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Inspiration Doesn’t Come Easy

  – By Dave Cooperstein, senior creative designer and Justin Stichter, Attraction Designer / Project Manager Just as a car needs constant input of gas to go, or a city constant input of energy to light the night, a factory of creativity needs constant input of inspiration. Imagining never-before-conceived roller coasters, unique solutions to animal welfare, or… Continue reading.

20 Years Later

– By Dave Cooperstein, senior creative designer July 13, 2018 marked 20 years ago that I started this amazing adventure at PGAV Destinations. And I don’t regret it for a second. Over the past 20 years, I’ve worked with some of the most talented minds in the Themed Entertainment and Attractions industry. They’ve taught me what… Continue reading.

Top 10 Lessons from Basecamp: #3 – #1

   – By Dave Cooperstein, senior creative designer   If you’ve been following my Top 10 Lessons from SketchUp 3D Basecamp posts so far, and you made it through Lesson #4, then you must be ready for my Top 3 Lessons from Basecamp: #3 – Sharing your knowledge makes the world a better place. This… Continue reading.

Top 10 Lessons from Basecamp: #6 – #4

   – By Dave Cooperstein, senior creative designer   If you read my first four Lessons from SketchUp 3D Basecamp, you’re probably waiting with baited breath from some more. So here are Lessons #6 – #4 of the Top 10 Things I Learned at SketchUp 3D Basecamp 2016: #6 – The best tool is the tool… Continue reading.

Top 10 Lessons from Basecamp: #10 – #7

   – By Dave Cooperstein,  senior creative designer   Back in June 2016, thanks to the incredible PGAV Go! program, I had the opportunity to attend SketchUp 3D Basecamp in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. SketchUp Basecamp is held every two years, to gather hundreds of the world’s most avid users of SketchUp, to share ideas, show… Continue reading.

…With a Zombie

   – By Dave Cooperstein, senior creative designer   Recently, I had the opportunity to test out my Top Ten Tips for Escaping a Room. The good news: my advice paid off. For the first time in my short Room Escape career, I was part of a team that SUCCESSFULLY escaped a locked room, without… Continue reading.

Frames of Reference

   – By Dave Cooperstein, senior creative designer   Click the Image below to expand your Frames of Reference. Navigation Tips: Use the Arrow Keys (on-screen, or on your keyboard) to advance the presentation. Having trouble viewing the presentation above? Get the Prezi App from the iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store. Click here to read the… Continue reading.

TOP 20 MOMENTS FROM #PGAVatSUBC

   – By Dave Cooperstein, senior creative designer   I discovered something in August of 2013: Twitter makes traveling even more fun. There’s something about the act of collectively sharing your travel experiences, with whomever is willing to follow, which is exhilarating. Not to mention the added bonus of documenting your trip for posterity. So,… Continue reading.