Paul Herwig is a Minneapolis-based, award winning visual artist and stage designer who brings 40+ years of experience in the events, arts, and design industry to his unique design work and relationship-building with clients.
Projection and animation are at the forefront of event decor - the new future of event design. What Paul offers you with Future Projections is the ability to totally personalize your event design with imagery that specifically reflects your event, executed with the most high end equipment live and on site to give your event that special created-in-the-moment feel. As we create the effects and set the animations in motion to accompany your event as it unfolds, your guests will be delighted, amazed, and immersed in the color and motion - whether your event is celebrating the bonding of a newly wedded couple, expressing pride in business achievement and employees' hard work, or unveiling the new fundraising goals of your organization to fulfill its mission.
Paul grew up in Albert Lea, Minnesota and studied art at the U of MN, and theater at the Lecoq School in Paris, France (1981-1983). After touring for many years throughout France, England, Canada, and across the US, Paul returned to Minneapolis in 1998 and with his partner and wife Jennifer Ilse they founded Off-Leash Area, a dance and theatre company, which is now one of the longest running, and most awarded independent companies in the area.
Paul has created over 40 set designs, which led him to creating live animated projection art for events, performances, and public art projects.
In just his first year as Future Projections, Paul has animated large events for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Children's Theater Company, and others.
Paul continues to design for arts groups, and recently designed for the James Sewell Ballet, Black Label Movement, and his own company Off-Leash Area.
Moreover, Paul has embarked on a public art practice, most recently creating Facing the Fire, a projection and music installation in the Longfellow Neighborhood of South Minneapolis, reflecting on the civil unrest of 2020, and giving voice to the residents there who lived it.
Additionally, Paul travels Minneapolis on his Projector Bike, animating the city as his canvass, and bringing temporary beauty to otherwise forgotten corners of the urban landscape.