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.
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
Sept. 2018 - Feb 2019
Sept. 2018 - Feb 2019
July 2018 - Feb 2019
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
2012 / NOV
London School of Beauty & Makeup, London, United Kingdom
Certification & Licensing in High Fashion & Photographic Makeup
September 2012 - November 2012