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Chip Limeburner


Dec. 2018 - Apr. 2021

Production Designer – Puzzle Workshop, Irvine

Design of puzzle rooms including narrative, cosmetic, structural, audiovisual, and puzzle elements, providing concept art and technical documents. Further duties including playtest oversight and coordination of a small team of skilled fabricators. Duties carried out remotely with occasional on-site presence.

Projects: Mission to the Stars

Apr. 2018 - Dec. 2018

Designer/Fabricator – Escaparium/Ezkapaz, Montreal

Duties involving the design and jack-of-all trades fabrication of escape games including puzzle, scenic, and prop elements, as well as coordination and supervision of coworkers to ensure the final product is faithful to designs and company standards.

Projects: The Wizard Four and the Book of Black Art, Time Stop Barber Shop,

The Wizard Four and the Rise of Lord Thulsa

Jan. 2016 - Present

Freelance Writer

Published and performed work in the form of short fiction, RPG adventures, and theatrical scripts. Experience integrating descriptive writing, dialogue, and interactive mechanics into unified manuscripts.

Wyrd Games, Steve Jackson Games, Fearless Comedy Productions, Coattail Productions

Jan. 2015 - June 2018

Freelance Scenic Designer

Design and fabrication of sets on a freelance basis for traditional theatre, and immersive installations. Duties including design, planning, budgeting, and fabrication of scenic elements under supervision of theatrical directors and interior designers.

The Soap Factory’s Haunted Basement, West Island Theatre Association, Lakeshore Players Minnesota, Montreal West Children's Library

June 2015 - Dec. 2018

Freelance Theatre Technician

Install and strike of scenic and lighting elements for theatrical productions.

Concordia University, Centaur Theatre, Just For Laughs Festival


Fall 2020 - Present

BFA Computation Arts - Concordia University

Pursuing a condensed degree in computation arts, focusing on technical applications for tangible media and the built environment. 

Summer 2021

Creative Writing I - Themed Entertainment Creative Academy

Taught by Ted Dougherty - Individual course providing an introduction to writing for themed seasonal events, particularly within the context of Halloween. Course covers creative pipeline from drafting initial high concept briefs through show treatments for a variety of linear and self-directed formats. 

Winter 2020

Introduction to Show Control - Themed Entertainment Creative Academy

Taught by Etienne Sainton - Individual course covering subjects relating to the conception, design, development, and execution of show control hardware systems and programming, culminating in the creation of a self-directed project integrating show systems.  

Spring 2017

Environment Design - Syn Studio, Montreal

Taught by Lincoln Hughes – Individual course covering subjects relating to the conception and development of environments, specifically within the context of digital painting for the video games industry.

2012 - 2015

BSc. Neuroscience - McGill University, Montreal

Minor in Cognitive Science with specialization in Computer Science and Linguistics.

Volunteer Experience

Oct. 2016 - Mar. 2019

Board of Directors - Twin Cities Horror Festival, Minneapolis

Member-at-large. The TCHF is an eleven-day live horror performance festival in Minneapolis, MN showcasing talent from theatre, dance, music, and alternative performance. Duties including graphic design, festival curation, sponsorship acquisition, and management.

Technical Skills


Common wood shop tools (drill, drill press, various handheld and table-mounted power saws, router, electric chisel), soldering iron


Trompe l’oeil painting, scenic texture sculpting (plaster, cement, silicone), various illustration media (ink, acrylic, watercolor, digital)


Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, 3D modelling (SketchUp, Blender), Arduino, general experience with various programming languages (Java, C, Python,  HTML/CSS/Javascript), TouchDesigner

Other Skills and Assets


English - Native fluency, French - Working fluency


Dual Canadian-American Citizenship

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