Event Designer, Erin McDonald Lifestyle
Erin McDonald has been in the event industry for well over two decades. Erin McDonald has been in the event industry for more than 25 years. He started his career under the fine tutelage of some of the most illustrious names such as Robert Isabel of New York, Bill Heffernan of Chicago and Renee Van Rems from California. He has designed events for presidents, dignitaries, celebrities and thousands of beaming brides. He was the former VP for Design Sales at HMR, has worked along side Todd Events as Associate Creative Director in Dallas and recently spearheaded the up and coming design division for Platinum Events in Chicago. In February 2015 he was invited by the Italian Travel and Tourism Board, on a 6 day all-expense paid trip to Milan, as one of North America’s top event professionals. He has designed and curated events all over the US, planned and designed special nuptials in Paris, as well as destination weddings in Mexico, London and Florence. In 2011 he was named Chicago’s Man of Style (The Party Pro) by CS Mens Book. He has been a speaker, twice, for Event Solutions in Las Vegas and was named “The One to Watch” by the same in 2010. His work has been published in magazines and blogs across the country including: CS Modern Luxury, Chicago Style Weddings, Inside Weddings, Grace Ormonde, Town and Country, Martha Stewart, Michigan Avenue Magazine, Splash by Sun Times, OneWed, Style Me Pretty as well as countless other media formats. His recent project is Erin McDonald Lifestyle which is bringing his love of interior design modification and decor, and event design, to a holistic level.