Gritty city street or lush green countryside. Lively medieval marketplace or sleek suburban shopping mall. If you’ve ever been amazed at the look of a movie or play, you’ve been under the spell of a talented designer.
Set designers establish the physical worlds of plays, movies, and TV shows, setting the mood, time, and place of the story. They work with directors, other designers, and technicians to make a strong visual impact.
Set designers plan, design, and oversee the construction of sets for theatrical, motion picture, and TV productions.
A good portfolio -- a collection of your best work -- will be your ticket to the design world.
Creative, patient, and good at solving problems, working with people, and communicating visually, in writing, and verbally.
A set designer’s clients may range from an art museum to a theater company.