ABOUT RENEE

MEDICINA Designs is the platform for the art of Renee Hope, jewelry designer and producer, contractor for costume jewelry and costume pieces, and Props permitee with IATSE in Vancouver BC.

MEDICINA Designs began in summer of 2009 under the name Medicine Productions on Salt Spring Island in BC, Canada. By autumn of that year, Renee moved in Vancouver, BC to take her jewelry business to the next level, opening two shops on Etsy, namely Medicine Productions (and the other one being a Bridal Line called Wedding Originals).

As business flourished the name was changed to MEDICINA Designs, offering earrings, chokers, hair clips and head pieces, traditional First Nations crafts and ceremonial items like Smudge Fans and Medicine Bags/Pouches, as well as expanding into Head Chains and Body Chains, necklaces, crowns/tiaras, bracelets/cuffs.

This website was created to tie in with In celebration of Renee Hope’s success doing contract work creating headpieces and accessories with two television shows for Disney/ABC called Once Upon A Time and Once Upon A Time in Wonderland. As the programs air with her pieces, this website will post the personal images she has for these contracted items. Renee also was contracted to make 3 pieces of costume jewelry for the feature Film WARCRAFT by Universal Pictures due to release in 2016. Images of her pieces cannot be public until the film is released. She worked on her first Feature Film in Spring 2015 as Assistant Props and also completed a crown for an upcoming display at Disney World Orlando.

In connection with her success Renee is now to working in Props and Props Building as a Permitee with the Union for the Industry – IATSE. She has been given a Props & Props-Builder permit, after acquiring her prerequisites for this and some extra courses as well to help her get her foot in the door with the Union. Here is an update of her Resume main points and certifications.

SUMMARY

· Entrepreneur : Custom jewelry and accessories, and leather crafts

– Contractor : builder of costume jewelry/accessories/props

· Permitee : for IATSE for PROPS and PROPS-BUILDING

 

WORK

EXPERIENCE

· Summer 2009-Present : Entrepreneur at MEDICINA Designs – handmade jewellery, hair accessories, crowns, leather crafts, costume tops/head pieces

· Summer 2013 – Spring 2014 : made 10 pieces of Costume jewellery/accessories/props for DISNEY/ABC TV shows ONCE UPON A TIME  Season 3 and Once Upon A Time in WONDERLAND Season 1·

– Spring 2014 – made 3 pieces of costume jewellery for Feature Film WARCRAFT

– Spring 2015 – Assistant Props for Feature Film The Unified Theory of Everything

– Summer 2015 – created Crown for public display at Disney World Orlando at Hollywood Studios themepark

– Fall 2015 – On-Set Props for ABC TV show Once Upon A Time Season 5

– Fall 2015 – On-set Props for CBS TV show The 100 Season 3

   

EDUCATION
AND
TRAINING

BA Philosophy/Religion

BA Political Science

CFSC/CRFSC – Canadian Firearms Safety Course – Silvercore – August 2014

Firearms Safety Level 1 – Actsafe  – Sept 2014

PAL – Firearms Licence – Restricted & Non-Restricted – January 2015

Motion Picture Industry Orientation Course– Capilano University– Feb 2015

Film and Television Safety Awareness – Actsafe – March 2015

WHMIS – Actsafe – March 2015

Occupational First Aid Level 2 – Traumatech – May 2015

Cardiac Arrest Management Course – Actsafe – on course Waiting List

Sculpture and Prosthetics Course – Summer 2015 – polymer clay sculture & pouring molds

 

SKILLS

Art Tools  – Mixed Media, Sculpture, Soldering, Dremel, Sewing, Painting

Interpersonal  –Excellent Communication, Team player, Respectful and Polite

Creative – Artistically skilled, High quality craftsmanship, Collaborative

Practical – Learns quickly, Meets tight deadlines, Adaptable, Organized

References available upon Request

To interview for contracts or to see her private images of her portfolio not able to be displayed publically please contact Renee at medicinadesigns@gmail.com

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If you would like to connect more with MEDICINA Designs on social media just click onto these links:

ETSY Online Shop: http://www.medicinadesigns.etsy.com

INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/medicinadesigns

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/Medicina.designs

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/MEDICINAdesigns

TUMBLR: https://www.medicinadesigns.tumblr.com

WORDPRESS: https://www.stylefuture.wordpress.com to see my styleblog

REBEL MOUSE: social media feed – https://www.rebelmouse.com/medicina

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