October 28, 1969 |
Early life and education
He is a certified member of the German Chamber of Handicrafts, after a three-year apprenticeship as a carpenter in 1989.
Graduated from the Polytechnic of Art at Husum, Germany in 1992, with a Bachelor of fine art and design.
Mr. Beese's extensive training in Interior Architecture and Production Design led to his forming the company beesign-production design in 1995. Mr. Beese has done production design for feature films, TV and commercials as well as having designed shows, fairs, exhibitions and sets for stage and screen in Europe and the United States.
Beese opened his Los Angeles branch of beesign in 2000, and served as Production Designer on films such as Asylum Days (2001), Purple Heart (2005), Hollywood Dot Com (2007), The Great Commission (2003), The Trial (2002), Fear Within (2004) and Natural Selection (2003). His client list includes NBCUniversal, Syfy, Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, Sony, Showtime and WDR Cologne.
Stefan Beese produced a new main stage face-lift and overall production design for the New Orleans Essence Music Festival in 2008. His Stage Design for the 2009 Essence Music Festival earned him the Live Design Excellence and Music Design Award in 2009.
Since 2008 Beese has been the Production Designer for the Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans, LA, for which he began curating large-scale, site-specific art installations. Two of his own installations, The Passage and the Eco Container Lounge, have become fixtures at Voodoo. The Eco Container Lounge earned him the Live Design Excellence Award in 2011.
In 2012, five years after producing the Pink Project in collaboration with GRAFT, Beese served as the Production Designer for Brad Pitt’s “A Night to Make It Right” fundraising gala in New Orleans, which raised over $5 million to support its mission to build safe, affordable, andsustainable homes in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward.
Finalist Best Concert Design for H20 Music Festival Live Design Excellence Award 2013
Finalist Corporate Event for A Night To Make It Right Live Design Excellence Award 2013
Winner of The Music Design Award for the production design of the Essence Music Festival 2009
- Prestel USA - "Architecture in Times of Need" (2009) ISBN 3-7913-4276-2
- Stefan Beese at the Internet Movie Database
- Make It Right Official Site http://www.makeitrightnola.org/mir_SUB.php?section=pink&page=team