Meet Premiere’s New Creative Director


Austin, Texas – May 11th, 2011 – Austin’s Premiere Event Rental Specialists, Premiere Party Central and Premiere Tents & Events, proudly announce the addition of Ken Sharples as Creative Director. “I’m delighted to be working with the Premiere Team”, says Sharples. “I was looking for an opportunity with a company that intrigued and inspired me. I believe Premiere is that company.”

A seasoned events veteran, Sharples owned Creations Productions, a West Palm Beach, Florida event design and production company. Sharples founded Creations in 1995, and, grew the company into Florida’s leading event design and production firm. Creations operated an extension of Creations in the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Palm Beach Florida and, as the “in-house” Carlton events designer, helped produce elaborate events for prestigious corporate clients including Johnson & Johnson, FleetCor and Christian Dior. Creations also produced social events for such luminaries as Brooke Shields, Madonna, Elton John, Paul McCartney and “The Donald”. Creative was sold in 2009, and Sharples relocated to Austin last year.

Before joining Premiere, Ken worked with local event designers, including Amy Mader (Platinum Weddings and Events) and Dawn Earley (The Fairy Godmother Weddings and Events). “Ken Sharples is an undeniable talent in the event world”, says Mader. “He not only has the creative ability to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary, but is able to take the client’s vision to exceptional levels”. Earley adds, “I knew from our first meeting that Ken had the personality and creative flair to succeed in Austin’s event scene. I’ve since worked with him on two events, and he has, without fail, provided the “wow factor”.

“Sharples’ energy and enthusiasm, coupled with incredible creativity, will be invaluable,” says Delores Crum, Premiere President, “as Premiere continues to introduce new products and incorporate new concepts into Austin and Central Texas events. We’ll make great use of Ken’s knowledge and expertise”, Crum adds, “in presenting the latest and most sought after event elements to our social and corporate events customers.”

For information concerning this announcement, please contact Kristi Hargis, Marketing Director, Premiere Party Central – North. 8868 Research Blvd, Suite #304, Austin, TX, 78758. Phone (512) 870-8552.

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