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Leonard Pickel, Innovator, Designer. Teacher, Leader

Presentation Resume for Leonard Pickel - With over 35 years experience across the United States and overseas in the scripting, design, working drawings and building of various building functions including hotels and strip centers; specializing in amusement attraction and theme design. A creative thinker, I am highly skilled in design techniques, sketch perspectives, marker renderings, study and finish models. Experienced AutoCAD drafter, Sketchup 3D Presentation, published creative writer, public speaker, Excel spreadsheets and database developer.

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Leonard Pickel, Innovator, Designer. Teacher, Leader

  1. 1. LEONARD PICKEL Innovator Builder Leader Illustrator Speaker Creator Inventor Writer Owner Coordinator Designer Historian
  2. 2. Architectural Designer Leonard began his career with over 10 years of architectural detailing, design, site layout work as well as construction project management . His design portfolio includes single and multi family residential, hotels, prisons, car dealerships, and urban design. Hotel Concept Experience: Job Captain Project Manager Designer Renderer Model Maker Education: Architectural Design, Texas A&M University
  3. 3. Sketchup Model AutoCAD Floor PlanResidential Design Commercial Institutional Residential Leisure Urban Design Historic Preservation Cowan House, Dallas, TX Design and Construction Documents for:
  4. 4. Unit Floor Plan Residential Apartment Design Site Plan
  5. 5. Evermore Park Design, Salt Lake City, UT Evermore Park Façade Detail Amusement Park Design
  6. 6. Trinity Lake Site Analysis, Dallas, TX Urban Design
  7. 7. Attraction Designer “Nightscares” Portable Tent Attraction A dark attraction industry icon, Leonard has designed and installed chilling attractions around the world. From permanent installations to moveable tents and eye-catching facades to terrifying interiors, Leonard is unrivaled in his experience and execution of unforgettable attractions.
  8. 8. Portable Tent Attraction, Buck Hill, MN AutoCAD Elevation Walk Though Attraction Design AutoCAD Floor Plan
  9. 9. Mirror Maze Design Mirror Maze Design: Ocean Park, Hong Kong
  10. 10. “Dino Terror” Inflatable Walk-Through Inflatable Design
  11. 11. Museum Design “Pirates: Legends of the Gulf Coast” Exhibit
  12. 12. Queen Ann Facade AutoCAD Elevation 3D Sketchup Model Façade Design
  13. 13. Sketchup Model, “Bethlem Sanatorium” Australia Façade Design Completed Façade
  14. 14. Illustrator and Artist Marker Rendering - Downtown Lake Project, Dallas TX With over 30 years of concept and construction documentation experience, Leonard possesses the vision and skills to bring your themed attraction to life. An accomplished artist and draftsmen, Leonard offers a full range of sketching, rendering, and modeling through multiple mediums.
  15. 15. “Dino Terror” Inflatable Concepts Concept Sketching
  16. 16. Concept Sketches Marker Sketches
  17. 17. Facade Concept to Working Drawing Hand Sketch and 2D CAD Drafting
  18. 18. Prop Assembly Drawings 2D CAD Drafting
  19. 19. Illusion Designer Endless Hallway – “Area 51: Scare Zone” With new twists on classic illusions and creative concepts, Leonard continues to enhance and stretch the envelope of possibilities in visual design. Among his many innovations are space saving museum exhibits and creepy, dark deceptions for haunted attractions.
  20. 20. Forced Perspective Façade Forced Perspective
  21. 21. Pepper’s Ghost Illusion Blue Room Illusion Reflection Illusions
  22. 22. Pit Illusion - Playboy Mansion, CA Mirror Illusion – Lizzie Borden Museum: Salem, MA Blue Room Illusion – “Dr. Evil’s” Charlotte, NC Mirror Illusions
  23. 23. Industry Expert Leonard has been shaping the haunted attraction industry for over three decades through innovative design and concepts. He possesses the experience to take any attraction to the next level and his insights are in constant demand across the country for articles and as a featured public speaker. “Frightmares” Detail
  24. 24. Renowned Speaker o Themed Attraction Design o Increasing Attraction Though-put o Opening Your First Haunted Attraction o Effective Scare Techniques o Special Amusement Building Design Code Compliance Leonard has spoken at every major industry convention including IAAPA.
  25. 25. Writer o Creative Storylines o Technical Writing o Publication Editor o Museum Research/Descriptions Leonard was Founder and Editor of Haunted Attraction Magazine for 50 issues. Leonard has written articles for industry and national publications. His insight into the amusement industry is sought out by reporters and clients alike.
  26. 26. o Travel Channel’s “Making Monsters” o Chiller’s “The American Scream” o Martha Stewart’s “Halloween Special” o America’s Best Haunted Houses o Travel Channel’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Special Leonard was honored with a question using his name in the Millennium Edition of the game Trivial Pursuit, as well as a question on the television game show Jeopardy. Television Consultant
  27. 27. Achievements: o Founder and Editor in Chief of Haunted Attraction Magazine 1994 - 2009 o Founded the International Association of Haunted Attractions (IAHA) o Created the Haunt Industry’s First Convention - Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Convention (HAuNTcon) o 2009 Life Time Achievement award by the International Association of Haunted Attractions (IAHA) Previous Clients o Madison Square Garden o Universal Studios Florida o Ocean Park o SCREAMS Terror Park o Playboy Mansion Halloween Party o Six Flags St Louis o Six Flags Great America o Six Flags Over Texas o Six Flags Over Georgia o Six Flags AstroWorld o Kentucky Kingdom
  28. 28. CONTACT Leonard Pickel 972-951-5100 Winter Garden, Florida Job History and References Available on Request