Our Team

Brad McDonald

CEO

          After graduating from the University of New Mexico, Brad started his design career in residential and commercial design with local firms. In 1991, he moved to California to join Walt Disney Imagineering, working on projects from the design studio to the field.  His portfolio encompasses theaters, hotels, and office buildings as well as THEA Award-Winning themed attractions, rides, and restaurants. As a result of his collaborative and freelance work, Brad created Reveal Studio in 2003, bringing his design experience and keen insight to the environmental needs of both interior and exterior spaces. Brad’s combined experience and rapport with clients has proven successful in a variety of projects ranging from full scale theme parks, to industrial buildings and office workplace solutions. His award-winning projects include a renovation of the historic Angelus Temple in Echo Park, the Veteran’s Park Club House in Bell, and a collection of unique and thoughtful residences—one of which was featured on the Holmes Show. Most recently, he brought his artistic vision to the table for our Economic Opportunity Zone as the Principal Designer.

Al DiNoble

Executive Management Consultant

        Al DiNoble is instrumental in guiding our vision for Reveal Studio.  Al’s extensive experience in the music and advertising industries brings a unquiet perspective to the projects and design direction.  

Ann Corcoran

CFO

        Ann is the most important person to know here at Reveal Studio!  She is our financial Wizard!  she manages our business affairs, maintains finances and is responsible for overseeing our business model as we navigate through the current evolving market. Previous to joining Reveal Studio, her role as an educator, prepared her for keeping our studio on track.        

Angela Kreitlow

Executive Operations Manager

          With over 10 years of experience in office management, Angela works directly with Brad McDonald to ensure that our daily operations run smoothly. Her previous experience includes management roles for companies such as Dekor LA, Built Inc., and Ligne Roset furniture company.
          Angela’s ardent organization skills define the structural backbone of RSI, keeping our studio and management team efficient. When she is not managing the team at Reveal, she is running after her one year old daughter.

Heidi Hirsch

Director of Project Development

          With over thirty-two years in the design industry as an experienced creative producer, project and design manager, art director, interior designer, and production designer-Heidi has contributed to theme park projects across the globe. For RivaCreative USA, she worked on the design teams as Design Manager in Interiors for their THEA Award-Winning Motiongate Theme Park and Bollywood Theme Park in Dubai. As a Walt Disney Imagineer, she worked with the design teams of Splash Mountain in Florida, Mickey’s ToonTown, Disneyland Paris, and MGM Studio Tours. Here at Reveal Studio, Heidi’s extensive and unique background has enriched every aspect of the design process. 

Jim Ward

Principal Architect & BLUEist Instructor

          Jim graduated from Arizona State University in 1970 and spent ten years as a commissioned officer in the US Army Reserve Corps of Engineers. In the 1980’s, Jim was the principal at Varney Sexton Lunsford Aye Associates in Phoenix, where he designed many municipal buildings. In 1991, he became a certified AutoCAD instructor, working with the Southwest division of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) until 2008. There, he evangelized the use of AutoCAD, leading the effort to train and distribute access to AutoCAD across the command. Here at Reveal Studio, Jim provides training for our BLUEist Training Facility, and as a Principal Architect, guides our architectural design team to success. Most recently, he has provided leadership and knowledge for our Economic Opportunity Zone Project.

Jason Gant

Principal Architect & BLUEist Instructor

          With over 15 years of experience in the architectural, engineering, and construction industries, Jason provides a depth of knowledge and experience to our team. Before joining Reveal Studio, he obtained a Master’s in Architecture from Tulane University, earning his Architecture License in California. From there, his career has led to hospital, power plant, hydroelectric, educational, laboratory, parking structure, dormitory, high-rise and mid-rise residences, mixed-use, commercial, and renovation projects, involving himself in all phases of the architectural design process. Here at Reveal Studio, he provides training through our BLUEist Training facility as a certified AutoDesk Instructor. His expertise in Revit, NavisWorks, and AutoCAD provides deep technical knowledge in each project he works on. Most recently, his technical aptitude and eye for detail has significantly advanced our Economic Opportunity Zone project, piloting our team as Lead Project Architect and BIM Manager

Fred Bode

Chief Creative Director

          Fred’s responsibilities include overseeing all creative development for the themed entertainment portfolio. Under Fred’s guidance, current projects include, themed attractions, all location-based entertainment, style guides and product development for client I.P. holdings and original content.
          Prior to joining the team at RSI, Fred as Executive Creative Director, Global Themed Entertainment at Warner Bros. Entertainment, led the design and execution of the multi-award winning $1.4B Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi UAE theme park and WB Abu Dhabi hotel.
          Most notably, as the official Character Art artist personally selected by J.K. Rowling, he held the esteemed role of sole studio ambassador, liaison and agent for character art development for the Harry Potter global consumer products merchandising and development.

