My Favourite Designers

by Space-Station-One | created - 03 Dec 2017 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

Arranged by a date of birth (except No. 1 - Nigel Phelps).

1. Nigel Phelps

Production_designer | World War Z

Nigel Phelps is known for his work on World War Z (2013), Troy (2004) and Batman (1989).

2. Charles D. Hall

Art_department | City Lights

Noted exponent of low key set design, under contract at Universal 1923-37. Also worked for Chaplin (1925-31) and Hal Roach. With United Artists, 1938-49. Roach also occasionally worked at United Artists, sometimes with Hall.

3. William Cameron Menzies

Production_designer | Gone with the Wind

William Cameron Menzies was educated at Yale University, the University of Edinburgh and at the Art Students League in New York. He entered the film industry in 1919, after serving with the U.S. Expeditionary Forces in World War I. His initial assignments were in film design and special effects, as...

4. Hal Pereira

Art_director | Vertigo

After graduating from the University of Illinois, Hal Pereira served his apprenticeship as a theatrical designer in his home town Chicago, between 1933 and 1940. In 1942, he moved to Hollywood and signed with Paramount as a unit art director under the tutelage of department head Hans Dreier. He ...

5. Alexandre Trauner

Art_director | The Apartment

Hungarian-born Alexandre Trauner came to Paris in 1929 to escape the anti-semitic Horty regime in his native country, and to paint. Instead, he became involved in the film industry as an assistant to the famous art director Lazare Meerson. Influenced by cubism and impressionism, he embraced the ...

6. P.A. Lundgren

Production_designer | Det sjunde inseglet

First worked as a commercial artist in advertising, before becoming a frequent collaborator on the films of Ingmar Berman.

7. Henry Bumstead

Production_designer | Mystic River

Versatile art director Henry Bumstead was an adroit master of outdoor set design, at his best and most prolific under Alfred Hitchcock (4 films), George Roy Hill (8 films) and Clint Eastwood (13 films). The son of a sporting goods store manager and a schoolteacher, Henry inherited both strong ...

8. Ken Adam

Production_designer | Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Ken Adam was a British movie production designer, best known for his set designs for the James Bond films of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as for Dr. Strangelove (1964).

His first major screen credit was as production designer on the British thriller Spin a Dark Web (1956). In 1961 he was hired for ...

10. Peter Lamont

Production_designer | Titanic

Peter Lamont was born on November 12, 1929 in England as Peter Curtis Lamont. He is known for his work on Titanic (1997), Casino Royale (2006) and Aliens (1986).

11. Dean Tavoularis

Production_designer | The Godfather: Part II

Dean Tavoularis was born on May 18, 1932 in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA. He is a production designer and art director, known for The Godfather: Part II (1974), Apocalypse Now (1979) and The Godfather: Part III (1990). He is married to Aurore Clément.

12. Norman Reynolds

Art_director | Star Wars

Norman Reynolds was born on March 26, 1934 in Willesden, London, England as Norman William Reynolds. He is a production designer and art director, known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980).

13. John Barry

Production_designer | Superman

John Barry was a British production designer. Started his career in the art department of the movie Cleopatra (1963). He is known chiefly for his imaginative design work on "Star Wars" and "Superman: The Movie". Barry got the opportunity to direct the sci-fi movie "Saturn 3" but was replaced during...

14. Lawrence G. Paull

Production_designer | Blade Runner

Lawrence G. Paull was born on April 13, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was a production designer and art director, known for Blade Runner (1982), Back to the Future (1985) and Romancing the Stone (1984). He was married to Marcy Bolotin. He died on November 10, 2019 in La Jolla, San Diego, ...

15. Jackson De Govia

Production_designer | Die Hard

Jackson De Govia was born on March 22, 1941 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. He is a production designer and art director, known for Die Hard (1988), Volcano (1997) and Speed (1994).

16. Stuart Craig

Production_designer | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Stuart Craig was born on April 14, 1942 in Norwich, Norfolk, England as Norman Stuart Craig. He is known for his work on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), The English Patient (1996) and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001). He has been married to Patricia Stangroom since ...

17. Allan Starski

Production_designer | Schindler's List

Allan Starski was born on January 1, 1943 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland as Allan Mieczyslaw Starski. He is known for his work on Schindler's List (1993), The Pianist (2002) and Oliver Twist (2005). He is married to Wieslawa Starska.

18. Dante Ferretti

Production_designer | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Dante Ferretti was born on February 26, 1943 in Macerata, Marche, Italy. He is known for his work on Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Shutter Island (2010) and The Age of Innocence (1993).

19. Allan Cameron

Production_designer | The Da Vinci Code

Allan Cameron was born on April 1, 1944. He attended art school in his native Oxford, the University of Birmingham and the Royal College of Art in London. Shortly after graduation he went into designing for television shows for ten years - including the comedy 'George and Mildred', 'Born and Bred',...

20. Arthur Max

Production_designer | Gladiator

A native New Yorker who worked as a Stage Lighting Designer in the late 1960s and early 1970s in the music industry, and then, after studying architecture in England and Italy, went on to do several architectural design projects in London. He entered British film as an assistant to several British ...

21. Dennis Gassner

Production_designer | Blade Runner 2049

Dennis Gassner was born on October 22, 1948 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is known for his work on Blade Runner 2049 (2017), 1917 (2019) and Skyfall (2012).

22. Rick Carter

Production_designer | Avatar

Rick Carter was born in 1952 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a production designer and art director, known for Avatar (2009), Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) and Lincoln (2012).

23. Thomas E. Sanders

Production_designer | Crimson Peak

Thomas E. Sanders was born in 1953 in San Pedro, California, USA. He was a production designer and art director, known for Crimson Peak (2015), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) and Braveheart (1995). He died on July 6, 2017.

24. John Vallone

Production_designer | Predator

John Vallone was born on June 23, 1953 in Pennsylvania, USA. He was a production designer and art director, known for Predator (1987), Star Trek (1979) and 48 Hrs. (1982). He died on March 15, 2004 in Park City, Utah, USA.

25. Gavin Bocquet

Production_designer | Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Gavin Bocquet was born on July 23, 1953 in London, England. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992).

26. Grant Major

Production_designer | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Grant Major was born in 1955 in Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand. He is known for his work on The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), King Kong (2005) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).

27. Doug Chiang

Production_designer | Rogue One

Doug Chiang was born on February 16, 1962 in Taipei, Taiwan. He is known for his work on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), Death Becomes Her (1992) and Forrest Gump (1994).

28. Guy Hendrix Dyas

Production_designer | Inception

Guy Hendrix Dyas is a British production designer for feature films. In 2011, his collaboration with Christopher Nolan on the science fiction thriller Inception earned him an Academy Award nomination, a BAFTA Award for Best Production Design, and an Art Directors Guild Award [ADG]. In 2017, Dyas ...

29. Rick Heinrichs

Production_designer | Sleepy Hollow

Rick Heinrichs is known for his work on Sleepy Hollow (1999), Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).

30. Dan Weil

Production_designer | The Fifth Element

Dan Weil is a production designer and art director, known for The Fifth Element (1997), The Bourne Identity (2002) and La Femme Nikita (1990).

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