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Casey Miller

 

Hello! I'm a designer and fabricator, primarily working with puppets, props, kinetic sculpture, and mechanisms; I currently work as a Soft Goods Model Maker at LAIKA Studios in Hillsboro, OR. I've designed and built puppets for the Muppets, Sesame Street, Hong Kong Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and many other clients. In the past I have been a regular contractor at Puppet Heap in Hoboken, NJ and at the Jim Henson Company in both New York City and Burbank, CA. At these shops I have had the opportunity to be involved in virtually every aspect of design and creation. Because much of my experience has been in small shops, I have developed a well-rounded skill set that includes (but is not limited to):

 

  • character design with Illustrator, Photoshop, and Painter

  • mold-making and casting

  • foam patterning, carving, and fabrication

  • draping puppet skins and costumes

  • dying and treating furs and fabrics

  • mech design and construction

  • clay sculpting

  • digital modeling and texturing with Cinema 4D and ZBrush

  • 3D-printing with industrial machines

  • surface finishing and painting

  • hand and machine sewing

  • Machine embroidery

  • Fabric printing

I am always learning new skills, developing old skills, and adapting to the needs of each new project. If you have an idea that you'd like me to help you with, please get in touch! 

Education

  • 2010    CSU, Fullerton

    • Summa Cum Laude
       

Projects

with LAIKA​
 

  • Wildwood (upcoming feature film) Soft Goods Model Maker


with Puppet Heap
 

  • The Muppets Most Wanted (feature film) Intern

  • The Muppets Take the Hollywood Bowl (live stage performance) Fabricator

  • The Muppets present Great Moments in American History (live daily performance at Walt Disney World) Fabricator, Mech Designer/Modeler

  • Que Monstro Te Mordeu? (Brazilian children's TV show) Fabricator

  • Wildwoods (Irish/Australian children's TV show) Designer, Fabricator

  • Terry Fator (live in Las Vegas) Fabricator

  • Marvie (youtube host for Sesame Studios) Props Modeller/Texture Artist

  • TaskMonsters (TV Pilot/screen test) Fabricator

  • Various Muppet commercials and appearances Fabricator

with The Jim Henson​ Co. 

  • Sesame Street (seasons 46, 48, and 49) Fabricator

  • World of Coca-Cola (walk-around polar bears) Fabrication and Maintenance

  • The Secret Silk (Princess Cruise Lines onboard musical) Fabricator

  • Cool Ridge: Crafted by Nature (TV ad) Fabricator

  • Cox Gigablast Superbowl ad Designer

  • The Happytime Murders (feature film) Designer

  • The Furchester Hotel (British Children's TV show) Fabricator

  • Bjaarne Melgaard (installation artist) Fabricator

  • Feltbags (TV pilot) Mech Designer/Fabricator

Credits

The Muppets Most Wanted 

Sesame Street Season 46 

Sesame Street Season 48

Sesame Street Season 49

The Furchester Hotel

The Happytime Murders