Zofia Kostyrko

Senior Art Director

          Zofia is a passionate, experienced, and driven concept designer, artist, and art director with over 25 years of experience in themed experience design. Starting her career in Disney Imagineering, her talent and dedication led her to projects all over the world from Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida, to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, and to MotionGate Theme Park in UAE, just to name a few. Zofia’s incredible design work contributed to Disney’s THEA Award for Excellence in 2000 for Animal Kingdom, and the 2001 Award for the EPCOT Millenium Village. Beginning in 2000, she went independent to begin bringing her artistic vision to the world by working with community groups, non-profits, and government organizations in addition to her extensive contributions to the themed experience sector. Here at Reveal Studio, she led our teams’ creative pursuits in our most recent Economic Opportunity Zone project, pushing designers to think outside the box every step of the way

Julia Melendres

Architectural Facility Designer

         Graduating from California Polytechnic University, Pomona, and quickly diving into the world of architecture, Julia has a strong background of tying story and meaning into every project she touches. Before joining Reveal Studio, Inc., Julia worked for a variety of architectural studios, including Bassenian & Lagoni, as well as Leo A Daly, developing her knowledge in the healthcare, higher education, and entertainment sectors of the architectural world. Upon joining the Reveal Studio team, her passion for projects that make a difference has enhanced many of our endeavors, especially during her role as Facility Architectural Designer on our most recent Economic Opportunity Zone project. Passionate about having a positive impact on her world, Julia provides phenomenal perspective and drive in every aspect of our team projects.

Dee Mead

Architectural Facility Designer, IT Support

          Dee is a facility designer for our residential projects as well as well as our first line of defense for our computer and software needs. Dee provides in-house support along with Peter Reilly, our “IT Guy” for all things computers, software, and AV needs. You will often hear. “Hey Dee,” echoing through the studio, signaling a cry for help!

Mahshid Abbasalipour

Interior Designer and Architectural Facility Designer

          With a Master’s in Interior Architecture from California Polytechnic University, Pomona, Mahshid incorporates her creative passion in every project she touches. Whether it is during the blue-sky phase or the intricate design and detailing of a project, she enjoys sharing her inspired vision with the world. Here at Reveal Studio, her artistic approach has lent new and original ideas that leave each project a cut above the rest. Most recently her contributions include themed experience designs as well as her role as an architectural designer for our Economic Opportunity Zone Project. With a zeal and love for sharing her artistic ideas, Mahshid brings unique and imaginative angles to many of our team projects.

Nona Dokholian

Senior Interior Designer

          As a Senior Interior and Facility Designer for Reveal Studio, Inc., Nona has worked on a variety of projects including projects for Walt Disney Imagineering, commercial buildings, private residences, the Reveal Studio design space, and entertainment venues. Prior to joining the Reveal Studio design team, Nona created designs for Armadano Design, CWA AIA, Inc. as a Design Project Manager and Chu + Gooding Architects as a 3D Design Modeler. Nona graduated from Woodbury University with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture.

Alexandra Kershner

Project Coordinator

Alex is our Project Coordinator here at Reveal Studio, helping things run smoothly for all of our design team which can be quite the challenge.  She has managed to thrive in the whirlwind pace of project design.  She brings tenacity and enthusiasm to each task.  Her flexibility to spin on a dime is invaluable!  Alex keeps our designer profiles current, our reference library up today and well stocked, our company events organized and is Webmaster to our website and social media presences. Most recently, she has conducted comprehensive research for our Economic Opportunity Zone Projects and during her off hours, she relaxes pursuing her bachelor’s in biology!