Founded in 2011, EES Design Studio is owned and operated by Eric Small. Eric’s design approach fuses old-school metal fabrication with modern technologies to deliver unique, top-quality sculptures. Through this approach, EES Design Studio has attracted a team of professional craftsmen and built a reputation as a fabrication powerhouse.
Through consistent design and execution of large-scale projects, EES Design Studio has collaborated with a number of artists, galleries, and public art programs. These clients trust the EES team to bring their grandest ideas to life. Working closely with world-renowned artists, EES Design Studio has built some of the world’s most breathtaking metal art sculptures, from Alice Aycock’s monumental series of twisters to Jen Lewin’s fanciful, interactive installations.
As the founder, Eric is the magic behind EES Design Studio. His fabrication and mechanical background, along with his passion for innovation is the key to our success. He approaches each project with an open mind and brings it to life with an ease that even the most experienced fabricators have to admire.
As the backbone of EES Design Studio, Maxanne guides our strategic planning on a daily, monthly, and yearly basis. Her insight and experience in business management allows us to stay ahead of the curve and prepare for every situation with purpose and grace.
James is the mastermind behind EES Design Studio's in-house CAD team. With a degree in Industrial Design, he can immortalize your napkin sketch into a 3D work of art. His extensive knowledge of the fabrication process is paramount in the proper modeling of each sculpture or fabrication project.
With over a decade of experience in the manufacturing industry as an accounting professional, Sarah's technical expertise ranges from full-charge bookkeeping to project management. She takes pride in her team's work and is devoted to cultivating a positive and efficient atmosphere.
Michael's lifelong fabrication career is an invaluable asset to EES Design Studio. He oversees the daily studio work flow and verifies everyone has what they need to succeed. In our hectic world, he manages to keep the fabrication teams working seamlessly with years of project management experience, while making it look easy.
To fabricate a flawless sculpture, it takes more than your typical fabricator. With a background in music, art, and video production, Leonardo is truly an artist to his core. As our lead fabricator, his eye for design helps guide each decision during the fabrication process ensuring that the artists vision is followed at each phase.
Dane is EES Design Studio's secret weapon. His innate ability to learn any piece of machinery is remarkable and can probably be contributed to his extensive construction background. From CNC plasmas to routers, there is nothing he cannot figure out. With fearless ingenuity, he solves some of our most complicated fabrication questions with ease.
Have you ever met someone so incredibly talented, it almost makes you sick? That's Thomas. With an imagination as wide as the universe and the talent to back it up he is our ace in the hole. From 3D modeling, printing and rendering to set design and prop fabrication, he brings things to life that consistently leave us speechless.