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George has spent his career since graduating from Carnegie Institute of Technology in designing and painting for the theatre and entertainment industry. His work has involved many venues & projects:

  1. Theatre West, Tucson, Arizona.
  2. Army Pictorial Center, Long Island City, N.Y.
  3. Phoenix Little Theatre, Phoenix, AZ.
  4. Montana State University summer theater.
  5. Assistant to the designer, P.S.I LOVE YOU on Broadway, N.Y.C.
  6. Designer, Scenic Artist, & taught scene painting at Goodman Theater, Chicago, Ill.
  7. Design, Scenic Artist, Peter Wolf Associates, Dallas, Texas, for 10 years.
  8. Taught design technique class, Dallas Theatre Center.
  9. Independent Designer, since 1978.
  10. Marriott's Great America Theme Parks, designed all shows, except one, during 10 yrs of Marriott's ownership.
  11. Knott's Berry Farm, Ice Shows.
  12. Texas 150; ABC nationally aired television special on TEXAS' 150th birthday.
  13. Relocated to San Jose, CA.
  14. Disneyland project.
  15. Re-Designed Hershey Factory Tour, Hershey, PA.
  16. Designed THE CORONATION OF THE QUEEN OF FIESTA Event in San Antonio, TX for over 30 years.
  17. Designed and painted over 55 productions for the Children's Musical Theater San Jose.
  18. Designed trade show exhibits and corporate industrial shows in Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Philadelphia & San Francisco.

George's work has been mostly involved with designing and painting traditional scenery & props. However, he has always found ways of using corrugated cardboard, including as a sculptural medium for decorations at a variety of events and productions.

George believes now is the time for others to discover the advantages of CORTEC Corrugated Cardboard Technology for the Theatre.

George L. Pettit, designer, can be contacted via email at