I grew up in northwest Indiana with a bit of an overactive imagination. When I was 18, I moved to Los Angeles to study architecture at USC.
With architecture, I found something I loved. But, I also discovered my interest in engineering was much smaller that my desire to tell stories. Always inserting narrative into my concepts, I decided to shift my focus. I began working as a production designer on short films at USC, and then headed to the AFI Conservatory to complete my MFA in Production Design.
Since AFI, I have been working as a freelance production designer, art director, and set desiner on a wide range of projects, with an even wider range of budgets and styles. My goal is to create worlds with a deep sense of character, place, and emotion that illustrate and strengthen the words on the page.
Past work includes streaming feature films (Camp Takota, The Outfield, Dirty 30), award-winning shorts (Nani, Munchausen), a tv / web / doc fusion for Hulu (Rocketjump: The Show), web comedy sketches and series, and more.
No, what I like is a jumble of the tangible and intangible, of beauty and ugliness that somehow sets me a-tingle. -James M. Cain
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