Chip Gooding began his theater career in Arlington, Virginia in 1976. After graduating from North Carolina School of the Arts in 1981 with a BFA in Design and Production, he held positions at Center Stage, The Atlanta Ballet, and Baltimore Ballet as a stage manager. He has worked in many technical departments in film and theater.

His corporate production experience includes lighting design, video projection,sound, multi-image programming, graphics, camera, teleprompter, set design/construction, stage management and production.

Chip has been creating CAD drawings for business meetings since 1987.