I grew up in northwest Indiana. As a young girl, I was determined to find my dream job. Without actually knowing what was possible - I moved to Los Angeles at 18 to study architecture at USC.
With architecture, I found something I loved. I love design. But, I could never help inserting narratives into my concepts. So I decided to shift my focus and began working as a production designer. Then, I 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 designer on a wide range of projects, with an even wider range of budgets and styles. My goal is to create worlds that impact our audiences with a deep sense of character, place, and emotion - illustrating and strengthening the words on the page. This also happens to have become that dream job I was looking for.
Work as Production Designer includes numerous feature films (Camp Takota, The Outfield, Dirty 30), a one-season series for Hulu (Rocketjump: The Show), a slew of commercials (IKEA, AT&T, Chevrolet, McDonalds, Freeform, SK-II, etc) award-winning shorts (Nani, Munchausen), comedy sketches / web series, and a whole heap 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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