CEO of Theory11.com (Excerpt from Theory11 web site)
A prodigy, a whiz kid, and one of the hardest working men in magic. Jonathan Bayme's passion for magic was ignited at age five after watching a performance by David Copperfield in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina.
By 13, he was headlining theatrical performances in the southeast USA to sold out audiences. Bayme finished high school two years early and began producing projects for some of the most respected names in magic. In August of 2007, he founded theory11 alongside eleven of magic's most influential artists.
The site accelerated to the forefront of the magic community, creating an educational environment that reaches 500,000 members around the world. theory11 has energized and inspired a new generation of magicians, from Marines in uniform to students who use magic as a means to build confidence, self-esteem, and a reputation among peers.
Bayme serves as CEO of theory11, strategist for The United States Playing Card Company, and a writer and consultant to legendary illusionist David Copperfield.
Bayme has consulted and collaborated with JJ Abrams, Neil Patrick Harris, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Saturday Night Live, Lionsgate, Warner Bros, and NBC. In 2015, Bayme co-created and produced The Magician at The NoMad with Dan White in New York. The show has been featured in Vanity Fair, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and 12 times on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon - with the show itself sold out months in advance.
In March 2016, Bayme worked alongside David Copperfield, David Blaine, and 9 Congressmen to spearhead and promote HR642, a Congressional Resolution that formally establishes magic as an artform for the first time in history. In October 2018, Bayme produced The Magic Show at The Roosevelt in Hollywood, California, with early features on Ellen and Good Morning America.
Host Dan McElhattan III
Dan is our Vice President of AIGA Las Vegas, a Founding Member, and past Board Advisor to AIGALV, Current Professor of Design at College of Southern Nevada (CSN),Board Advisor for AIGA/CSN Student Group, Owner of M3AD.
Known in Las Vegas for his design work and consulting Dan's client experiences lists like a Hollywood red carpet affair. He started at Sideout Sport designing apparel for Pro-Beach Volleyball Player Sinjin Smith(First on AVP tour to reach 1 million in winnings/earnings), He designed for King of The Beach and Miramar Brands. His Beach Volleyball design for Mikasa is number one selling recreational volleyball in their history. He named Nevada Dance Theater in Nevada Ballet Theatre, Named the Restaurant Cili at Bali Hai Golf Course for then Managing Chef Wolfgang Puck and Business Entrepreneur Bill Walters. He named and worked on the creative team to launch and create ThreeSquare food bank. Westwood Studios now part of Electronic Arts, he designed packaging and game logos for Nox, Red Alert2, BladeRunner and Dune.
More recently he named the UK Vitamin Supplement Altrient and directed commercials with CrossFit Athlete Cheryl Brost, and ABC's Dancing With the Stars Champion Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and Penn & Teller for their support in AFAN Aids Awareness. Dan's logo design work has been published in over 45 international design books and he has designed over 1,000 identity and brand campaigns.
AIGA Las Vegas
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