Careers in Event Design

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Celebrity designer, Jes Gordon of jesGORDON | properFUN shares how live events can also be seen as a medium for art in the world. Listen in as she provides details on current industry trends, overview of the DIFFA Dining by Design event, how to discover your personal voice as a designer, and seeking the “WOW” factor from those who attend. This course provides an overview of the event producer’s role and tips on starting out in the industry. Jes also shares details about her upcoming course, Wedding & Event Design.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to work with clients who are actively coming to the table with their own ideas for the event design.
  • Discover tips on current industry trends.
  • Gain knowledge about how to get started as an event designer and resources that are available to your educational growth.

Course Information

Estimated Time: 47 mins

Difficulty: Beginner

CMP Credit Hours:

Jes Gordon

Jes Gordon’s namesake company jesGORDON/properFUN provides high end, personal event design and management with loads of signature style. Her first book, Party Like A Rock Star…The Celebrity Party Planner’s Tips and Tricks For Throwing An Unforgettable Bash provides everyone, regardless of their budget, with the tools to throw the party of their dreams.

Jes stumbled into the industry at only 13 years old as an assistant to a floral designer. She went on to open a contemporary art gallery and flower shop in Taos, New Mexico, and then moved to New Orleans to work on set designs for films, including Interview with a Vampire and Dead Man Walking. In 1992, Jes accepted an offer to become the Events and Décor Director for New York City’s famous Tavern on the Green. Her work there led to private commissions for celebrities including Madonna, Barbara Streisand, and Sean “Diddy” Combs.

Jes has since applied her eye for design and passion for the unexpected to building her own event design and production firm. She has created captivating corporate events for Target, Tommy Hilfiger, Nissan, Budweiser, Rowenta, Swatch, King World Media, Lifetime Channel, among many others. She also continues to dazzle brides and socialites alike with dream-like weddings and private affairs.


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