Modern Creator consists of two primary builders, sculptor/designer Jacob Breeden and engineer/builder Dan Zwinck. We utilize many other talented people in our builds including architects, designers, fabricators, lighting designers, and fire effect specialists.
We build things together, we build things on our own, we never stop building.
When you bring Modern Creator to your project you get access to all of our talents as well as the talents of our extended builder family. We develop 3D models of all projects including engineering specifications, design aesthetic, and installation mock ups.
We bid our projects out in the same style as most contractors. Our materials and labor are estimated before beginning the project. We believe in full transparency when it comes to our estimation and bid processes. It is often difficult for us to give a standard price for what we do as every project has it's own needs for design and fabrication. We pride ourselves in being able to match our ideas to your budget. In most cases, we will find a way to bring you something new and exciting regardless of your budget!
Jacob Breeden is a working artist and businessman. His current business, Process Art House was the recipient of a $100,000 grant award from the WTAMU Enterprise Center for the growth and development of an art leasing program developed to assist artists in monetizing their creative output in 2014. Jacob was also awarded the Top Twenty Under Forty in Business Award in the same year. In 2016 Process Art House was awarded the Top Small Business Award by the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, an award given to businesses which devote time, money, and resources back to the community in which they operate.
Jacob actively represents over 40 artists through his art brokerage and leasing program. He works with numerous global teams building large scale art installations around the world including works for the Glastonbury Festival in the UK, and for the last two years at the Burning Man festival in Nevada. The 2015 work was developed through a grant awarded by the Burning Man Foundation.
Jacob’s studio work and business models both reflect his belief that art can be used to make a difference in the lives of all people, and that those who create works can find stable economic models to operate within in order to make a living off of their work.
2004 | Bachelor’s of Fine Art, Sculpture | University of North Texas
2005-2008 Education Director, Amarillo Museum of Art
2008-2009 Exhibition Builder/Manager Don Harrington Discovery Center
2009 - 2011 Development Director, NPR Regional affiliate High Plains Public Radio
2011 - Present
Founder, Process Art House, LLC
Founding Partner / Artistic Director, Modern Creator
Founding Board Member, Collective Heritage Lab
2014 EnterPrize Challenge $100,000 Award Winner
2014 Top Twenty Under Forty for Business Excellence
2016 Top Small Business Award
Exhibition Record (Selected Recent Solo Shows)
2015 Burning Man Build Team - Twisted Bristles
2016 Burning Man Build Team Lead - Axolotle
2016 Glastonbury Festival Primary Artist/Builder - Kid's Field
2013 In Reset, Process Art House, Amarillo, TX
2013 Here and Now, Paseo Originals, Oklahoma City, OK
2011 Natural Consistency of Chaos, Mercer Gallery, Garden City, KS
2010 Lacuna Construct, Corner Art Space, Amarillo, TX
2009 Color/Form Form/Color, Sunset Art Center, Amarillo, TX
Exhibition Record (Selected Recent Group/Juried Shows)
2013 Nesbitt Gallery 7 State Biennial, The Nesbitt Gallery at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Juried by Mark White, Chief Curator at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
2013 12 x 12, Amarillo Museum of Art, Juried by Arlette Klaric, Chief Curator (also appeared in this show in 2005-2013)
2013 Art of the New West, Process Art House and WTAMU
2012 REVEAL, Process Art House, Mulitple Jurors
West Texas A&M University (WTAMU), Canyon, TX
Amarillo National Bank, Amarillo, TX
Crouch Petroleum, Amarillo, TX
Proffer Surgical Associates, Amarillo, TX
Baptist St. Anthony’s Hosptial, Amarillo, TX
Over 120 privately held works in multiple collections in Texas, Washington, & South Carolina.
Chip Chandler, “Artists explore new territories”, Amarillo Globe News, June 2013
John Brandenburg, “Here & Now, Iconography of the Great Plains”, The Daily Oklahoman, Sept. 15th, 2013
Panhandle PBS, “Art in the Digital World”, Video interview, 2013
Larry Lemons, “Art in the Panhandle Spirit”, KVII News Short, 2013
MyAha Moment, Mutual of Omaha Production, 2013
Rachael Gray, “Mercer Gallery to showcase artist's playful creations”, Garden City Telegram, March 2012
Chip Chandler, “Pusher project art event honors late artist, writer”, Amarillo Globe News, February 2012
Drew Belle Zerby, “Art and Soul”, Amarillo Magazine, Sept. 2011 (Cover Art Feature)
David Pittman, “Brushing up: Art for Healing - Art used as Alzheimer's therapy”, Amarillo Globe News, July 2007
Hunter Ingalls, “Art Beat: Boldness keynote of works in gallery's show”, Amarillo Globe News June 2006
Cover of Amarillo Style Magazine, September 2006
Mr. Zwinck is a builder of things – from large art installations to competition off-road vehicles, he uses his mechanical engineering degree and decades of fabrication experience to consult, design, analyze, and build anything that peaks his interest. Recent projects include: design/build of a 30’ lightweight articulated steel tail for a Burning Man 2016 Art Car, the AXOLOTL; structural engineering/fabrication on a 180’ corten public art installation in Amarillo, TX; complete start-to-finish build of a tube-chassis rockcrawler as a personal hobby. He and his wife live on a small farm just south of Amarillo, TX.
DANIEL J. ZWINCK
COO / VP of Engineering, Confluence Security Group, Inc.
Founding Partner, Modern Creator
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, 2003
Motorola Wireless Field and Systems Engineer Certifications, 2009
VidSys PSIM Certified, 2011
Cambium Certified Wireless Engineer, 2013
Pelco, ExacqVision, S2 Systems Certifications, 2014
Mr. Zwinck has over 14 years of experience in utilizing Information Technology and Engineering in the Physical Security arena. The following items highlight critical areas of his expertise:
• Project Engineer and Field Deployment Manager for DoD physical security systems and communication infrastructure projects for the protection of nuclear weapons sites.
• Extensive experience in managing large field deployments and installation subcontractors.
• Design and configuration of Mobile Wireless Mesh Networks for Mission-Critical applications, specializing in the Motorola product line of wireless devices.
• Research and testing of new network-based physical security solutions and network computing environment technologies to meet customer security requirements and business needs and processes.
• Design and deployment of Wide-Area and Local Area Networks using multiple network protocols, interfaces, and equipment.
• Design and deployment of network computing environments including network hardware, servers, workstations, and associated software.
Confluence Security Group, Inc., September 2011 - Present
Chief Operations Officer, April 2014 – Present
VP of Engineering, April 2014 – Present
Director of Systems Deployment, September 2011 - April 2014
Pro2Serve Professional Project Services, Inc., April 2009 – March, 2012
FHS Technologies, 2003 – 2009
Newcor-DECO Division, 1998 – 2001