My Favourite Designersby Space-Station-One | created - 03 Dec 2017 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
Arranged by a date of birth (except No. 1 - Nigel Phelps).
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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).
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 ...