WHO IS B.I.T.N.
OLLE LINDQVIST – THE BOSS. THE BIG CHEESE. EL JEFE …
Olle Lindqvist was born in Sweden and moved to the US in 1986. He started his own company in 1988 and for 15 years worked as business development consultant for a wide range of Swedish companies that wanted to enter the US market.
In 2001, after some initial market analysis, Olle and his company the Linden Group became the North American importer and distributor of Big Image’s products.
Big Image quickly became a full-time job so Olle closed down the consulting business to be able to focus solely on developing Big Image US.
It frankly has been fun ever since…
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JOHN BLOOM – THIS IS ALL HIS FAULT …
John was born and Raised in Bucks County PA and came of age in New York City. From a young, (very young) age, John has been addicted to the arts. As a wee lad, John was making super 8 movies, creating monsters and spaceships with his friends and had the dream of being the next Ray Harryhausen. As he grew, he switched to acting, eventually receiving a BA in Theatre from Allentown College, (Now DeSales University). After College, John moved to NYC, where he landed several acting roles, including the featured monster in George Romero’s television show MONSTERS, and acted with several small theatre companies.
After a stint in the corporate world, John returned to his first love as the head of sales of a major Theatrical Company in Queens NY. It was there he was introduced to Big Image Systems, and helped to introduce digital printing to Broadway and beyond.
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HEATHER BEAL – OWNER – CONSTELLATION CREATIVE – THE PRO IN THE GROUP …
Heather Beal is a published author, freelance journalist, and photographer with 25+ years of experience writing about the arts, design of the built environment, and business and cultural trends. Her creative work provides a full range of opportunities to collaborate with visual and performing artists, musicians, filmmakers, architects, landscape architects, engineers, interior designers, urban planners, and graphic designers as well as researchers and inventors.
Heather’s formal education includes earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics with a Concentration in English Literature from Carleton College, Northfield, MN (Cum Laude); a Master of Arts Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (Distinguished Alumna); and Professional Certification in Integrative Creative Studies from the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN.
She has won fellowships from the University of Minnesota’s Design Institute and Human Rights Center and is a member of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national journalism honorary society; Phi Kappa Phi, the international interdisciplinary honorary society; and the Minnesota Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (professional affiliate).
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CASEY HALLAS – CREATIVE DIRECTOR – BIG IMAGE SYSTEMS – THE TECH GUY …
Casey Hallas is an artist and musician born and raised in Quincy, IL and Iowa City, IA. Casey graduated with a BA in Art History from Grinnell College in 1998, where he studied New Media/Multimedia Design, focusing on digital web/audio/video production and studying film.
After College he moved to Chicago, IL to pursue a painting career, committing to the bohemian existence in the Chicago Flat Iron, immersing himself in gallery culture and music/video performance in the Wicker Park art scene during the years of 1999-2001
From there he moved to New York City and secured a role in the Digital Imaging department at Rose Brand where he learned the new field of textile printing for Theater/Special Events/Architecture and Broadway.
In 2006 Casey returned to Pittsburgh to establish Rocking Horse Artspace and began working directly with Olle Lindqvist and Big Image Systems. Simultaneously pursuing song-writing (folk and electronic), Casey built a reputation as a video artist (VJ) within the Pittsburgh electronic music scene. He continued designing posters and logos for Lawrenceville Art All Night, Rocking Horse, live performances, and established a new music festival called R.A.N.T. with a band-mate and friend, Michael “Zombo” Divine.
Following the closure of Rocking Horse in 2009 Casey moved to Taos NM to start his painting career; spending time in Europe to help establish Big Image Systems UK with his Grinnell colleague Andy Brooks.
Secure in house/studio Casey began painting in earnest to build up a cohesive body of work. At the beginning of 2017 Casey became interested in bringing his creative talents to Big Image designing for Theatre, Event and Interiors, started B.I.T.N. with his colleague John Bloom, and is developing a line of products for interior design.
Both excited for the possibilities of designing for musicals/plays through B.I.T.N. and his promotion to Creative Director of Big Image US, Casey exhibits his paintings and installation concepts at This Way Up Fine Art in Garden City, Idaho and plays music with his bands Cactus Paw and Baby No Name.
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