About Me

I've been working in the film industry since 1994. After attending Penn State University for graphic design and completing NYU's Intensive film program, I got my start in the industry as a set dresser on a few small television productions. Shortly thereafter, I landed a position as a set designer on the feature 'Empire Records'. After set designing on various feature and television projects, I worked my way up to art director on such films as 'Syriana', 'G.I. Joe 2, Retaliation' and 'Flight of the Phoenix'. My first production design experience was on the WB television series 'Dawson's Creek'. I have been lucky enough to travel the world on different productions and now reside in Wilmington, NC.
I've just spent the last 4 years on the road, mostly in Atlanta, GA working on 'Fast and Furious 7’, “Insurgent’, ‘Allegiant’, and just wrapped production on ‘Black Panther’.

What is a Production Designer?

Production Design is the creation and organization of the physical world surrounding a film story. The designer's main focus and responsibility is the design of the sets. The first step on a film project is to develop a 'design concept'. Usually, this is done in collaboration with the director. Many different techniques are employed to visualize this concept - illustrations, architectural models, 3D designs, virtual walkthroughs, physical sample boards, etc. Once everyone agrees on the style choices, the concept is then used as the basis for all design decisions by the entire art department. The ultimate goal is to give each project a unique visual look.
There is an entire team of talented individuals who comprise the art department, set dressing department, props, construction, scenic, and greens department and all work with the designer to create 'the world' of each film. Without their collaboration, none of the work displayed on this site would have been possible.

Resume

To download a pdf file of my latest resume click here.


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