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Jon

dawe

SENIOR MECHANICAL DESIGNER

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ABOUT ME

Jon

Dawe

Jon Dawe, a 30+ year master creative mechanical designer - Movie career spanning almost 20 years in film creature FX. 9 yrs finding design challenges in the high-end Contemporary Art world with robotic sculptures. Recently, 5 years in Theme Park Entertainment designing dynamic animatronic figures for rides and attractions. Jon is a prominent expert in finding innovative solutions to seemingly impossible designs, big or small.

About
Experience

ANIMAX  DESIGNs 

Senior Mechanical Designer  

2015-2020  

Senior Mechanical Designer

Animax Designs is known for creating animatronic characters for some of the largest operators in the world in the themed entertainment, live attractions, and location-based entertainment.

Responsibilities:​

Innovative mechanical designs for Integration with flexible organic shapes. Robust structural weldments. Detailed documentation of parts, assemblies, and weldments. Design for SLS rapid prototyping. Collaborative design work and reviews using SolidWorks & PDM tools. Safety & Failure analysis documentation. Client Interaction, troubleshooting & diagnosis.

McCarthy 

Studios 

Mechanical Designer  

2005 - 2015  

McCarthy Studio is the home of influential American artist Paul McCarthy. McCarthy was immortalized by the NYT with the moniker “The Demented Imagineer,” for his prolific output of large mechanical sculptures/films that lampoon Disney and other Americana.

Responsibilities:​

Design, engineering, and fabrication for mechanical/robotic art sculptures. Collaborated with electronics engineers to integrate custom-developed servo and motion control systems for interaction and show

performance.