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Above the Clouds

About Me

My name is Maddi Ponko,

and I create things.

I graduated from The Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Fashion Marketing and Management with a concentration in branding and visual arts.

In 2012, I chose to study abroad, alongside my existing course work for SCAD. I lived in London, England and completed two programs for additional education. While I was across the pond, I earned my license and certification in High Fashion and Photographic Makeup from The London School of Beauty and Makeup and received my certification in Fashion Styling from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

After commuting for fashion and film production events for nearly two years, I moved to Brooklyn, NY full-time in early 2017 to pursue my career in events. From there, I have expanded my freelance production career to various parts of the creative industry, such as New York Fashion Week, Love Rocks NYC, Frieze Art Fair, and more.

My job titles range from Backstage Manager, to Scenic Installation Manager, to Talent Manager. I'm open to all avenues and of this industry, and frankly, love the variety, or rather, insanity of it all.

In 2019, I began working as a Studio Manager for a Wedding and Special Event Florist. After a few months, I began freelancing as a florist with the company, while managing logistics and production. From there, I have branched into creative installations and floral design as well.

That being said, I'm very passionate about all I do, and I'm currently open for booking.


Work Experience

Backstage Manager, IMG for NYFW, Spring Studios, Gallery 1, NYC

Freelance Florist, Weddings, Installations, etc.


Studio Manager, Hellabloom, NYC


​Product Fair Floor Coordinator, Star Chefs, Brooklyn, NY

​AssistantTalent Manager, Love Rocks NYC, Beacon Theatre, NYC


​Talent Wrangler, Love Rocks NYC, Beacon Theatre, NYC


Production Assistant, World Science Festival, NYC


Hospitality Manager, Live Nation with Hilton Hotels for Jake Owen, Houston, TX


​Stage Manager, Brooklyn Tech, Gucci Summit, Brooklyn, NY


​​​Backstage Manager, IMG for NYFW, Industria Studios, NYC


​Event Staff, Events by Choice, NYC


​Event Staff, Citadel Security Agency, NYC


Production Assistant, Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, NYC


Talent Wrangler, Ru Paul’s Drag Con, NYC


​​Assistant Office Organizer, Frieze Art Fair, NYC


Stage Manager, Scott Sharrard & Friends Tribute Show, Irving Plaza, NYC


Production Assistant, Tibet House, Carnegie Hall, NYC


Hospitality Manager, Live Nation with Hilton Hotels for Cheat Codes, NYC


Production Assistant, Live Nation with Hilton Hotels for Beck, Spring Studios, NYC


Production Assistant, Pathway to Paris, Carnegie Hall, NYC


​Project Lead Coordinator, IMG for NYFW, Clarkson Sq & Spring Studios, NYC 


Freelance Production Assistant, LDJ for NYFW, Moynihan Station, NYC 


Virtual Arcade Crew Member, Tribeca Film Festival, Spring Studios, NYC 

Feb. 2019 - Present


Nov 2019 - Present


July 2019 - Feb 2022

Sept. 2017 - March 2020



2018- 2021


June 2019


May 2019


April 2019


Sept. 2018 - Feb 2019


Sept. 2018 - Feb 2019


July 2018 - Feb 2019


November 2018


September 2018


March 2018


March 2018


March 2018


​January 2018


​December 2017


​November 2017


​Sept. 2017 - Oct. 2017


April 2016 - April 2017

Feb. 2016 - Sept. 2017



2014 / NOV

Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, Georgia, USA

Fashion Marketing and Management, BFA

September 2010 - November 2014

2012 / DEC

Central Saint Martins College of Art, London, United Kingdom

Certification in Fashion Styling

December 2012

2012 / NOV

London School of Beauty & Makeup, London, United Kingdom

Certification & Licensing in High Fashion & Photographic Makeup

September 2012 - November 2012


Contact Me

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