DOMINIC GRIJALVA

559.441.3590     domgrijalva@gmail.com     CLOVIS, CA
Dominic Grijalva is an award-winning graphic designer, actor, and an amateur director based in Clovis, California. He is always in the middle of a project and is constantly trying to catch up on sleep. 
As a designer, Mr. Grijalva has worked with multiple notable figures in the Broadway industry including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Billy Porter, Stephanie Klemons, Nick Blaemire, and Kerrigan-Lowdermilk among others. He won a 2017 National ADDY Award for his work on MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY, and has been recognized by Communication Arts, the Adobe Design Achievement AwardsAdobe, 99u, and other organizations as well. Most recently, he served as associate projection designer for IN THE HEIGHTS at The Kennedy Center
This July, he will be relocating to New York City to serve as Design Manager for the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society in Manhattan.
Previous performance credits include IN THE HEIGHTS with College of the Sequoias (Usnavi), and THE FULL MONTY with StageWorks Fresno (Malcolm). 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 this spring. 
As director, Dominic has served in six productions for the Selma Arts Center in his hometown of Selma, California, including SPRING AWAKENING, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, and 35MM, A MUSICAL EXHIBITION. He volunteers his time there frequently and makes use of all his abilities to further the company and cultivate the local performing arts scene.
When he is not so busy chasing inspiration, Dominic can be found rapping along to Hamilton, traveling to catch 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 intrigue, inform and please the senses, and he prefers to do it 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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Design credits
Proficient in
Adobe Creative Suite
Figure 53 QLab
Madmapper Software

Education
California State University, Fresno 
2014-2018 (in pursuit of a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic 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)
2017 American Advertising Awards (Regional - San Francisco)
Gold (Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play)
Silver (StageWorks Fresno 2016 Campaign)
Silver (Brighton Beach Memoirs)
2017 American Advertising Awards (Local - Fresno)
Bronze (StageWorks Fresno 2016 Campaign)
Bronze (Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play)
Bronze (Brighton Beach Memoirs)
2016 Adobe Design Achievement Awards
Semifinalist (12 Angry Men - Artwork)
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)
2015 American Advertising Awards (Local - Fresno)
Gold - Local (Marketing Plus "Power Up Your Marketing") with Marketing Plus
Gold - Local ("Display Wars" by Well*Pict Berries) with Marketing Plus
Adobe Student Representative
Spring 2014 Semester
2013 BroadwayWorld SF Awards
Best Scenic Design (Les Miserables)

Experience 
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)

Collaborators
Aaron David Gleason
Billy Porter
California State University, Fresno
Children's Musical Theatreworks, Fresno
Fresno Pacific University
Fresno State Opera Theatre
Giphy
Good Company Players
Indie Chameleon Music Media, Inc.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Kerrigan-Lowdermilk
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Marketing Plus Fresno
Nazareth Academy
New Orleans Theatre Factory
Nick Blaemire
Pace Press & Quill Driver Books
Roger Rocka's Dinner Theater
Scott Flaherty
Selma Arts Center
Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
Stephanie Klemons
StageWorks Fresno
TeeRico
Zachary Borovay
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