic / DesignHub (Design Support and Management), Hargrove (Fabrication and Production Management), PRG and Freeman (Production Support)
YOUTUBE: BRANDCAST 2014-2017
YouTube’s annual Upfront event, presented by Google, is a unique showcase of creator-driven content, corporate presentation and live performances by major musical talent. For four years straight, CJD provided lead scenic/production design for Good Sense and Company, the producing agency for this event since its beginning.
The stage design for BRANDCAST is heavily dependent on video content, and therefore is a collaboration between Good Sense and two key content producers - Obscura and LA Made. Over the years, this event has pushed the boundaries of technical production through the use of scenic automation, LED technology and projection mapping.
Between 2014 and 2017, live performances included: Janelle Monae, Pharrell Williams, Nate Ruess, Bruno Mars, Andra Day, Sia and Katy Perry. Each year, the versatile stage designs were built to adapt to the needs of these powerhouse musical acts.
Credits: Good Sense and Company (Creative Direction and Production Management), Obscura and LA Made (Creative Direction and Video Content), Showmotion (Fabrication), Worldstage (Video Production)
cbs: upfront post-party 2011-2018
For the last eight years, CJD has provided design and production services for CBS’ post-Upfront event in New York City. After the formal press presentation at Carnegie Hall, attendees continue to celebrate the upcoming CBS Fall television line-up at the post-party, where they are given the chance to meet the casts of new and returning television shows. Design for the overall environment includes “kiosks” for celebrity meet-and-greets, themed food and beverage stations, lounge areas and an integrated dance floor.
Between 2011 and 2015, this event was located at Lincoln Center, within a large temporary structure in Damrosch Park. The party has since moved to The Plaza Hotel, where it utilizes multiple spaces within the building, including two ballrooms, four foyer spaces and the lower-level Food Hall. CJD has led design and production for all areas, including layout, scenic decor and graphics.
Credits (2011-2015): Iconic Events (Production Support), Good Sense and Company (Production Support), ABunch LLC (Fabrication), Cigar Box Studios (Fabrication), Atomic (Fabrication), SFDS (Fabrication)
Credits (2016-2018): Iconic Events (Production Support), SBI (Fabrication and Production Support)