Mad Dog Madigan

Creative Director - The Battery SF

If you have attended a party, fete, bash, celebration, soiree, shindig, festival or even a social gathering of two or more people that involved alcohol and entertainment in San Francisco in the last 7 year's, you've surely experienced Mad Dog art and inimitable creative genius at work in the form of immersive movie performances, giant hand-drawn murals, custom photobooths, 3-Dimensional signage, trompe-l'oeil sets and mise-en-scenes in one epic form or another.

Mad Dog Madigan has served as Art Director to San Francisco's illustrious Edwardian Ball for the last 7 years and has produced hundreds of shows with San Francisco's premier circus troupe, Vau de Vire Society. Oh, and if you've ever been to Burning Man you've seen Mad Dog wondrous welcome sign at the main entrance as it beckons Burners back to Black Rock City and back to the Playa.

Mad Dog began his career in Los Angeles as Art Director for legendary comic book artist, Neal Adams. ( He spent 20 years designing movie brand and licensing campaigns for most, if not all, of the Hollywood Film Studios, including blockbusters including Sony's “Men in Black” and “Jumanji,” “Batman” for Warner Bros, Robin Williams’ “Hook” for Amblin Entertainment and the original merchandising and licensing program for Saban's “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” thereby launching a billion (yes, ‘Billion’ with a ‘B’) dollar global marketing phenomenon.

Mad Dog worked with notable artists H.R. Giger ( on the movies "Species," "The Twilight Zone" graphic novel series with Harlan Ellison, and he created conceptual designs for Oscar-nominated Make-up Artist, Tom Burman (The original "Planet of the Apes, (Not the dreadful Marky Mark one!)” "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," "The Goonies," and the Christmas Classic "Scrooged" featuring Bill Murray.)

In 1996, Mad Dog started his own design and consulting firm, Rabble Rouzer Studios and became the Creative Director at Rockefeller Center in New York City where he oversaw the re-launch and rebranding campaign of the popular "Top of the Rock" Glass-walled observatory atop the iconic tower. ( and since moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, Mad Dog has amassed an impressive roster of event where he serves as the artistic director, including New Bohemia NYE , Phantasm at The Armory, The White Party for Opulent Temple, Lagunitas Beer Circus, Bohemian Carnival, Sea of Dreams, and the Prince “Sign-O-The Times Tribute Party.” And, in his spare time, he created The (A)Live Series of Immersive Movies in Chinatown at the storied Great Star Theater.

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