Employee Spotlight Jeremiah Beatham

Employee Spotlight Jeremiah Beatham

At Kingdom Productions, we design, create and install world-class themed environments, themed dimensional signage and exhibits from concept to completion. We’ve dedicated ourselves to the compassionate investment through the outlay of resources to care for the poor, the widow, the orphans and Christian ministries local or foreign. Our company culture is fueled by the energy of our employees. We pride ourselves on having a workplace that is fun, engaging, and inspiring. Today our Employee Spotlight features, Jeremiah Beatham who has worked as a Designer at Kingdom Productions for 20 months. Find out more about Jeremiah and what he does for Kingdom Productions!

I thoroughly like working in a design-build company where I'm just a wall away from where our designs are being built. – Jeremiah Beatham
What is your day-to-day like at Kingdom Productions? 
I model and render spaces for projects, create new designs, sketch up concepts and execute the floor plans. I also research new builds and inspiration by looking up reference images, software, and materials for future projects.
What do you like most about your job? 
Seeing the process from beginning to end in a project. Starting with an email to a client, where ideas are passed down to me, then we talk with the creative team of what we like and don’t like out of the designs, we send the ideas back to the client, to get the “okay” to move forward with a final design, later hand it over to the shop to execute the design for a finished product. I thoroughly like working in a design-build company where I’m just a wall away from where our designs are being built.
What drew you to Kingdom Productions originally? How has Kingdom Productions changed since you joined?
When I was in school at Cedarville University, Kingdom Productions approached the school looking for a new hire for their company. The professor selected 6 of us to be eligible for this opportunity. Out of the 6 students who were hand chosen, only myself and another student went forth with the thematic project for Kingdom Productions. I enjoyed the hands-on creativity with the project and the thematic above and behind creativity. Kingdom Productions has grown exponentially over the past couple of years. They are refining their design style for a broader audience, more approachable for any venue while taking on larger projects. Instead of only building, we are more involved in the design process and master planning.
What did you want to do growing up?
I wanted to invent items for people and myself. My father was always building and creating things. Whenever we moved he always found a way to build things, he built and designed our first house in Mexico. When I was younger, I always was found building toys for myself. Either it was plastic bottles taped together or using other found objects in and out of the house.
What do you find challenging about your job?
Keeping up with what other people are doing. Most of us have a “tunnel vision” project after project, where the projects start to blend together. Sometimes you need to take a step back and look outside of the box by expanding our boundaries rather than what we are used to.
What has been your favorite project at Kingdom Productions? 
Favorite project is the Starlite Cup an ice cream, espresso bar at the St. Louis Science Center. This was the first time where I was able to take lead in the design of the project. The project had organic shapes, fun angles, and an adventurous feel, which was exciting to design for.