Adam has a BFA in Industrial Design from RISD. He worked for a short time in Film & TV, eventually becoming a production designer before founding Square Design and transitioning into the world of experiential activations. He enjoys golf, motorcycles, IPA’s and his 3-year-old daughter.
SULLY ROSS – Head of Production
Sully matches his well-honed skills as an artist and builder with years of experience as a social worker and activist, which explains a lot about his approach to management (trust us). Addicted to multi-tasking, he manages to insert himself into most aspects of our work, whether anyone wants him there or not. When not working, he's still actually working (or maybe singing showtunes).
JAYSON DEBELLIS – Head of Operations
Jayson holds a BFA in Film Production from the University of Colorado. Before starting at Square Design, Jayson worked as a prop master and set decorator in film and tv (after a brief alternate career as an Executive Chef). Jayson first joined us as a fabricator before moving into the administrative side of things. When not making sure his colleagues have what they need to make their creative endeavors, Jayson enjoys cooking, taking things apart, and his Alaskan Malamute.
LUKE PERRIN - Head of Accounts
Luke joined Square Design in 2010.
JOSHUA CURDTS – Account Manager
Joshua was born in Philadelphia, but cut his teeth in East Texas. With an education in Communications/Small Business Development, he worked various production jobs before transitioning to business-focused endeavors in the snowboarding and fashion industry. He joined Square Design in 2014. When not working, he can be found surfing out his Rockaway backyard.
HALLEY JEAN BUCKHAM – Account Manager
Halley Jean graduated from Adelaide Centre of the Arts, Australia. For many years, she specialized in design and construction for festivals, tours, and events as well as site management nationally and internationally, only to run away with Circus Oz to be a producer. After working with incredible artists and designers, she decided to chase her dreams to New York City, where she accidentally landed at Square Design Inc and loves it!
Dave graduated with a BFA in Industrial Design from Parsons School of Design in 2012. He has 10 years of experience working as a furniture and cabinetmaker, specializing in high-end custom. He joined Square in 2017. He doesn’t take days off, but if he did he would probably go fishing.
JOE VENTRE – Project Manager
Joe comes to Square Design with 7 years of experience in the set fabrication world in New York and Los Angeles. In addition, Joe also has a strong background in residential construction trades. He enjoys long walks to the Bodega, and his star sign is a stop sign.
KRISTEN COBURN - Project Manager
Kristen has been with Square Design since 2015. She has a degree in Art History and Sculpture from The Ohio State University. Before 2015, she worked in multiple art, design, and construction capacities. When not at Square, she is invested in the New York art scene and enjoys biking, hiking, and a cold whiskey ginger.
LUKE GELLER - Project Manager
After Luke received his BFA in ceramics and printmaking from Alfred University he worked in the objects department of an art restoration company in Seattle. He moved home to New York where he worked as a cabinet maker as well as a bartender before joining Square Design in 2018. His mother is very proud.
ARTHUR BRATES - Designer
Arthur holds a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the City College of New York. Before starting at Square Design, he worked as a design engineer for a small manufacturing firm in Brooklyn, as well as a part-time woodworker and fabricator. When he’s not at work, Arthur can be found shredding around Brooklyn on his skateboard or else at home tending to his scrapes and bruises.
CRAWFORD SUAREZ - Designer
Crawford has a Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Central Florida. After graduating from UCF, he moved up to Brooklyn to work for Square Design Inc. and to eventually go to grad school within New York. His interest lies in archviz and pushing the boundaries of technology within the world of design.
SOPHIE EPSTEIN - Designer
Sophie joined Square Design in 2019 and holds a BA from NYU’s Gallatin School. Sophie enjoys designing edible sculptural objects and drawing 3-D models that are impossible to build in reality.
MAXIME BAYOL – Purchasing/Facility Manager
Max was born and raised in the south of France. At 18, he moved to LA to skate without knowing a word of English. He enjoyed stints in Rio de Janeiro, Paris, and London, moving through different industries, always with the utmost passion and dedication. In 2015, he dropped into Square Design and quickly proved indispensable, eventually becoming the backbone of all things logistics (but still making time to catch waves before work).
MARC CEFALU – Head of Electric Department
Possessing degrees in both studio art and civil engineering, Marc is a master of blending technical precision and aesthetic judgement. He also excels at anything and everything electrical. A jack of all trades, he can be found on various Long Island beaches in his free time.
LAURA SERMAN – Head of Scenic Department
Laura has been working professionally with artists and designers since 2006. She specializes in alternative materials + solutions, and making the things pretty. When Laura’s not working for Square, she’s working on her own art + design projects.
NICK DAYTON – Head of Digital Fabrication
Nick attained an Associates Degree in Digital Game Design through which he learned to produce high-quality 3-D models, renders, and animations. While attending college, Nick worked as a Pizza Chef / Restaurant Manager, which eventually lead him to the modern home of great pizza, NYC! Nick has a love of all things technology, CNC Routers, 3D printing, computer controlled lighting, robotics, and other electronically controlled devices! Outside of work he enjoys, backpacking, cooking, and gaming with his friends.
AARON LUTZ-KINOY - Carpenter
Born and bred in Flatbush, Aaron bagged a philosophy degree before finding his common sense at woodworking and construction. Joining forces with an Irish cabinet maker in the Navy Yards, Aaron fabricated and installed fine cabinetry and all sorts of architectural millwork in the homes of the rich and famous before expanding into the scenic freelance world. He brings his fluency in impossible deadlines and feats of logic to the crew at Square Design. When he’s not ripping boards with the Square squad, you can find him in the woods with his family making fires and building forts.
ERIC XUE – Head of Metal Department
Eric Xue began his career as a maker at Penland School of Crafts, eventually leading him to architectural and custom metal fabrication in New York City. Graduating from Pratt Institute with an MFA in Urban Placemaking and Management, he is invested in how physical aspects of our public urban spaces may influence our daily experience. His favorite tool is the file.
JEFF MEDINA - Chief Carpenter
After moving from Ecuador in 2002, Jeff began his woodworking career assembling cabinets at a factory in Brooklyn. His apparent attention to detail and quick mastery of advanced fabrication and finishing techniques propelled him to swiftly rise through the ranks, eventually moving to a high-end furniture shop in Red Hook, Brooklyn. There he managed all stages of custom work done for a variety of clients; including Michael Bloomberg, Jay-Z, and Michael Strahan. Jeff Joined Square Design in 2018 and continues to teach and produce excellence.
JOHNNY STROM - Carpenter
Skinny Johnson is a sleeveless, dusty long-hair from the dry and mighty Arizona desert. He got his start building skate ramps down in the valley and thinning forest land up north. Upon moving to New York in 2013, he tended bar until landing a position at Square in 2016. He hasn’t looked back since.