Dominic Grijalva is an award-winning designer, actor, and director based in New York. He is always in the middle of a project and constantly trying to catch up on sleep.
Mr. Grijalva has worked with multiple notable figures in the entertainment industry such as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Billy Porter, Stephanie Klemons, Nick Blaemire, and Kerrigan-Lowdermilk. He won a 2017 National ADDY Award in poster design for MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY, and has been recognized by Communication Arts, Giphy, the Adobe Design Achievement Awards, 99u, and Adobe for his print design and digital artwork. His original projection visuals for Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, and other titles have been featured in multiple productions around the world. Most recently, Dominic worked on visuals for Jorge Mejia's Preludes at The Music Center at Strathmore, and In the Heights at The Kennedy Center. Dominic currently lives in Manhattan and serves as the Design Manager for Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
After winning the regional Musical Theatre Initiative competition, Dominic was invited to perform at The Kennedy Center as a member of the 2018 fellowship during the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Previous performance credits include In the Heights with College of the Sequoias (Usnavi), The Full Monty with StageWorks Fresno (Malcolm), Ordinary Days with the Organic Theatre Factory (Warren), and Singin' in the Rain with Good Company Players (Cosmo).
As director, Dominic helmed six productions produced at Selma Arts Center (SAC) in his hometown of Selma, California including Spring Awakening, 35mm, a Musical Exhibition, Heathers the Musical, and In the Heights. He is the Marketing Director, and Graphic Designer for SAC and makes use of all his abilities to further the company and help cultivate the local arts scene.
When he is not so busy chasing inspiration, Dominic can be found rapping along to Hamilton, catching a show, or feeding his latest Netflix binge. Whether it's on the stage or behind a MacBook Dominic enjoys using his passion for theatrics and unique sense of humor to come up with creative solutions that entice and excite, and he prefers to do this with an optimistic disposition. After all, “life is short, and I want to have smile wrinkles."
For projection design or rentals, select visual packages are available for rent. Please email for availability, pricing and full package details. For custom design please send an email with a brief description of your project.
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Adobe Creative Suite
Figure 53 QLab
California State University, Fresno
SELECTED DESIGN Achievements
2018 Communication Arts Design Competition
Finalist (Carrie the Musical)
2018 Adobe Design Achievement Awards
Semifinalist (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
Semifinalist (Almost Like Praying)
Semifinalist (Carrie the Musical)
Semifinalist (PopCulture.gif Series II)
2017 Adobe Design Achievement Awards
Semifinalist (Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play)
2017 American Advertising Awards (National - New Orleans)
Gold (Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play)
2016 American Advertising Awards (Regional - San Francisco)
Gold (12 Angry Men - Artwork)
2016 American Advertising Awards (Local - Fresno)
Best in Show, Gold (12 Angry Men - Artwork)
2013 BroadwayWorld SF Awards
Best Scenic Design (Les Miserables)
Stage Directors and Choreographers Society - Design Manager (2018-present)
Indie Chameleon Inc. - Chief Design Officer (2018-present)
Freelance Graphic Designer (2016-present)
TeeRico by Lin-Manuel Miranda - Artist (2016-present)
Marketing Plus - Jr. Graphic Designer (2013-2016)
StageWorks Fresno - Graphic Designer (2013-2017)
Children's Musical Theatreworks Fresno - Graphic Designer (2013)
California Creative Group - Graphic Designer (2012-2013)
Aaron David Gleason
California State University, Fresno
Children's Musical Theatreworks, Fresno
Fresno Pacific University
Fresno State Opera Theatre
Good Company Players
Indie Chameleon, Inc.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Marketing Plus Fresno
New Orleans Theatre Factory
Pace Press & Quill Driver Books
Roger Rocka's Dinner Theater
Rolando Sanz and the Young Artists of America
Selma Arts Center
Stage Directors and Choreographers Society