This is an archive of Rudy’s Web site, which Demian designed and programmed in 2005.
Demian shot many of the photos, and also retouched all of them.
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Rudolph Gillespie Decorative Arts
Rudy’s Experience

Here is a chronology of Rudy’s work experience, which informs his present day creations.

  • Sales: Pindler & Pindler Fabrics (showroom), San Francisco, CA - 1980-81
  • Decorating, Sales: Cinnamon Toast design and retail, San Francisco, CA - 1982-83
  • Painter, Decorative Muralist, Faux Finisher: San Francisco, CA - 1983-1986
          Notable murals:
                Café des Artes- San Francisco, CA
                Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Hayward, CA
  • Instructor: Short Center, Sacramento, CA - 1987-89
          Taught arts skills training for developmentally disabled adults
          Created salable merchandise to represent the program
  • Restored a Spanish Style Residence: Long Beach, CA - 1990
          Utilized plaster and faux finishes
  • Counselor, Case Manager: Columbia River Mental Health, Vancouver, WA - 1992-95
          Job coach for chronically mentally ill adults
          Taught employment development, skills, and on the job support
  • Fine Arts, Faux Finisher: Vancouver, WA - 1991-95
  • Counselor, Case Manager: Harborview Hospital, Crisis Services, Seattle, WA - 1995-97
  • Research Assistant: University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, WA - 1997-2000
          Cancer Pain Study - School of Nursing
          HIV/AIDS Drug Protocol Study, Dept. of Psychiatry
  • Owner: Rudolph Gillespie Decorative, Seattle, WA - 2000-ongoing

  • Workshops: Day Studio-Faux Finish & Design, San Francisco, CA - 1982
  • Graduated: California State University, Long Beach, CA - 1991
          BA in English Literature, Psychology minor

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