Curriculum Vitae

Andy Benavides

1906 S. Flores

San Antonio, TX 78204

c: 210-748-3001 o: 210-227-5718 e:




1986 Associates, San Antonio College

Advertising Design


1991 Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Advertising Design and Painting

Minor- Journalism


Professional History


1983-1984 - Barry’s Picture Framing / asst. art handler/framer

1984-1986 - Bisch and Morley Advertising/ production artist

1986- 1986 - simultaneous working as assistant to Bob Maxham Photography

1986-1989 - HMS Art Supply / Lead Picture Framer/Art Handler

1988-1990 - Harrison Simmons Advertising / Designer

1990-1993 - Shrunkenhead design/Owner

                     Graphic designer and film set designer/scenic painter. Specialized in theme

                     park props and design development

1993-current - President BZ Designs Incorporated/Lead designer for multi-media

                        design firm / Specializing in custom graphic design /build for theme parks

1993-current – President Benavides Picture Framing and Gallery

                        Curator/lead art handler and consultant for art installation

2005- current - Executive Director of SMART 501-C3 ( Supporting Multiple Arts Resources

                       Together) / Event and programming director for educationla arts outreach

2005- current - Executive Director of SMART 501-C3 ( Supporting Multiple Arts Resources

                       Together) / Event and programming director for educationla arts outreach

2015- current – Benavides Studio Inc./ Lead designer for multi-media

                          design firm  Curator and art consultant





Fiesta Texas 1991-1994

References: Ben Tyre


Wil-E Coyote rollercoaster main entry and prop fabrication

Rattler Rollercoaster primary props and signage

Grounds custom directional signs

Poltergeist Rollercoaster Entry sign


Sea World Of Texas 1991-1994

References: Al Aguilar, Kathleen Bingham, Al Torres


Sea WorldWater Park directional signs

Funship Mural and prop fabrication

Ski-Jump Mural wall

Shamu Stadium entry sign and set backdrop

Sea Lion

Happy Harbor props and signage

Birds of Prey theatre set

Fools with Tools Set Design and fabrication


Zachry Construction 2000-2005

Reference : David Zachry


Interior art consulting

Custom Picture Frame Services

Mural wall for site work-out facility /display for SPURS Championship rings



David Dorfman Dance group / New York 1997

Reference: David Dorfman


Carver Cultural Arts Center

Set design/fabrication and choreography collaboration with Joe Jackson


SAS Shoes 1995-current

References: Barbara Wilson, John Harris


Themed Main retail center

Design consulting on product branding

Ongoing concept consulting for retail locations



City of San Antonio 1995-current

Custom Framing Services


- San Antonio Botanical Gardens – Special Event design and site signage


San Antonio Livestock Exposition 1991-2000

References: Keith Martin, Ellen Andrus, Kelly Gilpin


Event Project manager for design, production and traffic control of event

Developed and produced BUD CITY

All directional signage and graphic design


Buckhorn Hall of Horns 1998

References: Scott Martin, Kip Gilliland


Interior Murals

House of Wax/complete area design and fabrication of dioramas

Complete Sign package


Kell Muñoz Architects 1998-current

References: Henry Muñoz III, Geoffrey S. Edwards



Art consulting

Design Consulting


National Council of La Raza 2007

References: Janet Murguia, Delia De La Vara


Corporate photo mural wall installation

National Convention Trade Show Booth Design/ San Diego Ca.


Museo Alameda 2007

References: Ruth Medellin


Exterior Light wall /light and sound choreography

Piñata Light concept, design, fabrication and installation

Fideo Box fabrication ( Artist Alejandro Diaz)

40ΚΌ Interior Monochromatic Mural Wall

Knowledge Mural Commissioned by Smithsonian

Exterior Signage

Interior directional signs

Elevator sound installations and graphics


Hilton Palacio de Rio 2010

References: Robert Thrailkill, Russel Hendricks


SMART MARCH/ Month long arts curatorial exhibit

Light Design on East and West sides of Hilton/Month Long display


Rosario’s North 2013

References: Lisa Wong


Complete Restaurant Design




Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum 2015

References: Muñoz and Co


Photo montage/ Mural Designs

Curator for permanent art collection

Art coordination and installation


Viva Villa Taqueria 2015

References: Pete Cortez


San Pedro Creek Culture Park 2016

References: Muñoz and Co., Steve Tilitson


Design and art consultant


Others available upon request






Henry Muñoz III, San Antonio, TX

Franco Mondini Ruiz, San Antonio, TX

Chuck Ramirez, San Antonio, TX

Kell Muñoz Architects, San Antonio, TX

George Neubert, Flatwater Art Foundation, Omaha, NE

Chris Erck, Owner Finesilver Gallery, Houston, TX

Museo Alameda, San Antonio, TX

Dr. Ricardo Romo, President University of Texas San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Seth Neuberger, Neuberger Enterprises

Clarke American Checks, San Antonio, TX

University of Texas San Antonio