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Koncept Design Group
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Aaron King
Principal

"Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated."
-Paul Rand, Designer

Aaron King has the right eye for diverse color palettes, sophisticated fabrics and patterns, and the talent to convert any space into an unforgettable oasis.
Aaron takes his more than 15 years of experience to the next level as he is able to capture the essence of any space that not only caters to his clients but also appeals to everyone who visits them.

Born and raised in Southern California, Aaron attended Cal State University Fullerton where he majored in Communications with an emphasis in Radio Television/ Film Production and minored in Theatre. It was in college that his talent began to blossom. While there, he collaborated with the Special Make-Up FX team at Knott’s Berry Farm, working with prosthetic make-up fabrication and application for their annual “Halloween Haunt” event. After three seasons, Aaron accepted the position of park wide Propmaster. During his 15 seasons with Knott’s, Aaron became Prop Shop Manager and Buyer for the Tony Award Winning South Coast Repertory Theatre located in the heart of Orange County California. It was here that Aaron gained the tremendous experience that he credits to his success.  Being in charge of annual budgets in excess of $ 2 million dollars, as well as collaborating with Theatrical, Television & Film Set Designers, it is no surprise that Aaron’s spaces exude an air of sophistication, tranquility and confidence, while always maintaining the client’s budget. Aaron’s theatre and film experience have allowed him to gain a unique appreciation for all types of media, art and time-periods.

After his long tenure with South Coast Repertory Theatre, and Art Directing theme park attractions like “Movie Magic” for Universal Studios Japan with Steven Spielberg along with working on numerous feature film projects like “Dante’s Peak” Directed by James Cameron, “The Scorpion King” directed by Chuck Russell, and “The Firm” directed by Sydney Pollack, Aaron launched his own Production Company, Koncept Design Group, where he and his staff specialize in all types of production including, interior design for the corporate/hospitality industry, high-end residential and entertainment industry. Aaron and his team have collaborated with many leaders in the industry as Art Director for DreamWorks Entertainment, Disney, The Style Network, Digital Domain, Lyon Studios, Caudill & Associates and numerous Red Carpet events for E! Entertainment Television.  Koncept Design Group has also designed commercials for, L'Oreal, National Car Rental, Skil Tools, Bosch, Key Bank and many more.

The highlight in Aaron’s career came when he was honored with an EMMY Award for Outstanding Art Direction for the nationally acclaimed stage production of Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby, which aired on the A&E Network. Such credibility sets Aaron and his company Koncept Design Group apart from other designers. His memorable presence, patient demeanor, exquisite taste and international flair make it possible for him to undertake and accomplish any design task.  His work overseas in London, the British Virgin Islands, Monaco, Korea, and Canada has given him plenty of inspiration when creating new and innovative spaces. Aaron has designed interior layouts for more than 30 hotels, corporate venues, and premier residences as well as over 80 production sets: including film, theater, commercials, and TV shows. His spaces have become staples across the country, not only have they attracted large audiences but they have caught the attention of famous photographers, movie directors, location scouts and writers.  One of his signature accomplishments remains the Glow Bar at the Marina Del Rey Marriott which was featured in the Los Angeles Times as“one of the classiest places in L.A.”

Aaron loves to use his imagination and passion to “make the old things new again.” If this Designer/Producer/Writer couldn’t be busy enough, he continues to make a difference in his community by launching Spiritualgasstation.com where everyone is invited to explore spiritual information that can make a difference in one’s life. He continues to be inspired by his wife, of 20 years, and their talented son, where they enjoy surfing, camping, racquetball, watching movies, traveling, yoga, and mediation. His professional memberships include, The Art Directors Guild, I.A.T.S.E, The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, serving on the Board of Directors for Christ Church Unity and Cubmaster of Pack 1294. Aaron and his talented forward focused team at Koncept Design Group continue to develop and integrate new design techniques and ideas into all that they do. His passion for life and new experiences continue to propel him into an exciting and fantastic future. 

 

 

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